We stayed here for one night while attending a wedding nearby, and I must say we were pleasantly surprised. The hotel was just a few minutes taxi ride from Guildford station; I can't really comment on the surrounding area as we didn't venture out (except for the wedding). Check in was quick and the staff efficient and helpful; best of all, our rooms were ALL ready (3 different couples) at 11am, which was enormously helpful as we needed to get ready for the wedding.
Our room was great (number 83, junior suite in the loft) - well worth paying a little bit extra for, and very spacious and quiet. The bed was comfortable, although the pillows were maybe a bit thin; the rooms also do get a little hot (our friends on a lower floor had a similar issue). The room was quiet and we didn't hear a sound from adjacent rooms (which is one of my biggest pet hates), although this may have had a lot to do with the room layout: the only "shared" wall was at the back of the bathroom. There was no safe in the room, but there was an iron and ironing board which was very useful; not sure whether there was a hairdryer as I did not wash my hair whilst there. Tea/coffee making facilities were fine, and the shortbread biscuits were a godsend for midnight munchies. Breakfast in the morning was very good, with plenty of variety in my opinion (although we only sampled the hot breakfast options: eggs, bacon, sausage, tomatoes, beans, hash browns). While very busy, the staff seemed to cope well and smile at the same time (even the chef in the kitchen greeted us cheerily); the manager was visibly involved in making sure things ran smoothly.
Overall we were very impressed with this hotel, and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated close to the heart of the delightful town centre of Guildford The Mandolay offers everything you should expect from a modern yet traditional hotel. Independently owned, The Mandolay couples exceptional service with first class facilities and our 76 comfortable bedrooms and exceptional meeting facilities make us the obvious choice for business visitors. For those seeking a leisurely break or family get-together we work closely with many local attractions and we are proud members of Visit Surrey, the organization dedicated to promoting our beautiful county. Free unrestricted wireless internet is available throughout the hotel and we have over 900 international TV channels free of charge. Our range of dining options include coffee shop and bar menu to full restaurant service and whatever your reason for visiting The Mandolay we look forward to making your stay with us as enjoyable as possible...Limited pay & display parking is available on-site. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mandolay Hotel Guildford
- Mandolay Hotel & Conference Centre Guildford, Surrey