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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Pros:
1. Very good Service from Thompson Holidays.
2. Spacious rooms at Villa Mandi
3. Friendly staff and prompt service
4. Very nice 2 pools for adults and 1 for babies, that my 18 month old enjoyed a lot
5. Grocery shop connected to the resort was helpful, though expensive
6. Good play area for kids

Cons:
Location is pretty far from the beach or from the market, hence you would think twice to go out after all day excursions

Other comments:
1. You will find many other tour operators that are lot cheaper compared to Thompson excursions
2. Hypertrebol super market is around 25-30 minutes walk with a push chair

Overall it was an excellent family holiday and felt 7 days were not enough.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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5  Thank Rohit S
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

We spent the first week of the October break in Los Cristianos, Tenerife - staying at the Hotel Villa Mandi.

No complaints at all about the resort, the staff and facilities. It was quiet when we were there so no problem getting a space by the pool - everyone we met was very friendly and treated us like family. We didn't see much of the Thomson entertainment, as we were out often, what we did see was ok. Kristina (rep) gave a great recommendation for a Tapas Bar by the beach (Chill Out) which was fantastic.

Siam Park waterpark was great (went twice!), but only complaint about holiday was inconsistent taxi fares around Los Cristianos. Otherwise, highly recommended!

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
1  Thank Richard F
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

Be aware that the location of the Apartments is a bit remote. The walk into Las Americas or Los Cristianos is about 25 mins, however there is a courtesy bus that takes you to the beach, leaves 10.30am and 11.30am and returns at 17.30pm, free of charge.

There is an on-site supermarket which has all you need but a little expensive compared to the supermarkets in town.

The apartments are excellent, very spacious, clean and all you need for a self catering holiday.

The reception staff are very friendly and helpful.

You have to venture out if you are looking for some night life, bars and restaurants. Walking is an option but you may become reliant on Taxi's.

The taxi fare into either resort averages between 4 euros and 7 euros, so quite reasonable.

The beaches are good, however the rental of 2 sun beds and an umbrella averages 10 euros.

To be fair to Thomsons, they do say about the location of the apartments, so we were well informed before we made the booking.

Overall we had a great holiday and would definately re-visit the apartments.

Room Tip: Room 242, big balcony and away from the pool
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank stever394
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Reviewed 28 September 2013 via mobile

We (my wife, 17 month son & I) stayed here for 2 weeks at the end of Sept - we paid peanuts for the 2 weeks due to the end of holiday season.
The apartments are huge and comfortable. The Villa Mandi Golf Hotel is situated at the far end of Los Christianos and (obviously) borders the huge golf course, adjacent to the 5 star Las Madrigeuras Golf hotel.
It is a good 15 min walk into either Los Christianos/Playa de Las Americas - the front of the hotel overlooks a large area laid to rubble (possibly due to failed building projects) however if you head right out of the hotel along the well lit paths, passing the Compostella Golf & the Marylanza Hotel you will end up (via a small lido and kiddies play park) at the large Oasis shopping centre - it's all about knowing where you are on the map - don't just follow your nose out of the hotel down past the rubble towards the often
mentioned bridge/walkway.
The hotel staff were excellent and the children's entertainment was good for under 10's.
We can't comment on the hotel food but as expected it was dearer than in the resort centres.
There are 2 large, cheap supermarkets less than 10 mins walk - the Simon is the nearest, opposite and across the road from this supermarket is the hyperdino.
As with all tripadvisor reviews - people only post if really good or really bad, this review is neither - make sure you do your research, don't be afraid to venture out and explore as you may find lovely short cuts, bars and restaurants like we did.
This hotel is slightly too far out for us to return but we loved it.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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5  Thank CheekyRedImp
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Reviewed 27 September 2013 via mobile

The reality of this complex is that it is in the middle of nowhere really. It is just a 20 minute walk to literally anywhere but like the previous review says the walk is along a building site full of rubble. Not a pleasant walk at all.

We went self catering as our view was the villa mandi was far too expensive for food. Especially when the food isnt that great. Other couples commented that the food was expensive and rubbish too. However, we booked a couple of excursions and, because of timings of them, it would have been convenient to have a snack before heading out. Our reps advised us that snacks would be available from the pool bar all day. This was not the case having asked for snack menus 3 times unsuccessfully in one week! Apparently the hotel had told staff to go home and as such they could not offer food services outside of the buffet hours. Had I paid for all inclusive I would have been fuming. The nearest restaurant (not counting the cheap cafés which are a 20 minute rubble filled walk away) are in los christianos by taxi. I would highly recommend this as los christianos is fabulous. You can find some really lovely tapas bars there. A beer in villa mandi is 3 euros and in los christianos just 1 euro a pint!! No brainer really. lol

The other extremely irritating issue with villa mandi is it's 4 star rating. We expect certain things as standard in a 4* hotel. We certainly did not expect to have to pay extra for...wifi (which was slow and not available in our apartment either), television, and to use the apartment safe!! Is it really too much to ask for use of the safe. That doesnt even cost them anything. Don't forget this is claiming to be a 4* hotel. This is basic stuff villa mandi!

The reception staff during the day were fantastic and helpful. Unfortunately on our arrival the non english speaking security guard was our only welcome and we struggled to get any food at all that night after a long flight. Could do with bit more guidance on arrival.

We expected our rooms to be cleaned more thoroughly than they were. If u don't place every single towel and sheet in the tiny laundry basket they arent changed for you. We would also have expected them to wash the few dishes we had used (2 cups n saucers) as they provided no washing up liquid etc.

However, if you go to villa mandi expecting a nice apartment and nothing else then it will not let you down. We loved our two story accommodation for just the two of us as well as the balconies and hot tub style bath in the 2nd bathroom. V romantic :)

We loved our holiday despite a few frustrating moments with the strange hotel policies. Thomson need to sort them out and stand up to them as it is really putting them both in a bad light.

We would recommend whale watching, loro parque and visiting the forgotten masca village with wine tasting. We had so much fun. I would recommend booking excursions independently in advance of your holiday. There is lots to do in tenerife if you research it beforehand in particular.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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2  Thank Jemma H
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