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“Boracay Bliss”

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Mandala Spa & Resort Villas
Ranked #17 of 146 Hotels in Boracay
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Boracay Bliss”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

We had so much about Boracay and have been wanting to go for so long and I am so glad we decided to stay at the Mandala Spa and Villas. The staff are very very very helpful. We arranged for a pick up from the Kalibo airport via the resort and they arranged for a very clean car and a very nice driver who got us to Caticlan Jetty Port. At the jetty, another staff member met us and accompanied us to the resort. We reached only around 6:00 PM after all the travelling and they welcomed us with ginger tea and then took us to our rooms. There are totally 13 rooms in the resorts, so it's very nice and small. I think their restaurant is under renovation so they don't offer FnB services in the resorts, except for a very small but filling breakfast. They have tie ups with certain restaurants in D'Mall so you can order in different cuisines from Greek to Japanese to Italian.


When the door to our room was opened, I was just taken aback by how beautiful it was. Maybe it was the night lights or the rose petals on our floor and bed or just the lovely circular room and a lovely huge bathroom with an outdoor shower. We absolutely loved it. The balcony has a lovely lounge rocking chair that feels like you want to be on it for the rest of the day :)

The shampoo, soap and conditioner they have in the rooms are organic and smell very nice. The mistake we did was not booking our spa slot earlier. Looks like the spa at Mandala is VERY famous and they were booked out for Saturday. Fortunately we got a slot for Sunday and didn't miss out ! So please book your spa appointment as soon you book the hotel, especially if you are travelling on the weekend.

The view from the balcony in the room is mostly of the foliage around, but you can see a glimpse of the ocean. We didn't go down to the white sand beach but there is a '100 steps' shortcut from behind the hotel to get to the beach.

I signed up for yoga class : 9:30 -10:30 AM and the instructor was really nice and i had a refreshing, calm and lovely yoga practice. The venue where we practiced was lovely, a circular room, all open on the sides with white flowy curtain fluttering in the wind :)

The staff also helped us book an Island hopping tour and the adventure representative came to pick us up from the resort.

Overall Mandala Spa was a great experience, it's far away from the crowded parts of Boracay. The approach to the hotel is lovely and the whole design aspect if very nice.

We wish we had stayed longer!

Room Tip: We Stayed at Room # 10. But all the rooms are equally well positioned and lovely.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Mandala for a week as a semi honeymoon. It's very nice that is far from the noisy front beach. We get our villa and we fell in love with everything, the big, big big bed, the outdoor shower, the big bath and the porch. It is very relaxing and intimate.

We got a daily massage included in the price. I advice to book directly with the hotel to see what they offer.

The staff is very helpful and friendly and the breakfast wonderful.

The yoga class I don't recommend. The teacher didn't realise that some of the students were not as stretchy as she was. Not so good for me.

But the entire stay was nice.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

The accommodation was excellent. The staff were very attentive, helpful and everyone is so nice to deal with. The spa package is remarkable from the foot bath to the scrub to the floral bath.

During the foot bath, the spa attendant (Farrah) was so gentle with my feet. It felt like she was handling a little infant. The scrub was so delightful and the massage was very relaxing I actually fell asleep.

During our last night, we went to the reception to arrange our transfer to the airport the next day. We were surprised that everything has already been arranged by them. They even had someone scheduled already the next day to pick up our luggage and take us to the airport even before we arranged it. Now, that is excellent customer service.

Each and every staff member is very polite and made you feel very important. I have never been treated like a King in my whole life. I would recommend Mandala to anyone without hesitation. If you want to feel like royalty just once in your life, book with them. You will definitely feel like you are in heaven (if only the mosquitoes would stop reminding you that you are actually on earth).

Room Tip: There is only one Pool Villa. So, if you want to book it, you may have to do it well in advance.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

I was impressed with their services during my first stay, their staff was always so nice and helpful and the spa was superb, not cheap at all but you wouldn't regret it for sure. The free yoga class was fun and the tutor was pretty good at it too! The only hiccup was the wifi which didn't work, we didn't mind though.

The second stay was also pleasant and comfortable, most staff were attentive and friendly, esp. Allon who escorted us to the hotel from the airport and the guys at the breakfast place, however, i really did not expect a quality hotel like this to have their receptionist trying to sell outdoor activities to their customers, day in and day out, as if all she cared was whether i'd want to book the activities from her, over my well-being in the hotel. That got pretty annoying when being asked the 3rd and 4th time. Also, the wifi didn't work again, after a while i realised it's because we were being given the wrong password...

Having said that, everything was pretty perfect. The hotel is located away from the market (D'Mall), it will take around 15mins or a tricycle to get there. And the nearest beach is 5-10 mins of walk away. We were ok with that.

Also, there is no gym/swimming pool but who needs a swimming pool when you have the world nicest beaches just near?

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Marikina City, Rizal, Philippines
1 review
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Went to their Boracay spa two weeks ago with my husband for their signature massage and it was amazing!
The moment you stepped in their vicinity you know you are up for something. The ambiance will set your mood to a well deserved pampering. Contrary to the busy and always-packed Boracay, This place offers the tranquility one is needing. The villa was perfect but the massage was even more! Soft hands, right pressure, soothing music - excellent!
Will definitely be back! Did recommend this to a friend and his hubby - they went last week and nothing but praises too!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Myself and my boyfriend visited Mandala spa two weeks ago. Even during the booking process we felt welcomed and relaxed. The next day we returned for our massages and received impeccable service. The transition from the reception to the waiting rooms then finally to the villas were well planned. The massage itself was exactly what I needed, and just as it started a storm passed over and it was quite surreal. The therapists were so polite and genuine and made us feel so comfortable. I really like the concept of planting a tree for every spa treatment. We visit Boracay regularly, and I cannot wait to return to Mandala Spa, thank you again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Been to several spas in Manila, Tagaytay and in Boracay but none best deserves recognition and praises as Mandala Spa. The spa specialists are keen to adjust to your comfort and response. Soft hands, gentle feel, soft voice tone, smooth transition and movement. Courtesy in every turn. Pleasurable experience. Ambience surreal. In touch with nature. One thing, front desk spa has to greet the clients first and not make them wait. Overall, excellent execution.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Additional Information about Mandala Spa & Resort Villas

Property: Mandala Spa & Resort Villas
Address: Station 3, Ambulong | Manoc-Manoc, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
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Location: Philippines > Visayas > Panay Island > Aklan Province > Boracay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Boracay
#10 Spa Hotel in Boracay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mandala Spa & Resort Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are committed to holistic wellness and well being. Our eco-friendly and luxurious resort villas are your door to a universe of healthy lifestyle options and internationally awarded spa treatments. The lush resort estate is private, full of tropical nature and birdsong. Mandala Spa and Resort Villas is located near station 3, just 5 minutes walking distance to White Beach. Each resort villa has its own private entrance, teak floors and vaulted ceilings. All villas are equipped with Wi-Fi, a 42 inch LCD TV, safe, mini bar, slippers, bathrobes, beach bags are provided for your use on the island or as a souvenir. ... more   less 
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