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“family holiday” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Villa Mandi Golf Resort
Ranked #6 of 14 Hotels in Los Cristianos
Certificate of Excellence
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“family holiday”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

stayed with my son and family early September.Apartment good size, comfy and clean.even though busy the first week, it did not feel overcrowded. Pool ,reps and entertainment good, on site restaurant fine.. good value for money overall.
Pick your room, our first one was ground floor in front of reception and there were coaches, deliveries, bin collections from early morning.Our second room above the supermarket was excellent.
Downside, need to taxi to get anywhere, town, beach, supermarkets. Also WHY do Thomson holidays have evening entertainment indoors...feels a bit like Butlins rather than being abroad.!
Plus, apartment broken into during the day , and the following day a sneak thief was seen around the complex. There is rough ground opposite the hotel where apparently homeless people live and this made me feel very unsafe.Didn't feel the hotel or Thomson took this very seriously, or felt the need to improve security. Sadly this would stop me visiting this hotel again.

Room Tip: don't choose room near reception on the front. Noisy!!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank martinshaven
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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

My boyfriend and I have just finished our holiday here at Villa Mandi. From the airport, Thompson were excellent and the transfer was quick and easy. The hotel reps were also very helpful and approachable. We were given a select room for no extra charge so were very surprised that we had a meal and champagne waiting for us in our room when we arrived at 11pm! Beautiful room with a great kitchen (however we only used the fridge as we were half board) and a balcony with table and chairs AND a huge sun terrace on the roof with sun loungers! Our room also had free wifi.
As we were half board we ate in the restaurant every morning and night. There was a large selection of hot and cold food at the breakfast buffet and was all lovely. At night there is either a buffet or an a la carte menu depending on the day with plenty of choice on each, every meal we had was very nice. All the waiters were very friendly and helpful as were the reception staff.
The hotel is a 20 min walk from Los Cristianos or a €5 taxi ride away which was not a problem for us.
During our stay we also visited Siam Park (which is only a 10min taxi ride away), Loro Parque in the north, and went on the freebird boat trip to see the pilot whales, all of which were excellent and we would highly recommend.
Thanks Villa Mandi for a great holiday! :-)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Lindsey H
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Spent two weeks at the Villa Mandi with hubby and three kids (Emily 9, Ben 6, William 2). We had the most amazing time for our first time on Tenerife. The hotel is wonderful - beautiful landscaping and layout, attentive and friendly staff, brilliant kids clubs and reps, fantastic pools. The only downside I can comment on is the food - the buffet was usually lukewarm (and not translated into English) and the bi-nightly menu was quite limited. But this was really the only downside I can name. The holiday as a whole was wonderful (we recommend Loro Park and Playa Vistas beach) and we fell in love with Tenerife (at the time of writing this we have been back 3 days and it has continuously rained for 30hrs!!)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Sam S
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Kent
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

We stayed at this complex for two weeks at the beginning of September, and I have to say we had a fantastic holiday. The apartment that we stayed in was absolutely huge, and it actually had a double bed which was a refreshing change from the twin beds that you nearly always get in apartments. There was also a very comfortable sofa bed in the lounge area which our daughter slept on - and slept very soundly at that!! We were on the ground floor, with a huge patio area and we were only 15 footsteps from the pool. Plus, we were right next to the kiddies splashpool and one of the kiddies climbing frames / slides and the kids club. Our daughter was only 2 at the time of our stay, so unfortunately was unable to join the Kids Club because the youngest age they take is 3. However, I have to say that she was not bored, as there is a creche, soft play and lots of toys to borrow from the kids club. The apartment and the whole complex was always kept very clean and tidy. Maids cleaned our room on a daily basis (except Sunday which is a well deserved day off for them). We always had clean towels and sheets, and the floors were always mopped. If you have any problems with the apartment, then the maintenance team are straight there to help you - very quick indeed. It is about a 20 minute walk into Los Cristianos but it is a very pleasant walk (not a walk across waste land like other reviews on this site have said). It is all pathways, and zebra crossings etc. A nice walk in the evening. Restaurants were all very reasonable, and we always found something we liked to eat. Even our little girl was spoilt for choice!! Reception staff were friendly and always helped with anything you needed. There is a free bus that goes to the beach twice in the morning and then brings you home in the afternoon, a nice ride on an air conditioned coach which our daughter absolutely loved!! Although the beach is very easily walkable too - being only 20 minutes or so from the complex. One down side is the bar prices and the supermarket prices. Both far too high which was very disappointing especially with the bar as having a young daughter, some nights we just wanted to get her in bed and have a few drinks on our patio. However, on the plus side we found a Mercadona supermarket which supplied us with all the cheap alcohol we needed!! I would recommend that you only use the on site supermarket for items that you desperately need, anything other than that I would say walk to the Mercadona which again is only 20 minutes away. Cabs cost approx 4 euros to get into Los Cristianos or Playa del la Americas. I would certainly come to this complex again as it catered for everything we needed, and we liked how a lot of entertainment was focused on the kids. Don't take everything to heart when reading bad reviews about this place - it is honestly very good value for money and if you have a young family, then this is the place to go. Enjoy your holiday!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank Niblet1972
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

I've just returned from a week long break at these apartments with my parents (September 2012). We have had a lovely time. The Thomson reps were brilliant and although we had no children with us you could see that the kids entertainers were doing a brilliant job and the kids were having a lovely time!

The only downside was when we arrived at just after 12pm our room wasn't ready for us and we were told it was going to be an hour and a half until it was ready. We were told to leave our cases in reception and to go for a walk or get a drink. We weren't offered any free refreshments which would have been nice and made up for the inconvenience.

When we got into the one bedroom apartment is was massive! You could easily fit in a family of 5 whilst the children are little but if you're taking older children you will have plenty of room. The rooms are also clean and come with a large flat screen TV which has a number of channels in English. The rooms were always clean and the only day the cleaner didn’t come in which was Sunday which we were fine about. The apartments are also well equipped with microwave, hobs, kettle, saucepans, plates, bowls, glasses and mugs – the best equipment I’ve had in a self-catering apartment.

The apartments are quiet and the setting is lovely. The gardens are well maintained and the pool area is clean and tidy. The only downside is the sun loungers are really close together and there aren’t that many. I imagine in the middle of summer you would be lucky to get a sun lounger!

I will just point out that if you are unable to walk far or unwilling to walk far this isn’t the place for you! There are no restaurants or bars apart from in the hotels close by so you have at least a 20 minute walk to get to some. The walk is worth it though because when you get to the sea front it is worth it! The restaurants down there are lovely and the walk along the prom is beautiful. We got a taxi back one evening from the very end of the beach and it cost us 8 euros. There is also a free bus which runs from the hotel into town twice in the morning and will collect you again twice in the evening.

I definitely recommend this resort to families during the school holidays and then to couples and groups of friends outside of the school holidays.

On a final note I just want to say that the service you receive from Thomson reps and staff is 100% better than what you receive from Thomas Cook!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank steph b
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

We went here for our 1st Family holiday and had an amazing time! We arrived on the 3rd of Aug for 1 week. When we arrived we were met by a lovely ladie on reception she explained the charges etc for TV, WI-FI and Safe we were then given the key to our room and showed the way. When entering our apartment room 305 we were greeted by a fantastic room! downstairs was a kitchen/dining area then a frontroom with balcony plus a double bedded room which had sliding doors to block out the living area the double room also had a balcony. There was also a bathroom downstairs. We the went up stairs to a magnificent room with a large bed HUGE balcony and en suite bathroom!


The apartment was VERY CLEAN and tidy could not find any fault at all! and i am the fussiest person ever! LOL.

There was a lovely park which is what our view from the balcony was and from the upstairs we had a view of the lovely golf course.

The Pool area's were lovely clean and we got 4 loungers everyday.

Food wasnt the best.. but was ok for day snacking.

During the day the kids club was always going on but we didnt send our children but others always looked like they were having fun, i cant really comment on the night entertainment as we only ever caught the very end of it where the reps do some dancing along to songs.

The apartment is far out from the main parts but we caught cab everyday to go for dinner, beach etc.. costs around 5 euros eachway but if you go to reception you can pay them and they will give you a slip which you give to the cab driver and then they cant rip you off!

I would most definetly stay here again we had an amazing time loved the apartment i want to go back!!

Room Tip: Room 305 lovely view excellent room!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Vern11
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here 14 nights in may, weather was fantastic, rooms were a decent size, we were right by the park which was ideal because we have two little children, supermarket bit on the expensive side bit very handy. Go to American bar Harleys food was spot on!!

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Lisabethhard
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Property: Villa Mandi Golf Resort
Address: Calle Laderas del Espejo 7, 38650 Los Cristianos, Arona, Tenerife, Spain (Formerly Apartments Villa Mandi)
Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Tenerife > Arona > Los Cristianos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Los Cristianos
#4 Family Hotel in Los Cristianos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Mandi Golf Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 116
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