The village-like Villa Mandi offers up great pools, good-sized apartments and a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere.
The Villa Mandi is set in a quiet area of Los Cristianos. It’s peaceful, but not cut off – a 20-minute walk, or 5-minute cab ride, will put you in the town centre. It’s the same distance to the sandy beach, too.
Apartments here have been recently refurbished, and all include 32-inch LED TVs, kitchenettes and a balcony or terrace.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant alternates between a buffet and waiter service meals for lunch and dinner. Don't miss the occasional theme nights. There are no pre-assigned tables or sittings. You are asked to dress adequately, and won't be allowed in barefoot or without a shirt. Gluten-free diets cannot be catered for. Restaurant may be buffet or waiter service according to occupancy levels.
Designed for 3 to 11 year olds, Thomson Kids’ Club offers 2 hours of activities, 5 or 6 days a week. And that includes at least 3 evenings. It’s split into sections, with Tots for 3 to 5 year olds, Team for 6 to 8s, and Tribe for 9 to 11s. Best of all, most kids’ clubs activities are completely free. And outside of peak season, there are parent and toddler sessions 3 days a week, too. For your peace of mind, all Thomson Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times. From May to mid-October.
1-bedroom apartment with pool view sleeps up to 4 with two twin bedrooms, sofa-bed and a bed suitable for a child up to 12 years of age. The TV is pay-as-you-view. Kitchenette contains 2 electric rings, fridge and microwave.
1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 4 with two twin bedrooms, sofa-bed and a bed suitable for a child up to 12 years of age. The TV is pay-as-you-view. Kitchenette contains 2 electric rings, fridge and microwave.
Third time back to villa mandi...wasnt disappointed when we got there we were met by manageress....who remembered us.me my wife and 9 yr old grandson 'we got our room which was clean and cool with aircon .staff were friendly always smiling nothing was to much trouble...thompsons reps were great and kept everyone involved with games etc.....water polo was great fun...weather was great ...taxi ride to los christianos was 4 to 5 euros never waited long ...overall brilliant holiday....will be going back.More
just returned from a 2 week break, we had an amazing time with our 2 children aged 7 and 10, entertainment team was excellent provding day and night time entertainment which both ourselves and children thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated, our room was spacious with a lovely balcony overlooking quiet pool, the walk to neighbouring resorts was pleasant although sometimes used taxis...will definately return next year.More
632carl, Wales, United Kingdom
No Drinking water could be purchased on our arrival,or any other liquid.
make sure if you are going to villa mandi, after the shop is closed or the bar is closed, that you have a supply of water or juice as the only way to get it is by taxi into town,that will cost you,it will also cost you for reception to ring for a taxi. The shop on site has fridges that are broken and are crawling with insects.Our first impressions were that it looked good ,after pulling the bed settee out ,my daughter lay down and the bottom kept folding back on her.There is no vending machine and hasn't had one for years.i reported everything to the rep which was Thomson,we then asked to be moved as we were self catering. The very idea of insects crawling over the food in the fridges ,was more than I could stand.To cut a long story short we got told by the Thomson rep that he had better things to do,he said there was nothing available.We went on the internet which we paid for ,found another place ,we paid the money ourselves and left.The shop was closing at 5pm on Saturday.I nor my daughter drink alcohol.This is only a very brief draft of our first 10 hours in Tenerife.More
Gerard Tina S,
We have just returned from a 11 night stay at the Villa Mandi in Tenrife. What a fantastic holiday. We had a 2 bedroom apartment which was so spacious and very clean and safe. The cleaners came in most days to empty the bins and clean the bathrooms etc. The beds were changed a couple of times during our stay and were always made for us if we didn't get round to it! The hotel staff were all very helpful and friendly.
My 2 boys loved the pool (there were 2, but they only played in the main pool) and were in it every day. The pool entertainment was fantastic and visits from Thomson Dog during the day for the kids.
The kids joined kids Club and went most days giving us a break to laze in the sun. The kids entertainers were brilliant and put on so much entertainment, the boys loved it. They did a spy session where the kids had to spy on the reps, a chocolate party, a sweet party, army boot camp - they had a brilliant time.
The hotel is only about a 10 - 15 minute walk away from Los Cristianos where we found a lovely restaurant called the Miramar. The waiters were very friendly and my kids became quite attached to them.
All in all I rate our holiday 10/10 and will definitely be going back.More
Julie L, Cheshunt, United Kingdom
Relaxing break - good location
The self proclaimed 5 star did not really live up to 5 star standard. Dont get me wrong the reception staff were very friendly and the outside of the hotel looked good.
So lets start with a few things.
for me, the location was pretty good, it was away from all the hassle and noise you expect in a resort centre. It was around 20min walk to los cristianos and around 30min walk to las americas. There is an option to cut through some waste ground but we didnt see the need. The paths were in good condition and well lit at night. Taxis were between 5 -7 euros to each location and were available just a minutes walk to the left of the hotel or book from the desk for 1 euro.
Reception was friendly and very clean
Pool area was well maintained and we didn't suffer from getting sunbeds anytime of the day. The outside toilets could do with a bit of work tho. The main activity pool could be a bit bigger for the size of the hotel. There are many activities planned around the pool that you can join in if you like, there is no pressure. The quiet pull is smaller but seemed popular.
It is difficult to pass a generic view on the rooms because they seem to be all different in many ways. We stopped in room 201, which was right at the end of the complex, near the kids park and golf course. The wifi was difficult to get most of the time so gave up with that eventually. The apartment itself was a good size, well furnished, the only downside was they put bunkbeds in the lounge area, so everyone had to go to bed at the same time. The outside had a large balcony area which looked over the golf course and a view of the mountain. The kitchen area is basic, there is a fridge, 2 ring electric hob, kettle, toaster and cutlery. Its enough to get you going but dont expect to hold dinner parties :).
If you want TV, there a few free channels but the rest you have to pay for. The room has a safety deposit box but it will cost you 2.25 euros per day, but it is recommended. The maid service is regular but they could do with spending time cleaning floors. Bathroom was large, but suffered from a daily visit by tiny ants.
In alot of reviews, the food has come under alot of criticism, many around the buffet. We ate in the restaurant 3 times during the stay and chose off the actual menu. The food was good and plenty of it. The staff were friendly and great with kids. The food was reasonably priced.
5. Kids club
We have a 9yr old that has been to a few clubs before and wanted to go to this one. She went to tribe and absolutely loved it. They did different things everyday and did themed parties every week for 5 euros extra. The staff were brilliant and the kids loved them. The middle club'team' seemed very popular, some were being turned away.
6. Night entertainment
The entertainment staff tried their very best to put on shows when there was no official acts booked. Its served a purpose but it isnt brilliant. The energy levels are high but the quality is not quite there.
We went on the panoramic Tiede tour, you get picked up early and do spend a lot of time on the coach during the day. You get to see alot of the island and you cut across the mountain range. There are a few stop off at various café for food and drink and there is a 1hr walk around an old village and church. Its good but be prepared for spending day in the coach.
I can highly recommend the medieval night. Great family entertainment, food and drink included. Its a must do.
The san miguel submarine trip is also good. 30m below sea level, fish and rays are attracted to the sub by the divers. Personally it didnt last long enough as you only get 1hr.
We booked the loro park visit thru the reps at the hotel. This is a must goto place, the dolphin and orca shows are excellent. The only issue was it is quite rushed as you lose 4hrs of park time due to coach pick ups and leaving 2hrs before park closes.
Overall we had a great holiday, relaxed and had fun by the pool. I would put the hotel in the 3+ / 4 star category. It is very family friendly, the staff are good and helpful. More
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