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. This hotel will no longer be a Family Resort from May 2016. But don’t worry, it’ll still offer family-friendly holidays with Thomson Kids’ Clubs.
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. Summer opening times for dinner are 18.30-21.30.
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.
The two-bedroom apartments have colourful soft furnishings and are light and airy. They can sleep up to six with two twin bedrooms and a double sofa-bed in the lounge area where there is pay-as-you-view TV. The kitchenette comes complete with two electric rings, a fridge and a microwave. These apartments are available from May to October.
Select one-bedroom apartments sleep up to four with twin beds and a double sofa-bed. There's pay-as-you-view satellite TV and a kitchenette with two electric cooking rings, fridge and microwave. They also come with bathrobes, toiletries, a daily newspaper, sparkling wine on arrival, tea, coffee and pastries in the restaurant daily from 15.00-17.00, Wi-Fi, and sunbeds and parasols on the room's terrace.
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We stayed here in september 2015 for 11 nights, 2 adults, a 9 year old, and a 1 and a half year old, we had a 2 bedroom apartment and stayed self catering. The apartment was extremely spacious, very clean and just fantastic, balcony and a massive roof terrace with amazing views over the golf course with mountains all around.There was no furniture on the roof terrace so I took the set from the balcony and took it upstairs to make use of the terrace.The apartment was on 2 floors and there was a good baby gate on the bottom of the stairs, upstairs was a massive bedroom with entry to the terrace and a good size ensuite bathroom, downstairs there was another bedroom, kitchen area with dining table good living room area with entry to good size balcony, and a very good size bathroom with his and hers sinks, the only down side was the cooking (or lack of) facilities in the kitchen, a 2 ring hob and a microwave is all that was there which isn't good enough for self catering apartments in my opinion, it didn't bother us as we eat every meal out on holiday apart from breakfast. Free aircon throughout the apartment and free wifi round the pool area, and in the room if you were lucky. Supermarket was decent priced and well stocked and did fresh croissants and pastries every morning. Pool areas were lovely and extremely clean, the Thomson entertainments team and reps were absolutely fantastic and nothing was to much trouble, Dawn, Jessie J and especially Leigh had fantastic singing voices and were much better than a lot of drafted in entertainers. Adam was very funny and a fantastic compere. The gardens were extremely well looked after as were the play parks which our daughters loved. All the staff were very nice and polite and reception were helpful. We ate at the restaurant a few times from the snack menu, full menu and the buffet and non of it was anything to write home about but it wasn't as terrible as some make out, drinks at the bar were quite expensive especially vodka and coke (house vodka and coke 6 euros 50) and the food and expensive drinks unfortunately stop me giving the Villa Mandi 5/5. The walk to the main towns was lovely for us as, with a pushchair and a 9 year old it took us a steady 30 mins stroll to Playa De Las Americas which we preferred out of the 2 resorts, a lot better restaurants, loads of steakhouses, Italian, Indian, Chinese and best of all a Hard Rock Cafe. It took us 20mins steady stroll to the centre of Los Christianos.More
ian f, Retford, United Kingdom
A great reunion, awesome week hats off to the entertainers here,
Currently just finished my week stay here in the villa mandi, we stayed here last May and had an ok time, having had to change our Tunisia holiday late on we decided to come back here with our two children aged 3 and 2 with some friends of ours,
We asked for room 230 with the pool view same as last time got room 229, good size one bed apartment with bunk beds only downside to the rooms is the noise from above, had one evening meal in the hotel which was nice, and quite cheap, my 3 year old son went to the kids club and loved it, all the staff there was a credit to the company, pool nice and warm and pool bar had a good selection and decent prices, handy little supermarket on site, wifi I found great in the room and around the pool so god knows what people complain about, but the main thing that topped our holiday off was dawn Adam and Jessie j , these 3 are amazing, what a talented bunch , all week they worked there socks off from water polo to quizzes to shows everything, they get people involved and just do not stop working, what a shame this is leaving the family resorts collection cause these three could make this place something, thanks for making it a great week and making my two children love there time here
downside to the rooms is that you hereMore
craig p, borehamwood
staff are very friendly and helpful, we've stayed here a few times now , particularly over Xmas . The pool is great for kids , you can hire bikes to cycle down into the main drag of Los Cristianos which is a fair walk,
Rooms immaculate , food nice .More
Kirstie D, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
We stayed here in September 2015 and went full board. Had a fantastic time.
Rooms: They are spacious and very clean. The beds are the most comfortable I have come across whilst being on holiday abroad. Air conditioning worked perfectly fine and we managed to get free wifi in our room...albeit slow. We stayed in room 307 which overlooked pretty, well maintained gardens and children's play area. It was very quiet and managed to get a good nights sleep every night. The only downside is if you like sun on your balcony you do not get it at all in this apartment...but that didn't bother us.
Location: The grounds are immaculate and very clean. The pools are amazing. We spent most of our holiday at the quieter pool and was deep enough for a good swim and pleasantly warmer than we are used too. The apartments are set back from los Cristianos and Las Americas but only took us 20 mins to walk to either. Only negative is the grounds opposite the front of the hotel is rubble and quiet barren (though balconies faced pool, golf course and gardens). Didn't feel it was safe enough to walk back from the sea front in the evening. Taxis were plentiful and around 5 euros.
Food: We were not disappointed with the food. Breakfast for me was the best meal of the day. Could choose from full English to continental. The lunch menu was a snack bar service but was served to your table. We were charged for drinks...prices reasonable if you drink local brands. Dinner was a mixture of a la carte or buffet. The first drink was free and chargeable thereafter. We were a little disappointed that there wasn't a great deal of choice on the a la carte menu. There is a shop on site which is well stocked. It is a little pricey though. There is a supermarket about 5 minutes walk away which is much cheaper.
Entertainment: The Thomson entertainment team were fantastic.There were great fun with activities throughout the day for old and young. They worked exceptionally hard. The evening entertainment included childrens time, quizzes and some outside acts.
All in all a lovely time had in very good, pretty apartments.More
aprilrain78, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Very Good but not Great.
We booked this based on reviews and it certainly does have the wow factor. Upon arrival the pool looks amazing from the reception desk (in fairness, the pools are good), the room looks great everything is spotlessly clean.
It was just our room (241) but the balcony was tiny, huge room but tiny balcony. The room was on the top side of the hotels grounds so the balcony only got the sun between 3pm-sunset.
The free aircon takes a while to get going. But it's free and works well once it's kicked in (again, could be just because we had a huge room to cool), and with separate controls for main room and bedroom.
The staff are all great. We found one particular woman behind the bar to be especially friendly.
The Thomson team onsite do everything possible to make your stay more enjoyable. From the daily activities (water polo, quizzes, events) to helping you settle in.
I would highly recommend hiring a car (with 2 weeks in peak season costing from Â£55, why not) as its a fair walk to and from Los christianos harbour, although there is a great little supermarket on site and a bigger supermarket 5 minutes down the road.
A few tips. Pay the extra upfront for an enhanced room (most appear to come with a rooftop terrace).
Visit Loro park and see the shows while there. You can buy a ticket for Siam park while there for a cheaper price (roughly equal to the price of the twin ticket).
The one worry we had about this hotel was the reviews said that if you wasn't at the pool for 9am, you wouldn't get a lounger, rubbish. We went down to the pool at dinner time and had our pick of loungers.
This hotel may have once been a 5 star and currently a 4 star hotel but it does give the impression that they are just doing enough to keep it that way. Bits of paint, finishes are not what you expect from a 4 star but other than that minor point, a fantastic hotel to stay at.
Oh and wifi is only really available around the pools and on your balconies. Not the best but again, it's free to use.
Would we go back. Yes probably, but only with car hire. More