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.
These 1 bedroom apartments come with air-con and a balcony or terrace for that extra bit of space. There’s room for 4 with 1 twin bedroom plus 1 sofa bed with room for 1 adult and 1 child under 12. There’s a kitchenette complete with a fridge and microwave. And you’ll have a TV* and Wi-Fi.
These 1 bedroom apartments come with air-con. There’s room for 4 with 1 twin bedroom and 1 sofa bed for 1 adult and 1 child under 12 in the lounge. You’ll have pool views and a balcony or terrace for that bit of outside space. And there’s a kitchenette where you can make quick snacks and meals. You’ll also have a TV* and Wi-Fi.
We chose Villa Mandi as we were looking for a quiet break as it was described as peaceful and a short walk from the busy area of town. The room (204) was a good size and perfectly clean with a lovely balcony. The only trouble was that it is a family hotel. We were opposite the kids adventure playground so noisy with all the youngsters (quite rightly) having a great time and the apartment above had kids running around until quite late which you could hear through the ceiling. So I recommend this for families but not so much for couples looking for a quiet time.
On a practical point the hotel is fronted by a desolate area that seems to be an abandoned development site. It is unlit and so a small torch is really useful when walking back to the hotel after dark.More
HaseParse, Hastings, United Kingdom
Villa mandi was great shame about the unsightly area
My family and I stayed for 10 nights half board during a fairly quiet June 2015, rooms were nice with a small balcony and kitchenette loved that the pool had been surrounded with artificial grass which was great for our 1 year old since we didn't have to worry about him slipping poolside, great playground for kids only real downside was the former street area close to the hotel, rubble and graffiti were all over but the decent quality of the hotel for the low cost we paid made up for it. I would recommend this hotel for a fun family budget holiday.More
All in a all we are satisfied with our stay at Villa Mandi
Nice and helpful staff who are also good at English.
Room is big with good bed and decent equipment
Nice and quiet surroundings and close to well stored supermarket.
We have only tried the coffee at the restaurant and that was disappointing.
Family oriented playgroundsMore
After a dodgy start to our holiday (we missed our flight!!) we were delayed getting to the hotel and slightly apprehensive about what it was going to be like. Upon arrival we were very pleasantly surprised to find this gem. The apartment was spacious, spotless and had a balcony which overlooked the smaller pool. I had read up on Tripadivsor and a lot of the reviews mentioned no balcony's but all of the rooms I saw had a balcony. We had tried to book a two bed apartment due to travelling with a 10 and 11 year old, but in all honesty, the one bedroom one was the perfect size. The sofa bed was actually big enough to sleep two grown adults, and folded down easily in the day time to leave lots of space. Bathroom was also spacious with twin sinks and shower over bath, plenty of towels, which were refreshed every day bar one (we stayed 7 days). The bedroom had twin beds pushed together, but they were a generous size also. The kitchen had sink, fridge, hob, kettle, toaster, pots and pans, cutlery and crockery, and a dining table. The balcony also had a table with 4 chairs out on it.
The on-site entertainment was second to none! Christina from Keddy Entertainment had only started at the hotel when we arrived, and is a really bubbly, energetic person, who delights in company and was able to get both kids and adults engaged in all activities throughout the day, and yet if you wanted to sit out and sunbathe without joining in, there was no pressure to get involved.
We spent 4 of our 7 days lazing about the pool, and around the hotel, and this was the best place to do it. They have a policy of no reserving the sunbeds with towels at a ridiculous hour of the day, so that there is plenty of beds for everyone arriving down after breakfast.
The food at the restaurant is priced competitively, and was very tasty. The staff at the restaurant were also lovely and friendly.
There is a small supermarket on site, open from 8am to 8pm, and the pastries are delicious every morning.More
coxdunne, Kildare, Ireland
Best holiday ever
A bit late with the review for this place but think it deserves a review.
We travelled here in july and could not fault this place.The Thompson staff were absolutely brilliant with the kids and all the activities they had included.
Location was perfect and still in walking distance to Las Americas.
Shop a little expensive but there is a larger store a few minutes walk down the road.
Taxi was only a couple of euros to centre if you prefer not to walk.
Rooms were huge.we had a 2 bedroom duplex apartment. rooms cleaned everyday and friendly staff.
We used the kids club and the crÃ¨che everyday and the staff were so friendly always remembered the kids name when they seen them out and about.
I cannot recommend this place enough.
I would go back next year only for Thompson are not going to be there next summer.
Love tenerife so hopefully Thompson will have another family resort four summer 2016.More