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. 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. From May to mid-October.
1-bedroom apartment with pool view sleeps up to 4 with one twin bedroom, and a double sofa-bed suitable for 2 children 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 one twin bedroom and a double sofa-bed suitable for 2 children up to 12 years of age. The TV is pay-as-you-view. Kitchenette contains 2 electric rings, fridge and microwave.
We stayed here in May 2011 and I honestly couldn't fault this place we went self catering so only ate out at the hotel restraunt a couple of times but the food was good the rooms were lovely and clean built in aircon which was a plus bathroom was spacious the pool was good and not overcrowded there was a play room which we used a lot as my children were 1 and 2 at the time there was also a little park on site which the kids loved the entertainment was fantastic we had different shoes put on everynight the only thing was how far away it was from the beach but if you like to walk and get in some sight seeing it's a lovely walk down I on the other hand had two children in tow so chose to get a taxi down the hotel itself was forgot it looked like a Spanish castle amazing truely was a lovely family holiday xMore
Was an ok holiday, nothing exciting!
We stayed at the villa Mandi, in September 2014 on a self-catering basis. And have mixed reviews of this apartment complex.
The good bits wereâ¦ The staffs were all friendly. The apartments are a good size. (We had a 1 bedroom ground floor apartment). The pools were lovely and clean. The paella in the restaurant was amazing.
Now the bad bitsâ¦
The apartment we had at the start of the holiday, had a bathroom sink blocked, the bath/shower tap did not work properly; hence with the shower position selected water was 50/50 through the shower head and tap. Towel rail by the sink was loose.
Kitchen tap (swan neck) was seized and the whole tap was loose and pulled halfway through the work surface. There was pen marks on the settee/sofa bed and a large gap around main door when closed.
The location is a 20 minute walk from the main resort, but they do provide a free shuttle bus at 10:30/11:30 into town, but beware they do not announce itâs the shuttle bus. (We waited for it one morning and there were other people waiting to be picked up and nobody new which was which.) They provide large coaches in the morning but at 17:30 they only provide a small mini bus. Or you can catch a taxi if you walk up the hill a little. They charge extra if the hotel rings them.
Now the really bad bitsâ¦.
Had cockroaches, reported to the Thomson rep who said he would get the cleaners in immediately. Their response was to leave a can of cockroach spray on the dining table. Eventually we were moved to a different apartment after I was woken up to a cockroach running over my arm in bed. The new apartment was nicer then the first, bigger brighter, but on opening the curtains guess what was on the nets yes another cockroach. The air con only tricked out in the bedroom too.
The staffs no they have a problem, but seem to think this is acceptable.
All in all our holiday was so-so. I would say this complex is good if you are out exploring Tenerife all the time like we did.More
Dozenredroses, South East England
Stayed at Villa Mandi for 10 days and Thompson have done a great job of recruiting reps for here, A lovely group of people who go out of there way to make sure you have fantastic holiday.
All the hotel staff from the cleaners up to the manager do a brilliant job to ensure the rooms and grounds are immaculate.
The hotel is a distance from the main resorts but there is a free shuttlebus to take you into town.
This has been a fantastic holiday experience and would tell anyone with children go to the villa mandi and relax you will be well looked after with beautifull rooms and surroundings.More
Graham139, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Amazing hotel well suited to families. We enjoyed a lovely week at villa mandi. The hotel staff were very friendly, helpful and nothing was too much bother. The grounds are immaculately kept and the cleanliness of hotel and apartments was spot on. We had a lovely view from our balcony overlooking the golf course and mountains. To the front of the hotel is wasteland, which I imagine will be built on in the next few years. It's about a 30 minute walk to the main centre and strip and not a very picturesque one but it is very quiet if you don't want to be in the hustle and bustle of it all. We hired a car and was well worth the extra Â£52.00. Used a taxi once which was a scary experience, they drive like maniacs!!
Dined in the restaurant one evening and the food was nice but not a very large selection of food.
Pools were lovey although a little cold until late afternoon when the sun had warmed them up. Absolutely amazing place and did not want to leave. Highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a quieter experience. Can't wait to go back ðMore
Could be better
This review is based on a weeks stay at the end of September 2014.
We (3 adults, 1 infant) arrived at this hotel in the evening; the initial impression of the hotel was good, it has a nicely presented entrance with a ramp for pushchairs. There are also trolleys available for ease if you have lots of luggage. When we went to check-in I found the receptionist quite abrupt, she didn't really offer a lot of information and seemed a little inconvenienced that we wanted to check-in. We were given our key cards and made our way to our apartment. Our accommodation was a 2 bedroom apartment which meant that we were on the 3rd floor (our apartment spread across the third floor and 4th floor/rooftop altogether). We had to go up a flight of stairs to get to our apartment which was fairly manageable with the suitcases and pram. On entry to our apartment first impressions were brilliant, on the ground floor was a lounge, kitchenette, double bedroom (with cot) and bathroom with a bath and overhead shower. There was also a nice balcony with a table and chairs and a view overlooking the resorts park and gardens. On the next floor was another double bedroom, bathroom with bath and overhead shower and a second balcony which showed off a brilliant view of the mountains and surrounding area.
Once we had dropped off our suitcases we quickly went of a search for food and to enquire at the front desk about a couple of things. When we arrived back to see the receptionist she was equally as hostile. We were given WiFi passwords (one for each of us) which generally worked well during our weeks stay. We also enquired about the use of the safe in our room to be told there was a 15 euro charge. We then asked about how we could get some food - the on site supermarket had closed at 8 and we were informed the nearest local supermarket was a 25 minute walk each way so our best bet would be to get food from the hotels takeaway menu which we did. I had a Hawaiian pizza which was fine but my sister couldn't eat her pizza because of the taste (she had the Villa Mandi) and my dad ate his food but said it was horrible. When we wet for a walk the next day we discovered we could have probably walked to the supermarket in about 10 minutes or so which would have been the better option.
As the week went on unfortunately the opinion of our apartment went down hill. There were lots of ants around, especially in the kitchen area which even made their way into sealed food and the appliances we found in the cupboards had all seen better days. One of the benefits was that there was a stair gate on the stairs between our two floors which meant my nephew (22 months) could wander round downstairs fairly freely.
Hotel night entertainment was quite poor - granted we only saw one act but it was so awful we couldn't face going back...given the turn out many other guests seemed to think the same. Day time activities seemed good and although we didn't use it, the crÃ¨che staff seemed very friendly. On site there are two park, 4 swimming pools and a mini golf. The park for bigger kids is separate and located in the main gardens. Outside the restaurant was the main pool and one childs pool. Above that was a "quiet pool" where you could go if you didn't want to join in with the day time entertainment and behind that is a more shaded childs pool, a park for younger ages and the mini-golf. Unfortunately we didn't discover this until the last day as my nephew probably would have got quite a lot of use out of it had we looked round earlier.
We paid for bed and breakfast - breakfast was generally good with the option of fry ups, continental, fruit, cereal and sweet options. We paid for dinner a couple times and which we hadn't bothered - the evening meals were all poor - id definitely recommend paying 5 euros for a taxi into town (there is a taxi rank just up the road from the hotel). The drinks at the bar were always nice however with a very friendly waiter.
All in all our stay was average - I had expected more but its nice enough if like us you spend most of your holiday out exploring Tenerife!More
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