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Mandarava Resort and Spa Karon Beach, Karon, Thailand

5-star5 stars
14/2 Patak Road Soi 24Karon Beach, KaronPhuket83110Thailand

Luxury hotel with 5 outdoor pools, near Phuket Island
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • A good stay but other than the beach there is nothing else close by. Breakfast spread was…Nov 28, 2016
  • The Mandarava Resort and Spa was brilliant. The location was perfect a short distance…Jul 5, 2016
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Mandarava Resort and Spa Karon Beach, Karon, Thailand

from Rs13,224
  • Tropicana Superior Room
  • Panoramic Deluxe Room
  • Horizon Deluxe Room
  • Sea Fan Deluxe Room
  • Aqua Deluxe Pool Access
  • Sea Pearl Private Pool Access
  • Andaman Private Pool Villa

What’s around Mandarava Resort and Spa Karon Beach, Karon, Thailand


  • Phuket Island - 1 min walk

Getting around

  • Phuket (HKT-Phuket Intl.) - 17.4 miles/28 km
  • Free self parking
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free beach shuttle

About Mandarava Resort and Spa Karon Beach, Karon, Thailand

Luxury hillside resort with 5 pools and spa facilities

Overlooking Karon Beach

The Mandarava Resort and Spa Karon Beach is located in the hills overlooking Karon Beach, a 10-minute walk or free shuttle ride from the resort. The vibrant Karon Market runs along the beach towards Wat Suwan Khirikhet, a Buddhist temple 18 minutes on foot from the resort.

A short drive to Patong

The popular Patong Beach area is a 17-minute drive from the resort, and the massive Jungceylon Shopping Mall is 9 minutes away by car. One of Phuket's most revered landmarks, the Big Buddha, offers 360-degree views of the island, and is a 30-minute drive from the resort.

5 pools

You can enjoy Thai dishes and seafood or take a cooking class at Chom Talay restaurant. You can relax in the Cheeva Spa or work out in the resort gym.

Balconies, free WiFi

Each of the 130 guestrooms has a private balcony with pool or coastal views, as well as free WiFi. You can relax in comfort thanks to a 40-inch LCD TV with cable channels and a DVD player, premium bedding, and a mini-fridge.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 232 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking


  • Area shuttle *

  • Free beach shuttle

  • Shopping center shuttle *

Other information

  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 5 poolside bars
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Free beach shuttle
  • Beach towels
  • Number of outdoor pools - 5
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Steam room
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3229
  • Conference space size (meters) - 300
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 39
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Thai

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Cheeva Spa has 6 treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a spa tub and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.


Chom Talay Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Sala Bar - Onsite bar. Open daily.

Mandarava Resort and Spa Karon Beach, Karon, Thailand’s small print

Also known as

  • Mandarava
  • Mandarava Karon Beach
  • Mandarava Resort
  • Mandarava Resort Karon Beach
  • Mandarava Resort Spa Karon Beach


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: THB 7000

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of THB 600 for adults and THB 300 for children (approximately)

Area shuttle and shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 778 reviews

Mandarava Resort and Spa Karon Beach, Karon, Thailand
Great hotel early start needed to get a lounger!
Lovely hotel and in a nice relaxing location. Room was nice apart from didn't get sun on balcony due to trees in way blocking a nice view also. But was secluded as we saw some rooms that weren't secluded so suppose that was hit and miss. Food was good and nice range. Pricey but you expect that at a 5 star. My only complaint would be that it was a struggle to get sun lounges by the pool. When you go for breakfast at 9 all the beds are reserved by towels or books or bags. Bit like Germans used to reserve lounges in Spain years ago but this time it's the Russians. Would expect a rule at these sort of hotels that you cannot reserve a lounger unless you intend to use it in the short term. Some of the reserved ones weren't used til later in the day. So on the days we wanted loungers we couldnt get them due to the people that had reserved them.
David, gb10 night trip
Mandarava Resort and Spa Karon Beach, Karon, Thailand
Excellent Hotel - Worth that little bit xtra.
Fantastic Hotel with friendly helpful staff. Short walk into town. It is on a hillside so you do need to be reasonable mobile to tackle some of the steps bit other than that i would definitely recommend.
Kevin, gb8 night trip
Mandarava Resort and Spa Karon Beach, Karon, Thailand
Very Good8.0
Adequate, industrial, impersonal
Mandarava Resort is completely adequate. The rooms are fine, the service is good. Just keep in mind that it’s huge and, to me, felt industrial and impersonal. The breakfast area is packed with people. The sheer volume of people impacts the level of service and quality of food. Another thing you should be prepared for is that hotel buildings are scattered over a large area so you need to call reception to arrange a ride if your room is far from your destination. Usually they come within minutes. Lastly walking into town takes about 15 - 20 minutes. On the return it’s a little uphill. Taxis are available and so is an occasional shuttle from the hotel. But I ended up being too tired to go into town for dinner. Seemed like too much of a hassle. I ordered room service nightly and I found the food to just be OK.
Steven, us4 night trip
Mandarava Resort and Spa Karon Beach, Karon, Thailand
Best hotel in Karon, amazing
One of the best hotels I have stayed in throughout the world. Had a seafan room and it was amazing, spacious and great views. I love this hotel and will definitely be staying again.
Denise, gb4 night trip
Mandarava Resort and Spa Karon Beach, Karon, Thailand
Not for families with small kids
Traveling with a two year old, this place was a bit challenging. It’s very steep and difficult to maneuver a stroller / pram. The resort offers defined shuttle to downtown / beach but only limited times. When I asked for a lift (<5 min drive) with my daughter, they couldn’t accommodate despite having both a driver and car outfront at al times. Taking a taxi to walk that distance was a rip off! On our walk back, we were surrounded by 5 stray dogs who began to snarl at us. Not recommended for families with small children
Mirella, gb6 night family trip

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Mandarava Resort and Spa Karon Beach, Karon, Thailand

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