Guest Reviews

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"We originally booked for 3 days, but loved it so much we stayed another night. This place is beautifully designed, the facilities are amazing, it's really close to beautiful mandrem beach and lots of fabulous restaurants. The relaxed and welcoming atmosphere was the best feature. Really has to be seen to be believed! I will be back."

- KiwiTraveler | TRIPADVISOR 

The Mandala is an extraordinary environment where you instantly feel at home. Angus, who made the ‘dream’ happen and built the most beautiful house and surrounding spaces continues to care for for it with love, understanding it is a very special place which is instantly communicates to everyone. The staff were gentle, kind and also loving in an unobtrusive way, but always aware of what you might need.

We were welcomed at the door on our late arrival, and made to feel completely at home, showed to our rooms, cooked dinner and a chilled beverage was poured for us. The Mandala is a unique slice of heaven. We loved hanging out on our balcony, sunning ourselves on the lounge, eating  homecooked meals, walking five minutes to the beach or cruising down to the garden/restaurant where the staff tended to our needs.

Sarah Jensen | TRIPADVISOR

What a fabulous little haven, tucked away down a small road backing onto the beautifully natural Mandrem beach and hidden among lush groves and surrounded by a river, home to an incredible variety of birds and other wildlife. This is really a remarkable spot and we had 2 amazing yoga retreats with very happy participants. The staff were super friendly and incredibly attentive.

- Nicole Gibbard | TRIPADVISOR

"The staff was extremely friendly and made us feel like family. The services were great and the atmosphere and design of the place were just beautiful."


Mandala was without doubt the best place i've ever stayed. A combination of the location which seems to be in the middle of vibrant nature, a staff of employees and volunteers who are just simply great and, of course, the stunning visuals. At the mandala, you have a feeling of absolute serenity- and the joy that follows. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. 


Serenity is the right word to describe this place. If you are looking for a quiet chilled but friendly and welcoming place to stay, book it. Staff is really friendly and helpful, always with a smile on their face. Food is very tasty - prepared by the owner of the place who is also a dedicate chef - and indeed he is. you have to try the kingfish. And don't forget to book your yoga class ....Anjalika is an amazing teacher.


It was early-season so we felt as though we had the place to ourselves, and we were definitely spoiled ! We immediately felt so welcomed and the Mandala truly exceed our expectations. We stayed in the Panomandala suite, which was absolutely beautiful. Our favorite part was enjoying a peaceful breakfast in the garden each morning. We would love to come back when the Mandala is in full swing. Thanks to the entire staff, what a unique and special place.


It’s hard to sum up our experience In one review but I would love to thank Angus and the crew for such a great stay!!! i hope it stays the same forever! To other trip advisors reading this if you need more info then look at the pictures and times your excitement by a thousand!

“wonderful experience....”


The Mandala is truly an amazing experience... the location, the lovely spacious rooms, the surroundings are also a high light for me, very peaceful. In the evening there is always some kind of entertainment going on; from cinema night to music event, and never disappointing . Not just that, but also the food is great and tasty....I had only 3 nights with them, and even after leaving to go elsewhere, i couldn't help myself but to go back to visit and spend more time at Mandala, not just because of the place but because of the wonderful staff members they have on board.extremely welcoming, helpful and always with a smile on their lips.

Catimiaow, London, United Kingdom TRIPADVISOR REVIEW

A little drop of paradise :)
I booked to stay at the mandala with my best friend for six nights at the end of Dec 2012. When we arrived we couldn’t put down our cameras, we just wanted to phoograph ever bit of it. The place was beautiful and immediately filled us with a chilled happy feeling that stayed for our whole stay.

"We had an amazing time at the Mandala - we stayed in one of the "tents" (which is more like an outdoor hotel room) and it was such a romantic experience. The resort is peaceful and beautifully decorated, the staff is smiling and super helpful and the food was delicious."



From the moment we arrived we knew we were in for a very special treat.. run by a special and wonderful, artistic team of people! The service levels were just amazing!! We were celebrating our Wedding Anniversary and had asked for the possibility of the Ganesh room.. on entering we were delighted to see a lovely card, fruit and wine basket and beautiful smelling Jasmine flowers.. lovely touch! The wooden, hand carved balcony, leading from our room was just incredible.. the views of the coconut trees when lying on the outside beds in the evening, listening to the relaxing chimes whilst gazing at the stars will stay with us forever! We saw so many beautiful birds here and an Indian Owlet arrived just a meter away from us.. so spiritual and wonderful! We did not take advantage of the Yoga although if you are into that I could not think of a more relaxing place to partake. Buffet breakfast was healthy and excellent.. fresh fruit,curd, lovely muesli, breads, eggs... We had the most incredible time at the Mandala.. we have been lucky enough to stay in some amazing 5 star hotels in our time and I can quite honestly say The Mandala service levels were on a par with the best we have ever experienced. Well done to the Mandala team on looking after us like royalty!!


Magical,retreat.. with warm and magical staff..a must do!! Loved it!!!!!”
— - Reviewed 2 January 2013

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