Mangosteen Resort & Ayurveda Spa
What We Love
- A boutique resort in Phuket, with breakfast, a dinner, a massage and perks for longer staysTaking a leisurely dip in the 24-hour outdoor pool, before taking a cooking or Batik class
- Enjoying a romantic candle-lit dinner, included in your stay
- Lounging in the hammock on your private terrace
What To Know
- The resort is a ways from the airport and central Phuket, but they do provide a free shuttle into town and to and from nearby beaches
- This is more of a romantic couples getaway than a family affair – the resort is adult only
- The large pool is salt water and has a swim-up bar
Filled with dense rainforests, striking beaches, mountainous landscapes and island-hopping adventures, Phuket certainly shines as one of the must-sees in Thailand. Among its array of top-notch resorts, Mangosteen Resort & Ayurveda Spa makes quite an impression. This four-star, family-run spot in southern Phuket is spread across 6 acres of tropical gardens and will put you just a short drive from Phuket’s vibrant old town, Patong Beach and Phromthep Cape.
Here, you’ll find indulgent boutique bliss in the form of 41 serene villas, authentic Thai food, an Ayurvedic spa and a large free-form swimming pool – perfect for delightfully lazy afternoons. If you’re looking to relax and unwind, treat yourself to a healing Thai massage, before kicking back in your villa’s very own private terrace with hammock. And when you’re ready for something a bit more upbeat, you won’t need to stray far from the resort, either – diving, cooking classes and Batik lessons can all be organized through the resort.
Superior Garden villas are full of elegance and traditional charm, with locally made wooden furnishings and warm, earthy tones setting an inviting and homey mood. You’ll have 625 square feet to enjoy, as well as plenty of amenities – including a private terrace with a coffee table and a hammock, a large double bed (or two twins), Wi-Fi access, an outdoor bathroom and dimmable lights.
Amenities- Refrigerator- Flat-screen TV- DVD player- Air conditioning- Bathrobes and slippers- Umbrellas- Hair dryer- Coffee and tea facilities- Safe
In addition to providing fabulous show cooking and a refreshing open-air setting, the resort’s restaurant serves up traditional fare with flair. Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet, sour, spicy or healthy, you’ll find plenty of Thai dishes and Mediterranean delights to suit your mood – don’t miss the tom khai gai soup, grilled tiger prawns and khao phad suppa rod – a dish of fruity, fried Jasmin rice served in a fresh pineapple. The hotel’s wine cellar is also quite impressive, offering everything from Tuscan to Chilean labels.
Making the most of Ayurvedic techniques, the resort’s spa offers treatments to soothe your body and mind. From traditional Thai massages to Indian head massages, you’ll find all manner of pampering options on the spa menu here.
Set in southern Phuket, Mangosteen Resort & Ayurveda Spa offers plenty of opportunities to relax and unwind yet is also ideally placed for when you want to explore the surrounding area. The Big Bhudda statue, Karon View Point, Phuket Orchid Farm and scenic sea views from Phromthep Cape are all no more than a half-hour drive away, while the Phuket Mining Museum and Sirinat National Park are just a bit further out.
How to Get There
Dr.Subash who is managing spa&treatment center in the hotel is young but talented.
His knowledge, intelligence, energy and manners are extra-ordinary.
His team is qualified too.The restaurant is fine decorated and service is wonderful.
Yoga hall, garden and the pool area is well decorated and villas are great.
I booked a 8 days/7 nights Ayurveda Treatment package at 92.000 TBH for check in March 6th, 2019 but my plane was late and could arrive on March 7th 11:00 a.m.
When I wished to extend my stay I had asked a discount from reservation manager as a small faith. Negative reply arrived my e-mail.
We booked a 7 day wellness retreat at mangosteen and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Just a couple of small cons that stopped me giving a 5 star review. The vegan food on the wellness package was generally very good and tasty with a buffet style presentation on several occasions. Breakfast was lovely, especially the Thai porridge. We loved the different yoga classed in the morning but the waterfall which is a lovely feature was only running once which was disappointing as was the fact that one morning the yoga teacher didnt turn up and no-one told us so we were all sitting about at 8am and we had to go to reception to enquire. The spa was gorgeous and the treatments were fantastic, we thoroughly enjoyed them but didnt really appreciate the spa staff tidying up the room whilst we were both in the shower afterwards, it made us feel slightly awkward. All of the staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough for you, they are a real asset to the hotel. The pool area is gorgeous, we loved it, we loved the pool bar, and the cocktails at happy hour were really nice. Our accommodation was generally really good. A few small cons including always knocking our legs on the wood bed surround which sticks out and didnt like how our outdoor shower room and jacuzzi were connected to next door and just separated by a wall open at the top allowing you to hear everything. The bed was huge and really comfortable and the outdoor area offered a lovely view of the sea and the islands with sensational sunrises over the sea in the morning from our room window. One complaint my husband did have though was the gym. The equipment is old and it took him ages to get the treadmill to work. The air conditioning isnt adequate for when you are running on the treadmill, possibly an additional fan would make it more comfortable. The resort itself is remote but we loved this. You can walk down to rawai in 25 minutes (which we did a couple of times) OK so not the nicest walk in the world but worth it once you get down there. Once you have visited patong for a day you are really glad to get back to the tranquility of Mangosteen! Yes there is a steep incline to get to the entrance but we managed it fine and we are in our 50s!! If you want to explore hire a scooter, you can do that at reception and there is a guest scooter park at the hotel. So all in all, just a few little niggles (which to be honest most of the hotels around the work have) but in general it is a nice resort and we will most definitely stay again!
My wife and I stayed at this resort in late February. While we enjoyed the resort there were a few things we didn't like, I will list the pros and cons of this resort below.
-Great thai staff members
-Huge rooms and great facilities(pool,yoga and reception area
-Honored a mistake they had made which in turn made us book flights according to the dates they provided (allowed us to stay an extra night for free)
-Meeting the mangosteen staff on a monday night with drinks provided for no extra cost.
-Pool, popcorn and happy hour drink specials.
-Location(bit far from the hustle and bustle of popular beaches)
-Steep hill to and from the resort quiet tiresome once you've walked around Rawai
-Romantic thai Buffet night
held on a Monday was a bit of a let down when they advertise to give resort guests a taste of different meals from around thailand. Not including the national dish(Pad Thai) on the menu was unacceptable. This should be a staple dish on any menu and to see it not provided wasn't good enough.
-The water fountain at reception constantly ran out of water causing us to constantly ask the reception staff to fill our water bottles up. Also the fountain should be elevated as it is quite uncomfortable to fill up water bottles at the height it is at.
-The english man from the club mangosteen is as unprofessional as you can get, to ring me up and ask for my name once I've answered with it is down right disgusting and I am amazed how he still has a job... must be signing a lot of people up to the 'timeshare membership scheme'
Overall I have rated the resort 4 out of 5 as there was more pros than cons and that they honored a mistake they made when providing information to my wife and I about our booking. Some of the cons can be easily fixed.
Beautiful resort, very peaceful. Pretty good menu but the food was very average food. Quiet location 10 minutes from Nai Harn beach. Staff were friendly and helpful but the service was a bit slow. Definitely worth a visit.
Throughout my two week stay in Thailand this was by far the worst accommodation I stayed in. To start, we received the coldest welcome of all hotels we stayed in Thailand. The woman who showed us our villa was super unenthusiastic and the villa was also not very impressive so it left us with a very wary feeling after check in. As you’ll see in the owners responses to negative reviews on trip advisor you can get a taste for what kind of service is provided here. Instead of addressing legitimate concerns they are snarky and unapologetic. That is no way to treat a concerned, paying customer.
On the first day we noticed the shower and jacuzzi would not get hot and the pressure was horrible. After traveling over 24hrs a hot shower is much needed especially when you are paying very high rates. The beds were also very uncomfortable and the charger next to the bed did not work. On the second day, we requested clean towels before showering and didn’t receive them until we called back 5 hours later. This was extremely unsettling knowing we were spending 6 days of our trip at such a janky hotel. Also, the shampoo, conditioner etc that are provided by the hotel smell horrible and the conditioner had chunky particles in it some days but not others absolutely disgusting ( picture attached) . Lastly, wanted to call out that the outside jacuzzi area in our villa was connected to the couple staying next to us which allowed little privacy and made us feel super uncomfortable. I attached a photo for reference .
Also, be prepared for tacky overload . Within minutes of being there we received flyers with price tags of the services offered at the hotel. Be prepared for super overpriced items . As you’ll see the owner posted on here saying don’t stay at a 4 star hotel if you can’t afford the prices that go along with it.. how about you provide adequate 4 star service to go along with that price tag? I am happy to pay more for a drink if the drink is delicious and service is good.
I was very excited to relax by the pool and order drinks but was disappointed to find that the chairs were uncomfortable and worn and over the course of 6 days at the pool I was not once approached for a drink or lunch order. If you want a drink you have to go to the pool bar and the drinks were some of the worst we had in Thailand.
My last and final note is to let you know that the resort is super inconvenient to get around. I am young and it was very difficult for me to walk up to the entrance resort from the street as well as down to our villa at nighttime.
I am not writing a negative review to damage future business but for people like me to understand that this is not a four star hotel.