The Mandolay Hotel – my happy place.

This was the heading written for a recent review on Tripadvisor, a review that went on to say: ‘The service we received from all the staff, starting with Joyce on reception when we arrived and finishing on our last day’s with breakfast with Ella, (who ran a very...

You can always judge us by the company that we keep

‘Brand Association’ is not a usual subject for a hotel to write about, but we mention it quite often because while we love Mandolay, we are not exactly a household name outside of Guildford. We are a beautiful, independently owned four star hotel and events venue,...

RHS Wisley, a Jewel in the Crown of Surrey

Just a 12 minute drive along the A3 from Mandolay, RHS Wisley is home to more than 240 acres of glorious rolling lawns, spectacular trees, trial beds, spectacular seasonal displays, and a wonderful glasshouse packed with exotic plants and flowers from around the...

A Quick Word About AA Star Ratings

…and a bit of trumpet blowing for Mandolay! AA Star ratings are unquestionably the most highly coveted, and instantly recognisable indications of excellence in the hospitality industry. For more than 100 years, the Automobile Association has been rating, and...

Experience Guildford, Like a Local!

The beautiful town of Guildford, like so many other towns and cities up and down the country, is part of a BID, a Business Improvement District. Our BID, is run by Experience Guildford (EG), an organisation dedicated to making the town centre a safer, more attractive,...

People say the sweetest things!

As we pack away Christmas for another year, one of our first ‘jobs’ is to sit down and review every single part of our service, from Festive Party Nights and Celebration Lunches to overnight accommodation and everything in between.  We do this as a team, and we try to...