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,...

Meeting Must-Haves

We all know the important ingredients of a successful meeting, and depending upon which article we last read on the subject, there are usually a whole list of ‘Ps’ to consider…Purpose, Planning, Preparation, Participants (we loved the one that included Pizza!)...

Air Conditioning in All Bedrooms, and so much more

A recent survey showed that one of the most sought after facilities among regular hotel users was properly functioning air conditioning. Add this to the overwhelming amount of guest comments that we received and it’s no wonder that Mandolay has invested significantly...

Behind the Scenes

Each month, we will take a look at someone, or something that makes Mandolay such a special place to work in, and visit. In a month when we completed our Air Conditioning programme, fitting units to every one of our 78 bedrooms, we did think of kicking things off by...

Spring, the Golden Season for Meetings

While conference organisers tend to favour the later months of the year, sensible businesses know that spring is the time to get started with meetings. But why is spring so good for meetings? The air is clear, and there’s signs of growth everywhere, the dark days of...