Are there any nice places for shopping near the hotel and if so, where are they?
Mandala Desa is surrounded by many art craft villages/ shops.
Sukawati (1km): Paintings and handicrafts, 2 big art markets, local market, several supermarkets and also a pharmacy;
Celuk (2 km): famous for silver and gold;
Mas (4 km): Wooden furniture and wooden sculptures
Batubulan (3 km): Stonecarvings
Batuan (2 km): Paintings & masks
Ubud (8 km): Various shops