Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat - Goa

Vainguinim Beach, Dona Paula, Goa, India, 403004show map
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FabulousBased on  89 reviews
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Overview

The tranquil Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat is a 4-star venue providing guests with 24-hour reception, free shuttle service and newspaper service. Operating in Goa since 2009, this hotel features oriental architecture and modern comforts.

Major Goa sights, such as Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and River Cruise are located nearby. A church and a museum lie a short distance away.

Direct access to the white-sand beach and a valley and an exotic garden is provided.

It will take a 15-minute drive to get to Dabolim airport.

Rooms

The luxury rooms at Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat come with individual climate control, a minibar, a laptop-compatible safe, TV and a wardrobe. The guestrooms offer a soothing interior and tile floor.

Eat & Drink

There is a restaurant serving Asian dishes on site. Guests can try wines, coffee and tea served in the open-air bar. Offering various dining options, Texas are about 10-minute walk away.

Services

Business facilities include a business center, a meeting room and printers.

Relax

Guests can benefit from steam baths and massage at the hotel. The hotel offers fitness classes and a gym to help guests keep fit.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   69.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Welcome drink

Cafe

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Table tennis

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's pool
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Entertainment
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Massage

Room view

  • Garden view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge
  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Paid bed linen & towels

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedAll children7 - 12 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • City landmarks
Anjum BeachAnjum Beach2400 ft
Church SquareChurch Square3000 ft
Dona Paula BeachDona Paula Beach4700 ft7 km from Panaji Centre, Panaji
Miramar BeachMiramar Beach4900 ft3 km from Panaji Centre, Panaji
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Vainguinim BeachVainguinim Beach5000 ft7 km south of Panaji Center, Panaji
Goa Science CentreGoa Science Centre1.9 miMarine Highway
Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the ArtsSunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts2.7 miNear Lar De Estudantes Altinho
Reis Magos FortReis Magos Fort2.8 miMandovi River Reis Magos Road
18th June Road18th June Road2.9 mi18th June Road
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Getting around
Airports
Dabolim (GOI)5.4 mi
Sambre (IXG)60.3 mi
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Reviews
7.8
FabulousBased on  89  reviews
  • 9.2
    Superb

    The welcome by the front office staff particularly Mr Adhikari was warm & friendly. In fact he ensured i was comfortable during the entire duration of my stay. I was upgraded to a suite at no extra cost which was a very nice gesture by the hotel.The staff manning room service & restaurant were courteous and friendly. Even the transport arangements made by the hotel for drop-pick up to & from Hotel Cicade where i was attending a conference was good though expensive. The driver who came to pick me up frm Cidade was very courteous and deserves a pat on the back.

    There was confusion in my billing while checking out. I felt i was overcharged for the last night - breakfast. Transport facility (Travel Desk) was very expensive even though it was off season. I also have doubts on the integrity of the drivers arranged by the Travel Desk. I expected better service from the front desk while responding to my needs.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    staff were very friendly and the room was very nice. Free vwifi internet throughout the whole hotel

    food menu was very limited

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    Very difficult to find something positive to say. The breakfast was very good with lots of choice and the staff there were polite and helpful. However, the room smelled stale and damp. The taxi monopoly was disgracefully overpriced. The girl on reception who made up our bill was surly, unhelpful and stupid. She couldn't convert rupees to pounds sterling and it took us almost an hour to sort it out. We also had to walk up hill to nearest road to get a decent price for a taxi. We will never stay here again and certainly never recommend it.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Breakfast was too good. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

    They put us on 2nd floor and there was no elevator working, Electricity was on and off for all the time, no generator.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    room service was fast, grounds and pool area were very clean, staff very nice.

    breakfast needs improvement.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Staff very polite and helpful, quiet location, excellent comfort

    lift missing

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Location was very pleasant. Restaurant and particularly breakfast was excellent. Acess to places of interest was easy with local taxi

  • 7.4
    Very good

    it was very clean, our room was very comfortable and we also liked breakfast )))

    when we were checking out staff billed us higher amount than was posted in Booked.net, we had to argue with them and asked to call their manager to solve the problem, fortunately their manager was more adequate and we paid the amount that was agreed in Booked.net. However the most bigest disadantage is the beach! you cannot call it a beach ))) u cannot swim there and going to other beaches will cost a lot, about 50$ for one trip coz it takes at least one hour for trip, long distances..

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The Chef and all hotel staff were most obliging providing us a cullinary treat of local recipies and produce

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    +The beach is very close to the hotel + Good breakfast + Nice pool

    - The hotel is quite new and there are no many people. That's why all the hotel's personnel is concentrated on you. - The area around is very quite, there's nothing to do in the evening, even for shopping need to go to Panaji (around 1000 INR return - hotel price). - The water in the shower is absolutely unregulated. - There is no hairdryer in the room. - You can not make even domestic calls from the room phone.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    mainly i liked pricing csuse i stayed in penthouse suite with 3 balconies and huge comfortable spaces

    but there certsin difficulties occured thats why i had to change hotel we were 2 adults with 5 years old child - she bored all the time swimming pool is cold no child activities around and in hotel accually we didnt see much people even if hotel staff say that no free rooms so during daytime not much to do even for adults the sea is dirty beach is full of rubbish onle a few sits for sandslwood guests u cant walk noowhere except 20 metres from beach cause the rest of property inckluding parks and childplaying grounds are private for hotel cidade guests u feel like discriminated by that especially when u see how guards are patroling the beach - terrible taxi is very overpriced but u have no choice the food in restaurant - notice there is only ONE restaurant divided into 3 areas is fine a bit expensive - room service is worst that i had - not impossible ti identify chicken is it or fish - the food problem a lot causr its smells around restaurant and food is not edible for children and spicy as well notice that wifi is only working normally at reception in suits no signal i found

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Service was excellent. Rooms are clean. Free wi fi was great especially when the speed was good. Its next to a unspoilt beach. Daily free coach service to Panji was a great service.

    Its away from main road. Public transport or taxi availability is not easy. One has to rely on travel desk only which was expensive.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The food standard is quite good and very helpful and friendly staff.

    Rooms are a bit too basic with minimum furniture.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    The staff was helpful and professional. The pool is okay. Also the beach is all right but not great.

    They have a DJ and loud music at 6.30 pm and from the room you can't avoid it. Food can be improved.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Nice hotel but poor location. Beach is beautiful and only a stones throw away, perfect to watch the sunset. However no sun loungers on the beach.

    Poor location, very little things to do in the area. Food at best was average and very expensive. Staff were over friendly.

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  89 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Spa Hotels in India

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedAll children7 - 12 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Dabolim (GOI)5.4 mi
Sambre (IXG)60.3 mi
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