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Tue, 24 Jan – Wed, 25 Jan (1 Night)  |  1 Room  |  1 Guest

Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat

Vainguinim Valley,, Dona Paula,Goa, Goa , 403004  |  Show on map




Tue, 24 Jan - Wed, 25 Jan | 1 Room
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  • Overall Rating

    • 4.7 Excellent  

      (based on 7 reviews)

      100% of our customers
      recommend this hotel


    • Room Quality 4.4
    • Service Quality 4.7
    • Dining Quality 4.6
    • Cleanliness 4.7

Abhijeet from Goa, India recommends this hotel Posted:  Room Quality: 5/5 Service Quality: 5/5 Dining Quality: 5/5 Cleanliness: 5/5

worth every penny.... Thanks to

Ranna from Goa, India recommends this hotel Posted:  Room Quality: 5/5 Service Quality: 5/5 Dining Quality: 5/5 Cleanliness: 5/5

This was our second time stay at the Sandalwood Hotel and Retreat and It was the same.... We loved it. This time we went with our cousins and his 2 kids. They loved the stay and we all decided to extend out stay by 2 days. So we stayed there for 5 nights. The hotel is a home away from home. lovely place - lovely hotel.

Nitin from Goa, India recommends this hotel Posted:  Room Quality: 5/5 Service Quality: 5/5 Dining Quality: 4/5 Cleanliness: 5/5

The hotel exceeded my expectations in every aspect, was value for money. I am a hotelier myself and i must say, i was a bit apprehensive about this hotel but as soon as we checked in all doubts had gone and i and my wife enjoyed our stay there. One must try out their spa and continental food on offer at the coffee shop. i will return and also recommend to my friends.

peenak from Goa, India recommends this hotel Posted:  Room Quality: 5/5 Service Quality: 5/5 Dining Quality: 5/5 Cleanliness: 5/5

The hotel is very good, the staff is very helpful and the quality of the room is excellent, I would like to stay here again.

Deepak from Goa, India recommends this hotel Posted:  Room Quality: 2/5 Service Quality: 4/5 Dining Quality: 4/5 Cleanliness: 4/5

I liked everything in this hotel except the hotel room. The room was very much congested, i faced problem with hot and cold water for first 2 hours. The staff are very friendly and other facilities like restaurant, swimming pool, bar and open areas are well maintained.

  • Overall Rating

    • 4.0
    • Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat

      (based on 584 reviews)


    • Terrible 11
    • Poor 18
    • Average 80
    • Very Good 226
    • Excellent 249

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Hotel full of character Hotel full of character

by Hilly57 on January 14, 2017

Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. Hotel staff very friendly and obliging. Food was very good and very reasonable with easy access to the beach. Felt like more of a 'locals hotel ' which was lovely rather than one where you could be anywhere in the world

Great location Great location

by Selvin G on January 9, 2017

Sandalwood Resort was for situated for me in the best part of Goa (short drive to tourist Hot Spots such as Calungute, Baga beach, Panjim, etc), quick access to good beach, good service, friendly staff, safe. The rooms that we were provided with (311,312 and 313 were clean, comfortable and two rooms had private balconies with good views. The rooms were a bit small and too old fashioned for my liking. Breakfast was average, very limited if you're not in the mood for Indian cuisine for breakfast. Pool is good, there are also a few other activities such as a snooker table (50 rupees for 15mins though), table tennis and some board games. Ice was charged for at a nominal rate as was the bottled water. Dinner was also quite limited, however decent. A good 3.5 star hotel I goes by the standards I have seen in India.

OK 3 star hotel - good pool - near beach OK 3 star hotel - good pool - near beach

by Darshin L on January 8, 2017

We paid quite a lot 95 per night for New Years. Its a nice apartment hotel with a good pool and pretty good waiter service. My family enjoyed the pool and spa. It is a 3 minute walk to nearby Vainguinim Beach through the grounds of the Cidade de Goa hotel. Nice beach with lovely sunsets. The breakfast buffet is nice and a la carte menu is OK. We ate a lot in the hotel as going anywhere else was not really an option. I used the gym but found all the equipment to be old and needs replacement in my opinion. My wife used the spa service which seemed good value (by world standards) The lack of metered taxis in Goa seems to be a big problem as we paid Rs700 to go to the Mall de Goa, Rs300 to Panjim and Rs1200 and 1000 for airport runs. You feel captive to the drivers charging whatever they like. The hotel offered a shuttle bus service and should offer a bigger shuttle bus service twice maybe to Panjim? Rooms were ok with good AC and hot water. Good cleaning service. All in all we had a relaxing time.

Inconvenience galore!!! Inconvenience galore!!!

by Maria M on January 1, 2017

The property is average with reasonably decent facilities all round. Even has a spa we never got to use because it was closed, probably on the one day that they would be able to take it in. However, what is astounding is that we ended up paying more for taxis than our hotel room. The little taxi mafia outside the hotel is a complete rip off, and prices depend heavily on the shade of your skin!! With the hotel located at the bottom of the hill, in the middle of nowhere, there is no other option other than to use their taxi services!! Purely for this reason I would not stay at this property nor would I recommend it!!

A very comfortable stay! A very comfortable stay!

by Ajay Singh P on December 21, 2016

We had a comfortable four night stay at the Sandalwood resort in Dona Paula, Goa. It has a great location being right there on the Vainguinim beach. The compact room was a bit small with a child, but the room was clean and comfortable. Bed linen was clean with a comfortable bed, a basic but clean bathroom and very good room service. Our view overlooking the resort lawn was pleasant. My two year old daughter thoroughly enjoyed the baby pool. The pools were cleaned thoroughly every day, so one need not worry about getting into unclean water. I only wish that they would provide WiFi access in the rooms, it is only accessible in and around the reception area.

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Demo Trip Quiet and lonely resort

by rexsonjjoy on November 3, 2016

Demo Trip If you are four adults go for the suite room instead of 2 rooms.

by VineetMalini on October 29, 2016

Demo Trip Not a good hotel to select Good room...

by Bhanu P on October 25, 2016

Demo Trip Avoid higher floors as there are no elevators!

by sukhdevbsingh on October 13, 2016

Demo Trip Ask for Garden facing or Pool facing.

by nycl907 on October 13, 2016


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  • Cancellation/ prepayment

    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check what room conditions may apply when selecting your room above.

  • The primary guest must be at least 18 years of age to check into this hotel.
  • As per Government regulations, It is mandatory for all guests above 18 years of age to carry a valid photo identity card & address proof at the time of check-in. In case, check-in is denied by the hotel due to lack of required documents, you cannot claim for the refund & the booking will be considered as NO SHOW.
  • Unless mentioned, the tariff does not include charges for optional room services (such as telephone calls, room service, mini bar, snacks, laundry etc). In case, such additional charges are levied by the hotel, we shall not be held responsible for it.
  • In case suitable proof of identification is not presented at check in, the accommodation can be declined to guests posing as a couple. will not be responsible for any check in declined by the hotel due to the aforesaid reason. ( and shall not be able to process any refund )
  • All hotels charge a compulsory Gala Dinner Supplement on Christmas and New Year's eve. Other special supplements may also be applicable during festival periods such as Dusshera, Diwali etc. Any such charge would have to be cleared directly at the hotel.
  • In case of an increase in the hotel tariff (for example, URS period in Ajmer or Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri) the customer is liable to pay the difference if the stay period falls during these dates.
  • will not be responsible for any service issues at the hotel

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