Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat - Goa

Vainguinim Valley Dona Paula, Panaji Goa 403515 In, Goa, India, 403004  show map
 4 stars
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Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat - Goa

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

Handicap parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Welcome drink

Cafe

Coffee shop

Lobby bar

Breakfast room

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

Situated near a church and a museum the 4-star Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat boasts contemporary rooms overlooking the garden. The excellent hotel, built in 2009, is renowned for its oriental architecture.

The property lies within 750 meters from Dona Paula Beach, Caranzalem Beach and Old Goa. The venue is just a short walk from the white-sand beach with outdoor chaise lounges and umbrellas.

Guests will find a market and shops within minutes of the hotel.

Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat can be reached in 10 minutes by car from Dabolim airport.

Rooms

Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat features rooms with a soothing interior that come with a private safe, a closet, satellite TV, a private balcony and climate control for a pleasant stay in Goa. Bathrooms are appointed with bath sheets, a shower and slippers.

Eat & Drink

A broad variety of Asian dishes is served at the a la carte restaurant. Guests can try refreshing drinks in the snack bar. Offering a variety of dishes, Texas are just about 750 meters away.

Services

Comforts like a baggage storage, free parking and a designated place for smoking are provided on site.

Relax

The on-site spa facilities include a spa lounge, a health club and a sauna. Guests can keep fit with fitness classes and a gym offered on the premises.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   72.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators
  • Wheelchair access

Sports & Fitness

  • Table tennis

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Welcome drink
  • Medical facilities service
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Lobby bar
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's pool
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Casino
  • Entertainment
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Garden area
  • Television in lobby
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Balcony
  • Chaise lounges
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Fan/ Extractor

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge

Bedroom

  • Paid bed linen & towels
  • Premium bedding
  • Foam mattress

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • International calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  12 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child may stay at the price of INR 633 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • One child under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Vainguinim Valley Dona Paula, Panaji Goa 403515 In, Goa, India, 403004

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City Center
  • Goa
    18.3 km
Airports
  • Dabolim (GOI)
    8.7 km
  • Sambre (IXG)
    97.0 km
Beaches
  • Anjum Beach
    730 m
  • Dona Paula Beach
    1.4 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    72

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Rooms and availability

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Size: 41 m²
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    Size: 21 m²
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      Size: 93 m²
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        Size: 50 m²
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              How to reach hotel

              hotel Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat - Goa Goa location
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              Hotel Address:

              Vainguinim Valley Dona Paula, Panaji Goa 403515 In, Goa, India, 403004

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Goa
                18.3 km
              Airports
              • Dabolim (GOI)
                8.7 km
              • Sambre (IXG)
                97.0 km
              Beaches
              • Anjum Beach
                730 m
              • Dona Paula Beach
                1.4 km
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  12 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  12 pm
              • Number of rooms:
                72

              Hotel Awards

              IndianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedGoaSandalwood Hotel & Retreat

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

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              Local attractions

              • Vainguinim Beach - 1.5 km
                7 km south of Panaji Center, Panaji
              • Fontainhas - 4.8 km
              • Basilica of Bom Jesus - 10.2 km
                Old Goa, Panaji
              • 18th June Road - 4.5 km
                18th June Road, Panaji
              • Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception - 4.9 km
                Church Square, Panaji

              Near the hotel

              • Old Goa - 730 m
              • Anjum Beach - 730 m
              • Dona Paula Beach - 1.4 km
                7 km from Panaji Centre, Panaji
              • Se Cathedral - 730 m
                Old Goa, Panaji
              • Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount - 730 m
                Old Goa, Panaji
              • Miramar Beach - 1.5 km
                3 km from Panaji Centre, Panaji
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  12 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  12 pm
              • Number of rooms:
                72

              Hotel Awards

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              Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat

              Average guest rating

              7.8out of 10
              Fabulous
              Based on 93 reviews

              Guest reviews

              • Single
                9.2

                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.

              • Couple
                9.2

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

                food menu was very limited

              • Group of friends
                4.2

                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.

              • Couple
                6.6

                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.

              • Single
                9.6

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

                breakfast needs improvement.

              • Older travelers
                9.2

                Staff very polite and helpful, quiet location, excellent comfort

                lift missing

              • Older travelers
                7.8

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

              • Group of friends
                7.4

                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..

              • Group of friends
                7.8

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

              • Couple
                5.8

                +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.

              • Family with children
                7.0

                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

              • Family with children
                9.2

                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.

              • Family with children
                7.8

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

                Rooms are a bit too basic with minimum furniture.

              • Single
                5.8

                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.

              • Group of friends
                7.0

                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.

              How to reach hotel

              hotel Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat - Goa Goa location
              Show big map »

              Hotel Address:

              Vainguinim Valley Dona Paula, Panaji Goa 403515 In, Goa, India, 403004

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Goa
                18.3 km
              Airports
              • Dabolim (GOI)
                8.7 km
              • Sambre (IXG)
                97.0 km
              Beaches
              • Anjum Beach
                730 m
              • Dona Paula Beach
                1.4 km
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  12 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  12 pm
              • Number of rooms:
                72

              Hotel Awards

              IndianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedGoaSandalwood Hotel & Retreat

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

              Use Badge