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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hotel was good, rooms were cleaned, breakfast and dinner was good (buffet breakfast consist of Boiled egg, Omelette, Idly, sambhar, Poha, Dosa, poori sabji, sweet corns, juice, milk, butter & breads, Tea, Coffee and few more. You can get a free drop from Hotel to Panjim market at 10:30 am or you have to get a vehicle to go outside....

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is lovely. Very quiet and peaceful. On the other hand if you want shops, bars and entertainment then it is the wrong place. We had just had almost three weeks in North India and came from Bombay so it was a welcome and refreshing change from the noise and hassle. We had a premium room. The room was...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not good hotel to come back again and no recommend anybody because of: 1- we every day should ask to bring us shampoo and soap and change bed sheets they do it untill ask ! 2- breakfast is so simple and no variety. 3-mafia in taxi service and because of no other choice you should their taxi and...

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Kamran S, General Manager at Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, responded to this review

Dear guest, Greetings from Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, Goa! We regret that you didn't enjoy your stay with us however I must say that though there were bathroom amenities present as per your request we provided you daily with extra and changed sheets etc. We have various categories of rooms available in differently designed buildings and depending on your reservation...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a great value for your money. This is our fourth and last night here - my husband came for a conference so this was the closest location to venue that was somewhat affordable. However, if we had a choice, I would not stay in this part of Goa to begin with, as this particular hotel does not have convenient...

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Kamran S, General Manager at Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Sandalwood Hotel & retreat, Goa! You chose a suite room to shift not deluxe premier and yes it's large and spacious. since three-person are not allowed in the base category room you had chosen initially and I think there was a bit of a confusion on the upgrade charges and we apologize for that. We spoke...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesum days in hotel, well trained staff, cooperative staff..espcly phillip ..awesome food service,clean room, axis to private beach in walking distance 2mintz with 24hrs hotel security.. Surely visit place for unforgettable wonderful experience of life..

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

its a nice hotel, with all that other hotels in the range offer , pool and bar facilities. however the attendants around the pool are not very efficient and take a long time to prepare order. even if just a beer out a bottle. I biggest issue was the bath showers in our rooms - they did not have a...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at Sandalwood late on the Friday night to find that the twin room we had booked was in fact a double. The staff were unhelpful in resolving this and this continued throughout the stay. Arranging for taxi's was also a challenge, as the receptionists seemed to be pre-occupied with other activities. It wasn't all bad however, the beach...

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Kamran S, General Manager at Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Sandalwood hotel & retreat, Goa! Thank you for reviewing us. We regret that you got a double bed instead of a twin. I am sure there must be some communication error in booking but till I see your booking details it cannot be verified. I request you to kindly write to us with your booking details....

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the good and comfortable options to stay in Dona paola. Check in was smooth. They provided an extra large room. The restaurant staffs are just awesome. They customized and prepared very tasty baby food. Baby liked it so much. Beach is only two minutes walk from this resort . The internet speed in the rooms are...

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Kamran S, General Manager at Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for taking out time and reviewing us here. Thank you for appreciating the services and the hotel. We have also noted the issues pointed out and we will make sure that each one is resolved for future. We look forward to your future visits to goa if any Kamran Siddiqui

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stayed at sandalwood retreat hotel & resorts between 22 January - 27 January. We had a pleasant experience over there, staff was so pleasing and friendly nature.Me and my wife along with my kid really enjoyed. Specially Phillip and other staff members in the restaurant was so helpful, there are very good at their duties. I really want to...

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Kamran S, General Manager at Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, Goa! let me thank you first for writing such a great review and giving us wonderful ratings. We are thrilled to know that you wish to return back. We request you to write to us before making your next visit arrangements so that we can offer you special rates. Looking forward to...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last time My Family and I stayed we really enjoyed the Place and this time we again decided to stay . From the Check in to Check out our Experience was wonderful . We stayed for 6 Nights 7 Days and all our Requests had been fulfilled. Wonderful Staff , always smiling and warm and Helpful. The FandB Manager helped...

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Kamran S, General Manager at Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Sandalwood Hotel & retreat, Goa! Wonderful review and ratings, we thank you for taking out time and rating us well here. It's indeed always a pleasure to see that the team's efforts and the hotel has been appreciated. Thank you once again. We look forward to your future visits if any. Warm Regards, Kamran Siddiqui

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat

Address: Vainguinim Beach, Dona Paula 403004, India
Region: India > Goa > Dona Paula
Price Range: €40 - €85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 69
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#2 Spa Hotel in Dona Paula
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“Get a premier room overlooking the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles KT236, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Check out the bath showers”
 of 5 bubbles Vis1701, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with bigger size are airy and nice.”
 of 5 bubbles VickyS535, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Quiet and lonely resort”
 of 5 bubbles rexsonjjoy, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you are four adults go for the suite room instead of 2 rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles VineetMalini, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
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