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Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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...

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1Thank Selvin G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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...

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1Thank Maria M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I was here to attend a summit and our rooms were booked by our organisers. We reached this hotel around 0915 he's and were told that the rooms will be allocated around 12 in the afternoon. We asked if we could have breakfast and were told that it would be charged. We agreed and entered the dining area. Another person...

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5Thank arvindpassey
Kamran S, General Manager at Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Greetings from Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, Goa! It's unfortunate that you chose to review the product and services without using any. I wish your organisers had made a proper reservation moreover if they had informed us that you arrive early along with a reservation you would have surely got your room. Your organisers had booked with us a...

Winona, Minnesota
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Photographs can be misleading, especially on the Internet! This property serves as a good example with particular reference to the rooms, which leave a lot to be desired in terms of space and relative cleanliness. The restaurant is adequate and the swimming pool is fine, but the so-called beach is almost a joke. It is about a five-minute walk from...

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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 thank you for the review of our hotel here and appreciating the positives. we have also made a note of the issues you have pointed out and we assure that whatever possible will be done to improve guest services based on it. We hope you will return and oblige. Warm...

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Nice property, hidden in Dona Poula area. Make sure to ask before you enter the property, GPS often mistakes this place with Chances Casino and resort, hotel was quite, check in was fast, courteous staff, only problem room was at 4th floor with no lifts. Interiors and landscaping was good, service desk and reception gives good advice, they have a...

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Sandalwood hotel & Retreat, Goa! Thanks a lot for the wonderful review and appreciation of the hotel and it's team. We are so sorry that you missed the breakfast but it usually happens when you are relaxed that's the reason we have now started extending the time for breakfast till 11 am. We look forward to...

Goa, India
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Clean, friendly, good food, helpful. Cooked us breakfast at 3am when getting a flight. Had a wonderful meal, kind and considerate waiters. Didn't really have time to use all facilities but would love to go again for longer. Free wifi no fuss a real bonus.. had a lovely stay.

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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 thank you for taking out time and reviewing us here that too, a great short sweet one with wonderful ratings. Our staff is glad to hear it. They love when thier hard work is appreciated. We look forward for your longer duration visit. Warm Regards, Kamran Siddiqui

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Pros, 1. Good and helping staff 2. Not very high pricing (mid range) 3. Not very crowded place 4. Very close to a beach (beach water is not very clean) 5. Good place to relax with family 6. Good quality and tasty food (at least for vegetarians I know as I am :-d ) 7. Recommended for families Cons, 1....

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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 thank you for the great review and the ratings. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I wish to inform you that the space for parking you mentioned inside the hotel is all service roads and administrative vehicles area without which there will be short of services...

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  • 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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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat

Address: Vainguinim Beach, Dona Paula 403004, India
Region: India > Goa > Dona Paula
Price Range: £48 - £87 (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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