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Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat

1 room, 2 adults
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Good experience at Goaon Jan 13, 2020

Stayed for 6 days in the property. The deluxe compact rooms are really compact. But all required ...Read All

Vainguinim Valley,,Dona Paula,Goa,Dona Paula,GOA,GOA,India,Pin-403004 , Goa
  • Outdoor Parking
  • Gym
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Swimming Pool
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Deluxe Premier Room - Breakfast & Dinner Package
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Deluxe Compact Room - Breakfast & Dinner Package
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Deluxe Compact Room - Festive Period
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Suite 1 Bedroom - Breakfast & Dinner Package
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Deluxe Premier Room
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Suite 1 Bedroom - Festive Period
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TripAdvisor Reviews

  • hotel_trip
    Good experience at Goa
    on Jan 13, 2020
    Stayed for 6 days in the property. The deluxe compact rooms are really compact. But all required amenities were available except slippers. Very close to vainguinim beach at 2 minutes walk. Close to Dona Paula and Panjim still away from the noises of town. Ideal for families and couples. Have a safe small swimming pool, gym, spa etc... More
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    Great hotel. Worth a stay!
    on Jan 3, 2020
    This hotel is very great. We stayed there for 4 days. The rooms are clean, the employees are very friendly and the breakfast buffet is more than enough. In the evening we ate at the restaurant for 3x as the food was very delicious! Next to the hotel is a small beach,around 200 m away. Perfect for sunbathing as there are no people. All other famous beaches in Goa are full and crowded so that we as Europeans did not feel comfortable in our swimming clothes at all. Unfortunaly the location is down a hill and far away from taxis which are not overpriced. We were lucky and found one taxi driver who did not charge us tourist prices and drove us around. To panjiim it is about 20 min drive and to Miranmar beach 10 min drive. All in all definately worth staying at the hotel if you do not mind living further away from the city. You will definately get a good rest here.... More
  • hotel_trip
    Great location, amazing hospitality
    on Nov 24, 2019
    The Sandalwood hotel is located in Dona Paula close to the beach in a non crowded place. The place is beautifully situated between trees. I took my family and in laws to the hotel and we were delighted by the hospitality of the hotel. All thanks to Mr. Kamran , friendly and hospitable manager of the hotel, we were upgraded in our rooms and my family felt great. The staff is very friendly. We had our dinner at the restaurant and I would to thank Mr. Rajat for taking good care of us. The kid with us , my niece too had a great time in swimming pool and the room. The transportation from the airport to hotel and vice versa and other destinations were absolutely smooth. Great stuff. Keep it up.... More
  • hotel_trip
    Falls short of expectation
    on Nov 22, 2019
    Was probably a good place once. Now its a bit shabby and run down. The reception area is cramped and tiny, the common areas have seen better days. My room had no Air Conditioner controls, it went either on or off. Breakfast seems for the South Indian tourist. Eggs and poor quality sausages is all as far as protein is concerned. All in all - they should repaint, repair and improve, because in this condition,its simply not worth their prices. ... More
  • hotel_trip
    wonderful stay
    on Oct 26, 2019
    Its cool, comfortable, homely and nice hotel to stay in Goa. lovely ambiance, cooperative staff and walkable private beach makes it a perfect choice for stay in Dona Paula (Central Goa). The food is good and staff is very co-operative.... More
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Enjoy a luxurious experience in a beautiful setting!

Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, is a serene abode nestled amid palm trees on Vainguinim Beach, Dona Paula. The famous Dona Paula Viewpoint is at a short distance of 3 km from here. The hotel is a leisure-cum-business 4 star property with a relaxed, romantic atmosphere and modern amenities.

Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat showcases an outdoor swimming pool, a well-loaded fitness centre and a Spa and Wellness Centre. It has world-class banquet halls, a business centre and conference facilities. The hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, tour desk, babysitting or childcare and Ferry terminal shuttles. Apart from this, there are express check-in/check-out, train-station pickup, car hires, free self-parking and free Wi-Fi available. The hotel is also suitable for differently-abled guests.

The hotel has a selection of 75 rooms and suites of categories Deluxe Compact, Penthouse, Suite Room and Deluxe Premier. These air-conditioned rooms include a flat-screen TV with premium channels, minibar, ceiling fan, room service, coffee/tea maker and free toiletries. An iron/ironing board can be available on request.

There are four dining options available at the Hotel. Sea Pearl, a poolside restaurant serves Asian, Local and International dishes. Upper Coast Cafe is an ideal venue for a tempting breakfast and tea/coffee. Classy beverages are available at Salud Latino Bar and Caitan n Joe Bar.

Popular landmarks from the hotel are Vainguinim Beach (200 metres), Basilica of Bom Jesus (1 km), Cabo (3 km) and Odxel Beach (3 km). You can also visit Dona Paula View Point (3 km) and Miramar Beach (5 km).

Karmali Railway Station is at 20 km and Madgaon Railway Station is at 36 km, while Goa International Airport is at 27 km from the hotel.

Dona Paula Post Office is 2 km and Panjim city centre is 6 km away from Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat.

What makes this property the first choice among travellers is its exceptional setting and excellent services.

Book Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat now and revel in the best!

Please Note: Swimming pool at Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat will be closed from 10th to 18 May 2019 for maintenance. However, alternate arrangement has been done for the guest's to use the pool in property next door. (2 minutes walk).


Check in Check out

Hotel Check-in Time is 02 PM, Check-out Time is 12 PM.

  1. Guest must be over 18 years of age to check-in to this hotel.
  2. 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. Please note that failure to abide by this can result with the hotel denying a check-in. Hotels normally do not provide any refund for such cancellations.
  3. The standard check-in and check-out times are 12 noon. Early check-in or late check-out is subject to hotel availability and may also be chargeable by the hotel. Any early check-in or late check-out request must be directed to and reconfirmed with the hotel directly.
  4. Failure to check-in to the hotel, will attract the full cost of stay or penalty as per the hotel cancellation policy.
  5. Hotels charge a compulsory Gala Dinner Supplement during Christmas, New Year's eve or other special events and festivals like Diwali or Dusshera. These additional charge are not included in the booking amount and will be collected directly at the hotel.
  6. There might be seasonal variation in hotel tariff rates during Peak days, for example URS period in Ajmer or Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri, the room tariff differences if any will have to be borne and paid by the customer directly at the hotel, if the booking stay period falls during such dates.
  7. All additional charges other than the room charges and inclusions as mentioned in the booking voucher are to be borne and paid separately during check-out. Please make sure that you are aware of all such charges that may comes as extras. Some of them can be WiFi costs, Mini Bar, Laundry Expenses, Telephone calls, Room Service, Snacks etc.
  8. Some hotels may have policies that do not allow unmarried / unrelated couples or certain foreign nationalities to check-in without the correct documentation. No refund will be applicable in case the hotel denies check-in under such circumstances. If you have any doubts on this, do call us for any assistance
  9. Any changes or booking modifications are subject to availability and charges may apply as per the hotel policies.
Booking Policies
  1. The standard check-in time is 02 PM and the standard check-out time is 12 PM. Early check-in or late check-out is strictly subject to availability and may be chargeable by the hotel.Any early check-in or late check-out request must be directed and reconfirmed with the hotel directly.
  2. The primary guest must be at least 18 years old to be able to check into this hotel.
  3. The hotel reserves the right of admission. Accommodation can be denied to guests posing as a couple if suitable proof of identification is not presented at check-in. Goomo will not be responsible for any check-in denied by the hotel due to the aforesaid reason.
  4. Child policy apply which may vary from hotel to hotel.
  5. Failure to check into the hotel, will attract no show charges as per Hotel policies.
  6. The total price is inclusive of all applicable taxes. However, it does not include additional personal expenses like telephone charges, meals that aren't a part of your meal plan, any hotel services you use (like laundry and room service) or tips.The hotel will charge you directly for these when you're checking out.
  7. Hotels may charge a mandatory meal surcharge on festive periods e.g. Christmas, New Year's Eve etc. All additional charges (including mandatory meal surcharges) need to be cleared directly at the hotel.
  8. Some hotels may require guest(s) to furnish a valid photographic proof of identity in original at the time of Check-in. Kindly carry the same along with you to avoid any inconvenience. The following documents are recognized for this purpose: Aadhaar Card, Driving Licence, Passport or Election Card.
  9. Note PAN Cards will not be accepted as a valid ID card.
  10. All refund requests must occur within 60 days of hotel check-out. Any refund for checking out early or for no shows will be given at the sole discretion of goomo.com.
  11. In case of increase in tariff during the URS period in Ajmer or Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri, the customer is liable to pay the difference if the Check-in date falls during those periods.
  12. Goomo acts purely as an agent to hotels/suppliers, hence Goomo shall not be responsible for issuance of any invoices on hotel room charges.