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Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We had a stay for 4 days , it was a great experience of the perfect hospitality, enjoyed at beach and pool,thanks team sandalwood , especially Mr .Anand Raj ,manager food and beverage thank you. Sushegaad Goa .

Only stayed one night here, was a little disappointed because the rooms are a bit tired. The food was ok but nothing to write home about. The hotel was too far away from the airport for an overnight stop, but wouldn’t have wanted to stay any longer!

It's a nice place and my room was a suite type.ive stayed before but never get tired. My bed was comfortable and the AC cooled well.the shower was excellent good pressure . toiletries provided but nothing great in that. The breakfast is adequate..the alacarte is good and affordable for most people. I like the lazy stroll to the beach. A quiet place. Away from the mad crowd.

Right now, i am staying at this hotel with my family. Hotel is excellent. Hospitality of staff is very good Food quality is also good Hotel has almost a private beach which is very safe and not crowded. Especially Deluxe premier room is much large for a family I really liked this hotel from all aspects

I stayed in this resort for 7 days. Had a comfortable stay. The rooms a nice and each room has a decent sized balcony. The staff is extremely courteous, especially the restaurant staff. The food here is good. Dal-tadka is amazing and a must try. It is very close to the beach, hardly 5 mins walk, however the beach is shared with Cidade Goa resort.

Located away from city and near beach nice and cosy resort. Check in and check out was smooth. Rooms were nice and big. Programmes of entertainment in the evening, nice food breakfast and dinner. Service was good.

The place to stay in central Goa. A brisk check in by the friendly reception staff pooja and sohail. I was traveling with my parents, was allotted room for them on the lower floors as requested during reservations. The rooms (would recommend The suites), are very roomy with two balconies. The hotel is very neat and clean, the property is groomed well. The meals/ buffet were served with good options in veg food. We had an infant in the group and special requests for The baby were catered to well. Special thanks to Mr Anand and Uttara for making meals suitable to The festivities(Diwali) days. The casino and the beaches a short drive easily arranged by the travel desk. Looking forward to the next trip.

Good Property. Very near to Cidade Goa and Beach. Access to public. Around 15 minutes from Capital of Goa Panaji. Night life in Panaji is good. Some restaurants are open till 2 am. Good place to stay for couples.

hotel is very clean rooms and decoration is very well. hotel staff is very good services and co-operative to it and perfect place to stay in that place it. this beach hotel is near to beach and whole trip very well and hotel food is very well to it taste to it and brackfast is hot and good.

We booked this hotel from seeing a 4* hotel. But we didn't find it worth of 4* hotel. Here is few things which we observed during our stay of one day. 1) Rooms are quite big. Out suite room was having a very big drawing room and balcony. Balcony gives you view of hotel garden. 2) Overall environment of the hotel makes you feel dull and there is no activities like live music or something at the evening. Pool is also small. 3) Staff has been very friendly and helpful. Their bar was also good. 4) A kind of private beach which was written in many reviews we felt like a joke. You have to pass through the is from parking and garden of other hotel cia Dade Goa. There was no beach beds of this hotel to relax by the beach. One step here or there security guard of other hotel starts whistling. We sat on the stairs leading to pathway of the beach, there also we felt like we are in a constant watch of security guard. When you are in Goa you require peaceful time just by relaxing at the beach, that was missing in this hotel. 4) There is no restaurant nearby. You have to compulsory order food at their restaurant only. But food at the restaurant was decent. Starters we ordered were awesome in taste. Buffet breakfast was also good. 5) They provide complementary supplies of milk powder, tea and coffee. In the room service guide book it was written that additional supplies would be provided with charges. We were like what is this..The person who is spending around 5k for a stay will be charged for additional sugar or milk Powder pouches. 6) They provide shuttle service for panjim market which is nice. Also you require your private vehicle or bike for this place as connectivity to this hotel is tough. Hiring taxies for visiting each and every place would be bit expensive. Overall nice place but needs improvement in their ambience.

Vainguinim Beach Dona Paula Goa

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Vainguinim within a 5-minute walk of Vainguinim Beach, Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat is within 2 miles (3 km) of Dona Paula Beach. This 3.5-star hotel has 75 rooms and welcomes guests with 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception and Goa University are also nearby.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Enjoy dining at Sea Pearl, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


All of Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat's 75 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, coffee makers, and free bottled water. 36-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, free toiletries, and bathrobes, and memory foam beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Ceiling fans, safes, and phones are also available.

Property features

Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat features an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a health club. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for INR 900 per person. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and an arcade/game room.

Room options

Premier Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 643 reviews