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Located in Vainguinim, Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat is adjacent to Vainguinim Beach and within a mile (2 km) of Se Cathedral. This 3.5-star hotel has 75 rooms and welcomes guests with 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and free self parking. Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception and Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount are also nearby.

Dining

Free buffet breakfast is 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.

Rooms

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. 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 on request) 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.

Highlights

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

Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an outdoor pool, Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat provides a health club and a children's pool. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café. The property also has a snack bar/deli. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

Business-related amenities at this 3.5-star property consist of limo/town car service and a meeting room. Event facilities measure 969 square feet (90 square meters). This family-friendly hotel also offers tour/ticket assistance, an arcade/game room, and multilingual staff. For a surcharge, the property provides a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) and a casino shuttle. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Total number of rooms - 75 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Health club 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Year Built 2009 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 969 
  • Free self parking 
  • Train station pickup (surcharge) 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Garden 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 
  • Children's pool 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Wedding services 
  • One meeting room 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 90 

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat offers 75 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to balconies. Memory foam beds feature premium bedding. 36-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels.

Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Balcony 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Slippers 
  • Shower only 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Memory foam mattress 
  • LCD TV 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

Sea Pearl - This poolside family restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Upper Coast Cafe - This coffee shop serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Caitan n Joe - This pub overlooks the pool.

Salud Latino Bar - This pub overlooks the garden. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision. Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.
To register at this property, guests who are Indian citizens must provide a valid photo identity card issued by the Government of India; guests who are foreign nationals must present a valid passport and visa.
This property reserves the right to refuse service animals. Guests traveling with service animals must contact the property in advance using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 5 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Minimum guest age is 18

No elevators

Fees

The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee
  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: INR 900 per person
  • An early check-in fee will be charged
  • A late check-out fee will be charged
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel Retreat
  • Hotel Sandalwood
  • Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat
  • Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat Dona Paula
  • Sandalwood Hotel Retreat
  • Sandalwood Retreat
  • Sandalwood Retreat Dona Paula

We should mention

A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 24 December. A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December. Children 5 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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