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Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat

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Vainguinim Beach, Dona Paula 403004, India
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vejle, Denmark
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything at Sandalwood was great! VERY NICE STAFF, very clean, delicious food, nice surroundings, nice pool and great service all in all. The hotel is just outside the city of Panjim - it is nice and quiet. The perfect place for relaxation - even in the off-season time (we were here in July). There is free WiFi everywhere at the... More 

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We been to sandalwood retreat in june'15 for 4 days. The property is well maintained, rooms are spacious, Food is good. The private beach is good, shared with Cidade da Goa. however nearby walking passage belong to Cedade da goa, who don't allow to walk in nearby walking passage

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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 the lovely feedback and great ratings for us. We are glad that you choose to stay with us and liked it very much. The Pathway to the beach is a Public pathway which runs through Cidade de Goa and definitely does not belongs to them. I am surprised... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were with Sandalwood for four days and had a great time. The property is excellent and well maintained.It has a direct access to the beach and is close to all the beautiful places of Goa. Every one in the host team were very courteous and helpful. The food is also good and in fact at our request the Chef... More 

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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 for taking out time from your schedule and reviewing us. We are thrilled to see the excellent review and ratings for our Hotel, It's staff and their services. The fact that you liked it and have returned says it all. We thank you for patronizing our hotel and look forward... More 

Mumbai
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent resort with private beach and all facilities. Beautiful location next to Dona paula.Spacious rooms, good staff, good meals and excellent breakfast. Casino is next door. If you do not have your own vehicle, you can hire one.To enjoy, you must have your own vehicle.

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, Goa! It's a pleasure to read such beautiful reviews with appreciation for our Hotel, it's services and the team. I thank you for appreciation. Yes you pointed it correctly that having own vehicle in Goa is a big advantage. We have a travel desk which can arrange your commutation requirements as per... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We been to sandalwood retreat in june 14th to 17th, room #1102 for our honeymoon. Made a reservation from cleartrip...been a hotelier i like to choose the best...and after my experience with this property i admit that no doubt its a no.1 property in dona paula. Carol from reservation was very helpful in making my honeymoon arrangements. Though i missed... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, Goa! At the onset I would like to extend our gratitude for the appreciation of our Hotel, it's team and the services provided. I can see the keen detailing on the review which only a Hotelier can do. I see that you have appreciated not only the team members you get to... More 

Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This was my first trip to goa, The hotel situated in such a location where you can go to sea shore in 3 mins by walk and to the market in 10 mins by car, Only the voice of water and birds greets me in the morning, Hotel rooms are also clean and clear , thanks to the cleaning staff... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, Goa! I am glad that we could create an excellent picture of Goa and it's people on your first visit to Goa and glad to know that you felt our commitment to Hospitality. The staff is thrilled to read your review and is now morally charged up to create better guest experience.... More 

Bhavnagar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My pleasure to write review for this hotel, An enchanting garden,swimming pool complied with fitness studio and bar preserve your relax spot swimmingly. Hotel is having its own beach and that was the great experience for us. Best hospitality I had ever seen. Very polite, co-operative, well trained staff. Thanks to all at Sandalwood for the many smiles you made... More 

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Well once again it proves that it's a wonderful place to be.I have visited with my school friends and had a great time here. A nice property with wonderful rooms. Very close to beach (may be 30 sec) and a nice a friendly staff. The only thing I found little odd is a food. Some items are overpriced. There are... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, Goa! The fact that you have come here again, you like it and you recommend it, says it all. We thank you for patronizing our Hotel. We have noted your concerns and I assure you that I will look into it. We believe that in today's world a hotel can survive only... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Beautiful location. Mr Jaideep ( the owner) and his wife are such wonderful people. The entire staff created such a warm environment for us to stay in. The entire property is very well maintained. Our driver, Mr Anthony, was a guide more than a driver. We were 3 friends who had to visit the Portugese embassy for our Visa interview.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

We booked two rooms but we got the suits which is best part happened on arrival. It's one of the best hotel to stay for whether you are for your honeymoon or family or friends what ever. Best thing is pool. Its well maintained and attendent is also very helpful. Pool is for both adults and children so whole family... More 

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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 take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent ratings and comments for the Hotel, it's staff and it's services. To tell you the fact we like our guests to take higher category rooms and that is the reason we have kept very low difference in the rates for it.... More 

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