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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We been in sandalwood hotel for a week and we were 13. Here is my comments: 1- Hotel facilities are very good 2- Rooms are very clean with 3 fan and 1 air conditioner 3- Resturant were very clean with lovely food 4- you can pick grilles food in resturant 5- this resturant is vegetarians friendly 6- hotel manager name...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location and beautiful clean private beach with security and free sunbeds. Nice rooms with refrigerators, Air conditioning, fan, tv and balcony. Delicious breakfast with choice of south Indian cuisine - idlis, dhosa & also English breakfast - eggs, cereal toast etc. Nice setting and only 6km from Panjim. Option to rent scooters from hotel for only 300 rupees per...

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Vidisha, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a nice stay with this hotel. Rooms are well maintained and equipped with all the basic amenities. Fridge also is their in room We had two rooms with us. Both have balcony with a good view. Hotel also has the swimming pool and great food. Our Breakfast and dinner were complimentary from their side. Near to the hotel...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents took me here to celebrate my 50th birthday. It was a nice hotel but basic. The staff were friendly and the breakfast was great! The hotel has its own private beach, which was quiet and has sunloungers reserved for its guests. The walter was very calm. The downside is, there were no shaks or activities so it could...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is preferable only for those who have hired a rental vehicle of their own. Staff is cooperative, rooms are good, some issues with hot water though. Private beach which is very close is the highlight. Room service is good. Breakfast spread is great and all the stuff is nicely prepared. Special thanks to their chef who cooked nice...

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Sandalwood hotel & Retreat! Thank you for writing a feedback for us. We apologise for the dinner you mentioned and thank you for the good points you highlighted. We have made a note of your suggestions and issues mentioned and we shall do our level best to work on it. we look forward to your future...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just been there for one week and I totally got disappointed. The hotel at best has 3 star minimum facilities. The rooms are small and messy. The shower doesn't work most of the time. The biggest problem is the hotel location. It is totally isolated with no shops, market and entertainment around. There is even no buss station close...

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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 taking out time to review us here. We understand and regret that the hotel location may not be upto your choice. Yes it is a quite location and for the guests who like to travel out of here taxi counter is available in the lobby. I agree that...

Oldham, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for one night after arriving from the UK before heading up to Jaipur. All we really wanted was a bed after a long flight and just as well as that was really all our basic room had to offer. The shower was really poor and washed more of the wall than the person. The hotel has no...

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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 rating us here. It's amazing to see and learn from our guest's experiences as I understand that location of the resort may not be to your liking. We have also noted other concerns given and I assure we shall look into it. Warm Regards, Kamran Siddiqui

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hotel was good, rooms were cleaned, breakfast and dinner was good (buffet breakfast consist of Boiled egg, Omelette, Idly, sambhar, Poha, Dosa, poori sabji, sweet corns, juice, milk, butter & breads, Tea, Coffee and few more. You can get a free drop from Hotel to Panjim market at 10:30 am or you have to get a vehicle to go outside....

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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 great ratings and a candid review. We are glad to read that most of your stay was very good except for a little disturbance from some other guests. As you can see in tripadvisor almost all of our guests are family visitors but being in hotel industry...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 18, 2017

This hotel is lovely. Very quiet and peaceful. On the other hand if you want shops, bars and entertainment then it is the wrong place. We had just had almost three weeks in North India and came from Bombay so it was a welcome and refreshing change from the noise and hassle. We had a premium room. The room was...

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Sandalwood Hotel and retreat, Goa! Thank you for the wonderful ratings and describing the hotel so well. you have covered almost every aspect of the hotel which is wonderful. We have taken up the issue of taxi not arriving with the travel partner and they are taking steps not to have such issues in future. We...

Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

This is not good hotel to come back again and no recommend anybody because of: 1- we every day should ask to bring us shampoo and soap and change bed sheets they do it untill ask ! 2- breakfast is so simple and no variety. 3-mafia in taxi service and because of no other choice you should their taxi and...

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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 regret that you didn't enjoy your stay with us however I must say that though there were bathroom amenities present as per your request we provided you daily with extra and changed sheets etc. We have various categories of rooms available in differently designed buildings and depending on your reservation...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat

Address: Vainguinim Beach, Dona Paula 403004, India
Location: India > Goa > Dona Paula
Price Range: $38 - $90 (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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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Ask for a room where there is a lift if you have walking issues”
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“Get a premier room overlooking the pool.”
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“Check out the bath showers”
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“Rooms with bigger size are airy and nice.”
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“Quiet and lonely resort”
 of 5 bubbles rexsonjjoy, Nov 3, 2016 | Read review
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