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    Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat

    Vainguinim Beach, Dona Paula 403004, India
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    Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

    Our stay here was exceptional. The service was excellent. The food was fabulous especially the breakfast. They have an independent travel desk and they were fantastic. We highly recommend Shaikh +917798133122 who had good English & took us to places that tours don't go.

    Thank Shane P
    Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

    People were very friendly & helpful..From the driver that fetched us from the airport to the waiters at the restaurant at the hotel. I would however advise not to use the taxi service desk at the hotel for any trips except for the complimentary trips...More

    Thank Pradashnee D
    Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

    its good hotel with friendly personal... all thinks was ok... all rooms was clean. foods was good if you dont like chilli and hot before order say it... i had good time in this hotel. by the way its so far to disco, night club...More

    Thank excellance77
    Reviewed August 19, 2015

    I am staying at Sandalwood hotel from 17-th of August. Tomorrow on 20-th of August I depart. Past three days were excellent. Hotel has excellent location near Panjim and Old Goa. If you want to see both cities contact the reception. They will arrange everything...More

    1  Thank FilipCenovski
    Response from Kamran S, General Manager at Sandalwood Hotel & RetreatResponded September 29, 2015

    Dear Guest, Greetings from Sandalwood Hotel & retreat, Goa! It's heartwarming to know that you loved the stay here and we thank you for expressing your joy here. Undoubtedly Philips is one of the most outstanding staff we have but fortunately we have many more...More

    Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

    This was my 4th visit to goa... Every time to different areas... This was first for business purpose, so I choose to stay near panjim. This is a good or very good budget resort, with all facilities like swimming pool, indoor games, spa, garden and...More

    1  Thank Sandesh M
    Response from Kamran S, General Manager at Sandalwood Hotel & RetreatResponded September 29, 2015

    Dear Guest, Greetings from Sandalwood Hotel & retreat, Goa! It's great to know that you have liked the hotel, it's services and the team and chose to express it here. I am sure since it was your 4th visit you have stayed in various similar...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Room Service
    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
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    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Conference Facilities
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Outdoor pool
    • Price range
    • $56 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #1 Best Value Hotel in Dona Paula
    • #2 Spa Hotel in Dona Paula
    • Room types
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    • Number of rooms
    • 69
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    • North Goa District >
    • Dona Paula
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    November 17, 2017|
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    Response from Kamran S | Property representative |
    Dear Guest, Greetings from Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, Goa! There are 3 shuttles everyday and all need prebooking at reception preferably latest by an hour before start, to ascertain the number of seats. The timings are as... More
    October 14, 2017|
    Response from Kamran S | Property representative |
    Dear Guest, Greetings from Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, Goa! We provide with a shuttle twice a day to Panjim but That is not like a tour. It's meant for people who would like to Go for shopping to the city and it saves them... More
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