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Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, Dona Paula

3.5-star3.5 stars
Vainguinim BeachDona PaulaGoa403004India

Family hotel with 2 restaurants, near Miramar Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Beautiful beach
Tasty breakfast
Great location
Complaints about WiFi
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From 704 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, Dona Paula

from $51
  • Deluxe Compact Room
  • Premier Room
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom
  • Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms

What’s around Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, Dona Paula


  • Miramar Beach - 40 min walk
  • Vainguinim Beach - 3 min walk
  • Dona Paula Beach - 26 min walk
  • Odxel Beach - 32 min walk
  • Dona Paula Jetty - 35 min walk
  • Caranzalem Beach - 35 min walk
  • Goa University - 36 min walk
  • Our Lady of Cabo Chapel - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km

Getting around

  • Goa (GOI-Dabolim) - 45 min drive
  • Panaji Karmali Station - 29 min drive
  • Karmali Station - 29 min drive
  • Vasco da Gama Dabolim Station - 44 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 75 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time noon-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details. 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.
Taxes are subject to change based on Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

  • Train station pick-up

  • Ferry terminal shuttle *


  • Free self parking


  • Casino shuttle *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities
Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Health club
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • Conference space size (feet) - 969
  • Conference space size (meters) - 90
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4
  • Year Built 2009
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Hindi

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Memory foam mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 36-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Sea Pearl - This poolside 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.

Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, Dona Paula’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Retreat
  • Sandalwood Hotel And Retreat
  • Hotel Sandalwood
  • Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat
  • Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat Dona Paula
  • Sandalwood Hotel Retreat
  • Sandalwood Retreat
  • Sandalwood Retreat Dona Paula
  • Sandalwood Hotel Retreat Dona Paula
  • Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat Goa/Dona Paula


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.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

  • Pool access available from 8 AM to 8 PM.
  • Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility.

    This property does not have elevators.

    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    Optional extras

    Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

    Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

    Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

    Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of INR 550 per person (approximately)

    Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of INR 900 per person

    Ferry terminal shuttle and train station pick-up service is offered for an extra charge

    Casino shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    Recent reviews

    Good 7.0 From 11 reviews

    Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, Dona Paula
    Very noisy neighbours made for an unpleasant stay. Rooms were great for the price. Gym equipment wasn't great. Not the best location but it is walking distance from the beach and nearby Cidade Resort. All in all,
    A Traveler, gb2 night trip
    Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, Dona Paula
    Enjoyed our stay. Nothing much in the immediate area. Beach almost deserted. Sunbeds and umbrellas there. Free shuttle into town every day. Nice pool. Breakfast good. Restaurant good, Phillip the head waiter very helpful and good English. Good place to chill out and relax. Nothing hectic here.
    Alexandra, gb7 night romance trip
    Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, Dona Paula
    Clean hotel, but expensive commute
    The stay wasn't worth the money, especially because we spent a lot of money on commuting to and from beaches. The travel desk at the hotel was overcharging us just because there were no other cabbies available in the vicinity of the hotel. The hotel is fine if you intend to stay within the resort with kids. I wouldn't pay the same amount again for going there, especially because of the experience with the travel desk
    A Traveler, in3 night family trip
    Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, Dona Paula
    Very Good8.0
    Ok place. Nice staff.
    Lengthy check in process. Too many rules and regulations all laid out on a sheet of A4 paper. Not too impressed to begin with but then a couple of the staff made us feel welcome. Pradeep the guy in the restaurant befriended us and made us feel at home. Philip was great, a well travelled man on cruise ships for many years, he know what hospitality means. No view from our balcony. Asked for slippers but were not complimentary we had to pay. Hotel In the middle of nowhere so not much to do.
    Stephen, as2 night romance trip

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