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Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, Dona Paula

3.5 stars
Vainguinim BeachDona PaulaGoa403004India, 800-491-6126
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Good3.8 / 5
Breakfast
Tasty breakfast
Beach
Beautiful beach
Comfort
Rather comfortable
Amenities
Ordinary amenities
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Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, Dona Paula

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

from $64
  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom
  • Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms
  • Premier Room
  • Deluxe Compact Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
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.

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

Children

  • Children (5 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Transportation

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *

  • Train station pickup *

  • Ferry terminal shuttle *

Parking

  • Free self parking

Offsite

  • Casino shuttle *

Also known as

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

Policies

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.

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.

This property does not have elevators.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 24 December
  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 31 December

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

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

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities
Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4
  • Year Built 2009
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • 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
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

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.

Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, Dona Paula’s small print

Also known as

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

Policies

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.

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.

This property does not have elevators.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 24 December
  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 31 December

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Recent reviews

Good 3.8 /5 from 29 reviews

Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, Dona Paula
Fair2.0 / 5
You get what you pay for
Pros: friendly and helpful a staff. Cons: spotty wifi, dirty bathrooms, power outages, 2 star feel to the rooms. If you get a top floor room it could be nicer. My friends room had mold and he broke out into hives. They let him change rooms but mold... The staff were around the friendliest of all the hotels we've been to and seem to care about good service. The only saving grace. When I was there there were lots of kids running around. It's off and far away from a lot of things and the beach is a 5 min walk from the hotel. It isn't directly part of the premises like I originally thought. The price was a value so I didn't expect too much. I didn't take a shower in my room the whole time i stayed... I ended up sneaking over to one of the nicer resorts via the beach on my stay for an upgraded experience.
2 night trip with friends
Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, Dona Paula
Excellent4.0 / 5
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.
2 night romance trip
Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, Dona Paula
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Only beach Hotel
It is too far away from the city, No buses
5 night business trip
Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, Dona Paula
Poor1.0 / 5
Worst hotel stay I have had in a very long time
I am not sure what previous positive reviews were based on, but I just returned from a stay at the Sandalwood and most aspects of our stay there were terrible. From forgetting our airport transfer and leaving us stranded after midnight at the airport, to losing one of our reservations, to damaged furniture and equipment in the room, to a negative experience with the tour desk and a small beach that is full of garbage much of the time, I would not recommend staying at this hotel. I would suggest another resort that is further north or south of the city of Panji and has better trained staff.
2 night trip with friends
Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, Dona Paula
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Excellent Stay
We went for a rotary conference with our friends. I had booked 2 rooms but there was some problem and the booking showed only 1 room. The staff was however very good and upgraded us to a suite which was very good.The breakfast menu was also very good.
1 night trip with friends

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Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, Dona Paula

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