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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I am now in sandalwood hotel and it is the most terrible 4 star in the world hotel . So sorry to Indian inspector who get 4 star to this hotel. I just want to see who one get the star to this hotel. The room size is so small . There is no standard in india.

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Reviewed 5 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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Kamran S, General Manager at Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Sandalwood Hotel & retreat, Goa! It was nice meeting you and we thank you for the great review and wonderful ratings. Guest reviews are a great way of knowing your product and motivating the team. In this case Anandraj is thrilled to see his name appear. We are glad that you liked it here. We look...

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Sandalwood Hotel & retreat, Goa! Wow excellent ratings and kind words, we thank you for that. It's lovely to know that you liked it here. The choice of breakfast is something that we believe should be great to start a wonderful day and we are glad that you liked it. We look forward to your future...

Vidisha, India
Reviewed 2 weeks 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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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 review here. You have described the hotel very well. We are glad to know you have appreciated the hotel, it's staff and thier services and we thank you for the same. We look forward to your future visits Warm Regards, Kamran Siddiqui

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks 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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Kamran S, General Manager at Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Sandalwood Hotel & retreat, Goa! At the onset let me thank you for creating a candid review and great ratings. We are Happy to know that you enjoyed your stay here. Yes we are in a quite location but Panjim city is within 10 minutes driving distance and most of the popular destinations whether it's in...

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 20 February 2017

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 18 February 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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Spa
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat

Address: Vainguinim Beach, Dona Paula 403004, India
Region: India > Goa > Dona Paula
Price Range: $51 - $119 (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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Sandalwood Hotel And Retreat
Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat Goa/Dona Paula
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Dona Paula
#2 Spa Hotel in Dona Paula
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • 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”
 of 5 bubbles pritigirl1, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a premier room overlooking the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles KT236, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Check out the bath showers”
 of 5 bubbles Vis1701, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with bigger size are airy and nice.”
 of 5 bubbles VickyS535, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Quiet and lonely resort”
 of 5 bubbles rexsonjjoy, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
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