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Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat

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Outdoor pool
Premier Room | View from room
Shower, rainfall showerhead, free toiletries, hair dryer
Premium bedding, memory-foam beds, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat

Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat

3.5 star property

7.6/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
Vainguinim Beach, Panaji, Goa, 403004

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationVainguinim Beach3 min walk
  • Popular LocationDr. Jack Sequeira Statue3 min drive
  • Popular LocationDona Paula Beach9 min drive
  • AirportGoa (GOI-Dabolim)65 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Panaji, Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat is near the beach. Caculo Mall and Mall De Goa are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Baga Beach and Vainguinim Beach. Travelling with kids? Consider Splashdown Waterpark, or check out an event or a game at Poriat Football Ground. Looking to get your feet wet? Waterskiing, parasailing and windsurfing adventures can be found near the property.

What's nearby

  • Vainguinim Beach - 3 min walk
  • Dr. Jack Sequeira Statue - 3 min drive
  • Dona Paula Jetty - 4 min drive
  • Our Lady of Cabo Chapel - 4 min drive
  • Dona Paula Beach - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Cansaulim Verna Station - 28 min drive
  • Dabolim Airport (GOI) - 58 min drive


  • Padaria Prazeres - 5 min drive
  • Peep Kitchen - 4 min drive
  • The Yellow Chilli - 17 min walk
  • The Goan Room - 3 min drive
  • Bay 15, Oxcel Beach - 4 min drive

About this property

Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat

3.5-star family-friendly hotel by the sea
A terrace, a garden and an arcade/games room are just a few of the amenities provided at Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat. In addition to dry cleaning/laundry services and babysitting, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks such as:
  • Swimming pool
  • Free self-parking
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), express check-out and a front desk safe
  • Smoke-free property
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the helpful staff
Room features
All 30 rooms feature comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as perks such as free WiFi and safes.
Other amenities include:
  • Childcare services and cots/infant beds
  • Memory foam beds and rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and free toiletries
  • 36-inch LCD TVs with cable channels
  • Balconies, coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans


English, Hindi

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Free off-site parking within 328 ft

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: INR 550 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Arcade/games room
  • Swimming pool


  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Laundry facilities


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • This property does not have any lifts


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Memory-foam mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • TV channels
  • 36-inch LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To register at this property, guests who are Indian citizens must provide a valid photo identity card issued by the Government of India; travelers who are not citizens of India must present a valid passport and visa.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 5 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for INR 2000.
Cots (infant beds) are available for INR 1000

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: from approximately INR 550 per person
  • A late check-out fee will be charged
  • Cots (infant beds) are available for an additional fee
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Property registration number HOTN000968

We should mention

This property does not have any lifts
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
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
A car is recommended for transport to and from this property
Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility, and guests under 12 years old are only allowed in the swimming pool with adult supervision

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat have a pool?

Yes, this property has a pool.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 2 Apr 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 3 Apr 2023 start from ₹4,845.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat?

Self-parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.

What time is check-in at Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 11:30 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat?

Checkout is at 11:00 AM. Late checkout is available for a fee.

Where is Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat located?

This family-friendly Panaji hotel is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Vainguinim Beach, Dona Paula Beach and Goa University. Caranzalem Beach and Odxel Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat and receive a full refund?

Yes, Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




Rating 10 - Excellent. 25 out of 75 reviews" "
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Rating 8 - Good. 23 out of 75 reviews" "
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Rating 6 - Okay. 17 out of 75 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Poor. 6 out of 75 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Terrible. 4 out of 75 reviews" "
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Okay


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service
The room was large and had more space than expected. It was clean also. However, there was a kitchen with no cutlery or plates. The restaurant was okay but empty throughout. The bar wasn't open. There were no sunbeds around the pool. There were advertised sunbeds on the beach but these didnt exist. The nearby beach is essentially a private beach for the guests in the neighbouring 5 star hotels. This means you cant use any pf the facilities on the beach (cafe, bar, sunlounger) unless you are a guest from one of those hotels. There are security guards who escort you off the property even when enquiring if the restaurant/bars are open to non-guests. The nearest shops and restaurants are 30 minute walk up out of the valley and into Dona Paula so it is not ideal unless you have your own transport. The reception staff, when asked if they could book us a taxi, simply gave us the mobile number for a taxi company and refused to assist in arranging. The same goes for laundry. We enquired about the laundry, were given a mobile number of someone who no longer works in laundry and when we explained this was now the case they shrugged their shoulders as if that was the solution. Overall not a great hotel. It is not 4 star, probably 3 at best.

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good stay
It was a good place but the place wasnt in actual Panji. The hotel is split by 2 brother's and the pool belongs to the other half. The actual hotel room was large.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

2/10 Terrible


Business traveller
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Most Pathetic Hotel
Terrible hotel rather it’s not a hotel it’s a lowest quality of railway she’s with no professionalism and ethics...I would request any one or every one do not book or stay at this hotel as they have no staff ..lowest quality of food and untrained staff to handle the hotel guests . The hotel management has no involvement and have no idea of the word meaning service or hotel or responsibility...
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2020

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely service, food, pool, clean
We were so well cared for and got to know the staff. Clean comfortable rooms, tasty and affordable restaurant. A fantastic bargain. The only take away is it is not a walk to Panjim and cabs can be pricey—but you’re next to the nicest cleanest beach in town.
Stayed 8 nights in Nov 2019

8/10 Good


Business traveller, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

10/10 Excellent

Rach, New Zealand

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fabulous authentic Goan food. Walking distance to a small, quiet beach.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2018

6/10 Okay

Verified traveller

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Room comfort
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,
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2018

6/10 Okay

Verified traveller

Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
It is difficult to find from Google Map. Also Collier food with less options for order. Far away from famous beaches. However nice breakfast
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2017

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice Hotel with Amenities
We were in Goa for just 4 nights, and wanted a nice hotel with some facilities and amenities (pool, spa, restaurant, etc...). Sandalwood Retreat was perfect for us, while it isn't a 5-star hotel, it was a nice, affordable alternative close to our Where we wanted to be. Would strongly recommend it, keeping in mind it is nice, simple place with attentive staff.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2017

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.