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Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Outdoor pool, open 8 AM to 8 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Premium bedding, memory foam beds, in-room safe, desk

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationRaj Bhavan6 min drive
    Popular LocationGoa Medical College and Hospital7 min drive
    Popular LocationMiramar Beach17 min drive
    AirportGoa (GOI-Dabolim)64 min drive

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  • Deluxe Compact Room

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Single Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Compact Room
  • Premier Room

    Room amenities

    • 441 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsPremier Room
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom

    Room amenities

    • 538 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsSuite, 1 Bedroom
  • Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • 1001 sq ft
    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsPenthouse, 2 Bedrooms

About this area

Dona Paula

Located in Dona Paula, Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat is near the beach. Calangute Market and Titos Lane are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Miramar Beach and Candolim Beach. Travelling with kids? Consider Goa Science Centre, 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.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Raj Bhavan - 6 min drive
  • Goa Medical College and Hospital - 7 min drive
  • Miramar Beach - 17 min drive
  • Mandovi River - 21 min drive
  • Panaji Bridge - 31 min drive

Getting around

  • Cansaulim Station - 28 min drive
  • AirportGoa (GOI-Dabolim) - 64 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • Sea Pearl – Poolside family restaurant. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Upper Coast Cafe – Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Caitan n Joe – Pool-view pub.
  • Salud Latino Bar – Garden-view pub. Reservations required.

About this property

Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat

Family-friendly hotel with 2 restaurants and outdoor pool
This smoke-free hotel features 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool and a health club. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a poolside bar and a coffee shop/café are on-site. All 75 rooms offer comforts such as memory foam beds and premium bedding, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include balconies, 24-hour room service and rainfall showerheads.
Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat offers 75 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Rooms open to balconies. Memory foam beds feature premium bedding. 36-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, slippers and complimentary toiletries.

This Dona Paula hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and a ceiling fan. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club.

Guests aged under 12 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

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

Internet

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

Parking and public transport

  • Free secured self parking
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Train station pick-up shuttle (surcharge)
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: INR 550 per person
  • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Arcade/games room
  • Children's pool
  • Health club
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Babysitting/childcare
  • Children's pool
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning service
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Supervised childcare/activities

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Conference space (969 square feet)

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

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

Bathroom

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

Entertainment

  • 36-inch LCD TV
  • TV channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

More

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

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between noon and midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
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.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
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

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: INR 550 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: INR 900 per person
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • 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
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

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

Property is also known as

Hotel Retreat
Hotel Sandalwood
Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat
Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat Dona Paula
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Sandalwood Hotel Retreat Dona Paula
Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat Goa/Dona Paula
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Frequently asked questions

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.
Does Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Pool access is from 8 AM to 8 PM.
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.
What time is check-in at Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat?
Check-in is from noon to midnight. A fee applies for early check-in (subject to availability).
What time is check-out at Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat?
Checkout is at 10 AM. Late checkout is available for a fee (subject to availability).
Does Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of INR 900 per person applies.
Where is Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat located?
This family-friendly Dona Paula hotel is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Vainguinim Beach and Dona Paula Beach. Miramar Beach is 1.9 mi (3 km) away.
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4.0/5

Cleanliness

4.1/5

Staff & service

0.0/5

Amenities

3.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: 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

4/5 Good

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

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: 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

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: 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

3/5 Okay

Sad face IconDisliked: 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

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