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Very good 7.9
Based on 102 reviews

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Very good

based on 102 reviews
  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.2
  • Facilities 6.0
  • Location 7.0
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.2
  • Service 8.5
  • Value for Money 8.2
  • Food/Dining 7.7
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Hamza H.
January 02, 2013
exact environs to cool down with family
quiet location, clean closed beach, excellent service, good food
enjoyed a family time-out with this scenic well laid out hotel retreat with superb hospitality of a 4 star facilities (its long since i played billiards n table tennis) and varied evening entertainment programs.. the beach was almost like a private owned well suited for family outing, water sports at easy reach. decent quiet location, free entry to a casino nearby added flavour. would recommend heartily for family get-together.

Lisa D.
United States
December 31, 2012
Not Much Around
Beautiful little beach with soft pink sand.
Nice rooms with lots of light. Comfortable beds, easy to get rest. OK breakfast a bit bland. The rather poor band blasts loud music until 10:15. The water in the shower bounces from scalding hot to cold continuously. For these prices I expect some continuity in water temperature for my shower. Mold on cracks and crevasses of bathroom. I also was a slave to prices quoted at the hotel.because there are no options near by for taxi, laundry or any other services.

kuldeep S.
October 31, 2012
superb location and good service
location, presentation
it was a pleasant and comfortable stay.hotel staff welcomed us in a very well manner explained us each and evrythnh about the facilities provided by hotel.location of the hotel ia well centred in the city all the majour attraction and sites are within 30 kms from the hotel location which can be easily accesable wia hired car or bike and that service too provided by the hotel staff.

Narayana R.
September 26, 2012
Good Hotel with smiling staff
Quiet and calm place
I had a pleasant stay for 2 nights at this hotel; friendly staff makes the experience even better!

Shaikna L.
August 30, 2012
Lovely rooms
Receptionists were very kind and helpful, good hotel, great value for money, rooms were well maintained.
The hotel was excellent, lovely location, breakfast was superb with good choice of foods. Thumbs up for the hotel and would recommend to others too.

Kim H.
August 17, 2012
Lovely hotel with fantastic service
Environment and high quality tasty food
being the low season there were few guests in the hotel. the free shuttle to panaji and dona paula circle was very welcome, we love the breakfast and the freshly cooked food- omelette, thosay. we also enjoyed the dinner at reasonable price. desk staff weere very helpful and attentive

annamalai S.
July 20, 2012
Lovely hotel
best hotel in panjim. breakfast was excellent. rooms were new and clean. reception desk was very helpful. nice stay. clean swimming pool. excellent room service. travel desk was very helpful. rooms were spacious .

Matthew B.
June 25, 2012
Nice hotel and friendly staff + a half decent gym
gym, restaurant, local shuttle bus
Very nice hotel with a pool, gym, table tennis, bar with pool table. Their Italian food in the restaurant is amazing and authentic - no unnecessary Indian spices. The rooms are nice and clean. There are a lot of small things that are annoyances about the hotel eg. the bedroom door alarm triggers randomly sometimes, the gym has a caretaker who likes to watch you work out, the room service menu often isn't available. In all the hotel is very good, we stayed there for 5 days.

Avinash R.
June 20, 2012
Nice, Cozy & Good Value for Money !!!
Spacious Rooms, Excellent Staff & Service, Good Value for Money
Me along with 2 friends had stayed during June-12. The check-in and welcome were quick & courteous. The service of the staff were awesome & very friendly. Nice array of variety for a good breakfast. The rooms are very very spacious and very comfortable bed. The pool was a bit shallow and small though. They host a bar and gym which is adequate too. I understand they arrange a shuttle to Panjim daily provided you inform them in advance. Overall i would recommend people going with family or to relax in GOA, this hotel is the best suited for that. Suggestion: A SPA would be a great inclusion for this hotel. Hope the management will add this soon.

Nicholas B.
United States
June 13, 2012
Amazing Hotel, Staff, and Food!
Best Service In India, Delicious Food, Pool, Shuttle To Panjim, WiFi, 2 minutes from a beach
I had the honor of being able to stay at the Sandalwood Resort for 6 nights in May of 2012. Let's talk about the rooms first...Fantastic! They were spacious rooms, well appointed with modern amenities, seperate (and clean!) shower, large bed, small balcony, and properly working AC, WiFi, and TV. Everything someone could ask for and for a great price. Now let's discuss what makes this hotel SO much better than most others in India.....the staff is AMAZING! Everyone had a smile on their faces and seemed to thoroughly enjoy their jobs. I've been in a lot of hotels with staff that seem disgruntled (including the one I am in right now while I type this) and it's apparent from their attitude how the hotel is run. The Sandalwood seems to opperate like one large family. I need to give a special shout out to Ranjan (the executive chef) and Prem (the food and beverage manager). When I told them that I teach cooking classes in the States they were MORE than excited to be able to put together a small course in Indian cooking for me and show me how to make a special Goan fish curry, Chicken Makhani (which I ordered almost every day, it was fabulous), and discussed many other dishes with me and presented a demo in fruit carving. Chef Ranjan presents food in such a beautiful manner and has a real appreciation for the ingredients he is working with and the preperation behind them.  Francis in the restaurant gets a mention too. He regaled us with amazing stories of his love for adventure and the stories of his mothers cooking and travels. He is a kind hearted, genuine, and loveable guy and makes the restaurant dining experience so much better. I can go on and on about the hotel, but hopefully you will take a chance and book it for yourself. You will NOT be dissapointed!