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Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat

Vainguinim Valley, Dona Paula, Panaji, North Goa, India 403 004

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Very good

7.1

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13 reviews

77 reviews in English

Value for Money
7.2
Location
6.5
Staff Performance
7.7
Hotel Condition/Cleanliness
7.4
Room Comfort/Standard
7.1
Food/Dining
6.9
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Tiwari A. Solo travelers Singapore, October 25, 2015
Hidden corner

Quiet, fast check in, prompt room service
6
Good mattress, soft pillows, stale fridge, dusty aircon, over priced transport
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Mohsin K. Solo travelers India, January 13, 2015
Peaceful retreat

Ambience in the evening , nice rooms, friendly staff
7.7
Pleasant experience, much better than expected
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Anne E. Solo travelers Ireland, December 9, 2013
Very enjoyable.

Friendly staff, good breakfast, clean room with tea and coffee
8.3
We spent 7 nights at this hotel and enjoyed every minute of it. All the staff were really nice and kind whilst being efficient. Francis (Manchester United fan) kept us up to date on all football scores. He introduced us to Madera Wine, which we enjoyed tooooo much. Water is too expensive. Very quiet and peaceful location.
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Tara M. Solo travelers Canada, January 6, 2013
Good if you are looking for a resort

clean and good service
8
nice place if you want a home away from home. If you are coming to india not to see the locals and not to absorb any culture, just sit in you're own home, then go here. Clean, good food, good drinks and perfect room. All in all, nice for a bout 1 night, thats enough after that.
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Lisa D. Solo travelers United States of America, December 29, 2012
Not Much Around

Beautiful little beach with soft pink sand.
6.7
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.
Hotel Feature Tip: It is the holidays but I don't feel it was anywhere near worth what the charged.
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Narayana R. Solo travelers India, September 23, 2012
Good Hotel with smiling staff

Quiet and calm place
8.7
I had a pleasant stay for 2 nights at this hotel; friendly staff makes the experience even better!
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Christian P. Solo travelers United Kingdom, December 5, 2011
Overpriced average hotel

Isolation
4.3
On to other things. The 1st room I was put in was damp smelling and the 2nd smelt like a pet shop, although this went away. The food was good although was terribly slow. I was the only person in there sometimes and yet I still had to ask for the bill 3 times. The hotel is in the middle of nowhere and they charge silly amounts for cabs. Use of the shared private beach was nice, although don't even think about sitting on a bed as they belong to the other hotel and their security guard blows a whistle and tells you to get off!
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Philipp R. Solo travelers Germany, June 6, 2011
nice area but worse service

close to the beach, close to other interesting locations
5.3
hotel is quite ok if you do not expect too much. It is clean
Sightseeing/Attractions Tip: old goa is very close, also some beatiful beaches are in the area of the hotel, shopping is possible in Panjim
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Geoffrey T. Solo travelers Australia, December 13, 2010
Relaxing hotel with great service

Very few guests
9.3
This is a good value hotel. Modern, clean, close to a quiet beach, good pool, fitness centre, restaurant, great service.
Sightseeing/Attractions Tip: I did a 12 hour tour for $3 US with a tour company in Mirimar town (Mahalaxmi Travels). Amazing value.. Great adventure. Rent a motorcycle a the hotel for $10 US per day. If your rent a car, it comes with a driver. A good idea.
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Uwe B. Solo travelers Germany, May 19, 2015
Hotel ist TOP

sauberes Hotel , tolles Essen , sehr freundliches Personal
8
Am Hotel selbst gibt es eigentlich nichts auszusetzen.Das Zimmer war praktisch eingerichtet und für tropische Verhältnisse sauber.Das Essen im Hotel ist auch sehr lecker und vor allem auch preiswert für ein 4 Sterne Hotel.Leider war in meiner Reisezeit der Pool gerade wegen Wartungsarbeiten geschlossen.Aber man konnte den Pool vom Nachbargrundstück kostenlos benutzen.Zum Strand muss man nur 5 Minuten laufen allerdings ist die Wasserqualität streckenweise nicht gut.Ein Shuttelbus in die Stadt ist täglich kostenlos buchbar, allerdings nur oneway. Rück zu muss man eine Localtaxi nehmen.
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