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7.3
Very good
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7.1
Very good
Location rating score
Very good location - 800 meters to the beach
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FREE
  • Palolem Beach940 m
  • Canacona Government Hospital2.43 km
  • Dhavalikar Hospital3.01 km
  • Agonda Beach5.63 km
  • Cabo da Rama Fort13.83 km
  • Betul Beach17.1 km
  • Mobor Beach18.15 km
  • Cavelossim Beach19.77 km
  • Huniso Resto Bar20.37 km
  • NUSI Wockhardt Hospital20.66 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Sandalwood Gardenia Resort

    Palolem Beach -Agonda Road, Devabag, Canacona, Palolem, Goa, India, 403702 - See map
    "Well planned location close the adorable palolem beach Awesome hospitality Very friendly staff"
    parthiban - August 23, 2016
    Very good comfort
    7.9 room quality and comfort
    Very good service
    7.9 rating for service
    • Airport transfer

    • 800 meters to the beach

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Sauna

    • Air conditioning

    Property ranking|Compared to 10,600 Goa properties
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    Room comfort score
    7.9/10
    Review score - United States
    8.7/10
    Value for money score
    7.2/10
    Service score
    7.9/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Goa properties
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Goa properties
    Better than
    98
    %
    of Goa properties
    Better than
    98
    %
    of Goa properties
    Value for money7.2
    Distance to city center40 KM
    Location rating7.1
    Nearest airportGoa International Airport (GOI)
    Distance to airport46.1 km

    Rooms available at Sandalwood Gardenia Resort

    7.9
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Suite
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    • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 1 king bed
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 1 double bed
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    Club
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 queen bed
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                  What people love about Sandalwood Gardenia Resort

                  • 8.0
                    Very good

                    "The pool is great, well maintained and refreshing."

                    Ryan

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                    January 2, 2017

                  • 8.0
                    Very good

                    "Overall we would stay again"

                    Ryan

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                    January 2, 2017

                  • 8.8
                    Excellent

                    "The place was quite, peaceful and calm."

                    Natarajan

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                    September 30, 2016

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                  8.0
                  Very good

                  "Good location and nice to place to relax."

                  Ryan

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                  January 2, 2017

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                  8.0
                  Very good
                  Staff 

                  "Good stay, nice room and helpful staff."

                  Ryan

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                  January 2, 2017

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                  Please note that any changes in tax structure due to government policies will result in revised taxes, which will be applicable to all reservations and will be charged additionally during check out.

                  Reviews of Sandalwood Gardenia Resort from real guests

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                  Agoda Reviews (84)Booking.com Reviews (46)
                  7.3
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                  10
                  Cleanliness7.7
                  Facilities5.1
                  Location7.1
                  Room comfort and quality7.9
                  Service7.9
                  Value for money7.2
                  Rating
                  9+ Exceptional (12)
                  8-9 Excellent (17)
                  7-8 Very Good (20)
                  6-7 Good (9)
                  <6 Below Expectation (18)
                  Time of the year
                  Mar - May (24)
                  Jun - Aug (10)
                  Sep - Nov (11)
                  Dec - Feb (31)
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                  3.6
                  Arpita from India
                  Couple
                  Cottage
                  Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

                  Not clean .. ph not working to contact reception .. pool not clean ..charged 46 fr 1 bottle of water”

                  We had a not so good experience .. insects in washroom ... room service not there .. phs not working .. old tea bags and milk powders in room .. pool was advertised in agoda but it was dirty and we cud not use it ... we could not contact them and was difficult to reach ... tried all nos but everyone denied to work there .. its inside canacona and we dint know how to go Not at all value for money

                  Reviewed September 04, 2018
                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  sanjana from India
                  Group
                  Cottage
                  Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

                  Exceptional”

                  Very pretty rooms 👌 Loved the service and staff quality. They went out of their way and made our stay more comfortable.

                  Reviewed May 29, 2018
                  2.0
                  Tapan from India
                  Couple
                  Cottage
                  Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

                  No facilities, no room service,no clean water in pool”

                  Pool is dirty n not usable, food is not good at all, probably u waste ur money booking this hotel. No room service is available, far from beach. Cant find plus point actually.

                  Reviewed February 18, 2018
                  2.8
                  DEVANG from India
                  Couple
                  Cottage
                  Stayed 1 night in February 2018

                  I would not suggest anyone to go here”

                  Last time we stayed in the same resort.At that time, it was fern gardenia. We were hoping the same service this time as well. But we were shocked to see the way they are managing the resort now. Swimming pool is completely dirty ( floor was not even visible). Food was also completely disaster. I ll not go there ever again even if it is free stay.

                  Reviewed February 16, 2018
                  4.0
                  Nancy from United Kingdom
                  Solo traveler
                  Club
                  Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

                  Acceptable”

                  The swimming pool was filthy with a layer of slime running threw it!

                  Reviewed February 02, 2018
                  8.4
                  Excellent
                  Pooja from India
                  Couple
                  Cottage
                  Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

                  Little costly but great experience ”

                  Staff is very polite. Very well maintained aura of the resort!!

                  Reviewed January 31, 2018
                  2.8
                  Sheriff from India
                  Couple
                  Cottage
                  Stayed 6 nights in April 2017

                  Did not meet expectations”

                  Many aspects went wrong. Restaurent: food was awful, utensils were dirty nearly everyday, tables were never cleaned/wiped. Rooms: bugs in the room, AC did not work (but they immediately changed the room), towels n bedsheets were too old and dirty, No Wi-Fi inside the room. Room service: Laundry service simply folded the dirty clothes and gave it back as washed and pressed. Upon complaining, they washed and permanently stained the clothes and refused to remove the laundry charges. I expected a 3-4 star experience but sadly they do not even qualify for 1-2 stars. Extremely disappointed and feel I should have stayed elsewhere for the money spent.

                  Reviewed April 18, 2017
                  4.0
                  Christine from United Kingdom
                  Family with teens
                  Club
                  Stayed 17 nights in March 2017

                  Fern Gardenia Resort”

                  We were disappointed with the overall lack of general maintenance and cleanliness of this hotel including the pool area. The staff were friendly and reception staff were excellent. The location was quiet but due to Palolem being a fairly quiet resort anyway we struggled getting taxi's from the centre after 11 pm. Although only about a 15 minute walk, it was dark and felt deserted. The couple of times we ate at the hotel restaurant was a let down, there was no fish and the chef was unable to make korma curry.

                  Reviewed April 04, 2017
                  8.4
                  Excellent
                  David from United Kingdom
                  Couple
                  Cottage
                  Stayed 4 nights in December 2016

                  An acceptable place to stay”

                  We enjoyed our stay here as we were looking for somewhere a bit more 'up market' than a beach hut, without being a luxury hotel. The place itself was fine, although was quite a reasonable distance from the beach/town. The resort provide a shuttle service until 6:00pm to assist with this, then are able to call an auto. There is a restaurant which is nice-during our stay though, it was closed some nights as the chef had had an accident. This in itself is understandable but no one informed us of the fact until we came to eat at 8:00pm so we then had a bit of a mad dash to town! The staff were all friendly and helpful when approached but lacked some of the charm present in other places we stayed. We would certainly stay here again but would also be open to alternatives.

                  Reviewed January 06, 2017
                  8.0
                  Excellent
                  Ryan from Australia
                  Couple
                  Cottage
                  Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

                  Nice place to relax”

                  Good location and nice to place to relax. Off the beach which means some calm, but easy access to different beaches in the area. Good stay, nice room and helpful staff. The pool is great, well maintained and refreshing. Only downside was that the restaurant and breakfast was not as appealing as many other hotels stayed at, much better to eat by the beach. Also the hot water seemed a bit hard to find. Overall we would stay again

                  Reviewed January 02, 2017
                  8.8
                  Excellent
                  Natarajan from Singapore
                  Couple
                  Club
                  Stayed 3 nights in September 2016

                  Wonderful place”

                  The place was quite, peaceful and calm. As a retreat it is awesome if you are not looking to embark in adventurous activities.

                  Reviewed September 30, 2016
                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  parthiban from India
                  Couple
                  Cottage
                  Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

                  An awesome retreat!!!”

                  Too good ambience. Well planned location close the adorable palolem beach Awesome hospitality Very friendly staff

                  Reviewed August 23, 2016
                  9.2
                  Exceptional
                  srikanth from India
                  Group
                  Cottage
                  Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

                  trip”

                  Amazing staff

                  Reviewed July 07, 2016
                  6.8
                  Good
                  Om from India
                  Family with young children
                  Cottage
                  Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

                  Its a good place if you dont intend to stay during the day”

                  Fern Gardenia by virtue of facilities is a motel, not a hotel or a resort. Besides a small swimming pool it does not have any other facilities, no decent open space for playing badminton or box cricket. The food is average too. The place is 'compact' and 'clean' but slightly over priced.

                  Reviewed May 31, 2016
                  6.0
                  EDSEL from Australia
                  Couple
                  Suite
                  Stayed 4 nights in January 2015

                  Review”

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                  Reviewed January 20, 2015
                  9.7
                  Exceptional
                  Chelsea from United States
                  Group
                  Cottage
                  Stayed 3 nights in June 2014

                  Great Place to stay”

                  quiet, great hotel restaurant, clean resort
                  Reviewed June 25, 2014
                  8.0
                  Excellent
                  Amit from India
                  Couple
                  Cottage
                  Stayed 3 nights in April 2014

                  Great location (south goa) & good resort”

                  Swimming pool, free transfers to the beach

                  Overall stay was good, It has a nice swimming pool, very close to Palolem beach, facility of free beach transfers is wonderful. Staff is very good and helpful, fast check in and check out. Room was bit small, even cramped was the bathroom. Resort had very limited breakfast and food choices (could be because of off season. Wi-Fi available only at pool at restaurant. Overall, Good trip!

                  Reviewed April 27, 2014
                  8.7
                  Excellent
                  Kiran from India
                  Family with young children
                  Cottage
                  Stayed 1 night in August 2013

                  Nice Resort”

                  Rooms, Swimming, Reciption

                  It was a nice stay.Rooms are spacious. Swimming pool in clean and clear.

                  Reviewed March 16, 2014
                  7.3
                  Very good
                  Satyajit from India
                  Couple
                  Cottage
                  Stayed 4 nights in February 2014

                  It was a pl”

                  Breakfast, Staff, Ambience

                  The place a very quaint place. The facilities available were reasonable. The staff were very friendly and were available to answer most queries. There is a car which will shuttle you between the beach and the hotel if you do not want to walk. The hotel is about 1.5 kms from the beach. The place is perfect for honeymoon couples who want to spend time at the beach and at the hotel. The place quite far away and is helpful if you want complete privacy and want some quite time to yourself.

                  Reviewed February 20, 2014
                  4.7
                  Vinay from India
                  Couple
                  Cottage
                  Stayed 1 night in December 2013

                  One can get better option than this in South Goa”

                  Wooden feel

                  This place didnt offer much. There are far better places around the area and cost effective. Room size is small and should have more facilities.

                  Reviewed December 28, 2013
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