Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat
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7.9
Value for money8.1
Distance to city center8.0 Km
Location rating7.0
Nearest airportGoa International Airport (GOI)
Distance to airport8.6 km
Has restaurantYes
  • Airport transfer

  • 930 meters to the beach

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

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8.2
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Penthouse Bedroom
Penthouse Bedroom
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  • Garden view
  • 93 m²/1001 ft²
  • 2 double beds and 2 queen b...
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1 Bedroom Suite
1 Bedroom Suite
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  • Garden view
  • 50 m²/538 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Premier
Deluxe Premier
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  • Garden view
  • 41 m²/441 ft²
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Double Or Twin One Bedroom
Double Or Twin One Bedroom
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  • 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
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Deluxe Compact
Deluxe Compact
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  • Garden view
  • 21 m²/226 ft²
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Double Or Twin Standard
Double Or Twin Standard
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  • 93 m²/1001 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
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Double Or Twin Premium
Double Or Twin Premium
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  • 41 m²/441 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
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Room Capacity 8
Room Capacity 8
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    Twin Standard
    Twin Standard
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      Room CAPACITY 7
      Room CAPACITY 7
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        7.9
        Very good
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        Cleanliness8.1
        Facilities7.2
        Location7.0
        Room comfort and quality8.2
        Service8.2
        Value for money8.1
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        8.0
        Excellent
        Ian from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Deluxe Premier
        Stayed 1 night in February 2018
        No transfers available ”
        All the websites said an airport shuttle was available, but this is not true.
        Reviewed February 05, 2018
        7.2
        Very good
        Ian from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Deluxe Premier
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2018
        No shuttle bus”
        I booked this hotel as I was told there was a shuttle bus, but unfortunately not
        Reviewed January 21, 2018
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Anna
        Couple
        1 Bedroom Suite
        Stayed 4 nights in November 2017
        Exceptional”
        The staff are very attentive, check in was a breeze. The restaurant has a variety of food, breakfast buffet was good, I had fresh pancakes each morning. Beds are very comfortable. There is a pool with a small area for babies, a pool table and separate bar area. A 4 minute walk from the property is a cove with small beach, the property has some sun beds with umbrellas. There is a hotel security guard with the beds so that you can leave your stuff and enter the sea if you wish. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend.
        Reviewed December 05, 2017
        2.4
        Riazuddin
        Family with young children
        Deluxe Premier
        Stayed 3 nights in November 2017
        Pathetic service and staff... not even spoon or knife offered with bread butter.. ”
        Pathetic service and staff... not even spoon or knife offered with bread butter.. They expect us to apply butter with fingers or with what
        Reviewed November 28, 2017
        5.6
        Manu from India
        Business traveler
        Deluxe Premier
        Stayed 5 nights in November 2017
        Stayed for 5 days for Business Purpose”
        I had booked for a Double Premium room through Agoda and when I checked in Sandalwood provided me with a Double Standard room (I did not know that the room was Standard untill i saw the room). After seeing the size of the room, i informed the manager that this was not what i had booked. But he claimed that what he had given me was indeed Premium room (but it was actually Standard room). Then I had to show him the images listed in Agoda to show the difference between Premium and standard. He tried to justify saying it was a mistake in Agoda website. Then I showed him the same room differences in other websites like makemytrip and expedia and he agreed finally. And after long session of convincing I got my desired room. Overall not a very happy experience.
        Reviewed November 21, 2017
        8.8
        Excellent
        Sue from Australia
        Couple
        Deluxe Compact
        Stayed 8 nights in September 2017
        Excellent”
        I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. The staff were very friendly. The room and amenities were very clean. The food was of excellent quality. Breakfast included was definitely the way to go. The pool (although being renovated while I was there) was lovely. They offered pool service at neighbouring property. A very close walk to the beach. The only issue was the distance from the main town - this cost $17 aud a day to get in and back. If you just want to relax and not do much then this place is perfect.
        Reviewed September 27, 2017
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Pritam from India
        Couple
        Deluxe Premier
        Stayed 4 nights in April 2017
        Just Awesome !!”
        Just Awesome !!
        Reviewed April 28, 2017
        5.6
        Christopher from Singapore
        Group
        Deluxe Compact
        Stayed 4 nights in November 2016
        Decent place, but with some serious defects”
        The location is far from the good beaches or any facilities. The rooms were fine, but the attention to customer needs are terrible. One the first night, my room had no hot water. I called the reception and nobody picked up the phone. Seems that you can't get anybody's attention late at night. I was forced to shower with cold water. The next day I complained 3 times before they turned the hot water on. At the 3rd time, I stayed in the room with the maintenance folks to ensure they did their jobs. WTF? The next day, they turned the water OFF till 1pm for maintenance work. Which bloody moron turns off water to the guests' rooms in the morning when the guests are washing up to prepare for the day? I was pissed. To make things worse, I and 2 others in our group had food poisoning at their restaurant, which made me sick for 3 days. One of the dishes tasted strangely sour, and when we asked the waiter, he claimed it was supposed to be sour. Turns out the dish has turned bad. Bloody idiots!!!
        Reviewed January 14, 2017
        3.6
        Manoj from Singapore
        Family with young children
        Deluxe Compact
        Stayed 4 nights in November 2016
        Very bad food quality got food poisioning”
        4 out of 5 people in my family got food poisoning by eat at the hotel restaurant. when we told them the response was .. "oh ok". They perhaps did nothing to change anything.
        Reviewed December 27, 2016
        8.0
        Excellent
        Alakesh from India
        Group
        1 Bedroom Suite
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2016
        Goa Visit”
        Good Stay
        Reviewed September 07, 2016
        6.4
        Good
        Alok from India
        Family with young children
        1 Bedroom Suite
        Stayed 3 nights in May 2016
        Staying at Sandalwood resort for 3 days”
        Staying was good, very clean place to stay and well maintained property. Staff over there are very nice but the charges for f&b is very expensive , dat too without adding any vat and surcharges.
        Reviewed May 19, 2016
        8.3
        Excellent
        Jaime from Malaysia
        Family with teens
        Deluxe Premier
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2016
        pleasant stay”
        spacious room, friendly staff, private beach
        overall the stay was good. However the location of the hotel is a bit far from the public areas. It has a private beach where you can relax. The rooms were good and spacious however there was an issue with the water heater temperature could not be controlled and it gets too hot. The staffs were helpful and friendly.
        Reviewed March 14, 2016
        3.7
        clyde from Australia
        Family with young children
        Deluxe Compact
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
        Overrated ( does not meet western standards )”
        from the review prior to booking i was given the impression that Dona Pola was one of the best places to stay in GOA, i was extremely disappointed , I looked at the reviews after checking in and realized that 90% of reviews were given from local travelers , room was small and dull nothing to like really does not meet western standards even as a one star
        Reviewed January 10, 2016
        6.0
        karan from India
        Couple
        Deluxe Compact
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
        Reception is always staring at you don't know why?”
        1) Room size is good but no hot water 2) A.c. little old need to be replaced
        Stay was ok we got room at third floor it's ok for us . But there is no elevators in hotel so may be difficult for some people . Everything was fine but I am unable to know why guy at reception was always staring at us which give little strange feeling. Need to be improved
        Reviewed December 22, 2015
        6.3
        Good
        Philippe from France
        Business traveler
        1 Bedroom Suite
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2015
        very ordinary hotel”
        staff cleanliness value for money
        Everything was alright. Just not fantastic. This hotel is ok, not more. Several power cuts during my stay. Shower impossible to keep at a medium temperature. Either too hot or too cool.
        Reviewed November 23, 2015
        5.3
        Arjun from Sri Lanka
        Business traveler
        Deluxe Premier
        Stayed 4 nights in November 2015
        CONVENIENT LOCATION”
        VALUE LOCATION AND COZY
        Reviewed November 20, 2015
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Valerie from Malaysia
        Group
        Deluxe Compact
        Stayed 4 nights in November 2015
        Not handicap or old people friendly”
        Mr Phillip from F&B was the best. He provided personalized care and service to my elderly mother on a wheelchair especially as she had some dietary requests. All the staff were also very helpful.
        The selection for type of traveler was not relevant to my family. We were adults traveling with our aged mother who has difficulty walking and uses a wheelchair. Upon arrival we were informed that the buildings with suites did not have elevators. Only the building with compact rooms have elevator. So this was a great inconvenience to my elderly mother. Otherwise our stay was generally very pleasant. The rooms and services - both room service and the F&B service were very good. Mr Philip from F&B was especially helpful to my mother and her requests for dietary specials. Overall the staff were very pleasant and helpful.
        Reviewed November 14, 2015
        8.7
        Excellent
        Valerie from Malaysia
        Group
        1 Bedroom Suite
        Stayed 3 nights in November 2015
        Not handicap or old people friendly”
        Mr Phillip from F&B was the best. He provided personalized care and service to my elderly mother on a wheelchair especially as she had some dietary requests. All the staff were also very helpful.
        The selection for type of traveler was not relevant to my family. We were adults traveling with our aged mother who has difficulty walking and uses a wheelchair. Upon arrival we were informed that the buildings with suites did not have elevators. Only the building with compact rooms have elevator. So this was a great inconvenience to my elderly mother. Otherwise our stay was generally very pleasant. The rooms and services - both room service and the F&B service were very good. Mr Philip from F&B was especially helpful to my mother and her requests for dietary specials. Overall the staff were very pleasant and helpful.
        Reviewed November 14, 2015
        6.0
        tiwari from Singapore
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe Premier
        Stayed 1 night in October 2015
        Hidden corner”
        Quiet, fast check in, prompt room service
        Good mattress, soft pillows, stale fridge, dusty aircon, over priced transport
        Reviewed October 29, 2015
        7.7
        Very good
        Paul from Australia
        Family with young children
        Deluxe Premier
        Stayed 5 nights in September 2015
        Accommodation - Sandlewood”
        Good Pool, nice gardens and outlook, large rooms
        Generally good. Hotel is well located for a quiet time if you don't want the throng of the northern beaches. You can walk to the beach but its not much to swim at. Food is quiet good and well priced. Rooms are clean but the whole place is showing its age. Staff were helpful but a bit prone to leave dishes in the hallways a bit long. Main criticism is the exorbitant price for an extra bed. We had three kids and had to pay about $40us per night for a fold up bed - that's almost the price of another room?
        Reviewed October 10, 2015
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