Sandalwood Hotel - Goa

Vainguinim Valley Dona Paula, Goa, India, 403004  show map
 4 stars
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Sandalwood Hotel - Goa

 Internet

Wi-Fi in rooms

Free Wi-Fi

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Table tennis

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Steam bath

Overview

Sandalwood is a charming hotel offering views over Goa State Museum, Vainguinim Beach and River Cruise and featuring a spa center and a swimming pool. Sandalwood has been welcoming guests to its contemporary rooms since 2009.

Churches and museums lie a short distance from the hotel. The hotel is approximately 10 minutes' walk from Miramar Beach, Dona Paula Beach and St. Cajetan's Church.

There are shopping places, such as markets and shops nearby.

Sandalwood is within a 10-minute drive to Dabolim airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 69 rooms featuring a ceiling fan, a wardrobe, an in-room safe, a private balcony and satellite TV as well as marble bathrooms with a bathtub, bath sheets and a shower. They are equipped with an electric kettle, a microwave and coffee/tea makers.

Eat & Drink

A deluxe breakfast is served every morning. The hotel features a poolside restaurant serving Asian cuisine. Guests can try tea and coffee served in the open-air bar.

Services

Sandalwood provides a meeting room, a photocopier and a business center along with medical service, room service and 24-hour reception.

Relax

Beach facilities at Sandalwood include outdoor chaise lounges and umbrellas. The hotel offers fitness classes and a gym for active guests.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   69.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Currency exchange
  • No elevators

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Table tennis

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's pool
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Entertainment
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Garden area
  • Television in lobby
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Balcony
  • Chaise lounges
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Fan/Extractor

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Hair dryer on request

Kitchen facilities

  • Mini-fridge

Bedroom

  • Paid bed linen & towels
  • Premium bedding
  • Foam mattress

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • International calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  1 am

Check-Out

  • until  1 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • One child may stay at the price of INR 633 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of INR 1324 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Hotel Address:

Vainguinim Valley Dona Paula, Goa, India, 403004

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City Center
  • Goa
    18.3km
Airports
  • Dabolim (GOI)
    8.7km
  • Sambre (IXG)
    97.0km
Beaches
  • Anjum Beach
    730 m
  • Dona Paula Beach
    1.4km
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  1 am
  • Check-Out:
    until  1 am
  • Number of rooms:
    69

Hotel Awards

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According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Spa Hotels in India

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Rooms and availability

Premium Room
Bed type: Double or Twin beds
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Large One-Bedroom Suite
Size: 50m2
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Large suite features a private balcony, separate living room with sofa. Also includes a flat-screen TV with free to air channels, minibar and electronic safe.

Room facilities
    Sandalwood Premier Double RoomSandalwood Premier Double RoomSandalwood Premier Double Room
    Premier Double Room
    Bed type: Double or Twin beds or King Size bed or Double Bed
    Size: 41m2
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    Spacious room features a private balcony, dining area, kitchenette and overlooks the pool or lawn. Includes a flat-screen TV with free to air channels, tea/coffee maker, minibar and electronic safe.

    Room facilities
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      Premier Deluxe Double Room
      Bed type: Double Bed
      Size: 41m2
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      Room facilities
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        Twin Room
        Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or Double or Twin beds
        Size: 21m2
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        Twin/Double Room - De Luxe

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          Penthouse
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          Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed or Double or Twin beds
          Size: 50m2
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          Suite Double Room

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            Bed type: Quad
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            Deluxe Room
            Bed type: Double Bed or 1 Single bed
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              Compact Room
              Bed type: Double or Twin beds or Double Bed
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              Double or Twin COMPACT ROOM

              Room facilities
                Sandalwood Private  Two-Bedroom Penthouse SuiteSandalwood Private  Two-Bedroom Penthouse SuiteSandalwood Private  Two-Bedroom Penthouse Suite
                Private Two-Bedroom Penthouse Suite
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                Features 2 separate bedrooms and 3 private balconies offering spectacular landscape views.

                Room facilities
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                  Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Sandalwood Hotel - Goa Goa location
                  Show big map »

                  Hotel Address:

                  Vainguinim Valley Dona Paula, Goa, India, 403004

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Goa
                    18.3km
                  Airports
                  • Dabolim (GOI)
                    8.7km
                  • Sambre (IXG)
                    97.0km
                  Beaches
                  • Anjum Beach
                    730 m
                  • Dona Paula Beach
                    1.4km
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  1 am
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  1 am
                  • Number of rooms:
                    69

                  Hotel Awards

                  IndianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedGoaSandalwood

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best Spa Hotels in India

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                  Sandalwood Location

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                  Local Attractions

                  • Vainguinim Beach - 1.5km
                    7 km south of Panaji Center, Panaji
                  • Fontainhas - 4.8km
                  • Basilica of Bom Jesus - 10.2km
                    Old Goa, Panaji
                  • 18th June Road - 4.5km
                    18th June Road, Panaji
                  • Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception - 4.9km
                    Church Square, Panaji

                  Near the hotelNear the hotel

                  • Old Goa - 730 m
                  • Anjum Beach - 730 m
                  • Dona Paula Beach - 1.4km
                    7 km from Panaji Centre, Panaji
                  • Se Cathedral - 730 m
                    Old Goa, Panaji
                  • Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount - 730 m
                    Old Goa, Panaji
                  • Miramar Beach - 1.5km
                    3 km from Panaji Centre, Panaji
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  1 am
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  1 am
                  • Number of rooms:
                    69

                  Hotel Awards

                  IndianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedGoaSandalwood

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best Spa Hotels in India

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                  Sandalwood Reviews

                  Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Sandalwood

                  Individual guest reviews

                  • Single
                    9.2

                    The welcome by the front office staff particularly Mr Adhikari was warm & friendly. In fact he ensured i was comfortable during the entire duration of my stay. I was upgraded to a suite at no extra cost which was a very nice gesture by the hotel.The staff manning room service & restaurant were courteous and friendly. Even the transport arangements made by the hotel for drop-pick up to & from Hotel Cicade where i was attending a conference was good though expensive. The driver who came to pick me up frm Cidade was very courteous and deserves a pat on the back.

                    There was confusion in my billing while checking out. I felt i was overcharged for the last night - breakfast. Transport facility (Travel Desk) was very expensive even though it was off season. I also have doubts on the integrity of the drivers arranged by the Travel Desk. I expected better service from the front desk while responding to my needs.

                  • Couple
                    9.2

                    staff were very friendly and the room was very nice. Free vwifi internet throughout the whole hotel

                    food menu was very limited

                  • Group of friends
                    4.2

                    Very difficult to find something positive to say. The breakfast was very good with lots of choice and the staff there were polite and helpful. However, the room smelled stale and damp. The taxi monopoly was disgracefully overpriced. The girl on reception who made up our bill was surly, unhelpful and stupid. She couldn't convert rupees to pounds sterling and it took us almost an hour to sort it out. We also had to walk up hill to nearest road to get a decent price for a taxi. We will never stay here again and certainly never recommend it.

                  • Couple
                    6.6

                    Breakfast was too good. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

                    They put us on 2nd floor and there was no elevator working, Electricity was on and off for all the time, no generator.

                  • Single
                    9.6

                    room service was fast, grounds and pool area were very clean, staff very nice.

                    breakfast needs improvement.

                  • Older travelers
                    9.2

                    Staff very polite and helpful, quiet location, excellent comfort

                    lift missing

                  • Older travelers
                    7.8

                    Location was very pleasant. Restaurant and particularly breakfast was excellent. Acess to places of interest was easy with local taxi

                  • Group of friends
                    7.4

                    it was very clean, our room was very comfortable and we also liked breakfast )))

                    when we were checking out staff billed us higher amount than was posted in Booked.net, we had to argue with them and asked to call their manager to solve the problem, fortunately their manager was more adequate and we paid the amount that was agreed in Booked.net. However the most bigest disadantage is the beach! you cannot call it a beach ))) u cannot swim there and going to other beaches will cost a lot, about 50$ for one trip coz it takes at least one hour for trip, long distances..

                  • Group of friends
                    7.8

                    The Chef and all hotel staff were most obliging providing us a cullinary treat of local recipies and produce

                  • Couple
                    5.8

                    +The beach is very close to the hotel + Good breakfast + Nice pool

                    - The hotel is quite new and there are no many people. That's why all the hotel's personnel is concentrated on you. - The area around is very quite, there's nothing to do in the evening, even for shopping need to go to Panaji (around 1000 INR return - hotel price). - The water in the shower is absolutely unregulated. - There is no hairdryer in the room. - You can not make even domestic calls from the room phone.

                  • Family with children
                    7.0

                    mainly i liked pricing csuse i stayed in penthouse suite with 3 balconies and huge comfortable spaces

                    but there certsin difficulties occured thats why i had to change hotel we were 2 adults with 5 years old child - she bored all the time swimming pool is cold no child activities around and in hotel accually we didnt see much people even if hotel staff say that no free rooms so during daytime not much to do even for adults the sea is dirty beach is full of rubbish onle a few sits for sandslwood guests u cant walk noowhere except 20 metres from beach cause the rest of property inckluding parks and childplaying grounds are private for hotel cidade guests u feel like discriminated by that especially when u see how guards are patroling the beach - terrible taxi is very overpriced but u have no choice the food in restaurant - notice there is only ONE restaurant divided into 3 areas is fine a bit expensive - room service is worst that i had - not impossible ti identify chicken is it or fish - the food problem a lot causr its smells around restaurant and food is not edible for children and spicy as well notice that wifi is only working normally at reception in suits no signal i found

                  • Family with children
                    9.2

                    Service was excellent. Rooms are clean. Free wi fi was great especially when the speed was good. Its next to a unspoilt beach. Daily free coach service to Panji was a great service.

                    Its away from main road. Public transport or taxi availability is not easy. One has to rely on travel desk only which was expensive.

                  • Family with children
                    7.8

                    The food standard is quite good and very helpful and friendly staff.

                    Rooms are a bit too basic with minimum furniture.

                  • Single
                    5.8

                    The staff was helpful and professional. The pool is okay. Also the beach is all right but not great.

                    They have a DJ and loud music at 6.30 pm and from the room you can't avoid it. Food can be improved.

                  • Group of friends
                    7.0

                    Nice hotel but poor location. Beach is beautiful and only a stones throw away, perfect to watch the sunset. However no sun loungers on the beach.

                    Poor location, very little things to do in the area. Food at best was average and very expensive. Staff were over friendly.

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Sandalwood Hotel - Goa Goa location
                  Show big map »

                  Hotel Address:

                  Vainguinim Valley Dona Paula, Goa, India, 403004

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Goa
                    18.3km
                  Airports
                  • Dabolim (GOI)
                    8.7km
                  • Sambre (IXG)
                    97.0km
                  Beaches
                  • Anjum Beach
                    730 m
                  • Dona Paula Beach
                    1.4km
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  1 am
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  1 am
                  • Number of rooms:
                    69

                  Hotel Awards

                  IndianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedGoaSandalwood

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best Spa Hotels in India

                  Use Badge