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Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat

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Outdoor pool
Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Beach nearby

Overview of Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat

Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat

3.5 star property
Panaji family-friendly hotel with restaurant

7.6/10 Good

75 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
The price is ₹4,500
Price available on 01/03/2023
Vainguinim Beach, Panaji, Goa, 403004

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Deltin Royale Casino - 28 min drive
  • Calangute Beach - 63 min drive
  • Candolim Beach - 64 min drive
  • Baga Beach - 66 min drive
  • Anjuna Beach - 79 min drive

Getting around

  • Dabolim Airport (GOI) - 66 min drive
  • Goa (GOX-New Goa Intl.) - 82 min drive
  • Cansaulim Verna Station - 28 min drive
  • Thivim Station - 32 min drive
  • Seraulim Station - 32 min drive


  • Barbeque - 3 min walk
  • Alfama - 18 min walk
  • Kismoor - 4 min drive
  • Prainha Resort - 4 min drive
  • The Brasserie - 6 min drive

About this property

Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat

Enjoy your visit to Panaji with a stay at Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat. Freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby parasailing and water skiing. Other features include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travelers love the helpful staff.


English, Hindi

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 30 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 11:30 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To register at this property, guests who are Indian citizens must provide a valid photo identity card issued by the Government of India; travelers who are not citizens of India must present a valid passport and visa.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (5 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting
  • Supervised childcare


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free offsite parking within 328 ft

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


  • Dry cleaning/laundry services


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2009
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Swimming pool
  • Arcade/game room


  • English
  • Hindi

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 36-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Memory foam mattress
  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of INR 550 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility, and guests under 12 years old are only allowed in the swimming pool with adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.


<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. </p><p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. </p> <p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

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Frequently asked questions

Does Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat?
Yes, there's a pool.
Are pets allowed at Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge. Express check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Paradise (12-min drive) and Casino Royale (13-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like parasailing, water skiing, and windsurfing. Enjoy amenities like an arcade and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Simply Salads (3 mi), Barbeque Nation (3 mi), and The Junction (3 mi).
Does Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat like?
Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat is located near Vainguinim Beach, just a short 19-minute walk from Goa University and 3 minutes' walk from Barbeque.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Good stay
It was a good place but the place wasnt in actual Panji. The hotel is split by 2 brother's and the pool belongs to the other half. The actual hotel room was large.
Rudra, 3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Most Pathetic Hotel
Terrible hotel rather it’s not a hotel it’s a lowest quality of railway she’s with no professionalism and ethics...I would request any one or every one do not book or stay at this hotel as they have no staff ..lowest quality of food and untrained staff to handle the hotel guests . The hotel management has no involvement and have no idea of the word meaning service or hotel or responsibility...
Sanjeev, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely service, food, pool, clean
We were so well cared for and got to know the staff. Clean comfortable rooms, tasty and affordable restaurant. A fantastic bargain. The only take away is it is not a walk to Panjim and cabs can be pricey—but you’re next to the nicest cleanest beach in town.
Arica, 8-night trip
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8/10 Very good

santosh, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fabulous authentic Goan food. Walking distance to a small, quiet beach.
Rach, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Very noisy neighbours made for an unpleasant stay. Rooms were great for the price. Gym equipment wasn't great. Not the best location but it is walking distance from the beach and nearby Cidade Resort. All in all,
2-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

It is difficult to find from Google Map. Also Collier food with less options for order. Far away from famous beaches. However nice breakfast
4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice Hotel with Amenities
We were in Goa for just 4 nights, and wanted a nice hotel with some facilities and amenities (pool, spa, restaurant, etc...). Sandalwood Retreat was perfect for us, while it isn't a 5-star hotel, it was a nice, affordable alternative close to our Where we wanted to be. Would strongly recommend it, keeping in mind it is nice, simple place with attentive staff.
KSK, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Enjoyed our stay. Nothing much in the immediate area. Beach almost deserted. Sunbeds and umbrellas there. Free shuttle into town every day. Nice pool. Breakfast good. Restaurant good, Phillip the head waiter very helpful and good English. Good place to chill out and relax. Nothing hectic here.
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4/10 Fair

Adequate, but not recommended
A very modest hotel. Some pleasant features, but rooms could be cleaner and more up to date. I asked several times for the AC to be fixed; it didn't happen. Requests seem to get lost in translation. A bit in the middle of nowhere, and the beach - 4 minute brisk walk away - not as nice as Miramar. A bit overpriced for the quality of the hotel. All in all, it is ok, but I wouldn't recommend
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