Sandalwood & Retreat

Near Manipal Hospital, Vainguinim valley, Dona Paula403004Vainguinim BeachIndia

About Sandalwood & Retreat

Conveniently located in the heart of Dona Paula and a short walk from Goa University, Sandalwood & Retreat offers cosy accommodations and easy access to Vainguinim Beach.

All 75 rooms come with air conditioning, ceiling fan, coffee/tea maker, premium bedding, private bathroom with bathrobes and slippers, 36-inch LCD TV with premium channels, desk, balcony, in-room safe, and a phone.

Sandalwood & Retreat features an outdoor pool, health club, games room, 24-hour front desk, dry cleaning, wedding services, television in common areas, garden, free parking, and a children’s pool. Other amenities include laundry facilities and free Wi-Fi.

A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. The onsite restaurants, Sea Peal, and Upper Coast Café serve international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at Caitan n Joe Pub and Salud Latino Bar. Room service is also available.

Nearby attractions include Raj Bhavan and Miramar Beach.


Near Manipal Hospital, Vainguinim valley, Dona Paula, 403004, Vainguinim Beach, India
Telephone: +91(832)2452190 | Fax: +91(832)2452188 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Car park
  • Casino
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Pool bar
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Steam room

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Organised activities for kids

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00

Positive Reviews

Lovely private beach

Many guests appreciate the nearby private beach and say there are always free sun loungers available for guests. Others like that a live entertainment program is provided by the hotel management, noting that the drinks at the pool bar are affordable.

Welcoming staff

Most guests say that the hotel staff is friendly and attentive, noting that the front desk employees always help guests with luggage and the check-in is fast. Others love that the restaurant staff is professional and the service is fast.

Fantastic breakfast

Many guests appreciate the complimentary breakfast and say there is plenty to choose from. Others note that the service at the pool bar is fast, commenting that the Asian specialties at the onsite Sea Peal restaurant are fantastic.

Negative Reviews

No supermarkets in the area

Several guests point out that there are no supermarkets and shops in the neighbourhood, and say that it is difficult to arrange car transportation. Others report that the hotel location is remote and that there are no elevators.

Loud music

Some guests feel that the music from the hotel lobby is loud, especially on the weekends and late in the evening. Others say that there is noise coming from the corridor, and suggest light sleepers to pack a pair of earplugs.

Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting

Several guests comment that the Wi-Fi in the hotel is not reliable and disconnects often, noting that Internet speed is slow even in the hotel lobby. Others feel that the air conditioning is not powerful and comment that there are only a few channels available on TV.

Rating Overview

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7.9 out of 10 based on 758 reviews