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Deluxe Compact Room

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly Dona Paula hotel in Vainguinim with 2 restaurants


This family-friendly Dona Paula hotel is located by the sea, just steps from Vainguinim Beach and Vainguinim Beach. Goa University and Dona Paula Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hotel Features

Along with 2 restaurants, this hotel has an outdoor pool and a health club. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a poolside bar, and a coffee shop/café are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 75 rooms offer thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers, as well as comforts such as memory foam beds and premium bedding. Balconies and 24-hour room service are standard, as are LCD TVs with cable channels.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an outdoor pool, Sandalwood Hotel & Retreat provides a health club and a children's pool. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café. The property also has a snack bar/deli. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

Business-related amenities at this 3.5-star property consist of limo/town car service and a meeting room. Event facilities measure 969 square feet (90 square meters). This family-friendly hotel also offers tour/ticket assistance, an arcade/game room, and multilingual staff. For a surcharge, the property provides a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request), a casino shuttle, and a ferry terminal shuttle. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Children's pool 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 969 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 90 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Garden 
  • Health club 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • One meeting room 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 
  • Television in lobby 
  • Total number of rooms - 75 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Train station pickup (surcharge) 
  • Wedding services 
  • Year Built 2009 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Arcade/game room  
  • Babysitting or childcare  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Snack bar/deli  


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Balcony 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • LCD TV 
  • Memory foam mattress 
  • Phone 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Shower only 
  • Slippers 

Where to Eat

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

Sea Pearl - This poolside family restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Upper Coast Cafe - This coffee shop serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Caitan n Joe - This pub overlooks the pool.

Salud Latino Bar - This pub overlooks the garden. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision. Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

To register at this property, guests who are Indian citizens must provide a valid photo identity card issued by the Government of India; guests who are foreign nationals must present a valid passport and visa.
This property reserves the right to refuse service animals. Guests traveling with service animals must contact the property in advance using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children under 5 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Minimum guest age is 18

No elevators


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: INR 4000.00
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: INR 2000.00 (from 5 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: INR 4000.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: INR 2000.00 (from 5 to 12 years old)
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: INR 900 per person
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Children 5 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. 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.

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