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The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala

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Bangalore, India
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have stayed with my wife and 2 kids. Excellent Staff & Service, Well maintained property with sea view. The Hotel is in good location and has amenities like FoosBall, TT, Carrom, Swimming Pool.... The rooms are spacious and clean with good view from the Balcony... Overall good experience and my kids enjoyed lot here...

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Gateway V, General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala, responded to this review

Dear Mr Anup, Thank you so much for your recent stay and encouraging feedback. We are glad that you have enjoyed the resort, its facilities and services and we have lived upto your expectations. Your kind review means a lot for the motivation of our team. Look forward to welcoming you back, Kind regards, Ashirbad Praharaj General Manager

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the past 4 years we have stayed at The Gateway Hotel for 6 weeks from mid January to March to escape the worst of the British winter. The hotel is in the most beautiful location, perched high on the cliff with lovely views of the sea and surrounded by coconut trees. The hotel offers everything we look for, comfortable...

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Gateway V, General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala, responded to this review

Dear Ma'am, Greetings from your home at Varkala! The team joins me in thanking you once again for your patronage and such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor. I am glad that you have given helpful tips about exploring Varkala which would be of immense use to future travelers. While the winter of 2017 is sometime away, we have already started...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights for our honeymoon. The staff kindly upgraded us to a better room, made the bed up with flowers and gave us a welcome cake with congratulations written on it. Could not have been more helpful and friendly especially the receptionist Amma.

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Gateway V, General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Congratulations once again on the starting of a new life and we are most grateful that you choose to spend your honeymoon with us. We are happy to hear that we have met your expectations and our colleague Ammu at the front desk is ecstatic by your kind remembrance. We look forward to welcoming you back on some...

Gurgaon, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

Taj Varkala is a delightful hotel for a break: clean, close to the beach plus its own pool, responsive staff, and information and arrangements made for trips. The breakfast has a great selection of Indian dishes and continental fare besides eggs on order and fresh juices. We travelled with our grandchildren and they too had a great time.

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Gateway V, General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you so much for your recent stay with us and we are glad to learn of your memorable experiences. Travelling on a holiday with grandchildren must be extra special as I fondly recollect my grand parents and how I had spend some of my best school vacations with them. I am glad that you took time off...

Varkala, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved to stay in this hotel. It is an ideal place for a family holiday. It is located in a very nice and green environment, only a 5 minute walk from the main beach. The hotel has a friendly staff, always there to help.

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Gateway V, General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for spending your recent vacation with us followed by an encouraging review on TripAdvisor. We are glad to learn of your satisfaction from your kind comments. Look forward to welcoming you back again, Kind regards, Ashirbad Praharaj General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent two nights here. On the whole it's one of the better Taj Gateway hotels that I have visited. The reception staff are efficient and speak good English. The facilities are good and the hotel is clean. The room itself was big, with its own balcony and garden. The shower was good, and everything worked. No lift down to...

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Gateway V, General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala, responded to this review

Dear Mr David, Thank you for your recent stay and your candid review. Your constructive observations help us realize our strengths and weaknesses better. We are thankful for your kind comments on the overall upkeep of the hotel, its functionality and friendliness in the associates. I take note of your observations on the smell issue that you faced in your...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a lovely, friendly, peaceful hotel to stay. The staff were all very attentive and helpful. Lovely food, friendly restaurant and front desk staff. An easy walk to the beach. Most relaxing hotel we stayed on our trip to India.

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Gateway V, General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for spending an important part of your India vacation with us followed by a kind review on TripAdvisor. We are glad that the calm, peaceful and friendly settings of our resort has succeeded in charming you and relaxing you. Do think of us again the next time you have a rejuvenation getaway on your mind, Kind...

Ramnagar, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly recommend staying at this resort. The staff were delightful and very helpful. It is in walking distance to the beach and also has a great pool. The rooms were clean and the bed was very comfortable. This place is a must stay if you want some luxury and great value. Ashwin looked after us very well every morning at...

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Gateway V, General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala, responded to this review

Dear Mrs and Mr Nikolareas, Thank you for spending your recent vacation with us and we are glad to know how much you have enjoyed yourselves being here from your review on TripAdvisor. Ashwin joins me and the team in thanking you for your kind remembrance. We are pleased to have positively contributed to the memories of a good vacation...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our room was great. Beds are huge! The bathroom was really clean and the room was comfortable with a little balcony area with easy pool access. Everyone was really helpful and friendly. The restaurant food was delicious and the staff here were really top notch. The pool is really good for swimming in, there is a deep and shallow area...

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Gateway V, General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Lucy, Thank you for your recent stay and a helpful review on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed yourselves and the resort and its facilities met your expectations. Agreeably our visitor drivers facilities are limited to a wash room and cafeteria access (on prior arrangement) though we have no sleep-in facility. Look forward to welcoming you back...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

After being in India for a couple of months I needed a place to relax and enjoy some luxury. My room in The Gateway Hotel almost made me cry from happiness. Beautiful room and the bathroom is amazing. It all looks exactly like the pictures. I enjoyed relaxing at the swimming pool and ordering myself some room service while relaxing...

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Dear Mr Nandav Greetings from The Gateway Hotel, Varkala! Thank you for taking a recent break with us and we are glad you've enjoyed yourselves thoroughly. There is no greater joy for us than in knowing how much of a great time our guests had and the satisfaction of being able to contribute to the memories of a great vacation....

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
It is set amidst tall, swaying palms and is 60 ft high on a cliff, Varkala is located 55 kms (1 hr 15 m drive) from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport. The railway station is a 5 minute drive from the hotel. The hotel offers a choice of 30 elegant rooms including 2 suites. A multi-cuisine restaurant and 2 bars, meeting room, Ayurvedic center, WiFi and indoor/outdoor sports facilities makes the hotel an ideal getaway for the discerning leisure traveler. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala

Address: Near Government Guest House | Janardhanapuram, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Price Range: $141 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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#2 Family Hotel in Varkala
#4 Romantic Hotel in Varkala
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“Ask for the room you expect. We lucked it with a balcony and views over the pool area.”
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“no lifts, for great view, top floors are best”
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