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The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Ahmedabad, India
HOTEL’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This hotel is located at a beautiful location at Varkala. The property is small but well maintained with sea facing rooms and a small swimming pool. This place is really value for the money. After travelling so many places in Kerala,this place was our last destination. So our decision to book this hotel turned out to be excellent. The room...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your recent stay and upbeat sentiments about choosing us. We are glad to have measured upto your expectations and grateful for your kind comments. We trust you shall be our goodwill ambassador in popularizing the relatively unexplored and unspoilt Varkala as a destination apart from making a recommendation of our resort to your...

Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well till I had not visited Varkala , I never knew it could be one of the best places to be in Kerala . The warmth and gorgeous sight which one gets out of the hotel is breathtaking . Not eluding the price you pay for it ? Its the best value for money stay I ever had in my...

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here last year and enjoyed it so much we came again this year and were not disappointed. The staff were all really helpful and pleasant, most of them were still working here a year on, which says something! The location is great as the beach is a short walk away and the North Cliff a 50/- ride away...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stay was comfortable. We were given suite room with sea view and room was too good and cosy.. except few mosquitoes inside the room... Location is also good.. to north cliff it takes 5 mins by car... Pool was very good... you can walk down to the beach from Hotel.. about 500 mtrs down through stairs.. We were provided baby...

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Neuvicq, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good comfortable rooms with excellent beds, nice pool, good restaurant, lovely views and a very short walk down to Janardhanapuram. Enjoyed my stay here. Food and drink good but (being a Taj resort) more expensive than anywhere else surrounding it. This is possibly the poorer sister of the Taj hotels, but in my opinion this is a good thing as...

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

Dear Mr Robinson, Greetings and thank you so much for sharing a helpful and uplifting review on TripAdvisor. My team and I are grateful for your goodwill and we also thank you for your patronage of Taj Hotels. We do have a unique positioning as a rather simple home like resort unlike the plush opulence of our larger hotels. We...

Dorset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent hotel with very friendly staff always helpful, we had a week stay in Feb 17 and will go back again maybe in a few years time. Food very good but it took a long time to get it. Location was good about 10 mins.,from beach, there are a number of shops along beach front and there is a good...

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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 and we cant wait for your return. We are pleased to learn that you found discovering Varkala a great experience including helpful services of a good tailor. We are sure to look up on him and enlist him just in case another guest has a requirement. We also take...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't go wrong when it comes to the brand Taj. All the usual bells and whistles - awesome location, superb room with view, top notch service, friendly and warm staff. Swimming pool is beauty! Highly recommended.

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

Dear Mr Kaushik We thank you for your recent stay and a very well summed up review encompassing everything we stand for - friendly service, a home like warmth and resort facilities that suit requirements of a relaxing holiday. We are glad that you've enjoyed yourselves. There is nothing more rewarding for a resort team than to be told that...

Limoges, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This appears to be the best hotel in the area, and was beautifully tranquil. The pool was super (although not as large as some photos suggest), with comfortable loungers. If all guests choose to be round the pool, there would be a severe shortage of loungers. Our well equipped room had a large balcony, with wonderful views. There is a...

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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. We are grateful for your very gracious review and kind ratings. We are glad to note that you have termed the hotel as an "oasis" which is very fortunate for us as peace and tranquility is our biggest offering besides a suitable location and friendly services. We earnestly await...

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Gateway is an excellent place to stay when visiting Kerala. Situated high above a lovely unspoiled beach we enjoyed fantastic views, superb food from a local and international menu all set in green well kept gardens. Of special merit are the excellent staff at every level who worked so hard to make our stay enjoyable, of special mention must...

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

Dear Guests, Thank you for spending your recent holiday with us. It is rewarding to learn of how much you have enjoyed the unspoilt environment of Varkala complimented by our simple and peaceful surroundings at the resort. The team is most certainly our greatest asset and I cannot be more proud of them than this very moment when you have...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • 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: $118 - $216 (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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#4 Romantic Hotel in Varkala
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