The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala
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"Had a wonderful stay here, will be back!"

alex

04 March 2016

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8.1
Value for money7.5
Distance to city center55 Km
Location rating8.1
Has restaurantYes
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Sauna

  • Steamroom

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8.7
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
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Standard Twin Bed
Standard Twin Bed
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  • Garden view
  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Superior Twin Bed
Superior Twin Bed
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  • Sea view
  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Standard
Standard
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  • City view
  • 24 m²/258 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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1 Bedroom Deluxe Suite
1 Bedroom Deluxe Suite
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  • City view
  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Queen Bed
Superior Queen Bed
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  • City view
  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard
Standard
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  • City view
  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 1 double bed and 1 king bed
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Standard Garden View
Standard Garden View
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  • Garden view
  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Suite
Suite
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  • City view
  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Superior
Superior
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  • 24 m²/258 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Garden View
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Agoda Reviews (46)Booking.com Reviews (212)
8.1
Cleanliness8.1
Facilities7.4
Location8.1
Room comfort and quality8.7
Service8.3
Value for money7.5
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6.8
Good
Annamma from India
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in December, 2016
Not what I was hoping for in terms of having the Taj name. ”
The location and sorting were beautiful. Lobby, gardens and overall well kept but in room, stained decorative pillows. Mold on the shower door. Can even off with the floor towel. So that did seem very clean to me. I know it's India but the Taj name is supposed to be at high standards but then they required security door entrance and had to photo copy our passports which I didn't understand because my parents are local. So I. Some ways just really felt they violated our trust and then didn't have driver acoomadtions which in India should be available or they should have a recommendation for the family to refer the driver to another local hotel. Because we arrived late and it took an hour to check in, I wasn't able to take advantage of the spa there.
Reviewed December 22, 2016
8.8
Excellent
Menaka from India
Couple
Superior Queen Bed
Stayed 3 nights in June, 2016
Courteous staff, excellent location”
Great stay - off season trip so staff were very attentive - food was good..(great idlis and dosas for breakfast!)..food otherwise was also not oily or too masala-y. Clean pool. We stayed in a room with a sea facing view - great to sit and watch the sea through the rain! Overall would recommend staying here if you are looking to relax and spoil yourself a little. (We didn't use the spa services)
Reviewed June 17, 2016
9.6
Exceptional
alex from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior Twin Bed
Stayed 8 nights in February, 2016
Great as last time”
Had a wonderful stay here, will be back!
Reviewed March 04, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Stella from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior Queen Bed
Stayed 6 nights in January, 2016
A great relaxing week after touring for 3 weeks!”
A great hotel within 5 mins walk downhill to the beach. North Cliff can be walked to along the beach and up some steep steps and this is where most of the restaurants, busy bars and shops are. Tuc tucs only cost 100Rps to get back - about £1. The pool is huge, warm and has a swim up bar with a great pool attendant/bar man. the hotel restaurant staff were welcoming, polite and very helpful, although sometimes demand on them meant that they sometimes forgot what you had asked for! We didn't use the spa facilities so can't comment on them. The travel agent at the bottom of the footpath to the beach was very helpful in organizing a trip to the Monroe islands and a taxi to the airport at stupid o'clock in the morning!
Reviewed February 07, 2016
8.7
Excellent
Saurabh from India
Family with young children
Standard Garden View
Stayed 2 nights in January, 2016
Great location..Wonderful property..Awesome !!”
Pool and Room Size and Facilities Provided ... All were awesome
Wonderful Experience !!
Reviewed February 03, 2016
4.3
Nathan from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior Queen Bed
Stayed 2 nights in December, 2015
Not a 5* and not up to taj normal standard.”
Food, view and staff
Was okay but was disappointed with the hotel for the price compared to other hotels at this price and standard.
Reviewed January 03, 2016
8.0
Excellent
SHIRLEY from Australia
Couple
Standard Garden View
Stayed 1 night in December, 2015
Relaxed Holiday Resort”
We found the rooms very comfortable & well designed. Would recommend you choose a room with Pool View.
This resort is more like a small boutique hotel with a great pool & steps leading down to the beach. It has a relaxed atmosphere throughout and staff were very attentive.
Reviewed December 08, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Hussain from Maldives
Solo traveler
Superior Queen Bed
Stayed 1 night in November, 2015
I would recommend the The Gateway Hotel”
The hospitality shown by the staff and general manager was superb. Room was great with pool and sea view.
The gateway Hotel Staff were extremely attentive and very helpful. Varkala is a very beautiful place to visit and the views from the rooms/poolside were worth the journey. Highly recommend this hotel.
Reviewed November 29, 2015
8.3
Excellent
paul from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Garden View
Stayed 3 nights in November, 2015
Perfect getaway.”
Location, Views, Room.
We would recommend the Taj Gateway. It is a great hotel for exploring Varkala, and having a luxury resort to base yourself. Its Just a few minutes walk from the beach and restaurants. Everything else is easily accessible by tuktuk. The staff are friendly and resolved any issues that we had. The restaurant staff gave us a perfect last dinner so compliments to the chef!! The room was great with plenty of room, a nice seating area looking out onto the garden. The pool is great and has a poolside bar. Thank you
Reviewed November 16, 2015
8.0
Excellent
sandra from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Garden View
Stayed 3 nights in April, 2015
title”
very nice
Reviewed April 11, 2015
9.7
Exceptional
vipul from Indonesia
Family with young children
Standard Garden View
Stayed 1 night in February, 2015
The best in varkala”
Room, staff, hospitality
The hospitality shown by the staff and general manager was superb. Room was great with pool and sea view. Beach is nearby and the famous janadhanTemple is on the beach....North cliff is walking distance which is the most happening place in varkala.
Reviewed March 01, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Francis from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Garden View
Stayed 1 night in December, 2014
Quality with a view”
Excellent facilities, Great breakfast, Attentive staff
Overall the stay at the Taj was excellent. Facilities are as you would expect from a Taj hotel, with well equipped rooms and good pool/gym. Breakfast was very plentiful and varied. Staff were extremely attentive and very helpful at organising onward travel. Varkala is a very beautiful place to visit and the views from the rooms/poolside were worth the journey. Highly recommend this hotel.
Reviewed February 02, 2015
6.7
Good
Jane from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Garden View
Stayed 6 nights in December, 2014
Gateway hotel”
Efficient staff especially Ramesh
Pleasant stay but definitely not a 5 star
Reviewed January 07, 2015
8.0
Excellent
Aspinall from United Kingdom
Business traveler
1 Bedroom Deluxe Suite
Stayed 3 nights in November, 2014
Great Room”
Room, Breakfast and Table Tennis
We had a great time at Varkala. Hotel is close to the beach and local Restaurants. The Backpacker Area with the little village, Bars, Shops and more Restaurant is only 20 Minutes walk away ore 4 Minutes by Tuk Tuk. The Hotel is not new but still in good condition and we had a suite with 2 Rooms. Wireless every where. Breakfast good every day new kind of food, so you could taste a lot of different indian food. the pool hasn't got enough sunchairs and the water is not fresh, but we stayed anyway at the beach
Reviewed December 01, 2014
7.3
Very good
Megan from United Kingdom
Couple
1 Bedroom Deluxe Suite
Stayed 2 nights in November, 2014
beautiful location”
location, service,
Reviewed November 16, 2014
4.7
Trishma from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Garden View
Stayed 1 night in October, 2014
Disapointed”
Close to beach, staff, room size
We were greeted very warmly at the hotel with necklaces and lots of smiles however when they placed us in our room we noticed that it smelt very damp and there were lots of mosquitoes there. It was not comfortable at all! We asked to move to another room and the staff did oblige. The new room was better but still smelt a little damp. The positives were that the rooms were large and we were very close to the beach.
Reviewed November 12, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
ss from India
Family with young children
Standard Garden View
Stayed 1 night in November, 2014
Fab Weekend at Varkala”
Mr Suresh Khanna, the General Manager, the food and the calmness of the property
I planned a weekend at Varkala and chose The Gateway Hotel just by chance. But it turned out to be the best decision. The staff are very good and helpful, the pool is great, the rooms are clean and very well ventilated, the view to the Arabian Sea from the room was mind blowing and above all the resort has a on the move General Manager. A fabulous place to stay. Very Stongly Recommended.
Reviewed November 04, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Arun from India
Family with young children
Standard Garden View
Stayed 1 night in May, 2014
Very good”
Good Food , Good Staff , Good massage .
Reviewed May 29, 2014
5.3
hayley from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Twin Bed
Stayed 2 nights in February, 2014
boring, run-down”
close to much better things
Not worth. Much nicer, cheaper places to stay in the area. This hotel is seriously in need of help! 2 nights were enough for us and couldn't wait to get back to where we'd previously stayed.Damp is the problem.It is easy to see the damp and blistering paint on the white bedroom walls. The smell of moldy damp hits as soon as you enter the room. Even the bedding has this dreadful smell - so it's stored in a damp moldy store-room.32 rooms. 18 sun loungers. Do the maths!Complete silence at the pool - if anyone speaks to their friend/partner they whisper! Bizarre!My husband and I do not recommend.Wouldn't stay again.
Reviewed April 22, 2014
8.3
Excellent
Praveen from India
Couple
Standard Garden View
Stayed 1 night in March, 2014
Seems to the best in Varkala”
Staff, Pool and Breakfast
Everything was good except the bathroom, it was small and not cleaned properly
Reviewed March 19, 2014
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