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Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions

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Near Government Guest House Janardhanapuram, Varkala Town, Varkala 695141 India
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Updated 28/09/20

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#6 of 80 in Varkala Town
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Tennis court
Kids stay free
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Modern
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Vijay wrote a review Yesterday
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I am really thankful for the hospitality. Staffs are really good, the care they have shown is tremendous. The best experience in terms of staff behavior. I would like to give 15 out of 10 for staff behavior. However, the rooms needs to be more competitive. It is the staff's care and attitude made this trip very special for us, especially my daughter Catherine . Thank you team Gateway, Varkala. All the very best.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Garden view rooms are good.
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Ankita R wrote a review 23 May
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Had an amazing time staying here…amazing hospitality. Everybody at the hotel was very friendly and helpful. Overall, best hotel in varkala. Loved the hotel property and the views were amazing as well.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dear Ms Ankita, Greetings from Gateway Varkala! It is our pleasure to hear appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about the associates and overall services. . Your feedback is essential not only in our effort to improve our standards but this helps a great deal for the motivation of our associates and helps them perform even better. I shall communicate your feedback to the entire team. We look forward to welcome you once again. Please feel free to contact me directly and it will be my pleasure to assist you if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for choosing Gateway Varkala! Regards, Anand Krishnan General Manager Gateway Varkala IHCL - SeleQtions
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Saurabh Singh wrote a review 21 May
Bengaluru, India1 contribution
Mind-blowing experience at the hotel. Special thanks to Sudeep and Vishnu. The stay and food quality was amazing and made our trip the fantastic one. We would always prefer to stay here whenever we visit Varkala
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dear Mr Saurabh, Greetings from Gateway Varkala! It is always our pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about the associates and overall services. Your feedback is essential not only in our effort to improve our standards but this helps a great deal for the motivation of our associates and helps them perform even better. I shall communicate your feedback to the entire team. We look forward to welcome you once again. Please feel free to contact me directly and it will be my pleasure to assist you if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for choosing Gateway Varkala! Regards, Anand Krishnan General Manager Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions
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Karthik Y wrote a review 16 May
Chennai District, India1 contribution
I requested for early check in as my flight was in the AM. They organized the stay in a very seamless way and i was in awe of the efforts taken by the team. Well done! The breakfast had everything you needed and the front office even assisted us pick Hotels in the Cliff for our night out. All in all, a very pleasant stay.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Dear Mr Karthik, Greetings from Gateway Varkala! It is always our pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about the associates and overall services. Your feedback is essential not only in our effort to improve our standards but this helps a great deal for the motivation of our associates and helps them perform even better. I shall communicate your feedback to the entire team. We look forward to welcome you once again. Please feel free to contact me directly and it will be my pleasure to assist you if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for choosing Gateway Varkala! Regards, Anand Krishnan General Manager Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions
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Prasanth wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution
Badly maintained rooms, No security at the gate or anywhere near the front porch when we came. The way to front porch was blocked and we had to go through wrong way to enter the hotel. Maintenance staff was not giving way to the guests and the paint buckets and tools where on the floor, we had to negotiate it while carrying a baby.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Mr Prasanthbm Greetings from Gateway Varkala! This is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about the associates and overall services. . Your feedback is essential not only in our effort to improve our standards but this helps a great deal for the motivation of our associates and helps them perform even better. I shall communicate your sentiments to the entire team. We look forward to welcome you once again. Please feel free to contact me directly and it will be my pleasure to assist you if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for choosing Gateway Varkala! Sincerely, Shobhit Kaushal General Manager Gateway Varkala
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Gautam wrote a review Mar 2022
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India3 contributions
great location and property. beach is very close and easy to access. service and attitude of staff friendly and prompt.however the property has become old and lacked vibrancy, maybe because there were not many guest. Spa surely needs to be upgraded. spent most time outside the hotel
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: higher the floor better he view
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Responded 21 Mar 2022
Dear Guest Greetings from Gateway Varkala! This is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about the associates and overall services. . Your feedback is essential not only in our effort to improve our standards but this helps a great deal for the motivation of our associates and helps them perform even better. I shall communicate your sentiments to the entire team. We look forward to welcome you once again. Please feel free to contact me directly and it will be my pleasure to assist you if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for choosing Gateway Varkala! Sincerely, Shobhit Kaushal General Manager Gateway Varkala
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Mounika Reddy wrote a review Mar 2022
Hyderabad, India1 contribution
It’s a beautiful property with good location. Beach accessibility is easy. Hospitality is amazing. Loved the pool with sunken bar and had a friendly staff. Availed the spa service which was good. Room service was very prompt. Overall had a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 16 Mar 2022
Dear Ms Reddy Greetings from Gateway Varkala! This is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about the associates and overall services. . Your feedback is essential not only in our effort to improve our standards but this helps a great deal for the motivation of our associates and helps them perform even better. I shall communicate your sentiments to the entire team. We look forward to welcome you once again. Please feel free to contact me directly and it will be my pleasure to assist you if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for choosing Gateway Varkala! Sincerely, Shobhit Kaushal General Manager Gateway Varkala
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Subash1955 wrote a review Mar 2022
Mumbai, India13 contributions3 helpful votes
A true gem of a hotel. Hidden away from the crowds but with all the comforts of a beach resort. Enjoyed my stay thoroughly and looking forward to next opportunity to visit. Very attentive staff, excellent cuisine, and lots of things to do in the neighbourhood. The pool and the sunken bar were a delight.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Book only the sea facing rooms.
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Responded 15 Mar 2022
Dear Ms Subash Greetings from Gateway Varkala! This is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about the associates and overall services. . Your feedback is essential not only in our effort to improve our standards but this helps a great deal for the motivation of our associates and helps them perform even better. I shall communicate your sentiments to the entire team. We look forward to welcome you once again. Please feel free to contact me directly and it will be my pleasure to assist you if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for choosing Gateway Varkala! Sincerely, Shobhit Kaushal General Manager Gateway Varkala
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indubala2015 wrote a review Mar 2022
Chennai (Madras), India72 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed at the Gateway Varkala for 3 nights recently. The entire stay was very pleasant. Our room had a private balcony and since the hotel itself is situated on a cliff, the views of the garden, pool and the sea were stunning. The plan is interesting as each room is at a different level in a descending curve in two levels. The staff was extremely attentive to our needs and helped us with transport and ideas for looking around the golden island, Kappil backwaters and the cliffs. Sudeep Gopalakrishnan, Head of Security was outstanding in his service as he even called their sister hotel in TVM alerting them that we would stop for lunch en route to the airport on our return journey. Aravind who was there at the lobby desk practically throughout our stay was our "go to" man for practically everything and did an outstanding job too. In all, we were thrilled with the whole experience.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: Possibly the best ones have views of the sea as well as the gardens and are closest to the lobby.
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Responded 15 Mar 2022
Dear Ms Indubala Greetings from Gateway Varkala! This is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about the associates and overall services. . Your feedback is essential not only in our effort to improve our standards but this helps a great deal for the motivation of our associates and helps them perform even better. I shall communicate your sentiments to the entire team. We look forward to welcome you once again. Please feel free to contact me directly and it will be my pleasure to assist you if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for choosing Gateway Varkala! Sincerely, Shobhit Kaushal General Manager Gateway Varkala
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Climber68382 wrote a review Feb 2022
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Amazing stay. Great staff supportive and team. Food was good especially Malabari Parrotta. Great view. Very close to North cliff about 20 mins walk. enjoy the cafes at North cliff and stay at Taj..Pool was operational. Breafast was Ok. Fish curry was great.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: Select the sea view rooms great view
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Responded 23 Feb 2022
Dear Guest Greetings from Gateway Varkala! This is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about the associates and overall services. . Your feedback is essential not only in our effort to improve our standards but this helps a great deal for the motivation of our associates and helps them perform even better. I shall communicate your sentiments to the entire team. We look forward to welcome you once again. Please feel free to contact me directly and it will be my pleasure to assist you if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for choosing Gateway Varkala! Sincerely, Shobhit Kaushal General Manager Gateway Varkala
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PRICE RANGE
$99 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictVarkalaVarkala Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions
Which popular attractions are close to Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions?
Nearby attractions include Varkala Beach (0.3 km), Janardhana Swami Temple (0.4 km), and Asparagus (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coffee Temple, Varkala Marine Palace Restaurant, and Sea Sun Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions have airport transportation?
Yes, Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.