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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is dated and in need of some upgrades, although charming. The staff is wonderful and attentive. The pool could use more chairs and umbrellas. The mosaic tiles in the pool were also in need of repairs.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the gateway, varkala for a couple of nights in jan 2017. Located on a cliff, the resort offers amazing views of the Arabian Sea. We had a sea facing room with a balcony which overlooked the cliff and the sea. Unlike most luxurious Taj properties, this one is relatively small with limited amenities. However, it's easily the...

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

Dear Mr Siddharth, Thank you for your recent stay and a detailed and informative feedback on TripAdvisor following the same. Agreeably, the resort while unlike its more luxurious siblings is meant to be a simple, quiet and charming place to stay away from the crowd and noise and yet not too far from all the fun that Varkala has to...

Hongkong
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed short stay at this place, with room at the top floor (3rd) giving an eye pleasing View of greenery and far of sounds of Kollam beach waves banging on the shores. Rooms are just pleasant – basic – nothing fancy, standard bed and a T.V, oh yes, My room also had a small balcony – right place for private...

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Brighton, Uk
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was ill after eating bad food at another hotel when we arrived here. Treated with genuine care and concern by all the staff. Called a doctor who diagnosed and treated the problem. Very relaxing hotel, a little scuffed round the edges but very quiet and comfortable. Loads of returning guests. Close to beach. Large rooms with pretty gardens. Great...

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Ahmedabad, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi, our stay at the Gateway was overall excellent. Extremely friendly staff and the Restaurant Manager is a big asset to the hotel! The breakfasts were superb! Comfy beds, spacious rooms, though a little dated and missed the small touches like turn downs. I have to say though that I was very disappointed with the "Fitness Centre" as advertised as...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your stay and overall positive impressions of the resort. We learn from our guest experiences as at no stage would we be perfect. Your feedback on the fitness center as advertised is something that has got our immediate attention as we cautiously make it a point to communicate a small fitness studio and not a...

St. Pete Beach, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying at the Taj Gateway offers all the comforts of home and also allows you to experience all of the amenities of Varkala beach resort. A win-win. The hotel has a terrific pool, great food and is clean and safe.

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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 your short but helpful feedback. We shall remain indebted for your kind comments and goodwill. Look forward to welcoming you back, Kind regards, Ashirbad Praharaj General Manager

Mumbai, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fab place and excellent hospitality by the staff. Rooms are quiet big and have got beautiful views of the garden and pool. Very close to the Varkala beach. Just 2 minutes walk, staff is very helpful. Had an amazing time

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

Dear Ms Yadav Thank you so much for your recent stay and a brief but very helpful feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed yourselves and thank you again for your goodwill. Look forward to welcoming you back, Kind regards, Ashirbad Praharaj General Manager

East Sussex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our four night stay, our room was spacious and clean with a nice view. The staff were most helpful through out the hotel. The views very good with a short walk to the beach. the breakfasts were delicious with loads of different choices and plenty of waiters and chiefs to assist. The pool assistant was on hand...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much from your recent stay and from your feedback, we are happy to gather that you had one memorable holiday. We are only humbled to know that the resorts location, facilities and most importantly the employees have been able to contribute to the same. Look forward to welcoming you back, Kind regards, Ashirbad Praharaj General...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed for 6 nights. We were warmly greeted on arrival by Ammu and given shell necklaces and cool drinks. We had a lovely garden view room which was spacious, comfortable and had all the amenities we needed, e.g. air-con, safe, kettle, fridge. The bathroom was also spacious with a wonderful rainshower. Our outdoor seating area could...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay during your anniversary with us and we are glad to learn that you enjoyed your stay overall and would be recommending us to family and friends. Your detailed feedback is useful to us and we take note of a few things we can improve further and we will definitely act on the...

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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
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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  • Suites
  • 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: ₹ 7,688 - ₹ 13,170 (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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#1 Spa Hotel in Varkala
#2 Family Hotel in Varkala
#4 Romantic Hotel in Varkala
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