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The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala
Ranked #3 of 50 Hotels in Varkala
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Kottayam, India
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48 reviews
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“Gateway!!!”
Reviewed 25 December 2011

Horrible room service..you wont get the food even after waiting for hours..need to call every now and then.. forget about food ,.not even drinking water..they claim that it requires about 45 minutes to prepare the dish..you wait for one and a half hour call up again and ask..the response " sorry sir we missed the order..we will prepare it within 15 mins and give !!!"

Asked for some drinking water 1 hr before checking out..and that's a mystery!!
Indian guest FYI..you don't get a health faucet in bathrooms..a bucket and mug is available on request..

However the food in restaurant is good quality.. again the chef forgot a portion of the dish ..errrr

The room had a pungent smell!!

They decorated the room when we came back after an outing..was nice to see ..but if you miss the basics of hospitality whats the point..

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 December 2011

We wanted to end our India trip with a bit of luxury, without bursting our budget and the Getaway was a perfect solution.

Lovely rooms with very comfortable pillows and mattress. Great service. Nice pool area (although the pool could have used a more frequent clean) and fantastic food.

  • Stayed January 2011
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Chennai, India
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Reviewed 14 December 2011

The gateway hotel is a very nice property about 1 hour from the Trivandrum airport.
We opted for the Suite on the first floor,It was a large, beautifully done room. Unfortunately the a/c was dripping water and so were shifted to a regular garden view room on the ground floor. Surprisingly they weren't apologetic about having to shift us.

The best part about the place is the pool & the pool bar, we spent the entire 2 days of our stay in the pool. The food was great, awesome variety of sea food, mildly spiced n delicious.
After our initial hitch , we loved out holiday there.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 December 2011

Was a lovely hotel, with kind staff, lovely rooms, my only jiggle is there were building works going on until about 7 pm.. Slightly irritating while enjoying a gin on the balcony! However good value for money overall and would revisit once building works completed!

  • Stayed November 2011
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

we considered staying here but had already booked at SeaShore where we were happy to stay.
Did have a look at the rooms - which were fantastic - had a little lawn for each room. And the rooms themselves were very modern, clean with great bathrooms. The pool looked fabulous - almost swayed me to changing my mind about staying. I think they aren't so busy so you can definitely negotiate a very good rate (as we did, but then didn't stay)

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala

Property: The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala
Address: Near Government Guest House | Janardhanapuram, Varkala 695141, India
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Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Varkala
#2 Family Hotel in Varkala
#4 Romantic Hotel in Varkala
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,460 - ₹ 13,372
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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 
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