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Reviewed 9 March 2021

It was a nice experience with good staff and behaviour. Food was good. The ambience was worth the money. Looking for mire such experience and good offers. Highly recommended. Overall its a 5 on 5. Super

Date of stay: March 2021
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Gateway Varkala -IHCL SeleQtions, General Manager at Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2021

Dear Mr. Nikmp

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 – IHCL Seleqtions

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Reviewed 3 March 2021

What is unique about this hotel is the staff from the front office to the kitchen, from the room service to the garners and of course the GM ,are quite humble people. Ambience is quite calm and relaxing . One must visit this place to experience their hospitality.  

Date of stay: January 2021
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Gateway Varkala -IHCL SeleQtions, General Manager at Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2021

Dear Mr. Sylvester

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 – IHCL Seleqtions

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Reviewed 14 February 2021 via mobile

Spacious rooms with sea view. Varkala is famous for cliff walk above the vast waters of Arabian Sea. Taj is located around 1km by road from the Cliff. Staff is very courteous and ensures a pleasant stay. Rooms offer a view of the Sea but beach is not directly accessible from the hotel. Food served in the restaurant is delicious. Bathrooms in almost each room are huge.

Date of stay: February 2021
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Gateway Varkala -IHCL SeleQtions, General Manager at Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2021

Dear Mr. Vishalmahey

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 – IHCL Seleqtions

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Reviewed 30 January 2021 via mobile

Varkala has emerged as a new beach destination and spawned a new generation of hotels. The Gateway, run by the Taj group is one of the finest available.

Located in an older resort up the slope, the Gateway provides modern convenience to travelers. The rooms are large and spacious with a large balcony looking to the sea, providing spectacular views of sunset. The bathroom was modern and conveniences in th stool appropriate.

The GM was a wonderful soul and very helpful. We had a lovely local meal in the suite.

I must mention one drawback - the public beach is some distance away and involves a longish walk from the hotel. The GM guided us to the Black Beach, which was a short drive away, where we had a wonderful time on the warm waters and watched the setting sun.

Date of stay: January 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Gateway Varkala -IHCL SeleQtions, General Manager at Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2021

Dear Mr. Sanjay

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 – IHCL Seleqtions

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Reviewed 17 January 2021

Gateway Varkala is a very good property those who are looking for relaxation, The place is very calm and its in the middle of hillside and very near to Beach. You have access to the Beach from the Hotel Property. Now it is closed due to Covid 19. Its a family friendly Property.

Date of stay: January 2021
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Gateway Varkala -IHCL SeleQtions, General Manager at Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2021

Dear Mr. Pillai

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 – IHCL Seleqtions

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