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The Gate House

24 King Street. Thatangambadi, Tamil Nadu | next to the Town Gate, Tharangambadi 609313, India
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Auroville, India
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125 reviews 125 reviews
41 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I go regularly to Tharangambadi and I am never disappointed. This time I again went with family and there have been a number of improvements. I never minded walking to the Bungalow for breakfast but now they serve in The Gate House in the nice dining area by the pool. In fact it is the food situation that presents the... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Gate House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to write to us and for your warm words about The Gate House, in Tranquebar. In our effort to tailor an experience for our guests, we are pleased to know that you enjoyed your experience and your feedback reinforces our philosophy of infusing new life into a ruined and unused structure. It... More

Mumbai
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134 reviews 134 reviews
53 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Its now called Tharangambadi....but it was a Dutch Colony called Tranquebar. Hardly anyone has heard of this place but if you are in South India, near Pondy or Tangore, do go visit. Its a peaceful haven ,worth spending a day or two, just to unwind, before moving on. We did not get rooms at the main Hotel, called the Bunglow... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Gate House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are pleased to receive your warm and appreciative review about the Gate House heritage hotel in Tranquebar. Your appreciation about the décor has been conveyed to the Chairman. We have also conveyed your compliments about the warm service to the team in Tranquebar. We thank you for your visit and look forward to welcoming you for many... More

Auroville, India
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125 reviews 125 reviews
41 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I have to this area many times and I love the area for it's peace and simplicity. The Gate House is a much better choice for me than the Bungalow. It is small; 4 rooms I think. So it's never going to be crowded. It has a small pool that is more than adequate. The rooms are not on the... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Gate House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is with joy and gratitude that we receive your positive feedback about the Gate House heritage hotel in Tranquebar. The property has 5 rooms and 1 suite and has been restored to its simple nobility. We are delighted to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed the swimming pool and were able to relax and rejuvenate. Do venture out... More

Copenhagen, Denmark
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This is a really pleasant hotel in a cozy sleepy village. We only stayed there one night, but would have liked to stay there longer. The hotel is located just inside of the town gate and has a beautiful garden and is tastefully renovated with only 6 rooms. We had a room on the first floor with a veranda from... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Gate House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words about The Gate House heritage hotel in Tranquebar. We are pleased to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and were able to relax at the property. We hope that as you discover more of real India with Neemrana, you’ll find more to tell us about. On behalf of the entire Neemrana... More

Bangalore, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

It is a value for money BB. This property does not have a restaurant or even a pantry. It is located a furlong away from the main hotel - Bungalow on the beach so not advisable for travelers with kids or elders. Also during the night it gets shady and walking in the dark street is dicey though no crime... More

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We fell in love with the sleepy old town of Tranquebar with its Danish fort, its old buildings, the sea and it seemed like it was literally frozen in time for many centuries now. The Gate House in particular is one of the four buildings which the Neemrana Group has taken over and renovated and is really quaint and beautiful.... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Gate House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable review about The Gate House heritage hotel in Tamil Nadu. Your compliments about the restoration and the decor have been conveyed to the Co-Chairman and the restoration team. We are disappointed to receive your feedback about the food and the service. Please be assured that your feedback has been taken seriously and we... More

Bangalore, India
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

This is a big old house with 6 rooms converted to a hotel. We stayed here for one night, booked three rooms and they were named Chidambaram, Swamimallai, Tanjore....This is one of the best heritage hotel that we have visited in south India. You go back to 1900s with all those old pictures, pictures of all Maharajas, old styled long... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Gate House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted to receive your warm and appreciative review about The Gate House heritage hotel in Tamil Nadu. Your feedback is heart-warming for the entire Neemrana family that strives hard to put new life into a ruined and unused building. The Gate House offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a Tamil house restored to its simple nobility... More

Chennai (Madras), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

I stayed at the Gate House & decided 1 day was more than enough...there were mosquitoes & the AC's didnt work properly...Amenities were to be requested and food could be got only at Bungalow at the Beach. Food deserves a specially horrible mention as the Chef couldnt be called a Chef ! We got a red sauce termed saffron sauce,... More

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Parramatta, Australia
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150 hotel reviews
1,285 helpful votes 1,285 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

The Gate House is one of 4 places managed by Neemrana Hotels within the sleepy walled Danish colonial town of Tranquebar. The rooms at the Gate House are organized around a pebble courtyard ringed by wooden pillars. The open roof in the courtyard reduces midday heat & acts like an atrium, naturally circulating the air. The stained wood furnishings were... More

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Montclair, New Jersey
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24 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

We stayed at the Gate House for 1 night after 3 nights at the Bungalow on the Beach (BoB). Our party stayed in 3 rooms - the front two and the one accessible through the back garden. The walled gardens are beautiful and the pool is big and super clean. The children loved playing ball in the gardens and my... More

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Address: 24 King Street. Thatangambadi, Tamil Nadu | next to the Town Gate, Tharangambadi 609313, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Tharangambadi
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Number of rooms: 6
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