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The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala

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Near Government Guest House | Janardhanapuram, Varkala 695 141, India
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have stayed at The Taj Varkala many times over a period of about 15 years and will visiting again next month. Whilst it is not a 5 star deluxe hotel, it is my most favourite holiday destination. Really wonderful - if you want to get away from things and relax - a true holiday. Beautiful beach nearby, fantastic weather,... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from The Gateway Hotel Varkala, Thank you so much for your valuable feedback on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to read that your stay & hospitality experience was as per your expectations every time you visit to our hotel. We're thrilled to learn about your experience and it gives us immense pleasure to know that your staff and... More 

Jaipur, India
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is excellent with a pool. But swim in in the sea is eben better. The travel desk should be utilised for tuk tuk to and fro to the Cliff and beach especially at night. Rooms are great . However staff is just upto the mark...

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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 and feedback on TripAdvisor! We appreciate your patronage and glad that most aspects of the hotel meet your expectations. We also take a note of things that you feel can be even better. Look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards, Ashirbad Praharaj General Manager More 

london
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77 reviews 77 reviews
45 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my 4th visit to the hotel . I have watched the hotel ratings improve over the years, however this year I dropped a star as there are a couple of noticeable improvements to be made. I will start with the negatives which are only a few . The swimming pool at the hotel is the central feature for... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from The Gateway Hotel, Varkala! Let me begin by extending a vote of sincere gratitude to you for your patronage and sincere feedback on Tripadvisor which is always a stepping stone to our success by pointing out to things that we can improve upon, The pool being an area under under a heavy amount of usage would... More 

New Delhi, India
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I and my wife stayed in end of February 2915 for two nights at this hotel for our 36th wedding anniversary. We were at the last leg of our Kerala tour and had chosen this Taj Gateway property for its quietness and green surroundings. We had booked Superior Sea View room with Balcony. We having traveled globally and stayed independently... More 

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

Dear Sir, Greetings from The Gateway Hotel Varkala! It's a joy to learn that you had such a memorable vacation and we are humbled by your kind remembrance of some of us individually. We are grateful that you choose to come to Varkala and stay with us on a special occasion of your anniversary despite a million choices out there... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our anniversary and we were expecting a lot from this place...and guess what it lived upto our expectations. My wife was so happy with the warm welcome and the awesome view from lobby. We were greeted by big smiles, the general manager came to us and shared a lot of info about the resort, the beach..what to do... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from The Gateway Hotel, Varkala, Thank you for your excellent feedback on your recent stay with us on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you choose to spend your anniversary with us. Your kind comments about the room, food, cleanliness, pool, hospitality, overall services and staff is a rewarding moment for us. It gives me great pleasure to... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated away a brief 5 minute walk away from the noise and crowds of Varkala beach this is a great hotel for getting away and enjoying the beautiful resort, Our room was really good rear facing to the beach with balcony and views over the swimming pool, Spacious and comfortable bedroom with free wifi and a/c. Staff were welcoming and... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala! Thank you for your excellent feedback on your recent stay with us. It has been our constant endeavor to provide consistent service in order to exceed your expectations. Your comment about the rooms, restaurant, food, pool, WiFi, overall services and staff delights me and I am sure it will help take... More 

Ljubljana, Slovenia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Gateway Hotel is a decent hotel. Relative to other hotels in India it is indeed a very good hotel, and probably the top hotel with a pool in Varkala. Most hotels or restaurants in Varkala do not offer anything close to Western standards of cleanness or service. The rooms are clean and well equipped, but the A/C is loud.... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from The Gateway Hotel, Varkala! We appreciate you spending your vacation with us and it's heart warming to learn that the hotel measured upto you expectations on several counts. I take a note of your mention on the detailing aspects in the Spa. Rest assured that we in collaboration with our service provider will use this as... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clearly a winner in terms of accessibility and location. Takes you few steps and hops from your room to the Varkala beach & ever helpful staff is always ready to provide you with tips & must visit places list. Check in & check out process could be done much faster. For eg: we had a 20% off on food &... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from The Gateway Hotel, Varkala! Thank you for your recent stay with us and a review on TripAdvisor subsequently. We appreciate your observations on a few things that could have been better with regards to the speed of departure formalities and room modernization. It's our constant endeavor to keep improving all aspects of our services and your... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Gateway in Feb 2015 and loved the location and the layout of the hotel. It is spacious and scenic with an overview of the gardens, the pool and also the beach. The reception area is minimalistic in design which appealed to me. The indoor games like TT, chess, foosball and carrom have been laid out in the... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from The Gateway Hotel, Varkala! Thank you for your recent stay with us and a review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your kind comments about the hotel and its services. We also take inputs from your valuable suggestions towards making things better. Look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards, Ashirbad Praharaj General Manager More 

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were given garden view room which is the bottom last room, long walk lots of staircases and room with stale smell, mosquitoes, shower drainage was blocked, toilet was leaking, side wall was leaking water from outside in room. Staff response was use less, they only want to serve white skin foreigners, we are Australian with indian origin but their... More 

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