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The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Near Government Guest House | Janardhanapuram, Varkala 695 141, India
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Ranked #9 of 36 hotels in Varkala
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
DrGelfCam Cambridge, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a week here in April after touring around Kerala. The hotel is smart and modern, light and spacious. The staff are, like everywhere else in Kerala, welcoming and friendly. The room was clean and modern with lovely comfy beds, a fridge, large balcony, sea view, only niggle would be no hanging space for dresses and no drawers so... More

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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 with us and yout kind words on the hotel. We are glad that you liked the hotel and the service standards. Your positive sentiments have been shared with the team and shall go a long way in ensuring that we keep up the excellent service standards. We also also noted your feedback... More

Gurgaon, India
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was the third stop-over during our seven day Kerala trip. The property is wonderful with great staff. The minus points : 1. You can't see the sea even from sea-view rooms as the trees hinder the view. 2. The properly is on different levels- each room around 6-8 steps down/up from each other. The pluses : 1. There is... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for giving us another opportunity to be of service to you during your visit to Varkala. The team and I sincerely are grateful for your time taken in posting your feedback on our hotel and we are happy to read your compliments. It is our endeavour to provide our guest with the highest level of comfort... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of mosquitos in the rooms. Modern furniture, beds and appliances but the walls need to be painted. They need to pay attention to the details. View is amazing. TV never worked and the customer service to fix this was poor. You pay for a slow internet connection but in the morning when everyone is at the pool, it works... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your time to review us on Trip Advisor.. Your feedback is of utmost importance to us . We are happy to note your positive comments on our product, food , service and the view . We regret the inconvenience caused to you due to the mosquitoes and the television experience. The larger area of horticulture... More

London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really lovely rooms, great pool and restaurant and really excellent staff. We had been travelling around Kerala on a budget for 2 weeks and this hotel was our 'treat' at the end. It really was a treat! The food was good too, both the Indian and Western options which we've found rare! Great value if you get a deal like... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for giving us an opportunity to be of service to you during your recent visit to Varkala. The team and I are grateful for your time taken in posting your feedback and happy to read your compliments on our hotel and the value for money. It is our endeavour to provide our guest with the highest... More

Southampton
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for two weeks and would have loved to stay longer. Attractive looking hotel with a lovely pool and beautiful terraced gardens. Our room had it's own little garden with a view down the hillside and the sea. There is a shortcut down to the beach which goes through a little wild and green area which we thought was... More

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

Dear Guest We are glad that you liked the hotel and our services. The little touches that the team does go a long way to delight our guests, your feedback has just reassured us of this fact.The team and I sincerely are grateful for your time taken in posting your feedback. It is our endeavour to provide our guest with... More

Herford, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn´t stay here very long, but it´s a very nice place, huge pool, delicious food and very friendly staff. The beach is a short walk away and the way to get there is very beautiful and green. Thank you!

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write such positive comments as your positive feedback about the hotel is very encouraging and a great source of motivation for all of us. We look forward for your next trip and on a longer vacation so as to be of service to you. Best regards Suresh Khanna More

New Delhi, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stayed here for 2 nights. nice hotel, well located as walking distance from beach and cliff. staff was very nice and helpful and efficient. food was quite good. rooms were very comfortable with all amenities provided for. however some more attention needs to be paid to maintenance. the ac in two of the rooms was not working initially, though fixed... More

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

Dear Guest We would like to thank you for your recent stay with us. We are glad that you have had a great stay however it is with great concern I have made a note of your feedback with regard to the maintenance and upkeep , please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused. We have taken up the... More

Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent atmosphere, professional staff, close to the ocean, swimming pool. In order to go to the beach for foreigners you just need to go to the left about 300 m from the main beach. Very good room service. Food is adapted to the foreigners, not so spicy, so even children were very satisfied! I really recommend to go to this... More

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

Dear Guest Greetings from The Gateway Hotel Varkala ! We are glad that your recent stay with us was an enjoyable one. We thank you for your appreciation and assure you of our best of the Taj hospitality at all times to come as we look forward for your future visits. Best Regards Pradeep Chandran More

Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i stayed at this beautiful hotel for two nights last August during the heavy monsoon period not even expecting sunshine.But to my surprise, it didn't rain at all & that made it all the more enjoyable.Opted for their monsoon package which was fully worth.This cozy little hotel perched on top of a hillock with a lot of greenery around &... More

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

Dear Guest It was indeed our pleasure to have you stay with us.The team joins me to thank you for those kind words of appreciation which does motivate us to raise the bar and deliver even more. Best regards Pradeep Chandran More

Kochi (Cochin), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My experience started even much before you start staying, at the time of booking itself. This is despite I recently enrolled for the inner-circle program and first booking since then. I sent an inquiry on 16th March. Got a reply on 17th asking additional details. Replied the same day. Since no response. I then send a fresh mail on 18th.... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing the Gateway Hotel Varkala for your upcoming holiday .We are glad to have received your constructive feedback on the booking process. As discussed over the telephone the deviation was due to an incorrectly delivered email however we have strengthened the process since and your bookings are in place. We look forward for your visit... More

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Additional Information about The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala

Also Known As:
The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala Kerala
Address: Near Government Guest House | Janardhanapuram, Varkala 695 141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala 4*
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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