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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a clean, modern, and well-appointed room with a small garden and private balcony. We could access the pool, bar and restaurant from our garden - as well as the path down the beach. The pool is beautiful and you can also avail yourself of tennis, badminton, and FUN Keralan cookery lessons. The location is excellent with the Janardan... 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 valuable time in updating your experience on Trip Advisor, we are overwhelmed to read your kind words of appreciation for our product and service. It is our constant endeavour to provide our guests with the highest level of comfort and to make their stay truly memorable and therefore such appreciations go a long way... More

Jhansi, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hv journey there on 15th july .best place in varkala . Peaceful excellent one for new couples.best veiw of sea from room no 207 . Big balcony nice mordanized room . Food r a bit costly as ur in taj group but tasty and delicious . Room service very good. Caring staff members ..nice hospitality.. if in varkala always in... More

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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 on Trip Advisor. Your positive feedback about the hotel is very encouraging and a great source of motivation for all of us. While we are glad that you have had a memorable stay we would like to assure you the best of the Taj at all times... More

Kottayam, India
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is easily one of the best places to stay in varkala.Had a terrific time there along with friends.They have a beautiful pool with sea view and a submerged bar.(not fully functional in the bar sense)The rooms are clean and the staff courteous.The food was the only thing that was dissappointing alongwith wifi charges which are really high.As one other... 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 the opportunity to be of service to you during your visit to Varkala this month. The team and I sincerely are grateful for your time taken in posting your feedback on Trip Advisor. Also I have taken your feedback regarding the food and the privacy , we apologise as it did not meet... More

Bangalore, India
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68 reviews 68 reviews
51 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

About 4Kms from the Varkala shivagiri railway stattion(VAK) the hotel sits along the cliff facing the sea.The actual cliff tourist area along which the restaurants are located is about a Km away.A short walk down the hotel leads you to busy pappanasam beach where Hindu rituals are usually conducted. The sea view from the room is distant. The best view... More

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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 on Trip Advisor. Your positive feedback about the hotel is very encouraging and a great source of motivation for all of us. It is our endeavour to provide our guest with the highest level of comfort and to make their stay memorable and your appreciation is indeed... More

Kochi (Cochin), India
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I went on an official trip to Varkala and how I wished I was on vacation. Taj is the best property in varkala , you can walk down to the beach. Don't fall for the ratings by tripadvisor. All of those resorts are nothing but huts in middle of the road. Taj should not even be compared to those. The... More

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

Dear Guest We thank you for experiencing our hotel and glad that our product and services went beyond your expectations. Your feedback is well appreciated as it keeps us motivated to deliver more. Pleasure would be ours to have you stay with us on your future visits Kindest regards Suresh Khanna More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I had stayed here 3 years earlier so was expecting the same level of standards. On our first night there, they wanted to put us in a room that was damp & smelt of condensation. They made out there was no where else to put us but after some fuss they put us in a better room. They would knock... 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 your time in evaluating our product and services. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the food and the service at our all day dining. With regards to the room, I regret that it did not meet upto your expectations, our aplogies. While all our rooms are extremely... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

After a dull start to our Kerala vacation (Kumarakom left a lot to be desired), things turned around the moment we checked in at this hotel. We got a great room with a small garden and a lovely view. It was conveniently located so the pool and the restaurant were only just a hop away. Had great fun unwinding in... More

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

Dear Guest It was such a pleasure to have you stay with us during your visit to Varkala ,thank you for your continued patronage. The team and I are elated with your positive sentiments of the rooms , local cuisine , the associates and happy to know your discovery of a new alternate destination . Your appreciation goes a long... More

Tirupur, India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

nice hotel, superior sea view rooms are good, room 202 has no attraction, 203 is just ok, 204 - 207 excellent. only negative is they are charging for kids just 5 years old. all the hotels dont charge normally. very expensive as per menu card. since we got monsoon offer really worth for money. swimming dress code is must only... More

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

Dear Guest We thank you for your recent stay with us and your valuable feedback on Tripadvisor and pleased to know that you have liked our rooms and the stay overall has been a value on your spends. We have noted your suggestion on the charges for children, you may kindly note that below five years of age we host... More

Pune, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

To start off we arrived late and were give the only room available (mind you its a small property and weekends are full) it was the one furthest from the reception with the garden view. We had arrived from a hectic drive down from Trichur, Kerala with a lot of expectations, were told about the tennis courts, bicycles for riding... More

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

Dear Guest At the outset I would like to thank you for your feedback on your recent stay with us at The Gateway Hotel and I am glad to note that you found our rooms to your liking . It is with great concern that I have made note of your feedback on your recent experience, kindly accept our apologies... More

Bangalore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

It is the location, nice people and excellent hospitality which makes the Taj hotel at Varkala a very unique holiday spot. This hotel has a nice manager - Suresh Khanna, who goes out of his way to make your stay comfortable. The best part of him, is that he remembers you even after you leave the place and he ensures... More

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

Dear Guest We are delighted to know that your recent stay with us has been a very memorable one and thank you for taking time to rate us on Trip Advisor. At the Gateway hotel we continuously strive to provide the very best of product and services to our guests and we are happy to note that your feedback stands... More

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Address: Near Government Guest House | Janardhanapuram, Varkala 695 141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala 4*
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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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