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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A friend and I stayed in this hotel for the last two nights of a month-long visit to Sri Lanka and Kerala. It was a wonderful place to end a happy holiday, well situated close to the beach and an ancient and very interesting Hindu temple. The staff were excellent: attentive and well trained and the General Manager took 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 so much for choosing to stay with us at Varkala. I do recollect meeting you and your friend up and its heartwarming to note that everyone has been able to take care of you to leave you with a positive impression over a short length of stay. Do look us... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Varkala is situated off a Cliff in between Trivandrum and Cochin. It is a coastal town which is almost midway between these two cities. This is the only Town in South of Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea !! And Varkala is also famous for its 2000 year old Janardhan Temple & is often referred to... More 

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

Dear Guests, Greetings from The Gateway Hotel, Varkala! Thank you so much for writing such a wonderful and detailed review of the hotel and your vacation at Varkala some weeks back. I am sure Mr Khanna and Chef Mathi will be elated by your comments and personal mention of them. Look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards, Ashirbad Praharaj... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had stayed here with my family for 1 night. Since there are not many places for sight seeing in Varkala, one need to be careful in selecting the hotel, having various indoor games / activities. The Gateway Hotel, Varkala is ideal for family. They make you feel really royal, once you choose to stay in this hotel.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your recent stay with us and a review on Tripadvisor! We are glad to learn of your vacation being a memorable one and we are humbled by your kind words of appreciation. Please stay in touch and do think of us again the next time you have the sun, sand and sea on... More 

London, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second six week visit to this excellent hotel and we enjoyed it even more than we did in 2014. The Gateway is a very attractive hotel which is ideally situated a short walk from the beach and local shops and restaurants. All the staff are very friendly and welcoming and will go out of their way to... More 

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

Dear Guests, Greetings from your home in Varkala! Thank you so much for your trust and faith in us and writing such a wonderful review of the property on TripAdvivisor. Your kind words give us the encouragement to keep doing what we are good at and work upon things that need a touch of improvement. Look forward to welcoming you... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely place to stay, beautiful pool and gardens. The staff were very helpful and friendly, food was great - the chef offered to cook local dishes for us. We were there at the start of the monsoon and had great views of the changing weather from the lounge area and our room. We arranged a late checkout because we had... 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 thank you for spending your recent vacation with us and your very kind review on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed an important and enjoyable fact of Kerala's weather - its monsoons. Do look us up again whenever you travel to this part of the world. Kind regards, Ashirbad Praharaj... More 

Mumbai, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent experience. Worth visiting. We were delighted with the service and ambience of the hotel. The GM and Chefs were great. We would like to visit them again if we get a chance in future. A great experience indeed.

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

Dear Maám, Greetings from The Gateway Hotel, Varkala! Thank you so much for your thoughtful review on Tripadvisor. It was a true pleasure meeting you up and I am glad that we could contribute to your vacation being a memorable one. Thank you for a kind mention of the Chefs as well. Do look us up again the next time... More 

Gurgaon, India
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had the most awesome stay at Taj Verkala. The rooms, the hospitality extended by the staff made the stay even more worthwhile. The local food prepared by the Chef was finger licking& we had the view of the beach and the pool from our suite. If you like to park yourself on beach then this may not be your kind... More 

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

Dear Maám, Greetings from The Gateway Hotel, Varkala! Thank you for spending your recent vacation with us and leaving behind such kind words of encouragement for the team. We are glad to have been able to add to the pleasant memories of this vacation and the team had as much pleasure looking after you as you had being here. Do... More 

bangalore, India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at The Gateway hotel Varkala for 3 days and 2 nights. RIght at the onset during booking the response was excellent. All my queries were answered almost immediately via email. They helped me with the travel as well. Once we reached there we received not only a courteous but an extremely warm reception. We were a bit early... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings and thank you for choosing to be with us on your recent vacation. We are glad to learn that the team has been able to contribute to a memorable holida. We had as much pleasure looking after you as you had being here at Varkala. Do think of us again the next time you have the sun,... More 

Surat, India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed warm hospitality, personal care by mr. prakash nair, gm and caring of mr. mathivanan , chef. . beautiful atmosphere. some day try to visit again. good to take upper level rooms and facing sea view.

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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 spending your recent vacation with us and we are glad to learn that the same was a memorable one. Thank you for a kind mention of our colleauges Chef Mathi and General Manager Mr. Nair as well. Look forward to welcoming you back, Kind regards, Ashirbad Praharaj General Manager More 

Bangalore, India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This was my first visit to this hotel. It was a great experience..the Welcome was very nice, the departing gift was also very good. The staff and the manager were very helpful and friendly. They suggested cool places to visit and we enjoyed visiting those places. The best thing was that my wife was able to learn few things to... 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 was a pleasure having you with us and many thanks for choosing us and reviewing us on TripAdvisor. We are glad that we have contributed to your holiday being more memorable and thank you once again for a kind mention of some of us. It will be an absolute pleasure to... More 

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