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The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala

4.0 of 5 Near Government Guest House | Janardhanapuram, Varkala 695 141, India
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars NEW

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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Perth, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
96 hotel reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautifully located with a view over the coast and steps down to the beach. There is a great pool with a swim-up bar. Food available there and in the restaurant is varied and well-prepared. The main lobby is something of an empty desert which is a little disheartening on check-in, but the rooms are well equipped. Why Taj insists on... More 

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Auckland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Six months after our stay at this hotel, I still have very fond memories about our stay at this wonderful hotel. Our stay here was for the last six days of our three week visit to Kerala. We wanted a luxury experience, in close proximity to the surf at Varkala. We were extremely happy with what the team at this... 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! It has been a most rewarding experience reading your review of our hotel on TripAdvisor. It's wonderful to know that your memories of the hotel are vivid even after half a year have gone by and thank you for a special mention of our Chef Mathi and pool-attendant Mathew. I am sure... More 

Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleasant building, lovely location 10/15 minutes up above the beach and its restaurants, really nice (music-less) pool area and excellent breakfasts. Didn't dine there, but heard it was very good. Certainly the food in the village and on the beach was (and rather cheaper.) The staff were very welcoming and helpful, although not always the most efficient. We just... 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 your review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your kind words of mention on the hotel's ambience, staff friendliness and food. We also thank you for your suggestions for improvements on some aspects of the room product. We are pleased to let you know that... More 

London
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Gateway has proved to be a relaxed and unpretentious hotel offering great service. Perched on the clifftop, the hotel enjoys great views of the palms and paragliders. The pool is excellent and the general vibe relaxed, both with staff and other guests. The rooms are well appointed and comfortable. If you're looking for more of a party holiday this... 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 your recent stay with us and your kind words of appreciation for the hotel's ambience and service. Your comments will certainly go a long way in taking the motivation levels of our team higher. After all, our people are our greatest assets and they are the ones making... More 

Hemel Hempstead
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been to quite a few nice hotels around the world that were ruined for us by the incessant head banging music around the pool, it was great to find that this hotel has a lovely peaceful pool area when you can relax, read and swim without any unwanted interruptions. The hotel staff are extremely courteous and friendly, and greet... 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 spending your recent vacation with us and a detailed review on Tripadvisor! The team is very obliged with your kind comments and a special mention of a few. Your review has been rather elaborate and informative for other visitors travelling to Varkala. Look forward to welcoming you back whenever... More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just enjoyed 12 days at the Gateway. This is a very friendly small hotel located a short walk from Papasaynam beach in Varkala. This hotel is ideal for those seeking a peaceful stay (no loud music or organised games around the pool) with a personal feel that this 30 room hotel offers. The staff here are exceptionally friendly... 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 spending your recent vacation with us and a Tripadvisor review subsequently. We appreciate your kind words of praise for the hotel's ambience and services. We are also very thankful for your kind remembrance of a few of us. It's always a rewarding experience to know that we have been... More 

Perth, Western Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived to Varkala Beach with a very highly rated Tripadvisor hotel booked, but were able to opt out and go elsewhere when we sensed it was not right for us. After checking out a few options, we decided on The Gateway, and loved everything about it. The staff were so friendly, the room beautiful with a very comfortable bed... 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! Its a pleasure to know of the amount of trust you have placed in us while taking the trouble to change hotel reservations a-la-minute and choosing to stay with us. Your kind sentiments towards the overall quality and friendliness of our hotel is reflected in your recent review on TripAdvisor which we... 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*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala Kerala
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Varkala
#3 Family Hotel in Varkala
#6 Romantic Hotel in Varkala

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