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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
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    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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mumbai
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to Varkala for a 5 day family vacation in the last week of May 2015. Since this was not a so called " high end" Taj property I had not set too many high expectations. However even before the holiday started I began to change my opinion. Our requests to the hotel , from arranging airport transfers to... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for spending your recent vacation with us and we appreciate your very elaborate review on TripAdvisor. Its wonderful to know that your initial apprehensions of a Gateway Hotel have been proved delightfully wrong and you had a stay worth a few pleasant memories. Thank you for a kind mention of some of us. Do think of... More 

Cochin, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The choice was a last minute one, but it was worth it. The staff was courteous and the manager is knowledgeable and forthcoming. The pool was excellent and was a good time pass as the sea was rough and couldn't venture into water.

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

Dear Mr Abraham, Greetings from The Gateway Hotel, Varkala! Thank you for spending your recent break with us and we are glad you found the vacation worth a pleasant memory. Do spread the word and we look forward to your family and friends coming our way soon. Thank you for your kind words of appreciation and think of us again... More 

Kerala, india
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Set on a hill top, better known as " The Cliff " at Varkala, a destination which is not much exploited by group tourists is a prominent back packer or individual travelers paradise. The room is very spacious and has a large pool. As the only activity outside the hotel would be sun bating and soaking in the sea, 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! We appreciate your wonderful review on TripAdvisor and happy to learn that you've found Varkala a place so appropriately recommend worthy. Thank you for a kind mention of our Chef whose day is certainly rewarded with your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you, family and friends back whenever you have... More 

ooty, India
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice and comfortable stay.....well maintained property,,,,,,friendly staff. Rooms with pool, garden views and provides a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee-making facilities. . Private bathrooms with good faciliies South Indian cuisine offered is excellent and mouthwatering. A bar is available for drinks. view of the beach is simply majestic....... the only place in southern Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent... 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 are glad that you choose to spend your recent vacation with us and its nice to read your very well written and informative review of Varkala and the hotel on TripAdvisor. We thank you for all your appreciation and look forward to welcoming you, your friends and family back at Varkala... More 

Delhi
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel now belongs to the Taj group under their Gateway Brand. This is an old property but in no ways does it look old or uncared for.The hotel sits atop of the cliffs that make Varkala famous and you can see the beach under you from the rooms.So please ask for a higher room. The pool is huge 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, Varkala and thank you for spending your recent vacation with us. We are glad to note of your overall satisfaction with the resort and your visit to Varkala. Thank you once again for your rather elaborate feedback on TripAdvisor. Look forward to welcoming you back, Kind regards, Ashirbad Praharaj General Manager More 

Nagpur, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our recent Kerala trip we stayed at Taj ,Malabar,Kochi , Vivanta by Taj , Kumarakom and Hotel Gateway , Varkala. Gatewat Hotels are supposed to be budget and considered poor cousins to Taj & Vivantas . This trip I felt that Gateway Verkala was better than Vivanta by Taj, Kumarakom . The staff is polite , courteous and helpful... 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 and thank you for spending a part of your recent vacation with us. We are glad to note from your TripAdvisor comments that your overall impressions of the hotel has exceeded your initial expectations. Do look us up again the next time you have the sun, sand and sea on your mind.... More 

kottayam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel has good view of the sea from the reception. We stayed in a garden view room, we had access to our own small lawn area. The access to the beach is the only problem, which is through another property. The pool here is amazing. The rooms are very spacious, the bathrooms were very big and very clean. The... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for spending your recent vacation with us and we appreciate you sparing a few valuable moments in writing a review on TripAdvisor. We are glad to learn that the overall hotel and its team has been able to leave you with a positive experience. Look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Ashirbad Praharaj General Manager More 

delhi
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The property is pretty with a nice pool. Dingy staircases, very mediocre customer service ( except the chef Manivanan who was great) and continuous diesel fume over the pool, are all turn-offs. But more importantly, it doesnt have a beach view- and the beach near it is really bad.

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

Dear Ms. Jayatitalapatra, Thank you for spending your recent vacation with us with family and I do recollect a casual interaction with your family on at least one occasion during your stay. We are glad that Chef Mathi and his magic with food has left you impressed. I am also sorry to learn that you did not experience the same... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We come here for a family reunion every year. All of us feel completely at home and the staff in every department is outstanding. The chef produces world class meals on a daily basis, from an amazing range of world cuisines. I cannot think of a better place to recharge batteries.

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

Dear Mr. Shanker, Greetings from the team at The Gateway Hotel, Varkala! Your patronage is highly appreciated and your comments on the hotel being the ideal place to chill out is one of the nicest compliments we had in the last few days. Look forward to welcoming you back again next year, Kind regards, Ashirbad Praharaj General Manager More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Gateway at Janardhanapuram in Varkala is a revelation! Small and private, well situated and laid out, wonderfully personal in its service. Where would you find the Gen. Manager himself come to greet you after checkin? Mr. Ashirbad Praharaj is a very good and well informed host, makes sure you get what you desire and your vacation is memorable. 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! We appreciate your choice of our resort for your recent vacation and there is nothing more rewarding to know that you have not just liked the hotel but the team has been able to contribute to your vacation being a memorable one. Thank you indeed for your kind remembrance of some of... More 

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