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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
    4.5 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 (Bombay), India
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here with our family and enjoyed our week long stay. It has a nice swimming pool and the restaurant is near the pool area. The Varkala beach is walkable from here. Neat and clean rooms and a good service.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed with our family for a week here in the deluxe Suite room. The room was quite big and comfortable. One could sea the beach from the balcony. They had a nice swimming pool for the kids separately and hence my younger one had too much fun. The staff was also courteous. Worth the stay.

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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 choosing to be with us for a vacation and we are glad that the hotel and its services have left you with a holiday worth many pleasant memories. We thank you for writing on TripAdvisor. Do let your family and friends know, Varkala is a place worth visiting when you have the sun,... More 

Kochi (Cochin), India
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a very good place to relax for a couple of days. Very good rooms, excellent food, nice swimming pool and pool side area, very near to the beach. Staff is very courteous. Ideal for a 2-3 days trip. We enjoyed our stay a lot..

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

Dear Guests, At the onset, allow us to thank you from the bottom of our hearts to choose Varkala and our resort for the recent vacation you had. From your kind comments on TripAdvisor, we are glad that your holiday was well spent with us. Do spread the word. For the relatively undiscovered Varkala, we would love to see more... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the title says it all... what really makes it truly great is the service that is offered...be it the front desk, the restaurant staff , the pool attendant....each and every staff member ensures that one is never disappointed...and they do all this with a big smile. will definitely recommend this property to people looking for a relaxed and refreshing holiday.

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

Dear Guests, Thank you for choosing to spend your recent vacation with us. From your very kind review on TripAdvisor, we are glad to know that the hotel and its team has been able to lend some more pleasant memories to the holiday. Do spread the word. Varkala is a relatively unknown destination to many and we would love to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst The Leela in Kovalom is spectacular, the Gateway is excellent for Varkalla. The pool is lovely and overlooks the sea. We spent two whole afternoons reclining by the poolside as it was incredibly lovely. Our room was delightful, very beautiful to look at and again we had spectacular views of the garden and the sea. The bathroom was huge... More 

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

Dear Guests, Thank you so much for choosing to spend a part of your vacation with us followed by a lovely and elaborate review on TripAdvisor. We are excited to learn that the hotel, it's ambience and service made up to a holiday worth a pleasant memory. We also take note of your feedback on the food and that shall... More 

mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

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 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

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 

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