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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
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    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great fortnight at The Gateway, chef was wonderful and gave us a free cookery lesson which was fab. All staff were extremely welcoming, genuine but also unintrusive. Nothing was too much, although prices were higher than other hotels, this was definitely the higher end hotel in the area so this isn't surprising. Our room was the rooms... 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 truly appreciate your kind words in description of the hotel, its ambience and services. Thank you for a special mention of our Chef as well. We look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards, Ashirbad Praharaj General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we stayed at Gateway for 2 days in last week of september2014.it was one of the best trip beacause of Chef Mathi and his entire team.Their Pan seared Prawns fry,one of the best dish.Chef was very friendly, always try to give their best.i am writing only because of him. Our room was great and had a super view of 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 for your recent review on Tripadvisor. My colleagues Chef Mathi and Mr Suresh Khanna will be extremely delighted to know that you have made a special mention of them. I would also take this opportunity in letting you know that Mr Khanna has relocated on a new assignment as the... More 

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9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Gateway over the New Year period as part of a tour of Kerala. Overall we enjoyed it and some of the points made in earlier posts, ie the wifi have been rectified and this now free, but sometimes connection was poor. The staff are all very friendly, although service can sometimes be slow, as is often... 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 TripAdvisor post on your stay at our hotel. We appreciate your observations on the overall service levels in the hotel, the ambience and the newly renovated rooms. Taj Group of Hotels have a continuous upgrade plan for all it establishments which is on-going at any point of... More 

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 3 nights here at the end of a rather hectic holiday visiting The back waters, tea and spice plantations and Periyar wild life reserve. It was exactly what we needed from the moment we stepped into reception we felt relaxed. The view looking out to sea was breathtaking and the welcome we received from all the staff brilliant! Our... 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 review of our property on Tripadvisor and appreciate your kind words of appreciation for the hotel's services and food. The Chef would certainly be delighted to know of your special mention of some of his speciality dishes. We are glad to have made the last part... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s the only hotel in Varkala, among the known big names. It’s a gateway hotel, a mid market brand from Taj. Other than the wonderful hospitality and the warm feeling you usually get in Taj hotels, there is nothing much that stands out. The property is on a cliff, but far from the beach. The sea view is very limited,... 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 review of our hotel and Varkala on Tripadvisor! We appreciate your kind words for the overall warmth and friendliness of our services. We also understand that certain aspects which are by virtue of location or infrastructure beyond hotel might have not entirely measured upto your expectations... More 

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an ok hotel. It does everything efficiently and with plenty of smiles, but it is characterless and does not have the facilities I would expect of a four star hotel. The restaurant is am all, the breakfast is only average, the pool is by no means as good as others I have seen and it has no atmosphere.... 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 review on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your viewpoints on the overall range of facilities at the hotel vis a vis it's friendly service. Yes, as compared by you to certain global destinations, we do have our limitations in what we physically have to offer which in turn makes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived to Taj Gateway quite late in the evening due to a flight delay. Our welcome was quite something with a bouquet roses and lots of smiles from Ash and his team. Due to being a lover of cooking Indian food we soon made a great friend in Mathi the head chef who took us to the fish market... 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 your recent review on Tripadvisor. We are grateful for your kind remembrance and your words of appreciation for the team's friendly services. We also take note of your very useful suggestions for making the poolside and Spa services more convenient. It certainly helps to have objective feedback from our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful location...very cordial staff right frpm the Gm to chef to bar tender nd also the junior staff..not to forget the pregnant travel desk lady..who was equqlly wwarm!the chef took extra care as we required gluten free food for two of our children...the best thing was that he was aware of the gluten free food..nd when it was time for... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings and wishing you a very happy new year from all of us at Varkala! We thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor. We are humbled by your kind words of appreciation for the team and this surely makes our day even more rewarding. Do visit again whenever you have sun, sand and the sea on your... More 

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As this was our first holiday to India we were advised to take it gently and not to try to see all the tourist sights during one holiday. So we decided to go to Kerala and Varkala in particular ( where we spent 14nights at the Gateway Hotel). The best advice that we have been given in a long time.... 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 hotel as your holiday destination and we are glad to have made ourselves a good choice for you as reflected in your kind words of appreciation for the team and the hotel's ambience. We also thank you for a special mention of our Chef whose motivation... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were heading for Varkala beach and I felt like treating my family to lunch at a nice hotel. Trusting the Taj name, I insisted that we head to the Gateway Hotel. There were so many problems on both minor and major levels. There was no one at the entrance; when we entered, the first thing that crossed our minds... 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 review on Tripadvisor. We believe that the true foundation of our relationship with guests lies in honest feedback which in turn form the stepping stones to success. We are deeply concerned to learn about your experiences during a recent visit to our hotel for lunch. While 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:
#3 Family Hotel in Varkala
#6 Romantic Hotel in Varkala

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