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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Truly amazing and highly value for money. Excellent services and the beach around it is really peaceful and neat. Highly recommended to hire a two wheeler and explore unnamed beaches under the coconut trees watching the waves hot the shore :)

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San Diego, California
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8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Gateway is a Taj property so staff are excellent and extremely accommodating. Rooms, and especially bathroom, look to be recently upgraded. Bathroom is big and beautiful with a see through room to view, shower. Pool is huge and deep, a wonderful place to hang out after the beach, massages or shopping. Nice gifts were presented upon arrival, shell necklaces, and... More 

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

This hotel is one of the best in Varkala. It has the best pool and a nice sea view. The restaurant is smaller compared to other Gateway hotels, but the quality, taste and spread is very good. Overall, an enjoyable place to stay.

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Dorset
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to India so we werent sure what to expect. After a weeks tour we stayed here for five weeks from middle of January so lots of positives in that time but some negatives too. The staff were wonderful and it was they who compensated for the few shortfalls elsewhere. Tony, Vishnu, Liijin and Arun were very attentive... 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 spending a good part of your time with us this year and we are glad to have left you with an overall positive impression about the property and its people. We truly appreciate you making a kind mention of our associates for whom this is a great motivation. We also... More 

Surat, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first trip to Varkala and we went ahead with The Gateway based on the reviews we'd read on Tripadvisor and I must say that I wasn't disappointed in the least bit. From the moment we checked-in we were made to feel really welcome and the hotel staff was extremely friendly and courteous. The check-in process was prompt... 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 followed up by a review on Tripadvisor. We are grateful for your kind words of appreciation for several aspects of your stay, right from the welcome experience to the fond farewell. Nothing makes us feel more rewarded than to know that we have... More 

Tadley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second visit to Kerala and we decided to return because of the wonderful people that we met there on our last visit as we do do not normally go back to a place we have already been is testiment to the people who live there. I choose the Gateway as I prefer smaller hotels and being part... More 

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

Dear Guests, A warm Hello from all of us from The Gateway Hotel, Varkala! Thank you once again for your patronage and kindness in writing this lovely review of the hotel with a mention of some of us. It's always a joy when we can do add some spark to a vacation and we are glad to have made yours... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So Varkala does not have a Taj property, instead there's a Gateway. I was pleasantly surprised by the same typical stellar Taj service in the hotel however the property clearly has seen better days... chipped paint, beds in the hallway and above all a pool with chipped tiles and slippery steps. I actually slipped on the pool steps as it... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings! Thank you for your recent stay and post on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your kind mention of the hotel's service culture which you would agree is one that would be a part of the Taj offering, regardless of the location or nature or size of the hotel. We apologize once again for the inconvenience faced by you at... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in 2012 and submitted a review. All of those comments still apply, except that I'm pleased to report that 'basic' wi-fi is now 'free', and that this wi-fi is perfectly acceptable for email / web browsing. More importantly, the pool is really great. It is a real decadent treat to enjoy an ice cold Kingfisher while chatting to... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings! Thank you once again for your recent stay and your kind words of appreciation for everything that the hotel strives to be known for - a botique resort that tries hard to ensure you have a good holiday. We are glad that you have noticed the changes in our WiFi policy and we have met what we... More 

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we have conducted a birthday function over there !! disappointing service by hotel staffs and also they cheated us by doingvhuge unnecessary bills by the management!! and the so called GM the arrogant rude person made us culprit and he shouted like a local gangster i think they doesn't know how to treat a customer !! i am wirthing this... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic time at The Gateway Hotel in Varkala. We arrived a day earlier than our booking as we had to check out of a previous hotel early, but the staff were fantastic accommodating and had no problem checking us in early. We had drinks and garlands on arrival, and they present your key in a little wooden... 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 choosing to spend your vacation with us and we appreciate you taking time for your feedback on TripAdvisor! We are glad to note that several aspects of the hotel's product, services and associate warmth have appealed to your senses. Thank you once again for your kind mention of... More 

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