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The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Near Government Guest House | Janardhanapuram, Varkala 695 141, India
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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9 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My stay in gateway was nice. I stayed here during monsoon in 2012.Hotel is very well maintained with very friendly and well behaved staff. It located near sea, so as soon as u enter this hotel a beautiful view of sea will be welcoming u. Coming Staying part it was rooms were really comfortable , neat n clean, room service... More

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

Dear Guest We are happy to read your feedback recalling your visit in 2012 , glad you have had a memorable one, thank you for your positive comments of our hotel . Since your last visit , the hotel has seen changes and in specific to the offerings of our menu . We have also upgraded the product and services... More

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

We had a memorable stay at this hotel a week back. We were lucky to be allotted Room No.207, one of the best sea view rooms (with out asking for it).This small property of Taj group is located in a picturesque location overlooking the Arabian sea in small town Varkala, about 50 km north of Trivandrum. The hotel rooms and... More

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

Dear Guest Pleasure will be ours to have you stay with us again. We strive to provide the best of product and services to all our discering guests and we are excited to know that our hotel stood out beyond your expectations. Your compliments on our food and the associates are much appreciated , they always remain a source of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent just one night on an impulse trip to Varkala, my husband, kids, mom and aunt and we're definitely going back for a longer stay. Highlights: the view, vibe on the beach, the staff, the food. Oh and did I mention the food?! Authentic Kerala style dishes and off menu dishes for some of us who were vegetarians. We... 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 patronage towards the Taj . It is such a pleasure to receive your positive sentiments on the hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed the view , cuisine and our services. Your compliements are much appreciated and have been shared with our associates. Thank you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one property that will make Taj really proud. Its beautiful and the hospitality is amazing. The food is really good but I would suggest that a few more authentic Kerala cuisines to be added. I would love to come back as the team of this place is really good. The GM, is always around looking after the guests,... 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 elated on your ratings of our hotel on your recent stay. Our endeavour has always been to provide the best of services and product and glad that we went beyond your expectations. Your suggestion on more local cuisines has been noted and will ensure made available.Your apreciation of... More

Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While i had planned for a trip to Varkala, I Just saw a Big Hoarding at Tiruvanthapuram Technopark and tried reaching them to check on the room availability and very fortunately got the Sea view room which was best of its kind. The sea face room was very comfortable and very clean, The facilities in the room were very good.... 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 delighted to know that your last minute choice of staying with us has turned to be a memorable one , especially on your wedding anniversary . Thank you for those words of appreciation of our product and services and we look forward to be of service to you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our experience during our 8 days stay at the Hotel was excellent. The sea face room was very comfortable and very clean, The facilities in the room were very good- except the tea / coffee maker which has been kept in the ward robe and every time if tea / coffee was to be made the ward robe has to... More

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

Dear Dr Menon and Mr Achan It was such a pleasure to have had you stay with us ! Those words from a globe trotter and a discering guest like you only reiterates our commitment to providing the best of service and product. Your suggestion on the tea / coffee maker is well taken and will ensure to the conveniences... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a clean, modern, and well-appointed room with a small garden and private balcony. We could access the pool, bar and restaurant from our garden - as well as the path down the beach. The pool is beautiful and you can also avail yourself of tennis, badminton, and FUN Keralan cookery lessons. The location is excellent with the Janardan... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your valuable time in updating your experience on Trip Advisor, we are overwhelmed to read your kind words of appreciation for our product and service. It is our constant endeavour to provide our guests with the highest level of comfort and to make their stay truly memorable and therefore such appreciations go a long way... More

Jhansi, India
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Hv journey there on 15th july .best place in varkala . Peaceful excellent one for new couples.best veiw of sea from room no 207 . Big balcony nice mordanized room . Food r a bit costly as ur in taj group but tasty and delicious . Room service very good. Caring staff members ..nice hospitality.. if in varkala always in... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write such positive comments on Trip Advisor. Your positive feedback about the hotel is very encouraging and a great source of motivation for all of us. While we are glad that you have had a memorable stay we would like to assure you the best of the Taj at all times... More

Kottayam, India
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is easily one of the best places to stay in varkala.Had a terrific time there along with friends.They have a beautiful pool with sea view and a submerged bar.(not fully functional in the bar sense)The rooms are clean and the staff courteous.The food was the only thing that was dissappointing alongwith wifi charges which are really high.As one other... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be of service to you during your visit to Varkala this month. The team and I sincerely are grateful for your time taken in posting your feedback on Trip Advisor. Also I have taken your feedback regarding the food and the privacy , we apologise as it did not meet... More

Bangalore, India
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51 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

About 4Kms from the Varkala shivagiri railway stattion(VAK) the hotel sits along the cliff facing the sea.The actual cliff tourist area along which the restaurants are located is about a Km away.A short walk down the hotel leads you to busy pappanasam beach where Hindu rituals are usually conducted. The sea view from the room is distant. The best view... More

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Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write such positive comments on Trip Advisor. Your positive feedback about the hotel is very encouraging and a great source of motivation for all of us. It is our endeavour to provide our guest with the highest level of comfort and to make their stay memorable and your appreciation is indeed... 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*
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It is set amidst tall, swaying palms and is 60 ft high on a cliff, Varkala is located 55 kms (1 hr 15 m drive) from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport. The railway station is a 5 minute drive from the hotel. The hotel offers a choice of 30 elegant rooms including 2 suites. A multi-cuisine restaurant and 2 bars, meeting room, Ayurvedic center, WiFi and indoor/outdoor sports facilities makes the hotel an ideal getaway for the discerning leisure traveler. ... more   less 
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