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The Gateway Hotel Beach Road
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Beach Road, Visakhapatnam 530002, India (Formerly Taj Residencey)   |  
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Ranked #13 of 53 Hotels in Visakhapatnam
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“What a place...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2009

The Taj Residency, Vizag is part of one of the India's best group of hotels, the TAJ GROUP OF HOTELS and stands up to the mark. It offers very luxurious rooms, with an awesome beach view.

I will have to use all the greatest adjectives I know to write a review about this hotel. Here you'll get everything that one can expect from the best of the industry. Great food, best service, very well furnished and maintained rooms, floors with carpets, swimming pool, best location, what not...!!!

It's very luxurious, costly and not the kinda of hotel preferable, if one is looking for yet another economy hotel. Best said, it provides value for money in the way of luxury...

  • Liked — Everything
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2009

We drove all the way from Hyderabad to Vyzag in the sweltering May heat - of course we knew that Vyzag would be very hot at that time of the year, but were hoping that the Taj would still be a good place to unwind. Our experiences at other Taj properties in the past had always been great.

We ended up arriving earlier than the 12pm check in time, and were graciously accommodated in a room - check in did not take much time, though the staff took a couple of extra minutes to match their records with the internet booking. This has always been my experience, whenever I book online in India!
Our room was nice and comfortable, not moth eaten as i fear with many outdated star hotels. The facade of the hotel was a trifle dirty but the interiors were fine.
Anyway, since we were on a 2N, 3D package, food was part of the deal - so we were thankfull to find out that the food quality was pretty great as well. We were lucky to have a "Chettinad Food Festival" while we were there. The nicest thing about the hotel is its pool - which is (for once) deep enough to actually swim in and has a lovely view of the sea. I spent much of my time there!
The spa was also good - we believe it had recently opened up. The service of the staff was great - the only dampner in the entire trip was the water in the room - which was positively rotten - but when we complained to the housekeeping staff - profuse apologies were offered and we were served a complementary vanila cake!

  • Liked — the pool
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2009

The view from the Harbour View windows will invite you to spend many hours just staring dreamily out of the windows at the fishing dhows. The Bar is well stocked and the coffee shop bright and cheerful. Excellent buffet.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed June 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2008

This hotel has changed hands and it's now Gateway Hotel. I don't know if it is because of the change-over, I was constantly bombarded by staff to put positive comments on them in the questionaire. There is no way I am putting your name there just because you ask me to.

The hotel definitely needs refurbishment. The room is dark and average on cleanliness.

On the positive side, the gym/spa and the resturants were very good.

Stayed September 2008
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2008

The Taj Vizag has seen better days. The rooms look worn and dated and the building is crumbling. But you still get the impeccable Taj cleanliness and service at a rate you won't find at another Taj property.

The restaurants are quite good, the buffet breakfast is excellent. The toursim counter is helpful, but expensive, at double the going rates for cars and drivers.

Avoid rooms on the ground floor. The "sea view" is obstructed and for some reason the restaurants are all on the opposite side of the hotel from reception, so people travel back and forth through the corridor outside the ground floor rooms at all hours.

  • Stayed July 2008
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about The Gateway Hotel Beach Road

Address: Beach Road, Visakhapatnam 530002, India (Formerly Taj Residencey)
Location: India > Andhra Pradesh > Visakhapatnam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Visakhapatnam
#5 Romantic Hotel in Visakhapatnam
#7 Business Hotel in Visakhapatnam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Gateway Hotel Beach Road 3.5*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Gateway Hotel-Visakhapatnam has 95 Rooms including Deluxe Balcony Suites, offering panoramic view of the Bay of Bengal. Located 16kms from the Airport and 06 kms from Railway Station and 02 kms from city centre and shopping district.For Dining-GAD-The Coffee Shop offering Buffet Spread for Breakfast and Dinner and A la Carte for Lunch , Ming Garden-Chinese Specialty Restaurant opened for Lunch and Dinner and Lawson’s Lounge The BAR-opened from 1200hrs till 2300hrs. ... more   less 
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