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“Like living in a cave” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Gateway Hotel Ummed Ahmedabad

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The Gateway Hotel Ummed Ahmedabad
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Opposite International Airport | Hansol, Ahmedabad 382475, India   |  
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Ranked #32 of 143 Hotels in Ahmedabad
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Like living in a cave”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

This is a little technical, but bear with me: Like a lot of Indian hotels, the air conditioners are old and tired and overworked and don't get proper maintenance. So their cooling coils do not operate cold enough to condense moisture in the air and reduce humidity. So you end up with cool and humid air which feels clammy. So they run the air conditioners longer and harder until the rooms are too cold. If you turn off the air conditioner the room won't warm up for days because its a room-cave of marble (no carpet) that will remain cold soaked for days. Either way, the effect is like living in a cave--cold, humid and clammy.

The food is so-so to ok, and the furnishings on their umpteenth coat of varnish atop wall-to-wall beautiful marble. Location is convenient to the airport, which you probably knew or you wouldn't be considering staying here in the first place. The other good hotels in town require a grueling ride through one of the most congested towns in India.

Room Tip: Get a pool side room. Others look away from the hotel at the crappy neighborhood and noisy street.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ahmedabad, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

In Ahmedabad I stay in one of the best area & have many restaurants in surrounding but still I travelled almost 15 kms from my place just to have dinner @ GAD (a Restaurant in Gateway Hotel).

I went there with my wife & 5 yrs kid. Despite having high price for buffet dinner we still decided to have buffet as we were sure about the quality & cleanliness of the restaurant as it belongs to Taj Group of Hotels.

We started from having soup & then proceed to having starters with some onion. I was shocked to see the onions were not fresh & find few live insects in the onion. I just asked the nearby passing waiter, he too was shocked & without asking me he just took away plate from my table. That was very shocking & was really irritated to see such behaviour of the staff. I could not dare to take another plate after seeing live insect in my food.

While leaving I was being insulted by offering us free food.

Shame on Taj Group of Hotels.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

This is essentially a business hotel and lives up to the reputation of a decent Taj Property. Rooms are good and so is the location. The deal-breaker for some could be the breakfast served. You expect the spread to have the right balance for business travelers. However, here it comprised primarily of South Indian and Gujarati food. There were parathas and they were cold.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I was here recently hosting a business summit for 45 pax in their banquet, the hotel is pretty small and not up to the Taj standards. However, I have to say the staff was very helpful and were always smiling. The food was horrible and by no means worth the price I paid for 45 pax. Russian salad was terrible, I have had Russian salad almost every where I have traveled so far, it being my favorite but I was let down by the food quality. Cloak rooms were smelly and tissue papers were not well stocked.

Can't talk much about the rooms though as I was not staying here.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Great Experience. Well located on the airport circle. Efficient Staff, Great Breakfast. Lovely Coffee. Clean Pool, Spacious room. Good deals. What else do you expect in a hotel. Problem is that the Spa etc. start quite late and hence it may be better to take an appointment if you want to use them early morning.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Very Close to Airport & convinient to catch the early morning flights. need more options for Non - Veg Buffet. Nice coordinating & Friendly staff.would surely visit the hotel again in near future whenever i visit ahmedabad again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Decent hotel - given its a Taj property. Small gym, breakfast OK, internet exorbitant. But the big surprise came at Check out - i chose this hotel not becaus eits an exceptional hotel but that it was by the airport. I havent yet stayed in an airport hotel that doesnt drop you. Here they came up with a ptice from their 'travel desk; for the 5 minute - 800m distance drive of 280 Rupees. Then of course blamed the outside provider. The least you can do - is to drop people off especially as you charge a premium for being an airport hotel. Lack of vision.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Gateway Hotel Ummed Ahmedabad

Address: Opposite International Airport | Hansol, Ahmedabad 382475, India
Location: India > Gujarat > Ahmedabad
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Ahmedabad
#14 Luxury Hotel in Ahmedabad
#22 Business Hotel in Ahmedabad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gateway Hotel Ummed Ahmedabad 4*
Number of rooms: 91
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Also Known As:
Taj Residency Ummed Ahmedabad
Taj Residency Ummed Hotel Ahmedabad

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