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Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions

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Near Government Guest House Janardhanapuram, Varkala Town, Varkala 695141 India
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Updated 09/28/20

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#6 of 73 hotels in Varkala Town
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Tennis court
Kids stay free
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
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Private balcony
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Simran wrote a review Mar 2021
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Definitely one of the best properties in Varkala . Clam and amazing view from rooms and lobby, The staff was polite, professional and very careful with Covid protocol . A big thank you to everyone and specially GM Mr. Shobhit who made our stay memorable, they treated us as a king from arrival to departure. once again thank you and hope to see you soon.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Gateway Varkala -IHCL SeleQtions, General Manager at Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions
Responded Mar 31, 2021
Dear Guest Greetings from Gateway Varkala! This is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about the associates and overall services. Your feedback is essential not only in our effort to improve our standards but this helps a great deal for the motivation of our associates and helps them perform even better. I shall communicate your sentiments to the entire team. We look forward to welcome you once again. Please feel free to contact me directly and it will be my pleasure to assist you if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for choosing Gateway Varkala! Sincerely, Shobhit Kaushal General Manager Gateway Varkala – IHCL Seleqtions
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SKNTravelDiary wrote a review Mar 2021
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India8 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at the hotel for 2 nights on 13th and 14th Mar 2021. on the 15th morning at breakfast buffet, I got a hair in the vada. We told the waiter and he came back and told me he has informed the chef. That’s it. I was really feeling bad and this experience defined that trip! Other than that, the premises were OK. Due to COVID there were not many guests and everything was closed. Anything open was poorly maintained such as the badminton court and the bikes!! The bikes.. the security was telling me and my daughter that those had no brakes. Then why are they keeping it there? No idea.. But then again, the rates were not peak rates. I don’t know if you should operate like that though. Dangerous, unhygienic service..
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Gateway Varkala -IHCL SeleQtions, General Manager at Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions
Responded Mar 28, 2021
Dear Sir Greetings from Gateway Varkala! This is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about the associates and overall services. Your feedback is essential not only in our effort to improve our standards but this helps a great deal for the motivation of our associates and helps them perform even better. I am very aghast to hear such a feedback and i assure you that all the corrective measures have been taken . I totally agree that first of all we should always be ready with all the services we provide. We look forward to welcome you once again. Please feel free to contact me directly and it will be my pleasure to assist you if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for choosing Gateway Varkala! Sincerely, Shobhit Kaushal General Manager Gateway Varkala – IHCL Seleqtions
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Chickucherian wrote a review Mar 2021
Kottayam, India50 contributions17 helpful votes
We celebrated my mother in law's birthday here with a one day stay. From the time of reaching the hotel till the time we left, we were treated with excellent hospitality. GM Shobit Kaushal obviously leads from the front, and his staff follow his example. We were upgraded to a sea facing room. The bathrooms have been recently upgraded and is really spacious and well done. The food was excellent, though the menu was limited. The breakfast menu was quite substantial. The view of the sea from the hotel is fantastic,though the beach is a good walk away. Experienced the spa. It was real value for money. Overall we had a great stay and will definitely come again soon.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Gateway Varkala -IHCL SeleQtions, General Manager at Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions
Responded Mar 25, 2021
Dear Mr. Abraham C Greetings from Gateway Varkala! This is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about the associates and overall services. Your feedback is essential not only in our effort to improve our standards but this helps a great deal for the motivation of our associates and helps them perform even better. I shall communicate your sentiments to the entire team. We look forward to welcome you once again. Please feel free to contact me directly and it will be my pleasure to assist you if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for choosing Gateway Varkala! Sincerely, Shobhit Kaushal General Manager Gateway Varkala – IHCL Seleqtions
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Gargee P wrote a review Mar 2021
Vadodara, India7 contributions
Awesome beach view. Beautiful resort. Just 5 min walk to the beach from resort. Yummy food. Staff was very friendly. Went out of their way to make our stay comfortable and experience amazing. Thank you so much guys.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Gateway Varkala -IHCL SeleQtions, General Manager at Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions
Responded Mar 24, 2021
Dear Ms Gargee_purani Greetings from Gateway Varkala! This is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about the associates and overall services. Your feedback is essential not only in our effort to improve our standards but this helps a great deal for the motivation of our associates and helps them perform even better. I shall communicate your sentiments to the entire team. We look forward to welcome you once again. Please feel free to contact me directly and it will be my pleasure to assist you if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for choosing Gateway Varkala! Sincerely, Shobhit Kaushal General Manager Gateway Varkala – IHCL Seleqtions
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JessT wrote a review Mar 2021
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We arrived on a warm Saturday to be greeted by more warmth from the staff at the Gateway Varkala. Everything was ready and waiting as the checkin process was very smooth. One point to note here is that the hotel is a bit dated and hence the luxury aspect of the stay may not be found as much as in the higher grades of Taj, hence one has to tone down the expectations. But all of that is made up the superb hospitality of the staff, right from the bell boys, room service staff, front desk, breakfast team and their GM Shobith, who was ready to go out of his way to ensure we had a great stay. Do check out the Ayurvedic centre for any treatment or massage that you may like. Masseuse Libin is very talented. Overall I highly recommend Gateway Varkala for the warm hospitality of the staff.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Gateway Varkala -IHCL SeleQtions, General Manager at Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions
Responded Mar 21, 2021
Dear Mr. Jthom Greetings from Gateway Varkala! This is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about the associates and overall services. Your feedback is essential not only in our effort to improve our standards but this helps a great deal for the motivation of our associates and helps them perform even better. I shall communicate your sentiments to the entire team. We look forward to welcome you once again. Please feel free to contact me directly and it will be my pleasure to assist you if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for choosing Gateway Varkala! Sincerely, Shobhit Kaushal General Manager Gateway Varkala – IHCL Seleqtions
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PRICE RANGE
$60 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictVarkalaVarkala Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions
Which popular attractions are close to Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions?
Nearby attractions include Varkala Beach (0.3 miles), Janardhana Swami Temple (0.3 miles), and Asparagus (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coffee Temple, Sea Sun Cafe, and Theeram.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Varkala Town.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.