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Near Government Guest House Janardhanapuram, Varkala Town, Varkala 695141 India
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#6 of 76 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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Kids stay free
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Modern
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Manoj P wrote a review Jan 17
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India9 contributions2 helpful votes
Overall a very good stay for the family. Kids enjoyed a lot and this was the first time they were given a separate room for themselves. The staff were courteous and extremely helpful. Food was good. Perhaps they could have added little more variety in the breakfast buffet.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Try to get rooms close to the lobby, you can avoid climbing steps
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear Mr. Manoj P 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
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prasanthshenoy wrote a review Jan 17
Bengaluru, India145 contributions47 helpful votes
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Stayed in Gateway Varkala for one night. We had booked 3 rooms (1 sea facing & 2 garden facing ones) but had to unfortunately cancel one of it couple of days before the check-in. Though we had to pay for the room, the hotel staff were courteous enough to compensate us with a dinner and upgrade one garden facing one to sea facing. Sea facing rooms are really nice, spacious with a great balcony overlooking the pool and the sea at a distance. Dinner and breakfast were really nice. Swimming pool was nice but some tiles need replacement as they are broken, caused a small bruise under my foot. One thing that really stood out was the courteousness and attention of the staff that reminds you that you are in Taj. My kid fell from a bicycle there and she was promptly attended to with first aid kit. Location is bang in the center of all attractions (Varkala cliff, temple, Papanasam beach...). One thing is the space surrounding the property is kind of limited and the inside walkway to the beach was in a bad shape to be used. If we need to have a good walk we need to step out of the property and thats not really a bad option. Beach is a refreshing walk from there. I will definitely plan a trip again.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Try to get Sea Facing Rooms! You get a big balcony and an amazing view to complement.
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Dear Mr Prasanth 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. 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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Ajith wrote a review Jan 10
Kochi (Cochin), India6 contributions
The hotel staff were very professional and mild. The hotel felt like a real vacation as it was silent, calm and serene. The rooms were quite clean. The breakfast buffet was catered to us, guess there were very little guests at the point of time.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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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. I am extremely sorry that you had a very disappointing experience while dining with us. I assure you that corrective steps are taken so that we do not have feedback like this. 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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Sasheendran wrote a review Jan 10
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The stay was very good .We had a good time as a family .The staff was very courteous just what I have expect at the Taj. Book yourself at Taj and one cannot go wrong. We stayed for one night .Everything was a breeze from check in to check out. I would have preferred better spread for breakfast but considering that we could eat in the restaurant itself these days was a big thing
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: sea facing room
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Dear Mr Sasheendran 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. I am extremely sorry that you had a very disappointing experience while dining with us. I assure you that corrective steps are taken so that we do not have feedback like this. 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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772vaishalip wrote a review Jan 7
Kolkata (Calcutta), India18 contributions6 helpful votes
Away from the rabble of North cliff. Old property but we'll maintained. The staff is well trained and efficient. Ideal choice if you need peaceful quiet stay. Papanasam Beach is about 500 m away. This place however won't give you a 'on the beach' feel as there is no visual and physical connect to the beach front.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Mr Vaishalip 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. I am extremely sorry that you had a very disappointing experience while dining with us. I assure you that corrective steps are taken so that we do not have feedback like this. 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 (0.2 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, Varkala Marine Palace Restaurant, and Sea Sun Cafe.
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 airport transportation?
Yes, Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions offers airport transportation 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.