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The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala

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Naypyitaw, Myanmar
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was very spacious and comfortable, and we slept very well. We'd been staying in cheaper places in Kerala and wanted to treat ourselves to a night in a nice room and the Gateway provided that. Staff were good, very keen to help. Only minor quibbles: the shower wasn't very hot (although this was ok given the climate) and...

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Pune, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a family trip in the month of December, so, the weather was at its best. Was our 1st visit to Varkala and this being the only star hotel, selected this one. Hotel is good, standard breakfast as usual for a Taj hotel. Staff polite and cordial. Got a room next to the generator set, however, was changed next...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful 4 night stay at the hotel for NYE. The rooms are modern and clean, the hotel staff are helpful and friendly. The pool is lovely although when the hotel is busy there aren't enough deck chairs for everyone to sit around the pool. My only criticism of the pool area would be that the towels are...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall this hotel was a huge disappointment from the very beginning, especially at the price range. We had sent a message through booking.com with our booking to arrange an airport pickup, no one responded and no one picked up. The room was ok, but filled with mosquitos, dirty walls, The night manager was the only member of the staff that...

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

Dear Guest, Greetings! While I am grateful for your candid feedback on your stay, I am also extremely disturbed to learn of your experiences in which were are agreeably short of meeting guest expectations at a hotel of our lineage. Internal investigations have been carried out with regards to the circumstances leading to inaccurate or incomplete information reaching us, but...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off, its a gateway property and not Vivanta. So tone down that expectation !(although the pricing is not much different) I was here for Xmas weekend. My room (a garden suite I guess) was large and comfy enough. General cleanliness of property was fine. The backyard gate leads you to the beach via the reaer side of a bunch...

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

Dear Mr Jayash, Greetings from The Gateway Hotel, Varkala! Thank you so much for staying with us and sharing a candid review. While I appreciate your overall positive sentiments, its a matter of regret that you did not find the Christmas Eve spread in terms of flavor as much as we would have hoped you did. I am also glad...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a Taj, you know service is taken care of. The rooms were clean and decently spacious and gave a very nice view of the pool and the beach ahead. The property has a small access to take you to the varkala beach which itself is quite decent and pristine. The food was decent and the chef ensured that our...

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

Dear Mr Narula, Greetings! Thank you for your recent stay and an overall positive outlook towards the resort. I am glad you enjoyed yourselves. We take note of your wish that we served alcohol. We might also wish for the same as in the past years but as you might be aware, in Kerala liquor licenses are restricted to 5...

Bangalore, India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hotel is very good. Though it doesn't feel like a regular Taj hotel, it's still great and 5 Star. The only negative I can speak about is it's location. It's little away from the sea and hence, the sea view is nothing really great. They do have a small pathway to the beach and they open those gates from...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for spending the Christmas weekend with us and leaving us with such encouraging comments about the friendliness, professionalism and other aspects such as the food. We are glad that you enjoyed yourself and we understand what you mean when you refer to the location of the hotel. As a matter of fact some guests do ask...

Coimbatore, India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at this wonderful property during the Christmas weekend. The rooms are good and spacious, swimming pool is amazing, good ambiance, staff were friendly. There was a Gala Dinner on Christmas Eve and the food wasn't that good. Somehow we felt the spread of the dinner n menu could have been better.

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

Dear Mr Kunal, Thank you for your recent stay and helpful comments. While we are grateful for your overall good feedback on the resort, we take note of the fact that the Christmas dinner spread did not meet upto your expectations as much as we would have loved it to be. Thank you for your feedback. We will definitely take...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful property. Taj property need we say more. Very nice location and a very friendly staff. Good swimming pool nice restaurant awesome breakfast. The varkala beach and cliff is walking distance.

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

Dear Mr Siddhartha Thank you so much for your recent stay and encouraging feedback. We are glad you enjoyed being here and found the resort, its location and facilities convenient. The team and I look forward to your return. Kind regards, Ashirbad Praharaj General Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is located a short walk from the beach located on a cliff overlooking the sea. The amenities are great and we had an Ayuvedic massage by their friendly and professional staff which was very relaxing. We had breakfast included in our package and the food was excellent with different options everyday (and we stayed here 6 nights). Definitely...

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

Dear Sir Best Wishes for a New Year and Thank You once again for your stay, great feedback and helpful comments for the benefit of our future guests. We were glad that you felt at home over your 6 nights stay with us and we appreciate your goodwill and recommendations. The team and I look forward to your return. Kind...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala

Address: Near Government Guest House | Janardhanapuram, Varkala 695141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Price Range: $111 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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Erode, India
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“Away from Diesel Generator Set”
 of 5 bubbles MUKHARE, 1 week ago | Read review
“Get the suite if possible. Otherwise the rooms right on the either side of the main lobby have a slightly bigger balcony than others.”
 of 5 bubbles varunnarula123, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“The one facing the pool”
 of 5 bubbles Aneesh0617, Dec 1, 2016 | Read review
“Sea view rooms”
 of 5 bubbles swap_g12, Nov 24, 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the first floor would give you an excellent view of the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles Praddy, Nov 9, 2016 | Read review
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