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“Reasonable Hotel but not a Taj”

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The Gateway Hotel Beach Road Calicut
Ranked #2 of 37 Hotels in Kozhikode
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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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“Reasonable Hotel but not a Taj”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Stayed for one night in the hotel, the sleep quality was good, the breakfast was very good (specially teh live counter is extremely good), the spa is nice and resonable priced.
The rooms leave a lot to be desired, they are clean but a little run down.. Over all still the best option in Calicut

Room Tip: The rooms with the pool view are better as the other side is practically no view
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2013

Nice location, very friendly staff and delicious food. But hard to believe that this is a Taj property.
Stayed for a diabetes lecture.
Rooms are ordinary.Not at all up-to the standards of a star hotel. Ill maintained toilets.Old fashioned accessories.The only advantage was the presence of health faucet(Bidet shower), as an additional fitting which was seen attached to the bottom of the washbasin pipe line!! Requested for an US adapter socket; the boy came with European and then with several choices including the ones I sought. All staffs were simple, very friendly and accommodative.Rooms are clean: but overall infra structure is poor.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights in Sep for a business trip. Don't go there expecting a typical Taj property else you would be disappointed... expect a good Calicut hotel & you would be a happier person. The hotel location is excellent & its extremely central. The staff is very warm, polite & prompt. However, the propert is ageing & it clearly showed that the management hasn't put much of an effort to renovate it to fit in with the typical Taj type of properties. The room is above average as per Calicut standards, the pool is nice & they have excellent food. I ordered Mezze platter & tomato basil soup for room service and loved both. They have a good breakfast spread as well.. A nice variety of juices, salads and everything else that you would expect from a good hotel. The bathrooms were slightly disappointing since they looked extremely old & had stains in places. Visit Paragon which is a nearby restaurant for a good meal. For the coffee lovers, there is a CCD (one of the very few in Kozhicode) at a walking distance from the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Love the Hotel and the service. They have a very nice Ayurveda Centre which is pretty authentic and a must try. Very quiet and relaxed place to go on a break. Also the Chefs are very helpful and innovative with their cuisine if you are up to trying some new local dishes

Room Tip: go for a Pool facing room
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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GMCalicut, General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Beach Road Calicut, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
We thank you for patronizing The Gateway Hotel, Calicut & the Taj Group of Hotels. We are deeply indebted to you for having given us your valuable feedback whilst your stay with us at The Gateway Hotel , Calicut.

We appreciate your feedback, as it is indeed the pre-eminent barometer by which we can measure our achievements and shortfalls, in providing the best of services to our valued guests, such as yourself. We are extremely happy to note that you enjoyed your stay with us; it is such comments which motivates and helps us to see the end of the day in a positive manner and makes our effort worth the while.

We look forward to having you back with us and assure you of our best service and attention always
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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Landed up in this Hotel as part of Business Trip. After just freshen up, we all quickly came to Restaurant to have lunch. (around 2 PM). Staff is not trained to get the food served in time..we ended our lunch at 4:30. Unwanted 2.5 hrs lunch..
Lobby was lil stinky. Rooms are of moderate size but neat n maintained.

But, after lunch experience..Dinner,Breakfast...all were served well in time..because we opted buffet..;-)..But to appreciate..we needed Dinner late night around 12..n hotel staff was on toe to serve us..

Overall..Hotel is ok types...misses travel desk..n not upto the mark of 5 star...

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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GMCalicut, General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Beach Road Calicut, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
We thank you for patronizing The Gateway Hotel, Calicut & the Taj Group of Hotels. We are deeply indebted to you for having given us your valuable feedback whilst your stay with us at The Gateway Hotel, Calicut.

We appreciate your feedback, as it is indeed the pre-eminent barometer by which we can measure our achievements and shortfalls, in providing the best of services to our valued guests, such as yourself.

At the outset please accept our sincere apologies with regard to your feedback about the timeliness of service at the restaurant. We would like to assure you that we have taken corrective action to ensure that such incident do not reoccur in future.

We look forward to having you back with us and assure you of our best service and attention always
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

The Goan food festivel at Taj was a very bad experience.The food was not as advertised.The food taste was terribe.The beffet dinner arranged in a very bad way.Customer had to wait for the food for long since the dishes were empty many times!!!!!!!!! After all the food served were not only goan - there were chinese,north indian,south indian .....The quality of the food too was very bad .For Taj reputation as a Tata owned hotel ,please avoid such festivels and arrange decent and tasty food. in the restaurant.PLEASE.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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GMCalicut, General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Beach Road Calicut, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
We thank you for patronizing The Gateway Hotel, Calicut & the Taj Group of Hotels. We are deeply indebted to you for having given us your valuable feedback whilst your stay with us at The Gateway Hotel, Calicut.

We wish to inform you that your valuable comments have been discussed with the concerned team. We appreciate your feedback, as it is indeed the pre-eminent barometer by which we can measure our achievements and shortfalls, in providing the best of services to our valued guests, such as yourself.

We look forward to having you back with us and assure you of our best service and attention always
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Bangalore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2013

There was pickup arranged in Airport as they provided airport transfer. The vehicle was clean and in good addition. The driver was friendly but did know any other language other than his local language. We arrived at Taj,

When I entered the reception. The receiption had few strict rules on the check out and check in time which was not expected in Taj as we are already paying a premium rates and the next disappointment was room which again not impressive. They did not had a basic amenities in their bathrooms. The good thing was there eat out area which is on the poolside and good variety of break fast items. The good thing was had fresh dinner served at 12.30 in the night but again here the service was not impressive and they didn't have most of the Kerala cuisines which I am personal fan of.

We stayed there was 36 hours.

Room Tip: Rooms facing Pool
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Property: The Gateway Hotel Beach Road Calicut
Address: PT Usha Road, Kozhikode 673032, India (Formerly Taj Residency Kozhikode)
Location: India > Kerala > Kozhikode
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection 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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kozhikode
#2 Spa Hotel in Kozhikode
#2 Business Hotel in Kozhikode
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kozhikode
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gateway Hotel Beach Road Calicut 4*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spices and History. Beaches and Business. Calicut has it all. The Gateway Hotel keeps you close to the city centre while providing a smart retreat. Step out into this historic city and when you're ready, back to modern comfort tucked away in lush greenery. ... more   less 
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