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The Gateway Hotel Church Road
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Coonoor
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“Not worth the price”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

We booked at the last moment, so we had to pay desperation prices of Rs. 7500/night plus taxes, for poorly kept colonial bungalow in remote Coonoor that too in Monsoons. I had better price-value ratio anywhere in this world. Rooms are OK, but look old, furniture even older. Wash room is decent, but beds are super comfortable. Best part is the front lawn, which is well managed. But food is really bad, everything taste like tangy ketchup, be it chicken or paneer. Even breakfast was not great, definitely not to the standards of Taj.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

I stayed in Gateway hotel in Feb 2012. Hotel is at scenic location and view from room/hotel is amazing. If you are looking for a place which is quiet and beautiful far from city’s fast life, this place is for you. Prices are bit on higher side, but you can always look for offers on cleartrip etc. We got a good discount and it was totally worth the money. Breakfast was the best part; they serve wide variety in breakfast. Staff is polite and helpful.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, England
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180 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2012

The hotel is an old priory with all the rooms completely different. Ours was spotless, large and very comfortable. Bathroom excellent. The staff were exceptionally helpful but unobtrusive and food very good. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Hamilton, New Jersey
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2012

I enjoyed a great dinner and drinks there last night. The prices are reasonable, considering the quality and service received. This is a great place for visitors and those looking for a wide selection of Indian and Continental dishes. I was with four other people and we ordered a range of dishes to include pizza, sandwiches, chicken, and shrimp curry. Everything looked good and everyone was happy with the meal. I haven't stayed in the hotel, but have heard good things about it too.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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coimbatore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Stayed at the suite this time. Nice big room. The hotel's service is very good and the staff are very helpful. Love sitting in the garden outside. Food was good too , most of the time. I think the rooms are redone since the last time we visited.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2012

This was the first time I travelled to Conoor. The Hotel had sent a Cab to Coimbatore Airport, drive was breathtakingly gorgeous with it's trademark Hairpin bends and views that were ensnaring. After this drive when we reached the Hotel, I felt like being transported into Colonial times. An expansive driveway, understatedly majestic porch and gardens teeming with greenery.

The staff was very friendly, warm, courteous and passionate about the property. Excellent food with a spectacular spread. A definite choice in Conoor, nothing comes close to this Gateway property there.

Very highly recommended. Trust me, they will treat you like royalty.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the gardens are sunny and have a beautiful view.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

My wife and myself stayed for 2 nights I have no idea of price as it was part of a tour. Old style hotel and the staff were very efficient and helpful. The room we had was outstanding (overlooking badminton court), you entered into a lounge with sofa and tv, then into an office room with chairs and desk, then into the large bedroom with a massive fireplace (and tv), of the bedroom was a dressing room and a big bathroom with a bath, all with an old fashinoed wood style to them. The have no drive facilities (according to our driver).

There are plenty of facilities for children, lovely gardens and a large restaurant. Breakfast was fine but we were dissapointed with the dinners. There was only a buffet on both evenings (its too far out of town to walk anywhere else for food) and the food was plentyful and well cooked, but very bland with no flavours. Probably two of the least memorable meals we had in India and if I had had a real choice I would have eaten elsewhere on the second night. The other thing was of all the 'boutique/classic' hotels we staying in in India this one despite its age and decor had the least soul of them all.

Would we stay there again - yes but only if we had to stay in Coonor and I would probably stay in Ooty if in the area again.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Gateway Hotel Church Road
Address: Church Road | Upper Coonoor, The Nilgris, Coonoor 643101, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > The Nilgiris District > Coonoor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Coonoor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Gateway Hotel Church Road 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled In the heart of rolling mountains and drifting mists, guests at The Gateway Hotel find it easy to lose themselves in the beauty of soothing views and exotic surroundings. No two rooms are alike at this historic hotel with old world charm. An artful blend of colonial architecture and contemporary amenities ensures that guests will find their stay here to be a relaxing experience ... more   less 
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