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The Gateway Hotel Church Road
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Coonoor
Certificate of Excellence
The Netherlands
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270 reviews
97 hotel reviews
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“Great place in the hills”
Reviewed January 13, 2010

We stayed for one night ( December 29th) in this very nice hotel. Big room with separate living room with fireplace. Also fireplace in bedroom with big flatscreen tv. Room is very English style. Lunch and dinner were excellent. During the afternoon mist came in and it got colder so they offered us a warm water bottle for in our beds!!!
Good place to stay when you are traveling in this area.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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kolkata
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2009

We had stayed at this property last year . This is located at Church road in upper coonoor area. We had taken a ground floor room on the back side of the hotel . The room was equipped with a luxary king bed . Attached bath had a very good bath tub .The room was decorated like old styled furnitures . Buffet breakfast was huge, lots of options were there. Room service was very prompt . Lawn outside the room was well maintained. Very good comfortable stay .

  • Liked — Good location , good management.
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed January 2007
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Hong Kong, China
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2009

The former Taj Garden Retreat is now The Gateway, part of Taj's ill-conceived rebranding of some of its hotels for unclear reasons. A fabulous property but somewhat overpriced at Rs4500 in the off-season

Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
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Mumbai
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4 reviews
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Reviewed September 10, 2009

The brilliance of the hotel is the old world charm of the hotel. Our room was really spacious, and also had a fireplace. While the floor and rooms do look a little worn out, the experience of the property and the staff courtesy more than makes up for it. The rooms are also very spacious, which makes it quite unique vis-a-vis the cramped feeling in normal hotel rooms. Its quite an experience to live here, and completed worth the cost

  • Liked — Old house charm
  • Disliked — Flooring needs to be improved
  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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Bombay, London
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2009

Excellent service, very good food and personal attention given. However, rooms need an overhaul which I understand is being done from June 2009 onwards.

Stayed May 2009
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Reviewed March 10, 2009

We stayed here in February, 2009. What a charming place. The service was fantastic, the rooms were large and very clean. It was a bit chilly our first night so we asked that a fire be lit in our room. Breakfast was served in the small dining room. Room service was very reasonable and very fast. Can't say anything bad about this hotel. By the way, the name has changed. It's now called The Gateway.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled on business
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India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2009

The Taj Coonoor was the perfect destination for a honeymoon... Coonoor is a small town in the Nilgiris and the hotel is nestled away from the crowds.

We were staying in one of the cottages which was very spacious, had a cute porch in the front which opened into a garden. The rooms have not been refurnished in some time, but we loved the old world charm especially the fire place... We always preferred the fire place to the electric heaters.

Special mention to the quality of service... The staff took great care of us... especially Richard...

  • Stayed December 2007, 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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