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The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam
Ranked #3 of 29 Hotels in Ernakulam
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Bangalore
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2011

This hotel is more than an hour from the airport ,guess most of them are....as the airport is bit far from the city .Have stayed here couple of times.The check-in sometimes would take a bit of time but they make up for that through a welcome drink & would send somebody(not the bell boy) alongwith you to tell you about the room & its features.Typical Taj service .Rooms are kind of Ok comfortwise but have got good outside view of the ocean. Rooms for smokers would have a balcony (not tried other rooms).Some corner rooms are a bit out of shape .Try their complimentary(if I remember correctly) ferry to take you on an hour long sunset tour in the ocean. Room Service is quite good .Best part I like is the restaurent on the ground floor with a view of the ocean right across.
The bed in the room is very comfy ,get very good sleep whenever I'm there.Have found this hotel quite good in terms of comfort ,service & location .

Room Tip: Higher floor is always better for a good ocean view.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2011

Stayed for two nights and three days in Nov. 11. One of the best place stayed so far.

Staff is very cautious. Response time is quite quick. Rooms are designed elegantly and maintained also properly.
Food quality is excellent.
Overall value for money.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2011

This is a great choice if you are on business in Cochin. Its in the very centre of Ernakulam, the main business city of Cochin. Good facilities, and good service. Lovely ocean views from almost all of the rooms, and a nice walkway outside in the evenings or early mornings

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2011

Being under the TAJ banner, the hotel manages a pretty good standard. Being located just next to the marine drive, the rooms have a very good view of the sea side. you can enjoy the sunset and fantastic sky at that time. Rooms are quite good with an average sleep quality. Better prefer this hotel if you are on business trip. This hotel provides all the technical services like, wifi internet, international calling, voicemail, electronic safe etc, all in a single rooms.
Food is quite focussed on the Coastal cuisine and traditional Indian type.
there a bar too which provides picturesque waterfront views.

Room Tip: Better opt for sea view rooms.
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2011

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights whilst touring around Kerala. This hotel was fantastic rooms superb, staff excellent food delicious. Ideally situated.

Room Tip: All rooms were good
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2011

Excellent staff but my wife and I felt as though we were in a budget hotel when we got to the room: uncomfortable bed, poor quality bath robes and towels, hard toilet paper, and poor drainage in the shower. Also, the area outside the rooms smelled. Our compliments to the staff though who gave excellent service.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2011

This is a good hotel, a Taj group hotel, well located if you are in for business in Cochin.
If you are a traveler, want to see traditional Cochin, this is not the place to stay.
Traditional Cochin is Fort Cochin side where everything you want to see are there.
If you take a taxi to go there from this hotel, it costs around Rs.400 one way.
Also if you want to go to back water side, if you are staying Fort Cochin side, it is nearer.
Here they serve good south Indian dishes, morning buffet has good spread, coffee was very tasty.

Room Tip: Some rooms are small, cannot accomodate an extra bed. Actually we booked a room for 3 people, they c...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Property: The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam
Address: Marine Drive, Ernakulam, Kochi (Cochin) 682011, India
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Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin) > Ernakulam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Ernakulam
#2 Luxury Hotel in Ernakulam
#3 Business Hotel in Ernakulam
#3 Romantic Hotel in Ernakulam
#3 Family Hotel in Ernakulam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam 4.5*
Number of rooms: 108
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Also Known As:
Taj Residency Ernakulam Kochi
Taj Residency Ernakulam Hotel Kochi

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