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The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala

Taj HotelsUS$89*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very nice and friendly staff. Especiay the waiter at the pool. Good Restaurant and excellent breakfast. Hotel is near the beach and near the north cliff with plenty of restaurants. Definetely come back!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent holiday with us and we are glad that you have enjoyed yourselves. We are grateful for your helpful comments on TripAdvisor. The pool attendant Mathew joins me in thanking you for your kind mention. Looking forward to your return, Kind regards, Ashirbad Praharaj General Manager

Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful place to end my business trip back to India, after 30 years and my wife and youngest daughter's first adventure to India. We were met at Trivandrum airport very late at night by Sri (he said his name too long to try and remember...) one of the hotel's wonderful drivers and warmly greeted by Mr Litty, the...

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

Dear Guests, A big hello from Varkala and kindly pardon my tardiness in responding back to you. We truly appreciate you winding up your India tour with us and feel blessed you your detailed and uplifting review. My colleagues Sreedharan, Aswathy, Litty, Sudeesh and Ammu join me in thanking you for your kind remembrance. Earnestly look forward to your return,...

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A warm reception every time. A wide variety of food - be it Breakfast , Lunch or Dinner. Gracious and well laid out rooms.. The staff be it at front desk, reception, restaurant,room service were all very well mannered and proactive - so much so that the temple prasadam we left behind in our room was delivered to us at...

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

Dear Mrs and Mr Ravi Vikram, We are very grateful to you for spending your recent break with us and we are glad that this vacation is one you shall remember for all the good reasons. My team and I are very thankful for your kind remembrance and we look forward to your return. Kind regards, Ashirbad Praharaj General Manager

Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A taj is a Taj ☺ We went for 5 nights and loved being there so much that extended our stay for 2 more days we were really pampered by the staff Super good staff, very very nice spa treatments , we tried 5 different once and enjoyed it Room was very well done up and our room faced the...

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

Dear Ms. Desai, We take this opportunity to thank you for your recent vacation with us and fell blessed that you have summed up your review heading in such kind words "small and divine". We are glad that you have tried out the Ayurveda Center that offers traditional Indian science under the watchful guidance of our resident doctor. The staff...

Bury, England
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the outset this is probably the best hotel on Varkala Beach. Being part of the Taj Group, you get a strong emphasis on service while the quality of the hotel overall is also high. We especially liked the attention given by staff to you whilst at meal times as well as the pool manager who was keen to ensure...

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

Dear Guests, Thank you so much for the recent visit and a helpful review on TripAdvisor. Yes, as you rightly pointed out we were built differently and designed around a different set of service designs to offer peace, quiet and services of an upmarket standard within Varkala which is partly a destination that caters to the simple easy pack and...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for luxury and complete pampering and leisure this hotel is for you. The pricing is geared toward the seriously wealthy or westerners, but the service is great the rooms are wonderful the view is amazing and the location is removed from the bigger crowds on the Clif top

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

Dear Guests, Thank you so much for your recent stay followed by your kind comments on TripAdvisor. The resort is indeed strategically located in the valley between the two cliffs of Varkala and an elevated build enables us to offer right mix of views, breeze and sunshine and as you rightly said... away from the rush near the cliffs. Looking...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a suite and the rooms are great. The amenities are good and the views from the rooms are great. There is no direct beach views from the room however, you can have a great scenic experience with the trees and ocean view. Pest control on the property should be done with quality checks. The pool was good...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay with us at Varkala and we are glad to hear of your overall memorable experience with us. We also thank you for your constructive comments that can help us improve our offerings even better for the future. Glad to her that you enjoyed the Ayurveda in particular. Our resident doctor and her...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are some really great points to this hotel but the rooms were a slight let down. We were a little disappointed with this hotel to begin with but after a day we felt really at home - in most part due to the staff which are the best part of this hotel. Ammu on reception looked after everything we...

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

Dear Ms. Nicola Greetings and thank you for your recent stay followed by a very helpful review. We are glad for the positives you have noticed. Truly, colleagues like Amu are our greatest assets! Yes, the hotel is not a full services luxury hotel like many other resorts including some our our own. We were designed around simplicity which shows...

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Gateway Hotel is an excellent place to stay. The hospitality is extremely good. The Buffet breakfast could have been better, but it is ok. The lunch provided was prepared very well. Rooms are also very spacious with private garden and view of the sea

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

Dear Ms Jincy Greetings from Taj Hotels, Resorts, Palaces & Safaris! Thank you for your recent stay and we are glad to learn how much you enjoyed being here. The more people care for you is the more opportunities they give you to get better. This belief forms the foundation of our feedback culture and we are glad you've shown...

Shropshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my husband stayed for 5 nights in April and celebrated our wedding anniversary there. I cannot express how much the whole staff and management went out there way to deliver a excellent service. They made our stay wonderful and that's why we always return every year. There are to many staff to mention so a big thank you...

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

Dear Guests, Greetings from your home at Varkala! The team and I are most grateful for your loyalty and patronage. It gives us immense joy to learn how much you enjoyed your annual break ritual with us this year. We are most grateful for your kind review and a personal mention of some of us. Already looking forward for your...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • 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
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • 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
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Price Range: RM391 - RM804 (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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“Go for a suite - It's a good deal.”
275km697, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“Garden Room was lovely and had quick access to the pool and nice views”
nicolab186, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“Great comfortable room”
ambu2017, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the room you expect. We lucked it with a balcony and views over the pool area.”
jimn333, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Opt for sea view rooms if available”
943deepakn, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
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