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The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala
Ranked #3 of 49 Hotels in Varkala
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Delhi
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“great place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

We stayed for 3 nights with a 2 year old & can't be complaining. The location is a short walk to beach and the cliff both, so quite ideal in that manner. the rooms have been renovated & give a sense of space. The food is delicious & the chef (Bijoy)was happy to recommend and customise. Very friendly staff with a special mention to Abhinav, who was extremely helpful.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Gateway V, General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala, responded to this review, 23 September 2013
Dear Guest

We thank you for your recent stay with us . We are glad that you have found our rooms comfortable and the food beyond your expectations.Many thanks for sharing your experience and also highlighting key members who delivered’ moments of truth’ .

Best regards from all of us while we look forward for your future visits

Suresh Khanna
General Manager
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Jamshedpur, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

A small family can enjoy without any fear. Blueness of Arabian Sea gives cool mind, never for got the area. Pavanasini water from the hill side, Vishnu Temple and other pilgrim area develops spiritual thoughts in mind. Very wonderful place to visit with family or solo.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Odense, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

Gateway in Varkala is a very good choice ... a very friendly and helpful staff, fantastic surruoundings - in the middle of a trimmed jungle area and a world class swimming pool ...wauww this is a place worth visiting...

Not much to do outside the hotelarea ... but a lot of facilities at the hotel ...take a table tennis tour or a chess match it is all in the middle of the reception hall ... the hotel is very beautiful decorated, all in all coordinating ti the fantastic gardens around the hotel ...big compliments to the management and all staff ... pls finish up the renovation of the rooms, so that the noise can be illiminated. Big compliments to the Chef in the kitcehn - and a great thanks for the help with the gold-shopping in the city

Thank You everyone ... we will be back

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Faridabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

everything was fine, fine rooms, excellent food, service good, toilets etc good. hot and cold waters available. soap shampoo etc provided and excellent quality. staffs are nice. we enjoyed a lot in this hotel.

Room Tip: the room where i stay was good.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

I visited this hotel in August and had a great time in this property. The staff is very courteous and very well trained. The pool is very clean with a bar facility. You can have a view of the sea from the hotel. special mention of the pool bar staff mr Mathew who is always around to fetch you a drink or any pool side request. I celebrated my birthday in this visit and the GM Suresh khanna was helpful in organising a cake at the last minute. I enjoyed every moment in the hotel and would surely come back again. The food quality was good and reasonably priced.

  • Stayed August 2013
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

We went to Varkala in august. It was off season and we got a great deal at the Gateway Hotel. The beach is a little walk from the hotel, but you get good views of the ocean from the property. Its located in a nice quiet spot. a little away from the action at the Varkala cliff. The Hotel is really nice, beautifully maintained. The Pool was awesome and so was the food. The Hospitality was outstanding and no request was ever turned down. We throughly enjoyed our stay. The only let down was the fact that due to the monsoon, there was no beach per se (but you cant count that against the Hotel!)

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Bangalore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

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If I could be blunt at the beginning itself - where beach and what beach? When you say beach resort - you think of the long walks on the seafront like in Goa or the water ambling onto your feet as in Mahabalipuram. From Taj Varkala the beach is a good kilometre away down a half-made path. The beach is about 300 metres long - which means if you have a hundred people visiting the place is crowded.
Best Experience: The resort itself is wonderful. Friendly staff wherever you go. A good clean pool. Nice clean room. Some folks may not be comfortable with the idea - but the moment you leave the room to go for a meal or for a swim, housekeeping gets in and replenishes all the toiletry. The trip to a nearby village to experience the backwaters is also worth it.
Worst Experience: The beach is too far off and too small to enjoy the Arabian Sea. It surely cannot rank as a bad experience but the food was not all that great - it lacked the salt and spice that suits the Indian palate.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala
Address: Near Government Guest House | Janardhanapuram, Varkala 695141, India
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Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Varkala
#2 Family Hotel in Varkala
#4 Romantic Hotel in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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 
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