A beautiful property of Taj with fantastic service. We had gone to this hotel with a group of 30 (7 families). We had a great time here. The view of the sea is beautiful from the lobby.
We had our room in a floor below the lobby. All rooms in this level have a private balcony that then leads to the swimming pool. The room, as expected, was spic and span with the view spectacular. The only disadvantage was that they did not have a lift to go down. We had a very small baby and it used to be a task to carry the pram and the baby up and down the stairs. Of course, the staff was very courteous and helpful.
The resort only had 1 restaurant. This was a little surprising as even that could not accommodate all the guests. Lunch and dinners used to get a little crowded. However, they had a nice open patio where we could take our buffet plates and sit under the sun/moon depending which meal you are eating.
The swimming pool was great and the kids really enjoyed. There is a small path that leads us to the beach (this property is on a little hillock - though it has a sea view, it is not on the sea).
Overall, a great experience.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala Kerala