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The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala
Ranked #3 of 52 Hotels in Varkala
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 September 2010

hotel is raelly nice with good cultural programme arrangment. food is really good restaurent is next to pool that is very good.
private garden attached with rooms I liked the most.
beach is very near by to hotel just 5 min walk.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 July 2010

It was my first stay at any Taj hotels.Since it waqs my honeymoon so we have selected best one options available.but our stay in Taj was quite average since the room were average garden facing.bathrooms were simple.food was very average since our plan includes breakfast.taj was around 700 meters from beach.but we enjoyed quality time in pool.and one noticable thing was cozy beds.We have booked this hotel in confusion with taj kovalam which really a great place to stay.but comperativly this taj property was not able to cater our expectations.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 July 2010

Varkala, the destination for a perfect holiday in south India. we as honeymoon couple ejoyed our stay in Gateway Hotels to our best. The hospitality was very good. We stayed in room 101 with garden view. The hotel is very well maintained and the service provided also was upto the mark. Our room was always cleaned in our absence so we never felt our privacy was hindered.
The restaurant Cape Comorin serves a variety of cuisine but i would like to vouch for their pizzas. The bfufet breakfast also had various options to choose from.
The beach is at a 5 minutes walk from the hotel and maintained spic and span.
Varkala is ideal for honeymooners for family vacations.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 June 2010

With the Taj Group you can always count on certain standards. The staff was extremely friendly and we had a memorable 3 nights stay. Even though the monsoon had set it we made the most of the pool with sunken bar. Thanks to a short cut from the hotel the beach is a 5 minute walk down and the sea can be seen from the pool, the lobby and some of the rooms. The hotel also offers cycles (complimentary) so one can explore the North cliff or ride down to the beach. The restaurant offers some excellent Kerala specialities including some fiery curries.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 June 2010

This hotel is really great. The staff is superb. My husband got sick during our holiday, and I can not praise this hotel enough. The way looked after us was really good. They got a doctor on call, and my husband was taken to the clinic there ( he later had to go to hospital in trivandrum for appendix surgery).They organized transport for me to visit him at the clinic. they organized sim cards for our mobile phones too. It is a safety to know that if something should happen to you you are in excellent hands at this hotel. Wonderful staff
The rooms are really nice, they swimming pool is lovely, and the quality of the food is high though I was missing more seafood.
The hotel has a lovely and relaxing atmosphere, and is a great hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 2010

Had a stay with my family at The Gateway Hotel Varkala in May 2010. As the check in time was mentioned as 2pm, I was wondering if they will ask me to wait as we reached the hotel by 12 noon. Surprisingly they had my details ready when I reached the hotel and the check in was very smooth and we were in the room by 12.15. Room was neat and clean and quite large. There is only one restaurant and though the choice of food is limited for a veggie, food was good and the staff were very friendly. Room service was also prompt. Beach is a five minutes walk from this property and it is not a private beach. It was not crowded either in the morning or in the evening as this was peak summer and was quite warm. Pool was nice and clean. The "dog", "elephant" and "swan" done with bath towels by house keeping staff were amazing (see pictures). They had two bikes (cycle) and a tennis court for outdoors. I believe the hotel is still undergoing renovation and the loud noises were indeed distracting. The front lobby was nice and you could relax in the lobby with a view of the sea. Travel desk service was good and obvisouly much expensive than the local cabs. Janardanaswamy temple and few other temples are at walkable distance from the hotel and beyond this not sure if there are any other places of interest in Varkala town. Overall it was a pleasant stay with a special mention to the friendly restaurant staff.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 March 2010

This is a Taj property at Varkala. Though it is run by Taj it is not that good. When I went there renovations were going on and we got our room upgraded to a suite. It was like a regular room nothing fancy. Well I havent been there after the renovation and dont know how it is now. The beach cannot be accessed from the property. One has to take the main road to reach the beach and the beach is a public property

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 Family Hotel in Varkala
#1 Spa Hotel in Varkala
#4 Romantic Hotel in Varkala
Price Range: £113 - £203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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