The Gateway Hotel Varkala

Near Government Guest House, Varkala, India, 695141  show map
 4 stars
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The Gateway Hotel Varkala

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

Valet parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Back massage

Reflex massage

Head massage

Full body massage

Spa center

Overview

The Gateway Hotel Varkala is a 4-star property only 27.2 km from Techno Park, Karikkakom Temple and Arya Vaidya Sala. The hotel occupies 4 floors and was renovated in 2007.

The Gateway Hotel Varkala is located stroll from the scenic sandy beach. The center of Varkala is 5 km away from the venue.

The Gateway Hotel Varkala offers a panoramic view to its guests.

The Gateway Hotel Varkala can be reached in 40 minutes by car from Thiruvananthapuram International airport.

Rooms

This property has 30 guestrooms including basic double room and standard double room appointed with cable TV with on-demand movies, a writing desk, a balcony, climate control and pay television. The non-smoking rooms feature the sea view. Room facilities include a dishwasher, a fridge and coffee/tea makers as well as foam pillows and feather pillows.

Eat & Drink

The on-site poolside restaurant tempts guests with Indian dishes. People Art Cafe and Abba restaurant and Everest German Bakery offer an assortment of dishes within 650 meters of the property.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

Guests are welcome to use currency exchange, parking and a safety deposit box for general purposes and a business centre, a meeting room and a photocopier for business needs.

Relax

The hotel provides reflex massage, back massages and full body massage for guests to relax and rejuvenate. On-site sport activities include cycling and table tennis.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   30.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • VIP check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Currency exchange
  • Coffee shop
  • Ice machine

Sports & Fitness

  • Cycling
  • Tennis court
  • Table tennis

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Halal food

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Spa center
  • Sauna
  • Back massage
  • Reflex massage
  • Head massage
  • Full body massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • Mini-bar
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathtub

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 5 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Near Government Guest House, Varkala, India, 695141

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City Center
  • Varkala
    2.7 mi
Airports
  • Thiruvananthapuram International (TRV)
    22.7 mi
Restaurants
  • Abba restaurant and Everest German Bakery (cuisine: Eclectic)
    2100 ft
  • People Art Cafe
    2000 ft
Beaches
  • Varkala Beach
    2600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    30

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Rooms and availability

The Gateway Hotel Varkala photos Room
Superior Double Room Sea View
Bed type: King-size bed
Size: 325 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Features a private balcony with sweeping views of landscaped grounds.

Room facilities
    The Gateway Hotel Varkala photos Room
    Superior Twin Room Sea View
    Bed type: 2 Single beds
    Size: 325 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    Features a private terrace with scenic garden and sunset views.

    Room facilities
      The Gateway Hotel Varkala photos Room
      Deluxe Suite
      Bed type: King-size bed
      Size: 335 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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      Spacious suite features a private balcony with scenic sea and pool views as well as a separate living area and guest toilet.

      Room facilities
        The Gateway Hotel Varkala photos Room
        Standard Double Room Garden View
        Bed type: Double bed
        Size: 325 sq. feet
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        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
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        Rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels and tea/coffee maker. Bathrobes and a hairdryer are provided.

        Room facilities
          The Gateway Hotel Varkala photos Room
          Standard Twin Room Garden View
          Bed type: 2 Single beds
          Size: 325 sq. feet
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          • Air conditioning
          • Shower
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          Rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels and tea/coffee maker. Bathrobes and a hairdryer are provided.

          Room facilities

            How to reach hotel

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            Hotel Address:

            Near Government Guest House, Varkala, India, 695141

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Varkala
              2.7 mi
            Airports
            • Thiruvananthapuram International (TRV)
              22.7 mi
            Restaurants
            • Abba restaurant and Everest German Bakery (cuisine: Eclectic)
              2100 ft
            • People Art Cafe
              2000 ft
            Beaches
            • Varkala Beach
              2600 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2007
            • Number of floors:
              4
            • Number of rooms:
              30

            Hotel Awards

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            What's nearby

            Popular areas

            • City Center - 2.7 mi

            Near the hotel

            • Varkala Beach - 2600 ft
              Papanasam Beach,, Varkala

              Restaurants nearby

              • Abba restaurant and Everest German Bakery - 2100 ft

                Address: Helipad

                73% likes this, based on 202 reviews
                Cuisine: Eclectic

              • Gipsy Kings - 2200 ft

                Address: Northern Cliff

              • Coffee Temple - 2700 ft

                Address: Varkala Cliff,by Helipad
                Phone: +91 81 29 050685

                85% likes this, based on 160 reviews
                Cuisine: Mexican

              • People Art Cafe - 2000 ft

                Address: Helipad, Cliff
                Phone: +917403128060

                70% likes this, based on 21 reviews
                Price Range: USD 2 - USD 20

              • Little Tibet - 2700 ft

                Address: Papanasam Cliff

                78% likes this, based on 196 reviews
                Cuisine: International

              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  12 pm
              • Year renovated:
                2007
              • Number of floors:
                4
              • Number of rooms:
                30

              Hotel Awards

              IndianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedVarkalaThe Gateway Hotel Varkala

              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
              Best Spa Hotels in India

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              The Gateway Hotel Varkala Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Gateway Hotel Varkala

              Average guest rating

              8.8out of 10
              Superb
              Based on 24 reviews

              Guest reviews

              • Couple
                8.8

                Overall it is a really nice hotel, well priced and we enjoyed our stay but..

                Only complaints are that we had bed bugs on our last night, the restaurant / bar isn't very good and wi-fi is exorbitantly priced

              • Single
                8.2

                The unique location, the good-natured and efficient staff, the cost, the modern and yet spacious room, the beautiful gardens and the general build-out of the hotel.

              • Group of friends
                10.0

                The pool area is fantastic with great views; the rooms are fabulous with huge bathrooms and rain showers; the breakfast was great and all of the staff are wonderful from the laundry ladies, house keeping, security, super chauffeur and pool attendant to the general manager who made a point of making sure guests were enjoying their stay everyday. We would definately stay here again, it was a delight.

                The wifi reception was dreadful but we still had to pay for our 30 mins of useless useage.

              • Older travelers
                10.0

                The staff are exceptional. They are genuinely friendly, meet requests and inquiries fully. We asked for a recipe from the chef and a private cookery lesson with him was arranged. The rooms (we had a sea view) are fantastic; large and comfortable with fabulous bathrooms. The food in the restaurant is excellent, but as others point out the food in restaurants is cheaper. A rickshaw to North Cliff (50 rupees) brings you to many restaurants and tourist shops. A rickshaw to Varkala town (50 rupees) brings you to the local town for ATMs and if you are looking for cheap spectacles some opticians. IRIS is cheaper than DEVI by a lot, the optician tested my eyes with some English and I'm very pleased with my new specs. Overall, a great hotel, if you're going Varkala you should book it.

                There is a charge for WiFi and this is per device, i.e. a phone and laptop means you pay double! Takes too long to clear used room service trays from the corridor. Ours stayed for 2 days.

              • Couple
                9.2

                We had a wonderful 5 night stay at the gateway hotel in Varkala. The staff are amazing, very attentive and nothing is too difficult for them. The pool is lovely with a fantastic view down to the sea. Its a short walk down to the beach, 5 mins and along the cliff to the shops and restaurants of north cliff. The rooms are lovely, comfy big beds and huge bathrooms - we chose a sea view room. The breakfast was lovely too. We'd definitely recommend this hotel.

                It was a shame the wifi wasn't free but there were lots of places on the beach where it was.

              • Family with children
                6.6

                Good afternoon. Hotel is in poor condition (cracks, patches of dampness, etc.) Bed linen and towels are very old, with faded spots. Breakfast is very monotonous. The path to the beach ruined, it is difficult to pass.A Lot of the staff, all of tham are very friendly, but any request should be repeated several times. When he got home found a few things missing. Something must be done urgently.Dmitry

              • Single
                8.8

                PLease Make Free Wi-Fi

              • Group of friends
                9.2

                Very friendly staff, going the extra step to help.

                Massage was very average

              • Couple
                8.8

                Staff were great, hotel was one of the nicest we visited during a three week tour. Fabulous location.

              • Single
                8.8

                Room design, staff

                Wi-Fi isn't for free. Approx. 10 EUR for 24 hours is definitely too much.

              • Single
                9.2

                Really peaceful place. Good for retirees or those close to that age group. For a young couple 3 days was nice but enough.

                The food in the restaurant was the same quality as the beach side cafes but the price was 3 times as much. Also there were not enough loungers or umbrellas.

              • Family with children
                8.8

                Good location and extremely good service. The staff goes the extra mile to make your stay comfortable.

                The restaurant is quite limited more so for vegetarians. Since it is difficult to find good options for veggies in Kerela, the restaurant at the hotel is the best choice. The restaurant is not bad, but it does get repetitive with limited options.

              • Couple
                10.0

                Very pleasant staff who couldn't do enough for you. Lovely rooms.

                No free internet. Restaurant expensive compared to nearby restaurants

              • Older travelers
                10.0

                The gate way Taj group is always excellent,first class service ,excellent all round hotel .

              • Couple
                10.0

                The room, service and facilities were all first class! It was the best place we stayed in during our time in India and the price was extremely reasonable. A fantastic hotel and would recommend to anyone.

                No, it was all great!

              How to reach hotel

              hotel The Gateway Hotel Varkala Varkala location
              Show big map »

              Hotel Address:

              Near Government Guest House, Varkala, India, 695141

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Varkala
                2.7 mi
              Airports
              • Thiruvananthapuram International (TRV)
                22.7 mi
              Restaurants
              • Abba restaurant and Everest German Bakery (cuisine: Eclectic)
                2100 ft
              • People Art Cafe
                2000 ft
              Beaches
              • Varkala Beach
                2600 ft
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  12 pm
              • Year renovated:
                2007
              • Number of floors:
                4
              • Number of rooms:
                30

              Hotel Awards

              IndianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedVarkalaThe Gateway Hotel Varkala

              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
              Best Spa Hotels in India

              Use Badge