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

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Valet parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Coffee shop

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Spa center

Laundry

Overview

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

Offering prime setting in Varkala just near a railway station, The Gateway Hotel Varkala overlooks the Arabian Sea. The center of Varkala is 5 km away from the venue.

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

Guests can reach The Gateway Hotel Varkala by car from Thiruvananthapuram International airport in 40 minutes.

Rooms

The Gateway Hotel Varkala provides 30 guestrooms appointed with satellite TV, a dining area, individual climate control, Wi-Fi and a balcony for a pleasant stay in Varkala. Some rooms have the sea view. They feature bathrooms with a shower, free toiletries and a Jacuzzi.

Eat & Drink

The on-site poolside restaurant tempts guests with Indian dishes. Guests can enjoy a meal in People Art Cafe and Abba restaurant and Everest German Bakery, which are located in a beach area, just about 10 minutes’ walk from The Gateway Hotel Varkala.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

Corporate travelers are free to use a business center, a photocopier and a meeting room offered on site.

Relax

Leisure facilities feature a tennis court and a library. The on-site 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

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Cycling
  • Tennis court
  • Table tennis

Services

  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Doctor on call
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Spa center
  • Sauna
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Bathtub

Media

  • In-room computer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • 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

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Bed type: Queen-size bed
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    Bed type: Double bed or Queen-size bed
    Size: 325 sq. feet
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel The Gateway Hotel Varkala Varkala location
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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

      IndianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedVarkalaThe Gateway Hotel Varkala

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

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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

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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