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

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Coffee shop

Picnic area/ Tables

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

The excellent 4-star The Gateway Hotel Varkala offers quick access to Techno Park, Sivagiri and Veli Tourist Village. The Gateway Hotel Varkala has been welcoming guests to its comfortable rooms since 1996.

This property is ideally based near the 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

Rooms at The Gateway Hotel Varkala feature modern touches such as a laptop-size safe, ironing facilities, a refrigerator, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. Guests will admire views across the Arabian Sea from the rooms. They come with a dishwasher, coffee/tea makers and an electric kettle as well as bathrooms with a shower, free toiletries and a Jacuzzi.

Eat & Drink

The poolside restaurant treats guests with Indian meals in a welcoming setting. 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 will make use of currency exchange, a car park and a safety deposit box as well as a business center, a meeting room and a photocopier.

Relax

An outdoor swimming pool, a library and a tennis court are available for guests' enjoyment. The hotel provides table tennis and cycling for an active pastime.

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 parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • VIP check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • Coffee shop
  • Executive/club floor
  • Ice machine

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Table tennis

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Halal food

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Television in lobby
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Back massage
  • Reflex massage
  • Head massage
  • Full body massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • In-room computer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 5 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed FREE
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

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

Basic Queen Room
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Computer
  • Telephone
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Refrigerator
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Standard Double Room
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
The Gateway Hotel Varkala photos Room
Superior Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed and 1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Fan
  • Computer
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Deluxe One-Bedroom King Suite
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Computer
  • Telephone
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Refrigerator
The Gateway Hotel Varkala photos Room
Deluxe Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Fan
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Dining area
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center2.7 mi

Near the hotel

  • Varkala Beach2600 ft
    Papanasam Beach,, Varkala

    Restaurants nearby

    • Abba restaurant and Everest German Bakery2100 ft

      Address: Helipad

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

    • Gipsy Kings2200 ft

      Address: Northern Cliff

    • Coffee Temple2700 ft

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

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

    • People Art Cafe2000 ft

      Address: Helipad, Cliff
      Phone: +917403128060

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

    • Little Tibet2700 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