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Gateway Hotel

India, Indian Subcontinent

Kerala is a stunning holiday destination. The landscape is rich and varied – peppered with mountains and valleys, dotted with beautiful blue lagoons and copious rivers.

The Gateway Hotel is your entry point to all that Kerala has to offer. Situated in the peaceful village of Varkala – just a little way from the busier Thiruvananthapuram district – it is a charming and convenient spot for getting to know Kerala.

The Gateway Hotel – four star facilities plus access to the splendours of Kerala:

Location isn't quite everything. Inside the Gateway Hotel is a wonderfully welcoming place, beautifully presented and boasting lots of excellent amenities. The pristine white walls and contemporary styling make it look every inch the four star facility.

The beautiful outdoor pool is one of its highlights. With its sweeping contours and clear blue water, it's just about impossible to resist a dip. And you can sit back and enjoy it even more at the rather wonderful sunken bar.

From its elevated position, the Gateway Hotel affords stunning views out over the beach and the sea. The hotel does offer sea view rooms at a supplement – do ask for details if you're interested. Or you may prefer one of the equally gorgeous garden view rooms. They're all en suite and come with satellite TV, telephone, minibar, and drinks making facilities.

The full board package at the Gateway Hotel includes all meals, as well as one complimentary soft drink and fruit juice per day at the poolside. You may well be tempted to spend a lot of your time in and by the pool, but don't forget the hotel's excellent sports facilities for tennis, volleyball and badminton.

We'd also recommend spending some time in Varkala. It's a fascinating place, with its ancient temples and a rich history waiting to be uncovered. All that – plus a fantastic beach. Getting there by a bike is a good idea and you can borrow them (at no charge) from the hotel.

The Gateway restaurant and Ayurveda massage centre complete the picture – and provide the last essential ingredients for a holiday that will relax and invigorate.

Due to the surrounding area and the number of steps around the hotel, it may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

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  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis
  • Ayurveda Massage Centre*
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Sunken Pool Bar
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  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee
  • #Applies to all Kerala holidays

Room Types

Single Superior Garden View
30m2 WiFi
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Single Superior Sea View
30m2 WiFi
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Superior Seaview Room
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Superior Garden View
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The Local Area

Perched on a cliff overlooking the Arabian Sea, this hotel offers fantastic views and is only minutes away from the beach. A charming hotel with warm hospitality, The Gateway Hotel is located in Varkala, a beach town steeped in history. Facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool with a sunken bar and an Ayurveda massage centre.

Trip Advisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Review

not so encouraging

Review by FarAway653955

Found property pretty old and not managed upto Taj standards. We are aware that its pandemic but Taj corporate quality was missing during our stay. Notably, personal attention during breakfast by Chef Johnson Thomas and his sous chef was appreciable.

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Great experience..

Review by Jeanjk Kochi (Cochin), India

I would like to share my extreme appreciation with the wonderful staff at Gateway Calicut especially Mr. Murailkrishnan, F&B Manager and Chef Biju

I had spoken with Mr Murali on 13 Oct 21, evening time, requesting an early breakfast consisting of Just 2-3 Idlis and tea at about 7am next day due to my early flight departure schedule. He then told me breakfast starts at 7:30 am but said he'll try to accommodate my request and get back to me...

A bit later, I was informed it will be arranged by 6:45 am. Next day when I reached there at 6:45 I was astonished to see that a very big buffet spread had been kept ready by your wonderful staff .They had done a great job by going way out of their call and duty. Am sure employees like these are what makes Tata, the most Respected " For the people " type of company in our country.And that made a wonderful start for my long day.

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The best, as expected

Review by Sunil S New Delhi, India

We stayed at the Gateway Hotel for a week as a precautionary quarantine before proceeding with the rest of our trip. Considering this was the first trip with family since the pandemic began, I was skeptical about staying in a hotel like in older times. However, the kind of experience Anup and his team provided us during our stay made me completely comfortable and in fact, enjoy our time...

Due to COVID protocol, facilities like restaurants, pool, etc were closed yet staff ensured that patrons are well taken care of. The whole property is properly sanitized and all the required protocols are followed religiously. The front desk manager and housekeeping supervisor were kind enough and happily supported all our requests (read Tantrums!). In-room dining was the highlight of our stay. The hotel has digitized the menu and the service is prompt. I consider Kozhikode as the culinary capital of Kerala and Gateway Hotel stays up to that expectation. We celebrated 2 birthdays during our stay there and went for a traditional Kerala Vegetarian (Sadya) lunch on one and a non-vegetarian feast on the other. Hats off to the chef and the entire team! As promised to Anup, I would try my best to visit the property again during my next visit. Thanks for the wonderful hospitality.

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Superb experience at Gateway

Review by manojp68 Mahabalipuram, India

Gateway is the place where you can experience superb hospitality and high level of professionalism in team. Excellent staff and highly motivated too. Property following Covid protocol...

Room service was 24x7 and they are always happy to serve you. Laundry service also well managed . House keeping was properly following Covid protocol and doing great job. Special thanks to chefs and team . Great team Gateway 👍👍👍

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Home away from home

Review by georgesE6573NP

The Gateway Hotel has a great ambience, amazing food and extremely polite and cooperative staff. The entire stay is hazzle free - minimum wait time during check-in/ check-out with an adherence to safety and sanitation during covid. It's a great place to stay/ host a function...

We are very happy with our experience and would wish to return in the future. Definitely will recommend as a good place to stay and enjoy!

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