Gateway Varkala-IHCL SeleQtions

Near Government Guest HouseVarkala695141India
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About Gateway Varkala-IHCL SeleQtions

The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala, has a four-star rating and overlooks the Arabian Sea.

En-suite room choices feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, minibar and desk. There is a balcony with garden views. Upgrades include sea-views and suites feature a living area.

Free parking is provided at The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala. Additional features include an outdoor pool and whirlpool; plus fitness, massage and business areas. There are also courts for tennis and volleyball; a travel desk, laundry and currency exchange.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner choices feature Indian and international dishes and are served in the all-day restaurant. The Sunken Bar offers a wide range of wines and other beverages. This is augmented by The Lounge Bar in the pool area.

It is only one km from the ancient Janardanaswamy Temple which is open to all. An evening visit is recommended in order to enjoy its unique atmosphere to full advantage.


Near Government Guest House, Varkala, 695141, India
Telephone: +91(470)6673300 | Fax: +91(470)6673333 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Bell service
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Massage
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00

Positive Reviews

Breakfast is a winner.

Breakfast choices are exceptional and beautifully presented. Breakfast is served buffet style and the Masala Omelette is not to be missed!

There are many facilities to enjoy.

The services at the hotel are impressive and large in number. One ‘must do' is the Ayurvedic massage. Administered by experts (*don't be tempted by cheaper, non-effective alternatives!), these Detox therapies serve as yet another way to unwind here.

Rooms are clean.

Rooms are exceptionally clean. They are well decorated and furnished; maybe a bit dated overall, but it doesn't matter. It's all part of this great experience and all staff members from management to hard working cleaners are cheerful and dedicated to making your stay something to remember. Garden rooms are fine … but those on higher floors are better.

Negative Reviews

A ‘Taj' on the tired side.

Rooms are showing signs of age and decay and there's a common problem relating to damp and mould. Not very nice. The feeling is that the hotel may be resting on its laurels and reliant on its previous reputation. A possible antidote is witnessed in those modern alternative hotels that are cropping up ... designed to lure you away from the Taj group!

Cleaning issues.

They need to address cleaning procedures. On arrival, rooms appear to have got missed entirely with finger prints, dirty carpets and uncleaned surfaces; all contributing to the sense of unease. There is a pervading smell in the rooms that suggests that these problems are not ‘one-off'.

A real ‘cliff-hanger'

Access to the beach only takes a few minutes but can be a bit tricky for those with an infirmity. In the evening take a torch for that romantic cliff top stroll. It gets pitch dark at night.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 373 reviews across the web
8.5 /10
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    8.4 /10
8.5 out of 10 based on 373 reviews