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Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions

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Outdoor pool, open 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, open 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, Sea View | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains

Overview of Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions

Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions

4.0 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
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Near Government Guest House, Trivandrum, Varkala, Kerala, 695 141

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationJanardanaswamy Temple6 min walk
  • Popular LocationVarkala Beach10 min walk
  • Popular LocationVarkala Cliff16 min walk
  • AirportThiruvananthapuram (TRV-Trivandrum Intl.)44 min drive

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About this area

Varkala

Located in Varkala, Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions is in the historical district and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Varkala Beach and Varkala Cliff. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as snorkelling.

What's nearby

  • Janardanaswamy Temple - 6 min walk
  • Varkala Beach - 10 min walk
  • Varkala Cliff - 16 min walk
  • Kappil Beach - 6 min drive
  • Sivagiri - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Thiruvananthapuram Varkala Station - 3 min drive
  • Thiruvananthapuram (TRV-Trivandrum Intl.) - 44 min drive

About this property

Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions

4-star eco-friendly resort by the ocean
A round-trip airport shuttle, a poolside bar and a terrace are just a few of the amenities provided at Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna or steam room, and indulge in a massage or Ayurvedic treatments. The on-site restaurant, Coastal Kitchen, features pool views and a poolside location. Yoga classes are offered at the gym; other things to do include basketball. In addition to a coffee shop/cafe and a garden, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool and a children's pool, with sunloungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self-parking
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), an outdoor tennis court and limo/town car service
  • Concierge services, wedding services and a TV in the lobby
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the beach locale, pool and helpful staff
Room features
All guest rooms at Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions boast thoughtful touches, such as 24-hour room service and climate-controlled air conditioning, in addition to amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and safes.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Free toiletries and hairdryers
  • TVs with premium channels
  • Wardrobes/cupboards, coffee/tea makers and daily housekeeping

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Languages

English, Hindi

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi, Wired Internet (INR 1300 per 24-hour period)

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM: INR 650 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • Coastal Kitchen

Things to do

  • Basketball
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Spa services
  • Steam room
  • Tennis
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • 24-hour business centre
  • A meeting room

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have any lifts
  • Braille signage
  • Doorbell and phone notification
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Dressing gowns
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • TV/satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

More

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service
  • Window screens

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Policies

Check-in

93% of travellers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 2 PM - noon
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
To register at this property, guests who are Indian citizens must provide a valid photo identity card issued by the Government of India; Permanent Account Number (PAN) cards will not be accepted due to national regulations. Travelers who are not citizens of India must present a valid passport and visa. Indian citizens must show a PAN card at check-out for cash transactions exceeding INR 25,000.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of INR 2500 per pet, per day

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 12 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for INR 1000.0 per stay.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: INR 3659
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: INR 1829 (from 6 to 11 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: INR 5488
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: INR 2743 (from 6 to 11 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: INR 650 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for wired Internet in public areas: INR 1300 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: INR 2250 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Pet fee: INR 2500 per pet, per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: INR 1000.0 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Please note: To comply with local law, no alcohol will be served in this property on the first day of every month.

We should mention

This property does not have any lifts
Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A fee for a mandatory Valentine's Day gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 14 February
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Gateway Hotel Varkala
Gateway Varkala
Varkala Gateway Hotel
Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala
Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram
Gateway Janardhanapuram Varkala
Gateway Janardhanapuram
The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala Kerala
The Gateway Hotel Varkala
Gateway Varkala IHCL SeleQtions
Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions Resort
Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions Varkala
Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions Resort Varkala

Frequently asked questions

Does Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Pool access is from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 4 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 1 Nov 2022 start from ₹7,999.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of INR 2500 per pet, per day.

How much is parking at Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions?

Check-in is from 2 PM - noon.

What time is check-out at Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions?

Checkout is at noon.

Does Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of INR 2250 per vehicle applies.

Where is Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions located?

This family-friendly Varkala resort is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Varkala Beach and Varkala Cliff. Kappil Beach and Technopark are also within 25 mi (40 km). Thiruvananthapuram Varkala Station is 24 minutes by foot.

Overall score and ratings

4.4

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 52 out of 94 reviews
5 - Excellent 55%
Rating 4 - Good. 28 out of 94 reviews
4 - Good 30%
Rating 3 - Okay. 11 out of 94 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 94 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 94 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.5/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Soman
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
was very nice experience. Regi was very good.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Soman
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Prashanth, Long Beach
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Gateway Varkala is a very tranquil hotel set done distance from the noisy Cliff area. The staff are among the best and friendliest I have met anywhere in the world. The amenities are very nice. The rooms are dated. The vinyl floor in my room was worn and chipped. The view from the hotel balcony is beautiful and you can see the Arabian sea if you have some of the better located rooms. Apart from the dated rooms, the other downside is that the trendy, popular beaches (Cliff Beach and Black Sand Beach) are some distance away. Autorickshaws (Tuk Tuls) are not usually easy to find outside this hotel. The restaurant is great. We have a few meals there. Rooms include a buffet breakfast and also includes several a la carte choices such as dosas eggs etc. We also did massages at the ayurvedic center, and that was well worth it. The swimming pool was a very enjoyable one. Even in December the water was warm. There are loungers and towel service. Overall this was a great experience. People who want to be in the thick of the action, and don't mind dealing with noise and crowds should look to stay in one of the many modest hotels along the cliff. Gateway would better suit discerning guests who value peace and quiet.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

4/5 Good

Hari
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Soonmu
Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was nice experience !!! If I go there again then I will stay there again !!
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveller
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was one of my best stays in Kerela, we were stuck in lockdown for two days and we thought what we would do but this property of Taj group just did not let me down. The location for the property is amazing and has sea views. The staff is very humble and friendly. The food is absolutely amazing and upto the expectations. The chef comes and ask you about your experience with the food and suggests you new things to have. Overall it was the best stay in Kerela for me.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Verified traveller
Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness
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Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveller
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing place
Overall very nice property
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2021

5/5 Excellent

Diane, Dallas
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful views, very clean, prompt delicious room service and very secure location. My place to stay in Varkala.
Stayed 13 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Sally
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very nice hotel
Very nice hotel, staff were very polite Able to walk to the beach Room was very good Perfect hotel for looking around this area
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020