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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
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

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
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
  • Sivagiri - 4 min drive
  • Kappil Beach - 6 min drive

Getting around

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

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • Coastal Kitchen – Poolside restaurant with a bar. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 24 hours. Kids' menu available.

About this property

Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions

4-star resort near the beach
Guests of this beach resort will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as a fitness centre and a steam room. All 30 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and 24-hour room service. For a bit of entertainment, TVs come with satellite channels, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches such as bathrobes and slippers.
Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions offers 30 forms of accommodation with minibars and a safe. Premium satellite televisions are provided. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Varkala resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court, a sauna and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including Ayurvedic.

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.

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

Gives staff 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
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

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

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No lifts

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

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.
  • 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

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
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
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)

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Valentine's Day gala dinner fee

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

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • 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
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

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 Resort
Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions Varkala
Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions Resort Varkala

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.4

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 50 out of 91 reviews
5 - Excellent 55%
Rating 4 - Good. 27 out of 91 reviews
4 - Good 30%
Rating 3 - Okay. 11 out of 91 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 91 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 91 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

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

5/5 Excellent

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

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

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

5/5 Excellent

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