Gateway Varkala - Ihcl Seleqtions

Near Government Guest House, Varkala 695 141, India
+91 470 667 3300

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8,6

Excellent
based on 1 452 reviews
Gateway Varkala - Ihcl Seleqtions - Varkala, Kerala, India
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Expedia R2 463
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 0,9 km
Location rating 9,2
Nearest airport Thiruvananthapuram
Distance to airport 36,4 km

Rooms

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R2 463+

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R3 010 per night

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amazing views in 24 reviews
attractions close in 8 reviews
beautiful hotel in 39 reviews
beds were too soft in 5 reviews
beer and wine in 2 reviews
cliff in 8 reviews
comfortable rooms in 7 reviews
excellent staff in 129 reviews
flight to catch in 3 reviews
food is good in 50 reviews
good location in 36 reviews
good selection in 4 reviews
great location in 7 reviews
great stay in 20 reviews
loose tiles in 8 reviews
room itself was excellent in 42 reviews
scenic beauty in 4 reviews
spacious room in 43 reviews
special thanks in 4 reviews
swimming pool in 86 reviews
walk down to beach in 27 reviews
  • Excellent
    Jul 2019
    10,0

    Location is very nice, and staff is very helpful and i also like food

  • Good
    Jul 2019
    7,5

    The location and the view is spectacular. The service was great from Khalid, Tony and Al-Ain. We had a lot of problems checking in(mostly due to my fault, since I did not have my foreign passport and visa papers with me in hard-copy, however the staff (Aswathi A) was really accommodating and helpful.

    We booked online, however we found that walk-in rates were cheaper. This defies the purpose of online booking, Pre-booking customers need to be given a more attractive rate, especially during low-season. Also, the access to the beach is narrow and the trail is unpleasant to walk through. I understand this is outside the control of Taj, however some development would be in order.

  • Excellent
    Jul 2019
    9,3

    Location is fantastic. Although it is not one of those beach properties, you can still hear the distant sounds of the ocean. Service is fabulous, no doubt about that. It is one of the most comfortable Taj properties I have stayed at.

    Could focus more on breakfast options; the existing choices are not value for money. Urge you to go plastic free - you are in the midst of nature and that's the least that can be contributed to. The massage section really surprised me - this is land of Ayurvedic treatments and I felt that was not evident.

  • Okay
    Jul 2019
    5,5

    I liked the warm welcome on arrival. The breakfast was very good especially the idily. The views are amazing too. The staff are all very polite and courteous.

    I was asked to make payment on arrival, which was a Sunday. I said I’ll pay within a couple of days as soon as I’d been to the bank and received my PIN number for my bank card. The fact there was a huge puddle outside my door from rainwater leaking through the property roof/walls was a problem as it was extremely slippery and dangerous. The hotel resolved this issue by placing a rug in the area. The tv only had four channels in total and I asked for this to be rectified five times to which they said they would but I never received any English channels or movie channels so in the end I gave up. The telephones in the rooms are old and you loose the connection whilst on the phone. The bedding was also very old and was torn or frayed in places, not what I’d expect for a four star hotel.

  • Excellent
    Jun 2019
    9,5

    i cannot say enough good things about this hotel. the staff was friendly and helpful and took care of our many requests - rides, laundry, recommendations for local venues. the chef and dining team were extremely attentive and open to our specific requests. we had the breakfast inclusive, which offered a great variety of choice. our room was airy and comfortable - great bed, linens, and shower/tub.

    Be prepared for a lot of $$$ in taxes -- 28% room charge per day! -- and 18% for dining and room service, and laundry). It would be helpful if the hotel provided a daily summary of each day's costs so that we could confirm costs as they accrued.

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Overview

When you stay at Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions in Varkala, you'll be in the historical district, within a 5-minute drive of Varkala Beach and Varkala cliff. Featured amenities include wired Internet access (surcharge), a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

8,6 Excellent

based on 1 452 reviews

9,5

Service

9,2

Location

6,4

Breakfast

6,2

Food

Things to know

  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Pleasant hotel grounds
  • Great view
  • Friendly service

Check in

14:00

Check out

12:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Parking
Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
Business centre
Car hire
Concierge service
Currency exchange on-site
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Spa
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Express check out
Air-conditioned
24-hour front desk
Safe
Sauna
Playground
Designated smoking area
Beachfront
Terrace/Patio
Massage
Library
Laundry facilities
Hairdryer
Cable or satellite TV
Coffee shop
Babysitting/child care services (surcharge)
Internet (surcharge)
Pets not allowed
Storage available
Free valet parking
Wedding services
Outdoor tennis
Bicycle hire

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Janardanaswamy Temple 265 m
  • Varkala Beach 0,6 km
  • Varkala Tunnel 2,4 km
  • Sivagiri Mutt 2,7 km
  • Kappil Beach 5,4 km
  • Kappil Lake 5,5 km

Getting around

Thiruvananthapuram 36,4 km
Tuticorin 144,8 km

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