Renovation Note: It is our continuous endeavour to offer our guests the best product, services and value. Coastal Kitchen our multi cuisine restaurant is being upgraded. We will be launching the Restaurant with a new Bar, Dining area and Al Fresco.

The restoration work will happen from 27th May 2019 to the end of August 2019 every day from 9:00am to 18:00hrs . We have shifted the restaurant to lobby level with breath-taking view of the Swimming Pool and the Arabian Sea to ensure that no inconvenience is caused during your stay.

SeleQtions Gateway, Varkala

Gateway, Varkala

Perched between the majestic red cliffs, on a hillock overlooking the Arabian Sea, Gateway Varkala offers the modern nomad a chance to unwind on a business trip. With facilities designed to give a 'home away from home' experience in the picturesque beach town, Gateway Varkala is the perfect retreat for both business travellers and leisure seekers. Complemented by an experienced staff, we ensure all you needs are fulfilled in an efficient and hassle-free manner. 
Hotel Highlights
Garden Resort Located on a Cliff
Overlooking the Arabian Sea
Private Balcony with Every Room
Green Leaf Certified Ayurveda Centre
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Hotel Policies
  • Check-in from 2:00 PM
  • Check-out till 12:00 PM
  • Early check-in and late check-out on request.
  • We accept American Express, Master Card, Visa.
  • Explore Taj Kids, a kids program based on adventure, discovery, questing all the while keeping in mind fun while learning. Choose from a whole host of complimentary and paid activities at the hotel during your stay.
  • Pets are not allowed.
Hotel Essentials
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    Swimming Pool
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    Iron and Ironing Board
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    Table tennis
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    Badminton Court
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    Complimentary Wifi-(Up to 4 device per room)
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    By cycle on request
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    Library lounge
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    Children's play area
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    Tennis court
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    Basketball practice area
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    A well-equipped conference room that seats up to 40 people.
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    A business center with internet connectivity.
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    Copier, Facsimile and Colour Printer.
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    Car and Bike rentals.
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    Back Water Cruises
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    Ayurveda SPA

Guest Rooms


*Rates Exclusive of taxes


Guest Speak

Service 4.7
Location 4.5
Pool 4.3
Comfort 4.2
Room 4.2
Breakfast 2.8
Sumesh N.
6 days ago
Felt like a home away from home !
The experience was fabulous. We couldn't have asked for more. The difference was the staff members who made us feel absolutely at home. Special shoutout to a few members who went over and above their duties to make us feel special. - Jomlin, Khalid and Reji at the front office and guest reception. They became new buddies :) - Ratheesh and Tony from F&B. Ratheesh whipped up a 'kanava peera' which was put of this world, so much so that my wife asked for the recipe to take back with us as a memory. Even the mango cake was out of this world , which the team had specially prepared for my wife's birthday. - The able guidance and deft touch of Shobhit was to be seen in most aspects. He was very easily able to get a pulse of the guests with his easy going nature and ability to strike a conversation. I would also want to make a note of few things that has further scope for improvement. 1. Single use plastic in the form of water bottles - Taj being the pioneers of hospitality, should probably look at how to reduce the usage of plastic water bottles and look at refill options in glass bottles. I see that a few other hotel chains have already made the switch. Waiting and hoping that Taj will make a chain wide move soon. I did also notice that there are chains who reward guests for non usage of linen change facilities etc, which goes a long way towards water conservation. Perhaps a system of that sort whereby travellers are also incentivised would make Taj a very green chain in a short span of time. 2.The rooms at Varkala can be better appointed and are starting to show their age. Especially with respect to the fixtures etc. I was told that a renovation is under progress. Same goes for the lobby area. Holds a lot of promise especially with the killer view that you have got going for you. Since we have been guests of your hospitality at other occasions, I thought this might be of help to point out. Overall we had a wonderful stay and made some lovely memories. We would definitely love to return sometime. A big thank you to the entire team at Varkala for making our stay a very pleasant experience. Cheers, Sumesh
Sujit &. T.
7 days ago
If the Gateway had pearly entrance gates, they'd have had a chance at convincing us that we were in heaven . . . such was . . . no . . . is the place.
This was our first stay at the Gateway Hotel, Janardhanapuram, Varkala. The first thing to catch our eye at the hotel was the beautiful pool set against the amazing backdrop of a vast, deep-blue sea. The first visuals of the Arabian Sea from the lobby were enough to make us fall head over heels in love with the place. Being able to treat ourselves to the same scenery from our room was ethereal. If the sight of the sky and the ocean linking arms on the horizon were the only thing we had going for us, we'd still have no complaints at all. But they weren't. The background music in the lobby transported us out of this world, every time we set foot into it, to heaven knows where, and if it were at all possible, we'd have remained there . . . forever. We'd like to acknowledge a few of the staff members who did their part in us having a memorable stay, but even the ones we are unable put a name to were excellent, including housekeeping. Forgive us if we've spelled your names wrong. We feel personally obligated to thank the chef (Ratheesh) for the flavorful kanava peera and the mesmerizing kerala kadla curry. We also enjoyed the masala omlette prepared, per request, for us every morning at breakfast. The staff members Tony and Shiba were especially attentive to us whenever we dined. Jomilin was very gracious and friendly at our check-in and checkout and during our stay as well. We loved that the hotel had lots of games and activities for us to try our hand at. A special thank-you to the lifeguard Sreejith at the pool. Thank you, Gateway, for having us.
Dr.jothish R.
9 days ago
Joseph T.
9 days ago
Very Warm Reception and Excellent Service.
May I mention few names who treated us extremely well. Mr. Pradeep at Guest Relations & Booking Khalid & Jomlin at the reception Tony & Vishnu at the restaurant. Wishing you all the very best and all of you have left and indelible mark during our stay in your premises.