Ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.8 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Arjun from Bangalore, India
A decent place to stay in Calicut.Posted Oct 8, 2013
Pros: The kitchen and restaurant staff were very good.
Cons: Condition of the bathrooms.
The staff was very nice, the Chef went out of his way to make us a cake at the last minute for a birthday we were attending and the entire restaurant staff was very accommodating and friendly. The food was excellent too. However, the room was a little disappointing. the mini-bar was empty, house-keeping had not attended to our room until 4pm in the afternoon, and fittings like faucets, shower heads etc in the bathroom were obviously very old and not properly maintained. The pool too was not available as the circulation equipment was out of order and the water had taken on a scarily green hue. All in all, it was a decent stay made better by the staff and the food.
for Everyoneby Karthik from Bangalore, India.
Hotel is just 5 minutes walk from Calicut Beach.Posted Sep 9, 2013
Pros: Close proximity to the beach and bus stand is just 2-3 kms away. Room price is worth paying Rs.3,600 for a stay at a 5 star hotel like Taj Gateway.
Cons: Gateway Restaurant's Ala Carte food menu price is quite on higher side and dinner food quality was average and not that great for the price charged.
Location: Hotel is located inside city and close to Palayam bus boarding point. S.M street for Halwas. Kappad Beach is just 20 kms from hotel & worth a visit.
First of all the contact phone number listed on Expedia itenarary was incorrect. I visited hotel's website on my smartphone and got the correct phone number. Though I stayed there for only one night, I had a great time at Taj Gateway Hotel located on P.T.Usha Road, Calicut. Even though it is not a beach resort, the hotel is just 5 minutes walk from Calicut beach. Being a 5 star hotel, the facilities and services offered are of high international standards which we can expect from Ratan Tata's Taj group of hotels. The hotel staff were very helpful and always smiling. They have a nice Ayurvedic massage and treatment center. Hot buffet breakfast is served in morning and really loved the uthappams and vattayappam. The chef personally came and inquired about the quality of food, and if I required anything of my choice. I felt as if I was some celebrity or a prince. regarding the swimming pool I think the water had too much chlorine content and my eyes had a burning sensation as soon as I got into the pool water.
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler
Okay ..Posted Aug 16, 2013 on Hotels.com
Hotel seems to be below par for a "Taj" brand .. Also it was the monsoon period .. So that could explain the musty odors in the rooms. Restaurant is good and up to the Taj brand .. Lobby area etc is pleasant .. Staff English is basic though most can speak well enough ..
for Couplesby Squirrel05 from UK
The best hotels in CalicutPosted Jul 22, 2013 on Hotels.com
I had a very enjoyable stay here and they have lots of facilities to take advantage of. Very quick room service too and very friendly staff. The only negative is you cannot adjust the temperature on the air conditioning so for me having it on got too chilly and having it off,with no ceiling fan, got too stuffy. I think robes should also be provided so after a massage you don't have to struggle with your clothes and oily/wet Hair on them. Other than that, the food selection was great and to a very good standard. Thanks for making me feel welcome in your hotel.
for Overnight Stay Before Destinationby Alicia
Wonderful service!Posted Jan 30, 2013 on Hotels.com
The Gateway Hotel in Calicut was excellent and provided a wonderful experience for our first night in India. I would highly recommend it to anyone! The hotel was clean and well maintained inside and outside and our room was clean and comfortable. The A/C was a nice amenity and we had every amenity we needed there. And I have to say the service was outstanding!! From the moment we arrived, the staff at the hotel helped us to arrange a cab to pick us up from the airport, they provided information and things like an international electronics charger when ours didn't work, and they went above and beyond expectations to help us with transportation to the train station and from the train station when we missed our train. We traveled to India from the US and our final destination was Kannur. We were in Calicut for our first night in India and we weren't familiar with our surroundings yet so the hotel staff really came through for us and I am very grateful for their kindness and hospitality! The whole staff should be commended! Thank you for a great stay!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Hotel GatewayPosted Nov 4, 2012
Pros: The lobby in wood.
Location: Very Good. Walking distance to the beach.
The hotel is a bit old and the rooms need some renovation.
for Business Travelersby Suvir
Terrible Avoidable opt for another hotelPosted Sep 12, 2012 on Hotels.com
Disappointed pathetic service filthy rooms dirty linen . Rude staff . Inexpected of a taj group hotel
Not Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted Jan 24, 2012 on Hotels.com
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Billings, Montana
We love the Gateway at Calicut.Posted Feb 27, 2011
We enjoyed our stay at The Gateway Calicut. Our room was very clean with wood floors that were vacuumed and damp mopped every day. The restaurant food was varied and delicious. The pool was a welcome diversion in the afternoon heat.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Manassas
The Best Hotel for Rest and RelaxationPosted Dec 27, 2008 on Hotels.com
Hotel is near the beach, and all the hustle and bustle of the city. Had a wonderful time there. Wish we could have stayed longer than the 4 days there