Ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Jean-Marc from France

Posted Apr 26, 2014 on Hotels.com
Great ´s swimming pool but no hotel facilities (chairs, ombrellas) on Varkala beach. Nearby temple ritual events a little noisy late into the night.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by harvi from oslo

Posted Apr 21, 2014
Cons: Phone number listed on expedia.com to the hotel is slightly wrong. Please update the expedia site!
Great hotel! Good pool, excellent location! Close to the beach!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Excellent hotel - peaceful and close to the beach

Posted Mar 31, 2014
Pros: Excellent ambience and facilities.
Cons: Might consider including gym facilities as the only equipment available are two threadmills at the spa centre.
Stayed here for 6 nights and it was a wonderful experience. Staff were friendly and ever-ready to assist with your needs. Rooms were cleaned promptly and we were pleasantly surprised with a pair of towel-swan deco on one of the days. Rooms and bathrooms were spacious and functioning well.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Katie from Cambridge, UK

Nice hotel, walkable to the beach in the day.

Posted Mar 12, 2014
Nice hotel a short walk from the beach. Beach access is closed at night though so you'll have to take a much longer walk or a very, very cheap tuk tuk. Food and facilities were all very good but felt they were somewhat overpriced compared with everywhere else we went in Varkala. Hefty charge for the WIFI which seems unreasonable when so many other places offer it free (including most of the cafes by the beach)
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice Hotel , high quality near beach

Posted Feb 9, 2014
Enjoined the stay at varkala gateway. Friendly and qualified staff cares about a relaxing stay. Clear recommendation
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jan 20, 2014
A wonderful experience. Everything was divine -the food -the staff- the facilities. The staff were particularly nice, very helpful and polite at all times. A delight to stay there.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Matt from London

Great service, in need of some refurb

Posted Dec 5, 2013 on Hotels.com
Hotel had good and bad points. The good points, were the staff who were helpful and attentive. The pool was ideally placed at the top of the hillside (not the cliff) and gave a great view watching the sea, birds, and bat, all with a cool beer at the poolside bar. The bad point was the water on a couple of a occasions, once coming from the ceiling (quickly replastered.... not sure whether origin was fixed) and several times the water was dirty but fixed itself after 30 seconds or so. But the unpredictablitly have us very uncomfortable. Great location and soon should be the hotel it could be as construction was going on during our stay.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by georgie31 from uk

Treated like royalty

Posted Nov 22, 2013
This is a beautiful hotel with the advantage of idyllic surroundings and dramatic views. It has all the facilities which you would expect, a high standard of cleanliness and delicious food but it is the staff and their dedication which makes this hotel a place that will ever be in our memories. From the moment we arrived to the minute we were waved off at our departure, the staff from front desk to waiter, cleaning team to the wonderful Mr Saju Matthew by the pool, we never went unacknowledged or were given less than a smile. Nothing was too much effort for anyone. The hotel manager ( who seemed to be on call 24/7!), was wonderful. He had lots of local knowledge to help us optimise our time and carefully selected local eateries to suit us. His genuineness and warmth extended through to every member of the team who were delightfully engaging though not overbaring. I wish I could remember more of the team's names as they deserve glowing references! I really recommend this hotel in Varkala. It is a credit to the Taj chain.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by zv from Vancouver canada

awesome hotel

Posted Nov 20, 2013 on Hotels.com
I loved my stay in this hotel service was excellent general manager was extremely friendly told us about d places around.i didn't like one of d front office incharge he wasn't being nice
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Janet from India

Lovely

Posted Sep 28, 2013 on Hotels.com
It is a very attractive hotel, very clean, in a beautiful setting with pool, exercise machines and beach. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, giving 110 %. Room service was speedy and the food good. The only small drawback was the limited menu to the restaurant but it was low season and not many people there.