Friendly helpful staff
Posted Apr 16, 2017
This is my third visit to the Gateway. I really enjoy staying here as soon as I arrive in Mangalore. The swimming pool is always inviting, the staff are all very friendly and helpful, and the food is the best.
The rooms are clean and comfortable. This time staying we were upgraded, and the room had plenty of space and was comfortable. The bathroom is always clean and the shower works really well (powerful too). A hairdryer is in the bathroom for convenience.
The bar is pleasant and has a nice ambience. Good drinks selection if you want one. I prefer the buffet dinner to the formal restaurant. The food is always tasty and lots of it, with plenty of choice for both vegetarians and meat eaters.
The price for the food is also very reasonable.
The last two times I have stayed there has been a strong fish smell in the air when sitting by the pool. I don't know if this is seasonal - or it has now gone. But it was not here on this visit. It didn't bother me before, as you get used to it, but I know other reviews mentioned it. We stayed in April and there was no smell at all. The pool was constantly cleaned and not too much chlorine. Very refreshing after a long flight or a long car journey.
I recommend the Gateway to anyone coming to Mangalore.