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Overview of Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions

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Outdoor pool, open 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains

Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions

4 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationJanardanaswamy Temple6 min walk
    Popular LocationVarkala Beach10 min walk
    Popular LocationVarkala Cliff16 min walk
    AirportThiruvananthapuram (TRV-Trivandrum Intl.)44 min drive

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About this area

Varkala

Located in Varkala, Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions is in the historical district and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Varkala Beach and Varkala Cliff. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as snorkelling.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Janardanaswamy Temple - 6 min walk
  • Varkala Beach - 10 min walk
  • Varkala Cliff - 16 min walk
  • Sivagiri - 4 min drive
  • Kappil Beach - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Thiruvananthapuram Varkala Station - 3 min drive
  • Thiruvananthapuram (TRV-Trivandrum Intl.) - 44 min drive

Restaurants

  • Coastal Kitchen — 1 min walk
  • Passion Fruit - 7 min walk
  • Soul Food - 9 min walk
  • Sea San - 12 min walk
  • Green Pepper - 13 min walk

About this property

Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions

4-star resort near the beach
Guests of this beach resort will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as a fitness centre and spa services. All 30 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and 24-hour room service. For a bit of entertainment, TVs come with satellite channels, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches such as bathrobes and slippers.
Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions offers 30 forms of accommodation with minibars and a safe. Premium satellite televisions are provided. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Varkala resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including Ayurvedic.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi, Wired Internet (INR 1300 per 24-hour period)

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM: INR 650 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Basketball
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Spa services
  • Tennis

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 24-hour business centre
  • A meeting room

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Spa

  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Braille signage
  • Doorbell and phone notification
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • TV/satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

More

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service
  • Window screens

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - noon
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
To register at this property, guests who are Indian citizens must provide a valid photo identity card issued by the Government of India; Permanent Account Number (PAN) cards will not be accepted due to national regulations. Travelers who are not citizens of India must present a valid passport and visa. Indian citizens must show a PAN card at check-out for cash transactions exceeding INR 25,000.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for INR 1000.0 per stay.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: INR 3659
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: INR 1829 (from 6 to 11 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: INR 5488
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: INR 2743 (from 6 to 11 years old)

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Valentine's Day gala dinner fee

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: INR 650 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for wired Internet in public areas: INR 1300 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: INR 2250 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Rollaway bed fee: INR 1000.0 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Please note: To comply with local law, no alcohol will be served in this property on the first day of every month.

We should mention

Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A fee for a mandatory Valentine's Day gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 14 February
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Gateway Hotel Varkala
Gateway Varkala
Varkala Gateway Hotel
Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala
Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram
Gateway Janardhanapuram Varkala
Gateway Janardhanapuram
The Gateway Hotel Janardhanapuram Varkala Kerala
The Gateway Hotel Varkala
Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions Resort
Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions Varkala
Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions Resort Varkala

Frequently asked questions

4.3
Excellent
Rating 5 - Excellent. 48 out of 88 reviews
5 - Excellent 55%
Rating 4 - Good. 26 out of 88 reviews
4 - Good 30%
Rating 3 - Okay. 11 out of 88 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 88 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 88 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

3.8/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness
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Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing place
Overall very nice property
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful views, very clean, prompt delicious room service and very secure location. My place to stay in Varkala.
Stayed 13 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very nice hotel
Very nice hotel, staff were very polite Able to walk to the beach Room was very good Perfect hotel for looking around this area
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful and very convenient location. Everything was good. The only criticism would be the restaurant food prices which were eye watering. Many of the dishes were 800 to 1,000 INR when you could get the same dish for 250 INR at the North Cliff Restaurants
Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2020