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Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions

Star Rating
4 out of 5



4.3 / 5Excellent
82 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Janardanaswamy Temple
    6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Varkala Beach
    10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Varkala Cliff
    16 min walk
  • Airport
    Thiruvananthapuram (TRV-Trivandrum Intl.)
    44 min drive

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020 3564 4853

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    About this area


    Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions is located near the beach and in a walkable area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Varkala Beach and Varkala Cliff. Our guests appreciate the resort's quiet location.

    Visit our Varkala travel guide
    4.8/5 guest location rating

    Guests like it for

    • Quiet (21 reviews)
    • Safe (20 reviews)
    • Walkable (11 reviews)

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Janardanaswamy Temple - 6 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Varkala Beach - 10 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Varkala Cliff - 16 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Kappil Beach - 6 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Kollam Beach - 24 min drive

    Getting around

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


    • Where to eat
    • Coastal Kitchen – Poolside restaurant with a bar. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 24 hours. Kids' menu available.

    About this property

    Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions

    Guests of this beach resort will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as a fitness centre and spa services. All 30 rooms feature thoughtful touches such as bathrobes and slippers, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include 24-hour room service, minibars and coffee/tea makers.

    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.

    Renovations and closures

    The property will be renovating from 31 May 2019 until 31 October 2019 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
    • Dining venue
    • One of the dining venues
    This property is closed from 27 May 2019 to 31 October 2019 (dates subject to change). Renovation work will only be conducted during working hours. Every effort will be made to minimise noise and disturbance.

    Property amenities


    • 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
    • Free valet parking
    • Limited parking spaces
    • 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
    • Fitness centre
    • Outdoor tennis court
    • Spa services
    • Tennis

    Family friendly

    • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


    • Free newspapers in reception
    • Front-desk safe

    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
    • 1 meeting room


    • Garden
    • Pool umbrellas


    • Ayurvedic treatments
    • Massages


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • In-room accessibility
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking
    • Braille signage


    • Designated smoking areas
    • TV in reception

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


    • Bathrobes
    • Free toiletries
    • Hairdryer


    • TV/satellite channels
    • premium channels
    • TV

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Free bottled water
    • Minibar


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

    Nearby things to do


    Where to eat



    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    All staff super friendly and all great with the kids. The breakfast was fantastic, rooms really comfortable and kept really clean. The shower was wonderful and all the team were welcoming and accommodating. We would certainly stay there again.

    Stayed 9 nights in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Decent 4 star hotel with good pool.

    We had a great time in Varkala. The hotel was friendly and helpful and a lovely setting with a really nice pool for the kids and a swim up bar in the pool which we liked. There was a lovely view from hotel down to the sea. We liked the little path that takes you down through some jungle to the beach too. A good 4 star choice in that area if you have kids and want a pool. The breakfast was also good with a large selection to offer. The only negatives were that the hotel was a bit faded and could do with a bit of maintenance here and there to spruce it up. It needed a bit of love! The tennis court was abandoned and the net completely broken although we did borrow some rackets for a knock-about anyway, but it wasn’t really playable. The restaurant looked like it served good food but it was pretty expensive so we chose to eat out everyday as there are lots of good restaurants in the area anyway. We had a really good time here and it was a nice place to be overall.

    Stayed 5 nights in Apr 2019


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      Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2018


      • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

      fungus and mould in room dangerous for breathing woke up after first night feeling in well, expedia did not refund all my money and even not enough for the rest of my stay, if they don’t fix this i will leave expedia fore ever! Also avoid this hotel the fungus is dangerous ppl die from it even in dry climates like california!

      Stayed 6 nights in Aug 2018

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