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Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions, Varkala

4-star4 stars
Near Government Guest House, Trivandrum, Varkala, Kerala, 695 141, India

Upscale beach resort with restaurant, near Varkala Beach
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Very Good8.2
Fantastic service
Great location
Great room
Food is all right
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Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions, Varkala

from $94
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Garden View
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, Sea View
  • Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Sea View (SeleQtions)

What’s around Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions, Varkala

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Varkala cliff (5-minute walk)
  • Varkala Beach (6-minute walk)
  • Kappil Beach (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Technopark (17 mi / 27.3 km)
  • Napier Museum (22.9 mi / 36.9 km)
  • Thiruvananthapuram Zoo (23 mi / 36.9 km)
  • Trivandrum Secretariat (23.1 mi / 37.2 km)
  • Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple (23.7 mi / 38.1 km)
  • Kovalam Beach (30 mi / 48.3 km)

Getting around

  • Thiruvananthapuram (TRV-Trivandrum Intl.) - 44 min drive
  • Thiruvananthapuram Varkala Station - 24 min walk
  • Edava Station - 4 min drive
  • Kappil Station - 7 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 30 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details. 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. Guests who are foreign nationals must present a valid passport and visa.

Indian citizens must show a PAN card at check-out for cash transactions exceeding INR 25000.

Taxes are subject to change based on Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free valet parking (limited)

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Spa services on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Snorkeling nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Coastal Kitchen - This poolside restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open 24 hours.

Awards and affiliations

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

Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions, Varkala’s small print

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


Please note: To comply with local law, no alcohol will be served in this property on the first day of every month. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: INR 2500.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: INR 4500.00

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Valentine's Day gala dinner fee for stays on 14 February

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for INR 1000.0 per stay

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of INR 650 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of INR 2250 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Wired Internet access is available in public areas for INR 1300 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 23 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Nice Hotel
Very nice hotel but a bit dated. Staff are superb and the grounds well maintained.
Charles, us5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
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.
Victoria, gbFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beyond perfect - the hotel provides a very bespoke and personal service and went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our stay. I promised less than some of the bigger names but delivered far more. They upgraded our room free of charge given they had space. I can't speak highly enough of the staff. Area is excellent as well - short walk to the beaches and restaurants!
Tom, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent option in lovely Varkala
Yes the restaurant needs a makeover and the pool needs re-tiling but we just loved our stay at the Gateway. It was perfectly located in a quiet location on the hill but perfectly walkable to the beach and cliffs. The room was perfect, very comfortable and a wonderful view of the coconut palms and swooping eagles. We would love to return one day. Many thanks to the team.
Judi, in2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very comfortable hotel.
Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Rooms very comfortable, clean. Breakfasts very good. Was very disappointed in "Fitness Centre" it only had a treadmill and running machine! Swimming pool we did not think was very clean had algae growing on the pool floor, slimy to walk on and pool edge was a bit green.
Darren, gb1 night romance trip

Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions, Varkala

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