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The Gateway Hotel Varkala, Varkala

4-star4 stars
Near Government Guest HouseTrivandrum, VarkalaKerala695 141India

4-star resort in Varkala with restaurant, bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Good internet service
Fantastic service
Great pool
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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The Gateway Hotel Varkala, Varkala

from $92
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Garden View
  • Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds, Garden View
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, Sea View
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed, Sea View
  • Superior Room, 2 Twin Beds, Sea View

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. 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 (12 years old and younger) 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) *


  • No parking

  • Free valet parking (limited)
* 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.

The Gateway Hotel Varkala, Varkala’s small print

Also known as

  • Gateway Hotel Varkala
  • Gateway Varkala
  • Varkala Gateway Hotel


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 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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Gateway Hotel Varkala, Varkala


  • Varkala Beach - 16 min walk
  • Janardanaswamy Temple - 22 min walk
  • Kappil Beach - 4.2 mi / 6.7 km
  • Thirumullavaram Beach - 8.1 mi / 13 km
  • Kollam Beach - 21.9 mi / 35.2 km
  • Tangasseri Lighthouse - 23.4 mi / 37.7 km
  • Technopark - 24.1 mi / 38.7 km
  • Padmanabhaswami Temple - 24.1 mi / 38.7 km

Getting around

  • Thiruvananthapuram (TRV-Trivandrum Intl.) - 69 min drive
  • Thiruvananthapuram Varkala Station - 27 min walk
  • Edava Station - 8 min drive
  • Kappil Station - 13 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 30 reviews

The Gateway Hotel Varkala, Varkala
Very Good8.0
Nice Hotel
Very nice hotel but a bit dated. Staff are superb and the grounds well maintained.
Charles, us5 night trip
The Gateway Hotel Varkala, Varkala
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
The Gateway Hotel Varkala, Varkala
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
The Gateway Hotel Varkala, Varkala
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
The Gateway Hotel Varkala, Varkala
Very Good8.0
Excelle location, garden and service
Mathilde, in3 night romance trip

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The Gateway Hotel Varkala, Varkala

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