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State Tourism Award Winner

The Gateway Hotel

Varkala is a calm and quiet coastal town in the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram, where the impressive sea waves stroke the mighty cliffs. This newly discovered tourist destination with its serene beaches and lush green landscape ushers thousands of tourists from all over the world. The proximity of Papanasini, a Hindu pilgrim centre further augments the quietude and renders a spiritual ambience to the place. There amid these bounties of Nature is situated The Gateway Hotel, Varkala - a five-star hotel of the Taj Group, which is also a winner of the Kerala State Tourism awards. This hotel was earlier known as the Taj Garden Retreat, Varkala.

Set atop a cliff overlooking the Arabian Sea, The Gateway Hotel is an idyllic place, well suited to tranquilize you from the turmoil of daily life. At The Gateway Hotel, you can enter an inviting atmosphere far removed from the hullabaloos of city life. Quiet rooms for interviews, small board meetings the hotel offers you facilities that can lodge all your needs. This hotel brings a fine collection of amenities to the lodging table, including the traditional Indian cuisine, business center, valet parking and laundry facilities.

Accommodation here at The Gateway Hotel features comforts. A soothing lobby lounge for a relaxed chat, a refreshing pool, this hotel offers you million chances to escape the boredom of everyday life. The outstanding staff and services of this hotel lend a hand to conduct your business events perfectly; right from its commencement to conclusion.

The architecture of The Gateway Hotel, Varkala meets and merges with the exotic settings to provide room for different gatherings. The thirty spacious and sunny rooms are interminably blessed with a waft of peace and tranquility. The Gateway Hotel, Varkala is also noted for wedding events.
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