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The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam
The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam
The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam
The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam
The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam
The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam
The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam

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8

Excellent

994 reviews

994 reviews

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Food & Dining2
Housekeeping2
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8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Mattancherry 2.8 km
Paradesi Synagogue 2.9 km
Kerala Kathakali Centre 3.8 km
Church of Saint Francis 4.2 km
Jew Town 4.5 km
Chinese Fishing Nets 4.7 km
Kerala Folklore Museum 5.4 km
LuLu Mall 6.6 km
Cherai Beach 19.6 km
Nearby landmarks
Marine Drive 80 m
Future City Life Style Shopee 100 m
KTDC Tourist Reception Centre 100 m
Tourist police Ernakulam 100 m
Bay Pride Mall 150 m
nechupadam dental clinic 250 m
Broadway 290 m
Children's Traffic & National Renewable Energy Park 310 m
Government Law College 340 m
Current Books 360 m

The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam

Marine Drive , Ernakulam, Kochi, India, 682011 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Ernakulam part of Kochi, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Chinese Fishing Nets. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and fitness center on-site.

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Highlights

890 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

80 meters to Marine Drive

Currency exchange

Wellness
Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Spa & Beauty
Massage
Spa
Steamroom
Workout and Leisure
Fitness center
Swimming pool [outdoor]

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Fitness center

Spa

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kochi every 19 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.6
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportCochin International Airport (COK)
Distance to airport23.3 km

Rooms available at The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.1

Executive Queen Sea View
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Superior Queen Bed
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Superior Twin bed
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 single beds
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Superior
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed and 1 queen be...
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Superior
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Executive Room Sea View Twin Bed
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 single beds
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Executive Suite 1-Bedroom King Sea View
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 king bed
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Executive Suite 1 Bedroom Sea View King Bed
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  • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 sofa bed & 1 king bed
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Superior Queen
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Executive Suite
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam?

Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam?

The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 1000 INR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam has a car park available for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kochi with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What are my dining options at The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam?

The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam?

The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam?

Maharajas Ground Metro Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 890 m away from The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam.

What restaurants are nearby The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam?

Restaurants including Taj Residency, Deli at Gateway and Bubble Cafe are popular in The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam’s neighborhood which is known as Ernakulam.

What popular shopping places are close to The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam?

Located in the Ernakulam area, The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam is close to great shopping choices like LuLu Mall, Oberon Mall and Centre Square Mall.

What are popular attractions near The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam?

Guests at The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam can easily visit Kerala Folklore Museum, Marine Drive and Edappally Church Complex located in the Ernakulam area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam?

The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam is located in the Ernakulam area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, Net Park and SagaraRani cruise terminal.

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What people love about The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "Pollution free pleasant stay."

    Balu

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    August 16, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Food is excellent."

    Smita

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    April 12, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Best hotel ..."

    Dhananjay

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    October 3, 2021

Property ranking|Compared to 790 Kochi properties
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Room comfort score
8.1/10
Location score
8.6/10
Cleanliness score
8/10
Service score
8.1/10
Better than
95
%
of Kochi properties
Better than
91
%
of Kochi properties
Better than
88
%
of Kochi properties
Better than
87
%
of Kochi properties
Overall rating:

8

Excellent
994 reviews
Cleanliness
8.0
Facilities
7.5
Location
8.6
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What travelers say they love:
Very helpful staff.
DONA from Malaysia
Family with older children
More about The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam

More about The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam

The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam

Wake up to the wonder of Kochi with a stay at The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam, located only minutes from the heart of the city. Sampling the authentic culture of Kochi is easy with a stay at The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam, just 4.6 km from Chinese Fishing Nets.
The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to travelers. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hotel's easy to book transportation services. The hotel provides taxi, car hire and shuttle services to help you get to where you want to go in Kochi.
Parking is always available, provided by the hotel for their driving guests. While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's ticket service. The hotel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
In-room conveniences include 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. The hotel provides linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. Some selected rooms have daily newspaper, television and cable TV to keep guests entertained.
The hotel also provides guests with a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water and mini bar in some rooms. The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam also provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hotel. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hotel's bar.
The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam offers wonderful recreational facilities for guests to enjoy. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage, salon, steam room and spa. The hotel's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps. The hotel's the poolside bar allows you to have the most casual of cocktail times with a mellow drink.
For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the hotel's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy. Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the souvenir shops.


Around the property

There are many attractions to discover within close proximity to The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam. Whatever you may be looking to buy on your trip to Kochi, chances are you'll find it at LuLu Mall located 6.5 km away.


Reasons to stay here

This hotel's food and dining score higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.
This hotel scores higher than 90% of accommodations in the city for its location.
Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 95% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.5

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

7 mentions

Breakfast

7 mentions

Internet

7 mentions

Swimming Pool

2 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Tamil

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Table tennis
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Grooming service
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids meal

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Blackout curtains
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily newspaper
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Separate shower/bathtub
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wi-Fi [charges apply]
Food and dining
Restaurants on site

Sian

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Thai
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte

The Bubble Cafe

  • Cuisine: Indian, International
  • Menu: Buffet

Deli

  • Cuisine: Indian, International
  • Menu: Buffet

Swirl

  • Cuisine: International
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
Marine Drive , Ernakulam, Kochi, India, 682011
Excellent
Location

8.6

Airports

  • Cochin International Airport (COK)
    23.3 km 53 min drive
  • Calicut International Airport (CCJ)
    134.2 km

Public transportation

  • Maharajas Ground Metro Station
    890 m
  • Maharaja's College
    960 m

Hospital or clinic

  • nechupadam dental clinic
    250 m

Shopping

  • LuLu Mall
    6.6 km

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    500 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Mattancherry
    2.8 km
  • Paradesi Synagogue
    2.9 km
  • Kerala Kathakali Centre
    3.8 km
  • Church of Saint Francis
    4.2 km
  • Jew Town
    4.5 km
  • Chinese Fishing Nets
    4.7 km
  • Kerala Folklore Museum
    5.4 km
  • LuLu Mall
    6.6 km
  • Cherai Beach
    19.6 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Marine Drive
    80 m
  • Future City Life Style Shopee
    100 m
  • KTDC Tourist Reception Centre
    100 m
  • Tourist police Ernakulam
    100 m
  • Bay Pride Mall
    150 m
  • nechupadam dental clinic
    250 m
  • Broadway
    290 m
  • Children's Traffic & National Renewable Energy Park
    310 m
  • Government Law College
    340 m
  • Current Books
    360 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 4-17 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Children 13 years and over are considered as adults and will be charged an adult rate of INR 1500 for an extra bed.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from12:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee1000 INR
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)60

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsNo
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors6
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 108
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened1996
Property announcements

Please note that any changes in tax structure due to government policies will result in revised taxes, which will be applicable to all reservations and will be charged additionally during check out.

Reviews of The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam from real guests

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8.0
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Cleanliness8.0
Facilities7.5
Location8.6
Room comfort and quality8.1
Service8.2
Value for money7.6
High score for Kochi
Rating
9+ Exceptional (36)
8-9 Excellent (23)
7-8 Very Good (23)
6-7 Good (9)
<6 Below Expectation (18)
Time of the year
Mar - May (26)
Jun - Aug (28)
Sep - Nov (24)
Dec - Feb (31)
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10.0
Exceptional
Smita from India
Family with young children
Executive Queen Sea View
Stayed 2 nights in March 2022

Excellent stay”

Me, my family parents and children had a wonderful time staying at The Gateway Hotel Marine drive. I liked the location so much, used to stroll on the walkway and boat ride is so close. Food is excellent.

Reviewed April 12, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
MAREYAPPAN from Malaysia
Family with young children
Executive Room Sea View Twin Bed
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Excellence l service ..”

Value for each follar spend, staffs are giving at-most sevice...

Reviewed June 06, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
DONA from Malaysia
Family with teens
Executive Room Sea View Twin Bed
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Great place to stay”

Stayed 3 nights and can thoroughly recommend. Older style hotel with lots of charm and character. Staff well trained and courteous, couldn't help enough. Management really thinking how to make your stay special, even lay on a free late afternoon boat trip across the harbour to Fort Kochi. Food in both restaurants was very good. Only 5 minutes walk from Ernakulam Ferry Jetty to Fort Kochi Would definitely come back if on anorther trip to Kochi.

Reviewed January 06, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
CHAKRAVARTHI from India
Couple
Superior Twin bed
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

Excellent service in every aspect”

Excellent hospitality.

Reviewed October 02, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Dhananjay from India
Business traveler
Superior Twin bed
Stayed 1 night in March 2021

Exceptional”

Best hotel ... Serves the bes

Reviewed October 04, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
Susan from Canada
Couple
Superior Queen Bed
Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

First trip to India (Dec. 2019)”

Well kept hotel, very helpful staff and perfect location by boardwalk and market.

Reviewed December 31, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
RAVINDRA from Australia
Couple
Superior Queen Bed
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

90”

Excellent hotel and location

Reviewed January 07, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Dhananjay from India
Couple
Superior Twin bed
Stayed 1 night in March 2021

Exceptional”

Good Hotel .. Serves the best

Reviewed October 04, 2021

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8.4
Excellent
Aromal from India
Couple
Superior Queen Bed
Stayed 1 night in January 2021

Had a good time”

Ask for the sea view rooms. Check if the rooms are King size beds. Also always book via Agoda great prices. Changing rooms after arrival offline was really expensive

Reviewed February 01, 2021

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8.4
Excellent
DONA from Malaysia
Family with teens
Executive Room Sea View Twin Bed
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Excellent”

Beautiful old style hotel. Very helpful staff. Good food in both restaurants. Good location with easy walk to ferry terminal to Fort Kochi. Would definitely go back.

Reviewed January 18, 2020

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8.4
Excellent
Helen
Business traveler
Superior Queen Bed
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Stay at the Gateway of Kochi”

It was a pleasant and nice stay near the backwaters of Kochi with good food and ambience

Reviewed November 30, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
sudhindra from India
Business traveler
Superior Queen Bed
Stayed 1 night in January 2021

Very good”

the best place in town ,

Reviewed February 01, 2021

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7.6
Very good
KN from India
Couple
Superior Queen Bed
Stayed 1 night in January 2021

Very good”

Great location with a view. Food ok.

Reviewed January 17, 2021

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6.8
Good
K from India
Couple
Superior Queen Bed
Stayed 1 night in March 2022

Good”

They messed up my reservation and thereafter kept harassing me to vacate the room even after I agreed at their request to look for alternate accomodation. They queried me 10 times regarding my check out time and every time I crossed the lobby someone would ask me what time I am checking out. This was after I had agreed that I would check out at 1200 hrs.

Reviewed March 23, 2022

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6.4
Good
Subair from India
Family with young children
Superior Queen Bed
Stayed 1 night in July 2022

Careful! Hotel charges more price than in Agoda”

We booked this hotel with the price as shown in Agoda clearly mentioned including 2 adults and 2 children but the hotel charges extra Rs. 2,000 + for children. It seems this hotel is not meant for tourists and holiday visitors. Don’t expect a service fitting your holiday mood.

Reviewed July 15, 2022

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4.8
Tara from Ireland
Group
Superior Twin bed
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Dated and Awful”

Avoid this hotel. It is not a 5 star hotel. 3.5 at a posh. It’s most certainly not a Taj standard. Rooms were dated. Painting on wall dirty. In desperate need of a paint job. Couch was filthy. I didn’t even want to sit on it. Bathroom had an awful sewerage smell coming from it. It had mould and mildew on walls. Beds were the most uncomfortable beds I have ever slept on. The hotel should be ashamed of themselves for providing these as beds in a 5 star hotel. My back was killing me after two nights there. Evening food in bubbles was not great. Although breakfast had a great variety and was very tasty. Staff were for the most part pleasant - manager in breakfast hall couldn’t do enough. Wish I could say something more positive but honestly the whole place is in need of serious renovation.

Reviewed February 27, 2020

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5.2
ROHIT from India
Couple
Superior Queen Bed
Stayed 2 nights in December 2020

Not as TAJ”

Please dont book here if you're looking for Taj Experience. Smelly rooms, slow WiFi, bad breakfast, mosquitoes and cockroaches. What else you need??

Reviewed December 29, 2020

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3.6
Dr from India
Family with teens
Superior Queen Bed
Stayed 1 night in December 2020

Horrible stay”

Staff was very rude in behaviour. My first ever worst experience in a 5 star hotel. I stayed in many 5 star hotels including taj. This is the 1st ever bad experience i had. The staff was behaving as if they are providing free service. Room was looking too old.if you are looking for an old fashioned hotel you can move on otherwise you can go for another option

Reviewed December 28, 2020

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4.4
P from India
Family with young children
Superior Twin bed
Stayed 1 night in January 2022

Acceptable”

not value for money

Reviewed January 14, 2022

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9.0
Exceptional
Trevor from Australia
Business traveler
Stayed 4 nights in June 2011

Good location on the water”

Views from room, central location

The Taj Gateway Hotel is very centrally located in Ernakulam right on the waterfront. The hotel is not overly large but is spacious and fairly modern in design. The eating options are good and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are quite good in size and the bathrooms are modern. There is good internet access in the hotel.

Reviewed July 14, 2011

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