$57 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 29, 2015 Check-out: Aug 1, 2015

The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam

5 stars
View map of Marine Drive, Ernakulam, Cochin, 682011

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
10 reviews
Great location

great place for family, in hear of city but isolated and wooded. Great restaurant and food. Staff... See full review

  • Mathkad
  • May 2, 2015
Excellent location near water

I loved staying here, they had a free sunset cruise (Small boat). I enjoyed and they had free... See full review

  • Nikhil M.
  • Dec 29, 2014
The Taj Residency Ernakulam is a superior first-class and businessman's hotel. All rooms are elegantly appointed with a splendid view overlooking the waterfront and Cochin Harbour. Principal Airport: Cochin International Airport COK 32 km north.

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The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam Rooms

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Executive Room Sea View Queen
Executive Room Sea View Queen Bed Complimentary Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices
Executive 1 Bedroom Suite Sea
Executive 1 Bedroom Suite Sea View King Bed Complimentary Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices
Executive Room Sea View Twin
Executive Room Sea View Twin Beds Complimentary Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices
Superior Room City View Queen
Superior Room City View Queen Bed Complimentary Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices
Superior Room Sea View Queen Bed
Superior Room Sea View Queen Bed Complimentary Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices
Superior Room City View Twin
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Superior Room Sea View Twin Beds
Superior Room Sea View Twin Beds Complimentary Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
24 hour room service
Family plan
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Security
Airline desk
Car rental desk
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Audio visual equipment
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Valet parking
Room
Television with cable
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Turndown service

Dining

Bubble Cafe
Type: Coffee Shop Attire: Casual Cuisine: Multi-cuisine The Bubble Cafe faces Keralas backwater in a see-through dome, offering all-day casual dining. Buffet Breakfast: INR 568 approx Inclusive Of Taxes (Per Person) Buffet Lunch: INR 850 Inclusive Of Ta
Utsav
Type: Specialty Attire: Semi Formal Cuisine: North Indian Utsav serves traditional Indian cuisine in a luxurious ambiance.
Bluflame
Type: Specialty Attire: Casual Cuisine: Sea Food Grill Grilled seafood and barbeques are this poolside restaurants specialty (operational between October to February)
Harbour View
Type: Bar Attire: Casual Cuisine: International Offering a lively ambience, this retro bar enjoys picturesque waterfront views.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 10
Amenities:
4.5
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.7

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mathkad
Business
McColl
May 2, 2015

Great location

great place for family, in hear of city but isolated and wooded. Great restaurant and food. Staff was cordial and helpful. Don't miss the free boat evening cruise

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Strawberry Blue Olive
Business
N/A
Apr 13, 2015

Ups and Downs

The Gateway is a good hotel. Despite what I am about to say overall I would recommend it to someone looking for a modern, clean business-style quality place to stay in Kochi. However from the moment we arrived how we felt about it swung from good to bad continually. For example the food at breakfast was really good - huge choice and tasty - but as soon as we tried an evening buffet there was less choice and the food was not as good. The service on reception was excellent and the room cleanliness good but our key failed to work on five occasions resulting in long periods locked out waiting for a man to fix it. Generally the bell boys responsible for the gate onto Marine Drive were really on the ball and came with the key when you wanted to go in or out. However the one time we arrived back in torrential rain we rang the bell several times and no-one came - we stood and got completely soaked. They have what looks like a great swimming pool - but it is so shallow it is difficult to swim properly in it! However the people on reception and in the restaurant are lovely and whilst the Gateway in Kochi (Taj group) didn't match up to the Taj Palace in Mumbai it was a pleasant place to stay - we felt safe and looked after.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nikhil M.
Business
N/A
Dec 29, 2014

Excellent location near water

I loved staying here, they had a free sunset cruise (Small boat). I enjoyed and they had free breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nikhil M.
Business
N/A
Dec 16, 2014

Excellent location near water

I loved staying here, they had a free sunset cruise (Small boat). I enjoyed and they had free breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jason. J
Business
Atlanta, Georgia
Aug 10, 2014

Good Service

Very good service from staff. Gave me a free upgrade to the suite room. Food was on the expensive side. No free wifi. Mildew smell on the 5th floor was bad.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Boating

Review of The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jason. J
Business
Atlanta, Georgia
Aug 10, 2014

Good Service

Very good service from the staff. Gave me a free upgrade to the suite room. Food is on the expensive side. No free WiFi. Mildew smell on the 5th floor was bad.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Boating.

Review of The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ade1000
Business
Chicago, IL
Feb 26, 2012

Tolerable for the price point, but far from good...

The "Gateway" hotels are a definine step down from the traditional Taj experience. This hotel would be considered a three star hotel by international standards at best. Breakfast buffet is absolutely terrible: full of stale bakery goods and very odd food choices that should not typically served for breakfast. The only thing somewhat good was the south indian items. Aside from the buffet, the other restaurants and bar are about average (Bubbles is a good spot for a casual dinner). Room was well appointed and clean overal, service was disjointed. Some staff members were very good, some were inept. Concierge lady almost send my wife and I on a dangerous trip on a late night ferry to the Taj Malabar until one of the doorman intervened. Dry cleaning ruined one of my shirts, but did a good job making amends. Gym is ridiculously small. Overall, a convienient place to stay for and accetable as long as the price is below $150USD.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mano world class traveller
Business
vancouver, canada
Jul 12, 2009

splendid experience!!!

Excellent stay, wonderful staff, great meal. Food and staff comes with a top star rating. More than worth my money

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Toronto
Jan 1, 2009

Great business hotel

I would recomend this hotel for business travellers, If you are on a vacation this may not be the location you want to stay in.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Take the evening complementory boat cruse.

Review of The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Dec 20, 2008

A very happy vacation time was had by all

The Gateway took care of every need before we expressed them. Great vacation - relaxed, ate a lot everyday (every meal was super), shopped, went sight-seeing etc. Both of us had a wonderful time from 12/12/2008 to 12/20/2008. We plan to go back in June 2009. Ocean view rooms add to the charm of the vacation!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Shop till you drop, eat every day at the Bubble Cafe -typical Kerala breakfasts or continential stuff - and at Ustaf - Beer and Bryiani week was celebrated every night by my hasband!! He tried all the variety of the bryiani - chicken, fish, lamb, etc.

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