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The Gateway Hotel Church Road

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A little disappointed. There is no pool, their steam wasn't working. Otherwise good property but the activities were not great. No tennis court. We had a fire place in our room. There is a yoga teacher in evening

Probably one of the best hotel in the nilgiris. This hotel-resort has a fine British architecture with a fire place and beautiful rooms. The location is not the best. Little to view outside the hotel. The staff are nice and cooperative. The food here is amazing!! The hotel is veg friendly too. The villages around are busy and chaotic, but a very lush green army cantonment is a short drive.

Coimbatore is the nearest Airport, from there to Coonoor is 3hours by taxi. A taxi can be booked from the airport itself (Kovai Transport), or be requested from the hotel (chauffeured clean vehicles about 40% more expensive). Its a beautiful drive through the Nilgiris. We were there in August which is kind of non season, but the weather was just so perfect and the crowds missing, so it was even better. Its a very pretty, colonial kind of hotel with well appointed rooms. Excellent food, and the chef will go the extra mile and dish out stuff with a local flavour. Do visit the tea gardens (apparently this is the highest where tea is grown in the world). The imposing All Saints Church is right next door (over 150 years old). And do take a trip on the Blue Mountain Railway (journey between Coonoor and Ooty would be perfect). Would surely want to visit again.

hospitality,rooms,food,staff everything is awesome ....we had two beautiful days which made our holiday excellent ....rooms were spacious enough ....hotel is centrally located... special thanks to Sreejith...he has taken extra care for our needs....three cheers to him

The consistency in Taj Hospitality is amazing at any hotel you stay. The beauty of this hotel is the quaint old British look it has maintained. The rooms are like cottages. Very comfortable. It has very good recreation and an open lawn where guests can relax and kids can play. The hotel is very central and close to the market area. Just a 10 min walk upto the market. The breakfast has sufficient variety. F&B staff was very friendly attentive and helpful. The GM and other staff were always around to help the guests.In the evening they had a magic show which we very good and entertaining. In the late evening you can ask the hotel to light up the fire place

Stayed here for 3 nights. Beautiful and enchanting resort. Still has the old charm. The gardens around the resort is awesome and has some stunningly beautiful flowers. Check in was smooth and the hotel was kind enough to give us our room early. The room that we stayed was large and well equipped. The fire place added to the charm of the room. The food is outstanding with a lot of choices for breakfast and lunch /dinner. They have reasonable local cuisine options aswell. The staff are extremely polite and helpful. Kannan at the reception was really helpful. The resort has a lot of indoor and outdoor activities for the kids. An ideal place for a holiday and will definitely return when I get an opportunity.

This is basically an old property ,almost 160 years old heritage building with further new constructions . Very well maintained hotel with some indoor and outdoor games . The food served was up to me mark and the hospitality is awesome . The whole staff is very concerned about the care of guests . Our stay was very nice , we enjoyed the stay and food both a lot .

Great stay and very helpful staff. The location of the facility is nice and green and about 2kms from Coonoor railway station. It is about 3 kms from Sims Park. Rooms : we were offered a choice of garden room or one with fireplace(Note : Not all rooms have fireplace). I had never experienced fireplace in room so that was my obvious choice. It was a great experience with fireplace. The room is also equipped with electric heater. The room ambiance is an old vintage style with wooden floors. The room interiors can be improved but they are still very lovely. Hospitality : As we entered we were given a very warm welcome. They guided us with the places we can see around and provided with the details of the facilities at the place. When we needed an auto to take the railway station for toy train, they got us an auto to the reception. Satish and Kannan at the reception always helped with whatever we needed. They took personal care to ensure our stay was great. Restaurant : Being a foodie i truly enjoyed the food. They ensured we were served well. It was the perfect balance of providing us the privacy we needed by not asking very frequently and still taking care. Breakfast was a nice spread of buffet and lunch dinner on Ala Carte. But everything we ordered was cooked fantastically. Facility : I would rate 8/10 on facilities available at the hotel as i felt the place has tremendous potential for a perfect outing. Tough they have kids toys room, Carom, Chess, Foosball in indoor and badminton/cricket in outdoor but i felt still some more things can be done to glue people like me who just want to relax and cut off from city life with a cup of tea. Overall we had a lovely stay.

The hotel has a quaint old time pleasant character. Service is good. Food quality is good. Proximity to Coonoor town is an added advantage. Rooms & toilets are neat & clean. Service standards are acceptable & hotel staff always have a smile on their faces.

I've been to The Taj Gateway, Coonoor, many times and would still continue to do so! Very beautiful property, with professional and friendly staff. The food I would give 3.5-4.5 rating, as some of the dishes are fantastic and some average. But nothing is bad. What I love about the Taj, is that they are willing to accommodate the customers requests! The chef is friendly and comes to meet one, to take in their special needs. I love the Taj all over India, and this one more of the legacy!!! Vive la Taj!!!!

Church Road Upper Coonoor Coonoor Tamil Nadu

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Business center
  • Concierge services

Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Sim's Park, The Gateway Hotel Church Road is within 3 miles (5 km) of Laws Falls. This 33-room, 3.5-star hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Catherine Falls is also within a 30-minute drive.


In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


All of The Gateway Hotel Church Road's 33 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect wired Internet, free WiFi, and 32-inch LCD TVs with cable channels. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, free toiletries, and slippers. Other amenities include free bottled water, ceiling fans, and laptop-compatible safes.

Property features

The Gateway Hotel Church Road features free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with concierge services and securing valuables. Additional amenities include an arcade/game room, laundry facilities, and a gift shop.

Room options

Superior Room, Garden View

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Courtyard View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, Garden View

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Executive Suite, Mountain View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 653 reviews