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The Gateway Hotel Church Road

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Taj Gateway Coonoor is in a very beautiful location. The staff and drivers are very professional. A good place to spend time with family and friends and to relax. it is very close to the market and Sim's Park. All sightseeing locations are not very far from the hotel.

Lovely property, romantic even. Converted colonial bungalow retains original charm. Single level, doesn't feel like a hotel at all. Grounds are exquisite, see my pictures. Service was outstanding, typical Taj experience (owned by Taj Group). Quite, idyllic location, 10-minute walk to SIMS Park.

We stayed executive suite with "mountain view" . Room and hotel were very comfortable and staff was very friendly. Room didn't have a view of the mountains at all, leave aside great views. There was a small window from the living room, not the bedroom, from which we can see the view. The view we had was a big tree and small peek at the mountain. Disappointed with the view as we booked suite with mountain view. Otherwise, the stay was pretty comfortable

The hotel is surrounded by lush greenery which makes it an ideal place to relax and rejuvenate. The life of the hotel are its people. We were really pleased by the courteous hotel staff (ever smiling) starting from the front desk executives to the restaurants staff. The location of the hotel is perfect, few hundred meters from the market place. The hotel also has beautifully maintained lawns, small garden in front of most of the rooms. Kids also have a playing area. Our room was facing the mountains and it was an amazing view while we were having our morning tea. It’s a perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy your holiday. A stay, which is etched in our minds and worth revisiting.

We stayed at the gateway hotel for 3 nights, with my friends and had a great time! The staff were very friendly and service was excellent. There's a lot of history attached to the hotel, the building from the 1800's, renovated and maintained nicely.There's a lovely lawn outside with several activities for the guests including cycling, badminton etc. A nice bonfire in the evening where the guests can gather around, before dinner time. The food was good, mostly we had the buffet for breakfast and dinner.

Hotel is located in Upper Coonoor, away from the Hustle Bustle of everyday life. The property is very well maintained and retains it "old World"charm. The rooms are quite nicely placed, with most all having a Lawn cum Open space outside their rooms. Walking distance to the town Square, from where Auto's , Taxi's and Buses available. The Taj's legendary Hospitality is available in plenty, right from Gen. Mgr, Mr Muraledharan to every staff member. Extremely Polite. Especially the Banquet Staff, in particular Mr Anand, who pays extra attention to your needs. Spa staff are also very efficient and knowledgable. Overall experience was wonderful. Will surely make another visit.

Staying here once again after three years. All the good things remain. Best place to relax in The Nilgiris. Food was excellent. Coffee tasted awful once and I had to return it. Though it was duly replaced, there was no regret about it. Also the replaced Coffee was not a full cup in quantity. We were three of us, but our linen and toiletries were provided only for one person. Good hospitality, cleanliness and service.

This is the third year in succession that our family of six people in different age groups, planned a holiday stay in Taj Gateway hotel, Coonoor. This time also our stay was excellent and we had a very relaxed, homely type of stay at the hotel. Staff are as always very cordial, always smiling and are ready to go extra mile to make our stay happy and enjoyable. Food is very good and has a good variety.

Extremely courteous and efficient staff led by a very pleasant and highly efficient GM. The landscape of the property is very pretty. Food is also very nice. I think it's the best place to stay in Coonoor. Recommended for families looking for a kid friendly place.

Our stay at Gatway Hotel @ coonoor was awesome. The staff is very friendly and caring. The hotel is centrally located to reach all interesting places in and around Coonoor. The food at the hotel restaurant was great:) South Indian dishes are really awesome. Hotel has Ayurveda Centre and Yoga centre. We met with Yogi Vinod Kumar at Yoga Centre and had couple of breathing techniques. Gardens around the hotel is really lovely.

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. Start your day off with breakfast, 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

Executive Room, Garden View

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, Courtyard 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 613 reviews