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The Gateway Hotel Church Road

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This was a family holiday. We stayed for two nights and every day you are mesmerised with the old world charm here. It gives you a feel of being in a Rome. The rooms are spacious and very tastefully done. The food is ok. The Hotel arranged for a bonfire And all the guests had a wonderful time. Lot of activities in the common facilities. Me and my son freaked out playing table tennis, football, cricket and my wife cycle after a long. Without any doubt I’ll be going to stay in this again and again.

We visited this place for Lunch. It’s a musty age old restaurant and property which definitely has its charm. Since I have an infant they even arranged a room for feeding purposes, so very nice of them. Buffet was good too for the price. I must say, Extremely good hospitality.

I know this hotel from early 1980s then it was called "Hampton Manner".Well maintained property. Hazel free check in.Warm welcome with drink and garland.Clean room.Sleep quality is good.Stomach friendly restaurant.We enjoyed our walk around the Bedford ,Head post office and All saint's Church.The camp fire in the lawn is good.The children enjoyed a lot.The Garden in the hotel is well maintained.One can peacefully spend their time within the hotel itself.

This is a very old but beautifully maintained property! It has the old world charm. Given that it’s a Taj, the service is outstanding as always. It is peaceful and quiet. Has enough entertainment for kids. Close enough to take a walk to the market. The chef is happy to cook up things for you even if the spread is small. Lovely experience..!

The location of this place is breathtaking, with beautifully manicured laws and gardens, and gorgeous views of the valley around. It’s a lovely building, probably from the British era (not sure), and it’s very well maintained. We just went here for lunch, but I’m sure the rooms must be super gorgeous and comfortable. We had a scrumptious lunch, with great service and a beautiful view from the restaurant. The staff is just amazing and the food is perfect. We couldn’t have asked for more, except we wished we could mute the shrill kitty party group sitting next to our table. Highly recommend this place for families.

There are no words to describe this beautiful place tucked in nature. This place had everything and was very near to the Coonoor bus stand and market area. Our trip began with a surprise room upgrade to a superior one. We were totally delighted. The hospitality and world class service of Taj is commendable. The breakfast buffet was lavish and had wide spread of all the tradition south indian dishes. This property had misty and cool weather where clouds touched us all the time.

We went for a 3 night vacation and the first impressions of the property are lovely - its a definite vintage, period property and Taj has done well by trying to retain as much of the charm. And it definitely charms. However, I think that is all that can be said about the property. Being a vintage property comes with its downfalls. The furnishings, fittings are also of the same age - so that may not go well with too many people. The rooms in the upper brackets are HUGE but in the basic category are tiny. The food was below par and avoidable. Service ofcourse, being a Taj hotel was great and nothing to complain about. The spa at the property was outsourced and also not great! Enjoy the charms of living in a classic property would be the takeaway.

We stayed at Taj Gateway hotel Coonoor for a couple of days in nearly November and we were truly amazed by the warm hospitality and care that was shown to us throughout our stay The general manager Mr Muralitharan and his deputy Mr John Peter along with their entire team where all so ever helpful Mr Muralitharan was so gracious that he guided as to what all places we must visit in Ooty and Coonoor and really made our stay most memorable . we also felt good by the attitude shown by Mr John Peter who also guided us to a number of places the entire staff including the very special Chef Mr Ramalingam who seems to know so much is always ready with recipes and very many health tips. there were heavy rains for couple of days and even then the housekeeping staff were so nice that they could organise bonfire and really took care of us in every possible manner we can remember names of people like Peter of housekeeping Mr Vijay Mr Kannan and people from in room dining while we used to visit the table again we had a host of people who looked after us so very well including Mr lingam and team. The restaurant manager Bala Murugan and his colleagues like ramesh where indeed very special they went out of their way to take care of us . due to the helpful reference from the affable general manager Shri Muralidharan we could visit hotel savoy the 18th century beauty and we will remember each day we stayed at Taj Coonoor Gateway hats off to each and everyone . Loganathan Kannan sathish....we might not have remembered all the names but it was a treat to stay at this prestigious property thank you so very much God bless

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. We had such a nice time. We were actually there on Diwali and it was our first Diwali celebration. The hotel made it a memorable time with some lights and a great magic show organised the same night. The restaurant food was excellent. The idlis and sambar were some of the best we tasted. The staff was excellent, but Lingom in particular made us feel like family in the restaurant. Not only he suggested the best food to meet our needs, but he shared part of the culture and taught us enough Tamil to impress my Tamil friends in Kotagiri. Thanks to all for the lovely stay and special thanks to Lingom again... we will come back

We stayed there for 2 days, the place is very nice, it's an old properly and very well maintained, the staff is ready for any and every type of service any time... They all are over courteous, the food is great, and served with a smile always

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

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 670 reviews