The Gateway Hotel Beach Road4.0 out of 5.0
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One of the better places to stay. Location is very convenient and beautiful. Once could take morning and evening walks on the beach. Rooms are like what one expects in a first class hotel though I found the lack of hot and cold water mixture in the shower inexplicable for this class of hotel. This makes taking shower rather tricky. Breakfast is good and staff there very polite. Room service is also excellent. Though I found some receptions staff not up to the mark in their attentiveness and manner of treating customers. Should be more efficient in arranging transport of choice to customers. In my case the duty manager intervened to help; which was the job of his staff.
The hotel is located opposite to the Sea and has limited sea facing views. Good spacious rooms. Hotel view and ambience is great. Beach is walking distance and so is the Submarine museum. Also there is a good jogging track along the beach where u can njoy fresh air n sunrise together while jogging.
The resort is located v close to the beach and has a breath taking view. The buffet meals had lot of variety and the ambience was wonderful too. The rooms are undergoing renovation and the new ones are the best! There is lots to see in and around the hotel, the zoo, submarine, Central Park are not too far.
I stayed four nights in this hotel on a business trip. My expectations were set fairly high, as this is a Taj hotel, and so I felt I could be assured of a quality stay. I wasn’t wrong as far as most of the staff were concerned; on the whole they were welcoming, helpful and courteous in their approach. And the WiFi access was simple, and totally reliable for the duration of my stay, which for me is a huge plus point. The room was spacious, with a sea view, and the cleanliness was reasonable overall. Breakfast was sufficient with a wide range of choices and I had one evening meal that was satisfactory. There were a number of small issues that contributed to my overall impression of a hotel that is past its prime. For example, there was no hotel information/guide in the room, the signage was not clear (so finding places such as the restaurant, swimming pool and business centre were not straightforward), and the mattress/mattress-protector, had clearly seen better days and several spillages. Even the knives in the restaurant seemed tired… In my opinion, it is the combination of little things that serve to create the overall impression of a hotel. Most other hotels that I have stayed in during my visits to India surpass the quality of the service, facilities and cleanliness at this particular hotel. Therefore, I would only rate this stay as adequate. Fine for a basic level of comfort.
Prologue - We were shifted from Park Vizag to Taj due some electrical problem in Park. Location - Excellent just opposite to Varun and RK beach . GREAT Reception - Very cold wellcome ( like a unwanted guest) , no wellcome drinks ,From reception only they have showed us the elevator , no one bother to accompany us to our rooms , no one showed intrest to tell us abt various room services no ./ hotel facility / swimming pool / breakfast ect . NON RESPONSIVE Room - Small room with queen sized bed . Very difficult to accomodate an extra person .We requested for an extra bed n they put extra bed on the floor without quilt saying that due to rush seaosn rollover bed and quilt is not available in the hotel . When we complained abt this to the reception n Park ppl (coz they have shifted us to the taj ) some how they arranged it .PATHETIC MEALS - Breakfast is good but buffet meals need to be improved specially should not keep food COLD. They should keep atleast one North Indian Nonveg and Veg dish .Major draw back is one have cross 40 stairs ups n down to reach restaraunt , this is good excersise but may create problem for oldies n one with Knee problem. And also restaraunt is small in size , In rush time you are standing in a que . SORRY SWIMMING POOL / GYM - Good but again you have cross 40 stairs ups n down to reach there. IMPRESSION - Dont behave like a 5 Star hotel .... Sorry not impressed .
It is a nice place. This place is attractive and sea view. Rooms are available here in any day. Love the place and stay was so good. Rooms are fully wifi enable. The design of the room is too good and attractive.
I have visited this Hotel somany times for Business events and functions. One of the best class hotel in vizag. The hotel located in front of RK beach. Staff are very cooperative. Foods are great in taste.
At GAD restaurant on 09th Dec 2017, Buffet food taste was very Bad... The Salad was Sour... Half of the food items had very very less Salt, food was not tasty at all... We called for butter milk and one had salt the other was served salt less... look at the attached image, it is of the table and chair used in a so called five star hotel main restaurant. I have been to other Five star also in Vishakhapatnam and food and hospitality of Novotel and The Park Hotel is much much better. Don’t waste your time and money here...
The warmth and ‘Tajness’ can be felt in each and every aspect of this beautiful and well-located property! Thanks to all the staff for making my stay so comfortable! Would like to especially thank Mr Ramaswamy, Mr Arjun @ GAD Restaurant for the genuineness and utmost concern towards costumer care:) For sure, will stay again!
The location is the best.. Just opposite to popular beach road. Can spend evening time just walking by the beach. The hotel is old and require re-furbishing. Old time furniture requires upgrades as well... not much pleasant to eyes. Stay: Very good.. Sea facing room. Food: Had lunch one day not much options available. Need to ask Chef to check the availability. Breakfast: Nothing unique or special. Average food and taste. Overall average stay and food. Nothing special for food.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free valet and self parking
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
Within a short walk of Rama Krishna Beach, The Gateway Hotel Beach Road is within a mile (2 km) of INS Kurusura Submarine Museum. This 94-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free valet parking. Ross Hill Church is also 2.7 mi (4.4 km) away.
This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
The Gateway Hotel Beach Road's 94 rooms are air-conditioned and provide minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect to find satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include free bottled water, safes, and phones.
Guests staying at The Gateway Hotel Beach Road enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available on request) for INR 1930 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space.
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85% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 539 reviews