The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive - Kochi

Marine Drive, Kochi, India, 682011show map
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Overview

The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive features a library and a bar, and invites guests to enjoy a meal at the casual restaurant. The newly renovated in 2011 venue has 6 stories and 108 rooms.

Location

The accommodation is set next to St. Francis Assissi Cathedral, 2.1 miles from Willingdon Island. Kochi city center is 2.9 miles away from the hotel. Princess Street is also located near the property.

The accommodation is walking distance from M. G. Road metro station and Ernakulam train station.

Rooms

Wireless internet, multi-channel television and coffee/tea making facilities are included in each fashionable room. Certain rooms have views of ocean. The comfortable rooms feature beds with down pillows, feather pillows and foam pillows.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in restaurant. The restaurant offers Indian dishes using the finest ingredients. Guests can relax at the hotel's lounge. Guests can dine at Bubble Cafe, Thahoor Kitchen and Taj Residency located within 5 minutes' walk away.

Leisure

Guests can benefit from a spa center and facials, which are free of charge. Treatments include full body massage, head massage and foot massage. It boasts fitness and a gym.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   108.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking lot

Baggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant

Cafe

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Tubing
  • Pool tables
  • Table tennis

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Stores/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar

Business

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's pool
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Back massage
  • Head massage
  • Full body massage
  • Foot massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Couch bed
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bidet
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 13 yearsExisting bedsFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

Superior Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
    • 2 Single beds
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Executive Queen Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
    • 2 Single beds
  • Max occupancy:
    3 persons
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Executive King Suite
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    3 persons
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Executive One-Bedroom King Suite
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Executive One-Bedroom Suite
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Government Law CollegeGovernment Law College1100 ftCochin Kochi (Cochin) Shanmugham Road
Bay Pride MallBay Pride Mall500 ftK P Shanmughan Road
Indira Priyadarsini Children's ParkIndira Priyadarsini Children's Park800 ftHeritage Gateway& Walkway
Centre Square MallCentre Square Mall2400 ftMG Road 40\u002F6972
Chinese Net Musical Walkway BridgeChinese Net Musical Walkway Bridge800 ftAbdul Kalam Marg
Salem Marthoma ChurchSalem Marthoma Church1800 ftConvent Road
Goodwill CollectionGoodwill Collection2800 ftTKM Park,Market Road Near Convent Junction
Bubble CafeBubble Cafe100 ftMarine Drive The Gateway Hotel,
Taj ResidencyTaj Residency100 ftMarine Drive Ernakulam
Ojeen the Taste of MalabarOjeen the Taste of Malabar400 ftShanmugham Road
Ceylon Bake HouseCeylon Bake House800 ftSRVHS Road Next to CSI Immanuel Cathedral
Bharat Coffee HouseBharat Coffee House1100 ftShanmugham Road Ernakulam
ZAIKA Restaurant KochiZAIKA Restaurant Kochi1100 ftKochi (Cochin) Shanmugham Road
Coffee CubeCoffee Cube1200 ftConvent Junction Cochin
Sharma RestaurantSharma Restaurant1700 ftT D Road
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Getting around
Airports
Cochin International (COK)14.5 mi
Train
Ernakulam Railway Station1.1 mi
Metro stations
Mharajas College Metro3300 ft
M. G. Road3300 ft
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Reviews
8.4
Greatbased on 25 reviews
  • 10.0
    Perfect

    Lot of benefits (e.g. sunset cruise to backwaters)

  • 9.2
    Perfect

    Friendly staff ... nice place to stay for business travel

    The breakfast is not up to the standard of the hotel

  • 10.0
    Perfect

    A great central place to stay. Loved the free boat cruise and night entertainment on offer. By accident we had booked the hotel stay twice (we didn't get confirmation from Booked.net the first time I booked the room) the Gateway were gracious to cancel the first (unconfirmed) booking. Nice location, pool and the promenade on the other side of the fence made for a nice strolling area.

    You would want to stay in the hotel confines as behind on the main road was just a busy noist shopping road with mini mall areas. No other restaurants close by. There is a Baskin Robbins across the street :-)

  • 8.8
    Great

    Excellent location, very friendly and helpful staff and very good food.

    The 8pm poolside entertainment did not happen.

  • 8.2
    Great

    I liked the convenience

    I thought there was a lack of cordination between members of staff. The door key did not work on three or four occasions.

  • 10.0
    Perfect

    The most impressive thing about the Gateway was the staff. Of all the hotels I have stayed at in any part of India, the staff here were the most cheerful, helpful and polite. The food, bar and rooms were excellent.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    -Hotel and rooms are generally very clean . -Food was good and with more international choices comparing to indian standards. -Rooms are spacious compared to other hotels . -The hotel is very close to ferries , 30 minutes you find your self in the heart of the City .also couple of streets around the hotel have some useful spices and crafts shops .. - Hotel staff is so friendly, helpful and courteous at best.

    -Bathroom shower lacks the hand sprayer , this was very annoying specially if you have small kids whom you don't want to give them full shower only to clean their bottom! , you got a bucket to clean your self with !!! that was so weird for us ! -Food is very very pricy, yes its clean and we got sick or poisoned but still it was too pricy for the quantities and the selection , we got 1 kerla parata bread in the jew corner with 10 inr , hotel price was 180 inr . -B.Buffet is with limit selections, also and you have to get this, staff round buffet are very nice but a bit slow ,we understood its their nature some how , so get used to it. - We had the hotel waterfall/elephant zoo excursion , it was very nice the car was a good one but the driver while he was a very nice guy didn't have a clue about the trip so we kind of got the info some how on our own ... he even mentioned that this was his 1st time , So if you want to go excursions , think of the driver as only a driver not a tour-guide . - It was our 1st time to check in, in an hotel that doesn't have a curtsy shuttle bus from/to Airport ?? . they do have car but you will pay for it , it costed us round 3500 INR from Cochin-airport till hotel.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Gud hotel very hospitality but ur discount rates r slitly changeing at the time of billing it should be clear at the time of booking tata means honesty we believe. But any hw u provided a good service security. Thqe. J. Benjamin Jacob.

  • 9.0
    Perfect

    Very friendly and helpful staff Complimentary sun set cruise Handy for shopping

    Front desk asked us to pay even though we had pre paid! They did believe us though.

  • 9.2
    Perfect

    In general a hotel which in terms of service match any five star hotel, although with one big exception; the hotel restaurant 'Bubble café' which offered really poor service and attitude. The bar 'swirl' was excellent.

    All facilities and services in the hotel except the restaurant 'Bubble café' offered excellent service. Think twice before paying a visit to this restaurant, its at the time of writing not worth a visit, at all. Order room service for breakfast and eat lunch and dinner elsewhere. Very bad service and attitude of the staff, serving of cold and burnt food and not a single excuse.

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FAQ
What is the closest airport?
The hotel lies within 16 miles of Cochin International airport.
How far is the city center from the property?
The city center is located 2.9 miles away.
Are there any cleaning services provided?
Yes, the hotel offers laundry.
Can I have lunch or dinner nearby?
Yes, you can enjoy your lunch or dinner at Bubble Cafe, Taj Residency and Ojeen the Taste of Malabar that lie about 50 feet from the hotel.
What room types are available here?
The hotel offers such room types as a twin room and standard room.
Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as 

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 13 yearsExisting bedsFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Cochin International (COK)14.5 mi
Train
Ernakulam Railway Station1.1 mi
Metro stations
Mharajas College Metro3300 ft
M. G. Road3300 ft
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You can book a shuttle, once your reservation is complete.
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