Coonoor Hotels

The Gateway Hotel Church Road, Coonoor

Church Road Upper Coonoor Coonoor

Ranked 1 amongst 74 hotels in Coonoor

6.1/7 149 Ratings
The Gateway Hotel Church Road,Coonoor
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Destination
5.9 / 7
Location
5.9 / 7
Appearance
5.9 / 7
Front Office
5.7 / 7
Service
6.0 / 7
Room
6.1 / 7
Food & Drink
5.8 / 7
Activities
5.3 / 7

The Gateway Hotel Church Road Reviews


"Excellent location for relaxing "

7.0/7
Posted 11 days ago

Very relaxing and comfortable hotel in Coonoor. Excellent place and great warming staff. It is the kind of place that reminds you that you are in the hills and you need to slow down. You can enjoy awesome and relaxing housie and bone fire. Complete package. Worth price.

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3 Reviews | 23 Readers

"Good hotel & very good service"

7.0/7
Posted 16 days ago

Very good hotel in very pleasant weather. Location very good. Breakfast awesome, service is very good. The experience is very excellent. Different activities to do. Like cycling, chess, carrom and more. It was a best hotel to stay in coonoor. As its 150yrs old hotel so you feel like elegance style living.

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1 Review | 3 Readers

"Heritage property, location and service "

7.0/7
Posted 22 days ago

We had a Mother Daughter's holiday. It was an excellent experience, especially for my 78 years Mother. Very convenient place to stay, beautiful location well maintained, food was very good, very courteous, welcoming staff, pamper's you to feel like a queen. Loved our trip around Coonor with Driver Stephen he is amazing human being and lovely Guide.

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1 Review | 3 Readers

"A colonial heritage hotel"

6.0/7
Posted 26 days ago

The hotel has quite an old heritage but is maintained well. It seems like as if it was a former house of Lord under the British rule. The property has game room, lush parks, fitness centre, spa, a bar, a restaurant and well appointed rooms.

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2 Reviews | 4 Readers

"Best place to stay "

6.5/7
Posted 29 days ago

Best hospitality, amazing rooms, neat and clean. Just 2kms from Bus stand and excellent food. They make you feel like royal king and Queen with warm welcome with flower necklace and welcome drink which is best part.

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2 Reviews | 27 Readers

"Make Coonoor even more beautiful"

6.0/7
Posted 1 month ago

Hotel is right next to church in its back drop. Amazing property. Welcome by Mr. Logu is warm and he is really welcoming and kind. Other staff like Kannan are very helpful. Restaurant staff are very soft spoken but can be really mean as they are very slow and less responsive. Sometimes it is unbelievable that on breakfast coffee/tea can take 15 min....

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4 Reviews | 265 Readers

"Great heritage property "

6.2/7
Posted 1 month ago

It was good property outside Ooty in Coonoor. Services were good and the food was also good. Since it is an heritage property you may feel bedrooms constructed in old style but it was worth living, each room is different and build in different way, had a small garden outside the room was fun with a 4 year kid. Can go again for the stay.

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1 Review | 3 Readers

"Marvellous place to stay "

6.8/7
Posted 1 month ago

Everything about the hotel is good except the food ( mostly) and they charge you for services you haven't had. One must be careful while paying because then there's a lot of strain of retrieving your money.

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1 Review | 1 Reader

"SIVAKUMAR sp"

6.4/7
Posted 2 months ago

Very old building maintained with good ambience ... Nice staff especially Logu receiving and treating guests as like we treat in our home ... Restaurant also the staff are very courage and coming front to serve is excellent ... Thanks Mr. Bala and team keepit up Really worth for money we pay ... Loved everything in the hotel ... Unfortunately Natur....

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1 Review | 5 Readers

"Best in class with polite staff "

7.0/7
Posted 2 months ago

Amazing place for a family getaway... Hotel staff is very polite and food is amazing... Kannan had been really supportive... You will fall in love with lush green surroundings... A perfect destination for weekend.

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Top Reviews of The Gateway Hotel Church Road


1 Review | 122 Readers

"Comfortable rooms and excellent food "

6.3/7
Posted 9 months ago

There is no better place to stay in Coonoor other than the Taj Gateway hotel at Church Road. The food is excellent and the rooms are comfortable and have a homely feeling to it. The interiors of the buildings are set as the old British era. The bonfire in the front lawns at evenings and the beautiful gardens enhance the hotel. Many facilities are provided to children like cycling, badminton, and table tennis. We stayed at the hotel during Diwali. The hotel provided all the residential guests fireworks to celebrate. That night the hotel was lit with tiny candles all over the estate, giving all the guests a festive feel. I would like to suggest the hotel to include vegan and sugar-free food options in their menu card.

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Bangalore
1 Review | 2384 Readers

"The Gateway Hotel in Coonoor (that's the new name..."

6.1/7
Posted 5 years ago

The Gateway Hotel in Coonoor (that's the new name of Taj Garden Retreat) has more happiness per square foot than anywhere else in the blue mountain range. And it starts the moment you step inside this venture of the Taj Group of Hotels. Orange garlands find their place around your neck and your parched throat is given sufficient nourishment with an energising fruit juice. Enter the colonial Superior Room overlooking the misty Blue Mountains and a garden that plays host to bonfires at night, and you know you will be pampered from sole to soul. Picture this. High ceilings, fireplace, sparkling white interiors, glass shower cubicle, luxurious bathtub in a spacious bathroom, and an in-house TV channel that teaches you yoga. No two rooms are alike, giving you the exclusivity you deserve. But the best part? You are staying in a 150-year-old Victorian building where the priests of the next-door All Saints Church once stayed.

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Bangalore
18 Reviews | 34356 Readers

"Good experience"

5.6/7
Posted 4 years ago

While we have passion to travel and are outdoors almost on monthly basis, Ooty/Coonoor was a surprising late entry to our 'been-there' list. First- the plus-es: On check-in was welcomed by garland and a spice-honey drink. The 32 sq.m. room was pretty big & decent too. We remembered our Taj stay at Kumarakom (Kerala). My friends had got their rooms facing the front lawn and Bonfire area- no complaints about that. Sonny enjoyed a lot after long time- carefully exploiting each and every play equipment there- Cricket, Cycling, Fussball & Carrom. He also loved the IPL (for the layman- Indian Premier League- a quicky version of Cricket involving India & international players) on the large screen. Property was very well maintained and even though it was oriental cottage style, all of us liked it. The sunset view from Activity room was awesome. Not much to do in Coonoor- we did not like the crowded places and so spent most of the time at the hotel- it was worth it. Unfortunately, we had gotten sick that spoiled our stay. The other disappointing thing was the food - which was not up to the mark of this great hotel chain. I have mentioned the issues to the Manager and he has promised to take corrective actions. Finally, if I go back to Coonoor, before staying in the Hotel, I will check whether the same Manager is there- so that I can get careful attention. The package that was offered was very attractive- provided they improve upon the food, or probably the kitchen!

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New Delhi
8 Reviews | 617 Readers

"A place for those who wants complete relaxation"

7.0/7
Posted 10 months ago

This hotel is situated 1-2km from Coonoor railway station at Ooty is approx 16-18km from this hotel. I stayed for 3 days with my family, I must say that, this place in Nilgiris hills is so peaceful that you will feel like reaching heaven on earth with maximum greenery all around. When I entered hotel, at the reception we were welcome with flowers and some hot ginger honey drink which gave smoothness to our throats as it was very cold at that time. Hotel is built along with church as it was used to be oldest house for nuns and fathers of church then later I got converted into hotel by gateway groups which are associated with Taj hotels and resorts group. When the name of Taj joins with any hotel then it automatically become best hotel as you get lots of facilities from small to big. This hotel is near to Ooty, Lovedale and Coonoor so you can almost cover everything in whole day if you get out of room early morning. There is one tea estate also which allows you to see whole process of tea making, after that you can buy same samples of team from their factory outlet. Gateway hotel of Coonoor is well built with lots of facilities like badminton court, tennis court, gym, playground with rides for children, no one can get bore easily at this hotel. Every evening hotel staff organise bonfire and games for families and children, there is one reception hall also for marriages and parties. There is also provision of cycling for small to big age of children. Price of hotel is also much affordable. Food here is very good, specially chicken curry, every food from breakfast to dinner was looking like home made food so there was no single chance of getting ill from their hygienic food. There is one sports or play room for kids which has chess, carom and football so no one can get bore all day. I loved this hotel very much because after so many days of noisy city, my ears got some peaceful relaxation in Nilgiri hills. I would recommend this hotel to everyone who really want to enjoy peaceful relaxed vacations.

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3 Reviews | 23 Readers

"Good hotel & very good service"

7.0/7
Posted 16 days ago

Very good hotel in very pleasant weather. Location very good. Breakfast awesome, service is very good. The experience is very excellent. Different activities to do. Like cycling, chess, carrom and more. It was a best hotel to stay in coonoor. As its 150yrs old hotel so you feel like elegance style living.

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The Gateway Hotel Church Road Overview

Framed by the Nilgiri hills, the Taj Garden Retreat provides an old-world feel with its nearly 150 year old property. The Internet-accessible hotel can host meetings of up to 150, receptions of up to 200 and over 800 guests on its lawns. Reflective of the Colonial architecture, the resort has wood as a key component. Some of the trees around the re....
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