The Gateway Hotel, Bangalore
NO:66 Residency Road Ashok Nagar
Phone Number +91-080-66604545 www.tajhotels.com/en-in/gateway/residency-road-bangalore/
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A very big and tall hotel. We had our client meet at this 5 star property. The hotel was beautiful, true but lacks the charm and grandeur of a 5 star property. The conference hall was well equipped with all modern faculities. They had arranged a lunch buffet for us. The food was great indeed.
I have been staying in Bangalore since 13 years and one of the icons of Bangalore city for me always has been The Gateway Hotel on Residency Road near MG road. I used to always admire the quaint little hotel with amazing restaurants and would wonder how many years it has served Bangalore and it's patrons. I was pleasantly surprised to know recently that it's been in Bangalore for 25 years now! I stayed there with family and was also invited for a sit-down Chef's Special dinner. Our evening started at the lounge bar at The Gateway hotel which is called Sphyre. We were served some amazing starters along with delectable cocktails. My favorite was the Northern Gate Kakori Kebab which was rich, succulent lamb mince which is named after a hamlet near Lucknow. This would just melt in mouth as we were having it !. Another favorite was crunchy fried prawn nest. It had the right amount of bite and kick to it which is required for starters to go along with great drinks. One more interesting starter was the maddur vade which was served which had a unique Bangalore touch to it. This was deep fried flat patties made of rice flour, semolina, maida, sliced onion, curry leaves, grated coconut and asafoetida and named after a sleepy town between Bangalore and Mysore. We were treated to some tantalizing Merry Me Cocktails which were made especially for the 25 years celebration. I especially liked the version of Long Island Iced Tea which was made at Sphyre at The Gateway Hotel, Residency Road. Not many bartenders can make this drink perfectly but I was glad that these guys got it right !. We interacted with Naren Thimmaiah who is the Executive Chef of The Gateway Hotel Residency Road Bangalore and his energetic and passionate team. He said that for a property that has grown with the city of Bangalore, it has been integral for them to serve dishes which are traditional yet innovative, and they are proud that the hotel has become a landmark for regional cuisine with restaurants like Karavalli. He said his team and he are delighted to showcase a special menu which is a perfect union of the past and the present. After starters and cocktails at Sphyre, we moved to all day dining restaurant GAD (Gateway All Day) where we had a perfect dinner which featured dishes from the good old days of The Peacock Garden and Northern Gate (old restaurants at The Gateway hotel) such as Peacock Garden Lasooni Bhuna Palak with Kulcha and Northern Gate Kakori Kebab and the more contemporary fare available at GAD today like The Original Steak with Potato Mash. My favorite in Non-Vegetarian main course was Active fillet of fish which was herb crusted oven baked fish with sauteed greens, roasted baby potato and grain mustard sauce. I would say this was perfectly cooked fish with the right amount of seasoning and yummy taste. We also tried Peacock Garden butter chicken with butter naan which was Chicken tikkas cooked in gravy of tomatoes and flavoured with fenugreek and garam masala and finished with cream and enne badanekai which was Brinkley cooked in peanut and roasted coconut masala. The highlight of the evening were when we were served an assortment of desserts like potluck dark chocolate mousse, stir caramel custard, saffron rasmalai (cottage dumpling soaked in saffron syrup and chilled to perfection), jamun tart with rabri (Gulab jamun served with a difference) and pannacotta (Served sugar free with fresh fruits). What a perfect ending to the silver jubilee celebrations!
Visited the hotel for holiday in Bangalore for 7 days and 8 nights. Felt super comfortable at the hotel for the full tenure. This hotel know the area of satisfying the customer at the highest level. Has amenities of all 5 star hotel, like gym, swimming pool, spa, party area, ala chart and buffet dining hall. But there nothing great about telling the amenities which are present in most of the hotel, I liked this hotel because of treatment by the staff. I felt like king staff were really humble, very much responsible and took care of each and every small requirements of customer with great responsibility and attention. Bed was more than expected double spring mattress. Provided basic amenities like LCD TV, shoe rack almirah, telephone, study table, centre table, relaxing chair, room service used to clean room thoroughly and nice smelling by the time you come back to hotel from the sight seeing. Room service daily replenished the bathroom accessories like razor, soap, shampoo, bathtub bubble soap, shaving cream etc. The hotel is situated in the heart of the city so all the amenities like restaurants, malls, disco, pub, shopping places near by. We were provided free breakfast and dinner by the hotel. The food was lavish with a large no of varieties in buffet. I could not even taste all the foods in seven days so you can imaging the varieties in the buffet. Everything apart but you really feel satisfied when the staff treats you gently attends you immediately, give respect to your spouse and sometimes do things out of the box. When you are with your spouse, this improves your image in front of your wife for choosing such hotel. Being Taj group of hotel and situated in the heart of city look wise you may feel slightly cropped up but hardly matters if you're highly comfortable with room and services. I would definitely prefer an advice to stay in this hotel if budget permits. Pool side you have changing room and provided with shampoo, soap etc. I had room just above the pool on 2nd floor. It was great sight, very calm, peaceful, soothing to eyes, body and mind.
I visited The Gateway Hotel on Residency road in Bangalore in the month of January 2015 on a Business visit. Stayed here for 3 days/2 nights. The rooms were clean and the hotel staff was polite. Loved the sea food especially tiger prawns malabar style they were the juiciest prawns I have had till date. The ambience of the hotel is quite good along with beautiful Swimming pool which helps in relaxing after a long day at work/conference. Thank you the Gateway Hotel & Staff, Would be visiting you again soon.
Good destination, good location of the hotel with near by goodies, good appearance with decent look, good front office staff no problem while check in and check out, good servicing from staff members, good food but not variety of food, nice decent rooms with basic facilities, I couldn't take part in activities due to official visit.
Located at an awesome location in the heart of Bangalore. Good food available here. This hotel is good for organizing business events and corporate meetings. It is at very good location with nice, friendly staff, comfortable rooms, very nice restaurant and very big pool. Recommended for stay in Bangalore anytime.
The Gateway Hotel is ranked #20 among the 3231 hotels in Bangalore with an average rating of 5.9 out of 7. It is one of the 56, 5-star in Bangalore. It is part of the "The Gateway Hotels" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 31 photos, 163 text reviews and 1 video reviews. it is rated top for its Location, Service and Front Office. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 7,700 to Rs 7,700 per night. The hotel offer 102 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Single (52%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 34% of guests enjoy the hotel's natural surroundings, whereas 34% have rated the ambience as colorful and traditional.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Apr, May and June for the best experience.
The Gateway Hotel is located at Residency Road which is approximately 3 Kms from Bangalore Cantt. railway station . Due to the close proximity, it is considered as one of the best stay option. Brigade Road (1 Km), Mahatma Gandhi (MG) Road (1 Km), Cauvery Karnataka State Arts & Crafts Emporium (1 Km), Ebenezer Church (1 Km) and Bangalore Baptist Church (1 Km) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet. It has a lovely outdoor swimming pool where you can take a quick dip or just relax your muscles after a long day of sightseeing.
Other amenities include Conference Hall, Laundry Services, Restaurant, Parking Facility and AC. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.
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