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32 rooms from $87 per night

“The right mix of colonial architecture and modern decor. This hotel prides itself on no two rooms being the same but all revelling in luxury and taste. Rolling lawns overlook luscious southern hills, as well as tea plantations and golf ranges close by. A great retreat to relax at the spa.”

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“The right mix of colonial architecture and modern decor. This hotel prides itself on no two rooms being the same but all revelling in luxury and taste. Rolling lawns overlook luscious southern hills, as well as tea plantations and golf ranges close by. A great retreat to relax at the spa.”

Hotel Overview

“On top of the hill beside the pale yellow All Saints Church in Coonoor sits the Gateway Hotel. Arriving at this delightful Raj-era collection of white cottages in old hill station country of the Western Ghats, you will be welcomed by wonderfully hospitable and considerate staff serving hot cardamom and cinnamon tea to refresh you while they sort the luggage. Originally built as Hampton Manor in 1865, the bungalows are set amidst rose and agapanthus gardens with lawns shaded by huge elegant trees. After battling the steamy, noisy and frenetic towns of the coastal plains or visiting the temples and palaces of Mysore, it comes as a relief and joy to be looked after by the platoon of young men lighting fires in the dining room, bringing hot water bottles to your bed last thing at night and mixing cocktails in the hardwood bar before dinner. The gardens provide vegetables, fruits and herbs and the chef has a light touch baking bread and making jams. The fresh tomato and coriander juice is a refreshing tonic in the morning and for dinner try the mouth watering paneer tikka lababdar, meen poondu kuzhambu or brinjal kadai masala. Yoga, badminton, a fitness centre and table-tennis for the children are all inclusive, as well as full body ayurvedic massages.”

Recommended for
  • Business meetings
  • Conference Hall for 150 people and meeting rooms.
  • Country Escape
  • Weddings
  • With outdoor gardens that can hold 800 people this is the perfect location for a destination wedding.
  • Active Holiday
  • For those seeking a walking holiday this is a great spot.
  • Spa breaks
 

Written by Honi Loudon

Facilities

  • Outdoor dining
  • Fireplace
  • Bicycles available
  • Communal Dining
  • Bar
  • Family Suites
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Conference facilities
  • Internet
  • Meeting Room
  • Massage
  • Business Centre
  • Wifi
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Concierge
  • Suites
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Room service
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Other Activities
  • 1874 saw Sim Park opening and today it still boast manicured lawns and a vast collection of plant species.
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Table tennis, games rooms and cycling are all avaliable at The Gateway Hotel.
  • Yoga
  • Ask at reception for a personal lesson.
  • Golf
  • 3km away all your golfing needs can be fulfilled.
  • Cycling
  • Get a bike at reception and explore on two wheels.
  • Great walks
  • Head to Dolphin Nose to see a spectacular view of Catherine Falls.
  • Wildlife Area
  • Amist the lush southern hill tops a lot is to be seen in the way of animals and birds.
  • Sights nearby
  • Highfield Tea Estate is over 50 years old and worth a visit.

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32 rooms from $87 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Business meetings
  • Conference Hall for 150 people and meeting rooms.
  • Country Escape
  • Weddings
  • With outdoor gardens that can hold 800 people this is the perfect location for a destination wedding.
  • Active Holiday
  • For those seeking a walking holiday this is a great spot.
  • Spa breaks
Activities
  • Other Activities
  • 1874 saw Sim Park opening and today it still boast manicured lawns and a vast collection of plant species.
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Table tennis, games rooms and cycling are all avaliable at The Gateway Hotel.
  • Yoga
  • Ask at reception for a personal lesson.
  • Golf
  • 3km away all your golfing needs can be fulfilled.
  • Cycling
  • Get a bike at reception and explore on two wheels.
  • Great walks
  • Head to Dolphin Nose to see a spectacular view of Catherine Falls.
  • Wildlife Area
  • Amist the lush southern hill tops a lot is to be seen in the way of animals and birds.
  • Sights nearby
  • Highfield Tea Estate is over 50 years old and worth a visit.
Other highlights
  • Family Suites
  • Conference facilities
  • Full of character
  • Colonial
  • A mix of colonial architecture and modern amenities.
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Hills & mountains
  • Wellbeing
  • Ayuvedic massage centre so you can kick back and relax.
  • Business Hotel
  • A conference hall that can hold 150 people and other business facilities.
  • Child friendly

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