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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.”

“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 Review

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
  • 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.
  • Business meetings
  • Conference Hall for 150 people and meeting rooms.
  • Country Escape
  • Spa breaks
 

Written by Honi Loudon

Recommended For

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

Facilities

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

Activities

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

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