Looking back on a memorable stay at the Gateway Chikmagalur💐

Gateway Chikmagalur

We checked out of Gateway Chikmagalur and reached Hampi by evening and while having dinner at the new hotel, we were surprised by a call from the Taj staff asking if we reached our home safely !? That was nice !! It must be a SOP (standard operating procedure) for them, but we felt wowed !! It was a thoughtful gesture.

Taj hospitality is always a class apart. We were in Chikmagalur for Christmas and considering the pandemic we chose Gateway Chikmagalur for our stay. The hotel is located on the side of NH 173 and not in the midst of coffee plantations or forest; but the place is surrounded by greenery !!

We spent two nights at Gateway Chikmagalur and each day after the room was cleaned, they left a small surprise gift for us. One day it was a plate of chocolates plus a bottle of wine and the next day it was a plum cake 🍰.

Plum cake surprise on Christmas Day at Gateway Chikmagalur
Sweet surprise by Gateway Chikmagalur

Here’s look at the garden villa we stayed in and the surrounding green 🌿.

Pepper vines in Gateway Chikmagalur
Garden villa at Gateway Chikmagalur
Balcony with a view at Gateway Chikmagalur
From the lobby to the restaurant at Gateway Chikmagalur

The food was glorious!! On the day before Christmas, we were not eating non-veg due to Advent and their veg spread was scrumptious. On Christmas day we had turkey with cranberry jus !! And one evening they had mutton biryani, was one of the tastiest biryani I have had so far😘.

Turkey with cranberry jus as Gateway Chikmagalur
Colourful salad spread at Gateway Chikmagalur
Care for a game of Carrom at Gateway Chikmagalur !?
It’s a beautiful morning at Gateway Chikmagalur !!
Terracota lamp shades at Gateway Chikmagalur

It’s a pet friendly hotel and there were many canines with their families staying for the holidays. They staff had a list of places we could visit in Chikmagalur and also a plausible itinerary planned. The pool was closed due to pandemic, but the spa was open. We went on their morning Nature Walk, it was a good experience.

Gateway Chikmagalur booked for the year end holidays
Gateway Chikmagalur was a great choice for spending Christmas holidays

The staff is fabulous; they were fully booked all through Christmas till after the New Year. We had a good time !! Hope you liked the photos.

Till next post, take care !!


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