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The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive ernakulam


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Conveniently located on downtown Marine Drive, Ernakulam’s busiest commercial hub, the hotel is 45 minutes from the airport. The hotel offers some of the best business amenities, unique Food & Beverage outlets and a view of the backwaters &  the Cochin Harbor, making it just the perfect place for business and pleasure. Hotel has it’s own private boat jetty for backwater cruises. The 4 km long marine drive pathway  adjacent to the hotel lined with shopping arcades are preferred by guests for their morning / evening walks / strolls.

Whether you've come here for work, play, or a combination of both, we provide all our guests with spaces, services and helpful connections when and where you need them.


  • Wi-Fi internet access throughout the hotel

  • Currency exchange


  • Active studio

  • Swimming Pool


  • Sunset cruises

  • Recreational options – Angling, water polo at the pool, games room with board games (table tennis, chess, carom), play station

  •    Ayurvedic massages, Steam rooms

Coconut dominates the Kerala food culture. Rice and curry, vegetable for vegetarians or fish for non-vegetarians, are the staple foods of the people in this area. Nendranga Chips, made from a banana native to Kerala, is famous across the world. Chilli, Cumin, Cardamom, pepper, cloves, Nutmeg, Dill Seed, Fennel, Fenugreek and Garlic are important spices in the cuisine of the state. Being a port city, Cochin also offers a variety of rich non-vegetarian cuisine comprising of an impressive range of seafood delights like 'Meen vevichathu'. There's also a host of dishes made of chicken, lamb and fish. The rich base of coconut makes Cochin cuisine very delicious and gives it a special flavor of its own

The Bubble Café

  • The Bubble Café is an all day Eatery serving International Cuisine, emphasizing on South-West Coastal Cuisine. 

  • We have Mediterranean Selection, Regional Specialty, Home Style Food, Comfort Western Food and Asian Food.

  • The name says it all, this fun café faces Kerala’s backwater in a see-through dome, offering all-day casual dining and multiple cuisine options with emphasis on southwest coastal cuisine. This restaurant promotes ethnic local cuisine mostly made by the house wifes recruited locally only to cook Kerala breakfast dishes from the spot counter and home made curries and other delicacies from the region




  • Sian is a pan-Asian specialty restaurant, serves cuisines from China, Japan and Thailand. We have a live Teppan-Yaki Interactive counter serving authentic grills ,Sushi and skewers.




  • ‘Swirl’, offers a fine selection of contemporary and extravagant drinks like Whiskeys, Jamaican Rums, Vodka Shooters, Martinis, Wines and Cocktails. Apart from the classics, it has its own signature line of drinks and a fine selection of liquors including aged malts and cognacs. There are two distinct zones to unwind.




  • The main attraction of this unique outlet are its elaborate menu which includes variety of breads, wraps, sandwiches, gateaux, tarts and pies, chocolates, savories, pastries, torte and slices, cookies along with multi flavored ice-creams and hot beverages. The pricing has been kept very affordable and is a great value for money. 

  • Broadway near the hotel provides ample selections of spices, handicrafts, chips etc.. and major textiles, jewelers are within 2-3 Km range.

  • Antique house holds / tools / equipments / products are available near Jewish synagogue in Mattanchery and a good collection of spices.  Fort Cochin is another option for handicrafts.

  • Malls :- Lulu Mall, Oberon Mall, Idapally (12 Kms) . Baypride Mall, Marine Drive Ernakulam (adjacent), Centre Square, MG Road. (2 kms from the hotel)

  • Handicrafts :- Kairali Handicraft emporium , AKP metals, Marine drive

  • Spcies :-  Broadway Ernakulam and Mattanchery

  • Art and antiques :- Fort Cochin and Mattanchery

  • Jewelry :- Josco, Malabar Gold, Bhima, Alukkas, Tribhovandas, Alapatt etc..

  • Textiles :- Seematti, Kalyan Silks, Emmanuel silks etc..  Kasavukada (For traditional kerala attire and silk sarees)

Ernakulam is the place for gorgeous silk saris, intricately designed gold and silver jewellery, handicrafts in terracotta, wood, bamboo, coir/coconut shells, bronze / copper and the more ornate temple jewelry.