I landed in the Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh with my family in the night. As Vijayawada was far from Hyderabad at a distance of some 300 kilometers, I had already booked train tickets for the travel to Vijayawada. The train journey in First Class compartment was quite comfortable and our journey was quite decent. We reached Vijayawada in the next day early morning and went to the Taj Gateway Hotel, Vijayawada directly as I had booked rooms in it. The hotel is at a distance of just 4 kilometers from the Vijayawada Railway Station so we reached in just 5 minutes.
The location of the hotel is amidst the Vijayawada city, quite close to the railway station and other lookout places. Several visiting places like Undavalli Caves and kana Durga temple are located in the close proximity to the hotel. Moreover being located quite close to station and bus stand, it was easy for us to travel from one place to another.
The hotel is quite luxurious and provided us spacious rooms. I had booked two luxury rooms for all four of us. While my children shared a room, I and my wife stayed in another room adjacent to theirs. The rooms are all elegantly maintained with all luxurious sophistications, including a mini bar, refrigerator, air conditioner, LED television set, room heater, tea/coffee maker, Jacuzzi, telephone line and free Wi-Fi connection.
The upscale hotel provides the bedazzling service of tea lounge, bar, variety of restaurants and coffee shop. Other than these, the hotel also sports a beautiful swimming pool, a boutique, multipurpose spa and gym center. Other essentials like first aid kit, travel help desk, multi-cuisine options, concierge, front desk and bar services are also provided to the guests of the hotel.
Being a diehard food lover, the hotel gave me very beautiful options to try out different cuisines of the state. Apart from South India dishes, several north Indian and continental dishes were also served in the hotel. There are a series of eateries available in the hotel such as Bay leaf Indian restaurant, Sugar & Spice, G-Bar and GAD. With all these, the staying experience at the Taj Gateway Hotel, Vijayawada became more satisfying.