The Gateway Hotel Ambad
What We Love
- Set on 11 acres of lush gardens, with an outdoor pool
- Impressive sports facilities, including tennis courts, a cricket pitch, a jogging track and basketball courts
- A 15-minute drive from Nashik city center and five minutes from the Pandav Caves
What To Know
- Free WiFi for up to two devices
- Less than a three-hour drive from Mumbai
- Authentic North Indian cuisine served at Panchratna
- Within easy reach of local vineyards
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Set on 11 tree-studded acres of landscaped gardens, the Gateway Hotel Ambad Nashik is an elegant heritage-style retreat. The cream and terra-cotta exterior harks back to India’s golden age of marble-clad havelis, and the lobby strikes an opulent tone with polished floors, high vaulted ceilings and a glittering chandelier. The grounds feature impressive sports facilities, including a large, palm-fringed pool, tennis courts and a cricket pitch. The 70 guestrooms feature dark wood floors, indigenous artworks and chunky colonial-style furniture. The toffee and chocolate marble bathrooms are similarly swank, with oversize washbasins and walk-in rain showers. For extra space book one of the three Executive Suites; they come with large living rooms overlooking the pool. Sample Maharashtrian cuisine at Panchratna, then round off the evening with a gin-and-tonic at the buzzy Somras bar, open seven nights a week.
In the Area
Demand for Indian wine is rapidly increasing, but Sula Vineyards, just nine miles from the hotel, is one of the few vineyards set up to receive visitors. The 1,800-acre estate features a state-of-the-art tasting room, a top-notch restaurant and an open-air amphitheater for parties and special events. For a window on the region’s rich history, head to the Pandav Caves, a series of 24 intricately carved grottos dating back to the 3rd century BC; there are Buddhist statues inside, and many of the inscriptions on the walls are still legible. Don’t miss a visit to Kalaram Mandir, in nearby Nashik; this beautiful black stone temple was built in 1788 using 32 tons of gold.
How to Get There
Worst experience about services. Check in/Check out/F&B Service - Completely unprofessionally handled.. Lack of supervision by senior managers.
Property is having beautiful land escape and outside it looks very well organized.
Thanks to Darban / Security staff for courteous hospitality which was missing inside the hotel.
Taj in my mind stands for an exotic experience- especially for what they charge...
My recent stay at Taj Gateway Nashik was nowhere close to exotic, infact it was overtly basic. We had two standard rooms booked and we stayed there with family and below I outline the highs and lows of our visit:
1.The property is large and beautiful – picturesque
2. The most courteous staff
and that’s about it....!!
Lows: I have a huge list!!
1. The property shows clear signs of being old and crippling, the amneties while being great and latest, there were these small things like the non-functional washroom flush or the huge patch on the sofa in the room were a giveaway.
2. The standard room was too basic - so basic that i could easily equate it with my last stay at IBIS Nashik in terms of toiletries supplied. Ofcourse the room here was large and well furnished.
3. The Sofa in the room (235) - that was so much of turn-off. It almost looked like a patch caused by a toddler whose parents did not believe in diapers.
. Breakfast – another turn off. The food was below standard– so below standard that taste wise again, IBIS, ExpressINN or Ginger (which in my mind are placed only as a business hotel and nothing exotic) served much better taste. The spread was equivalent to what other standard (emphasise on the word standard) hotels provide. The taste was below standard (but ofcourse taste is subjective). The Blueberry smoothie was puffed and quite clearly old and smelly – when I told this to the host of the restaurant, he conveniently said the cooling in the area is not adequate probably.
(They literally broke my heart when they said this – because this was the last straw to my exotic experience)
My verdict for the place – you didn’t need to go to a Taj to get the experience I got here!
very slow service in rooms... took almost one hour to get just soup...
.... Food is not very good- what looks good- need not taste good.....
staff is courteous.. very courteous - but that doesn't help.... service is not good.
.. swimming pool water green/ not clean enough.. .
property is good otherwise.. it is a big property/ good property... it is very clean/quite ...... there is a lot of walking involved if u get rooms in corner as building is not a high rise and rooms are spread horizontally......
I choose this hotel because of their excellence in service and the beautiful lush green surroundings. If one plans a trip to Nashik one must choose this property for their friendly service and green and clean surroundings. I am sure all will rejuvenate themselves. This is the only hotel where you will see General Manager himself going to each table and greeting the guests at breakfast that shows his dedication towards his guests. The excellent service given by the housekeeping is remarkable. They have two restaurants Citrine which is the all day dining and Pancharatna which is their Indian restaurant. The service given by Ashpak, Sangla and their team was excellent and they made me feel at home. Aniket, Mr. Paul and Mr. kailas were throughout concerned about my stay and kept inquiring if I needed anything. One must not miss out on the lip smacking delicacies prepared by Chef Abhijit and Chef Navnit. The staff here from Checkin till checkout makes your stay easy and comfortable. I strongly recommend this hotel for families, business trips and even for single women traveling as they have a lot of safety which I have experienced myself. I wish the entire team at The Gateway Hotel Nashik all the best and a bright future ahead.
Well thought stay arrangements for Driver
Its a good place for lay over while travelling long distances.
Enough activities for leisure with fine team of people to look after you.