"Welcome to The Gateway Hotels & Resorts, designed keeping you, the modern nomad, in mind. At The Gateway, we believe in keeping things simple. Part of the Taj Group of Hotels, The Gateway Hotels & Resorts are full service upscale hotels and resorts in the South Asia region. We offer consistent, quick and crisp service for smart travellers seeking hassle-free and contemporary experiences.
We know that you're looking for comfort, familiarity and flexibility when you travel. That's why our hotels are divided into 8 zones - Enter, Stay, Hangout, Meet, Work, Workout, Unwind and Explore. Our 24/7 services such as the 24/7 breakfast, 24/7 "active studio" and 24/7 laundry are all designed to cater to guests round-the-clock. We deliver fitness through services like "in-room yoga" and "active foods". We let you guests enjoy your space. We take the unwanted surprises out of travel with a welcoming, consistent and enjoyable stay experience, unobtrusive service and warm, friendly hospitality.
A relaxed, refreshing and contemporary experience across our zones - enter, stay, hangout, meet, work, workout, unwind and explore to better deliver the brand promise. Be it 24/7, our belief that all key hotel services should be available round-the-clock, or menus that help you take advantage of what every day has to offer, the focus is always on creating sanctuaries that refresh, refuel and renew the modern day traveller. "Active foods" - superfoods and low glycemic index foods for the health conscious; "eat-in" - our refreshed in-room dining menu; "wake up" - the buffet breakfast with a range of healthy & indulgent options and regional home-style cuisine. "In-room yoga" amenities for the yoga enthusiasts; "explore" - packages that lend themselves to exploring the destinations our hotels are located in.
We are flexible, on the move, and instantly responsive. We work around the clock and around guests' schedules. We have a 24/7 attitude. We are the breakfast at 2 PM. We are the workout at night. We are about active and healthier choices. We are about flexibility and freedom. Freedom to make whatever demands you want of us so that you can go about your business uninterrupted."
"Thank you so much for your great service and making our honeymoon in Sri Lanka, so special and joyful. Best regards from Yuffa and Elad Abbo – Israel- 10 July 2008 " Yuffa and Elad Abbo - Israel
"We found Cyril on-line and after checking with lots of other guides we decided he is the one for us, that decision was the best one we did for our trip From the beginning, in our emails, Cyril listen to us and was very helpful, he gave us information and helped us to create the best trip for us.We had 10 days trip, for our honeymoon, to many parts of Sri-Lanka. the country is amazing, green, nice people and good food.Cyril was a great driver and even greater guide, he has so much knowledge and e..." Coral and Oded from Israel
"Dear Cyril, We just got back to Singapore today...I am will be back to work tomorrow.. :) Sad but true ha ha……. We were very lucky to have you as our guide. I don’t think there will be anyone else who could have done an excellent job that you have done. We will spread the word around and will surely sell your services...do keep in touch so we can work something out. Thanks for the photos they are great Will visit your website soon and put in some good words for you.. Ti..." Shuhanth Haridas from Singapore
"Cyril Tours is a very good agency. Because we did use it from 01st of March to 14 March 2013. From the start till end of our emails, he has (Mr.Cyril) given all required details. Also he send us very detailed itinerary with pictures. Actually no need guide after go through it.Cyril Tours is not a big agency. He was a guide in Sri Lanka more than 26 years. Many clients recommend him to their friends and to relatives who want to visit Sri Lanka.They asked from him to travel, that is why he be..." John and Mary from Canada
"Thank you so much for wonderful Sri Lanka trip.We had a great time. The trip was very relaxing as well as fun. My daughter MAHI who lovingly started calling you "Cyril Dada"(grand farther) Had a memorable trip. She cannot stop talking about elephants. Our trip to Sri Lanka will be full of great memories, its because of you. Thank you for showing us your beautiful country the way we wanted, eating local food, lots of King coconut and Corn stops. We will be surely coming back to see rest o..." Mithil Patel
"We came for a wedding and then embarked on an amazing holiday. Cyril show us magnificent sights and scenery of Sri Lanka. To do the country just we need to return with more time. Many of the sites we visited just made us want to know more about them, even though Cyril was a fountain of knowledge. We have thoroughly enjoyed spending time with Cyril and his excellent company, and it was so nice to go home a guardian angel looking after us. He is consistently courteous & good humored and now fe..." Andy Powell UK
"11th April 2014 01 week tour around Sri Lanka A fantastic week was had by all with Cyril, exploring Kandy, Nuwaraeliya and Bentota. Your meaningful insights & excellent explanations of the Sri Lanka’s culture, nature and traditions were invaluable. Your smile and charm helped is feel related and comfortable. Not getting stressed once. With your guidance & tips, the holiday flew by with only one problem: it was very short! Your comprehensive list of talents ranges from findin..." Ian Price and family from UK
"Dear Cyril, Thank you for truly amazing oneweek tour your beautiful country.We have seen so many amazing sites in such a short space of time. From Sigiriya to beautiful temples, Scenic tea gardens of Nuwaraeliya the colonial land ark hotel Mount Lavinia. We have seen so much more. You have made this an utterly memorable holiday with your expert knowledge, amazing, facinating stories, patience, careful+safe drivingand your unforgetable smile. We will cetainly recommonding your tours to all of fr..." Sara Kitson - UK
"Dear Cyril, Yes that's the one that we were calling all the time. Her name is Celia and by now she has a little sister. My dear Cyril, of course we can't forget your companion and we are always telling about you when we are talking about our trip to Sri Lanka. I wish you good luck with your company and I hope that you will have whatever you want. I want to tell also that I was very happy when I learned that you are a grandfather now. Best regards, Chris Greece 26/07/2011" Cristos Pravitas - Greece
"Thanks a lot for making great arrangements for the visit. The visit was very well organized with good hotels and the vehicle/ driver. I would highly recommend your agency and its services to everyone who wants to visit Sri Lanka. Anastasia - Russia, Feb 2011 " Anastasia