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Gateway Restaurant and Lodge
Mary H from: Ballina, Ireland
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jan, 5, 2020 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
We eat in the gateway on a regular basis and the food is always good, we were there on Sunday evening and had a lovely meal, fish and chips Thai curry and garlic mushrooms were all very tasty, desserts were good and the prices are reasonable also the manager and staff are friendly and efficient, the place is spacious and nicely decorated warm and inviting all in all a lovely place
portervilledave from: Porterville, California
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Dec, 21, 2019 Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2019 Rating: 1
Christmas dinner disaster
Actually this is a review of a Christmas day dinner at this restaurant in 2018. I had reservations that were not honored because of a crowd of wannabee diners lined up outside the door. Most had no reservations. When my family was finally seated it was by the door leading into a very noisy kitchen. Conversation with my family was impossible. Dinner was expensive and the gratuitity was automatically added to our bill because staff had volunteered to work on Christmas. I wish the dinners themselves had been worth the expense. We should have just hoofed it to a Denny's.
ronbb2016 from: New York
Published Date: Dec, 5, 2019 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
An eventual 5 Star experience
The people are the most important thing in hospitality and that is exactly what you get when stay or eat at the Gateway - true hospitality.
The owner is right on hand and involved in all aspects of the Lodge. And it is a lodge, not a hotel.
But the bar is really first-rate and very well priced for the most well-stocked bar I have seen outside a major city. And very reasonably priced for high-value scotch and bourbon, etc.
The food is really good. Certainly above comfort food and great quality and very good portions.
They really care about the menu and the food is great.
Breakfast is suitably abundant as you are normally preparing for a long day of hiking and don't really want to interrupt the experience to stop and eat.
But as I said, the experience is really about the people and the hospitality and the people who work in the restaurant and lodge are the nicest and most accommodating of people.
We 'lost' a flash drive with all our pictures on it but thought it was in the room somewhere. I called the hotel and spoke with Amanda and asked her to look for the flash drive.
She checked with housekeeping and while it hadn't been turned into Lost and Found - she must have turned the room upside down but did find our flash drive and mailed it back to us!
Well, for my wife - if she doesn't have pictures then it didn't happen so we got our vacation in the Sequoia National Forest back!
I will absolutely return to the Forest as it as an amazing and unforgettable and most definitely repeatable experience and I will definitely be staying at Gateway again.
I would give the Lodge 5 stars but the rooms still need some work but it has the charm to bring it to 4 stars and the staff that make you feel at home.
- Value: 4
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
bethannmaryland from: Bethesda, Maryland
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Nov, 8, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Excellent staff ; hotel needs remodeling .
We recently stayed at the Gateway as my brother - in - law was getting married in a beautiful venue nearby . The scenery there is outstanding . The view from the rooms is incredible - mountains ; babbling rivers and gorgeous awe inspiring Sequoias .
The restaurant had prompt service and good food .
Family friendly .
Rooms were quite outdated and need renovation .
However due to the excellent housekeeping by Ruth and conscientious staff , led by Amanda , who arranged for my forgotten shoes left in my room , to be sent to me , you are made to feel that you are being taken care of .
Thank you to both of them and all of the staff there .
travelinggirl400 from: Lexington, Kentucky
Published Date: Oct, 8, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Stopped for breakfast -great idea
We came out of Sequoia National Park & stopped here for breakfast. We were seated at a table by a window overlooking the creek/stream. Lovely setting! The waitress was prompt, and helpful. We had a leisurely breakfast while watching the ducks on the water. The food was very good, the atmosphere was just what we needed before leaving for Los Angeles. I would highly recommend this restaurant.