Where to Stay in Mumbai, India

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Welcome to the magnificent city of Mumbai, a dazzling blend of dreamlike Bollywood glamor, historical landmarks and vibrant cultural diversity. In this guide, we carefully curate a selection of Mumbai's finest hotels, each offering an oasis of luxury and comfort amidst the city's bustling energy.

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Where to stay in Mumbai, India

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The Taj Mahal Palace

Refined property opposite the Arabian Sea with upscale rooms and suites.

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The St. Regis Mumbai

Where opulence and elegance converge, experience a world of unrivaled luxury and impeccable service in the heart of India's vibrant city.

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Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai

Experience unparalleled luxury in the vibrant heart of the city, where contemporary elegance and personalized service redefine the art of hospitality in bustling Mumbai.

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Things to do in Mumbai, India

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Embark on a journey through Mumbai, a city renowned for its bustling streets, architectural marvels and rich cultural background.

Our guide presents a selection of Mumbai’s most esteemed hotels. From the grandeur of palatial five-star establishments to the most innovative accommodations in the city, we ensure that each recommendation aligns with the high standards expected by discerning travelers.

Whether your visit to Mumbai is for business, leisure or a blend of both, these five hotels may be your key to an enriching and memorable experience in one of India's most vibrant cities.

1. The Taj Mahal Palace

Architectural Grandeur: The Taj Mahal Palace is an architectural marvel combining Moorish, Oriental and Florentine styles. The hotel's grand facade and intricate design reflect the grandeur of a bygone era, making it a symbol of Mumbai's rich history. It was actually built 21 years before the Gateway of India, even though many believe it was constructed later.

Luxurious Accommodations: The hotel boasts a variety of rooms and suites, each offering a unique blend of old-world charm and modern luxury. The rooms are adorned with intricate designs, antique furniture and modern amenities, ensuring a comfortable and opulent stay.

Gastronomic Excellence: The Taj Mahal Palace is home to some of Mumbai's most renowned restaurants, including Wasabi by Morimoto and Golden Dragon. These restaurants offer a range of culinary experiences, from authentic Indian cuisine to exquisite international dishes.

Heritage and Culture: Being one of Mumbai's oldest luxury hotels, it has hosted numerous dignitaries and celebrities, contributing significantly to the cultural and historical landscape of the city.

2. The Oberoi, Mumbai

Strategic Location: Situated along Marine Drive, The Oberoi offers stunning views of the Arabian Sea and easy access to Mumbai's business and entertainment hubs.

Elegant Interiors: The hotel's interior is a testament to contemporary luxury, with spacious, well-appointed rooms and suites featuring sophisticated decor and state-of-the-art amenities.

Fine Dining: The Oberoi houses multiple dining venues, including Ziya, an Indian gourmet restaurant, and Fenix, known for its international cuisine. The hotel's culinary offerings are a blend of traditional and contemporary flavors.

Personalized Services: Known for its exemplary service, The Oberoi offers personalized attention to each guest, ensuring a memorable and luxurious experience.

3. Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai

Contemporary Design: The Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai stands out for its modern architecture and contemporary interior design. The hotel is a symbol of new-age luxury, with its chic decor and modern amenities.

Panoramic Views: Located in Worli, the hotel offers panoramic views of Mumbai's skyline. The rooftop bar, AER, is a popular spot for enjoying breathtaking cityscapes. Perched on the 34th floor, AER is Mumbai's highest rooftop bar, offering breathtaking 360-degree views of the city and the Arabian Sea. This makes it a perfect spot for guests to enjoy sunset cocktails while taking in the panoramic vistas of Mumbai's skyline.

Leisure and Wellness: The hotel features an outdoor pool and a world-class spa, providing guests with an oasis of relaxation amidst the bustling city.

Culinary Delights: The dining options at Four Seasons include San:Qi, which offers an array of Asian cuisines, and the Pool Deck for lighter meals and cocktails.

4. St. Regis Mumbai

Blend of Tradition and Modernity: St. Regis Mumbai combines classic sophistication with contemporary luxury. The hotel's decor includes rich textures, elegant furnishings and modern art pieces.

Exclusive Butler Service: St. Regis is renowned for its signature Butler Service, providing personalized attention and bespoke services to each guest. This hallmark service offers personalized attention to every guest, ranging from unpacking and packing services, garment pressing to a bespoke service ensuring every individual need is met. This level of personalized care harks back to the legacy of John Jacob Astor IV, who founded the first St. Regis in New York City, and it continues to define the luxury experience at St. Regis Mumbai. Additionally, the hotel's art collection, featuring works from Indian artists, gives guests a taste of the local culture and art scene right within its walls.

Diverse Dining Options: The hotel offers a variety of dining experiences, ranging from the exotic flavors at By the Mekong to the sophisticated ambiance of The Drawing Room.

Luxury Accommodations: The rooms and suites at St. Regis are designed for utmost comfort and luxury, with plush furnishings and state-of-the-art technology.

5. JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu

Beachfront Location: Situated on the shores of Juhu Beach, JW Marriott offers a unique experience combining city luxury with a serene beachside setting.

Spacious and Elegant Rooms: The rooms and suites are elegantly designed, offering stunning views of the Arabian Sea and modern amenities for a luxurious stay.

Dining and Entertainment: The hotel features multiple dining venues, including Lotus Café and Dashanzi, known for their diverse culinary offerings and lively atmosphere.

Recreational Facilities: JW Marriott boasts an extensive outdoor pool area, a spa and fitness facilities, providing guests with opportunities for relaxation and rejuvenation. A unique feature of the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu is its saltwater infinity pool, which overlooks the Arabian Sea, providing guests with a serene and almost surreal swimming experience.

Places to eat & drink in Mumbai, India

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Trishna

Located in Kala Ghoda, Trishna is famous for its seafood. The butter garlic crab here is legendary and a must-try for seafood lovers. The restaurant's ambiance is simple, focusing more on the food quality. It's a favorite among locals and tourists alike for its authentic coastal cuisine.

The Table

Situated in Colaba, The Table is known for its globally inspired menu and chic, elegant ambiance. The restaurant sources ingredients from local farms, ensuring fresh and flavorful dishes. It's particularly famous for its small plates and sharing-style menu, which allows diners to sample a variety of dishes.

Peshawri

Located in the ITC Maratha hotel in Andheri East, Peshawri offers a rustic setting reminiscent of the North-West Frontier Province. The restaurant is renowned for its tandoori dishes, particularly the succulent kebabs. The menu is limited, focusing on high-quality, traditional dishes served in an authentic manner.

Britannia & Co.

This iconic Parsi cafe in Ballard Estate, Fort, is a throwback to Mumbai's colonial past. Famous for its berry pulao and other Parsi delicacies, the restaurant has a quaint charm that's both nostalgic and inviting. It's a must-visit for those looking to experience the unique Parsi cuisine, which is an integral part of Mumbai's culinary heritage.

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