Take a look at the best luxury hotels in Mumbai (Bombay).
With 287 rooms, The Oberoi, Mumbai is a luxury property with a prime location on Marine Drive overlooking Back Bay. Finely polished rooms and suites are spacious and beautifully decorated, and come equipped with flat-screen TVs in the bedroom and bathroom, minibars, and private butlers. Some have gorgeous views over the water. Dining options include two specialty restaurants and another more casual venue that's open 24/7. For drinks, there's a champagne lounge, wine library, and stylish bar. The spa and fitness center are also open around the clock, and the heated outdoor pool is a lovely place to relax. The property is only a quick five-minute ride to lively Colaba. For lower rates, travelers could check out the nearby InterContinental Marine Drive, but it lacks a spa.
ITC Maratha, Mumbai is a four-and-a-half-pearl hotel within a 15-minute drive from both the international and domestic airports. Its location is ideal for business travelers and tourists not concerned about visiting the main attractions of the city. The 380 guest rooms are spacious and come with flat-screen TVs, minibars, and free Wi-Fi -- selected rooms have butlers and massage chairs. Its seven dining facilities serve traditional and contemporary Indian and Asian cuisine, and all rates include a free buffet breakfast. There's also an outdoor pool, a full spa, and fitness center. Business facilities include a business center and seven meeting rooms, plus a ballroom and garden event space. Travelers looking for an even more luxurious experience for a similar rate may wish to check out The St. Regis Mumbai.
The Taj Mahal Palace is an iconic luxury hotel in South Mumbai. The hotel is most well-known for its amazing location overlooking the Gateway of India as well as its reputation for offering some of the most luxurious hospitality in Mumbai. Attention to detail is what makes this hotel so special, with nine specialized dining facilities, two spas, an outdoor swimming pool, and a fitness center. The 550 rooms have elegant and sophisticated decor with air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and sea views. Rooms in the Palace Wing include a personal butler service. The major downside here is that not all rates include breakfast. While The Taj Mahal Palace is unrivaled in most regards, The St. Regis Mumbai is another luxurious and elite option in Mumbai.
Trident, Nariman Point is an upscale hotel with a prime location on Marine Drive in the popular business district of Nariman Point. It's within a 30-minute drive from most attractions, though over an hour from the airport. The 555 rooms are spacious and modern with flat-screen TVs, minibars, and free Wi-Fi; plus 24-hour butler service for higher-tier rooms. Previous guests have loved the dining options, including three restaurants and a bar -- though they note that breakfast is not included in all room rates. Features appeal to business and leisure travelers, including an outdoor pool, fitness center, spa, business center, and event facilities. Travelers looking for an alternative can also consider The St. Regis Mumbai, with slightly more modern interiors, a rooftop pool, bigger spa, and butler service in all rooms.
Located right by the domestic terminal of Mumbai's airport, Taj Santacruz is a luxury property with way more amenities and dining options than one might expect from an airport hotel. There are 279 rooms and suites here, all with elegant decor and huge marble bathrooms; some rooms even have views out over the runway. Facilities are plenty, and include a luxe spa, three restaurants, a sleek fitness center, and a lovely outdoor pool (though it could do with a few more lounge chairs). Overall, it's a great option for those looking for a lavish stay near the airport, but it's not the best place for tourists, particularly given that Mumbai's traffic can be nightmarish. Those looking for a similar property closer to tourist attractions may want to choose a room at the central Taj Mahal Palace, overlooking the Gateway of India.
This luxury hotel from the Four Seasons chain offers an alluring set of features, including an attractive outdoor pool, a rooftop lounge with nightly DJ sets, and two on-site restaurants serving Asian and Italian fare. There's also a full spa, as well as a modern fitness center and free yoga classes. The 202 guest rooms are fairly simple decor-wise, and some guests find them tired and not up to par with Four Seasons standards. Nevertheless, they come equipped with plenty of modern comforts, including flat-screen TVs, DVD players, minibars, and free Wi-Fi. The marble bathrooms have both soaking tubs and walk-in rainfall showers. For more stylish luxury rooms, check out the The St. Regis Mumbai or the InterContinental Marine Drive.
With 391 rooms and suites, The Leela Mumbai is a luxury property that provides easy access to the international airport as well as businesses in the area. It's far from tourist attractions, however, but the 11 gorgeously landscaped acres make this feel more like a proper resort than a hotel. Rooms and suites are spacious and sophisticated, and come with luxe marble bathrooms, modern electronics, and minibars. Unfortunately, Wi-Fi is not included in rates. Dining gets high marks from previous guests, and there are two bars as well. Other features include a lovely outdoor pool surrounded by pretty landscaping, a fine spa, salon, modern gym, and yoga classes. Travelers looking for an upscale alternative that's also near the airport might also consider the Hyatt Regency Mumbai, which offers free Wi-Fi.
The five-pearl St. Regis Mumbai sits next to Mumbai's high end shopping malls, High Street Phoenix Mall and the Palladium Mall, and is known as one of the most luxurious hotels in the city. The 395 rooms have sophisticated decor with flat-screen TVs, kettles, minibars, and city views. Free personal butler service in all rooms is a nice touch and some suites have soaking whirlpool tubs in front of large windows. With wonderful on-site amenities ranging from a rooftop pool, spa, seven restaurants, and a nightclub, it’s hard to go wrong with the St. Regis. As a business hotel though, it’s quite busy with crowded elevators, sometimes slow restaurant service, and an occasional cold atmosphere. Travelers who want sea views and a closer location to the main attractions might consider the InterContinental Marine Drive.
The five-pearl Taj Lands End is one of the top hotels in the area, known for its upscale service and lively lobby lounge bar. Its 493 rooms all have excellent sea views, but they can be a mixed bag -- the standard rooms are noticeably dated, and only some of the upgraded contemporary rooms rise to the hotel's price point. Its formal restaurants serve traditional and contemporary Indian and Chinese cuisine, and there's a bustling 24-hour buffet. There's also an outdoor pool and hot tub, a full spa, a 24-hour gym, and a 24-hour business center. Travelers looking for an opulent experience for a similar rate may wish to check out The St. Regis Mumbai.
While this upscale Hyatt is under a 15-minute drive from the terminals at Chhatrapati Shivaji, its sleek, contemporary interiors place it a cut above the average airport hotel. With no tourist sites within walking distance, and downtown Mumbai almost an hour's drive away, the hotel mostly serves business travelers wanting easy access to the airport and the nearby commercial complexes. However, even vacationing guests love the modern comforts of the 401 rooms, which have minibars, marble bathrooms, pool views, and free Wi-Fi. Several restaurants serve international fare, and there's a 24-hour gym, gorgeous pool, small spa, and six business/event rooms. Closer to Mumbai's city center, The Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai has similar features and only a slightly higher price tag.
This upscale Marriott is a refined property perched on the edge of the Arabian Sea in Mumbai’s suburbs. While the sea isn’t incredibly clean and major city sites are at least a half-hour away by car, the beachfront location makes for scenic walks on Juhu Beach, plus lovely views from most rooms. The Deluxe Rooms aren’t big, but they’re well-appointed with minibars, iPod docks, and free bottled water. Practically all the amenities are topnotch, from the four upscale restaurants and 24-hour room service, to the two outdoor pools (plus one for kids) and modern gym and spa. Meals -- including the exceptional breakfast buffet -- are expensive, though, and Wi-Fi isn’t always free. Closer to tourist attractions, The Taj Mahal Palace offers similar amenities and a more central location in the Colaba neighborhood.
The 287-room Vivanta by Taj - President, Mumbai is a four-pearl property situated in the posh Cuffe Parade area, near Colaba and many businesses. Major tourist attractions -- including the Gateway of India -- are just 10 minutes away by car. Rooms are generally handsome and feature either American or Japanese styles, with amenities like free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and marble- or granite-clad bathrooms. Dining at three restaurants gets good reviews, and guests particularly applaud the expansive breakfast buffet that's included in room rates. Leisure offerings include an outdoor pool, spa, salon, and 24/7 fitness center. Groups frequently take up the hotel's events spaces, and the business center is well-equipped. Travelers looking for something even more posh might opt for the Oberoi Mumbai, which overlooks Back Bay and is near the consulates.