Take a look at the best party hotels in Mumbai (Bombay).
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.
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.
Hotel Travellers Inn's excellent location in South Mumbai's Ballard Estate neighborhood makes it a great option for backpackers and other budget travelers who want to stay in the heart of things but don't have the means to drop a small fortune at one of the snazzier area properties. There are 20 rooms here (including two dorms); some units have air-conditioning and even rainfall showers, but overall they are bare-bones. Facilities are limited to free hotel-wide Wi-Fi, a super simple breakfast, and free on-site parking, though given that the vast majority of those who stay here are international backpackers, the internet gets more use than the parking. Budget travelers looking for something a bit nicer may want to consider the nearby, two-and-a-half-pearl Residency Hotel for free breakfast and contemporary rooms.
The mid-range, 50-room Hotel Diplomat has a great location in the waterfront Colaba neighborhood, across the street from the iconic Taj Mahal Palace hotel. Two popular restaurants occupy the ground floor, which can be a draw for guests and locals alike, but are also the cause of consistent late night disturbances for those trying to sleep in street-facing rooms. Other units face a drab interior wall, and many have dated bathrooms. A free breakfast buffet is included, there are two large banquet rooms, and Wi-Fi is free throughout. Compare rates at the quieter three-pearl Hotel Suba Palace for rooms with more modern bathrooms.