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We stayed in this iconic sea facing landmark hotel in South Mumbai. After having spent a long hot day in the huge, chaotic and over crowded city of Mumbai, our expectations for staying a night in the expensive flagship of Taj hotels were rather high. They were all more than fulfilled. We had a wonderful and memorable stay. Reception was personal, friendly and quick. Within a short time we entered our room, which was located in the historic Palace part of the hotel, built in 1903. The room was spacious, stylish and rich decorated with a huge and comfortable bed and a bathroom with marble tub, showers and sinks. As a friendly gesture the hotel offeres a daily tour of the building with an introduction to its rich history and many facilities. We had a delicious dinner at the Japanese restaurant Wasabi by Morimoto. Of the two breakfast restaurants we choose the Sea View Lounge, which has a spectacular view to the harbour and the Indian Gate. The breakfast buffet offered a variety of quality fresh juices, fruit, egs, indian dishes and bread. First class service and a fabulous staff. We experienced and enjoyed the legend.
"Magical place to stay"
I have visited recently Bombay first time after 25 years. My partner has never been there before. So, to get him hooked on India and introduce him at first smoothly I have decided to book our first night in Taj, which I have seen before once years ago but heard about it a lot of good things. And it did not disappoint :) We have not stayed unfortunate;y in one of its best suits (maybe one day. when I win a lottery :) ), but even our room in Tower wing had a lot of charm and pretty interesting views. Loved the service, every member of staff seemed so genuinely glad that they can be our hosts, everybody was so helpful and always smiling. Breakfast buffet choice and food quality was amazing. from freshly squeezed juices, very authentic south Indian breakfast dishes, to made to order omelettes and great choice of breads... not mentioning wonderful coffee :). We have enjoyed a lot spending time in the pool area, which is pretty well secluded in lush greenery and secured from pigeons :) with special net, which doubles at night as a great highlighted feature :). "sightseeing" tour of older part of hotel was an experience in itself :)....fantastic atmosphere transporting you couple of hundred years in time :). If you have money to spare - try to stay in the old wing!!!! Locations is great if you want to have a Gate of India at your doorstep and easy access to boats going to visit Elephanta Island. Definitely a place I would wish to return to while stopping in Mumbai.
"Fabulous luxury hotel with great service but a disappointing restaurant"
We could not fault the hotel and its service - 5 star luxury all round and a fabulous position. The staff were fabulous, especially the room staff. Great harbour view from the Taj Palace building. However we had a really disappointing meal in the hotel's Lebanese restaurant "Souk". It lacked flavour, the moussaka was bland and luke warm, and a second order of bread finally turned up only after we had finished the meal. Ottolenghi would not have been impressed! We will be eating elsewhere tonight, which is a shame as it has put us off trying the other in house restaurants. Then we went to bed and from 10.30pm to 1.30am we had the joy of incredibly loud music coming through the door from a party. Apologies were made next morning when we appeared bleary eyed, and we got a miserable offering of a small bag of tea in a box as a 'sorry for the inconvenience' which was seriously unimpressive. I'm sure this was just our bad luck, but my advise would be don't have room 354 just in case!
Out of our price bracket,but well worth a visit for a drink,the inside is totally amazing and the staff attentive,as I said earlier a bit pricey for us,but I'm glad we saw it in all it's splendour. It's hard to believe that it was attacked eight years Go.
"Astonishing Arcitecture "
A huge building located in the coastal road opposite Indian Gate and close to all kind of services including local, middtirian and international restaurants. The hotel is very luxurious and provides excellent services to all guests.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM