“There is more to life than making a living. Do not work more than you live,” said South African philosopher Mokhonoana.
It’s March people – we’re already on the 3rd month of the new year. Now have you guys planned your annual vacation yet? I say, you better do it now before the year flies by!
Speaking of vacations, a few friends of mine who live out of Mumbai have recently been asking me where the best places to put up in this city of dream are. Well of course, (apart from my beautiful home which is always open to dear friends and family) there are a couple of hotel options which I can suggest. Shopping in Colaba, partying through the wee hours in Bandra or savouring the yummy food in Andheri – depending on what you exactly want to do, whether you want to stay in hotels near Mumbai railway station or airport and what your budget is, you can explore a number of good hotel options in Mumbai – options which are so good that you won’t want to leave the city once you’re here!
Take a look at my top 5 hotel listings for travellers coming to Mumbai –
- Ramada Hotel, Powai
When you talk about good hotels in Mumbai, one name that invariably comes to my mind has to be – the Ramada Hotel in Powai. Located conveniently near the Mumbai international & domestic airports, this awesome hotel serves as a traveler’s hub. A slew of business facilities combined with recreational facilities such as bars & restaurants and spa & fitness centre make this the ideal choice for travelers. The room rates per night are relatively reasonable ranging from INR 5,000 – 10,000++ per night. And guess what! The famous Skky, the rooftop restaurant and bar at the Ramada Hotel is offering women a 50 per cent discount on their bills between 5pm and 7pm on this Friday, 8 March 2015. Now ladies, do I need to say more?
- The Lalit, Andheri
I have hosted several conferences in this one! A luxurious abode just about one km from the International airport, The LaLit is perfect for travelers – the spacious rooms, amazing cuisine and exceptional service makes it a must-stay option! Room rates range from INR 6,000- 25,000++. Their excellent multi-cuisine buffet breakfast is something to look forward to along with Baluchi, which serves traditional northwest Indian food. Don’t forget to try the Malabari fish curry here!
- The Residency, Andheri
If you are looking for hotels in mumbai suburbs, The Residency hotel in Andheri is one option you can consider! Ergonomically designed to give you the perfect blend of impeccable service and superior experience, The Residency hotel offers a contemporary environment to please travelers. It also offers a sumptuous array of gourmet food, at the Rendezvous, an informal all day dining restaurant with a choice of Indian and Continental cuisines. Room rates are approximately INR 4,200++.
- Le Sutra, Bandra
Le Sutra, also known as India’s first art hotel, is located in Mumbai’s fashion district – Bandra. With an impeccable décor imbibing Indian philosophy, Le Sutra is a three floored boutique hotel intricately furnished with paintings and decorative pieces celebrating Indian art and concepts and characters from Hindu mythology. The hotel is also close to the Olive Bar & Kitchen, a posh lounge frequented by Bollywood celebrities. Room rates range from INR6,000 – INR 14,000++.
- Hotel Godwin, Colaba
Located in South Mumbai’s buzzing neighbourhood, Colaba, Hotel Godwin is popular for its amazing rooftop lounge and restaurant, Cloud 9 and boasts spectacular views of the Arabian Sea. The hotel has 52 rooms each having its own sunny veranda. Just around the corner is Colaba Causeway, a haven for shopaholics! Navigate past the swarm of backpackers and you will come across a number of moderately priced pubs and restaurants, including the iconic Café Leopold, where the bestselling Shantaram was penned. Room rates are approximately INR 6000-7000++ per night.