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3 star for an extra night

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3 star for an extra night

I'll be finishing an 18 day escorted tour in Mumbai with two nights included at one of the 4-5 star hotels. Would love not to have to move hotels for one last extra night, but all of the properties the tour company will ultimately put us in are $350+/night. So I'll check out on 12/6 and need a clean, and affordable air conditioned room at one of the 3 stars (for $150 or less) for one night. Leaving Mumbai at mid-day on the 7th from the international airport. Don't want to stay right next to it.

Having read the forum postings here and elsewhere, my Lonely Planet and Fodor's guides, and looking at Hotels.com, Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz, desiya.com, etc. I am overwhelemed and confused. Prefer something near a nice and fun street scene so I can have a memorable last last night out and about, albeit alone.

Can anyone strongly recommend one of the following (listed in alphabetical order)?

Ascot

Astoria

Best Western Emerald

Fariya's

Garden Hotel

Grove Hotel

Gordon House

Indigo

Hotel Sea Princess

Park Navi

Ramada Inn Palm

Regent

Residency

Shalimar

Many thanks. Regards.

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1. Re: 3 star for an extra night

you've got a mix of locations in there, and some of them are so far away they shouldn't even be considered.

I'd pick Gordon House or Ascot. Shalimar as a third option. Residency is a bit of a severe come-down after 5-Star living. Fariyas is a bit seedy and old.

I haven't heard of Indigo hotel - I thought it was a restaurant.

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2. Re: 3 star for an extra night

I agree with Deepa's suggestions. Gordon House would be best, considering your requirements.

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3. Re: 3 star for an extra night

Thank you both for the replies. If either of you know, among those you singled out, are any near the Crafts Museum or National Museum? When the tour ends (on a Thurs), I want to see one, and then the next morning see the other before I head over to the airpot.

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4. Re: 3 star for an extra night

Both those museums are in Delhi not Mumbai.

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5. Re: 3 star for an extra night

Duh! How stupid of me. You are quite right. What I meant to ask is whether any are near the National Gallery of Modern Art or the Chor Bazar? Again, thank you for indulging me.

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6. Re: 3 star for an extra night

You can walk to NGMA. It's not more than a 5 minute walk from Ascot or Gordon House.

Chor Bazaar is a 15-20 minute taxi ride.

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7. Re: 3 star for an extra night

I was in Chor Bazaar today, I took a group of 20 Swiss architects, oh it was crazy. It's Ramadan now, so there was so much colour and lots of foodstuff for sale and everyone was out in the evening...Minara Masjid was brilliant, and the shops were all interesting. Everyone clicked tons of photos.

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8. Re: 3 star for an extra night

Deepa,

Thank you again for the thoughtful and timely replies. I was able to reserve a room at the Ascot via email and telephone and am really looking forward to it.

By complete coincidence, today I received a 9/23 New York Times "Frugal Traveler" article on Mumbai in the mail from my mother-- the author stayed at the Ascot and gave the property a "glowing" endorsement and kudos.

See links below:

query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html…

query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html…

Again, many thanks.

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