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The Taj Mahal Palace
Ranked #3 of 454 Hotels in Mumbai
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13 reviews
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“Incredible hotel”
Reviewed 1 May 2012 via mobile

After the 24 hour journey from Canada, arriving at the Taj Palace was delightful. Even better, after a day of exploring Mumbai, having this hotel as a sanctuary was a breath of fresh air. The pool is stunning, the food is great, and the lobby smells like a fancy spa. We loved it!

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Reviewed 1 May 2012

This is the place to stay in Mumbai! If you're on a shoestring budget I appreciate that this may be out of range but for pretty much everyone else, the difference between other hotels and this one is phenomenal! The price difference (negligable) begins to evaporate in your mind as soon as you step through the doors into the lobby...ambience galore. Amazing staff: attentive (the service manager called me up to ask if I needed a late check-out), present in an unobtrusive way! The location is unbeatable, just steps away from the Gateway to India and the Colaba Causeway and the the hotel itself oozes understated luxury. Shoutout to Viren, the Experience Manager, who gave the most interactive, entertaining and informative tour of the Heritage Wing followed by drinks (complimentary) and a Q&A session where all questions were fielded, most regarding life in India and it's many idiosyncracies. If you're in Mumbai, head straight to the Taj Mahal Palace and ENJOY!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

The Taj Palace & Tower Hotel in Colaba (South Mumbai) deserves its reputation: this is a stunning example of early-20th elegance with truly stunning dining rooms, the famous corticoed staircase, with beautiful and quiet (yup, quiet!) pool area. The service is excellent, location ideal, and the food is outstanding.

That said, here is some advice to make the most of the Taj while preventing a shock at checkout. First, shop around the web for a good room rate. Stay in the Tower: the rooms are not as posh as in the Palace, yet they are a fraction of the price and we get to enjoy all the same amenities of this stunning building.

Second, enjoy the huge buffet breakfast (ensure you visit the beautiful green coffee-shop in the Palace for one of these) but try hard to avoid taking any other meals here. They are excellent, but ridiculously overpriced. There are clean and very good restaurants close by (see resto reviews). You will be skyrocket with every chit you sign!

Finally, get in touch with Bravo Bombay for their informative and comfortable tour of this great metropolis. They will drive you around in style, think carefully about what you'll want to see (they will want to get to you know, too!), where you'll want to shop, and they will ensure you have a great stay in this Maximum City. Yes, read Mehta's great novel of that title while here.

Enjoy, enjoy!

Room Tip: Shop around online for a good rate, and opt for the Tower (not the Palace--it's too expensive...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

The hotel itself is beautiful and very comfortable, but it is the staff who really deserve a mention. The levels of service and hospitality are truly outstanding, nothing is too much trouble but they manage this without overwhelming their guests.

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Reviewed 28 April 2012

As the car pulled into the secure entrance a lady greeted me and whisked me past the majestic lobby to my room whe the check in process was speedy and efficient.
The staff are ALL diligent and keen I help in any way possible. They don't know the word NO....everything is possible and they are courteous and helpful.
I stayed on two occasions over a few days and the experiences were flawless.

Room Tip: Choose a higher floor as it can get noisy if your room is sea facing.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about The Taj Mahal Palace

Property: The Taj Mahal Palace
Address: Apollo Bunder | Colaba, Mumbai 400001, India
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Region: India > Maharashtra > Mumbai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Mumbai
#2 Business Hotel in Mumbai
#2 Romantic Hotel in Mumbai
#3 Luxury Hotel in Mumbai
#3 Spa Hotel in Mumbai
Price range (per night): ₹ 12,634 - ₹ 22,496
Hotel Class:5 star — The Taj Mahal Palace 5*
Number of rooms: 543
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1903, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai is India's first luxury hotel. Offering panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and the Gateway of India, the hotel is a city landmark. The hotel offers 543 rooms including 54 suites, each adorned with original paintings and period furniture that exude an aura of old-world charm and elegance. The restaurants at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai offer distinctive dining experiences that cover the finest Indian and international cuisines - from casual, all-day eateries to Oriental, Japanese, Indian and Mediterranean fine dining. The hotel also houses the first licensed bar of Mumbai and also a beautiful sea-front restaurant for hi-tea and live music. Palace Services in the Palace Wing of the hotel add to the experience, where the butler plays the all important role of guide and assistant. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Taj Mahal Palace Hotel Mumbai (Bombay)
Hotel Taj Mahal Palace
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