First let me set expectations. Mumbai is one of the most expensive places in India so you have to pay a lot more for somewhere acceptable that places like Delhi, about twice as much unless you stay out in the non+Tourist areas like Bandar.
We opted for Hotel City Palace because we could not find anywhere else in Fort area. The reviews really put us off but needs must. I was then pleasantly surprised when we arrived to be met with a friendly welcome. We had booked a R1,350 room but this was no longer available so they gave us a R1,700 room at the same price. The room was really small, more like a cabin, and on the top floor near where the staff work. However, it was very clean, the service efficient and the staff helpful. The room had AC and TV but shared bathroom. Hot water was available most of the time.
Overall I would recommend this place for its perfect location opposite VT Station and in the heart of Fort and easy walking distance to Colaba. You can get a pre paid taxi from the airport for R370 and there is a taxi rank right outside the hotel. Rooms are cleaned daily if you want but those with ensuite do suffer from a bad smell. My tip is take the cheaper rooms with shared bathroom and packs some ear plugs. Its not the nosiest place but remember you are opposite the station so there is constant traffic. I ama light sleeper but was fine with earplugs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dear All,We are prime location prepoerty situated at the heart of the city. Where access to all parts of Mumbai is easy and fast. It's a budget hotel where people have crunch on budget for stay they can think of this property very often. Regards ... more less
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