by: Alex Tieghi-Walker
First stop off on a train odyssey around the subcontinent.
Me and my better half.
Britannia and Co Café just around the corner made for a great breakfast spot.
Cosy reading nook in the library.
The bed was so cosy! We slept 11 hours a night!
Giant fig trees grew in the street outside our room.
Bath with a view.
The hotel’s strict monochrome colour scheme was broken up by the colourful green and orange floor tiles.
Obsessed with the tiled floors throughout the hotel.
Never a quiet moment outside the hotel.
Sunset over Marine Drive.
Entrance lobby and cafe.
Highs + Lows
Location couldn’t be better. Slap bang in the middle of the Mumbai mayhem.
The interior is spot on: rose-tinted mirrors, bakelite switches, black and white tiled floors, frosted glass doors and low chrome ceiling fans.
Our bathroom was in an enclosed glass veranda overlooking the street below and the Bombay Yacht Club.
Supreme lime waters; we drank about 12 of these a day in the hotel as a refreshing chaser to the heat outside.
The hotel was extremely socially and environmentally aware: they use a taxi firm that employs female drivers for airport drop-off and collection and most hotel rubbish is recycled.
Food menu looked great but only half of the dishes were available during our stay :(
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
Boutique urban den.
Right there in it.
Suitably matches the decor.
- Year Opened
- Designed By
Australian designer Sian Pascale.
Café/reading room serving food and drink all day.
No, but there are thousands on the streets around the hotel.
Yes, which is rare for Indian hotels.
In the Area
Marine Drive, Apollo Bunder
The 2-mile long boulevard faces the Arabian Ocean and is lined with the highest concentration of Art Deco buildings outside of Miami. Sunset from the sea wall is a must-must.
Obataimu, Machinery House ,Ground Floor/3,Bharucha Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
No piece of clothing in the Japanese-Indian hybrid store is for sale. Instead, the item you purchase is made especially for you in a socially responsible workshop at the back of the boutique.
Chemould Prescott Road Gallery
Chemould Prescott Road Gallery, 3rd floor, Queens Mansion, G. Talwatkar Marg, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
One of the oldest commercial galleries in India, the top-floor space in a colonial office building in the Fort neighbourhood is incredible.
Abode Mumbai, Abode Bombay1st Floor, Lansdowne House, M.B.Marg, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400039, India
Neighborhood: Apollo Bandar
Hotel Location: Lansdowne House, M.B.Marg, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai