Alex Tieghi-Walker

Abode Mumbai

Mumbai

by: Alex Tieghi-Walker

  • Why

    First stop off on a train odyssey around the subcontinent.

  • When

    December 2014

  • Who

    Me and my better half.

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 :(

: 47/50
  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique urban den.

  • Vibe

    Colonial-Indian-boho hybrid.

  • Location

    Right there in it.

  • Rooms

    20

  • Music

    Suitably matches the decor.

  • Year Opened

    2014

  • Designed By

    Australian designer Sian Pascale.

  • Pool/Gym

    No

  • Restaurant

    Café/reading room serving food and drink all day.

  • Bar

    No, but there are thousands on the streets around the hotel.

  • Wifi

    Yes, which is rare for Indian hotels.

  • Children

    I would.

  • Price

    $$

In the Area

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.

Marine Drive

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.

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.

Obataimu

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.

One of the oldest commercial galleries in India, the top-floor space in a colonial office building in the Fort neighbourhood is incredible.

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.

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Abode Mumbai

Abode Mumbai, Abode Bombay1st Floor, Lansdowne House, M.B.Marg, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400039, India

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