Alex Tieghi-Walker

Abode Mumbai

  • Where:
  • Why:First stop off on a train odyssey around the subcontinent.
  • When:December 2014
  • Who:Me and my better half.
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Abode Mumbai Britannia and Co Café just around the corner made for a great breakfast spot.

Britannia and Co Café just around the corner made for a great breakfast spot.

Abode Mumbai Cosy reading nook in the library.

Cosy reading nook in the library.

Abode Mumbai The bed was so cosy! We slept 11 hours a night!

The bed was so cosy! We slept 11 hours a night!

Abode Mumbai Giant fig trees grew in the street outside our room.

Giant fig trees grew in the street outside our room.

Abode Mumbai Bath with a view.

Bath with a view.

Abode Mumbai The hotel’s strict monochrome colour scheme was broken up by the colourful green and orange floor tiles.

The hotel’s strict monochrome colour scheme was broken up by the colourful green and orange floor tiles.

Abode Mumbai Obsessed with the tiled floors throughout the hotel.

Obsessed with the tiled floors throughout the hotel.

Abode Mumbai Never a quiet moment outside the hotel.

Never a quiet moment outside the hotel.

Abode Mumbai Sunset over Marine Drive.

Sunset over Marine Drive.

Abode Mumbai Entrance lobby and cafe.

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 :(

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 47/50

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.

  • Health & Wellness

    No

  • Restaurant

    Café/reading room serving food and drink all day.

  • Bar

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

  • Children

    I would.

  • Price

    $$

  • Website

    Visit website

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