Sharp, newly redone decor featuring dark floors, walnut furniture and tall, silk-covered chairs
Excellent Indian restaurant on-site, and also a fine Italian restaurant from Rome’s Hassler Hotel
24-hour spa in case you want a massage before bed
The outdoor heated swimming pool
Picture windows with sea views; you feel as if you’re on a ship
What To Know
Prepare to go through airport-style security when entering the hotel
New interior decor is up to the minute, but the architecture is very 1980s
The hotel is in the city’s bustling and sometimes noisy business district
WiFi is $22 a day
Parking on site
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Sleek, contemporary sleep with knockout views of the city skyline and the Arabian Sea
The Oberoi Mumbai was born again in April 2010, reopening with a top-to-bottom redesign after being damaged in the terrorist attacks of November 2008. The enormous lobby is stunning, with a gleaming white Grecian marble floor, ivory and forest-green silk sofas and a cherry-red grand piano, and there are plenty of touches that make the hotel just a bit more special, from the Oberoi Patisserie and Delicatesson to the female chauffeurs who will ferry you around in a fleet of Audi A8s.
Bed and Bath
The sleek decor continues upstairs in the hotel’s 73 suites and 214 guestrooms, which feature dark oak floors and walnut furniture in contemporary lines, and red or beige silk highback chairs with gold pillows. Punctuating it all are picture windows that frame the expansive Arabian Sea views. The walls are lined with brightly colored, specially commissioned oil paintings, the beds have leather-clad headboards in pale ivory, and there are hand-tufted rugs strewn on the floors. The bathrooms have glass walls, but there are electronically controlled roller blinds for privacy.
Guests can start their evening in the Champagne Lounge, enjoy some of the best Indian food in town at the restaurant Ziya or, if homesick for Western cuisine, stop in for some pasta at Vetro, a vivid room decorated with colored glass panels. The Italian menu at Vetro is supervised by the chefs at Rome’s Hassler Hotel. One of the best ways to finish an evening here is to go for a treatment at the spa, which, like most everything at the hotel, operates 24 hours a day. Have a massage, a honey and coconut milk wrap or a two-hour specialty ritual called the Mumbai Wave (a massage using heated lava shells followed by a thermal mud and water facial) — and then take the elevator directly to bed.
In the Area
You can shop ’til you drop in the immediate vicinity. For clothing, accessories, jewelry and housewares try the 100-year-old Bombay Store. Or if you've come to India for the cuisine, tour the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market (formerly known as Crawford Market); the Victorian building is famous for stalls selling every type of edible. Admire the Gateway of India, an 85-foot-tall basalt gate built to commemorate the 1911 visit of King George V (it was also the gate through which the British left, in 1947). Hop on a boat from here for the hourlong ride to the caves of Elephanta Island, which contain some remarkable sculptures of the Hindu gods. Back in Colaba, the seaside promenade of Marine Drive is right on the hotel's doorstep and draws leisure seekers from all over Mumbai. Also worth checking out is the Dhobi Ghat, in Mahalaxmi, which is the largest open-air laundry in the world. It's a colorful spectacle of row after row of concrete laundry pens.
The Oberoi Mumbai
How to Get There
The preferred airport for The Oberoi Mumbai is Mumbai (BOM-Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl.) - 19.8 km / 12.3 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.