Taj Mahal Tower, Mumbai
What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included when booking the Taj Club City, Taj Club Sea and Executive Suite; depending on the room booked, other perks include free drinks in the lounge and a one-way airport transfer
- The history and majesty of India’s grande dame — where the service is truly an art form
- Location on the harbor, overlooking the iconic Gateway of India
- The innovative menu at Wasabi by Morimoto, one of 11 on-site restaurants and bars
- The rooftop Mediterranean restaurant
What To Know
- Like in all Mumbai hotels, expect tight security
- WiFi is an additional cost of $18 per day
- Tech-savvy travelers will revel in the on-demand movies and amenities like a portable keyboard
- The 560 rooms are divided between the historic Palace (Theme Suites, Executive Suites, Taj Club Rooms and Luxury Grande Rooms) and the Tower (Superior and Deluxe Rooms)
- Palace rooms have more ambience; Tower rooms are newer
- The spa is surprisingly affordable
- Some rooms allow smoking
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai is in the heart of Mumbai, walking distance from Gateway of India and National Gallery of Modern Art. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 560 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring minibars and DVD players. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a 24-hour fitness center. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Grab a bite to eat at one of the hotel’s 10 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafés, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges.
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. Free valet parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
Having stayed 2 nights at "the Tower" (separate review) we moved across to our Club Room in the Palace for a special occasion (Club rooms and above give you free priveleges such as one airport transfer, afternoon tea, some cocktails, and after dinner cognac). As our room wasn't ready we were upgraded to a suite (normally 3x the price). What can I say? It made an already exceptional experience in to a fabulous one. The Taj Mumbai was the first hotel of it's kind in India, and is probably still the best.
Our stay was for business and pleasure.
The service is the best, world wide with staff anticipating our every need. We have stayed a number of times and service is catered to each guest's needs.
The Shouk restaurant is delicious with phenomenal service.
Yoga and Breakfast by the pool is the best way to start the day and delicious and healthy.
A must do is to chill by the pool.
The lobby is the place to people watch.
The spa....newly built....IS AMAZING. Just fantastic. Go early and get in the vibe.
Overall a phenomenal stay, team and facilities.
Over any weekend the hotel is besieged by backpackers clutching to their water bottles, sight seers and photo opportunists.
The local secret with taxi drivers is to just pop in the ground floor and use the public toilet there.
Good advice, but not for the residents paying the bill.
Be aware the hotel will charge you for the days you booked, not just for the days you stayed.
It is an unethical, and in Europe quite illegal, racket, to make as much money as possible.
Guests only learn of this rule when they paid a deposit and receive a booking form, and there it is cleverly hidden further down the page.
A disgusting policy!
I have taken guests to enjoy the high tea at the Taj several times before and never have these experiences disappointed us in any way. Today however, I was shocked and appalled by the total nonchalance and lack of service that the waiters showed. Everything we finally got served we had to call out for. Nobody seemed to wait at our table as they had been doing the other times.
The warm food on the buffet had more than a third of the serving plates empty and there weren’t many choices of food.
The tea was lovely and so was the ambiance, but today we felt like we did not get our monies worth. The building itself is a piece of art, so I’d recommend a visit there. But avoid the high tea. Unless you’re ready to pay up for mediocre food and service.
Our family, 2 adults and three kids aged 6,3 and 0 loved this hotel. From check in to check out it was sublime. Beautiful property, great location, luxurious room, delicious food and world class service.