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.
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We had a beautiful sea view Heritage Wing room which was lovely and of a high standard. Could not fault the service and standards. The shower was the best I think I have ever experienced in all the hotels I have visited worldwide!
Only small gripe was the swimming pool – there are very few loungers (30 perhaps) and for a 500 room hotel it is very poor and ends up with being unable to find somewhere to sit – they really need to do something about this as there is ample grassy areas adjacent to the pool which could easily accommodate more loungers. The pool staff were helpful but there really can’t do anything if all the loungers are taken. We mentioned when we checked out and they are aware of the issue, the hotel was not designed with a pool back in 1903 so space is limited.
We have stayed at the Taj Mumbai many many times over the last 40 years. We love it and have always found it an exceptional hotel, it is a complete treat. This time it was rather different. We stayed for 4 nights from the 11th February. I got sick on the 2nd day and was in bed for a day and a half, it was as a result of something I ate at the pool restaurant! After a lot of complaints we were upgraded to a suite, which was very nice but I lost two valuable days in Mumbai. I found the hotel packed with visitors more so that usual, as it is a tourist destination, so much so it was difficult getting down the corridors in the late afternoon. I also found the service not to be up to the usual standard. The sea lounge was exceptional as always.
THe Taj Mahal Palace was a dream and most of it was fulfilled by its location, its rooms - or suites in our case - and the cleanliness and fabulous bed linen. However, we were greatly disappointed wtih the slow and inefficient service at breakfast.
We were upgraded from the Taj Tower to the main hotel which was a great bonus. The delights of this hotel are well known and I will not dwell on them. I will just say that the staff make the hotel. Everyone we met had a smile on their face and gave a friendly greeting. It just seemed to come naturally to them. If we have to single out individuals two come to mind, the Director of Rooms - orientation, Ms Mahtaab P. Sidhwa; and our breakfast waiter, Percy - he was great. Special thanks to them for memorable service.
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.