The Oberoi Mumbai
What We Love
- 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
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.
How to Get There
The sales teams oversell and operational team under perform. Facts are they happened. Upon booking and check in double occupancy and access to lounge confirmed and money taken. Upon visiting lounge denied entrance without verification, shared the same with Duty Manager no response until check out. As Oberoi guest we walked out nobody cared and went out looking for a place to spend the evening and conclude the business we had travelled for . Every challenge has an opportunity I found a new property which I will now would like call home the Taj Mumbai. I realized Oberoi talk is good but lacks the punch to deliver. The Oberoi team double faced , full of meaningless apologizes lack of transparency however my new home away from Home cares n focuses on every detail no matter how trivial . Now my opinion going forward if I ever transact with Oberoi no matter how long my stay I will make sure I pay on a daily basis , cause a refund from them is impossible . The Oberoi consider they can never be wrong and will give u cheap chocolates with a meaningless apology Oberoi can no longer be trusted .
Hi I have stayed recently in your hotel on 18th September stayed in room no 1458 with the name of Mr Satyam Datta
Would like to highlight few names who made my stay memorable likvi, Ruby, Shahrukh ,Abhishek Pandey these are gems of your hotel and special thanks to Mr. YOGESH Kokane who made it possible everything, humble, intelligent and kind of hospitality he has provided I am amazed. These names have taken Oberoi’s service standard to next level. Kudos looking forward for visiting again
This hotel is absolutely impressive. From the moment I arrived, I felt like royalty. The service was spectacular. Everything was very personalized. I was escorted to my room upon check-in, and given a very detailed tour, and explanation of the features of the room. The room was chock full of amenities, and endless surprises. The decor was splendiferous, and opulent. I had room service every night, and it was always prompt, and delivered with a big smile. I tried all the restaurants, and the service was extremely superb. The food quality was exceptional, and the dishes were incredibly delicious. The food presentation was exquisite. This hotel paid so much attention to details, and was dedicated to satisfying all the guests needs. The Oberoi is definitely a must, to visit. It more than exceeded my expectations.