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
Very nice service...rooms are neat n clean. Point of view is cool..ms.kajol helped us.architecture is excellent ..the window sight seeing gives peace ..hospitality is outstanding...
Ms.mitul exorted us towards the room
Ms.kajol's behaviour was exemplery
We visited for 10 days in March. The location is perfect with many tourist destinations within walking distance and of course the famous “Queen’s Necklace” ie Marine Drive is on the door step.
Check in was flawless. They had the details already so we went straight to our room. The check out was equally rapid and without fuss. The bags had already been loaded in the car so we just had to get in and be on our way.
The breakfast was superb. Fresh fruit, cereal and pastries were excellent as was the selection of bread. The hot dishes were yummy.
The gym and the attendant were excellent, happily providing whatever you needed.
The rooms and facilities were what you expect from the brand and the staff were most helpful and professional.
There wasn’t anything to complain about so I guess we’ll be back!
I visited India on 12 occasions and The Oberoi Mumbai was on my bucket list of hotels to one day stay at. I had the privilege of staying at The Oberoi Mumbai in February 2019 for 3 nights and it took my breath away. The moment I entered the foyer, I was mesmerized by the beauty of the interior. Everything about this hotel was superb...the food, accommodation, and hospitality. Right from check-in to check-out, there was nothing to fault. The staff was always willing to help. The restaurant manager Mayank Pandey was especially helpful and accommodating when I fell ill. He made sure a doctor was called and that I was eating to keep up my strength. Thank you for taking care of me Mayank! What makes this hotel so special and extraordinary, is the exceptional and staff who go beyond their call of duty in ensuring that you have a pleasant and memorable stay.
Sadly, I had to get back to my world and reality. But I will always and forever treasure those beautiful memories of The Oberoi Mumbai.
As is expected of The Oberoi, Mumabai the service was impeccable ! To make the birthday "staycation" celebrations more special the Oberoi team put together a number of thoughtful details to personalise the entire experience. The team are very quick and responsive to any requests from house keeping to in room dining to Cafe Fenix. all the staff are well informed and on the same page, from the check-in to the pool side staff everyone knew we were there for a special occasion and they made sure everything went smoothly.
Very nice hotel, staff very pleasant and in a good position.
Suite well appointed and large with nice view of the bay.
Excellent Italian restaurant, in India!!
Unfortunately we were staying during the fighting in the North with Pakistan and security was high. Management tried to smooth things.