Navigating Mumbai is a challenge. Whether your trip is for business, pleasure, or history and culture the Hotel Guru has done the research for you and will recommend the best places to stay in Mumbai. Stretching along seven islands and a long peninsular, this is a big city. Each district has its own noted attractions and atmosphere. We have carefully listed the hotels to give you the best experience of the different faces of Mumbai.
Primarily the financial and business district. Good to see the museums, forts, temples and hanging gardens. The Colaba area on the southern tip is a lively area packed with bars, markets and street stalls which are open from the early morning until late into the evening.
If you want to be close to the film, media and fashion world. This area is creative, cosmopolitan and casual. Lots of restaurants and boutique shops. 13kms from the International airport.
Where to stay if you're interested in the history from the opulent days of the Raj.
A good 3-star option close to all the tourist attractions in Colaba. Value for money in a prime spot. Clean simple rooms - the triple rooms are good for groups.
Mumbai (Juhu Vile Parle West)
A glass fronted hotel within walking distance of Juhu beach. Rooms are simple but tasteful, an a la carte restaurant and coffee bar with snacks in house and there are plenty of restaurants to explore nearby. The perfect spot for people watching, the film and media world is on your doorstep.
Great value, comfortable hotel in a good location. Explore the historical south. Enjoy the galleries and museums. The hanging gardens are worth a visit. No frills here, breakfast and snacks are served at the sea view rooftop terrace with plenty of culinary options from local eateries.
Mumbai (M.B. Marg)
A unique, quintessentially Bombay stay. Thoughtfully designed rooms feature typical Bharat tiles, antique furnishings and some, roll-top baths. There is an all day café, sitting room, library (filled with books on India) and a spa. A boutique lover's dream.
The carbon footprint conscious eco-warrior can sleep easy in Mumbai's flagship 'green' hotel. Rooms are decorated in a classic style. Club rooms feature separate sitting rooms. You will naturally gravitate towards the rooftop pool, and perhaps away from the Karaoke Bar. There is also a spa and gym.
Mumbai (Colaba Causeway)
You'll find the Hotel Godwin in Colaba, the busy southern district of Mumbai. It boasts a rooftop lounge and restaurant with views of the Arabian sea and the city. The rooms are clean and compact but each has a veranda. A good central location in the heart of the prime shopping area.
Mumbai (District Raigad)
A hidden gem just south of Mumbai. A chic hotel with an air of exclusivity. Gorgeous, but simply decorated rooms and suites surrounding a swimming pool. Excellent service too. There's a spa on the adjacent property at the Farmhouse. Ideal for romantic hideaways and exclusive use.
Mumbai (Bandra Kurla Complex)
Located in BKC, a short distance from trendy Bandra, the Sofitel provides a luxurious and modern stay. Rooms feature plenty of mirrors, plush velvet and sparkle; a far cry from the corporate hotels in the area. All this plus four restaurants, a rooftop pool, an excellent spa, and gym.
Mumbai (Appolo Bunder)
Comfortable, small and stylish in an excellent location in the old town of Colaba. Simple-chic rooms range from beach style to Mediterranean glamour. The hotel's restaurant All Stir Fry serves up delicious dishes and The Havana Bar takes care of drinks. There is even a nightclub - Polly Esther's.
Located in Cuffe Parade: close enough to South Mumbai's attractions without being in the thick of it. Rooms are decorated in a classic style with neutral tones and fantastic views across the harbour. There are plenty of five star dining options plus a gym, JIVA spa and pool. A firm favourite.
Mumbai (Shastri Nagar)
Trendy hotel decorated in a minimalist Swedish style located in Mumbai's suburbs. State-of-the art rooms with all the mod cons in minimalist style. Award-winning cuisine and roof top dining area. Great business facilities too. A stylish spot.
Mumbai (Andheri East)
Leela has become synonymous with lavish design and the avant-garde and its Mumbai offering is no exception. Decor is a successful blend of modern meets Moghul with fine silks, rich velvets, Indian artworks and hand woven rugs. Enjoy the fine dining and spa. Located five minutes from the airport.
Mumbai (Bandra Kurla Complex,)
Smart and stylish hotel in Mumbai's commercial district. Well appointed guest rooms and suites, a wide range of restaurants, a relieving outdoor swimming pool, fantastic spa and a fitness centre. Its location and extensive conference facilities make it ideal for business trips.
Mumbai (Andheri, Western Suburbs)
A trendy contemporary hotel 1.5kms from the International airport. . Meeting rooms are available with state-of-the-art facilities. Each guest room is original and displays it's own theme based on nature. A complete winner with it's fabulous olympic sized infinity pool and fitness club, hard to beat.
Located on Mumbai's most famous road, Marine Drive, this time tested favourite features an English style pub, Geoffrey’s, and Chinese cuisine at The Oriental Blossom. The rooms are decorated with Indian accents and most feature sea views. There is an impressive rooftop pool, as well as a gym.
Located in the popular Bandra area, Taj Lands End stands out amidst the other five star hotels. Rooms decorated in rich colours feature luxurious bathrooms. There is an inviting outdoor pool and plenty of al-fresco dining options which make the most of those Arabian Sea views. Cuisine is top drawer.
Mumbai (Hanuman Nagar, Pali Hill)
Petit boutique hotel close to the fashion, film and media world in the suburb of Khar. A relaxed oasis set back from the bustle. Excellent Mediterranean food, lovely rooms, and artistic ambience. A characterful gem set apart from the usually super modern hotels.
Providing accommodation worthy of its five star address the Grand Hyatt has it all - even its own nightclub! Light and contemporary rooms are juxtaposed with dark marble bathrooms. There are plenty of on-site activities including the Christiaan Georgio salon and must mention China House restaurant.
Clean and contemporary rooms provide a great base during your stay. With pleasant gardens, an enticing pool and the renowned Club Prana Spa there are plenty of ways to unwind or take advantage of the well equipped fitness centre. Casual dining comes courtesy of STAX and Glasshouse. A great choice.
Mumbai (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road)
Enjoying unspoilt views across the Arabian Sea you could not ask for a better positioned hotel. On Marine Drive, Mumbai's most famous road, this refreshingly modern hotel provides several fine dining options. Rooms are bright and airy with panoramic windows and a hint towards a nautical feel.
One of Mumbai's best addresses with views of the Arabian Sea and the famous AER rooftop bar. Boasting a fabulous spa providing Rossano Ferretti salon, Ayurvedic treatments, personal training and much more. Rooms are decorated in a classic style with Indian accents. There is an inviting rooftop pool.
Mumbai (135 Netaji Subhash Road)
Smaller and cosier than the other big hitters, but equally luxurious. Spacious contemporary rooms with excellent views. Famous Dome bar on the roof top with unrivalled views over Marine Drive. Popular Thai restaurant Koh and fabulous roof top pool. Chic and intimate.
Located within Mumbai's airport complex, Taj's newest property provides convenience and luxury. The spaces are palatial as are the beautifully decorated rooms and modern bathrooms. There is an outdoor pool, spa and 24 hour fitness centre. Gourmet cuisine is served courtesy of China Inc and Rivea.
Conveniently located five star accommodation. Luxurious suites and bathrooms feature city views. Dine on Asian dishes at Yuuka and By the Mekong or Indian dishes at The Sahib Room. There is an outdoor pool located on the 10th floor, Iridium Spa and Jean-Claude Biguine salon. Lavish city style.
Huge, plush and ultra-comfortable contemporary hotel on Nariman Point. Exceptional views out to see and over Marine Drive. Floor to ceiling windows, marble floors, and rich furnishings. A smart tourist attraction in itself with its many high quality boutiques.
Designed to have the last word in opulence and luxury. The Taj’s reputation remains intact and is now much of a tourist attraction in itself. It sits looking out to see over the Gateway of India. A timeless classic with artworks, beautiful gardens, and a world-class restaurant.