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Taj Mahal Palace & Tower

Apollo Bunder, Mumbai (Bombay), India
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  • 82%
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  • Taj Mahal Palace & Tower
    Anurag Barua
    5 Jul 12, 2014

    The andaaz of hotel, restaurant and rooms are very surprising and so beautifully done the room work.

    Recommended for:Art & Design Lovers
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  • Taj Mahal Palace & TowerPro 2014
    Travis Katz
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    5 Oct 24, 2013

    This is a beautiful, historic hotel right near the Gateway to India. This hotel has hosted guests from John Lennon to Winston Churchill. The service here was amazing as was the food. The rooms are comfortable and very well appointed, with big soft towels and great beds. Would definitely come back!

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  • Taj Mahal Palace & TowerPro 2014
    Matthew Crompton
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    5 Oct 21, 2013

    Certainly Bombay's most famous hotel, and certainly one of its very best, this heritage landmark right beside the Gateway of India on the Colaba waterfront is THE place to experience top-notch comfort, character and service in a wonderfully historic building. Predictably expensive, it's played host to heads of state, actors and musicians for generations.

    Recommended for:Luxury Travelers
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    Shivangi
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    5 Jul 28, 2013

    Majestic Building right opposite Gateway of India. Its a Hotel and ofcourse has amazing food. In and around this area are some phenomenal food stalls.

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  • Taj Mahal Palace & Tower
    Sarah
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    5 May 19, 2013

    Lot has been said about the architecture, location, service, heritage about this hotel. So not gonna bore you further but share my experience in their not-so-oft written about Lounge & even more exclusive Spa.

    Nothing is quite as regal and nostalgic as a lazy mid-afternoon or even a high tea at the Sea Lounge http://goo.gl/dcrkt. This place is steeped in history, offers an exquisite view over the Gateway of India & indeed has the most delectable finger-food, petit fours,etc.

    Get a table by the panoramic window. Do ask for the mushroom vol-en-vents (they don't feature on the menu anymore - but they indulge their old patrons). Enjoy the piano music. Watch out for that tempting dessert cart as it makes the rounds. And to capture your moment - a photographer is always making the rounds ready to capture your memory!

    I have experienced and enjoyed the exclusive and sophisticated experiences the Taj in-house restaurants unfolds for their pampered guests. Highly recommended. Take a pick: http://goo.gl/Q8Hcn

    Should you be visiting around Diwali (like a Hindu Christmas! ) - look for their surprise knick-knacks. Ask for their exclusive gift hampers and don't forget their inhouse signature wines!

    Spa: Jiva - any Taj property which houses their signature spa line "Jiva" just reserve yourself for the pampering. Private, quite, fragrant environment. Treatment rooms placed at a distance, soft rustling sounds and barely any conversations or imposed music. Truly an oasis in an otherwise noisy and chaotic city. Must try experience. Go in for their light cleansing massage for activating the lymphatic system. Watch your skin glow for days later and how energized you feel. It is a 2 hour pampering.When in Chennai I had tried their couple Massage - but I don't know if the Mumbai hotel's 6 treatment rooms houses this special. They do have a gym & beauty salon as part of the spa.

    And should you be headed to India in the hot summer months - look forward to be rewarded by the limited-time-only MANGO menu! mango menu in INdia is like nothing you've seen elsewhere, It is considered a "royal" fruit - "king of kings" blah blah. Just have a blast.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    Elena
    5 May 06, 2013

    Arguably the best hotel in the world. We stayed in the Tower where the rooms are not as nice as the palace (the rooms are good but not amazing), but the real stand out at this hotel is the service. The staff was absolutely phenomenal taking care of every whim and need and always with a kind smile. The breakfast is also one of the best buffet breakfasts I've ever had!

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  • Taj Mahal Palace & Tower
    Radhika Delfosse
    5 Nov 25, 2012

    This hotel is amazing. Not only is the building beautiful but the staff will go to any lengths to make sure your stay is perfect. And make sure you try Wasabi restaurant for delicious food from Iron Chef Morimoto.

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    Hemini hpatel
    4 Jul 17, 2012

    Most arractive taj mahal hotel beautifull sight seeing near gateway of india.arbian ocean you could see sunset ovely view of mumbia

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  • Taj Mahal Palace & Tower
    Crystal Yan
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    I usually loathe hotels that are way too fancy, but I came here for high tea because it was raining since I was in India during monsoon season. I loved it, the place is beautiful and the service is great. There was even an interview with an actor at the table next to us. And the food was ridiculously fun to eat - delicately flavored chai, small appetizers (samosas, idli), cute pastries, and adorable tea sandwiches.

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  • Taj Mahal Palace & TowerPro 2014
    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    This is the grand dame of Mumbai and is worth a visit even if you don't stay here. The hotel consists of a modern "tower" and an older "palace" section. The "palace" section lives up to its name -- opulent furnishings, lots of dark wood, and nice views of the harbor and Gate of India.

    A stay here is an experience and worth it even if you only spend one night. It is a great refuge from the chaos of the city and way to get up close and personal with a historical landmark.

    The service is impeccable. The hotel has full facilities, including a nice pool area. It is very easy to explore the local neighborhood on foot.

    Note: I stayed here prior to the terrorist attack. My understanding is that the hotel has been refurbished and is back in working order. It is definitely worth checking in advance.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    Edward Ford
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    The whole Taj experience is impeccable, although very expensive. You get what you pay for. 5 Star service all round

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  • Taj Mahal Palace & Tower
    Ross Wollen
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    This is the obvious choice for best hotel in Mumbai. Exceptionally expensive, but the Taj is one of the grand old Asian hotels, a landmark in Indian tourism and a legitimate destination in its own right.

    The location is ideal. Prosperity tends to stick to the suburbs in Mumbai, and most of the quality hotels are nowhere near the tourist spots. But the Taj's back door opens onto the Gateway of India and the boats to Elephanta, and it is thronged by tourists, beggars and touts. It is not just among the attractions: it is the attraction.

    One stop shopping for gorgeous colonial architecture, world class service and the bustling insanity of Bombay.

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    Wouter Blok
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Overwon my Delhi Belly to be traeted to some of the best sushi I *ever* had. Most memorable: the horseraddish will be grinded at your table to fresh wasabi.

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  • Taj Mahal Palace & Tower
    Kathleen Yip
    5 Jul 28, 2013

    Simply amazing. You must venture out of the hotel to really get the true experience of Mumbai.

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  • Taj Mahal Palace & Tower
    Aresh Gutta
    5 Oct 28, 2012

    Excellent view and good restaurants.

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    Hameed Anamangad
    3 Oct 11, 2012
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    Zeffiro Dulivo
    5 Sep 13, 2012

    a best hotel for india.. i like it

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  • Taj Mahal Palace & Tower
    Isam Bayazidi
    5 Aug 26, 2012

    Excellent Restaurants, friendly staff, spacious rooms

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  • Taj Mahal Palace & Tower
    Chantal Ana Delsanto
    5 Aug 23, 2012

    beautiful and select luxury grand hotel... i love it

    Recommended for:Luxury Travelers
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  • Taj Mahal Palace & Tower
    Ayush Tyagi
    5 Jul 09, 2012

    awesome place to visit

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Description

On the Colaba waterfront next to the Gateway of India, this five-star hotel is India's most famous, and has been welcoming illustrious visitors from rock stars to heads of state for over a century. Service, amenities, and prices are all predictably top-drawer -- the benchmark for luxury in the city. ... read more

Amenities:

  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Data Ports
  • TV In Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sauna
  • In-House Bar
  • Meeting Rooms
  • In-House Dining
  • Wake Up Service
  • Family Rooms
  • Coffee & Tea Maker
  • Safe
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Mini Bar In Room
  • Handicap Accessible

Reviews Summary

Excellent!1882 reviews across the web.

  • Guests recommend this as a luxury hotel.
  • Guests recommend this hotel for business travelers.
  • Service
    94% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Ambiance
    93% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
  • Hotel
    91% thought it was clean.
  • Location
    90% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby.
  • Hotel Building
    82% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
  • Grounds
    Beautiful grounds.

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