Take a look at the best kid-friendly hotels in Mumbai (Bombay).
ITC Maratha, Mumbai is a four-and-a-half-pearl hotel within a 15-minute drive from both the international and domestic airports. Its location is ideal for business travelers and tourists not concerned about visiting the main attractions of the city. The 380 guest rooms are spacious and come with flat-screen TVs, minibars, and free Wi-Fi -- selected rooms have butlers and massage chairs. Its seven dining facilities serve traditional and contemporary Indian and Asian cuisine, and all rates include a free buffet breakfast. There's also an outdoor pool, a full spa, and fitness center. Business facilities include a business center and seven meeting rooms, plus a ballroom and garden event space. Travelers looking for an even more luxurious experience for a similar rate may wish to check out The St. Regis Mumbai.
The Taj Mahal Palace is an iconic luxury hotel in South Mumbai. The hotel is most well-known for its amazing location overlooking the Gateway of India as well as its reputation for offering some of the most luxurious hospitality in Mumbai. Attention to detail is what makes this hotel so special, with nine specialized dining facilities, two spas, an outdoor swimming pool, and a fitness center. The 550 rooms have elegant and sophisticated decor with air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and sea views. Rooms in the Palace Wing include a personal butler service. The major downside here is that not all rates include breakfast. While The Taj Mahal Palace is unrivaled in most regards, The St. Regis Mumbai is another luxurious and elite option in Mumbai.
This luxury hotel from the Four Seasons chain offers an alluring set of features, including an attractive outdoor pool, a rooftop lounge with nightly DJ sets, and two on-site restaurants serving Asian and Italian fare. There's also a full spa, as well as a modern fitness center and free yoga classes. The 202 guest rooms are fairly simple decor-wise, and some guests find them tired and not up to par with Four Seasons standards. Nevertheless, they come equipped with plenty of modern comforts, including flat-screen TVs, DVD players, minibars, and free Wi-Fi. The marble bathrooms have both soaking tubs and walk-in rainfall showers. For more stylish luxury rooms, check out the The St. Regis Mumbai or the InterContinental Marine Drive.
The five-pearl St. Regis Mumbai sits next to Mumbai's high end shopping malls, High Street Phoenix Mall and the Palladium Mall, and is known as one of the most luxurious hotels in the city. The 395 rooms have sophisticated decor with flat-screen TVs, kettles, minibars, and city views. Free personal butler service in all rooms is a nice touch and some suites have soaking whirlpool tubs in front of large windows. With wonderful on-site amenities ranging from a rooftop pool, spa, seven restaurants, and a nightclub, it’s hard to go wrong with the St. Regis. As a business hotel though, it’s quite busy with crowded elevators, sometimes slow restaurant service, and an occasional cold atmosphere. Travelers who want sea views and a closer location to the main attractions might consider the InterContinental Marine Drive.
While this upscale Hyatt is under a 15-minute drive from the terminals at Chhatrapati Shivaji, its sleek, contemporary interiors place it a cut above the average airport hotel. With no tourist sites within walking distance, and downtown Mumbai almost an hour's drive away, the hotel mostly serves business travelers wanting easy access to the airport and the nearby commercial complexes. However, even vacationing guests love the modern comforts of the 401 rooms, which have minibars, marble bathrooms, pool views, and free Wi-Fi. Several restaurants serve international fare, and there's a 24-hour gym, gorgeous pool, small spa, and six business/event rooms. Closer to Mumbai's city center, The Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai has similar features and only a slightly higher price tag.
The Resort is a three-pearl 94-room hotel situated on lush tropical grounds overlooking Aksa Beach. It's far from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai, and the grounds are peaceful and quiet. Renovated rooms and suites are modern and minimalist, and some have balconies with lovely views of the sea. However, while the villas include two bedrooms and outdoor space, they're badly in need of renovations. The same goes for many common areas. The hotel was updating its restaurant and other spots in 2017, so check ahead on the progress. In spite of renovations, dining mostly gets good marks, and the outdoor pool is another plus. The Retreat Hotel & Convention Centre is another option on the beach, and it has a fitness center and indoor games.