by Raji G on May 15, 2013
Firstly, South Mumbai is not the cheapest of places. Therefore paying for a hotel room around $75 to $100 is very reasonable. Having extensively researched hotels in South Bombay this is best place for under $100.
However if Staying in South Bombay is not a priority, then you can certainly get a lot better place for your money in the suburban areas ( If you book early enough you can stay at the Sofitel in Bandra for under $125 ).
Also please make sure not to catch taxi's recommended by the hotel staff since the their prices are rigged.
by Maysie21 on May 10, 2013
We came to Mumbai for a shopping holiday as well as a wedding. When we arrived at Chateau Windsor I was shocked at the simplicity (as my mum had booked it) However, it was perfectly clean, the staff were sweet and friendly, we would order tea to the room and it would arrive quite promptly. The decor is dated, but for £40/50ish a night I cant really complain - especially as it was for 3 of us sharing a room! It isn't somewhere you would want to spend much time in as there's not much to do and its quite shabby but it was perfect for our trip and our intentions for being in Mumbai!
by Ejmitchell on May 09, 2013
Having heard that mumbai was very expensive for decent accommodation we ensured that we budgetted enough to be certain of a bedbug free and comfortable hotel. Whilst this hotel met both of these requirements it still came up short given that we paid over £50 per night for our stay.
Our room, on the roof, appeared to be an after thought and felt fairly 'hut like'. The decor was tired, the bathroom miniature and towels ratty. Particularly annoying was the air con, which rattled like an old fashioned bus and kept us awake. After time spent in thailand, cambodian and vietnam this really felt substandard and we feel that the trip adviser reviews to date (which informed our decision to book) misrepresent the value on offer.
The front of house staff manning the desk were also disappointing. At no point did we feel welcome at the hotel and we also felt that our requests for help (such as whether we could book trains at churchgate) were incovenient to the hotel as we were effectively waved away.
The porters were far nicer and managed to smile, though we did at times feel uncomfortable when they loitered for tips. In a budget hotel when the services are standard i don't feel that it is appropriate to tip on every occasion.
The breakfast was standard and, if not included in the room, is a bargain at 60 rupees. Other drinks were similarly good value. The Roof terrace was also pleasant.
Overall we feel a bit ripped off by the hotel (especially the 1350 rupee pick up!!). Im not sure of the general standard in mumbai but for £50 a night id expect at least friendlier service.
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