A low-key, chic boutique hotel with a funky vibe that’s located in a heritage building.
Imagine a stylish backpacker’s hangout that’s grown up to become a retreat for those looking for the finer things in life and you’ll have the unique Abode Mumbai, the city’s first luxury boutique hotel. A cosy retreat with a quirky design – reclaimed wooden detail and one-of-a-kind antique furnishings and décor and white-washed, exposed brick walls – this hotel endorses the adage that the best things come in small packages. As well as its design, the hotel’s cultural and environmental consciousness should be celebrated too. Amongst other initiatives, they exclusively use a taxi company that hires local female drivers and the massages are given by trainee therapists from a Mumbai-based school for the blind.
This is the type of hotel that gets fantastic word of mouth recommendations – a stay here will make you feel like you have stumbled across a hidden gem. The friendly and personal service creates a home-away-from-home atmosphere in a city that’s pretty far from home itself. You’ll be given a mobile phone with the hotel’s number on speed dial to use during your stay allowing you to navigate the city at ease and with peace of mind. The hotel themselves offer a collection of authentic city tours, perfect if you are looking to get off the tourist path and experience a taste of the real Mumbai; however you are still within easy reach of a number of Colaba’s main attractions such as The Gateway of India, the Taj Mahal Palace, the Regal Cinema (be sure to catch a film in the home of Bollywood) and the famous cricket ground, the Oval Maiden.
A short walk from The Gateway of India, the Taj Mahal Palace and the waterfront walkway in Colaba
Breakfast at the Café.
*Denotes local charge