More about The Oberoi - Mumbai
A great start to our holiday
We stayed at the Oberoi Mumbai at the start of our 18 day holiday in India. Having read some of the reviews we were unsure what to expect.
We arrived after an overnight flight and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Our room was on the no smoking floor and was spotless clean, huge bathroom and fabulous views out to sea. Couldn't have asked for more!
Service and attention to detail were superb - I wanted to do some shopping and the concierge was most helpful and made sure that I knew exactly where I was going, how much to pay the taxi driver etc. The shops in the mall attached to the hotel are excellent, particularly the one run by the hotel which has a really good choice of top quality items.
Excellent hotel in great city
Stayed at the Oberoi at Nariman Point in Mumbai during a business trip. The hotel is located adjacent to the Hilton and you can eat in both hotels. The restaurants are excellent, in particular India Jones in the Hilton.
My room was very good, comfortable bed, up market toiletries etc. But what makes this place special, and in fact in my experience most of Asia/India, is the level of service and attention to detail. You actually feel like the hotel wants you to be there and to enjoy your stay with them. The frequent "good Mornings", "hope you are enjoying your stays" etc are neither put on nor forced. And they come from all members of staff.
The hotel looks magnificent and is well placed at Nariman Point at the end of the Marine Drive or Queens Necklace.
There is also a very good shopping centre beneath the hotel where they have a wide variety of small shops. I found the leather luggage shop (Hide Park) and the jewellers (Gemsstar) very high quality and good value for money.
I would highly recommend this hotel
Business Traveler REview
The Oberoi rooms were well-appointed and spacious. The decor was neutral but elegant. The location was in one of the better parts of Mumbai. The service was very attentive albeit a bit overdone. For example, the towels were serviced several times a day. Despite signs indicating that your towels would not be replaced if they were hanging up in attempt to be environmentally conscious, they were replaced. The newspapers were brought daily despite request that this service be stopped. There were a lot of employees of the hotel standing in public areas to greet. This excessive service seemed unneccessary in such stark and poor surroundings of Mumbai. The gym was a surprise. It was pretty comprehensive for a hotel gym. I've traveled a lot, and this was certainly in the top 10% of hotel gyms. I used the spa services for an ayervedic massage. The staff was accomodating and the treatment was enjoyable and exotic. One of the highlights of my stay was arranged through the concierge and was a series of private yoga tutorials with Mr. Limani. His instruction and explanation of this ancient Indian art was scientifically sound (I am a physician) and he was prompt, courteous, and professional. For a 71 year old Indian yoga guru, he was very youthful and enthusiastic. I aspire to embrace this art and become like him. I would stay again.
The Raj would have loved this place
From the moment I arrived, I knew I was in for a treat. My flight was delayed and I arrived around 1 am which would make anyone grumpy. The airport transfer was flawless and was checked in directly in my room to avoid any further delays. The staff here are truly personal concierges and knows there jobs inside and out. There is a conscious effort to assist you no matter how mundane the question is.
An Oasis in Mumbai
We saved the best till last and we weren't disappointed at all. Fantastic hotel, great amenities and amazing room. All 5* all the way.
The food at Tiffin and room service was excellent. There was no request at any level for a tip - a great relief.
Everything was just perfect. Will definitely stay there again.
What a treat, loved it!
Our party of four arrived at the Oberoi on New Years Eve, having checked out early from another hotel due to a huge disappointment. On arrival we were instantly upgraded, at no additional cost.
The reception given by the staff was polite and warm, of course you might say that this is how it should be for a 5 star hotel, but this isn't always the case.
The hotel itself feels luxurious, its smart, modern and immaculately clean. There is a huge front lobby which makes a great meeting area.
Our rooms were amazing - the views onto Marine Drive and the arabian sea spectacular. The rooms were spacious, bright and airy - really well furnished. Massive comfortable bed, writing desk, sofa - it made for a very comfortable stay.
There is a seperate dressing area - and a large bathroom, with a seperate bath and shower cubicle... we were provided with plenty of quality toiletries, bath robes, slippers and big fluffy towels.
We dined at a couple of the restaurants at the hotel and the food was superb, pricey perhaps, but worth the money. Also made use of the bar and room service - no complaints there either.
The hotel is annexed to The Hilton, through a walk way. Being New Years Eve the salon at the Oberoi was booked to the hilt, but we were able to get appointments at the Hilton. We also took advantage of the shopping arcade in the Hilton. Its fantastic to have so much to hand without stepping out of your hotel.
It is a really nice part of Mumbai to be in - lots of restaurants and clubs close by.
If it's within your budget, then I believe your going to enjoy staying at the Oberoi.
a very good place
there are not that many places in mumbai..so if you can have a good place on the Oberoi ( through expedia, for example), dont hesitate and go there: comfort, great service, great gym and access to the pool of the Hilton, much better tnah the one of the Hotel. And if you have to chose between Oberoi and its twin, the Hilton Towers, chose Oberai: the staff is incredibly better.
One of the nicest hotels in Mumbai
Oberoi Mumabi is an absolute delight for the tired traveller. The check in is fast and the rooms are spacious, clean and very much on par with some of the best hotels in the world.
The staff are very courteous and helpful.
The buffet breakfast at Tiffin is delicoius and full of choices that include indian, continental, american and much more. Have not tried the other restaurants but have heard they are good too.
The bathrooms are excellent, though the bathtub is not so big (to accomodate two if thats what you have in mind) but the shower area is just fine.
Overall, if you have stayed in Oberoi delhi, then this is a much better experience (not that delhi is bad) But Mumbai Oberoi is far superior compared to Delhi in terms of staff attitude and overall hospitality.
I must mention the painist who starts early in the morning and is such a delight to listen to. And you can hear it from your rooms too and it is not too loud at all or disturbing in any way.
Being resident of Bombay (Mumbai) I havent actually stayed here but have often visited people who have.
The rooms at every level are exactly what one requires; not too modern (read "soul-less") and certainly not old-world (read "tired"). With exactly the right amenities. Ocean-view rooms give you an amazing view of the city's seascape and skyline; while the Deluxe Suites are the equal of anything else in the world.
The glory of this hotel is its bar: The Bayview, unmatched for its sunset views across Marine Drive and the sweet music by George the resident pianist, who's been here for 35 years....and could well give Bob James a run for his money!!
The restaurants too are superb, particularly "Kandahar" the Indian restaurant, specialising in grills and proving the point that Indian food is NOT all tongue-burning but can be subtle and delicately flavoured!
And "Tiffin" which has the best Sunday (champagne) Brunch I have had, complete with pysters and unlimited Sushi!
Also the "Tea Lounge" serving a variety of gourmet teas and coffees plus sandwiches, located off the lobby and offering that lovely view....
Can anyone suggest a 3 days plan for visiting Mumbai?
My wife & I are going to Mumbai on March 21 (our first time there).
We want to begin the city journey from 5 pm. I have two complete other days there(22,23 Mar).We are staying at Oberoi Hotel(Nariman point).
We like to see the "must see" sites in days,have a 2-3 hours rest at hotel after lunch ,some walking in nice places and go for nightlife(live show,...) in nightswe (will use taxi for transports).
Can you kindly suggest a complete plan for us?
Thanks and best regards
RE: Can anyone suggest a 3 days plan for visiting Mumbai?
Dear VT Friend,
Welcome to Mumbai.Business capital of INDIA
Day 1 (21/03/2006 5.00 P.M.)
As you are staying at Nariman point you can take a Tonga ride.
From Oberoi Mumbai looks beautiful. You can see the queens Necklace by night from the 35th floor of The Oberoi towers. Now it is Hilton towers.
Also please check your bookings is it The Oberoi or Oberoi towers (Hilton towers)
Also request for Sea Facing room you will really enjoy the beautiful View.
You can get a Tonga from out side of the hotel. They charge between 100 to 200 Indian Rupees.
Day 2 (22/03/2006)
Early morning before breakfast you can go for a morning walk. Mumbai looks beautiful from Nariman point.
One day trip
I have suggested this route as it is against the traffic. You will save lot of time.
1st Half 9.00 to 2.00
Chow patty beach
Kamala Nehru park
Mumbai central station
Nariman point, back to the Hotel for Lunch or rest
2nd half 3.00 to 8.00
Prince of Wales museum,
Jahangir art gallery.
Gateway of India,
Iskon Temple (Babulnath)
Nehru Science centre
9.00 to 3.00
You can take a boat ride to Elephant caves from Gateway of India.
Evening you can enjoy the night life around your hotel.
Visit a night club or have a candle light dinner
Wishing you Happy Journey
RE: Can anyone suggest a 3 days plan for visiting Mumbai?
further to yatins reply .. while using cabs insist that you pay via the taxi meter card ....
Also the hanging gardens ( 10 mins from oberoi ) is a nice place to visit too ...