My first time to India, I stayed at the Trident, a classic "Western" hotel in South Mumbai. I wanted to try something different this time, something more "local", so decided on The Oriental Residency.
The hotel is great in the things that matter most to me - the room and bathroom were clean and tidy, the air conditioning worked great, the staff were friendly and accommodating, and the wireless worked well (fast enough for eMail, browsing, but not for streaming video).
The neighbourhood is typical Mumbai, bustling and crowded, but the hotel is tucked on a relatively quiet place on a cross street. It's a short walk to Khar Road station and a Rs 10, 30-minute ride to Churchgate. I loved "commuting" and getting more of the local feel of the city.
If you want the luxury of the Trident/Taj, this isn't the place for you. But if you want a good, clean, comfortable hotel for a more local experience, and at a great price, it's the perfect spot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Oriental Residency is in Bandra, a hip neighborhood in Mumbai. A 5-minute drive from Khar Train Station, the hotel’s front desk and restaurant are conveniently open 24 hours a day.Offering city views of Mumbai, rooms at The Oriental Residency have a flat-screen TV and a safe. A minibar and tea/coffee making amenities are also provided. The private bathrooms have shower facilities.Soul Restaurant and Bar offers seafood, Indian and international dishes, with vegetarian options. Room service is also available 24 hours a day.Travel services include car rental and ticket or tour bookings. Express laundry and ironing services are also available. The hotel provides free airport pickup and free on-site parking.The Oriental Residency is a 15-minute drive from Mumbai’s Santa Cruz Domestic Airport and a 25-minute drive from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. The Bandra Kurla Complex is just one mile away.Hotel Rooms: 44 ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Oriental Residency Hotel Mumbai (Bombay)