I live in Mumbai and decided I wanted to take a few days off when my mum came to visit me. I did not have the time to spend travelling back and forth to a holiday destination. So I looked for a vacation spot within Mumbai itself and that’s how I came to spend a few days at the Waterstones hotel.
It is a medium sized boutique hotel located in Andheri, a minute away from the new airport. From the time you pull up into the hotel porch with its impressive Art deco ceiling and go up to a tranquil sky blue and white lobby you are surrounded by great design sense. I had booked myself into a mountain room. Seeing how unconventionally designed my room was, my curiosity got the better of me and I found myself peeking in to the other rooms as well. Each floor is designed according to different themes: Marine, Rainforest, Fire, Glacier and Mountain. They were spacious, well maintained and had me wishing I could have stayed in a different room every day.
On the same property is the Waterstones Club and Spa. As a hotel guest, I got to use all the facilities of the club and spa.
My mum and me spent many mornings playing scrabble at the Club, sipping ‘ nimbu paani ‘, with nothing to disturb us but for a few birds chirping outside. The entire property is lush green and beautifully landscaped that for not one minute did I miss not going away to a holiday spot. If I were staying here on work I could not think of a better place to come back to in the evening. One could unwind with a relaxing massage at the spa, work out in the state of the art gym or do a couple of laps in the luxuriously long pool.
The hotel staff to be extremely courteous and helpful. Ordering from room service was a pleasure. Not once did they get any of my orders wrong nor did I have to call back asking for anything. Everything that you needed was provided for in the tray. The food is outstanding and unlike a lot of other hotels the portions here are enormous.
As a woman I would recommend this hotel to single women travelers. For people living in Mumbai this is a wonderful haven to get away to. As for me, my next trip would be to the Rokeby Manor at Mussoorie, another one of their properties.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located within 5 minutes driving distance from the Mumbai International Airport, Waterstones Hotel epitomizes the authentic quintessence of Boutique Hospitality at its best-small, luxurious & very intimate. Distinctive architecture, atypical design elements, attention to luxurious comforts and other distinctive touches characterize the Waterstones Hotel; providing a richer and special guest experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gordon House Mumbai
- Gordon House Hotel Mumbai