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“Does the job”
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Sheel Hotel
Ranked #267 of 448 Hotels in Mumbai (Bombay)
Oxford, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Does the job”
Reviewed 12 February 2013

A good deal for Mumbai but not as cheap as other reviewers have said - we paid 550 rupees for twin room (shared bathroom) - private bathroom was 1050 rupees. Basic (just beds in a small room) but very well located. The room was clean (ish) and clean sheets were brought for us - though we were a bit started by a mouse running out from under one of our pillows! It was quite noisy as the walls to the room don't go all the way to the top (wire mesh separating the rooms) so you heard other guests coming and going. The management were friendly but it was a very male dominated place with groups of men hanging around. Not sure i'd be comfortable staying here as a woman by myself. Apparently there is free wifi too, though we didn't put this to the test.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Mrswonderstuff
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Jitin G, Owner at Sheel Hotel, responded to this review, 29 May 2015
Dear Mrswonderstuff,

Thank you for your valuable feedback.
We are glad to have served you.

Regards.
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2012

Thanks to the other reviews we decided to go with this hotel and were not disappointed :)

The rooms are cheap and basic, we paid 400 rupees for a twin room and shared a bathroom (bucket jobbie/squat toilet).

They don't serve food but there are plenty of restaurants and streets stalls nearby, so you are not short of places to eat.

It was clean, safe, secure, quiet and right near to VT station, very central.

The staff are very friendly and stored our bags for us for the day when we had vacated our room to do some sight-seeing.

If you want to save money and can do without luxury, then this is the place for you.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank TomHPhoto
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Jitin G, Owner at Sheel Hotel, responded to this review, 29 May 2015
Dear TomHPhoto,


Thank you for the vote of confidence. Please do recommend us to your loved ones as well.


Regards.
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2012

This place is CHEAP, there's very little in Mumbai that can even come close to the price. Keep that in mind, because you are going to be disappointed if you think that 500 rupees is going to get you much in this city.

However, what this place may lack in cleanliness and appearance, it makes up for in price, location, and customer service. They really were great to us, and being right across from Victoria Terminus is awesome. There is quite a bit of cheap food around there, too...you just have to hunt for it. We stayed here for 5 nights. A bit noisy, but little to no mosquitoes balances this out nicely for me!

Tip: Learn the bus routes and take buses from here all over the city for very little money! Also consider taking the local commuter train from VT across the street. These can save you "a fortune" on taxis / tuk tuks. Colaba is about 1.5km from here if you want to walk.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank IDreamedOfThis
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Jitin G, Owner at Sheel Hotel, responded to this review, 29 May 2015
Dear DreamedOfThis,

Thank you for your valuable feedback.

Regards.
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Coimbatore, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2012

I was in Mumbai on 24,25,26,27 September at SHEEL HOTEL I am from Tamilnadu,Coimbatore i booked my stay through Phone from Coimbatore,they confirmed my booking,when i arrived to hotel the room cleaning was going on,but they obliged me, by arranging to have bath and nap further provided a safe place to keep my luggage,after 2 Hrs i was shifted to my actual booked room,the Room Service and Hospitality was perfect,Even i am not good in spoken Hindi the hotel personnel s guide me well,They have a good dormitory also,i doesn't have any hesitation in recommending SHEEL HOTEL to any one. I thank the hotel authorities for arranging my stay with SHEEL HOTEL

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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3 Thank grandben1210
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Jitin G, Owner at Sheel Hotel, responded to this review, 29 May 2015
Dear grandben1210,


Thank you for the vote of confidence.
We thrive to make our guests feel at home while their stay at the Sheel Hotel.


Regards.
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Poland
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Reviewed 20 May 2012

If it was mentioned in Lonely Planet you would have to pay 800 Rs for a double room and it would be absolutely impossible to find the room there. Thank God LP didn't find them and you can stay there for 440 Rs (double). It is extremely close to Victoria Station so great location, and for small money you have basic rooms (shared bathrooms) but pretty clean (no insects) and with electric outlets inside. I don't know why anyone would like to stay in Mumbai longer than 2 nights so this is one of the best options to sleep over and leave the city.

The hotel team is friendly and you can leave your backpack or take the evening shower (of course after check out) with no extra fees.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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7 Thank neonn
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Jitin G, Owner at Sheel Hotel, responded to this review, 29 May 2015
Dear neonn,


Thank you for the vote of confidence.
We are glad to have served you.


Regards.
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

Cheap rooms cheap value cheap price very very basic rooms not clean and bathroom not clean also

  • Stayed February 2012
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3 Thank Apworldrider
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Jitin G, Owner at Sheel Hotel, responded to this review, 29 May 2015
Dear Apworldrider,

Thank you for your valuable feedback. We are glad you pointed out our faults. We will make it a point to never repeat our faults.


Regards.
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Sacramento
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2012

Sheel Hotel is a nice hotel and the cheapest option we found in Mumbai. The staff is really friendly and the rooms are clean. It is in a great location, right next to the CST (or VT) train station and across from the Post Office where you can ship packages home. Good value hotel in a great location! I highly recommend the Sheel Hotel.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank jwarren525
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Jitin G, Owner at Sheel Hotel, responded to this review, 29 May 2015
Dear jwarren525,

Thank you for your kind words.
We thrive to make our customers feel at home while their stay at The Sheel Hotel.


Regards.
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Property: Sheel Hotel
Address: 23 Dwarka Das Street, Mumbai (Bombay) 400001, India
Region: India > Maharashtra > Mumbai (Bombay) > Gateway of India
Amenities:
Room Service
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Ranked #267 of 448 Hotels in Mumbai (Bombay)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This property is perfect for budget travelers and backpackers due to price and location. This hotel is opposite to Victoria terminus railway station and 10 mins walking distance from Colaba. ... more   less 

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