Basic, but clean and comfortable
on May 8, 2017
The hotel is located on top of another hotel, and the lift wasn't working. However, the porters were very helpful with our luggage.
Good central location, with amazing views of the harbour, the Gateway of India and the Taj Mahal hotel from the rooftop bar. The menu was a bit basic, but the Goan fish curry was delicious, and everything reasonably priced. Breakfast was a choice between Indian and Western dishes - would recommend Indian over the continental. The coffee is only instant coffee though.
All in all, it was fairly basic accommodations, but it was clean and the beds were comfy. We could see the ocean and the Gateway from our rooms.
Basic, but gets the job done. Location, location, location
on Feb 19, 2017
We got lucky here and got a room with a balcony, which I highly recommend trying to acquire if you book here. Great views of the harbor and a partial view of the Gate of India. The rooms are basic, but the beds are very uncomfortable. They're basically small mats on raised wooden bed structures. The AC works great, the wifi is better than average and the roof top restaurant is awesome. You're paying for location so it's a bit more expensive than it should be, but that's how it goes. It's perfectly located in Colaba within walking distance to the gate of India and Taj Mahal palace. I'd stay here again due to the location and rooftop restaurant.
Roof top review
on Feb 12, 2017
We did not stay here. Just used the roof top bar, which whilst exceptionally basic, does provide a nice view and an enjoyable place for a beer. That's about it. The toilets were dreadful and the hotel seemed to be half finished.
on Jan 15, 2017
One of the worst hotels including service that i faced during my travels. To begin with, there is no separate building. The hotel itself is located inside another hotel - Hotel Strand. Harbor view is located on the 3rd and 4th floors with just 6-7 rooms. The rooms are poorly maintained and we had to ask for the change of bed sheets. Even the housekeeping staff was reluctant to change the bed sheets by himself and instead was asking us to change it by ourselves/ Only post forcing him did he do it.
The manager, took the payment for the room beforehand even before we checked in!!! He mentioned that we have a choice of exercising the complimentary breakfast on any day i.e we checked on a Sat and we could either have the complimentary breakfast either on Sat or Sun. However, at the time of check out, he went back on his word and charged us for the one breakfast we had. He spoke very rudely when we tried to reason with him.
The food was ok and nothing great to talk about. The only good point about the hotel is the location. It has got a great view of the sea and is located at stone's throw from Gateway of India.
Overall, would not recommend to stay at this place. There are lot of other good options in the same area and would suggest members to exercise those options. A lesson learnt for me from this experience.
Room with a View
on Jan 3, 2017
The sea-facing room offer a very good view at a budget price. Though they are limited in number, lucky if you get one. The terrace is a very nice place to laze around with a mug of beer in the evening. The only draw-back was the lift not being operational had to climb three floors.