on Aug 20, 2017
we had a little room at the back of the hotel, no wonderful view, but it was cool, quiet and clean. We were out all day and really only used the room to sleep and shower. The shower was great, strong and hot, the bed was comfy. The breakfast was very good. The wifi worked well in the room. I think the hotel will be beautiful when renovations are completed. The architectural style of the area was a wonderful surprise, and this was a great spot to walk to many places of interest, such as the museum, art galleries and restaurants.
on Aug 6, 2017
I was on a official visit to south bombay, as company guest house was full, i decided to stay in nearby hotel, after enough search considering location and my budget i zeroed upon , strand hotel. As i was on my way,i crossed gateway of india and hotel taj, it looked like a decent location. once when i entered the hotel, i was in for a total shock, as the room was comparatively small , the interiors were ageold, and on the top of it all vodafone networks didnt work :( . first thought that crossed my mind was an upgrade, unfortunately they were full, i realized that hotel was undergoing some sort of restoration , so you could easily encounter dust and and sand on the floors .
i looked for more options in nearby option meanwhile but no luck...and then i stepped out of the hotel lobby & immediately i changed my mind ...the beautiful sea view right across, pool of people taking walk alongside ...and beautiful weather.
meanwhile the staff assured to upgrade my room day after.
the breakfast there was delicious, the staff cordial and the view breathtaking.
gateway of india & hotel taj are 2 minute walking distance. Many more cafes nearby. causeway market for streetshopping.
in totality if you do not intend to spend much time inside the rooms. its a great place to come back and crash after a good walk/ or visiting a nightclub/or streetshopping.
if nothing you can take a walk around and see victorian architechture.
Great hotel, a little noisy
on Apr 2, 2017
Our room was amazing, with beautiful views of the sea, and you could just see the gate of India which is within walking distance!
There was an event on the pier which was extremely loud in the evening but we went out to get away from it and by the time we got back it was back to normal!
There were also putting in a lift which was a little loud too.
strand - building work and no wifi
on Mar 19, 2017
Hotel roof restaurant is currently under renovation. Work starts 8am to late evening, you constantly hear construction work. I stayed 9 nights & had no wifi for 4, reported to staff unhelpful, gave up
Depleted hotel, insensitive staff
on Mar 19, 2017
I had a few people visiting from abroad and I booked this since it's the closest to my house.
They had renovation going on on the third floor, and gave us a room on the 2nd floor right below it. They said we have upgraded you because you are staying for 6 days. Rubbish! They conned us. The next day we asked them to change the room, they said the entire hotel is under renovation and there will be nice everywhere. After much pressure, they shifted to the other side on the first floor to a really bad room which was smelling musty.
Again after a few hours requested them to change the room. Had to tell them I would need to cancel the rest of the booking.
Did not provide water unless you ask. That was also small bottles. If you are charging 4500 a night, thats the least you can provide.
The woman at the reception needs to be fired for giving us such a rook on purpose and then refusing to change it . Some audacity!
Locational advantage for me.