I always tell people that India is the best country for food and my stay at the ITC Maratha Mumbai was another confirmation of this. The ITC Maratha Restaurants are rated among the best restaurants in Mumbai and staying here during the Indian Monsoon Season was a great pleasure. On the bright side of the grey and rainy days I had the chance to try out the a lot of food and create my own food tour all on the ground floor of the hotel.
To be honest I had never heard of the Trident chain before I checked in to the Trident Nariman Point Mumbai. The hotel is part of the Oberoi Group and therefore a high standards can be expected. I choose this hotel after roaming the internet and I stumbled upon a picture on Google Images. The room I saw had the most amazing view over Mumbai and guess where I ended up a couple weeks later, yes in the corner suite of the Trident Nariman Point.
This recently opened Taj property has the best location if you are looking for hotels near Mumbai domestic airport. Taj Santacruz opened its doors only a couple months ago and from the terminal you can walk right into the hotel lobby. Of course everything within the hotel is designed with a touch a Taj: luxury and class! I have been working with the Taj group around India and also stayed in some of their palaces: Umaid Bhawan Palace and Taj Lake Palace Udaipur.
There are a couple hotels near Domestic Airport Mumbai, but this one is within walking distance. Within minutes after collecting your suitcase you will be in the great entrance hall checking in with the friendly staff or even better taken to the Club Lounge where the check in will be preformed and welcome drinks will be served.
Of course the service level in this new property is top notch and the Taj Group gathered a mix of newly trained staff and Taj employees from other properties to run this hotel. Since I was a little sick when I arrived I ordered some medicine and within no-time someone went to the pharmacy for me to get me something, complimentary service. I also had Club Lounge access and in Monsoon season this was the perfect place to catch up with work and try the chefs local food samples.
The super spacious room had a fantastic feature, which I had never seen before. My floor to ceiling window had runway view and every couple minutes I saw either a plane taking off or landing. The 3 layers of glass made sure the noise was reduced to a minimum. The sofa in front of this window was a great place for my plane spotting cravings. It was one of the bigger hotel rooms I experienced in hotels near Mumbai domestic airport. The bathroom had a huge bathtub plus a flatscreen tv. The Wi-Fi was reliable and fast!
There is a huge outdoor swimming pool catered to those who want to stay fit and swim some lanes. The fitness is next door and is open 24 hours and is bigger than you expect from a normal hotel gym.
I also tried out the Spa and indulged myself with a 90 minutes massage. It was my first time I was told to take a shower, enjoy the steam cabin, relax in the sauna and then come to the private massage room. The staff took great care of me and I already felt wonderful before I even enjoyed a lovely massage.
The hotel houses three restaurants and a Club Lounge. The lounge had equally stunning views over the runway as my room. Check out the Chinese restaurant China Inc with its great interior design. A meters long snake is hanging from the ceiling created by endless glass bottles.
My favourite though was Rivea Restaurant, which serves Italian and French cuisine and has a huge selection of wines and skilled sommeliers to advice you. I chose to try the 8-course sample menu and had the chance to try most of their signature dishes, a great foodie experience.
Location wise there are hardly any Mumbai airport hotels that can beat Taj Santacruz. The rooms are spacious and staff is lovely. If you are looking for hotels near domestic Airport Mumbai I can definitely recommend this Taj Group property.
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Disclaimer: this post is sponsored by Taj Hotels, Palaces & Resorts but all my opnions and photos are my own.