Mumbai, formerly Bombay, whose name change in 1995 marked a further separation from its colonial past, is India’s most heavily populated city with 15 million inhabitants. It is also the country’s economic capital and a constantly hyperactive metropolis where traffic is always heavy, where opportunity prevails and where the center of Indian cinema is located, the very famous Bollywood.
Mumbai however, is also a sensual experience with crowded streets and shops always open, a seemingly constant state of frenzy and yet, once you accept its hectic rhythm, you can discover the thousand and one facets of an emotionally rich city.
As a venue of contrasts, Mumbai preserves the traces of its colonial past through buildings like the Gaye of India and Victoria Station, classified a UNESCO world heritage. It is also a city with unbridled urbanization that continues to move ahead.
Located at the mouth of a river, having developed on the island of Saisette, it’s India’s main port and the perfect departure point for visiting the famous caves of Elephanta Island. The classiest quarter of the city is the area along Marine Drive, on the “Queen’s necklace”, in reference to the lights that illuminate the bay at night.
Located in the prestigious Nariman Point quarter with the most expensive real estate in the world, the Oberoi Mumbai is an iconic hotel in the city. It was the first established opened by the Indian hotel group, which exemplified its own vision of Indian luxury. With its view of the Arabian Sea and its impeccable standing, the Oberoi has several serious advantages. Its façade is fairly impersonal, but the true image of the hotel is inside, and more precisely in the incredible lobby.
The all white Greek marble floor gives the reception area a striking beauty; simple, sober but very design, with a purity that enhances the light coming in through the large windows as well as through the diamond shaped well of light descending from the impressively high ceiling of the building.
A few touches of contemporary art, notably the statue of a ballerina whose grace and balance, reflect the hotel’s elegance, making it emblematic of the Oberoi group and of the standard of luxury in the city.
The 337 rooms face either the sea or the bay and reveal the beauty of the southern part of Mumbai, a quarter entirely reclaimed from the sea. Thanks to its exceptional natural light, the hotel’s sober, pure and dark rooms highlight the view and the simplicity of a very contemporary luxury.
The Oberoi has 3 remarkable restaurants. The Vetro serves modern Italian cuisine in a colorful atmosphere. It possesses an all glass wine cellar with an abundance of fine wines.
The Ziyais an Indian restaurant run by a starred chef. Updated versions of traditional cuisine are served which are both aesthetically pleasing and with unforgettable tastes. At The Feniz, you can enjoy European, Asian and Indian specialties as well as traditional Japanese dishes.
The heated indoor swimming pool enables guests to relax and forget the tumultuous atmosphere of the city, before heading for the spa where they can evacuate any remaining stress. To enter the Oberoi Mumbai is to enter another world and become acquainted with modern India, far from the usual clichés.
The hotel has welcomed several heads of state like for example, Bill Clinton and numerous celebrities including Michael Jackson.
5 stars / Member - Oberoi Hotels & Resorts / Member - Global Hotel Alliance / View of the Arabian Sea / Historic / Iconic / Contemporary / Classic/ Modern / Luxury / Art / Sober/ Elegant / Design / Tranquillity / 1 restaurant with modern Italian cuisine / 1 restaurant with traditional Indian specialities supervised by a starred chef / 1 restaurant with European and Asian specialties / All glass wine cellar / Cocktail Bar / Lounge bar with jazz concerts / Heated outdoor swimming pool/ Spa / Fitness center / Meeting and banquet halls / Business center/ Babysitting service / Hair salon / Beauty Institute / Limousine service
All year round
337 rooms and suites
From 150 €
Chhatrapati-Shivaji International Airport (BOM) – Mumbai (45 mn)
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road
400021 Mumbai - India
Approximately 10 to 15 hours (depending on the destination)
+ 3h30 in summer / + 4h30 in winter
India has three seasons:
- The rainy season (monsoon : heavy rain + heat) from June to October
- The cool season (October to March : generally mild temperatures)
- The hot season (February to June : torrid heat from 30°C to 50°C)
Passport valid six months after return date
Visa required and valid for six months
Visa requests should be made at a consulate, 40 days before departure.
No vaccinations required
The Indian rupee (INR)
15 official languages and 1,500 dialects and minor languages
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