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The Best Boutique Hotels in Mumbai

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Updated: 2 May 2017

Make your next stay in Mumbai truly unique by choosing one of the city’s finest boutique hotels. They’re small enough to craft personalised experiences for you, yet grand enough to make sure you have all the luxuries you would enjoy at a big-name hotel.

The Gordon House Hotel

Tucked away in a quiet and leafy by-lane of bustling Colaba, The Gordon House Hotel has both luxury and prime location to its advantage. With rooms individually furnished in Mediterranean, Scandinavian or country style, this stylish boutique hotel goes to great lengths to customise guests’ stays here. Besides its fantastic location – a mere five-minute walk from the Gateway of India and Colaba Causeway – the hotel also houses great dining options. All Stir Fry, the on-site pan-Asian restaurant, is one of the finest in the area, while Café Havana, the hotel’s Cuban-themed café/bar, is a great place to end your day.

5, Battery St, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, +91 022 2289 4451

Abode Bombay

As Mumbai’s oldest luxury boutique hotel, Abode Bombay is well-equipped to make your stay in the city memorable. With carefully restored vintage furniture, original artwork and handmade cement tile floors made according to a century-old technique, the hotel pays tribute to the heritage and old-world charm of the city. Located in a heritage property from 1910, Abode offers an exceptional stay in the heart of Colaba. The hotel has 20 rooms styled as basic, simple, luxury or superior luxury.

Abode Bombay, 1st Floor, Lansdowne House, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai +91 080802 34066

Le Sutra

Le Sutra aims to be much more than just a luxury hotel: it is a one-of-a-kind art museum that also lets people stay. With fewer than 20 individually designed rooms on three floors, themed according to Indian mythology and heritage, this delicately crafted hotel is a work of art itself. The in-house spa is exceptionally luxurious and one of Mumbai’s best options if you’re looking for pampering.

4, Union Park, Next to Olive Restaurant, Khar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, +91 022 2649 2995

Svenska

Inspired by chic Scandinavian minimalist design, this stylish boutique hotel offers about 30 rooms that are well-stocked with luxurious facilities. In-room complementary spa treatments and gaming consoles are some notable highlights. Svenska also offers various dining options, including the popular Soul Sky Lounge, a rooftop restaurant and bar that pairs excellent food with pleasing views.

SAB TV Road, Off Link Road, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, +91 022 4431 0000

Waterstones Hotel

Just a five minute drive from Mumbai’s International Airport, this trendy boutique hotel offers warm and tastefully designed rooms that will make you feel right at home. Offering a series of nature-inspired boutique rooms that overlook the stunning outdoor gardens and well-styled executive rooms and suites, Waterstones is one of the best candidates if you’re looking to spend a night in luxury before you fly out of the city the next morning.

Mumbai International Airport, Sahar, Mumbai, +91 022 40906633

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Juhu Residency Boutique Hotel

Located right by Juhu Beach, the most popular among the city’s many beaches, Juhu Residency offers relaxing stays and exceptionally warm service with individual attention. Rooms are unfussy yet elegant, and the décor reflects historic Juhu’s breezy and comforting nature. With excellent dining options too, Juhu Residency is guaranteed to please.

148B, Juhu Tara Rd, Airport Area, Juhu, Mumbai, +91 022 6783 4949

The Shalimar Hotel

Well-located in South Mumbai, the inspiration for the tastefully designed rooms are cities and regions of the world – from the comforting Malabar room to the royal Rajputana room. The many dining options on offer at The Shalimar Hotel include The Bakerie, which is among the area’s best options for baked goodies, and Gulmurg, offering spectacular Indian, Chinese and continental food.

August Kranti Marg, Mumbai, +91 022 6664 1000