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Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai

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Address: The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Apollo Bunder, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai

Star Rating : 5 Star

Average Price: Rs.9375.0

Hotel Amenities
Gymnasium/Health Club
Laundry Service
Business Centre


Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel Description

Location
The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower is located at Apollo Bunder in Mumbai.

Since it opened in 1903, The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai has created its own unique history. From Maharajas and Princes to various Kings, Presidents, CEOs and entertainers, the Taj has played the perfect host, supportive of their every need. Built in 1903, the hotel is an architectural marvel and brings together Moorish, Oriental and Florentine styles. Offering panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and the Gateway of India, the hotel is a gracious landmark of the city of Mumbai, showcasing contemporary Indian influences along with beautiful vaulted alabaster ceilings, onyx columns, graceful archways, hand-woven silk carpets, crystal chandeliers, a magnificent art collection, an eclectic collection of furniture, and a dramatic cantilever stairway. Over the past century, The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai has amassed a diverse collection of paintings and works of art and is a veritable showcase of artefacts and art of the era. From Belgian chandeliers to Goan Christian artefacts, the hotel incorporates a myriad of artistic styles and tastes.

Rooms
The 565 centrally air-conditioned rooms at The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower are comfortable and spacious, complete with modern amenities. Rooms are divided into 2 broad categories: Rooms in The Taj Mahal Tower, and rooms in the Taj Mahal Palace Rooms. Amenities common to all rooms include: interactive television, international direct dial telephone, wireless internet connectivity, personal safe, channel music, mini bar, and an attached bathroom with modern fittings, bathroom toiletries and 24 hour hot/cold running water.

The Taj Mahal Tower Rooms: The renowned American architect Melton Bekker, conceived the Tower wing in 1973. With its arched balconies topped by a jagged diadem, The Taj Mahal Tower stands in harmonious contrast to The Taj Mahal Palace. The rooms offer a refreshing mix of European style and Indian elegance. Guests have a choice of rooms that overlook the city or face the Gateway of India and the Arabian Sea. Currently operating with an inventory of 268 rooms, including 9 suites: following categories: Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Taj Club Rooms, Executive Suites, and Luxury Suites.

The Taj Mahal Palace Rooms: (temporarily closed for restoration) The corridors stand testimony to a century old heritage, with genuine artefacts and antiques gracing the aisles. Guests have a choice of rooms that overlook the city or pool or face the Gateway of India and the Arabian Sea. The Taj Mahal Palace guests enjoy a private sit down check in on arrival, in the lobby lounge with a selection of welcome drinks, prior to being escorted to their rooms. Some parts of the Palace wing are closed for restoration. Rooms are divided into: Luxury Grande Rooms, Taj Club Rooms, Suites, Executive Suites, Luxury Suites, Grand Luxury Suites, and Presidential Suites.

Dining
The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower offers a wide selection, from casual, all-day eateries to formal, fine dining, allowing guests to look forward to a wide selection of delectable dishes and refreshing drinks.
Aquarius: Indulge yourself at the relaxing outdoor lounge located by the pool, open to resident guests only.
Golden Dragon: Closed for Restoration - (Select menu served at Shamiana). The first authentic Sichuan restaurant in India, this perennial favourite offers dim sums for lunch. The sumptuous dishes are designed to please any gastronomic palate.
Harbour Bar: Closed for Restoration - This historical bar is India's first licensed bar. It has played host to legendary business leaders, celebrities and society's creme de la creme.
La Patisserie: The city's best-known pastry shop, offering a wide variety of cold cuts, sausages, pizzas, fresh breads, pastries, chocolates, sandwiches and more.
Masala Kraft: Blending aromatic Indian spices with modern cooking techniques, Masala Kraft produces flavours that are fresh and delicious. With a selection of traditional Indian favourites cooked in minimal oil and with just the right blend of spices, the restaurant shows that the two go together perfectly.
Sea Lounge: Closed for Restoration - The legendary Sea Lounge overlooks the scenic Mumbai harbour and the Gateway of India.
Shamiana: Another historic part of the hotel, Shamiana is an all day dining restaurant. Guests can select from a wide variety of choices from Indian and International cuisines. Shamiana also offers an extensive wine list.
Souk: This award-winning restaurant introduces fresh flavours of dishes from Iran, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Greece and Morocco. The signature dishes include Babaganoush, Sheesh Taouk, Moroccan Vegetarian Tagine, Bakhlava, rose petal ice-cream, and Bastilla au lait.
Starboard Bar: A popular bar nightspot, Starboard offers the city's finest selection of cocktails coupled with European and Cuban fusion snacks. A live band strums up your favourite music and adds to the lively atmosphere.
The Zodiac Grill: Recipient of the prestigious Wine Spectator - Award of Excellence, the Zodiac Grill creates an unforgettable ambience that perfectly complements its creative French cuisine and unrivalled service. The Zodiac fine dining experience begins with the magical ambience cast by a star-spangled dome to the glowing candlelit tables and specially designed tableware from the House of Bernardaud.
Wasabi By Morimoto: Closed for Restoration. Wasabi by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto featured in the prestigious Conde Nast Traveller \"Hot Tables List 2005\". The restaurant offers the finest Japanese Sakes and Sushi Bar.

Conferences and Banquets
The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower has 12 rooms with a capacity ranging from 25 to 500 persons auditorium style or 18 to 2000 persons for cocktails / receptions. The hotel can also provide state-of-the-art conference facilities for conferences and seminars.

Spa
The Jiva Spa at The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower (opening shortly): Blending ancient Indian wisdom with contemporary therapies, Jiva Spa offers the best in Indian rejuvenation therapies ranging from Indian aromatherapy massages, time-honored Indian treatments, body scrubs and wraps. Signature Jiva Spa experiences bring guests the essence of traditional royal wellness and therapeutic experiences.

Facilities
The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower offers a range of facilities and services to its guests, including such business services: wireless internet access, broadband internet access, colour copier, in-house video-conferencing, laptop computers on hire, mobile phones on hire, portable printers on hire, secretarial services, translation/interpretation services, workstations with multimedia computers.

Recreational facilities include: arrangements for golf, bookshop, fitness centre with steam and sauna (opening shortly), shopping arcade, souvenir shop (opening shortly), swimming pool (opening shortly), gift shop (opening shortly), golf, badminton, billiards, squash, table tennis and tennis courts.

Other services and facilities include: babysitting, patisserie, car rental facility, concierge service, currency exchange, express laundry / dry cleaning, florist, house doctor, laundry services, and a travel desk.

Area Attractions

Airport (22 Km)

Railway - Bus Station (8 Km)


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