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【Hotel Review】The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai

【Hotel Review】The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai

I stayed at a 5 star hotel for the first time in my life.


A special 5-star hotel where presidents from other countries stayed…!!

Because such a hotel was the $300 per night, I tried to make a reservation!(Airline tickets were free Because used ANA-Mileage!)

Luxury beyond expectations…!


This’s the best hotel in India!!

5 star hotels in Mumbai
The Taj Mahal Hotel Review


Speaking of hotels in Mumbai, this is Taj Mahal Hotel.

It is said to be one of the leading hotels in India and is a famous tourist destination just in front of Mumbai’s symbol India Gate.

and This is the 5star Hotel !! 

There are two palaces, the closed palace building, and the new pavilion building. Originally it was only the palace building of the old building, so all Indian people call the Taj Mahal Hotel the “Palace Hotel”.

This is the palace building that everyone wants to stay at !!

The Taj Mahal Hotel
Celebrity who visited


In the past, people from top-level people in countries such as President Obama, Queen Elizabeth and Princess Katherine to famous people like John Lennon have stayed there, and their photos and signs were decorated.

The sad past of terrorism


This hotel was also attacked during the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack, and more than 100 people died.

Therefore, the security check at the entrance was still strictly enforced.

From here, we will introduce the beautiful inside of the Taj Mahal Hotel!

The Taj Mahal Hotel
Check in


As soon as you get off the taxi, the staff will bring you large luggage.

I misunderstood that it was stolen because I kept it without telling my name, but delivered it properly to the room! Lol

I think they know who’s baggage by their face. (Perhaps!)

This is the lobby right after entering the entrance!

Check in at the back seat, not at the lobby


When I told my name at the counter in the lobby, so I was taken to a place with another place that put the table and seat.  At the photo place▲ and took check-in.

After check-in, he gave me a necklace to commemorate and put red powder on my forehead.

Indian foreheads…you know, It was powder!

And then, the staff took a photo in front of this beautiful flower.

The Taj Mahal Hotel
Beautiful hall


After the photo, Stuff guided me to the room while explaining the inside of the Hotel.

They gave me detailed guidance on how to use the elevator and when this Palace was built … but look at it! In this hall! Beauty without explanation! (I didn’t hear English at all. Lol)

Mumbai was a British colony and the building was like a western. It was an amazing building!

The Palace building


And here is the corridor that leads to our room. A different atmosphere from the spiral staircase. Each wall picture and figurine was different.

I often passed the hotel staff here, but they always greeted me with a smile!!

I think that the wonderfulness of the building was transmitted, but there was a surprise that jumped in the room!!

The Taj Mahal Hotel

The room we stayed in was a room on the 5th floor of the palace building with a view of the sea.

Here is one aside…

Room upgrade

I researched various hotels before the travel, There was information that

“If you tell information such as “wedding anniversary”, the room will be upgraded.”

So when I asked a transfer reservation question,

“I heard that the room will be upgraded on an anniversary, Is there such a service? It ’s 8th-anniversary wedding travel.”

I tried to send an email.

The answer was like that…

“I will do my best, depending on the reservation status”

I praised that it was impossible at that time.

The room was not upgraded.


The hotel’s “best” was far beyond our expectations!

Room decoration

When the hotel man opens the door …

Inside was put a red carpet, and There was decorated with flowers!


The room was filled with heart balloons, and even a cushion with anniversary embroidered on the bed!


Not only that… There was a flower box on the table and a cake with the “8th Anniversary Wedding Day” written on it!!

Welcome drink


After that, he explained about the hotels and services. (Of course, I couldn’t hear most of them. ←)

We also received a welcome drink, apple juice!

About five minutes later, Bellboy carried my luggage. Bellboy also explained various things and recommended dinner reservations at restaurants. (We refrained because it was after eating a full stomach on the plane.)

I was able to take a breath after he left and looked around the room, The room was luxurious even without the decoration!

Gorgeous room


The room was standardized in white and turquoise western colors.

I wondered if the decorations would be taking out at the next day’s bedmaking … BUT, reset them every day!

I spent 3 days in such a happy room!


Marble bathroom


The room was nice but I also loved the bathroom!

The bathroom made entirely of marble! Separate shower booth and bathtub! The toilet was on this right side.

The petals were placed every day up to the tub, so I dipped the petals in the bath every day and took a bath!


From the basic amenities found in other hotels, a variety of amenity types were prepared, including simple shoe stain removal.

I tried using shampoos, rinses, honey soaps… all prepared, but my hair didn’t squeak, so I used them every day!

The Taj Mahal bookmark on the book!!


This was not the only concern.

When I came back from the second-day tour, there was a Taj Mahal bookmark in the book we brought from Japan!

This is a Disney hotel!? Their service that I doubted!


The Taj Mahal Hotel

タージマハルホテル シーラウンジで朝食を

The fluffy time started in such a dreamy hotel and room, but even the breakfast was special.
I was able to eat in such a cute room!

In the morning, I could have a breakfast buffet in the sea lounge on the second floor.

When I gave my room number and name at the reception, I was led to a vacant seat inside.

There are spacious table seats, sofa seats, and many types of bread decorated with colorful flowers, so just being here made me feel good.

One bread vessel per table


When I arrived at the table, he asked me which coffee or tea was better, and prepared a vessel filled with bread.

It seems that croissants are delicious in this sea lounge, and the croissants were delicious exactly.

The reception memorized my name…!

On the first day, I was informed with the room number and name, but what surprised me was the second day!

I checked before the receptionist’s lady looked at my face and said “Miss, Natsumi, right??” 

And then,

The third day was “Goodmorning, Miss, Natsumi”!!

I didn’t see any other Asians, so I think it was easy to remember, but I was convinced that this was 5 stars.

The Taj Mahal Hotel
Afternoon Tea is free


Taj Mahal Hotel is famous for “High tea”.

In the afternoon, people can enjoy a set of tea and sweets at the Sea Lounge where I had breakfast.

It takes about $20 but…The hotel guest was Free!!

Because there was a space on the lower floor of this sea lounge where people can make tea only for guests. We were guided here.


We were able to eat coffee with warm tarts and sandwiches!

The tart was delicious and I ate again!!

And this is free! So I left the seat with a tip.


The Taj Mahal Hotel

タージマハルホテル 屋外プール

Speaking of hotels, the pool!

In particular, overseas pools are open late into the night, so I love overseas hotel pools!!


Could not enter the pool here. The weather wasn’t so good, but …

No courage to excited in the 5star pool…lol

It seems stuff will be angry when I jump in…

The Taj Mahal Hotel

タージマハルホテル スタバ

There were restaurants as well as Starbucks in the hotel!

We entered from the outside, but could I entire from the inside …? It is on the far left as seen from the front of the hotel!

The price was almost the same as in Japan!


By the way, the coffee and smoothies we ordered were a little different! Lol

The Taj Mahal Hotel
Currency exchange

I found several exchange offices in Mumbai, but there seemed to be a deal with few types of currency. The airport rate is quite bad, so it may be better to change money at the hotel. (I don’t think the hotel rate is good …)

As of September 2018 rate and actual money exchange results

・Exchange rate at that time

・Hotel rate

Losing about ¥700 ($6.5)?

The exchange staff on the far right of the lobby counter cashes in.

But there has no change, so you can’t do something like “Put out a $100 bill and change only $50”. 

We recommend that you bring money with a small bill!

※The exchange counter is where two office workers on the right stand.



The Taj Mahal Hotel
Souvenir Coin

タージマハルホテル チェックアウトとお土産

The return day that finally came.

When I checked out in the lobby, they gave me one coin with a string. That the name of Taj Mahal is dug in the coin, meaning “GOODLUCK”.

It was a warm hotel until the very end.

They kept my luggage

I had time from checkout to flight, so I was going to leave my luggage.

When I arrived at the lobby and tried to speak to the staff, the staff immediately responded with “Luggage storage, would you ??”

It was OK just to say the room number and name when receiving the luggage◎

The Taj Mahal Hotel
Hotel transfer price


Finally about the Transfer.

You will receive an email from the hotel about 2 days before check-in. If you ask for it, you will be picked up from the hotel.

Hotel transfer is R4950 = about $70. ( R6300 for Benz = $89)

BUT Using a Taxi, it was R 700 with a cooler and Uber was R 450 with a cooler!

A taxi was not serious and disgusting… so UBER is recommended◎!

Hotel Location 

The place is in front of the India Gate! Around here is a tourism center in Mumbai.

There are food shops and shopping streets around it! The nearest station, “Chhatrapati Shivaji Tamina’s station”, is about a 15-minute walk away, so it is a bit far away.

★Google Map

Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001

At the end

As you can see, it was a great hotel for a 5 star !!

Moreover, the wedding anniversary decorations were wonderful … I felt like I was a princess!  I want to stay here again!

Thank you Taj Mahal Hotel! !!

Be careful Reservation

Talk about important things!!

As I mentioned at the beginning, the Taj Mahal Hotel is divided into the Old Palace building and the New Tower building.

If you want to stay at the Palace building, you must make a reservation at the Palace building !!

※The palace building is on the left side of the photo, and the tower building is on the right side.


In the case of Expedia, the Palace building and Tower building are separated, so I think that you can make a reservation easily and clearly.

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