I’ll admit it’s a little curious for me to be
writing gushing about a hotel that we’ve never stayed in. We did, however, receive a rather detailed tour of the place over the last weekend and I was SOLD. Plus, I really like places where the people are friendly and not all “we’re-too-cool-for-you”.
Abode is a new and very charming boutique hotel situated in the heart of South Mumbai (where the old, old lovely Colonial buildings are). Since its inception in January 2014, it has emerged as the #1 Mumbai B&B and Inns on Tripadvisor.
I wanted to check out the place as we have a couple of friends visiting this year and we want to put them up at a decent and affordable place. Last Saturday, we dropped in and was greeted by one of the staff – Yuvraj. He kindly showed us around, showing us the different types of room and the theme of the hotel. Abode celebrates Mumbai/India and you can see it consistently throughout the hotel’s beautiful decor and furnishings – from tiffins to trunks to block-printed fabric to photographs of India. Rooms range from very basic (without attached bathrooms) to luxurious (with attached bathrooms and a shower tub), catering to both the budget and luxury traveler.
And since I can’t comment on the comfort level of this place (TripAdvisor will do the trick), I’ll show you some hotel porn:
There is also a cafe cum library where you can browse books on India.
As the hubs put it, if he had his way, he would convert many of the heritage buildings into a place like this – offering a traditional yet modern experience to Mumbai. As for me, I think this place appeals to me because I cannot resist beautiful things. ;)
Will definitely recommend this place to our friends, and even consider a staycation here before we depost from Mumbai next year. The location is excellent, with many sights, food and shopping options in the area. Excited to see how this place will pan out.
Name: Abode Bombay
Address: First Floor, Lansdowne House, M.B. Marg (near Regal Cinema, opposite Ling’s Pavilion), Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharastra, India, 400001
Landmark: Opposite Chinese restaurant – Ling’s Pavilion
Contact Number: +91 8080234066