Don’t Leave The City For A Holiday: 10 Best Staycations In Mumbai Worth Booking

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Pamper yourself with a mini-vacation within the city’s limits. If your upcoming weekend is such that you need a break but don’t want to spend time travelling, save this post. We’ve scouted for the best staycations in the city where you can hit snooze on the alarm, enjoy some time in nature or simply revel in the luxuries of the hotel. Read on. 

Abode Bombay

Hidden away on a quiet cobbled street in Colaba, Abode Bombay is quite literally an abode. It’s the former house of Sir David Sassoon and has been transformed into one of the most beautiful boutique stays in Mumbai. A wooden staircase, European decor, art deco architecture and rooms that are both heritage and have modern-day facilities—a stay here is quite comfortable. Recently, a kiosk by Subko Coffee has been added to the lobby. The hotel has 20 rooms to choose from, and offers complimentary breakfast, complimentary 24-hour room service, unlimited high-speed WiFi, and a carefully curated shop and café. Room options here include Basic, Simple, Luxury, and Superior Luxury

Price: INR 3,500 upwards for a Basic room; INR 7,450 for Superior Luxury rooms (excluding taxes) 

The Gordon House

Arthur Gordon, the original owner of The Gordon House was a fine tradesman and supposedly even Bombay’s most eligible bachelor. His ideas translated into The Gordon House Hotel, which makes for a lovely staycation in Mumbai, mostly because of how each floor has a unique theme to it. The boutique hotel pays an ode to different countries and continents: There’s the Mediterranean floor, Country Floor, Scandinavian floor, and The Versailles Suite in case you want to turn your staycation into a luxurious weekend. You can also dine at the oriental restaurant on the ground floor of the hotel, All Stir Fry, which offers some of the best woks in the city.

Price: INR 6,500 upwards (exclusive of taxes)

Hotel Aureole

While Hotel Aureole is a business hotel, it’s actually quite apt for a staycation. Located in leafy lanes of Andheri East, quite close to the international airport, Hotel Aureole has a terrace pool, rooms that have hammocks and all the facilities you’d hope for while on a weekend getaway. Enjoy views of the city from here and enjoy your weekend in peace. 

Price: INR 3,500 upwards (exclusive of taxes)

Studio Apartment With Terrace Garden, Bandra

Living in Bandra is a different feeling. So when you get a chance to live in this private studio apartment that comes with a terrace garden, why not grab the chance? The teal blue-themed apartment is in the bylanes of Bandra West and even has a wooden bench and hammock you can lounge on to spend an idyllic weekend. There’s parking off-premises and you can book this for a perfect staycation if you love everything quaint and cosy.

Price: INR 4,000 upwards

The Resort

A beach-facing hotel in Madh-Marve, heading to The Resort is a holiday in itself. Of course, you can take the road to Madh, but why not take the boat instead, considering you’re headed here for a staycation anyway? The Resort overlooks the sea, has a pool, sea-facing rooms, suites and even private villas. Turn it into a vacation by taking a walk on the beach, chilling in the pool and sipping on cocktails without the hassle of travelling too far. If you don’t mind splurging, book the suites, which come complete with a private deck. The two villas get sold out quickly, but if you book one in advance you can enjoy the private lawn, two rooms, bathtub and jacuzzi that each comes with. Each villa can accommodate up to six guests. 

Price: INR 4,500 upwards

Boutique Bombay Homestay

Dahisar may not seem like an ideal staycation destination, but you will think differently once you see this bungalow. An old property in the neighbourhood, a mother-daughter duo have converted their home into a quirky boutique stay and host many along with their two pet German Shepherds. The bungalow has a verandah with an antique swing, a large living room, and the hosts are happy to teach you a few of their favourite recipes too. It’s a cosy homestay, which makes for a unique experience. 

Price: INR 2,500 upwards

Hotel Sea Green

Live the Mumbai life with a balcony that overlooks Marine Drive in an Art Deco hotel. Hotel Sea Green was built in the 1940s as a residential building to house British soldiers, so some rooms still have old nameplates at the door. Much of the hotel wears its old look, but booking a sea-facing room and the large balcony is what makes the stay here great. You can look at the Queen’s Necklace (and book the suite with the same name too), watch cars whizz by and step out to eat or order in from the many iconic Mumbai restaurants present all around the neighbourhood. 

Price: INR 4,000 upwards

The Taj Mahal Palace

The Taj Hotel’s Urban Getaway package is quite a luxurious experience and worth booking if you’re willing to splurge. If you have a special occasion to celebrate, this staycation is apt for it. Available till September 2022, the Urban Getaway package includes breakfast, one major set meal at a pre-designated dining venue, a one-level room upgrade subject to availability (not applicable on suites), 20% off on food & beverage and spa facilities, and WiFi for four devices. You can live in the palace wing of the hotel and take in all the grandeur.

Price: INR 28,000 upwards

Bird’s Nest Villa

A quaint villa located in Madh, we are in love with how the host has maintained the decor and the space. While it’s ideal for four guests, it allows up to 14. It has lush greenery, birds that visit the garden for a chirp and one bedroom and a large living room with a sofa cum bed (they offer 10 extra mattresses). You have access to the private garden and terrace too, along with barbeque equipment in case you want to grill something. There are several Koli seafood restaurants nearby and you’re in the vicinity of Madh Fort, so you can walk there for a visit during your stay. You could also take your pets for a holiday as the villa is pet-friendly.

Price: INR 8,000 upwards

The Westin Mumbai Garden City

This forest-view property looks beautiful even on the outside, and houses rooms that are spacious, luxurious and feel really removed from the city. This five-star property is a favourite among couples, and we can understand why. It's romantic, and the in-house restaurants boast the same city-scape view at night-time as the rooms do. With several options for private candle-lit dinners, this place is a great choice if you want something luxe, but want to stay close to the western suburbs.

Price: INR 13,000 upwards