Abode Bombay, India

Mumbai is the economic capital of India, but Bombay has always been a city of dreams. If you are a modern global explorer who seeks authentic, personal and an engaging experience from your stay, then Abode Bombay should be your call. Sitting in the heart of Colaba, Abode Bombay- a historical epicenter of the city is a haven of beautiful design and luxurious accommodation. From the super friendly staff to a home-like feeling, Abode Bombay offers a relaxing area with a library, complimentary breakfast, and modern bathroom amenities. With its 20 elegantly appointed rooms, Abode Bombay gorgeously displays its vintage furniture and original artworks. And if you are a fitness freak, the hotel can arrange workouts for you with their local gym partner.

  • 15-Nov-2019
  • Written By: Naila Arif
Location

Location-

Set in the heart of Colaba- a small historical and tourism hub of Mumbai, Abode Bombay is the only boutique-style hotel in Mumbai within the strolling distance of the city's great variety of restaurants and historic sites. The gateway of India is just 5 minutes' walk away along with shops, markets, and all major city attractions within 10 minutes' walking distance. 

The best thing about Abode Bombay is that you get to experience the authenticity of an Indian lifestyle. Reaching the boutique hotel is easy. You can take both domestic and international flights to enter Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. From the airport, Abode Bombay is about 28 kilometers away. Depending on the traffic, it can take about 30 to 90 minutes to reach the hotel. The hotel can provide you with excellent car services.

Accommodation

Accommodation-

Mumbai's only real boutique hotel got transformed by an Australian architect and designer Sian Pascale, and it turned out to be an unusual mix of old-world colonial charm and contemporary design. Abode Bombay has 20 elegantly appointed rooms that offer a perfect atmosphere with a diligent display of original artwork and vintage furniture. 

If you are on budget travel, then choosing Abode basic would be right. The rooms at Abode basic have an en-suite shower with basin and shared toilets, while the Abode Simple and Abode Luxury are mostly the same. Both have a writing desk, en-suite bathrooms that feature a walk-in rain shower. The Abode Luxury also offers a lounging area, allowing you to relax after your travel adventures of Mumbai streets. 

But if you are someone who travels in style, then go for the Abode Superior Luxury room. Each room in this category has double-height windows to overlook the pretty view of Colaba. The rooms offer a writing desk, lounging area, en-suite bathrooms with walk-in rain shower, and a beautiful freestanding bathtub. 

Other facilities-

Complimentary seasonal breakfast

Room service

In-room safe

24-hour complimentary, high-speed, unlimited WiFi

Air-conditioning

Flat-screen TV

Luxury bath products

The sumptuous duvet, and luxurious cotton linen

Dining

Dining-

Abode Bombay has carefully curated a perfect lobby and library, which turns out to be an all-day cafe and working area. Here, you can dine and check an e-mail or two from work. The booths, vintage lights, chandelier, and bronze mirrored walls got inspired by the Art d├ęco heritage buildings of Bombay. 

The breakfast at Abode Bombay freshly served from 8 am to 11 am, which includes slices of bread, fresh fruits, eggs as your preference, coffee along with fresh juices. They serve South Indian coffee and the in-house masala chai (tea) in enamel teapots. The staff here is small but faultless; they take care of your every need and leave your way to make you feel at home.

If you prefer to eat out, then South Mumbai offers a perfect blend of authentic local cuisine, super-fresh Gujarati cooking along with polished (fancy) restaurants. You also get a menu card for room service, laundry service, and beauty treatments. In the Spa room, you'll get a range of signature services from classic massages to innovative therapies. 

Activities

Activities-

Besides the sightseeing of all the significant attractions in Bombay, you can explore the Colaba Market, which is best known for its jewelry shops and pyramids of fresh roses. Or you can escape to the old-fashioned authenticity of Chor Bazaar, hoarding lots of Hindu statues, old-school cameras, photographs, and compasses. Do not miss the Jehangir Art Gallery with its Samovar Cafe. It is a perfect place for a quick cup of chai (tea) and Samosa. 

You can also take a ferry ride to explore the Elephanta Island. And if you are an athlete, Abode Bombay can organize a group run for you. They also give you a map and guide you on your run across the city from 2 to 20 kilometers.