What are the best waterfront hotels in Mumbai?

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Rakhee Ghelani

Strategically positioned on the Arabian Sea, there is no shortage of waterfront in Mumbai, and plenty of hotels vie to be located near the shore.  Three of the best seaside hotels to stay in Mumbai are:

1. The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel

By far the most famous hotel in Mumbai, this heritage hotel is located right across from the Gateway of India, overlooking the sea. This majestic building is steeped in history and has some of the best restaurants in Mumbai, including Wasabi and Masala Craft.  Enjoy a cheeky gin and tonic in the bar overlooking the sea before settling in for a formidable dining experience or relaxing in your room.

2. The Oberoi

In India, the Oberoi name is synonymous with luxury and style. This business hotel is located on Marine Drive or as the locals call it, The Queen’s Necklace, because of the glittering display of lights dotted along this seaside road. The hotel itself has rooms with panoramic views of the ocean and city. Each guest also has a personal butler, making sure that your stay there is very comfortable indeed.

3. J W Marriot
The northern suburb of Juhu is famous for its beach, so it is only fitting that one of the best luxury waterfront hotels is located there. You will want for nothing at this spectacular popular, it is home to one of Mumbai’s best spas, has a Spanish restaurant by the Michelin starred chef Arola, and a beautiful swimming pool that offers guests direct access to the beach.

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