InterContinental Marine Drive-Mumbai

Indian luxury on the Arabian Sea

Appropriately named for its sea-facing location, InterContinental Marine Drive-Mumbai stands guard over the art deco facades lining South Mumbai’s Marine Drive promenade.

Thanks to this coveted location, you can begin the day with the soothing sounds of the sea as you jog, meditate and read on Marine Drive. It is something else to rest on the promenade’s water-facing ledge with your feet dangling over the city’s famous tetrapods (the four-legged concrete structure that breaks waves).

The luxury hotel’s interiors are functionally opulent and tastefully decorated. Every room at the historic hotel affords mesmerizing vistas of the sea, as well as the Queen’s Necklace, the C-shaped curve of the promenade lit up at night.

The property itself is a popular destination for its Dome rooftop bar and restaurant, as well as for its walkable distance to Wankhede Stadium, where high-profile cricket matches and tournaments take place throughout the year.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • InterContinental Marine Drive-Mumbai’s rooftop lounge Dome is a favorite local nightlife spot. There are few places in the city where you can watch the sunset, let alone a swanky venue serving up cocktails and tasty bites.
  • While the Mumbai hotel may be a bit removed from city sights, it provides plenty of enticing perks, like larger rooms, sea views from most accommodations and spacious marble bathrooms.
  • Rare for Mumbai, the property boasts a rooftop pool a few steps above Dome where you can beat the heat without sacrificing those Arabian Sea views. Head here at twilight to glimpse the twinkling Queen’s Necklace and expansive Wankhede Stadium.
  • Kebab Korner is noted for its Mughal-inspired accents, live music and sumptuous North Indian fare. For a romantic evening, reserve the table set within a beautiful Mughal arch window overlooking the Queen’s Necklace.
  • L&S Bistro is noted for its delicious wood-fired pizzas and all-day breakfast — try the Mumbai-inspired Kejriwal eggs flavored with chili, avocado and mint mayonnaise. Be sure to check out the restaurant's eclectic décor, including black-and-white zig-zag floors, hand-painted tea kettles and colorful Indian truck centerpieces.

Things to Know

  • Between the 1960s and late ’90s, InterContinental Marine Drive-Mumbai was known as Hotel NatarajShould you ever find yourself lost while heading back to your quarters, just say “Nataraj” and your taxi driver will know where to take you.
  • Down the promenade from the luxury hotel is the National Centre for the Performing Arts, where concerts, plays and workshops take place. If you’re visiting in February, check NCPA’s schedule for screenings and plays happening in conjunction with Kala Ghoda Arts Festival.
  • Feeling jet lagged? InterContinental Marine Drive-Mumbai offers a complimentary 20-minute massage when you first check into your room.

The Rooms

  • Complete with functional furnishings, the 59 rooms and suites are homey and spacious. Most accommodations have a desk and armchair alongside wide bay windows, where you can work and enjoy the vista.
  • Get the most out of your waterfront stay when you check into a Seafront Corner Suite. These spacious accommodations have double the windows for twice the views.
  • Spacious marble bathrooms are certainly a highlight with separate showers and soaking tubs stocked with InterContinental’s exclusive Agraria amenities.

Nearby Attractions

  • Just a six-minute drive up the promenade is Girgaon Chowpatty, a popular public beach that’s home to some enticing local eateries.
  • Steps from the waterfront hotel is the beloved K. Rustom Ice Cream, a parlor serving up ice cream sandwiches in flavors like tender coconut and sitaphal (custard apple).A little further afield (but worth the drive) is Le15 Café, a quaint spot noted for pastry chef Pooja Dhingra’s famous macarons.
  • Get your shopping fix at nearby hot spots like Chor Bazaar (one of India's largest flea markets), commercial street Colaba Causeway, boutique bookshop Kitts Khana, the bustling Crawford Market and quirky shop Filter.
  • Closer to the Coloaba and Fort areas of Old Mumbai are cultural highlights like Café Mondegar (home to artist Mario Miranda’s iconic murals), the striking arch dubbed Gateway of India, the prestigious Jehangir Art Gallery and the massive Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Museum.

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Getting There
135 Marine Drive, Mumbai, 400020 India
BOM (30 min-1 hr)  
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