The Oberoi, Mumbai

Mumbai’s hotel with a view

At the furthest tip of the Marine Drive promenade in South Mumbai, The Oberoi, Mumbai stands tall at Nariman Point. A sight for sore eyes, this luxury hotel sits opposite the Arabian Sea. The stellar property not only delivers quiet from Mumbai’s congestion, but it also offers nearly 300 lavish rooms and suites, a wonderful spa, heralded restaurants and a calming (but elegant) aesthetic throughout.

The hotel’s design focuses on height, light and space. And you appreciate these touches from the moment you enter the central, atrium-like area.The Oberoi is minimalist and luxurious all at once. The air smells of the earthy and softly intoxicating vetiver grass.

Take it all in from rooms that afford uncluttered views of the Queen’s Necklace, the C-shaped curve of the promenade that lights up at night.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Soak up some sun on The Oberoi, Mumbai's pool terrace. With sea views, loungers and a waterfall feature, the outdoor oasis is just the spot to sip on sunset-inspired cocktails.
  • Book some pampering time at The Oberoi Spa, where treatments feature Ayurveda-inspired skincare brand Forest Essentials. After a long day of sightseeing, a stimulating 45-minute foot massage is just the thing to get you back on your feet.
  • Situated on the hotel's ground-floor, Eau Bar possesses lush interiors done up in opulent red velvet accents and plush seating. A section of the bar is home to a huge gold tree of life motif (bring your iPhone — it’s Instagram-worthy) and 1920s-inspired glass lamps that are elegantly modern.
  • The Oberoi is home to one of Mumbai’s first in-house luxury retail arcades, so you can shop for sumptuous souvenirs without getting stuck in the city's notorious traffic.
  • The luxury hotel organizes city tours at well-known markets like Chor Bazaar, Crawford Market, Kala Ghoda and Sassoon Docks. One of the most popular offerings is the chef-accompanied Spice Trail, which takes you to Mirchi Galli (which translates to “Street of Chillies") and spice market Lal Bagh.

Things to Know

  • There is a functional red grand piano on the central floor Champagne Lounge. Go there to relax with a book, drinks and the view outside.
  • Learn to cook Indian cuisine alongside a hotel chef with the property's culinary workshops. Afterward, you'll get to sample the fruits of your labor with a fragrant feast.
  • The Oberoi’s attention to subtle detailing is noteworthy. Look out for beautiful bedside and coffee tables throughout the hotel with Mughalesque-patterned marble tops.

The Rooms

  • Every room at the Mumbai hotel is softly lit, spacious and possesses floor-to-ceiling bay windows. Luxury Rooms are particularly idyllic with king-size beds, walk-in closets, silk armchairs and soaking tubs.
  • For fantastic views of the Queen's Necklace, check into a Premier Suite. These 870-square-foot accommodations boast 270-degree views of the sea and promenade.
  • On the 21st floor, the 2,000-plus-square-foot Kohinoor Presidential Suite is a particularly regal retreat. Alongside a master bedroom, living and dining room, work space, powder room and pantry, it hosts a grand piano, all-silk furnishings and a monocular telescope (in the dining area) for those who like to peer out into the starry night.

The Restaurants

  • With its contemporary décor and bright red accents, Fenix is a cozy spot for all-day dining. Start your day with chef Satbir Bakshi's light yet hearty eggs Benedict that’s best paired with the sunny vista outside.
  • Vetrois noted for its fresh Italian fare paired with Enoteca’s beautifully aged wines from all over the world. Oenophiles will want to book a tasting experience with the sommeliers at this impressive wine library.
  • Featuring a menu inspired by earth, land and sea, Ziya pairs elevated Indian fare from acclaimed chef Vineet Bhatia with intoxicating Marine Drive views.

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Nariman Point, Mumbai, 400021 India
BOM (30-55 min)  
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