As I was looking to try a different kind of hotel compared to the big chains I usually stay at, I found and booked the Waterstones Hotel.
When I arrived, my room was not ready and I was offered a drink (but I ordered mango lassi and was told that was not part of the 'free drinks' range, which was basically water and juice - which I find strange when you're offered a free drink). Anyway, I then received the fire room (plenty of pictures available on trip advisor). Quite a different concept but not really more comfortable than any other rooms. Mind you this room has a view over the patio, which may be a bit bothersome in the evenings when there are receptions or TV events which are broadcasted in the patio. Anyway, I did enjoy the overall themes, style and decorations of the hotel, but what sets it apart from all the rest is the nearby club, which you can access as a hotel guest. This club features spa services, a nice gym, but above all the most gorgeous swimming pool I have ever stayed at, all hotels considered. Above all, I never saw more than 3 people there, so it felt like having my own private pool, an ideal place to relax or even swim laps as the pool is long enough. The only downside are the many birds (crows I think) which can make a hell of a noise at times. But honestly, the pool itself makes it worth it staying at this hotel. I also enjoyed a nice outside dinner at the hotel restaurant but beware of mosquitoes which can be a pain at night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located within 5 minutes driving distance from the Mumbai International Airport, Waterstones Hotel epitomizes the authentic quintessence of Boutique Hospitality at its best-small, luxurious & very intimate. Distinctive architecture, atypical design elements, attention to luxurious comforts and other distinctive touches characterize the Waterstones Hotel; providing a richer and special guest experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gordon House Mumbai
- Gordon House Hotel Mumbai