Top 5 Sea-facing Luxury Hotels in Mumbai

Top 5 luxury hotels in Mumbai that are in this list are by virtue of being set in locations that offer unobstructed spectacular sea views. You can literally step out and touch the sea. Each hotel is the epitome of experiential luxury with a distinct charm and flavour. Each one impeccably blends the best of business and pleasure with luxury and leisure. Mumbai the financial Capital of India also knows as the city of dreams like New York is a city that never sleeps. Still when you step into any of these 5 hotels it’s as though you have drifted away from Mumbai to some other place. Everything seems to dissolve and the sea takes centre stage that’s why a leisure experience is a given even when on a business trip. Which one is my favourite that’s a tough call. I am a pure South Mumbaiker since 4 decades plus blessed to be living on Marine Drive and it’s easy to be partial thus to be just and fair I have listed these as per their location from South Mumbai to North Mumbai. Okay so we begin from the Gateway of India, South Mumbai and head towards North Mumbai.

1. The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai 

The Taj Mahal Palace View

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Unmatched contemporary excellence wrapped in old world charm. The Taj Mahal Palace is quintessential, enigmatic with an edge of romance that is immersed in royalty. British architectural strength accentuated with Indian ornamental influences makes The Taj Mahal Palace the most precious jewel of Mumbai. The interiors are a fusion of palatial influences and contemporary looks. In fact more often than not those who visit Mumbai for the 1st time visit the Taj Mahal Palace location just to get a glimpse of this wonder and to take pictures of the Taj and against the backdrop of the Taj.

2. The Oberoi, Mumbai

The Oberoi Mumbai Views

The Oberoi Hotel, Mumbai overlooking Marine Drive is irresistible, a magnet by virtue of the location alone. Marine Drive famed as the Queen’s Necklace is the best location in Mumbai. The atrium architecture fills the lobby with light. New age, minimalistic, sophisticated and incredibly stylish interiors reflect spaciousness. Like I always say real luxury reflects a sense of space, light and freedom. The Oberoi Mumbai reflects pure luxury be it the guest rooms, suites or public areas. Undisputedly The Oberoi, Mumbai is the most precious gem in the Queen’s Necklace offering unparalleled bay views.

3. InterContinental Marine Drive, Mumbai

InterContinental Marine Drive views

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InterContinental Marine Drive seamlessly blends the best of both worlds impeccable services of a hotel with a private villa like charm. The bay facing boutique luxury hotel steals your heart with the bay views sweeping you off your feet. Set amidst low rises in the residential zone when you are at the  InterContinental’s Dome it’s almost as if you are at home in a private villa with friends just imagine the feeling. While you enjoy your food and drinks just watching the sun set over  the bay is rejuvenating, satiating and deeply fulfilling

4. Taj Lands End, Mumbai

Taj Lands End Brand Worli Sealink Views

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Taj Lands End set in a serene residential locality in Bandstand, Bandra is a pretty strategic location. Being close to the city’s mid point Bandra Worli Sea link makes zipping into any direction in the city easier. The Taj Lands End has awesome landscaping. In fact the famed talk show Walk the Talk by Mr.Shekhar Gupta with celebrities has been filmed in the lush greens of Taj Lands End. At Taj Lands End strolling through the greens or by the sea at Bandstand is refreshing, uplifting and rejuvenating.

5.JW Marriott Juhu, Mumbai

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JW Marriott in one word is simply stunning. Right on the beach with spectacular sea views located in the most hip and happening location of North Mumbai, Juhu. Juhu is also the prime location where most of Bollywood luminaries live. Celebrities, film actors, directors & producers are often spotted at the JW Marriott Juhu. Step out of JW Marriott and it’s the hip and happening side of North Mumbai. Step into JW Marriott and you transcend into a different world in the lap of pure luxury an oasis of tranquility tangible with the multiple infinity pools and fantastic sunset and sea views.