Who wouldn’t want to be able to say they’ve stayed at The Taj Mahal? While this may not be the world-famous Taj, it sure cuts close to the real deal. Nearby the Arabian Sea, this exquisite hotel is just a short walk from the Gateway of India. Italian marble floors will sweep you off of your feet, while Belgian chandeliers and 4,000 works of art dazzle all around. This was actually the first hotel in India to be installed with electricity, German lifts, and Turkish baths.
There are 285 rooms and suites in the palace wing, and 275 superior and deluxe rooms in the tower. Palace rooms start at “luxury grand,” which are cozy and comfortable, complete with Italian marble bathrooms and bay windows overlooking the sea, the pool or the city depending on where in the palace you stay. Added space and amenities come with steeper prices, with the priciest being the Presidential suite which boasts 15 rooms and is served by 13 staff, including two masseurs!
Guests always have someone nearby to help, with 800 staff on duty at any one time; which generally works out at a staff member for every guest! Did I mention there’s a private jet on standby at four hours' notice and a luxury yacht? No? Well, there is.
Hungry? Feast on only the best at The Taj Mahal Palace! Guests can pick from half a dozen restaurants featuring the best of Indian, Japanese, Middle Eastern, European and casual dining. Wasabi by Morimoto specializes in seafood flown in straight from Japan, and Souk, on the tower rooftop, offers a range of Eastern Mediterranean dishes to please any palate.