Set inside a lovely old building in the heart of Colaba, the 20-room bolt-hole encapsulates everything that makes this part of town so delightful.
For all the city’s grand hotels, few places capture the essence of Mumbai quite like Abode (doubles from US$118). Set inside a lovely old building in the heart of Colaba, the 20-room bolt-hole encapsulates everything that makes this part of town so delightful: it’s youthful, creative, and proud of its rich heritage. All of these traits are reflected in the interiors, where hand-painted tile floors complement an impressive collection of custom teak furnishings and quirky, quintessentially Indian bric-à-brac like chai trays and vintage tin boxes. While the “basic” rooms are best avoided due to the lack of private bathrooms, the more spacious and photogenic top-level rooms come with walk-in rain showers, claw-foot bathtubs, and large windows that overlook the clamorous streets below.
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This article originally appeared in the February/March 2018 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Mumbai to the Max”).