High altitude can be harsh on your body and many travelers feel jetlag, fatigue and dehydration after spending hours in the aircraft, I can definitely understand how tedious and frustrating that can be especially when you are just about to start off your holidays. Hence, I usually look out for hotels that are not too far away from the international airport. This also saves me lot of money because I don’t have to pay a lot of money to the cabbie. If you are coming down to Mumbai you need hotels that are good, clean, close to the airport, the ones that offer better accommodation options and services without ripping you off your holiday budget. Here are some affordable hotels that I suggest to my international travel readers and also to my local Indian readers.
Around 10 minutes drive from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport you will find Hotel Columbus that offers an affordable accommodation option for many international travelers. The hotel offers all modern conveniences that are required and offers around 29 elegantly furnished rooms. The hotel is located in Vile Parle East which is also just half a kilometer away from domestic airport so if you have plans to travel across India domestically you never have a problem. The hotel is also close to Vile Parle Railway station for those who want to travel in Mumbai in local way. The Standard Room starts at Rs. 3000 (US$50) while the most expensive Suite Room is available for Rs. 6000 (US$100). The check out time is around 12 noon and other taxes are applicable to the room rates I mentioned above. The hotel also offers Siachen which is a family restaurant and bar that provides multi-cuisine delicacies. The hotel also offers complimentary shuttle to and from domestic/international airport. It also provides safe deposit lockers, STD/ISD facility, and doctor on call and laundry service. Hotel Columbus, 344 Nanda Patkar Road, Vile Parle (E), Mumbai – 400057. Telephone Number – +91-022-4214 4343.
The Mirador is another great budget hotel close to the international airport in Mumbai. If you are in hunt of luxury hotels at prices that won’t bite a big chunk out of your budget then The Mirador can offer you a great stay experience. The hotel has also won 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence which indicates that the hotel has been approved by many other travelers that have stayed here. The hotel offers great accommodation and ambience that can allow you to unwind and relax before you start off your holiday plans in Mumbai. The rooms prices start at Rs. 4000 (US$66.66) and above. All the rooms here offer best modern facilities and amenities for complete comfort. The Mirador also offers a cake cafe called Biscotti and SOL restaurant and bar that offer multi-cuisine experience with a collection of international spirits. The SOL also offers stirring music in the house to get you in the groove. The Mirador, 131/B, New Link Road, Chakala, Andheri (East), Mumbai – 400099. Telephone Number – +91-022-4248 5000.
Hotel Kohinoor Continental
This 4 star hotel close to the international airport can offer you great accommodation experience without charging you too much. If you are visiting Mumbai for business or corporate events Hotel Kohinoor Continental can offer you top notch facilities that you will need. The hotel is just 10 minutes drive away from the international airport so you don’t have to sit tight in your cab for long hours or get stuck in the horrible traffic jams. You can choose from wide range of room options that the hotel offers starting price around Rs. 6000 (US$100). Kohinoor Continental offers The Solitaire which is a multi-cuisine restaurant while you can enjoy some drinks at The Beryl Club which is an executive bar. It also has 24/7 Cafe Lounge coffee shop. You can also spend time at the health club, swimming pool and the art gallery. Hotel Kohinoor Continental, Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai – 400059. Telephone Number – +91-022-6691 9000, +91-022-2820 9999. Cell Phone Number for Reservations – +91-93111 77444.
Holiday Inn offers an easy access to and from international airport without burning your moolah that you need for your holiday or business trip. It is a contemporary hotel just 1.2 kilometers away from the international airport. The hotel offers best rooms at great prices that start at around Rs. 6,600 and above (US$110) which is certainly not bad in an expensive city like Mumbai. Holiday Inn offers wide range of services that can allow you to chill out and get control over things you need. It also offers fitness center, spa facilities, standard internet service, entertainment and recreation services, and other options. The checkout time is 12 noon. The hotel also offers free pickup and drop facility from domestic and international airport whenever you need. Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport, Sakinaka Junction, Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai – 400072. Telephone Number – +91-124 455 1212.