Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel
Travel Blogs from Mumbai (Bombay)
So, I made it to India. I more than made it to the city of Bombay, or Mumbai as they call it these days. I went out, I stayed out sinking in the sights and smells till the sights became me and the smell stayed on me. I ran to the street vendors and bought their food, even if I didn’t like it as a child. I liked it now. I liked it all now, …
We woke up at our normal time, about 8.30 but didn't get out of our beds till 9.30! In this hotel they have a special breakfast menu for hotel guests here, they have 4 categories and from every category you get to choose one. We both got some indian potato pancakes, an omelette, juice and a hot drink. That was more than enough for us! We wanted to go to the sanjay gandhi National Park today, but because we found out it was closed for 2 hours at lunchtime and it is an ...
... and the materials were to die for we will be making a trip back there at the end of our travels ;) we then stopped in to the 'Gallery of Contemporary Art', the art work was well displayed and the air conditioned room was a nice escape. We returned to the room for a shower and a beer. We then went to one of the top rated restaurants in Lonely Planet, '5spice', it was a 30min wait, which is a good complaint (busy=fresh). The food was good, ...
... a cheap hotel is a major task in itself as the tuck tuck man seemed to have no knowledge whatsoever of hotels in the area. He took us to a 200 pound a night, foreign diplomat style hotel clearly not realising that of course we could not afford that. I think that just because we are white they expect us to be made of money! Lloyd ended up speaking to a different tuck tuck driver in the hope of finding a more suitable ...
... we moved onto Colaba Causeway (also now given some random Marathi name) to try out my bargaining and linguistic skills once again in order to secure Sabina with some perfect purchases. We get lucky with some cute traditional style clutch bags and a necklace all for under £6! Next shopping destination was the Oberoi. Both the Taj and the Oberoi were terrorist targets in 2006, but looking at the buildings now you wouldn't know there had been bombs ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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