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Hotel Diplomat

3.5 of 5 24 26, B.K. Boman Behram Marg, Apollo Bunde | Apollo Bunder, Mumbai (Bombay) 400001, India
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Stayed in the Diplomat for a night in January. Very close to India gate, Taj palace and other south mumbai Colaba attractions. Had old style pull- elevators which made the stay more fun, as there was always the imminent threat of danger when going to your room. Occasional bug crawling around the bathroom, but not too bad - more difficult... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

My daughter n I arrived back home from India. We wer in Hotel Diplomat n we spent good time there. The hotel is located behind Taj Palace n just few mins away from Gateway of India. It's in a safe n secured area. I would recommend others to stay in this hotel if on a 2-3 days trip.

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Hong Kong, China
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8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This was my fourth time staying at Hotel Diplomat. Generally, I would recommend this hotel because it's convenient, usually clean (sometimes a few ants) and the staff is quite good.After this trip though, I will reconsider for the next time. This time I paid extra to have free wifi in my room but it didn't work. I had to stand... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

If you do not care about roaches in the bathroom or insects in the shower and just want a bed. I Guess this hotel will do. Its very run Down, towels are dirty, the walls are dirty, the bathroom is full of mold. We rented two rooms and they were both just as worn Down. However just we had roaches,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This hotel's biggest positive is its location right behind the Taj Mahal hotel and it's restaurant which serves probably the best kebabs I have ever eaten. The hotel is very clean, but the bathrooms are a bit past their sell-by date. Staff and service excellent though, would stay here again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I visited the hotel for 3 days in dec 2013. It has a good location at the Colaba peninsula, near the attractions like Gateway of India, Tahj Mahal Hotel, rest Lepolds at Colaba Causeway. The staff was very helpfull and serviceminded but the price was little to expensive for a middle class range hotel, almost 5000 Rpe per night.

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Coimbatore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Hotel Diplomat is in a fantastic location in Colaba, right behind the Taj Mahal Hotel. The rooms are old and the bathrooms are relatively sub standard. The rooms are definitely due for a renovation, but are clean nonetheless The major upside however apart from location is the great food, especially the kebabs. For the location the price was relatively ok.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

Excellent location, excellent service....could not have asked for more. We would choose this hotel again for all above mentioned reasons. Breakfast a little limited, but still very good. If you come here you will not be disapointed. Superb value for every rupi.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I spent three nights at this hotel. Location is very good, right behind Taj Hotel and close to the Gateway. I guess this also justifies the price, which is in my opinion a bit high for the provided room standard in India. But honestly, I don't have any comparison in Mumbai and I heard that the city is in general... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Stayed here for four nights with my scool going daughter - wanted her to have a small vacation in Mumbai. This hotel worked well for us as its location is excellent - just across the iconic Taj Hotel / Gateway of India. Colaba market, Museum, Art Gallery, Cinemas, many other tourist attractions are within walking distance. My room was of... More

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Address: 24 26, B.K. Boman Behram Marg, Apollo Bunde | Apollo Bunder, Mumbai (Bombay) 400001, India
Location: India > Maharashtra > Mumbai (Bombay)
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Diplomat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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