don't fall under the charm of the owner or the Lonely Planet descriptions of an amazing colonial hotel. The hotel used to be colonial style before they changed the wooden beams and such to metal ones and anyway, you're not here for that. it is NOT clean, it is NOT quiet and it is NOT confortable (beside the location). i can talk about the last room on the ground floor: no natural light, smelly, next door neighbours did too much noise untill 3am to consider it calm enough and justify it as a place to sleep (pots and pans: a restaurant? no real window so no way to keep the noise outside), old furnitures (found on the street?), a tiny tv that in order to be watched you'll have to upgrade your glasses (didn't even bother try to turn it on, bath room outside of the room: smells of humidity, no toilet paper, dirty... in both - a lot of dust and black marks all over, and the highlight - poor artificial light in the form of a buzzing neon. What else? the hotel hadn't been refurbished since the early seventies probably.
Other than that, no other furniture that the bed and nowhere to chill out for a while elsewhere in the hotel. other than that, no reservations and payment in advance so if you're here you're trapped! oh, and the wifi is free, or at least included in the price, but on and off.
to sum things up: forget about it! i had only two days, in mumbai so no time to look for something else. I stayed. For a third the price demanded (2700 INR: this are europeen prices, infact, I know less expensive places with the same quality in the center of Paris...), i had an amazing room in Jaipur (sunder Palace). This place in a rathole and should not even be called a hotel!