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Hotel Bawa Continental
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai (Bombay) 400049, India   |  
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Ranked #51 of 364 hotels in Mumbai (Bombay)
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“Very good hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

Very difficult to find a good hotel at a moderate price in Mumbai. This one hits the mark. Very good restaurants nearby. Try Shiv Sagar nearby. Hotel entrance literally opens out onto the pavement. This is a great benefit as access to restaurants and shops is quick and easy. Two liquor stores in the vicinity (turn right and walk for a few minutes) selling alcoholic drinks at a fifth of the price you would pay in restaurants and hotels (large bottle of beer 100Rs). Bottled water available outside for 18Rs. My only complaint is that I booked the room through the hotel website which ran a promotion promising amongst other things, free evening meal with alcoholic drink. Since the room can also be booked with fastbooking.com, they kept on insisting that you must have booked the room through this website which does not carry the promotion. Even though I had the evidence of booking through their website, they seem to be ignoring me. I have sent a number of emails and no one seems to want to reply. This incident has marred my stay which I would otherwise have rated excellent.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

We recently stayed for five nights at this hotel. It is centrally located in Mumbai and very near the beach and good restaurants and shopping. We were looking for a moderately priced luxury hotel (very difficult to find in India), and Bawa met all of our expectations. The rooms, although a bit small, are very well appointed: comfortable beds, nice decor, good shower, in-room tea kettle, good towels. The restaurant has a very nice breakfast buffet, and for dinner we found the staff and chef willing to accommodate our requests. The reception staff is courteous and helpful. Wi-fi is available, but it is not free. All in all, we were very pleased with this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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viksinghmumbai, Owner at Hotel Bawa Continental, responded to this review, March 1, 2012
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Thank You very much for reviewing Hotel Bawa Continental on Trip Advisor.
We really appreciate your time and effort to comment on all the points of your stay.
We are glad you liked our services, your comments and reviews would help other travelers to make their choice.
Looking forward to serve you in the future.

Thank You

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

Good location
Good hotel with very nice rooms
Excellents services
Excellent breakfast
walking distance from Juhu Beach
Recommend for a short stay in the city

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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viksinghmumbai, Owner at Hotel Bawa Continental, responded to this review, February 28, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank You very much for your positive response, and comments of your stay.

I value your time for positive feedback.

I look forward to have you again at Hotel Bawa Continental.

Thank You.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

Good Hotel overall and value for money and great location only 5 minutes walk to Juhu Beach and great food restaurants. Great for shopping as well located to all areas by Rickshaw and taxi's. Great staff and very good service and food in room dining was well priced and good portions.

Definitely recommend and would stay again with flat screens in all rooms.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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viksinghmumbai, Owner at Hotel Bawa Continental, responded to this review, February 28, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank You very much for reviewing Hotel Bawa Continental on Tripadvisor.

I value your time and business, look forward to have you as my guest again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

I stayed 2 nights at the Bawa. After 2 months of budget traveling in India, it was a bit of a splurge (though affordable via Agoda) and worth every last rupee.

The bed is incredibly comfortable, I would have stolen the mattress if I could ! Lots of cushions and carpets, lots of lights, I enjoyed the modern yet warm decor. Room on 3rd floor was totally silent despite street below and "comedy night" at the restaurant downstairs.

Executive rooms have a shower, theme rooms have a small but pleasant bathtub. Both bathrooms were small but very modern and perfect for my solo-traveler needs.

Be aware that this is a non-smoking hotel. There is a 5,000 Rs penalty for smoking in the room.

I requested a quiet room because I still suffered from after-effects of dengue fever. The night manager immediately upgraded me to a theme room for 1 night and would have left me there if they hadn't been full the next day. Thank you, Sir.

Nothing was too much trouble for the adorable staff. They suggested the lively Santa Cruz market to buy a few trinkets as opposed to a tourist emporium, suggested a rickshaw as opposed to a taxi for the short ride; that sort of sound advice is not so commonplace in high-end hotels. They also reminded me that I could do my airplane check-in online ; 2 computers are available on the ground floor, 200 Rs/hr.
They let me know that I was entitled to a free airport transfer, which was not mentioned on my reservation voucher. Transfer was perfectly on time, super comfortable car, good driver that didn't use his horn once - greatly appreciated at 5 am. The ride to international airport at that time of day, with zero traffic, was 15 mn.

I didn't use their spa, no time for that, but regreted it all the more as their prices were very reasonable for an elegant Mumbai hotel, between 850 and 2,500 Rs for different massages and cares.

Overall, I had all the luxury, comfort and pampering I could take and would not go to other high-end hotels if I could afford them.

I enjoyed the Juhu area very much. The beach is maybe a 3 mn walk away and lively until very late at night. Just down the road from the hotel on the same sidewalk is a grocery store with fantastic fresh spices and nuts (as well as soft drinks and crackers) that make lovely presents, and the young gentleman at the spice counter is extremely knowledgeable and helpful, speaks great English too. A few doors down on the same sidewalk, just before the beach, is a really great restaurant. Extensive menu, delicious food (I had gorgeous masala dosa and pav bhaji, but they also do Italian and Chinese) and superb, totally safe fresh fruit juices ; extremely friendly service. The lower end of Juhu Rd is packed with high-end saree shops, expensive but absolutely top quality.

The only drawback of Juhu is that it's in Juhu... Avoid the drive back from Colaba between 5 and 8 PM at all costs, traffic is horrible. Really brave travelers can take a train from VT to Santa Cruz and then a 50 Rs rickshaw. Tip : taxis with license plates starting with MH 02 will agree to a cheaper fare to Juhu in the evenings as they are based in the area.

Not only would I stay at the Bawa again, I'd be horribly disappointed if I had to stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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viksinghmumbai, Owner at Hotel Bawa Continental, responded to this review, February 28, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank You very much for your detailed and informative comment about Hotel Bawa Continental and the areas around.

I am sure your comments will be very helpful to our other potential guest who would want to choose hotel bawa as their choice of stay at Mumbai.

I look forward to have you again as our guest at the hotel.

Thank You very much...!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights feb 5 to 8. Service was excellent from Neena, sunmeet and anant. Laundry service was fantastic. Restaurant had simple but good food. Close to juhu beach.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dear Guest,

Me and My staff would like to thank you for reviewing our hotel on Trip Advisor.

We are glad you liked the hotel and our services.

We look forward to serve you again at hotel bawa continental...!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

Had a funtastic time. This place (almost a boutique hotel) is small and neat. In the midst of Juhu Tara Road across JW Marriot, this hotel is value for money! Staff were amazing and friendly. As you enter you feel warmth of the staff. The only thing they would need to change is the carpet at the hallway, which over time has worn out. Would I stay there again, for sure YES! Had a lovely time at their annex bar, food was good and well priced. Hopefully they wont change!

Room Tip: Not facing the road as traffic is bad in Mumbai!
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai (Bombay) 400049, India
Location: India > Maharashtra > Mumbai (Bombay)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 of 364 hotels in Mumbai (Bombay)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Bawa Continental 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Bawa Continental is a luxurious 3-star boutique hotel conveniently located only 6KM from the International Airport, and from a 5 min walking distance from the most famous Juhu Beach of Mumbai. Guest bedroomsHotel Bawa Continental has 32 well-appointed, recently renovated guest rooms. Rooms have wooden flooring; each standard room measuring approx. 200 sq ft. Beds at hotel feature premium bedding. Extra towels and bedding items can also be found in the rooms. We provide a range of Pillows to choose from in the evening service, along with night chocolates, eye mask, and choice of newspapers for the morning. Bathrooms are spacious, made with Italian marble, and have international brand bath and sanitary fittings. amenities include hair dryer, bathrobes and designer toiletries. In room Amenities: Guests of the hotel can make use of the following room facilities: voice mail, clock radio, climate control, in-room safe, mini bar, complete electronic operations of lights. Iron/ironing boards, mobile chargers, DVD players are provided upon request in the rooms free of charge.Mini bar well stacked, with sodas, spirits, and other eatables are available at very low prices for our guest. Tea and coffee maker fully stacked are available complimentary with 2 bottles of water per room per day.Entertainment: The hotel features in-room facilities such as premium television channel(s), cable/satellite television channels, flat-screen TV and DVD player. Internet connection options: Guests wishing to stay connected will certainly appreciate wireless Internet access. Housekeeping services and room service are 24 hrs of the day.Food and Beverage Options:Bistro Grill: Meal options at the hotel include a restaurant named Bistro Grill serving the morning breakfast and open all day until mid night. The menu includes a Global fusion menu from the Far East to the Mediterranean style of cooking and includes exotic Indian foods.The restaurant has well stocked bar with a variety of Spirits, cocktails and mock tails. The bar tenders are trained to make every cocktail request with utmost care and perfection.Bombay Bru: The hotel has a coffee shop by the name of BOMBAY BRU which is open until 3 am. Small and yet cozy with a library and deli counter, for our guest to munch on some fresh baked products, and to go sandwiches and burgers. The choice of coffees available is known for in the local area.Cocktail Lounge: The lounge being the most recent addition to our bouquet of food and beverage outlets, features a live gig each night form comedy to bands to karaoke. The meal offerings are form Bistro Grill and the coffee shop. Any special request by our guest is always met up to by our chefs.Room service is offered for guest convenience and is available 24 hrs. The room service menu offers Indian and oriental options with a limited variety of pastas and sandwiches available though out the day.Our hotel provides a 24-hour front desk service. Public areas of The hotel are comfortable and air-conditioned. Guests of the hotel will appreciate the friendly services of our multilingual staff. Leisure amenities: The hotel offers spa/wellness services in room by our masseurs who are outsourced by one of the most renowned spas in the city know as IOSIS. Book a relaxing massage after a long day of sightseeing or business meetings. Additional services: complimentary newspapers in lobby, concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry service, elevator/lift, express check-out, porter/bellhop, safe-deposit box - front desk, television in lobby, wheelchair accessibility. Transportation/Parking facilitiesGuest parking can be used free of cost. However car wash is chargeable. We do not provide any accommodation for drivers and maids. ... more   less 
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