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“Apollo Bunder, Ideal Stay Option” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Diplomat
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   24 26, B.K. Boman Behram Marg, Apollo Bunde | Apollo Bunder, Mumbai (Bombay) 400001, India   |  
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Ranked #192 of 396 Hotels in Mumbai (Bombay)
Hyderabad, India
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Apollo Bunder, Ideal Stay Option”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Located just behind Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Colaba - the hotel offers accommodation in nostalgic rooms with all necessary services including laundry, direct dialling, room service, mini fridge in rooms and so on. Basic functional rooms with just ok bedding quality. Location is too good with ease of access having a taxi stand just outside the hotel.

Room Tip: Choose this location if need to be around Taj, JAG, Kalaghoda, VT and Croffort Market.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

After visiting 5 Indian cities, I have to say that the Diplomat was the cleanest hotel, with the best location, of all 5 hotels where I stayed. Even though the Diplomat did not have as many stars as the hotel where I stayed in Agra, the sheets were white, the floor, rugs and bathroom clean. There was a restaurant next door that also was very clean, without the many stains on the tablecloths or floor that I observed in the other hotels, with restaurants attached. The hotel and restaurant staff were very helpful and I was amazed that we were right across the street from the Taj Mahal hotel, the Gateway to India and Elephanta Island pier, as well as a myriad of shops--even a McDonald's! Although I'm glad I went to India, despite having to cut my visit short 2 days after contracting a scary illness in Agra, if I ever return, I will stay in Mumbai, which turned out to be a much more interesting city than I was led to believe before actually going there. The Indian people were lovely and tried very hard to be helpful, especially my driver for six days of my trip. As a matter of fact, the only negative thing I have to say was about my tour guide in Mumbai, who was more interested in selling me things, than making my visit as memorable as possible. All the other tour guides in the other cities and my driver from Delhi, were fantastic.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Muscat, Oman
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Rooms are big and nice, staffs are descent, location wise very near to gateway of india, rooms are clean, breakfast is good. I have stayed 5 days in this hotel. The structure of this hotel is very old. Good for the traveller.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Rooms are quite a good size. Try and pick one away from the road or the noise makes it very difficult to sleep if you get the wrong side of the building.
If you get an inside room it is quite peaceful given the central location.
Staff are helpful and friendly.
Rooms are reasonably clean.
Location is great for getting around and right opposite the only starbucks in town.
I have stayed here on about 4 occasions and would stay again.
Breakfast is a basic but OK.
Room service food is very tasty.
I have had a couple of cockroaches in one of the rooms I stayed in here, but it is India.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We stayed for 3 days at the beginning of May. Ideal location as just a few minutes walk from Gateway to India, entrance to ferry for Elephant island and local shops and restaurants ( recommend Leopolds ) The hotel itself has friendly staff who were all eager to help. Our room was very clean and spacious. We paid for a deluxe room which had a view of the Taj Mahal Palacehotel pool . Good complementary breakfast in buffet style. We were also given a complemetary room to freshen up before flying home this room was not as nice so would recommend going for the deluxe room and request the view of the Taj Mahal palce as most rooms will be facing a wall.

Room Tip: request deluxe room with view of the Taj Mahal Palace
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Lucknow
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Not very Comfortable on Trip
As Being hardly 2Mins Walking Distance From Gateway of India(+point of Hotel), Food is Excellent Making a Nice Place to Stay in Mumbai,
But..................
Only Drawback is it`s Small Rooms Leaving One Suffocated Sometimes

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Stayed for 4 nights in April-13. We chose to stay here because of its location even though the hotel is totally overpriced. It is located right at the backside of the Taj Mahal Hotel and India Gate. There is also a Starbucks right across the street, and just a few blocks away there are several restaurants and cinema etc. Our room was ok, the AC made constantly noise even when it was off. It was also dirty, especially the bathroom and there were ants on the floor. The staff was very helpful but it was hard knowing when to tip them and not, as we felt they wanted us to tip them for everything. The room felt unsafe as the key and keyhole was very old and could easily be opened with any key. Breakfast was good.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #192 of 396 Hotels in Mumbai (Bombay)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Diplomat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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