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Hotel Moti International
Ranked #63 of 401 Mumbai (Bombay) B&B and Inns
Reviewed December 1, 2010

I have stayed at Hotel Moti twice now, most recently in november 2010. The reason I went back to Moti is, of course, for the delightfully efficient and most helpful Raj - the owner and manager of the hotel.

The hotel is an old mansion that has been converted, consequently the rooms have been built into the existing structure, which gives a homely ambience, with some delightful colonial era details. Bathrooms are standard - not perfect, but funtional, with hot water (may I add running water 24/7, unlike quite a few other budget hotels/hostels in Mumbai) and flushing toilet. The beds are comfortable, with sheets and blankets provided (also unusual for budget digs in India). The area the hotel is in is very quiet, leafy and dotted with beautiful old buildings, but close to all of the tourist attractions that Colaba has to offer. Stepping out of the hotel and wandering the neighbourhood streets of Colaba was actually what I enjoyed most during my stay there. I slept very well every night of my stay.

Raj is very conscious of making sure his guests have a safe and pleasant stay in Mumbai. Shopping, eating, transport, tourist and any other enquiries are always welcomed by Raj, who is always happy to share his wealth of knowledge about this city. I have only ever found the staff and Raj polite and courteous, and am surprised at the review written by Belfen.

For those who have criticised the hotel for cleanliness I can only say, having travelled India extensively the past 12 months, I have seen far, far worse. Anyone expecting a western style level of service and cleanliness in budget hotels in India will, of course, be disappointed. If gleaming bathrooms and daily room service are more your cup of tea, then unfortunately you will have to pay more, especially in an expensive city like Mumbai.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 10, 2010

As a base for Mumbi the hotel is good. Its location is great (near a number of sites and places to eat), but as for the actual hotel it was not great. The rooms were not very clean and the bathrooms not all that nice.

Also very expensive with a 3 person room charging at 3600r per night.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 26, 2010

I was appalled when my husband (Black) went to find out if a room was available we were told the hotel was closed for refubishment. And none will be available for three months. Despite clearly no work being done. And tourists walking in and out. As our other reservation had fallen through rather than give up, I reluctantly went to find out.

When I, white, asked, the room had miraculously appeared. Draw your own conclusions. This is a dreadful way for any business and I'd in future rather give my money to any other business than this kind of establishment. In this day and age, it is an outrage. I resent having to have stayed that one night.

Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 19, 2010

The location of Hotel Moti is awesome. It is really close to the Gateway to India, the Taj Hotel and Palace, and tons of great restaurants, bars, and shops. You can also easily walk to the Churchgate and Fort areas- which open up a host of other great attractions. The other really cool thing about this hotel is that the rooms have refrigerators that are stocked with sodas and waters which you can help yourself to and pay for at the end of your stay. If you are there in the summer like we were this is a life saver!

One of the downsides to this hotel would be the cleanliness. Our bathroom was pretty dirty when we got there. Plus the water did not drain well, so after using the shower the dirt and water just accumulated on the floor. Additionally the fan that was attached to the wall fell down in the middle of the night and the blades shattered all over the place. Someone came to pick up what remained of the fan but broken plastic was still strewn throughout the room. We never got a replacement fan as we were told we would. We stayed there for several days and no one offered to clean or oven remove the trash from the room. We found the service overall to be lacking.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 25, 2010

After being let down on arrival at Red Shield Guest House we decided to try Hotel Moti. We managed to get a room for Rs2000 a night and although the room was not amazing Raj, the owner, was great! He would sit down and have a chat with us and was very helpful.

The double room had towels but no toilet paper but that's not unusual in most budget places. It's also very conveniently placed in Colaba and close to Leopold's and the Taj Palace, Gateway to India, ferry to Elephanta Island etc.

Definitely call though for a room to double check as we emailed on our way back to Mumbai and there was some problem, he was unable to pick up his emails so we had to stay at Hotel Cowies because he was full.
If I go back to Mumbai I would happily stay with Raj again.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with friends
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 24, 2017
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  • Stayed: February 2017, traveled as a couple
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Address: 10 Best Marg | Colaba, Mumbai (Bombay) 400039, India
Location: India > Maharashtra > Mumbai (Bombay)
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Ranked #63 of 401 B&Bs / Inns in Mumbai (Bombay)
Price Range: $28 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 26

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