We arrived at the Sofitel early in the morning from an overnight flight and first impressions of the hotel were very good. it is a beautiful property - Just opened it's doors in February 2012. We were a little disappointed when we were told we would be charged for an extra night (but they could make it a half charge) for checking in early or we could wait to check in after 2 p.m. So we accepted the charge and checked in -- in the end the charge was waived without us addressing it.
Our room was large and the bed extremely comfortable. All sundries were available in the room ( L'Occitaine). There was a coffee machine for espresso, complimentary bottled water, a large safe with an electrical outlet inside (safely recharge while you are out of the room), and an abundance of TV channels to help work off jet lag. Wifi worked well and was complimentary. The gym is very clean and well equipped.
We stayed for 4 nights and it was an oasis in a city that can be exhausting. The pool area was nice despite the construction that surrounds the hotel. Which you could never hear while in the room. We did not dine at the restaurants as we ventured out in the evening instead. There are dining options near the hotel but the autorickshaws don't speak English and for some reason when we were able to communicate we were asked to pay 4 times what the meter fare would cost. It was a bit of a hassle and didn't leave us with the best first impression of the BKC area and their treatment of visitors. In spite of postings on TA the hotel does not offer a shuttle service. It did but it was discontinued. Plenty of cabs are available in Mumbai and can be called easily. It is about one hour ride to the main attractions but that has more to do with Mumbai traffic than the hotel location.
All said I would recommend the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A glistening beacon of sophistication, grandeur and French art de recevoir, Sofitel Mumbai BKC exudes modern luxe, offering unrivaled facilities and a premium address. French culture, design and gastronomy blend artistically with rich Indian tradition in Neo Art Nouveau style offering multifaceted experiences in cuisine, entertainment and relaxation - from flexible, cutting edge meeting space and Club Millesime to the enchanting So SPA and pool side facilities. Where buoyant business meets elegant lifestyle and where "Life is Magnifique". Strategically located in the geographical heart of Mumbai and the new financial and commercial district of the city - Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), the hotel offers easy access to both the international and domestic terminals of Mumbai’s Chhatrapati International Airport, to South and North Mumbai, the Eastern and Western Express Highways and most of the main tourist attractions in the city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Mumbai Bkc Hotel Mumbai (Bombay)