My first return to the hotel after last year's attack.
The room still looks a bit tired and not up to the latest standards. I understand management is busy upgrading those rooms that were more heavily affected by the attacks. My room still had an old-style TV and I don't like the bathtub without real shower.
The plus (as often with Taj properties) is their staff. Attentive, smiling and thinking. Housekeeping showed the usual Taj-like attentiveness. My shoes found themselves in a shoe bag, cables were nice rolled up (I don't even do this so nicely myself!) and all clothes very neatly folded away.
Security is very tight; your taxi cannot enter the hotel anymore. No major inconvience as the attendant will lead you to taxis waiting nearby. Even by foot, you can only access the hotel entrance from one side.
Transit from the airport has also improved due to the bridge; wonderful not having to spend so much time in the car anymore.More