Taj Hotels are popular for creating spectacular experiences. Something I experienced, only after, I enjoyed a gratifying weekend stay at Taj Santacruz. What makes this Mumbai property truly unique is the unrivalled view it offers. While Taj is a brand that seamlessly blends luxury with comfort – this new aspect is certainly worth exploring. Where else in Mumbai can you watch an aeroplane take off from the comfort of your bed, right? Well, whoever says money can’t buy happiness, has to spend at least a night at this Taj Hotel. Having said that, when I first arrived at the property, I was instantly impressed by the lobby featuring world-class chandeliers and a life-size aquarium.
From being welcomed to a galaxy of stars in broad daylight to walking inside a suite, which lets you watch planes take off, the whole staycation at Taj Santacruz was too fantastic an experience. On this particular weekend, I was staying at the Junior Suite and this one, oh boy, was slathered with rich decorative details. In fact, when I first entered the 800 sqft suite, the coeval ‘self-designed’ glass walls cast off a remarkable impression. Leading me to the traditional Indian interiors from a Royal period of Indian Maharajas. Whether you’re keen on peace or a stunning view, Taj Santacruz offers accommodation that caters to all your needs. This suite, in particular, fuses old-world Indian opulence with contemporary sophistication and subtle charm.
The interiors of this grand bijou are crafted in teak-timber and bolstered with deep gold and red pillions. While the amenities include everything from a stylish walk-in closet, 40″ LED TV to an en-suite ‘twin basin’ washroom. The junior suite is fitted with a luxurious king-size bed with plush bedding that ensures deep sleep. This is also the perfect spot to laze around and watch the aircraft take-off and land back at the terminals. That while, you enjoy the complimentary wine you get with your suite stay.
Having said that, with junior suite, you also get access to the executive lounge, along with, discounted cocktail hours. That certainly is a great thing to have on hand, if you are planning on meeting business associates or partners during your trip. One of the other perks is that you are also entitled to complimentary breakfast. This ensures you kick start your day with power-packed nutrition. Besides, there is a lot of walking space inside the suite which helps you digest no matter how much you choose to eat. Read below my extensive lunch experience at Tiqri, the in-house restaurant and bar of Taj Santacruz.
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Of all the indoor-amenities, I think the open bath turned up to be my favourite. More so, because Taj Santacruz offers an exclusive bath menu for its guests. Apart from that, I think each one of fourteen Suites in this hotel is nothing short of bling. Priced at $250 for a night, Taj junior suite is one of the swankiest suites in Mumbai boasting sensational views.
While you are here, get pampered with an in-room pillow menu, or a Forest Essentials bed and bath experience. Either way, your staycation is a guaranteed celebration.