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Gold List 2009

The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai 

Apollo Bunder


Tel: 91 22 6665 3366

The 107-year-old Florentine-influenced palace fronted by the Gateway of India—"the best location in Mumbai"— fully reopened in August 2010 after suffering damage in the November 2008 terrorist attack. Interiors still display alabaster ceilings, silk carpets, and onyx columns. Rooms offer either colonial or contemporary decor and, in some, "amazing views over the water." Wasabi by Morimoto serves Japanese. "Staff are so good, you can't imagine staying anywhere else."

(560 rooms)
Also featured on the: Gold List for 2005, Gold List for 2006, Gold List for 2007, Gold List for 2008, Gold List for 2011
Amenities: Pool, Spa, Tennis

Overall Score: 89.2

  • Rooms: 88.2
  • Service: 88.7
  • Food: 90
  • Location: 94.8
  • Design: 90.5
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