A safe place to stay in Mumbai
Posted Sep 16, 2011
As a single female traveller, I was very concerned regarding accommodation in Mumbai, as I wanted a clean and safe place to stay. Sahil ended up being a slightly more expensive than some of the other budget hotels in Colaba but I am convinced I made a wise choice as Sahil hotel was a decent hotel to stay in. The room was basic but clean and definitely safe, but no coffee making facilities. Breakfast is included in the rate, but it was rather poor in my opinion. The dining room rather small, tablecloths really dirty. I don't fancy Indian food for breakfast so all I was left with was local tea and corn flakes, where I had to order cold milk as they only provided warm milk. There was toast, but with the most artificial tasting jam ever. So don't expect to fill up in the morning.
The hotel smells of damp, especially the lift, but the room was fine.
Located right next to the Mumbai Central train station, you will always find your way back as all taxi drivers will know where it is. Surrounding streets are fun to explore and there is a shopping mall right opposite with some shops with local crafts, supermarket, a good restaurant serving local food and KFC and McDonald's for those less adventurous.
Taxi drive to Colaba takes less than 30 minutes, costing around Rs 100 (depending on whether the driver decides to be honest or not... not in my case).
I would recommend the hotel to others and especially women travelling on their own.