You’ll need a place to stay while you hunt for your long-term living arrangement, a search which takes most expats at least a couple weeks to a month. Luckily, there is no shortage of hotels or serviced apartments in Mumbai. So whether you are shopping for high-end, luxurious apartments or just basic, economical lodging, you’ll easily find temporary accommodation to suit your needs.

Hotels

For stays of about a month or less, a hotel could be your best bet. Hotels offer comfortable living quarters in convenient locations until you are ready to move in. A suite style room will give you more space, which is key if you have children. Living in a hotel means barely lifting a finger for any chores – cooking, cleaning, laundry, carrying bags, etc. The downside, however, is a lack of privacy. The published rates on websites are sometimes negotiable – try calling ahead to work out a special deal.

Serviced Apartments

For a month or more, consider staying in a furnished serviced apartment. You’ll have more space and privacy, and a kitchen will give you the freedom to prepare your own meals. Some serviced apartments, such as those connected to five star hotels, include cleaning services and access to a pool, gym, spa, and other facilities.

Click on the headings to view the serviced apartment’s website.

Lakeside Chalet Marriott Executive Apartments

  • Located in quiet Powai. Close to both the domestic and international airports, but far away from the city center in southern Mumbai.
  • Fully equipped kitchen. Internet. Access to two pools, jogging track, tennis court, spa, fitness center.
  • Asian, Italian, and Indian restaurants
  • Pets allowed.
  • Five star service. Expensive.

Grand Hyatt Residences

  • Located off the Western Expressway in Santacruz. Easy access to the international and domestic airports and Bandra.
  • Roomy one, two, and three bedroom apartments.
  • Fully equipped kitchen. Washing machine. Internet. Access to fitness center, spa, outdoor recreation.
  • Five restaurants, a bar, a cafe, a gourmet shop, and a shopping plaza.
  • Five star service. Expensive.

Taj Wellington Mews Luxury Residences

  • Located in Colaba, extremely convenient for dining, shopping, and the business district. Far from the airports.
  • Penthouses; one, two, and three bedroom apartments or studio apartments available. Beautiful interiors.
  • Fully equipped kitchen, broadband and Wi-fi internet, washing machine and dryer. Access to health club and spa, jogging track, swimming pool.
  • Deli for light fare and a bar lounge.
  • Five star service. Expensive.

Aura Executive Homes

  • Locations in Powai, Andheri, Juhu, Bandra, and Worli.
  • One and two bedroom apartments. Comfortable, but not glamorous.
  • Equipped kitchenettes, Internet, off-site laundry service. On-site cook available.
  • About three star service. Affordable.

Red Earth Apartments

  • Locations in Kurla West and Andheri East. Good access to the airports, medium commute to southern Mumbai.
  • Basic yet comfortable apartments.
  • Fully equipped kitchen. Housekeeping. Wi-fi Internet. Fitness center. Bilingual concierge.
  • No on-site restaurants.
  • About three star service. Affordable.

Seven Serviced Apartments

  • Locations in both Worli and Bandra. Fairly good access to airports. Worli is about 40 minutues from South Mumbai; Bandra about 50 minutes.
  • Suitable and comfortable one, two, and three bedroom apartments.
  • Includes Wi-fi Internet, laundry service, room service, on call ayurvedic massage and acupressure treatments, fully furnished kitchenette, fax and phone, printing, and copy services.
  • Fully equipped three bedroom in Worli costs 360,000 INR a month; slightly lower for the same in Bandra. Prices are a bit higher than what you’d expect to pay to rent the same apartments. Link to tariff chart.
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