The Mirage Hotel in Mumbai (certainly not to be confused with the Vegas Mirage) is a 4 star business hotel that provides a comfortable, somewhat luxurious stay at a reasonable price. Located near the Mumbai International Airport or BOM, it is perfect for layovers, or for any reason you want to spend some time in the business capital of India.
I had stayed at the Mirage Hotel a few years ago when it was new. This time I was attending a blogging conference and needed a one night stay. The Mirage provided the perfect option. I was pleased to see that almost everything seemed to be as it was before, a clear indication that it is a well maintained property.
Although I have experienced the hospitality of many different hotels over the years, this is my first time writing a hotel review on my blog. So I am going to rely on providing a lot of photos and touch on some aspects which are important to me.
Air Conditioning and Ventilation
The room had thankfully no leftover odors such as from cigarette smoke. The thermostat was at eye level and easy to use and control. The vents were well placed and the room was airy.
Room Size and Furnishing
The room is very spacious and easily accommodated a king size bed, a work table with chair, and a plush chair with ottoman. A big luggage rack will take care of your bags, and a large wardrobe your belongings. The small fridge, mini bar etc. were pretty standard, so was the wall mounted flat panel TV. A glass wall further opens up the space and makes the room seem larger.
Windows are sealed and there is no balcony or patio, which is fast becoming a common feature.
The Mirage has a good sized bath tub which is a slightly rare find in this category. There is a glass shower enclosure with a rain shower, in case you are not in the mood for the tub.
Room service is available which is nice. The portion size of the snacks was not great, and a pot of tea barely yielded a cup. But I was glad to have this available.
Restaurants and Breakfast
The Mirage Hotel has a bar and a couple of restaurants which are adequate if not spectacular. The breakfast buffet is pretty sumptuous with the usual fruits, bread and cereal assortment. There are the English breakfast items in terms of grilled tomatoes, baked beans, sausages etc. Eggs are made to order. There are South Indian items and a few other specials for the day. They are definitely trying to please almost everyone with the breakfast spread.
Dinner at the restaurant was also good. Spring rolls were nice, and the biryani was OK, not very oily or spicy.
Summing Up Mirage Hotel
The Mirage Hotel has tariffs in the range of 5-6000 INR ( approximately 100 USD), and you may get some deal or the other depending on where you book. This hotel is very close to the International Airport, especially the new access road which leads you straight to drop-off. It is certainly lower priced and also not as luxurious as the Hyatt Regency or The Orchid, maybe, which are close by. But it seems slightly more upscale than say Bawa International.
Other hotels like the Sahara, Orchid or Bawa International are closer to the domestic airport.
Overall, The Mirage is a good bet.