Serviced Apartment in Malad West

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Craig
Your host, Craig
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The Space

1 BHK (Bedroom + Hall + Kitchen) Fully Furnished "Serviced Apartment" opposite Mindspace Complex, Malad West. Centrally located and 2-5 minute walking distance from various MNC's, Goregaon Sports Club, Club Link, D-Mart, InOrbit Mall, Hyper City.

Facilities available in the apartment:
- 2 Bathrooms
- Television with cable connection and all channels package
- Water purifier (Aqua Guard)
- Refrigerator (2 door with auto defrost)
- Gas with 2 flame burner
- Quality cutlery and glassware
- Microwave oven
- Kitchen with Basic Utensils
- 3 door wardrobe
- Air condition in bedroom
- Sofa with a center table
- Dining Table with 4 chairs
- 2 single beds
- Washing Machine
- Ambiance Lights
- Free Wi-Fi Connectivity
- Bathroom buckets and mugs
- Hot water in both bathrooms
- Mattress and blankets
- Housekeeping

Additional Services offered with the package:
- Round the clock double security with intercom
- Safe and secure neighborhood
- Caretaker

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Serviced Apartments are fully furnished apartments with kitchen, available for short and long-term stays. Temporary 'home away from home', a spacious and affordable hotel alternative for business and leisure travelers. Convenient and cost effective accommodations for families and large groups. DREAMHOME offers Serviced Apartments at various budgets, sizes and locations for over 18 locations throughout Mumbai. Serviced apartments typically have the benefits of hotels, such as bilingual front desk, maid service, and leisure facilities, but at a fraction of the price. Utilities and Internet are often included in the rent.

Also known as :
Service Apartments, Furnished Apartments, Hotel Apartments, Apartment Hotels, Corporate Apartments, Corporate Housing, Monthly Apartments, Extended Stay Hotels

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Benefits of Staying at a Homestay in India
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There's a saying in India, "Athithi Devo Bhava", which means "the guest is God". Indians consider it a huge honor to have guests in their home, and go out of their way to please them. There's nothing like Indian hospitality. Sadly, most visitors who come to India and stay in hotels never get to experience true Indian hospitality. The good thing is that all this is changing as a result of the growing popularity of homestays in India.

A homestay is similar in concept to that of a bed and breakfast. Guests are either accommodated in the family home, or in separate quarters nearby. Nowadays, most homestays provide their guests with just as much comfort as a reputable hotel.

There are a number of reasons why staying at a homestay can be preferable to staying in a hotel. The benefits of homestays in India include:

Personalized Service:
In contrast to a hotel, a homestay usually only has a few rooms. The family who resides there runs it, and acts as host. This guarantees that guests receive plenty of individual attention. You can spend as little or as much time with the host family as you like. Some guests choose only to dine with them, while others spend hours chatting to them. Regardless, staying with an Indian family is the easiest way of finding out about Indian culture and way of life. Many guests and hosts find that they bond with each other so much, that they keep in touch long after the vacation is over.

Personalized Service:
In contrast to a hotel, a homestay usually only has a few rooms. The family who resides there runs it, and acts as host. This guarantees that guests receive plenty of individual attention. You can spend as little or as much time with the host family as you like. Some guests choose only to dine with them, while others spend hours chatting to them. Regardless, staying with an Indian family is the easiest way of finding out about Indian culture and way of life. Many guests and hosts find that they bond with each other so much, that they keep in touch long after the vacation is over.

Home Cooked Food:
There's a huge difference between the Indian food served in restaurants and hotels, and the food that's cooked in an Indian home. By staying at a homestay, you'll be able to taste authentic Indian home cooked food, made to order. It's a lot lighter, and has more variation and flavor than restaurant food. Some homestays even welcome their guests into their kitchen, and let them watch and participate in the cooking process.

Unique Activities:
As a guest at a homestay, the focus is on you, and your likes and preferences. The hosts are usually very accommodating and will put a great deal of effort into arranging activities that are of interest to you. These activities will vary depending on location. Exploring a coffee plantation in Coorg, watching a polo match in Rajasthan, herding animals in remote northern India, village visits, picnics, and temple tours are just some of the options. Guests are often invited to attend weddings, or other festivals that are happening, as well.

Staying at a homestay in India is all about immersing yourself in India, rather skimming over it on the tourist trail.

While the idea of a homestay might sound quaint and alluring, it's important to choose your homestay wisely. As with most accommodations in India, the quality is very variable.

Those who prefer their privacy may feel more relaxed at a homestay that has separate accommodations for guests, rather than rooms in the family home.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Extra people: $9 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $9
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • I was glad to stay at craig's place. It had all the basic facilities which one requires. Craig was very helpful. Although he wasnt available there during my stay but he was just a call away incase i needed anything. I am definetly gonna stay at his apartment whenever i come to mumbai. "Thanx craig for making my stay pleasant and memorable"

    June 2014
    Craig
    Response from Craig:

    Hi Abizar, Thank you for your wonderful feedback which helps us strive towards excellence. It was a pleasure hosting you and we look forward to your next visit.

    June 2014
  • It was a very nice experience the place was spacious enough for 2 people. The washroom was quite small,but manageable.The location is perfect. The host was very cooperative and gave prompt response to all the queries. The living room was little dusty which can be taken care by the care taker. Over all a little maintenance can make (email hidden) to stay.

    March 2014
  • the flat was rather old and dirty, but the owner offered us another flat in the same building that was ok

    January 2014
  • As soon as you enter this fine apartment , you will (email hidden), located in downtown Mumbai.

    The apartment is truly representative of the Indian tradition of times long gone. You will be safe hands and the service of a fine house keeper, ready to respond to your every wish.

    The apartment is within walking distance of fine restaurants in the traditional style, as well as " McDonald" and the Hypermarket,
    which is always worth a visit for Continental visitor.

    For people with vegetarian needs I warmly recommend "Greens" a 10 minute walk away from the apartment in the link road.

    The Internet is fine, a selection of TV programs available from Australia, and Craig is very responsive to your needs.

    IMPORTANT:
    Get yourself an INDIAN SIM card prior of traveling to India, as to obtain a SIM in India is an administrative nightmare.

    October 2013
  • Craig is an extremely pleasant host .. Good contact throughout your stay .. The little things there was were quickly and satisfactorily rectified.
    only minor drawback was that it was hard to comunicate with the staff who did not speak English (with the exception of one who who spoke a little English) But Craig was always to reach at sms or call
    All in all a good stay and place to be recommended.
    Will definitely call Craig next time I need a well located place to dwell in Mumbai

    December 2012
    Craig
    Response from Craig:

    Thanks Henriette for the wonderful review and look forward to host you again. Will definitely teach my staff some English so they can at least communicate the basics.

    December 2012
  • The neighbourhood is very congested, and noisy! It was also Diwali for fire crackers outside my window for 3-4 days non stop all night! The apartment had some leaking issues from the bathroom. Communication with Craig was done via phone or SMS. Never met him once. (Would have been a nice touch). There was a cleaner who came in daily, but did not speak english and had to call Craig a few times with some minor issues.
    An a plus note the building is very close to two big shopping malls if your interested in shopping.

    November 2012
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Bengali, English, Hindi
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St. Anne's High School, Patuck Technical Junior College
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Shell Trading and Shipping Company (STASCO), Dreamhome Serviced Apartments
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After a long stint with the Merchant Navy, when I was tired of the life on oil and gas tankers, I quit shipping and launched Dream Home Serviced Apartments. But on hindsight, it was really the skills I picked up during my fleet administration job on ship that helped me make Dream Home such a success. This apart, I can rock a party with my DJing, which I used to do during my long breaks from shipping duty. Now, pressed for time, I only play the DJ at family functions :). Serviced Apartments are fully furnished apartments with kitchen, available for short and long-term stays. Temporary 'home away from home', a spacious and affordable hotel alternative for business and leisure travelers. Convenient and cost effective accommodations for families and large groups. DREAMHOME offers Serviced Apartments at various budgets, sizes and locations for over 18 locations throughout Mumbai. Serviced apartments typically have the benefits of hotels, such as bilingual front desk, maid service, and leisure facilities, but at a fraction of the price. Utilities and Internet are often included in the rent. Also known as : Service Apartments, Furnished Apartments, Hotel Apartments, Apartment Hotels, Corporate Apartments, Corporate Housing, Monthly Apartments, Extended Stay Hotels On Airbnb, We have offered special rates to accommodate travelers looking for decent and quality apartments within a limited budget. Hence we urge all traveler's to use this medium to get the best possible discounts from us.
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