Colaba, Long Term Acco, Super Host!

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Mumbai, Maharashtra 400021, India
Your host, Sam
7 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
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Hello friends, I am delighted to inform you that my place is liked by Airbnb not just for the extremely fabulous interiors but the tastefully done up Art Products in display – these are our own products.
Please check out the Host (about me) reviews... if u want the best free guide to Mumbai then i will guide you as per your mission objectives to maximize time in this Maximum City Mumbai! Note that this is not Europe and local help is vital.... (website hidden) maps are not effective

This place is ideally for 1 person (single bed), but second one will be provided comfortable floor mattress, pillows etc. The place is super luxurious unlike other listings it has everything including Sony LED TV, Cable TV Connection, Hi-Speed WiFi Internet, Big Refrigerator with ice capability, 1 Ton Lloyd Split AC, Philips super-safe induction hot plate, induction cooking vessels, cutlery & crockery, super-modern bathroom with shower,

Colaba is the Only Tourist Spot in Mumbai (checkout my Guidebook here as well as Lonely Planet) and our place is right next to it and other popular tourist spots in Mumbai. The rest of the city is mostly traffic, noise and pollution; however here u get the old British Bombay + the new happening nightlife.... all within a 5 Sq. Km area; you would stay at the centre!

My place is centre point to Colaba, Marine Drive & Churchgate Station – all are just 8 minutes walk away. Why stay near the airport when there is nothing to see there? 80% of all US/Europe tourists visit colaba hence you might as well stay here. Also all tourist spots are here - Gateway of Inda, Taj Mahal Hotel, Kala Ghoda, The Bombay Museum etc. Plus THE BEST Pubs, Discos, Restaurants, Bars including Iconic ones - Cafe Leopold, Cafe Mondegar, Cafe Royal. I meet tourists every week at Colaba and provide you extensive guidance on Mumbai as well as things to do in India.
Room Description: Single Room, separate entrance, attached bathroom. Fully furnished and extremely clean – I am very particular on cleanliness and expect similar guests. The room is an extension of my apartment which is a 2BHK hence I am there next door to help you. The room will be maintained by our cook+maid (female) hence we are seeking very safe tourists only. My 2BHK apartment is also listed here, I occupy one bedroom whereas the rest of the apartment can be given out as a 1BHK. (Checkout my other listing on Airbnb for 1BHK) It has a large refrigerator in case you want to bring in your (website hidden) is allowed if the 1BHK is not let out

Security: This is the most safe place in Mumbai as this is next to the Govt. HQ. The Building has 3 gaurds at night, CCTV, floodlit compound etc. Parking is available on the road outside the building
Breakfast – May be provided at additional very nominal cost
Key Amenities: Air Conditioning, Sealed Bottle water, Coffee maker, Electronics – TV & DVD (with Owner DVD Collection) can be provided – the room already has a Cable Connection
Refrigerator also! Bring your fruits from the local market!
Bed: Solid wood bed 6’2” x 3’ with drawer under entire bed to put your big suitcase, plus there is overhead storage. With reading light, mobile charger, guests can borrow from my paperback collection of 200 books.
Room Interiors: Fully furnished brand new painted room, tastefully done up with paintings
Bathroom: Attached bathroom has all NEW high quality fittings including Basic, Half height mirror, WC, adjustable shower, hot water in 5 minutes etc. Soap, Shampoo, towels etc. will be provided if needed. – The experience will be like a highly clean new hotel with the warmth of a home.
Cleanliness: Room will be cleaned everyday with Lizol Antibacterial floor cleaner; also the bathroom - as soon as you head out. Bedsheets can be changed every fourth day
Wardrobe: 7 Foot x 2.5 foot wardrobe – designed for men or women – with adequate space for a month’s clothes + holds 6 pairs of shoes
Writing Table: With professional Office Back Rest Chair, Wifi & LAN High Speed Internet
In my attached apartment i can provide you printer/scanner/fax at additional cost
Home Food Delivery: We have kept a Food File in the room with menus of 30 nearby restaurants including International (Dominos, McDonalds, Pizza Hut), Chinese, India, Continental, Moghlai
If you need to order provisions/ medicines worth more than $10, then give us the list and it will be delivered to you. The item cost you pay directly to shopowner, delivery is free
Indian meals can be provided at additional and very reasonable cost, they will be made less spicy, less oily

Guest Access

Private room with all amenities... AC, TV, Fridge, Cooking, Hot Shower etc.

Interaction with Guests

I am known as a top host on Airbnb

The Neighborhood

This is the place to visit in Mumbai! (Colaba and surrounding)

Getting around

Cabs below home... Cabs in India are cheap... minimum fare is less than half a dollar

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $200 /week
Monthly Price: $650 /month
Cleaning Fee: $10
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • My stay in Samir's place was great. The room had everything I needed: AC, hot water, filtered drinking water and even a power adapter. Samir was an excellent host. He told me what places were worth seeing in Mumbai, treated me with breakfast and delicious chai.

    November 2013
  • Could not have had a better place, location, than what I got with Sam. Very caring and very helpful also. I would recommend, and surely stay there if possible next time I am in Mumbai.

    July 2013
  • Sam's place is in a great area in Mumbai, close to restaurants and tourist attractions. Sam is super helpful and will show you were to go for food and entertainment in the area.

    April 2013
  • Samir's flat is ideally located, minutes away from the seaside and a short taxi drive away from the beach (would recommend walking though as the seaside atmosphere is amazing!) The flat itself is tastefully decorated and has all the facilities you would want. The bedroom were clean and has good air conditioning and the bathrooms are modern and well kept. I have no hesitation in recommending the flat to anyone who is looking for a place in south Mumbai.

    Samir, as a person is fantastic! I don't think there is a lot about Mumbai that Samir doesn't know. He has a list of takeaway menu's in the flat and more than happy to recommend places and dishes from the list or even suggest great restaurants in the area. He also has great knowledge of India and all the tourist destinations so I would recommend a chat with him if you are in the process of planning a trip to India.

    The food and the chai's served throughout the stay was excellent and overall I don't think there is anything that would make us think twice before booking another stay at Samir's!

    March 2013
  • Sam was super helpful and a wonderful host. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone visiting Mumbai. The apartment is a few minutes walk from the Causeway and everything Colaba offers, whilst still being nicely located away from most of the noise.

    Sam himself was always happy to give of his time to help with ongoing travel arrangements, local advise and even invited me along on some of his errands to help see the city more. I will be staying in contact with Sam and wouldn't consider ever staying anywhere else in the city.

    March 2013
  • We chose this place as it is not only in South Mumbai but in the most happening part of South Mumbai - Colaba. Mumbai’s suburbs as I am now discovering are noisy and crowded and we would waste a lot of time on travelling. Sam’s place is central to Colaba, Kala Ghoda art area, Marine Drive Seafront, Taj Mahal Hotel and he was the first person me and Craig met during our India trip.

    His separate entrance ultra-modern room with attached bath has designed every convenience including Wifi, Aircon, a proper desk and chair for Craig to work on his Mac laptop with a professional chair, and a firm yet comfortable bed. The room is attached to the 2 bedroom apartment which is also listed on airbnb at a very reasonable price, Sam stays here and works from home, hence was always available to help us. The extra mattress we were provided was very comfortable and I had a good sleep! TV & Cable was optionally offered but we didn’t need it for our short stay. The place is extremely clean and far cleaner than Mumbai hotels, which we are now staying in! We got our clothes laundered in his washing machine for free and ironing is available in the building at very cheap prices. Sam also quickly arranged on phone toiletries, bottled water etc. and we had to pay at actual. His attached apartment which is a separate listing is a swanky modern apartment with exquisite, beautiful interiors. On his listing we saw the photos of many art products on display in his house, but when we actually saw them they were breathtaking! These are Art/ Sculptures which Sam manufactures.

    His maid was also there to assist us for our every need and she gave us a nice breakfast which is included in the price. We ate an Indian meal also which was very good. Though we now stay in a Hotel arranged by our client, we would be meeting Sam as he has planned a new place for us to go out for every evening! We plan to cover the lively café/bars, nightclubs and restaurants in Colaba like Leopold, Mondegar, Indus, Café Royal and the hundreds of street shops on colaba causeway!

    Look forward to staying at Sam’s place again!

    February 2013
  • This was truly an amazing experience starting all the way back at the time of booking, to communication before travelling.
    Sam is a very friendly, welcoming and helpful host with a nice place in the centre of Mumbai. It was quite reasonably priced despite this
    being Mumbai’s THE MOST expensive place to stay.
    It is central point to the tourist zone (colaba -300 meters), art deco district (kala ghoda), marine drive seafront as well as churchgate metro station (400 Meters) for my travel to bandra, andheri to meet some friends. The room was spotless, tastefully done and very well done up.

    I stayed here for 4 nights and will be coming back a couple of more times at least over the next 3-4 months. When I saw the actual place – the swanky interiors, the beautiful art products on display ,I was absolutely amazed. The place is very clean and well maintained by the maid. My clothes were laundered free, plus ironing was available for really cheap rates in the building itself. Groceries, fruits, vegetables can be conveniently ordered on phone. Besides this Sam has been a very warm and friendly host, and I enjoyed his company, as well as extensive knowledge on places to see in Mumbai as well as throughout India.

    February 2013
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Hello co-travellers and friends, this is your friendly host Sam who has traveled the US, Europe, Asia and a seasoned homestay person, hence can understand your every need. I live in Mumbai's No 1 Tourist place Colaba where I regularly meet Europeans, Americans, students etc. Also have traveled our exotic India and can personally guide you to the places you plan here including Goa, Rajasthan, Kerela, Kashmir, Manali etc. My favourite India destination is Goa with its amazing Goan & Continental food, vast beaches and friendly people. Interests: music - popular house party DJ, meeting new folks, writer, reading, traveling, technology, caricatures, art & sculptures, banking If you do make a booking at my place, call me 1-2 weeks before departure to prepare your trip to India.
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