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Abode

by Mumbai Boss

21 January 2014

Abode, Lansdowne House, first floor, M.B.Marg, near Regal Cinema and Gordon House Hotel, Apolllo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai.
Ph: +91.80802.34066
To make a reservation, email enquiries@abodeboutiquehotels.com.
For more information visit their website.

A beautiful new boutique hotel in Bombay.

New Colaba hotel Abode is probably one of the spiffiest we’ve seen.
Run by Abedin Sham, he of sandwich chain Wich Latte, and London-turned-Mumbai resident Lizzie Chapman, Abode is a two-level hotel located in the 110-year-old Lansdowne House (which was owned by the Sassoon family who sold it to the Sham family in the 1980s) on the same street as Chinese restaurant Ling’s Pavilion.

It’s been designed by Chapman, architect Sian Pascale of the firm Young Citizens, and British graphic designer Katy Buckley, who together have created 20 rooms outfitted with retro wooden furniture, Bharat Tiles and big springy beds. While Abode has superior luxury rooms with bathtubs and high ceilings that come in at Rs 10,000 per night in peak season, their calling card is undoubtedly their smaller basic rooms, meant for freelancers, designers, and other artsy sorts travelling on a budget. Tiny but stylish, they are priced at just Rs 2,000 per night, with the very do-able sacrifice of sharing a common toilet (showers are en suite).

Chapman, who worked in the finance industry before partnering with Sham, said they’ve also had local residents from the suburbs stay here to make the most of a weekend in town. The hotel’s location is indeed enviable as it is walking distance from the many attractions in Colaba, Kala Ghoda and Fort.