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The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:
Pls dont go for the price. Rather pay more and stay at a standard hotel.Hotel in very poor condition.See through windows.Only curtains barring the privacy.Towel or soap not provided.Picked up from international airport in a local taxi, after taking aa long walk with my luggage. Dropped back to the airport the next day in a auto rickshaw. Complimentary breakfast was never provided,and I guess even if provided wouldnt be edible. A/c in the room not working. Bathrooms in a terrible condition.
Genuine Expedia guest review
interior pictures are confusing..its basically few rooms in a basement parking space..THE ONLY advantage is right in marketplace..
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TripAdvisor reviews for Hotel Sapphire Residency
Overall rating:TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: 3Based on 27 traveler reviews
Most recent traveler reviews:
Hotel is very basic, Not recommended for family and long stay. Reception is very helpful. They provide 24 hr prompt free airport pickup OR drop facility. Rooms are average. Suitable for singles and stopover. Be advised to call front desk for location's direction and pickup. Discounted Booking available through travel portals, which is advised as normal rates are higher.
Stayed at this property twice for business. Good location if the work area is South Mumbai. Reception check in process is slow sometimes and breakfast could do with more variety. Beds are comfortable but there is generally strong smell of cigarettes in lobby
We stayed here for a night as a party of four after entering Mumbai for the first time. Difficult to find, even for a local taxi driver, but when we got there it was as good as could be for £5 a night. Reception staff helpful and gave us good knowledge of local area. Recommend for a stopover.
Decent hotel with basic amenities.
Welcome by the front desk executive is nice and excellent.
Very clean of rooms and service executive also helped lot for the requirements.
Room size is app. 120 Sq.ft and worth for the amount paid.
Excellent Wifi connection.
Provided complimentary one way transfer from airport.
Excellent dinner quality prepared and served.
The room was clean although small. The bathroom was also small. The staff was helpful. Tv remote was not found.
The main entrance is small and difficult to find without calling the reception. Good for the budget and 1 to 2 nights stay.
We arrived from the airport about 4 hours before out check in time but it wasn't a problem - our room wasn't ready yet so they kindly let us sleep off our get lag in a bigger room and then moved us to our room.
Rooms are good,everything you need, we just couldn't figure out how to use the hot water, not a biggie.
The staff/managers were very accommodating and helped us find what we needed as well as catching tuk tuks to the correct place AND telling us how much we should be paying for them!
Overall it was actually a great experience and from our point of view a good introduction to mumbai. Another plus is that it's close to the airport but some taxi drivers may not be able to find it - the roads name is Mahakali Caves Road. Ask your taxi driver to call them and they'll know from there.
I arranged a stay at this hotel which included airport pick-up. They are not the best communicators and my ride was not confirmed but I was met and brought to the hotel without incident.
The hotel itself is good value for money. The night staff were kindly, welcoming and efficient. Rooms on the small side but clean and functional. Typical budget Mumbai offering and in a safe area.
Problems began when I wanted to stay an extra day, the price of the room was raised by 50 INR. Not a problem money wise, but I had already agreed the price the night before and my receipt reflected that price. I pointed out the 'error' and left it at that. Basically, I would have left a small tip anyway.
I had also agreed for the hotel's agent to provide a railway ticket. I know the Taktal or late booking prices are higher and checked this on the internet. When the ticket arrived, 450 INR had been added to the printed price by the hotel. The receptionist, the same one as earlier, tried to tell me that was the price, getting quite angry when I showed otherwise. Sadly, (for her) the Taktal price was printed on the ticket and I had previously agreed a fee with the agent, which certainly was not 450 INR.
Once established that I was not going to pay the extra, the manager arrived, apologised and told me to "pay what I wanted" as though I was being unreasonable. I pointed out that I have travelled in India many times before.and always use the railway. He at least had the grace to look abashed.
What could be a pleasant hotel experience is spoiled by the rip off mentality of the staff. Travellers in India expect to pay a small premium, it happens all the time, in auto rickshaws, restaurants and bars. Folk have to make a living and I appreciate that. What I don't like is being ripped off and taken for a fool. Again, I would gladly have left a small tip as a token of appreciation for the staff. Now, all they will get is a review detailing these sharp practices.
As a former railwayman and frequent user of Indian Railways, I know how the ticketing system works, but how many visitors have been duped in this way. Don't let it happen to you.
I stayed total 1 week in Sapphire Residency in November. Hotel is well situated close to the airport. Not far to Juhu beach, Bandra and Powai as well - locations that I needed for my escape points. Hotel staff is very helpful and always happy to have a chat. When I arrived it turned out a/c in my room was broken and there were no other rooms free but they made it fix within few hours so very impressive for India standards:) Highly recommended! Michal
It was a good hotel , but the rooms are very small . just the room and bathroom....... but my office is near so i prefer this hotel.
anways, if u are on one day stay, go for this... else there are many hotel in this category,
By far the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. Started off with no one even turning up to pick us up from the airport even though we'd received a confirmation email. Not good for 2 young girls travelling alone. We eventually found the hotel to find dirty bed sheets, creatures crawling up the wall and cockroaches in the bathroom. We had no control of the AC which was leaking water all over one of the beds. The only positive is the staff were relatively friendly and the wifi worked well. Would recommend paying a bit more to stay anywhere but here.
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