Juhu Residency Hotel in Mumbai, India

Home > Juhu Residency Boutique Hotel Review
by Santorini Dave • Updated: October 8, 2019

See Also

Review of Juhu Residency Boutique Hotel in Mumbai, India.

Juhu Residency Boutique Hotel – Small, likable, great value, and close to the sea.

Like many in the neighborhood, it doesn’t face the beach – nor does it have beachfront rates – but this cute boutique hotel does offer more style and personality than most charmless motel-style options nearby. Nearly all rooms are sheltered from traffic noise, and all are pleasingly spacious. The sitting areas and large beds are appealing, although windows are a little undersized because of the unremarkable views. As well as the inexpensive rates (which include breakfast), the other major drawcard is the location: just minutes from the beach, surrounded by stylish cafés and familiar fast-food outlets, and an excellent supermarket hidden at the back. And being so close to both airport terminals, it’s a worthy option as a transit hotel.

Juhu Residency Boutique Hotel – The Location

  • Address: 148 Juhu Tara Road, the main road alongside Juhu Beach, a popular area in the northern suburbs. Faces the gigantic JW Marriott resort.
  • Area: On the other side of the road from the beach, which is only 200m away. Plenty of cafés and bars, and a few shops, in the immediate area.
  • How to Get There: From the airport, get a taxi at a pre-paid counter (8km, about 30 minutes to either terminal). The Andheri train station and connected metro station are 20 minutes (4.5km) away.
  • Handy to: Juhu Beach. Domestic and international airport terminals.

Juhu Residency Boutique Hotel – The Basics

  • Guests: Some Indian business people, but mostly tourists from across the country and elsewhere.
  • Views: Some rooms face the main road, but don’t suffer much from traffic noise. Those to the side face an adjacent building. For the best (and quietest) street views, get a room to the back.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Certainly not expected (or provided) at this sort of low-key hotel.
  • Extras: Newspaper delivered to each room.
  • Wi-Fi: Free throughout for all guests.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +91 (0)22 6783 4949
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: juhuresidency.com

Juhu Residency Boutique Hotel – Amenities

  • Pool, Spa, & Fitness Center: Not expected (or provided).
  • Other Facilities: Travel desk. Money-changing. Laundry.

Juhu Residency Boutique Hotel – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants & Bars: Melting Pot – Casual, well-priced, and popular among locals. Buddhist statues and art add to the appeal. Great seafood. • 49 Grills – Popular lounge/bar on the rooftop. Street views and distant sunsets. (Normally only open for private events.)
  • Breakfast: Included in all rates, which is rare among rivals.
  • Room Service: Available 24/7, but a limited menu overnight.

Juhu Residency Boutique Hotel – Rooms

  • Room Types: Premium Rooms • Executive Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: No smoking on the premises.
  • Best Room: Executive Rooms are slightly larger and more modern. Those on the top floor and further from the road and reception area will be the quietest.
  • For Families: Not really set up for families. Space for an extra single bed in some rooms; otherwise, booking adjoining rooms, but they won’t have connecting doors.

Juhu Residency Boutique Hotel – Local Transport

  • Walking: One of the finest areas in Mumbai for strolling, especially along the extensive beach. There are some sidewalks and plenty of places to eat and shop nearby.
  • Public Transport: Nothing of any use to tourists. The Mumbai Metro probably won’t reach this far until about 2025.
  • Taxis & Auto-rickshaws: Plenty of black-and-yellow taxis along the road. They have meters and drivers will use them without too many arguments. Unlike the city center, auto-rickshaws operate here, and also usually use their meters. Rides can also be booked using Uber and Ola apps.

Juhu Residency Boutique Hotel – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

    These places are within 1km south of the Juhu Residency (towards and past the Ramada Plaza Palm Grove hotel).

  • Ten One – Next to the Juhu Residency, this chic bistro/bar focuses on contemporary south Indian vegetarian cuisine. 1-minute walk (50m).
  • Shiv Sagar – One in a city-wide chain of reliable vegetarian restaurants. Always good value and perennially popular. 3-minute walk (300m).
  • TAP – Trendy meeting spot on the ground floor. Focus on grills. Also, live music, DJs, and TV sports. 5-minute walk (400m).
  • Bora Bora – Above TAP and similar layout. More of a bar than a café, but great Italian food. Live music most nights. 5-minute walk (400m).
  • Ramada Plaza – This hotel offers a few decent options: Tangerine Café (24-hour coffee shop), Oriental Bowl (authentic Chinese), and Shooters (sophisticated bar). 6-minute walk (450m).
  • Domino’s – Familiar pizza joint notable for the rooftop eating area with views rivaling those at 5-star resorts. 6-minute walk (500m).
  • The bustling food court, just past the Ramada Plaza Palm Grove hotel, is home to about 30 stalls selling street food. Might be a good time and place to try pav bhaji (spicy vegetable curry with buttery bread) or tawa pulao (traditional fried rice). 6-minute walk (500m).
  • Citizen Hotel – Offers fabulous beachside options: Bay View Restaurant & Bar (sea views, impressive service, and extensive menu), and Sea Side Patio (almost on the sand, and perfect for sunsets). 11-minute walk (900m).

Shops & Markets

  • Behind the Juhu Residency is the fantastic Nature’s Basket supermarket. Packed with organic products and fruits, as well as imported cheese, wines, and other goodies. Outstanding, and worth staying at the hotel just to be near this place. 1-minute walk (30m).

Attractions

  • Juhu is the premier beach in Mumbai. Implausibly packed on public holidays and weekends, it is relatively quiet on weekdays. The beach is the sort found in Goa: extensive, scenic, reasonably clean, and usually fine for swimming. A few water sports can also be arranged at a spot in front of the Citizen Hotel. 11-minute walk (900m).

Juhu Residency Boutique Hotel – The Hotel

The hotel is located beside Juhu beach.

This hotel is in Juhu, the premier beach area in Mumbai.

Juhu Residency hotel faces the road.

It may not face the beach, but the hotel doesn’t charge the much higher beachfront rates either.

Juhu Residency Boutique Hotel.

The Juhu Residency is a boutique hotel in name and design.

Melting Pot restaurant is located on the ground floor.

At ground level at the hotel is the renowned Melting Pot restaurant.

The well-priced Melting Pot restaurant is very popular.

The Melting Pot is popular and well-priced.

Spacious and good value room at Juhu Residency.

Rooms are more spacious – and affordable – than rival hotels in the area.

Pleasant room decor with usual amenities.

The décor is pleasant, and all the usual amenities are provided.

Rooms have small windows and unexciting views.

Windows are undersized because the views are fairly unremarkable.

Large and modern Executive Room.

The Executive Rooms are slightly larger and more modern.

A decent desk is located in each room.

All rooms have sizeable desk areas.

Ten One vegetarian bistro/bar next to the hotel.

Alongside the hotel is the stylish Ten One vegetarian bistro/bar.

Ten One offers street views.

Ten One is also a fabulous place to watch the street outside from within a very quiet and cool indoor setting.

Shiv Sagar vegetarian restaurant is close to the hotel.

A little further south down the road, Shiv Sagar is one in a city-wide chain of good-value vegetarian restaurants.

Popular and classy Bora Bora and TAP bistros/bars are nearby.

At a bend in the road, a few minutes’ walk south of the hotel, are two classy and popular bistros/bars: Bora Bora and TAP.

Bora Bora offers sea views.

Bora Bora is a trendy meeting spot that provides sea views.

TAP is located under Bora Bora.

On the ground floor under Bora Bora is the equally fashionable TAP bistro/bar.

Domino's outlet nearby with rooftop seating.

This familiar pizza joint offers a rooftop seating area with extensive beach views.

Sea Side Patio café/bar at the Citizen Hotel offers beach views.

The perfect place to watch beachgoers and the sunset is the Sea Side Patio café/bar at the Citizen Hotel, about 800m south.

Food stalls near the Ramada Plaza hotel.

Just past the Ramada Plaza hotel is a collection of food stalls.

Street food at the beach stalls.

These food stalls may be a good place to try some street food.

Food stalls are open only during peak hours.

The food stalls only open during busy times, and not until about 10 am.

Nature’s Basket supermarket is behind the hotel.

One reason to stay at this hotel is Nature’s Basket, a fabulous supermarket right behind the hotel.

Nature’s Basket sells lots of Western items.

Nature’s Basket sells a range of imported cheeses, wines, and other Western treats rarely found elsewhere in Mumbai.

Juhu beach is reminiscent of Goa beaches.

The beach at Juhu is extensive and reasonably clean – just like those found at Goa.

Juhu beach is relatively quiet on weekdays.

While the beach can be incredibly busy on public holidays and weekends, it’s relatively quiet at other times.

Amazing sunset at Juhu Beach.

The sunsets at Juhu Beach are amazing – best enjoyed at the Sea Side Patio café/bar at the Citizen Hotel.

Water-sports counter near the Citizen Hotel.

Near the Citizen Hotel, and about 800m south of the Juhu Residency, some water-sports can be arranged.

Buses are very popular with the locals.

Public transport is of little use to guests, and the metro won’t reach this far until about 2025.

Metered black-and-yellow taxis are common in the city.

The best way to get around is by black-and-yellow taxis or auto-rickshaws. Unlike most Indian cities, both have meters, and drivers use them with minimal fuss.

Read More

Free Travel Guides

Get free travel guides and maps.

Coming soon: Paris, Santorini, Mykonos, London, Rome, Florence, Venice, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Dubai, Singapore, Bali, Bangkok, Koh Samui, Phuket, Hong Kong, Kyoto, Tokyo, NYC, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Cancun, Tulum

Get Started Here!