Lalit InterContinental – Mumbai, India
This is a continuation of our First Class trip to India, a journey where we had Big Travel with Small Money!
Trip Report Index:
- American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge and Flagship Lounge – Kansas City & Chicago
- American Airlines Flagship/First Class – Chicago to London
- British Airways Concorde Room – London Heathrow
- British Airways – (New) First Class – London to Mumbai, India
- An Indian Wedding Extravaganza
- Lalit InterContinental – Mumbai, India
- Park Hyatt – Goa, India
- Jet Airways, First Class – Mumbai, India to London
- Jet Airways, Business Class – Mumbai, India to London
- American Airlines, First Class – London to Chicago
- American Airlines, Business Class – London to Chicago
I don’t have an excuse for taking so long for the next installment of the trip report. But I’ll finish the series as soon as possible!
We booked the Lalit InterContinental when it was on the Priority Club PointsBreak list for 5,000 Priority Club points instead of the regular rate of 40,000 points. Every few months Priority Club lets you book select hotels for only 5,000 points via PointsBreaks versus the 15,000 to 40,000 points they would otherwise cost.
We were given 2 choices while booking – a regular room, or the same room with free breakfast and airport transfers. I’m not sure if this was intentional or if it was a glitch. Of course we chose the room with free breakfast and the airport transfers.
Since you can buy 5,000 Priority Club points for $30, this was quite the deal. In fact, the regular cost of breakfast was more than $30! However, I don’t have many pictures since we stayed there before I started blogging.
We stayed at the InterContinental Lalit for only 1 night since it was close to the airport and we had a late morning flight to catch.
As soon as you enter, you can’t but help notice the tall atrium, but I’m not sure if it really was Asia’s largest atrium lobby as described on the hotel’s website.
We checked in and went straight to our room since we arrived late at night.
The room was very small, but since we were there for only 1 night it didn’t really matter. The bed was comfortable and that’s all that mattered. I probably would have been disappointed if I had paid the regular room rate though.
There was a small desk in the corner and a TV on the wall in front of the bed.
The bathroom was serviceable.
There was a separate shower section.
There were stones trapped behind glass by the bathtub. I’m sure it looked nice at some point, but dust had settled in now.
The light and temperature controls were in this panel. It was late at night so it took me some time to find the “lights off” button.
The hotel clearly needed a touch up since there were scratches on the furniture and it didn’t look like there was much upkeep done.
The next morning we went for breakfast and it was a HUGE spread. There was even a huge jar of fresh coconut water and I probably drank gallons of it!
We then went for a stroll by the pool which was just behind the breakfast area.
The pool area had lots of coconut trees in the background and it was relaxing to be the only ones there.
We then checked out and took the hotel car to the airport and soon we were on our way to the Park Hyatt in Goa.
Bottom Line: This was a good redemption for 5,000 points, but I wouldn’t pay the regular rate for the hotel since it is far away from South Mumbai and because the hotel seemed to be a bit run down. I also wouldn’t reccomend staying in this hotel if you’re a tourist visiting Mumbai, because everything is quite far away. But it is decent for a quick night by the airport.