A Tata hotel built at the turn of the 20th century, the Taj Mahal Palace is located on the Mumbai shoreline overlooking the Gateway to India monument built by the British.While there is a modern tower block addition, we stayed in the original building which has been internally restyled to a very high standard. We had a room with a shore view from which we could observe the evening strollers on the promenade opposite. Superbly furnished and with every modern convenience. Four restaurants to choose from in the evenings with differing culinary styles, and buffet breakfasts with an extensive choice of European and Indian dishes. Staff were friendly and attentive, and service was exemplary. A great introduction to an attractive city which we found steeped in history and with some magnificent architecture in the area adjacent to the hotel.