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Josh Flagg Gives The Taj Mahal Palace Two Manicured Thumbs-Up

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February 18, 2013 at 4:46 PM | by | ()

Our resident celebrity hotel hopper, Josh Flagg, star of Bravo's Million Dollar Listing recently completed a trip to India. One of the stops on his luxury hotel itinerary? The Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai which has rebounded incredibly well after 2010's terrorist attack. Here's his elevator review of the place:

If the English dictionary had one picture to describe the word sophistication, The Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai would be upfront and center. Few hotels in the world really hit that nail on the head. The George V in Paris, The St. Regis in New York, The Peninsula Hong Kong all have it down, and now that I have stayed in the Taj Mumbai, I realize why it has stood the test of time.

From the moment you step in, you feel as if you are in an elegant European home. It's not until you leave the front door that you realize where you really are...India.

The restaurants are fabulous, the service is impeccable and the decor is wonderful. Eat at the Arabic restaurant Souk on the top floor of the Tower wing. It has amazing views and unbelievable Middle Eastern food, which is my favorite. Who knew you had to go to India for good mezze, hummus, and tagine?

You must stay in the Palace Heritage wing, the original building, to experience it properly. I give this hotel an A+.

Other great hotels in the city include the beautifully restored Oberoi, Mumbai, with great Italian and Indian food, as well as the Four Seasons with its magnificent rooftop bar.

Rates at the Taj Mahal Palace start at around $354 a night.

[Photo: Josh Flagg]

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