A Mid-Week Staycation At Waterstones Hotel | MF Staycation
Sometimes the most productive thing that you can do to break that creative block is to just hit the pause button, breathe and unwind. I find myself craving a break where I can go an hour or two without checking my digital devices. So when my staycation at Waterstones Hotel happened, all I did was unplug and bask in the beauty of the property.
Located just five minutes from the Mumbai International Airport, this luxury 98-room hotel also houses one of Mumbai most exclusive clubs. There are ten different themes running through the floors like marine, fire, earth, among others. What’s more is that with the club, guests can get access to basketball, badminton, tennis, squash and volleyball courts, a nursery, a library and a movie lounge
Arrival and room experience
I arrived at the stunning property to be greeted by flowers, chocolates and a lot of warmth. My sanctuary for the night was a sprawling suite. The suites here are an eclectic mix of fashionable and individual floral based themes – Sunflower, Lily of the Valley, Rose, Waterlily and Lotus. My suite had a separate living room, a fully equipped kitchenette and a balconette where I could unwind while sipping some ginger-lemon tea.
I had a chance to experience All Stir Fry, the restaurant which captures the spirit of the street kitchens of the orient. The extravagant noodle bar allows you to create your own meal and watch it be freshly prepared at the wok counter. The chef and the staff helped me through the process and result was perfectly-spiced, luscious and just other-worldly! While I loved the Fire Chicken and Crispy Veggies, the wok soared to the top of my list, overtaking everything I ate there. The 24 hour coffee shop also dishes out some mouth-watering Club Sandwiches and dope dessert indulgences.
After a more-than-filling breakfast, I proceeded towards the inviting poolside, only to slump into a sunbed, multiple novels in hand. The property also surprised me by setting up a delightful private movie experience at the movie lounge. An invigorating spa therapy and some X-box time followed at their gaming centre and a sense of calm engulfed me. I felt the digital detoxification I needed more deeply as I walked through the property feeling pampered mentally and physically.
My staycation at Waterstones was all about unwinding and pampering. The great food and the attention paid to every detail contributed to this unforgettable experience. From curling up with a book at the library, watching a movie or some game-time, I am of the opinion that stressed city-slackers must definitely give this a shot!
Rates: Doubles from Rs 9,500, plus taxes
Hits: Fantastic amenities like free airport transfers, SIM cards on request, DVD player and an interesting selection of movies
Misses: Wi-Fi connectivity could be better
Address: Airport Rd, Marol, Andheri East, Near Mumbai International Airport, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400059
Phone: 022 4090 6633