Retiring rooms in Mumbai CST

#1 Oct 20th, 2009, 20:51
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Does anyone know anything about reyiring rooms at Mumbai.
We will be arriving from a night train at 05.50, with two kids. We cannot find any hotel to check in earlier than 12.00

If there are retiring rooms, is it possible now to book one?

Or any other suggestions of where to go at 6.00am with kids!!!

#2 Oct 21st, 2009, 00:22
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Based on the information I've got on the subject on my great rail challenge thread, retiring rooms are for those with connections in the right places.
I think you're going to have to lump it and pay for a whole day so your tribe can hit the sack on arrival.
I'm sure someone with considerably more credebility to discuss this than I will turn up before long.
#3 Oct 21st, 2009, 01:18
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An inbound or outbound train ticket is needed, so your tickets from Goa will do.

However, I've NEVER managed to get a retiring room yet, despite 30-40 attemps, so do ask when you get to CST, but don't rely on it.

The upper Class waiting room is a good option for a few hours, again, keep your inbound air con train tickets to be able to use the room, the showers and toilets are normally OK.

All in all though, a hotel would be best.
#4 Oct 21st, 2009, 14:01
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Thanks for your help.
Decided not to hope for retiring rooms.

Phoned the Hotel Lawrence this morning and as they are so cheap, we have booked for two nights, (ie, the night we will be on the train), so we can go there at 6.00am. Will be good to be able to go to a hotel room straight away rather than hang about until 12.00.

Hopefully the phone booking for the Lawrence is secure!
Thanks again.
#5 Oct 21st, 2009, 17:07
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Originally Posted by Catwin View Post Hopefully the phone booking for the Lawrence is secure!
Just as a pre-caution, why don't you call them a day or two before to ensure the reservation?

I do not have any specific experience of this place, but I would generally do that if I have made a telephone reservation and have no confirmation documents with me.

Have a safe journey!
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