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Fortune Select Exotica Navi Mumbai

Discussion in 'Hotels' started by GauriFargo, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. GauriFargo

    GauriFargo New Member

    I have booked a stay in June at the Fortune Select Exotica in Navi Mumbai. There are some rumors about some reconstruction going on at the hotel, and that's the least thing I want during my stay there. I don't want to phone the hotel, as hotels don't own up to this kind of query.

    I want to find out from the forum if they know whether there is construction work going on at the hotel and how long it is going to be for, so if needed I would cancel my booking there.

    I would also like to know how far it is from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello, welcome to the forum!

    What is the Fortune Select Exotica?

    The Fortune Select Exotica in Navi Mumbai is a four-star property under the ITC Hotels Group. The hotel boasts of a contemporary architectural style which coincides well with the modern facilities and amenities. This property has long been favoured by business travellers and groups, thus, it is adept to cater to the needs of such travellers. Even for the families and solo leisure travellers, the Fortune Select Exotica is a top-notch choice for accommodation as it provides for high quality services to all guests. Its location, coupled with its luxurious appeal and of course, the warmth of its staff, makes the Fortune Select Exotica one of the best four-star properties in Navi Mumbai.

    Where is the Fortune Select Exotica Located?

    The Fortune Select Exotica is located in Vashi in Navi Mumbai. It is about 25 kilometres or 1 hour away from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. From the city centre of Mumbai, you can take the Mumbai Highway and then the Vashi Flyover to reach the Palm Beach Road where the hotel is located. If going by train, the nearest railhead is the Vashi Railway Station, which is under four kilometres away from the hotel. There are local trains from Thane, Vile Parle and other localities of Mumbai that can reach the Vashi Railway Station, which is on the Trans Harbour Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. The nearest bus stop is the Gurudwara Bus Stop, which is around three kilometres away from the hotel. The Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT) has various buses reaching this bus stop from Mumbai, like Bus No. 55 from Ghansoli, or Bus No. 81 from Thane.

    What is the Overall Vibe of the Fortune Select Exotica?

    Located in a commercial centre in Navi Mumbai, the facade of the hotel is quite creamy in hue. Unlike other properties, the reception area is located on the first level, instead of the ground level. Thus, you need to ride the lift to reach the reception area, which has an alluring marble flooring and neutral hues. The rooms and suites have a touch of elegance, with their contemporary interiors yet regal furnitures. The wooden flooring, the draping curtains and traditional lightings give that air of sophistication. Overall, the vibe of the hotel is modish but there are elements of traditional design that balances the aesthetics.

    Lobby in Hotel (Image from Hotel Dekho)

    What are the Accommodation Options in the Fortune Select Exotica?

    There are over 80 guest rooms in the property comprised of Standard Rooms, Fortune Club Rooms, Fortune Club Exotica Rooms and Suites. Typical with business hotels, the rooms and suites have modern but functional interiors. The furnitures are very elegant, taking you back to the old-world era. The design is very minimalistic, especially with the usage of neutral hues such as cream, brown and white. Rooms come with modern amenities like tea/coffee maker, mini bar, safe and flat-screen television. The attached bathroom isn't that huge but has its own bathtub and shower as well.

    Tariff Rates in Fortune Select Exotica

    Room TypeTariffInclusions
    Standard RoomRs. 7,318Buffet Breakfast + WiFi Access
    Fortune Club RoomRs. 7,913Buffet Breakfast + WiFi Access + Club Lounge Access
    Fortune Club Exotica RoomRs. 8,509Buffet Breakfast + WiFi Access + Club Lounge Access
    SuiteRs. 9,274Buffet Breakfast + WiFi Access
    The most affordable room is the Standard Room, which costs around Rs. 7,318 per night. The next two rooms, the Fortune Club Room and the Fortune Club Exotica Room, would give you access to the Club Lounge. The former costs around Rs. 7,913 per night and the latter costs around Rs. 8,509 per night. The most expensive room is the Suite, which costs around Rs. 9,274 per night. All these rates already include a buffet breakfast, access to WiFi and of course, access to the non-chargeable facilities in the hotel.

    Suite in Hotel (Image from Hotel Dekho)

    What are the Dining Options in the Fortune Select Exotica?

    You can choose from two dining options in the hotel. The first is Zodiac, their all-day casual dining restaurant slash cafe. This is also the location for the buffet spreads of the hotel, which occurs daily during lunch and breakfast. On Sundays, there's a brunch buffet as well that the hotel offers for guests. The cuisines served here are South Indian, North Indian and Continental. Pizzas, pastas, kebabs and curries are just some of the meals served here. For the little ones, the menu even has a small section for them, comprised of pastas, shakes and burgers.

    The second is the Nakshatra, their dinner-only restaurant. For the taste of authentic Mughlai and North Indian cuisines, this is your best bet. The menu has an extensive section dedicated for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian kebabs. The restaurant also offers set course meals, comprising of starter dishes, main course dishes and desserts. A must try here is the Magaz Masala, which is mainly made from the brain of the lamb. The usage of chillies, gingers, garlics and corianders add to the aroma and delicious taste of the dish.

    There's also the Nostradamus Bar & Lounge, which mainly serves liquors and other alcohol-based beverages. However, it does have a few snacks and starter dishes that one can enjoy. Wines and spirits are also available here which can be enjoyed by the adults.

    Nakshatra in Hotel (Image from Hotel Dekho)

    What are the Other Facilities in the Fortune Select Exotica?

    For starters, the hotel has various conference and meeting halls for business travellers. These halls have collapsible walls so that they can be converted into one huge space apt for larger group meeting or even special banquet events. There is also a separate business centre, with two meeting rooms, apt of housing up to eight individuals at a time. Amenities like laptops, printers, screen projectors and more can be availed from the management as well. However, all these facilities come at a surcharge plus you need to reserve for them a few days in advance.

    There's also a wellness centre in the hotel premises. It is comprised of both a rooftop swimming pool and gym. The rooftop swimming pool overlooks the city of Navi Mumbai. There are a few sun lounges in the wooden patio surrounding the swimming pool as well. The gym has the basic amenities like a treadmill and weights, which are good for cardio and weight training exercises. However, these are the main areas where the renovation of the hotel seems to occur. During your stay, these areas might not be available for use.

    Other facilities in the hotel are internet, travel desk, currency exchange and airport shuttles. There's a Club Lounge too that can only be accessed by those staying in the Fortune Club Rooms or Fortune Club Exotica Rooms. Services like laundry, dry cleaning, ironing and concierge can all be provided for by the management and staff. There is also a spacious parking area that staying guests can use. To reach the upper floors of the property, there's an elevator as well that guests can utilise.

    What are the Other Must Knows Before Staying in the Fortune Select Exotica?

    Earlier this year, around January, the property has undergone renovation. As mentioned above, the floors where the gym and swimming pool are located have been affected by this renovation mostly. Many areas of the hotel though would still be undergoing renovation, like the rooms, updating their upholstery and even the corridors or hallways, updating their carpeted flooring. As of May 2017, the hotel is still undergoing renovation though operational. You might find a few areas covered in dust during this time, but overall, your stay here won't be as affected by the renovation. But if you're someone whose easily bothered by dirt or noise, then it's best to avoid this property until the renovation is completed.

    What is the Verdict?

    The Fortune Select Exotica is one of the best properties in Navi Mumbai. Although it is undergoing some renovation now, rest assured that after, the property would be upgraded in terms of amenities, facilities and overall ambience. For those who love luxury and opulence, the Fortune Select Exotica ranks high in such aspects. From the known hospitality of the ITC Hotels staff, to the fascinating blend of modern and traditional designs and even up to the delicious meals served within its restaurants, the Fortune Select Exotica is a great luxury property choice in the city.

    Good luck and I hope this helps you.:)