Staycations are becoming increasingly popular as holiday options. For those of us with packed schedules, staycations can ease us of the hassle of planning longer trips. With Malvika in France, the Blishkins team in Mumbai had been dreaming of a Parisian vacay for a while. We chanced upon the Magnifique Staycation at Sofitel Mumbai BKC while looking for staycation options in the city.
We decided to take that much needed short break from our daily routine. The Magnifique Staycation at Sofitel Mumbai BKC seemed like the perfect French vacay close to home. With inclusions like a 3-course dinner, buffet breakfast and spa treatments, the stay the Luxury King Room was just what we were looking for.
C’est La Vie
Our first thought on entering the plush Luxury King Room at Sofitel Mumbai BKC was to dive into the large king size bed. With fresh linen and soft pillows, our staycation was off to a great start! The staff was warm and welcoming, and had also placed some authentic French sweets in the room.
The room, a blend of French and Indian design elements, comes with amenities like a working desk, wardrobe, iPod docking station, personal in-room safe, Illy espresso machine, television, blackout curtains and more! The spacious bathroom has a separate bathtub and shower area, and comes with luxurious amenities from L’Occitane.
Come evening, we headed to So Spa at Sofitel Mumbai BKC for our pre-scheduled appointment. Post our discussion with the staff, who advised us on treatments based on our needs, we chose the Sparkling Radiance Facial and the Relaxing Aromachologie Body Massage.
The body massage was truly a rejuvenating experience. The professionals used relaxing oils like Lavender, Geranium, Bergamot, Mandarin and Sweet Orange. The massage is meant to have a long lasting effect by stimulating blood circulation and easing muscle tensions.
The Sparkling Radiance facial was a one of a kind experience. The treatment consisted of the use of products from Gemology Cosmetics Paris, made with mineral-rich precious gemstones like ruby, sapphire and pearl. Crystals of various shapes and sizes were used to massage the visage in order to exfoliate, cleanse, moisturize, hydrate and brighten the skin.
Post the treatments, we were treated to some relaxing green tea and dry fruits with honey. A lovely warm bath welcomed us as we got back to the room.
We proceeded to Artisan for dinner with grumbling tummies, having no idea what we were in for! For the first course, we tried the Potage, or French Onion soup, and the Soupe Aux Champignons, or Cream of Mushroom soup, which were flavorful. The plat principal consisted of Crepe Aux Epinards, which was a delightful Ratatouille with spinach and goat cheese, and the grilled salmon with lemon butter sauce, both of which we absolutely recommend. The Crème Brulee was one of the best we have ever tried and is certainly a must try. Our meal was accompanied by a smooth La Vieille Ferme Blanc wine. The French inspired meal got us dreaming of Paris as we headed back to our room to get a good night’s sleep.
The thought of croissants, baguettes and waffles had us up and running earlier than usual on a lazy Sunday morning. The breakfast spread at Pondicherry Café was all that and more! From a detox counter to South Indian delights, we couldn’t think of a single dish that could have made our morning meal any more ‘global’.
Sofitel Mumbai BKC has various other facilities such as a swimming pool, fitness center, salon, business facilities, which can be accessed by guests. The hotel also has other dining options like Tuskers for vegetarian dining, Jyran for signature North Indian dining and La Bar Diamantaire. Needless to say, we found the staff to be extremely courteous and willing to help with a smile.
Want to experience the Magnifique Staycation? You can now book the 1N/2D staycation at Sofitel Mumbai BKC by visiting their website or contacting them directly.
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