Not quite up to the Taj Palace standard.
Loved the stay, very comfortable, beautiful view, spotless room, the cleaning staff are artists who take great pride in their work. A few things (below) didn't work properly, and the elevators were VERY slow, which is all that's keeping this hotel from a five star rating in my book. Breakfast is a superb full buffet that only lacks bagels and cream cheese to go with the lox. I'm out of characters below so I'll say here that the wireless internet is rather slow as well. They want you to buy a premium service which will play YouTube movies, etc. It doesn't just buffer endlessly, it actually interrupts and says, Premium or else! Standard is barely fast enough for Facebook, fairly adequate for just email. To my mind a five-star stay should be absolutely frictionless, and this wasn't. OTOH, the concierge is super - we hired an excellent car and driver, and the doorman is brilliant. Also would be nice if there were more shops and services available in the hotel. There's a lot to like about the Taj Lands End, and a few things to improve on.