4.5
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What We Love

  • Old World grandeur from a mix of styles: European, Rajasthani and Mughal
  • The complex has a unique scorpion-shaped design, built on 32 lush acres
  • A royal welcome: Rose petals and ginger-coriander lemonade are part of your entrance
  • Panoramic views from marble terraces at the Gol Bungalow (where breakfast is served) and from the tiled Jade Terrace
  • Modern amenities, like 24-hour room and laundry service, plus a pillow and bath menu

What To Know

  • Hyderabad is a tech-friendly city (Microsoft, Google and Dell all have offices here), so expect business travelers
  • The airport is a 20-minute drive; private transfers are about $57; taxis are $29
  • October through March is the best time to visit this area; monsoon season is June through September
  • Hyderabad is a Muslim-majority city, so women should be prepared to dress conservatively
  • Note that rooms vary a great deal in size
  • Free WiFi for up to three devices

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

With a stay at Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad (Falaknuma), you’ll be close to Nehru Zoological Park and Charminar. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Chowmahalla Palace and Sudha Cars Museum.

Make yourself at home in one of the 60 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and DVD players. 42-inch LCD televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Take time to pamper yourself with a visit to the full-service spa. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find a 24-hour health club and an outdoor pool. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Satisfy your appetite at one of the hotel’s 4 restaurants. While enjoying a refreshing dip in the hotel pool, you can order your favorite drink at the poolside bar.

Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a 24-hour business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Guests may use a shuttle from the airport to the hotel for a surcharge, and free valet parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Taj Falaknuma Palace
Engine Bowli Falaknuma
Hyderabad, 500053 India

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1098 Reviews
Charmed and how!
Reviewed 5 hours ago

I stayed at the Falaknuma just a few weeks back and man was it incredible! The airport pick up was excellent and the drive lovely. It started with a carriage ride to the palace in the sky, and from the moment we arrived it was splendor!

Every corner of the Falaknuma offers magnificent views of the city. Dinner at the Gol Bungalow was a highlight. The staff were kind enough to arrange a chauffeured late night drive around the old city.

My only complaint is that I didn't stay long enough. Very much looking forward to trip number 2 at the Falaknuma!

Excellent hospitality and an awesome Palace experience
Reviewed 4 days ago

Best thing was breakfast was not be taken from the spread but was freshly made and served. Cleanliness, location, quality of food and overall check in experience was awesome. A must visit for anyone traveling to Hyderabad

Anniversary celebration
Reviewed 5 days ago

I really do not have enough words to express my gratitude for the service provided by the staff, specially i would like to mention Avinash. He really looked after each and every requirements, whether it's related to my 2 yr old daughter food&milk or jain food preferences for my wife..!! It was beyond expectations and we really felt special. Avinash helped me to set up a surprise dinner date for my wife, and I must say.. his efforts were amazing. He really worked hard (100% Dil se) to make that dinner special for my wife and I'm really thankful to him for such efforts which were serviced along with a big Smile..!! Thank you Falaknuma staff members for making our stay memorable..!! We would surely like to visit again !!

Great Property
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very Excellent Stay , This is a Great Place, Superb Hospitality, Very Nice Authentic Hyderabadi Food, Very Good Place to Spend Few days, The Palace Team here gives a Very Royal Treatment to All its Guests, and the Royalty here is Amazing.

Exceptional hospitality by Taj Falaknuma team!!
Reviewed 1 week ago

Exceptional hospitality. It is the staff and their hospitality which takes the Falaknuma experience to another level!! Must visit.

Once in a lifetime experience which is priceless. We stayed at the magnificent Taj Falaknuma for 3 nights 4 days. Package included 2 nights and 3rd night was complimentary. It was a garden facing room (Room 118).

The Palace is very beautiful. The intricate wooden carvings, the marble work, the stunning ceilings and the paintings are a must see. The Palace is situated on a hilltop and gives you a good view of the city. You are escorted in a horse carridge upon arrival at the main entrance.  You can access almost all parts of this Palace as a resident guest. And one "Must" come for a stay to get the amazing experience. You will be treated like royalty and pampered for the entire duration of your stay.

On our arrival there was a chocolate cake and bouquet of roses kept for our anniversary celebration in the room. We were treated to an impromptu Private dinner by Mr. Arnab at the Jade room terrace which is made available only for resident guests. We had an Italian meal from their Celeste restaurant which was delicious. Thank you Ananth and Himanshu from the staff for your warmth and hospitality. Ananth showed us around the Jade room, the hookah room where you can play on the billiards table, the 101 seater dining room (the largest dining table in the world). We engaged in a lovely game of billiards while our dinner arrived. This was peppered with some trivia about the billiards table which is modeled on the one at Birmingham Palace.

The meals are reasonably priced as per the usual 5 star standards. There is a  Palace tour organised in the evening which gives you information about the history of the Palace. Thank you Asif for the well conducted Palace tour. For resident guests the tour is scheduled daily at 5pm. Guests are served refreshments while taking the tour. The tour is followed by a live qawwali session at the entrance of restaurants which we thoroughly enjoyed. Guests are served refreshment drinks again. Since we did not want to have anything chilled, Ananth offered us options and happily served us a nice masala chai. Garam garam adrak wali chai, cold weather, Falaknuma lawns and sufi music!!! What a evening!! Dinner was a 5 course meal at Adaa restaurant. You need to book your table at the restaurant for dinner even if you are staying at the Palace. Adaa restaurant serves delicious Indian cuisine. Special mention about the biryani. They also serve a berries sorbet as a palette cleanser. This is the world's best Berry sorbet (the pink one!). I have requested for that sorbet with every meal after that and the staff have so happily obliged. A big thank you to Nasar from the Adaa team. The gongura pickle served was delicious. We requested Nasar if a small  quantity could be packed for us and we were gifted a big box of Gongura pickle before our departure!! Thank you Nasar for the sweet gesture. There is a Gol Bungalow section between the Celeste restaurant and the Adaa restaurant which is a open restaurant which also has live music at night.

Breakfast is served at Celeste restaurant. We had a buffet breakfast which had a good Indian and Continental spread. Buffet breakfast is served when they have a high occupancy or else it is ala carte.

Based on availability they arrange a romantic dinner at the south east garden. The couple staying in the adjacent room recommended it to us. So we requested Mr.Mithun to arrange the experience for us. But Mithun came back with a bigger surprise. They managed an upgrade and arranged a special dinner for us at the 101 seater table!!!!! This was the happiest point of my stay and I can't thank Mithun enough for it!!!! Mithun, Chef Sachit and Mr. Arnab - thanks a million ton for the dining experience on the 101 table!!!!! (The 101 seater table is the world's largest and is used by the dignitaries from around the world for dining whenever they visit the Falaknuma Palace - last year it hosted Hon. Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump - daughter of Mr. Donald Trump.) Thank you for the efforts taken by your team to create a wonderful romantic setup with beautiful flowers and candles. It was beautiful and amazing!! Thank you Chef Sachit - The Rara ghost, haleem, prawns and the vegetarian delicacies like the broccoli, dahi ke kabab, kofta were mind blowing. The fragrance of that biryani once it is served on the plate.. Omg!!! One must have a chat with Chef Sachit during your stay at the Palace and he will give you endless food options and one should just hear him speak so passionately about the meat preparations!! Thank you Chef Sachit for the lip smacking food and  also for the paya nihari!! Big thank you to Avinash for taking care of us during the one o one experience.

Few more thank yous - Thank you Qayyum for showing us the Coronation Hall (must visit to see the intricate wooden work) . Thank you to Rishabh from front desk for the smooth check-in and checkout process and for ensuring that we are happy and having a good time at the Palace. Thank you Lakshya for the wake up call. Thank you Narayan for showing us around the gym, spa and for clicking pictures. Thank you Prakash from Celeste for the evening tea. Thank you to the entire team at Taj Falaknuma for making our stay exceptionally beautiful and wonderful. You have made the stay so special and memorable for us. :)