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 1039 Reviews
ROYALTY at its best beckons you again.........
Reviewed 19 hours ago

Taj Falaknuma palace is royalty rightly balanced with service and care. Feels very royal every time we are here. This place beckons Us time after time after every visit. We brought in our 25th anniversary with family and TFP made it memorable. I would say UNFORGETTABLE..........

An absolute treat
Reviewed 4 days ago

Pride. Immense pride. That is what I felt during my stay at Taj Falaknuma.

The Taj has done a terrific restoration job with the palace and made it a treat to stay in. What elevates the hotel from merely being any palace hotel is the exceptional level of service and all the tiny touches.

My mum and I stayed in a palace room as a belated birthday celebration. The room itself was spacious with a pleasant side views of the gardens. The landscaping is beautiful. Gives the place a Mediterranean feel. We got lucky with the weather as well in that it was cloudy and cool and hardly rained though it was monsoon season.

Asif gave us a superb tour of the palace ...he was a fount of information. The library is lovely and I spent some time just sitting there going through the books.

Whilst the staircase and the smaller rooms and dining room are all lovely my favourite was the drawing room with the verandah. It was great just curling up there with a book surrounded by beauty and history.

Since its located on a hill, the breeze that blows through is great and another favourite place of ours, post breakfast, was to sit at the tables and chairs in the garden just outside the breakfast area. Both at night and during the day it was so pleasant to sit amidst the greenery. The staff were so courteous and obliging ...they would serve us a cup of coffee there as we relaxed admiring the environs.

Our package included a sightseeing tour and I enjoyed visiting the Salarjung museum (with Rebecca with the veil and the clock), Nizam museum (with the nizams wardrobe), Chowmala palace (with the vintage cars and the grand Durbar hall), Charminar, Lal Bazaar.

The following day we used the hotel car and visited Golconda fort and Banjara hills and pearl stores. The fort was magnificent too.

The food at Adaa was excellent - the patthar ka ghosh, the haleem, galouti kebab equivalent, dal makhani, tadka dal, spinach dal, naan, biryani, raita and the lamb were all high quality. We had generally eaten loads (like Paradise biryani) and probably didn't do the 5 course meal justice.

Breakfasts were good as well - both in terms of service and food. I enjoyed the full English breakfast and waffles and the Jade eggs benedict.

I have travelled to many lovely hotels but this was truly special and I believe it was the staff who made it so with their kindness and hospitality - Rishab, Monica, Neel Kamal - they made this such a delightful trip.

There were so many thoughtful little gestures - the sweet trays everyday, preparing a hot bath in the evening with lovely soaps and scrubs etc. My mum has trouble walking and there were always staff on hand to take her from the inside route so she could use the lift, to hold an umbrella if it was raining.

The Tata brand and the Taj group of hotels are synonymous with good service but the manager Ritesh Sharma really deserves a commendation for the way staff have been trained to look after guests.

India has so many beautiful monuments and palaces (many of them in lamentably deplorable state) it gave me great joy to see how the Taj restoration has made history come alive. Well done Taj.

Excellent dinner & palace tour!!
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent dinner & palace tour!! I thoroughly enjoyed & reminded me of Catherine Palace of St. Petersburg, Russia. Wonderful view of Hyderabad from the palace lawn.Looking forward to stay in the palace in my next visit.
Highly recommended!!

An experience in sublime royalty !
Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s wasnt just a stay or a break ... it was an experience which I urge everyone to try for themselves to believe ! Though the place , the food , the authenticity , the amenities all was top notch - the thing that won me over completely was the service !! To re create the aura of being served like the Nizams would have been is absolutely mind blowing !! The minute to step in you have a royal carriage which transports you to another era ! The beautiful “Aadab” I heard from the watchman , to the cleaners , to the restaurant staff was so endearing ! The F&B manager and team surpasses all expectations on the culinary front ! Mithun from the service team was exceptionally helpful ! The library had me gaping in awe ... the historians tales held me rapt ! The Sufi singers were spot on ! Though there’s lots that would make it rate this on top of the charts , if I had to pick 1 thing that stood out - it’s definately the warm and indulgent service ! Bravo !

Pampered like royalty
Reviewed 1 week ago

A palace with a fascinating history converted into a hotel, this property is set in acres of wooded land with beautiful vistas of Hyderabad.

You’re driven in a horse carriage to the entrance of the property and showered with rose petals as you climb the stairs to the property.

The evening tour of the palace is a must do, as is listening to the ‘qawwals’ in the palace gardens.

The rooms are well appointed and you’re given a choice of three baths to choose from - ittar (perfume), milk and bubble. The ittar bath was delightful, with rose petals thrown in for good measure. Came out of the bath smelling fragrant until the next morning.

Excellent ethnic hyderabadi fare at the adab restaurant and breakfast is a must have.

The staff (as with all TAJ properties) are extremely courteous, take pride in what they do and go out of their way to please.

Go on, get pampered like royalty over a weekend. It’s worth the experience!