What We Love
- Manicured gardens offer a sense of escape from the bustling city beyond
- Three restaurants covering Hyderabadi, Chinese and international dishes
What To Know
- A 7.42 percent service charge and a 5 percent luxury tax (per night) will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Taj Club Rooms include butler service and access to the club lounge
- Free WiFi for up to three devices
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In Hyderabad’s Banjara Hills, the Taj Krishna is an opulent retreat that has played host to the likes of Princess Diana and the Dalai Lama. The traditional interiors feature plenty of chandeliers, heavy (remote-controlled) drapes, dark wood furniture and intricate fabric details on cushions and beds. Deluxe Rooms are geared toward business travelers, with spacious work areas, while Taj Club Rooms include butler service and access to the club lounge for all-day drinks and snacks; some have views of Hussain Sagar Lake. Dining options cover Indian, Chinese and international cuisines in three restaurants, and the bar offers live music. Relax by the hotel’s outdoor pool or tee off at a nearby course; a round of golf can be arranged by the concierge.
In the Area
Hyderabad, “City of Pearls” is the place to shop for fabric, at the Pochampally fabric stores, and, of course, pearls. If you’re in the mood for history, you’ll want to explore the 16th-century Golconda Fort and the Salar Jung Museum, which has a varied collection of art and objects from around the world. It’s one of only three national museums in India.
How to Get There
Location of this property is par excellence. The rooms have now been tastefully renovated which has added a lot of value. The corridor connecting Taj Deccan is an excellent one for undertaking walks. Food and service is very good and pleasing.
I'm a Taj Innercircle member, so I prefer to stay at a Taj hotel during my travel. Taj Krishna, a heritage estate build around 1987 is a landmark, an icon in Hyderabad's hospitality. Taj's management has preserved it do much that they forget to change the "antique" or rather outworn furniture and dirt packed furnishings with strains all over. Although, renovation is in full swing, I was given one of the historical rooms on the 6th floor. The musty smell of old furniture and the odor of ancient carpet stuck me as I entered the room (624). Sneezing and coughing soon started as I spent my first night in the claustrophobic room. The next day I informed the house keeping about it and they were kind enough to clean the room. However, my condition worsened and I had an allergic asthma attack, feeling breathless. I requested for an immediate room change at 1am and I was kindly moved to third floor twin room. A note, there is no resident doctor in the hotel. It takes around 30-50 minutes for the doctor to arrive. So, in case one needs an immediate medical attention, plan calling an ambulance. I couldn't sleep the entire second night, as breathing became difficult. So at 3.30 am I changed my flight booking to leave the hotel in the first light of the day. The two stars in my review are for the staff, who still carry on with a smile and a willingness to help the guest. Ofcourse they can't determine to close 60% of the rooms, even though they understand that it's a health hazard to stay in primitive dust filled rooms! I came in happy and healthy, but had to cut short my visit, cancel the meetings, plans and dash out of the hotel ....to breathe.
We spent time at the legendary Taj Krishna in Banjara Hills recently. Having grown up in Secunderabad, made this revisit and a short break a real treat.
Taj Krishna, although was due for renovation, the team made our stay grand.They treated us with courtesy, offered and upgraded room and went out of their way to tell us to ask them if they could do any better to serve us.
A special mention to Mr Shreyash Dwivedi, Ms Manisha at the Encounters and Ms Akriti at the reservations who made our dining and stay experience world-class. Truly India's hospitality is second to none other.
We will be back!