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“If you are a fan of Taj palaces then this is the cream of the crop. Sitting 2000 feet above the city, resplendent amidst 32 acres of manicured lawns, Falaknuma takes your breath away. Perfect pastel bedrooms are brimming with antiques and India's finest silks. Foodies will love the grand dining. ”

“If you are a fan of Taj palaces then this is the cream of the crop. Sitting 2000 feet above the city, resplendent amidst 32 acres of manicured lawns, Falaknuma takes your breath away. Perfect pastel bedrooms are brimming with antiques and India's finest silks. Foodies will love the grand dining. ”

Hotel Review

A superlative example of Taj hotel. Falaknuma Palace or 'Mirror of the Sky' is the former residence of the Nizam Mehboob Ali Khan and is still in the hands of Hyderabad's remaining royal family. Enjoying an elevated position of 2000 feet it has 360 degree views over the city. Built in 1894 and designed by British architect, William Ward Marret, it boasts colonial architecture, fine French tapestries and astral Venetian chandeliers. During its construction it was owned by the wealthiest man in India and it remains one of the country's most opulent residences. Whilst the standard rooms are anything but poky the grand suites are truly expansive. Bedroom interiors are subdued compared to guests areas: pastel silks, immaculately upholstered furnishings and polished antique woods. Go for a city view room. Dining options are lavishly majestic - make sure to take afternoon tea in the Jade Room, it is quite the ritual. With indoor and outdoor pools and what are some of the most immaculately maintained lawns you will find, plus an opulent JIVA spa, there are plenty of ways to indulge. A truly experiential stay - you will return to reality feeling like royalty.
Recommended for
  • Foodies
  • Truly magestic and experiential dining. Those who appreciate the finer things will feel right at home.
  • Romantic Break
  • The fantastic staff pull out all the stops at this property - spoil yourself and a loved one.
 

Written by Megan Lambert

Recommended For

  • Foodies
  • Truly magestic and experiential dining. Those who appreciate the finer things will feel right at home.
  • Romantic Break
  • The fantastic staff pull out all the stops at this property - spoil yourself and a loved one.
  • Great walks
  • Walk through the well maintained gardens surrounding the ancient Qutub Shahi tombs.
  • Cooking classes
  • Learn the art of Hyderabad's famous biriyanis at Alka's Cooking Academy.
  • Sights nearby
  • Chowmahalla Palace is well worth a visit for more historic charm.
  • Other Activities
  • Venture 12kms out of town to Golkonda the former fort town.
  • Yoga
  • Private lessons can be taken at the hotel.
  • Local markets
  • Wedding license
  • Family Suites
  • Gourmet
  • Conference facilities
  • Designer
  • Colonial
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Full of character
  • Good wine list
  • Spa
  • Grand Hotel
  • Restaurant
  • Artworks
  • Landmark
  • Chic
  • Gym
  • Antiques
  • Child friendly
  • Romantic
  • 5* Luxury
  • Disabled access
  • Wellbeing
  • Traditional
  • Charming
  • Luxury
  • Four poster beds

Facilities

  • Sauna/Steam
  • Cots available
  • Outdoor dining
  • Airport transfer
  • Wedding license
  • Bar
  • Family Suites
  • Parking
  • Towelling robes
  • Safe
  • Conference facilities
  • Business Centre
  • Hairdresser/Beauty Salon
  • Meeting Room
  • Wifi
  • Massage
  • No pets
  • Library
  • Private dining room
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Good wine list
  • Sitting Room
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Child friendly
  • Room service
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Disabled access
  • Suites
  • Concierge
  • Four poster beds
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Great walks
  • Walk through the well maintained gardens surrounding the ancient Qutub Shahi tombs.
  • Cooking classes
  • Learn the art of Hyderabad's famous biriyanis at Alka's Cooking Academy.
  • Sights nearby
  • Chowmahalla Palace is well worth a visit for more historic charm.
  • Other Activities
  • Venture 12kms out of town to Golkonda the former fort town.
  • Yoga
  • Private lessons can be taken at the hotel.
  • Local markets

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