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Taj Falaknuma Palace

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

So where do i start from, I visited this place or should i say palace with my family in July 2017, and just cant wait to review my experience. Its a historic Nizam Palace and you will feel the same once you enter it, At the very first point the guests are treated with a warm "aadaab" and then awaits u historic and Nizami welcome " The Horse Chalet " to receive you and take u to the palace. This was a one of a kind welcome i have ever received. Then we were greeted by the duty manager himself with a warm and a wonderful welcome accompanied by their signature drinks and a rose petal showers as we climb the historic palace staircase. Then we were welcomed to the palace by traditional nizami style flower wrist band and were taken all the way to our rooms with no check in formality. This was a very nice thing to have not wait at the reception for check in formalities. everything was done in our rooms. Now as per the rooms they were the most beautiful and stunning places i have ever seen, you get all the amenities you could ask for along with the traditional look and feel of the historic place intact, this was a well done effort by Taj. The rooms are quite spacious and excellently maintained for absolute comfort level of the guests. The courtyard outside the rooms are well maintained and are filled with mogra flowers which gives a mesmerizing aroma at night and early mornings. Every evening the guests are given a historic walk of the palace with a glass of wine where one can walk back into the history of the Nizam himself and his lifestyle, The palace has a deep history or Nizam stored in its every corner and the Taj group has done an excellent job in preserving and restoring every inch of the history related to the palace. The paintings the furniture that nizam used himself and even his legendary dinner table with 101 chairs were preserved even today to give you the historic charm these things use to hold. After the historic walk awaits the most entertaining part of the stay, The historic Sufi music performance which gives you a glimpse of the way the Nizams use to spend their evenings. The live performance is so good and mesmerizing that its a one of a kind experience we ever had. Everything from the historic walk to the beautiful art to the sufi music is so well planned by the Palace representatives that they never leave any stone unturned to give you the best experience one could ask for. Then comes the review of the restaurants Adaa and Celeste. Dinner was served at the Hyderabadi cuisine specialist Adaa restaurant and apart from its excellent quality of food and taste the best part was the presentation of the food. This place is all you could ask for if you would like to eat like a NIzam. The way the food is presented and the effort put in by the Chef and the waiters is just outstanding. The food is served in an authentic and traditional way which tells you how even the style and the hospitality of back then is stored and carried forward even today by Taj and its employees. Its truly the best part while you stay here. Even the breakfast is served in a presentable way which looks just amazing. But apart from all this i would like to write about some few things as well. For me the Palace is just another Palace like many around in our Country, with some history to it, but for me what made the difference was the experience given to me while my visit. If i talk about my stay, my memorable stay was not because of the Palace or the rooms or the history of which i got to be a part of but because of the representatives and the employees that work there and try harder than they could to make your stay a memorable one. Each and every person there makes sure that you get the best stay possible. From the waiters at the restaurant to the house keeping staff, each and every person i encountered with was the best part of my stay. They are just a wonderful bunch of people you could ever meet. The small small surprises you get during your stay be it the sweet platter filled with traditional sweets you are greeted with while you return to the room or be it the milk bath with rose petals that awaits for the guests shows how wonderfully the experience is planned and executed by the staff which never fails to put a smile on their guests. This is what makes this place a difference, but moreover the staff and representatives are the one who make the difference. And then comes the most amazing person i ever met Mr Mrinal Sharma the duty manager. This gem of a guy never fails in his effort to give u a true nizam experience while your stay. He along with his team are the best part of my stay. The Palace is nothing for me without these wonderful people in it and without their kind and generous hospitality it can never be the place its meant to be. The wonderful and hardworking effort they put just to make your visit a memorable one is just beyond words. From the welcome to the stay to the wonderful sendoff we received was just beyond explanations. They just dont miss a single chance to surprise you and make you smile. Trust me and my words, if anyone wants to feel the absolute luxury and hospitality and truly want to feel like a King, visit this Palace and see the difference and experience something like never before. Feel the true Tajness here. So i would wrap up with a generous Thank you to Mrinal Sharma and his wonderful team for making our stay something we will never ever forget. Trust me without you people this place is nothing more than a historic building but with your hard efforts you make it come alive. Thank you Taj for giving me these wonderful people around during my visit, they are your absolute gems. Thank you Mr Mrinal Sharma, you are an amazing person. I would also like to thank Ms Shweta from the corporate team for acknowledging my pictures on Instagram with a sweet cake and a warm thankyou note. Also would like to thank Mr Rajpal the waiter from Adda for providing us the best dining experience ever. But i would also like to give a few suggestions like firstly it would be nice to have more options in breakfast menu although its still good enough but still it would be nice if it could be increased and secondly i am not complaining but want to suggest a change in the locking system of the rooms. Since it happened to me twice that while being inside my room after a small bell the house keeping staff tends to unlock the doors of the rooms for cleaning without the knowledge of someone being inside. I understand that they are not at fault as the lock is as such that nobody could be aware if someone is already inside or not. So i would suggest Card Key system for this. Just 2 suggestions from my side, rest everything was just perfect. So finally all those reading my review trust me this is a one of a kind experience you could ever ask for, maybe it might be expensive to stay here but you will feel every penny more than worthwhile during your stay. A must visit for me and would definitely love to be here again and meet these amazing people. After this I would definitely like to plan my next visit to Taj Rambagh Palace and Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace and see if they surprise me as well like this. If this is Taj hospitality and Tajness i cant wait to experience more of it. Thankyou Taj and thankyou to your wonderful staff. You definitely kept your word of giving a feel of Tajness to your guests. Thankyou.

Amazing view and property specially from gol bungalow we went to dine there specially to listen to qawwali night paying a cover charge that was quoted 7500++ per person you travel anywhere around india or the world cover charge means you can consume anything in that amount may it be alcohol or food so we had amazing night because the qawwali night went on for 3hrs thanks to the in-house guest so when we were done we asked for the bill and we were shocked as 7500++was the cost of the food and whatever alcohol we had was charged and our bill went up not that we wanted to spoil our holiday and the evening so we paid the bill and walked off and since we were asked about the experience we mentioned ro Mrinal the DM on our experience and he tried telling us to waive off the alcohol etc etc but we were not looking for free boss we were just telling on our experience so please stop misleading the guest I do understand you discourage NR guest but you definitely cannot mislead then Mrinal thank you as you have been very hospitable and so did gaurav who served us

One of the best place in India you have to visit . They security didn't expect people to take any photo for the place yet the have very nice restaurant with testy Indian food but it expensive, Highly recommended to everyone to visit.

One it comes to palaces, India has many and taj Falaknuma is one that doesn't require a visit more than once from a tourist point of view. We took the tour which was merely 30 mins and only showcased on a few rooms including a library and dinning room since the rest or the palace rooms are converted to guest rooms. The palace is beautiful and holds a different charm during the day and at night once all the lights are lit up. The hotel has a few good restaurants but the catch is that all of them have a minimum billing amount. So you end up spending a lot more if you don't plan for it.

Currently staying at the palace. Pick up from the airport is done like a professional and the pickup car has all amenities like fresh towels & water and even WiFi ! The approach to the reception is beautiful and you are welcomed in a horse carriage which would be an experience on its own. ( it was raining when we came , so we will be taking it afterwards ). After the welcome drink we are taken directly to our room for check-in inside the room. The palace is picturesque and very well maintained. I must recommend the palace tour to everyone as it explains the history of the palace. While staying in a palace is a great experience , what really makes you feel like a "niwab" is the dining experience. Their Indian restaurant adaa is full of taste and class. The food is probably the best you will ever have. The staff is quick and professional. Their multi cusine restaurant Celeste is one that is a must visit for their exceptional menu and quality. The meal starts with some freshly baked bread that let's you know at the first bite that the entire food would be fresh. Dining at Falaknuma is truly a must do experience. To me both the restaurants​ are michelin star level. Your experience is the staffs priority which can be seen with their " can do " attitude. I am staying here for my Grandparents anniversary and well I can't wait for what next they will do for us. A printed history of the palace should be given to the guests for their reference. While definitely the palace is the highlight of the stay , the staff is truly what makes your stay memorable. A special mention to Chef Rana Ram for his authentic and mouth watering food and Mr. Santosh for his warm service. Definitely a shout out to the entire staff for making sure that your stay is pleasurable at every point of time. - Maharaj S. Gupta , Punam Gupta , Amee Gupta

excellent location, excellent rooms, excellent food and beyond par excellent service. Gem of a heritage palace hotel property right in Hyderabad. Experienced Royalty totally in this life. Not to be missed experience in this life

Taj Hotels often help define hospitality experience. On this occasion they outdid themselves at every stage of the guest experience. From the quality of stay to quality of F&B and their effort to create a great ambience by including Sufi music etc. made our trip a pleasurable trip.

Right from the walk in to the palace everything we felt was like Nizam's special guest. The staff at hotel was very co-operative and kind. Adda restaurant the food can't e missed. Just over ate, it was that delicious and yummy. Actualy feel like staying a grand palace. Breakfast was very royal and different way to serve. Very Pleased and satisfied with the Taj Hospitality. The palace has gone to the right hotel group who can maintain to its name. We just miss the hospitality once we are back to our routine and cant wait to go back again. Qawali evening was amazing. It's a once in a lifetime experience to stay at FALAKNUMA. If people get opportunity than stay here if in HYDERABAD.

What a spectacular place to stay! Met by a horse and carriage to whisk you up to the top of the hill to the hotel entrance, flower petals dropped from above as you climb the steps, checkin at the spectacular lobby, an enchanting walk through a courtyard to our spacious room - hat can I say? All over the top! Would return in a heartbeat!

This is one of my favourite hotels in India. Taj group of hotels can be proud of this property. Everything is great over here: the rooms, the grounds, the service, the food, the spa, the history, the palace, the swimming pool... everything. Expensive, but worth every penny!

Engine Bowli Falaknuma Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Falaknuma, Taj Falaknuma Palace is within a few miles (5 km) of popular sights such as Charminar and Chowmahalla Palace. This 5-star hotel has 60 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, a 24-hour health club, and free in-room WiFi. Also close to this Hyderabad hotel are Salar Jung Museum and Nehru Zoological Park.


Enjoy dining at Shikaar ka Khaana, one of 4 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, a full breakfast is available for a fee.


All of Taj Falaknuma Palace's 60 individually decorated rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. 42-inch LCD TVs come with digital channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Free bottled water, safes, and phones are other standard amenities.

Property features

Dating back to 1894, Taj Falaknuma Palace features an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a 24-hour health club. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for INR 2900 per vehicle one way. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room.

Room options

Palace Room, Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Garden View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Historical Suite, Suite, 1 King Bed, City View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Royal Suite, 1 King Bed, Garden View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Grand Royal, Grand Suite, 1 King Bed, Garden View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

91% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 864 reviews