Taj Falaknuma Palace

Hyderabad, India

Taj Falaknuma Palace

Engine Bowli Falaknuma,
Hyderabad, India

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Setting: Countryside,

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Taj Falaknuma Palace

The Taj Falaknuma Palace is the best hotel in Hyderabad!


Palaces are almost always visually beautiful from the outside and some are more impressive than others (think Buckingham).  If you’ve ever wondered what it’s actually like to stay in a real palace stop now and plan this life time experience. It is easily one of the most magnificent palaces known to king and man alike and, after a 10 year meticulous renovation, is now a hotel like no other you have ever been to.

It was the royal residence of the Nizam of Hyderabad, and today’s guests live like royalty in this thoughtfully restored palace. Guestrooms are rich in color and such details as Hyderabadi embellishments and English frescoes. Unwind by strolling the palace’s breathtaking Rajasthani Garden or basking in the heavenly Jiva Spa. Dining choices abound, from fine Italian cuisine, to pit-grilled feasts in the gardens, to an inspired Indian restaurant where six-course dinners are followed by a tasting of flavored hookahs.

Situated on the banks of the Musi River, the 400 year old city of Hyderabad, which is now a burgeoning IT hub, was once governed by and home to the legendary Nizams of India. Steeped in its past of refined courtly life played out in elaborate palaces, it is a memorable place to visit. Explore the city's streets, grand monuments and architecture, and uncover its fascinating history.

Passed on for generations like a precious jewel, Falaknuma Palace or 'Mirror of the Sky' was the royal guest- house of Nizam Mehboob Ali Khan. After ten years of sensitive restoration, the Taj has infused new life into this sixty room private palace to offer visitors a glimpse of the imperial lifestyle of the Nizams who governed the legendary city of Hyderabad. What was once the sole preserve of visiting royalty-King George V and the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II; will soon be yours to discover. The palace offers a choice of 60 unique rooms and suites with 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool and the Jiva Grande Spa, spread across 32 acres of land.

Nestled amidst verdant and unique themed gardens, Taj Falaknuma Palace is a rare blend of Italian and Tudor architecture. Made entirely of Italian marble, the palace is home to priceless art and artifacts. The ornate inlaid furniture from Kashmir, the rich handcrafted tapestries and brocades from France, and intricate frescos with English as well as Indian influences, together give the palace its distinct Baroque style. Today, each of these pieces has been restored to its original glory.

There are 32 well appointed Luxury Rooms facing the central courtyard and the city. The rooms are fitted with all contemporary comforts for the discerning traveler. The 14 Palace Rooms are spacious and planned with great attention to detail. Rich in textures and colors, the Palace rooms exude a sense of charm and luxury. There are 3 Historical Suites also known as Pincer suites, which present a warm and welcoming ambience with wooden floors, exquisite Edwardian artwork and fabrics along with antique furniture handpicked by Her Highness Princess Ezra. One of these suites was home to the Sir Vicar–ul–Umra who stayed there for almost 2 years. The 7 Royal Suites with beautiful architecture and opulent décor are part of the Zenana section of the palace. Each of these rooms has been restored keeping in mind the original look and feel from times gone by. Different suites have unique embellishes such as the Hyderabadi motif, delicate mirror work and Bidri accents. The 3 Grand Royal Suites have spectacular views and are beautifully detailed with traditional flourishes. One of the grand royal suites named the “Begum Suite” situated in the Zenana Wing retains its original character and architecture. The Grand Presidential Suite is a stately duplex suite with a private pool and an exclusive access to Jiva Grande Spa overlooking immaculately manicured gardens. Once the private chambers of the Nizam, it is beautifully detailed and complete with every imaginable convenience from state of the art amenities to a personal butler.

Sample a selection of royal Hyderabadi specialties, or savor the finest Italian cuisine. Dine beneath the stars or indulge in a sumptuous breakfast. A colonial experience unfolds at the verandah with high tea, while the Gol Bungalow is ideal for cocktails. The Palace has an Indian restaurant which will serve Chef inspired Indian cuisine and a Mediterranean styled restaurant serves different cuisines all day.

Jiva Grande Spa - Experience royal treatments and signature therapies at the luxurious Jiva Grande Spa. The three exclusive treatment rooms at the Spa overlook cascading gardens and offer an ambience of tranquility and solitude.

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  • Internet access
  • Concierge desk
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Safe deposit box
  • Security
  • Valet parking
  • Front desk
  • Business center
  • Business services

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• Complimentary Wi-Fi

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