Taj Taj Falaknuma Palace

Taj Falaknuma Palace

Perched 2,000 feet above the city of Hyderabad is Taj Falaknuma Palace, a jewel amongst the clouds. Built in 1894, it is the former palace of the Nizam, rumoured to be the richest man in the world at one time. Overlooking the twinkling City of Pearls, this enchanting palace exudes romance and grandeur that take one back to when the Nizam ruled Hyderabad. From the moment you arrive at Taj Falaknuma Palace in a horse-drawn carriage, our palace butlers treat you like royalty. Walk the walk of kings through the Grand Staircase to retrace the steps of Nizams, European royalty, enchanting Begums and distinguished Heads of State. The five-star luxury hotel, spread over 32 acres, allows you to journey to the gilded ages, where opulence and excess is celebrated and savoured in equal measure. The 60 rooms and suites are beautifully refurbished and lovingly restored by Her Highness Princess Esra, the Nizam’s Turkish wife. Each provides marvellous views of the palace courtyard and the 400-year-old city of Hyderabad. Go on a sumptuous, gastronomic ride at our Indian fine-dining restaurant, Adaa, and savour multi-cuisine specialities at Celeste. Enjoy breakfast at Celeste & Gol Bungalow and and afternoon tea on the Jade Terrace or private dinners at South East Garden & Jade Terrace or a Unique dining experience at Gol Bungalow. The stunning Durbar Hall, Jade Room and massive 101-seater dining hall bedecked with Belgian chandeliers, and assorted gardens and terraces lend royal decadence to celebratory events and elegance to business meetings. Feel holistically rejuvenated at our Jiva Spa, rooted in the traditional Indian approach to wellness; complemented with a wellness menu that employs the finest principles of Ayurvedic cooking. The royal city of Hyderabad merges modern lifestyle with ancient heritage. Our concierge will gladly arrange your tours to art, culture and shopping destinations, as well as to spectacular landmarks like the Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Golconda Fort, Chowmahalla Palace and the famous Ramoji Film City.

Hotel Highlights
Overlooking the City of Hyderabad
Erstwhile Palace of the Nizam
Library with Collection of Rare Books
Live Qawwali Performance Every Evening
We can add activities at the palace like Royal Welcome, Heritage palace walk, Morning Yoga Sessions etc.
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Amenities
Hotel Policies
  • Check-in from 2:00 PM
  • Check-out till 12:00 PM
  • Early check-in and late check-out on request
  • We accept American Express, Diner's Club, Master Card, Visa, JCB International
  • Explore Taj Kids, a kids program based on adventure, discovery, questing all the while keeping in mind fun while learning. Choose from a whole host of complimentary and paid activities at the hotel during your stay.
  • Pets are not allowed.
Hotel Essentials
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    Complimentary Wi-Fi for resident guests
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    24-hour in-room dining
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    24-hour on-call doctor & nurse
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    Jiva Spa
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    Concierge & multilingual staff
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    Travel desk, car rental services, currency exchange, safe deposit lockers & 24-hour laundry
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    Kids@Taj programmes & baby-sitting services for young guests
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    Heritage walks
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    City tours
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    Close to the domestic & international airport
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    60 rooms
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    Five- & six-fixture bathrooms with luxury bath amenities
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    Fine-dining Hyderabadi speciality restaurant—Adaa
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    Outdoor parking facility for a maximum of 350 cars
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    24-hour business centre, with meeting room fully equipped with modern conferencing facilities, high-speed Wi-Fi, secretarial assistance, interpretation facilities & workstations
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    All rooms in the palace are non-smoking but gives an option of a sit out where the guests can indulge in smoking
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    Celeste is an Italian and Contemporary European specialty restaurant which also serves Breakfast to the resident guests
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    Luxurious rooms & suites with stunning bird’s eye city views or Garden View
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    Large outdoor pool
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    Facilities for the disabled
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    24-hour fitness centre

Guest Rooms

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Awards

Travel + Leisure India & South Asia’s India’s Best Heritage Hotel Award
Taj Falaknuma Palace was awarded Travel + Leisure India & South Asia’s India’s Best Heritage Hotel Award in 2014 and 2015.
Andrew Harper Grand Awards
Taj Falaknuma Palace was awarded the Grand Prize as the Best Hotel of the Year at the Andrew Harper Grand Awards in 2013.
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TripAdvisor
Taj Falaknuma Palace was featured as one of the Top 10 Palace Hotels in the World by TripAdvisor in 2014.
Outlook Travellers
Taj Falaknuma Palace was voted as the Favourite Indian Heritage Hotel by readers of Outlook Traveller in 2013.
New York Times awards
Taj Falaknuma Palace was voted among the list of Top 20 Places in the World to Visit by the New York Times in 2011.
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Hotelier India award
Taj Falaknuma Palace was awarded Best Heritage Hotel Design by Hotelier India in 2015.
CNBC Awaaz Travel Award
Taj Falaknuma Palace was awarded the CNBC Awaaz Travel Award for Best Luxury Hotel in India in 2013.
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Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards
Taj Falaknuma Palace was voted among the Top Five Hotels in Asia at the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards 2014.
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TripAdvisor Readers’ Choice Awards
Taj Falaknuma Palace was voted among the lists of Top Romantic Hotels, Top Hotels and Top Luxury Hotels at TripAdvisor Readers’ Choice Awards 2014.
NDTV Good Times Lifestyle Awards
Taj Falaknuma Palace was voted the Best Lifestyle Hotel/Resort of the Year at the NDTV Good Times Lifestyle Awards 2013.
Award of Excellence
Taj Falaknuma Palace was bestowed with the Gold E Award of Excellence and recognised as the World’s Best Hotel in 2014.
Robb Report award
Taj Falaknuma Palace was featured as one of the Best of Best Hotels by Robb Report in 2011.
Virtuoso Best of the Best Awards
Taj Falaknuma Palace was a proud nominee of Virtuoso Best of the Best Awards for the Hotel of the Year category in 2014.
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Best Heritage Hotel in India by Travel & Leisure India.
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Conde Nast Traveller featured Taj Falaknuma Palace in the category of Best Indian Hotels to get married in (2017)
Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad has been named among the Best Oversees Holiday Hotels by Conde Nast Traveller UK.
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ADAA proves it by grabbing the hat trick chance and yet again placing itself among 100 best restaurants in the world by Elite Traveler (2017, 2016 &2015)
Top Restaurant Awards, India’s definitive list of the country’s 50 finest restaurants by Condé Nast Traveller, Adaa ranks 19th Best in the list
Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad has won the Telangana State Tourism Award 2017 under the category "Best Heritage Hotel"
Best Venue for Corporate Incentives – Metro India by EXPERIENTIAL VENUES AWARDS 2017
The Conde Nast Top Hotels in India

Readers' Choice Awards 2018– Best Hotel in India & fourth Best in the world is not mentioned 

Location

Guest Speak

4.7/5
Excellent
6997
Vibe 4.9
Amenities 4.7
Location 4.7
Service 4.6
Room 4.6
Cleanliness 4.4
Food 4.3
Comfort 4.0
Breakfast 3.8
Value 2.8
Shraddhanjali S.
5 days ago
Great but not excellent
Our stay at Taj Falaknuma was one that was full of beauty, hospitality and wonderful food. While we had a wonderful time, we did feel there were a lot of instances where attention to detail was overlooked. At our arrival there were some goof ups, we didn’t get a rose petal welcome, we had requested for a bottle of champagne to be placed in the room which wasn’t. These were however made up by the duty manager, Mrinal and after this he was attentive that we have a great stay and we appreciate that. He did step up and made sure the rest of our stay was a good one. Post this, our experience at breakfast on two of the three days was unfortunate. We had to send back a number of dishes as we got something different to what we ordered. The first day we did not get the fruit, sweets and cheese platter, on the second day there was a hair in an omelette we ordered. We did send the food back, however didn’t stop and make a fuss about each thing as we did not want to ruin our experience either. Our remaining experience with f&b was excellent. Kuldeep and Pabitra really took great care of us and extended the famous Taj hospitality to us. I’d say the same about Thainga at the spa who gave me an excellent service. I would like to mention that the gentleman at front desk Anish, took away from the same Taj hospitality. From the time of check in to whenever we met him, unlike all the other staff who were warm, his demeanour was the opposite and we tried to avoid him as much as possible, as we do not equate the Taj hospitality with rudeness or being looked down upon. Outside of this most of the staff was lovely. We really enjoyed our visit. From the poolside to the qawali, to the dinners at celest and Adaa, we had a wonderful time. Of course the property is beautiful and the peacocks add a wonderful charm. Thank you for hosting us!
Reenu J.
6 days ago
Very beautiful and amazing experience.
Rajesh B. S.
6 days ago
Memories to cherish
Nothing went wrong. Extremely polite .Un intrusive yet always present when required. It seems they have learnt the art of mind reading. Fantastic facilities and culinary delights , yet no trace of being business like. Staff have all the time ,without being impatient. Particular mention may be made of Mr Pavitra and Mr.Prakash. MMT offered upgrade subject to availability.This was not accorded, Only sour note.I don't know who is to blame.MMT OR TAJ .CHECK IN in the room without making us wait at the reception.That's fantastic.
Poonam C.
6 days ago
Loved this royal experience
Me and my daughter were treated like royalty. And I absolutely loved this pampering. I will be coming back.