i've stayed at the Taj Deccan a number of times (which is right across the street from the Taj Krishna). At the Taj Deccan, I've gotten weary of being "entertained" by the very large functions they host when I really should be catching up on sleep for the next day's work. So... time for a change and I tried the Taj Krishna.
The location is fantastic, it is in Banjara Hills which is an upscale area of Hyderabad with lots of restaurants, malls and other shopping within walking distance or a short ride (it's about 40 minutes from the airport and about the same from the Gachibowli and Cyberabad IT parks).
The Taj Deccan runs about $200 a night whilst the Taj Krishna can run about $400. So, what do you get for that? Well, quietness (quietitude?) for one, the Taj Krishna had no noisy functions while I was there. What about the facilities? Well, the hotel is quite nice with a beautiful lobby and beautiful grounds. The room, however, was about the same as the rooms at the Taj Deccan in terms of size, furniture and amenities. Oh...almost forgot, you get power outages too. I can't remember the Taj Deccan having any in my stays, but it was almost daily at the Taj Krishna.
Minor nits: 1) they didn't tell me when I checked in that I had access (as a Taj Gold member) to the club lounge; 2) one of the butlers working the lounge was way too friendly - to the point of being creepy - he'd stop by my room even with the do-not-disturb sign on to enquire on my welfare (and I was not on a butler-serviced floor); 3) they don't offer a rate with a laundry and food discount like many of the Taj hotels do (it's a big plus on long business trips - they told me they don't because they are a luxury hotel while the Taj Deccan is a business hotel); and 4) they had a practice with me and some of my associates of forcing us to clear out our bills every four days (they communicate this via a letter they leave in the room which makes you think you've done something wrong). Some of my associates were not required to do this, I guess they were more trustworthy.
All-in-all, I don't think I'd stay again and that it doesn't warrant the additional cost over the Taj Deccan (not sure I'd stay there again either).
Get a room on a high floor overlooking the lake (Hussain Sagar).
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I am extremely concerned and embarrassed to hear of the inconvenience faced by you during your recent stay at Taj Krishna, Hyderabad. Please do accept my sincere apologies for not meeting up to your expectations. I have taken up the matter very strongly with the concerned Heads of Departments with a view of correcting the team and our processes .We have initiated corrective measures to ensure that such lapses do not recur especially our process of part settlement of charges during the stay once the charges exceed our in-house credit limit.
We at the Taj group and the Taj Krishna, pride ourselves on our professionalism and hospitality. However it is indeed very obvious in this instance that we were not able to put our best foot forward in extending our services to you . Our guests are of extreme importance to us and I personally request you to treat this as one off incident and give us another opportunity to present ourselves in a better light and make amends.
Please do route your booking through my office, so I will personally assure that you are well looked after and competitive rates are extended to you. We look forward to your continued patronage and assuring you of best of our services in the future.
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