Transiting Hyderabad, I stayed at the Novotel for a night. The location is superb, 5 minutes from the airport, well connected with a shuttle bus service.
The decor of the lobby was minimal, yet superbly elegant.
The buffet dinner had far too many choices of cuisines that can make anyone swoon. I chose the French / Italian continental stuff and I wasn't disappointed.
The rooms were ultra-chic, high on aesthetics and design quality. The best (& cost-less innovation) was a flight display on one of their in-house channels. That's very helpful in planning your departure for the airport.
I would rate Novotel highly on decor, functionality and food.More