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Reviewed 8 March 2015

Its 32000/- per not included taxes.I have bad experience with stay..My company paid by fax and they said upto checkout I have to pay amount. F ood is very nice and view also good but breakfast 2000/- expensive . Receiving gust is excellent on horse vehicle

Date of stay: February 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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2  Thank KARNA T
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TajFalaknuma, General Manager at Taj Falaknuma Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2015

Dear Guest,

Greetings from Taj Falaknuma Palace!

We are pleased to note that you loved the arrival experience and that you liked the food and views from the Palace.

On your feedback on the breakfast being expensive please do note that our dishes are made from fresh produce and we, as you may have noted, have a continuous service of sparkling wine during this period.

Also, unfortunately we received the fax with card details only on the day of your check out and we received no documentation prior stating that the company would be paying for your stay.

We do hope to see you again and we assure you of a fantastic stay and great memories.

Warm Regards,

Girish Sehgal
General Manager
Tfpgm.hyd@tajhotels.com

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Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

The Falaknuma palace is a royal abode for its guests. They make you feel special. A special mention for jithin in food and beverage and dinesh in housekeeping department. A must visit and stay if possible when you are in Hyderabad.

Date of stay: January 2015
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TajFalaknuma, General Manager at Taj Falaknuma Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2015

Dear Guest,

Greetings from Taj Falaknuma Palace!

Thank you for your words of appreciation and encouragement. We are glad that you had a memorable stay.

We are truly grateful for the wonderful things you have said about the hotel, team and services specially for Jithin and Dinesh this will defiantly inspire them to go ahead inspire them to achieve the best of the service.

We are extremely delighted to have you at the Taj Falaknuma palace and look forward to welcoming you back.

Warm Regards,

Girish Sehgal
General Manager
Tfpgm.hyd@tajhotels.com

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Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to go back in time and live like the extravagant Nizams? At the time this palace was completed in late nineteenth century, the Nizam of Hyderabad was the richest man in the world until he was surpassed by John D. Rockefeller. But unlike Rockefeller, who was a newly minted millionaire created by America's industrial revolution, the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad was the heir to a long line of Hyderabadi Kings and was used to a level of extravagance that was breathtaking. The Falaknuma Palace was indulgent even by those lofty standards. Until the 1950's, the palace hosted the royal guests of the Nizam, including King George V and Queen Victoria of England in 1906. Closed for more than half a century, the palace's original feel seems to have been largely preserved. Although it is now a hotel run by the Taj Group, you get the feeling that you are a personal guest of the Nizam.

Falaknuma literally interpreted means sky mirror. And the palace lives up to this lofty name. The palace is replete with the cherubs, Dolphins Eagles, stars and the moon. The style is a mix of Tudor and Italian. Although the main palace does not have any Indian stylings, the coronation hall that was added by the seventh Nizam has an Indian feel. You will feel like you are staying in a piece of history.

The heavenly feel does not end with the building. The staff is superb, and their constant attention makes one feel a bit like royalty. From the restaurants, to the room service to the spa, we felt like we were royalty. A daily tour is given by Prabukar. He has been with the property for 20 years and has a deep knowledge of the property and the Nizam family. He moves with a grace of a person that belongs in a royal court. The tour is a real treat!

From the moment we entered until the moment we left we felt like royal guests of the Nizam. Or, I should say, right before we left. As we settled the bill we were reminded that this was a hotel after all. Not so much because it was expensive (how could you expect anything less for staying in a palace), but because Mansheet, the fellow at the front desk, decided that he needed to charge us $2.85 to use the Internet for a few minutes as we left the hotel. Not quite the send-off we expected, but perhaps it's the forceful reminder we needed to bring us back to reality from the dreamy royal life of Falaknuma Palace.

Date of stay: February 2015
2  Thank Neeraj A
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Reviewed 23 February 2015

From the horse drawn buggy that takes you into the palace, to the amazing service as you get down, the exquisitely restored property is genuinely amazing! What is perhaps the best part of this is that every room that has been meticulously restored is open for guests to use! So you can sip your drink in the Jade room, play billiards on the table specially made for the Nizam (extra large!)....browse through the books in the library....and the food is amazing as well! Lamb shanks with the meat falling off the bone, delicately spiced starters...all in all...this place HAS to be on your bucket list!

Date of stay: February 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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3  Thank 902rajh
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TajFalaknuma, General Manager at Taj Falaknuma Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2015

Dear Guest,

Greetings from Taj Falaknuma Palace!

Thank you for your amazing review. I am glad to know that you liked the overall palace specially drinks at the jade room, Nizams privet billiards room and library.

I have also noted that you liked the Lamb Shanks which was prepared by our master chefs and I will surly pass on your compliments to them so and I am sure that this will defenty inspire them to achieve the best of the service.

I and my entire team of Taj Falaknuma Palace looking forward to welcoming you back for another remarkable stay experience.

Warm Regards,

Girish Sehgal
General Manager
Tfpgm.hyd@tajhotels.com

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Reviewed 18 February 2015

Taj Falaknuma Palace Hotel is as it says is a Palace of the Nizam now a Taj Hotel. Wonderful property. Well restored by one of the Begums of Nizam. The main building has the historical rooms kept as they were in good old days. In the courtyard are 60 odd rooms well appointed with modern facility. And then at the end are the two restaurants with a round veranda overlooking the old city of Hyderabad. The view is breath taking. Every evening they have singing of Qawali a type of songs in Urdu. If you can understand the words they are very well written by old poets and are well meaning. Many come from the heart songs of love and of sorrow. Some are based on Sufi tradition.
The old building has magnificent old furniture. The dinning room has a seating of 101. What a site.
Worth a stay in this Palace.

Date of stay: February 2015
Trip type: Travelled with family
4  Thank AshokJalan
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TajFalaknuma, General Manager at Taj Falaknuma Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2015

Dear Guest,

Greetings from Taj Falaknuma Palace!

I would like to extend our gratitude for the detailed review post your recent stay with us at the Palace. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are delighted to note your appreciation of the long Palace restoration process, the room and the product which enchanted you.

We strive to render the best of the services to our guests with utmost luxury and are glad that we were successful in our endeavours. Once again thank you for such a remarkable feedback we look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Palace.

Warm Regards,

Girish Sehgal
General Manager
Tfpgm.hyd@tajhotels.com

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