If you want to experience the life of India's Mughal rulers and relax in a stunning setting with great service then stay at Taj Falaknuma Palace. I've visited palaces in Rajasthan, but the Taj Falaknuma is by far the best I've seen. I cancelled my scheduled city tour just to spend more time at the hotel!
When we arrived at the magnificent gate, we were met by a horse drawn carriage that took us to the palace. This meant that there were no car fumes within site of the palace, which is on a hill top above the city of Hyderabad. After enjoying a refreshing local drink, we entered the palace with rose petals showering on us from above - just like royalty! I stayed in a palace suite that was beautifully appointed and comfortable. My only complaint is that it was pretty dark with no private patio or balcony. I recommend booking a room with a private patio - some of the rooms open out to a hidden private pool. The grounds are beautiful and a lovely place to walk and birdwatch. The food was exceptional - we had an excellent Italian meal with personalized attention from the chef. I had lunch by the pool one day, sitting next to a waterfall and flowers and eating excellent Asian food. There is musical entertainment in the evenings before dinner on an alcove that is a nice place for an evening drink. The staff are friendly and attentive without being overbearing.
My only complaints are that the spa services are average, the cost of a 30 minute drive to the airport is excessive ($75), and they don't put a water kettle in the room to boil water for tea/coffee.
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