We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Taj Falaknuma Palace

Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
Hotel deals
Engine Bowli, Hyderabad 500053, India
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Taj Falaknuma Palace
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Taj Falaknuma Palace
Write a Review

361 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    283
    46
    21
    4
    7
See reviews for
76
125
17
69
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (97)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (361)
  • Mar-May only
    (83)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (70)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (90)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (118)
All months
Delhi
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Taj Falaknuma feels like a younger sibling of the famed Lake Palace, though the historical restoration is breath taking and very impressive and the Taj staff at the property tell the story in a way that leaves you feeling grateful for having witnessed such a beautiful piece of restored history and opulence. Trademark Taj service from the traditional welcome, the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Taj generally does not disappoint but Falaknuma was well beyond "fine". It was one of the best places we have stayed in - in India as well as globally (Shimla's Wildflower Hall comes close.. as does Leela Kovalam..) It is a palace hotel and the palace is in fabulous shape (thanks to restoration by the Taj Group but also to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Mumbai
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
42 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in this hotel after reading some rave reviews although it was little pricey for our needs. The hotel has a restricted entry and there are multiple checkpoints and you disembark way out from the Palace and carried there in a Horse drawn buggy with Royal welcome. We had booked a Palace Room which was nice and spacious. We... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Wollongong, Australia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not lucky enough to be staying here, but instead came for a rather sumptuous Indian lunch and then the tour of the grounds. Thoroughly delicious food, extremely nice cocktails, and a real feel of luxury. My extended family (Hyderabad locals) all enjoyed it as well

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
jerusalem
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
33 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

there is not much that I can add to previous reviewers. This Taj hotel was faultless and the only hotel form many around India that we have stayed in that really felt like being in a palace. The furnishing and ambiance is exquisite . It was hard to believe that the furniture was all for us to use.. Nothing was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at the Falaknuma many times, and can say it is one of my favorite hotels in the world. If you are in Hyderabad, you are missing the experience if you do not stay or at least visit the Falaknuma. It is a beautifully renovated true palace where they treat you like royalty. The service is amazing and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
Brentwood
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
14 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having stayed at most of the other Taj Palaces, this was our last 'big one' to visit and we were struggling to see how it could possibly match up to Rambagh Palace, The Lake Palace or Umaid Bahwan. We were, of course, not disappointed! These palaces are all very different - Falaknuma is more colonial with some amazing antiques (including... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 11
New Delhi, India
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the finest hotels in India! You are made to feel like royalty, the minute you step into the property. From the chariot ride to flower shower, the hospitality is awesome! The food (other than Indian) can probably be improved! Chicken Biryani is a must try... Overall, they really take care of you...

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a "must do" in Hyderabad. Front the moment you step in you are made to feel like royalty. The ride in the horse drawn carriage, rose petals being showered upon arrival are just tasters of what is to follow. Its a fascinating palace, restored to perfection!! It's to be experienced to be believed!! Ensure you get the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Lewes, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
44 hotel reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here 4 nights and could have done longer. The position of this old palace is excellent with views over Hyderabad city and the Decan plain (both now full of buildings!). Nevertheless quite a sight especially at night. The hotel itself is spectacular in the daytime and at night. Wonderful to sit out at night for pre-dinner drinks in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

409 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (321)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (138)
Viewed
Room/suite (38)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (9)
Viewed
Dining (46)
Viewed
Bathroom (13)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (3)
Viewed
View from room (9)
Viewed
Other (65)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (88)
Viewed
Dining (10)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (21)
Viewed
Room/suite (18)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (2)
Viewed
Other (36)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question