The fact that there are two Taj Mahal hotels in Hyderabad makes some of the reviews of both a little confusing. This one, in Himayath Nagar, has an unfortunate location right by a flyover, and once inside, there were both pros and cons. I was here for a wedding, and this hotel has some absolutely wonderful banqueting suites, indeed, this is what sells the place. If you have a function, this is ideal. Huge rooms for celebrations and/or dining, the meals here were absolutely incredible, pure sattvic food, prepared lovingly. The rooms, on the other hand, were marked in their contrast. In good need of a brush up and a lick of paint, it just felt aged and suffered form a lack of care and attention, not that pleasant. The bathroom was similar, it was ok, but needed sprucing up. Other rooms I saw, however, looked much nicer and looked like they were recently decorated, particularly the suite. So maybe I just got a bit unlucky. Staff, however, were perfectly friendly. All in all a bit of a mishmash. But the wedding was great.