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“Quaint & Cost Effective” 4 of 5 stars
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Taj Banjara Hyderabad
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Road No.1 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500034, India (Banjara Hills)   |  
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Ranked #50 of 274 Hotels in Hyderabad
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Quaint & Cost Effective”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Have been staying in Taj Banajara for more than 10 years now .. started in 1997 and used to be a regular here for many years :-) ... City has evolved and this property from being premier has become a old & quaint one :-)

Is Located in a central locality and makes travel within Hyd easy & effective. Rooms are clean and checkin / checkour process is smooth . Bar is decent and breakfast buffet is quite adequate :-) the lake used to be a big pull many years back but is in a sad state now ... Taj has to do something about this !!!

Room service & overall service is pretty good and overall a worth while place to stay ... However the rates is something that you should consider .. If you are a regular or have a corporate tie up then this is a great place to stay as it becomes cost effective as well

I have a great memony trip whenever i visit this place and so have been staying here over the years

Room Tip: Try and lake a room with a lake view .. inspite of being dirty the view is good and makes for a grea...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

For my Hyderabad visit on Feb 25-26, 2013, my office travel desk booked me here. The reviews at Tripadvisor were not that all good for this hotel. I still decided to trust in Taj brand.

To be honest, it was not all that bad. Room was clean and the food was very good. On the downside, the property is very old and evidently visible everywhere, light musky smell at the corridor and inside the rooms "if you look for it", and the lake in front is dead and highly stinky. Wifi internet is charged at about Rs.200 an hour and I could not find a LAN port inside the room. A local call from the room is charged at Rs.7 a min and STD attracts a charge of about Rs.55 a min!!

Room window was locked, and that was good considering the stinky lake and insects.
Service response was quick. The biggest advantage is that it is situated at Banjara Hills, a prime location at Hyderabad. The room rent for this is lower than other TAJ in the city, but not significantly lower. For a few hundred extra, you could get a room at the newer properties such as Marriott.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Taj Banjara is situated right next to a lake like water body that is pretty green with algae and looks like it might be infested with mosquitoes, however proper fumigation ensures that the mosquitoes dont bite you. The lobby looks absolutely like that of a business hotel!

Now the rooms.....The size of the room was pretty decent (just like a business hotel), had a fairly large closet, bathroom was spacious too!

The breakfast spread could have been better, however the indian food i ordered (cottage cheese made in red tomato gravy and garlic naan) was quite tasty.

Hotel's location is very central, the staff is courteous and extremely helpful. Would however prefer staying at Taj Krishna next time.

Room Tip: Take a room facing the main road, the view is better than overlooking "green" lake.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Khammam, India
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This used to be the name of the Hotel until it was taken over by the Taj Group. The hotel is almost 30 years old and the first 5star hotel in twin cities. This hotel was the favourite destination of all filmstars&cricketers once upon a time. The property looks a bit old though.The rooms are good and the room service is also nice. It has a Nightclub"Underdeck"which is a bit crowded over the weekend. The best part of the hotel is its restaurant"Kabab-e-Bahar"which is next to the lake. We have been to the restaurant numerious times as the food over here is really delicious. However, the foul smell from the lake is a bit disappointing. This hotel would need a bit of renovation and things would fall in place.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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204 reviews 204 reviews
78 hotel reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Stayed for three nights and must say the property is not of Taj group standards. To begin with the location is in Banjara hills which is central and the property is located next to dirty stinking lake. The service was fine, be it checkin and checkout, room service, housekeeping etc. all smiling and effficient. The rooms are run down , quiet old style and all the linen , Tv etc was outdated. The buffet breakfast is also average ,not a star hotel spread.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hyderabad, India
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We had the Skal Meeting with Cocktails & Dinner With Gazal Nite at the Taj Banjara, Hyderabad on 29th Jan 13, which was also attended by our over seas Delegate from South Africa who were here for a road show. The Cocktail Snacks was extremely good and tasty, so was the Dinner Buffet Spread .The service perfect and all the Guest enjoyed the evening and we received great feed back from our African Guest.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hyderabad
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I stayed in this hotel as I had to attend a conference in Hyderabad. The hotel has a pretty good lobby and entrance. The hotel staff are nice but not upto the mark as one would expect in a 5-star. The hotel has 3 restaurants, a coffee-shop, an authentic Indian restaurant and the last serving continental.. The coffee shop has very limited things on its menu.. A pretty good place to have a drink but not that great on food. The Indian restaurant is pretty good and is in the open air. They also have Ghazal performances, which adds a perfect setting for a relaxed evening. But coming to the food, it is very average. Right from the starters to the desert, all were served cold irrespective of repeated reminders. Due to the bad food served, I dint dare to try the other restaurant. I stayed in the standard room, which was very small and the beds were not that comfortable. The furnishings were also very average, what one would get in a 2*. The only plus-point is its location. Its very near to the most happening shopping and eateries in Hyderabad. In the end, I would definitely not recommend this to anyone as we have much better options than this.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Taj Banjara Hyderabad

Address: Road No.1 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500034, India
Location: India > Telangana > Hyderabad > Banjara Hills
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#29 Luxury Hotel in Hyderabad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Taj Banjara Hyderabad 5*
Number of rooms: 122
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