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The Golkonda Hyderabad
Ranked #33 of 316 Hotels in Hyderabad
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Decent hotel....prompt service...slight improvement required in the air conditioning!”
Reviewed May 31, 2011

Decent hotel....prompt service...slight improvement required in the air conditioning!

I stayed at The Golkonda for about 3 days on my business trip to Hyderabad.
Its recently been renovated and is a very comfortable hotel to stay in.

I think the location was very convenient and it was easy to commute from the airport as well.

The facilities were pretty decent. The reception, the lobby, the business lounge, the restaurant and the rooms were tastefully done. Not a luxury hotel per

se but pretty neat for a business trip. The best thing that i liked was the warmt of the staff and the ambience
The only glitch that I faced was in the air conditioning. I had to switch room thrice but the hotel staff was extremely helpful and accomodating.

The room service menu is pretty elaborate and the food is quite decent as well. So absolutely no complaints there! Even their main restaurant 'Jewel of

Nizam' was done up very well and the food quality was good. N the breakfast buffet was quite good as well.

The usual In room facilties were satisfactory. However, in terms of Television channel options, I did find the choice slightly restrictive.m
Overall the war

Overall a decent experience and I would recommend it for a business trip

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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THEGOLKONDA, General Manager at The Golkonda Hyderabad, responded to this review, June 8, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent stay at The Golkonda Hotel Hyderabad. Your feedback is appreciated and helps us to maintain international standards of service-delivery.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. Your positive suggestions regarding our amenities are warmly received and encouraging. We, at The Golkonda Hotel Hyderabad, are proud to be a 4-star boutique ‘green building’ hotel located in the epicenter of the city’s vibrant business and entertainment hub.
Once again, we value your patronage and look forward to having you back with us at The Golkonda Hotel.
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Reviewed May 16, 2011

My stay at The Golkonda, Hyderabad was pleasant & comfortable. The hotel is great for business travelers. Room Service & Food is steep. The hotel is in the heart of the city. Great restaurant. Good service.F&B is on the higher side. I would say a decent 4 star hotel.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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THEGOLKONDA, General Manager at The Golkonda Hyderabad, responded to this review, June 8, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent stay at The Golkonda Hotel, Hyderabad and for your valued feedback. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and its associated services.
It is our constant endeavor at The Golkonda-Hyderabad to deliver an unsurpassed customer experience with an exquisite range of facilities to match.
We look forward to welcoming you back at the The Golkonda-Hyderabad.
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Pavia, Italy
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Reviewed April 26, 2011

I stayed at this hotel for 10 days while doing research in Hyderabad. The location is great as it is pretty much in the middle of the city and right at the end of the flyover that takes you toward the airport. The Old Town is about 15-30 minutes away by autorickshaw and the Hussein Sagar Lake is just 10 minutes away.

I had a standard room which was really nice, not big but for one person it was fine. The bed was really comfortable and I loved the bathroom with the spacious shower cabin.
The only downside of my room was that it was facing the little garden on the back of the hotel where some evenings there were parties going on with loud music that literally made it impossible doing anything in the room - I couldn't even hear the TV when I turned it on. On the other hand rooms on the other side of the hotel face a very busy street so maybe the occasional party is to prefer... There is free wireless internet in the room which is great!
The swimmingpool is also a nice place to relax although it is a bit exposed (people in nearby buildings can see you while you sunbathe or swim, and it feels a bit awkward as in India normally I like to cover up as much as possible when out in public so as not to offend anyone...).
I usually had dinner in the hotel (room service), the food is good but the vegetarian choices were a bit limited. I do recommend the biryani from the "Jewel of Nizam" restaurant in the hotel, very good!
Overall it was a good place to stay in while in Hyderabad and I recommend it to anyone planning on visiting the city that is looking for a nice, clean and friendly but not super luxurious place to stay.

Oh and a tip for the hotel management: TURN OFF the music in the corridors, it is extremely annoing as you can hear it also from inside the room...after a few days it will drive anyone crazy.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed April 24, 2011

For me as a busness traveller free Wi-Fi and parking is enough to make my self happy.Above this a restaurant, bar, outdoor pool, fitness center and a 24-hour front desk.

Air-conditioned room with a minibar and coffee/tea making facilities adds up to my busness work.

You must try Hyderabadi Dum Biryani in restaurants

An outdoor swimming pool, and provides BBQ, as well as laundry and dry cleaning facilities. Airport shuttle takes you to the airport without any truble.

Room Tip: You must try Hyderabadi Dum Biryani in restaurants
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
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Rochester, Minnesota
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Reviewed April 3, 2011

My daughter and I just returned from our trip to Hyderabad. We had a wonderful stay at the Golkonda. The front desk staff were very helpful, the room was very clean and spacious, the food at the hotel restaurant was delicious, and the location was very good. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to this part of India.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed March 18, 2011

Perfect for business travelers. Nice, clean and spacious rooms. Polite staff, Fantastic restaurant serving authentic delicacies. Centrally located.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed March 10, 2011

The location is what works for the hotel.Very close to banjara hills.
I was told that the property was recently renovated,but quite honestly the rooms are very average.
The staff could do better with some more training.had only one meal at the restaurant "Jewels of Nizam".The food was bad and the music too loud.
Thankfully there are nice eating options in the vicinity so managed the rest of my stay.

  • Stayed February 2011
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Property: The Golkonda Hyderabad
Address: | Banjara Hills, Masab Tank, Hyderabad 500028, India
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Location: India > Telangana > Hyderabad District > Hyderabad > Banjara Hills
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#21 Business Hotel in Hyderabad
#23 Family Hotel in Hyderabad
#28 Luxury Hotel in Hyderabad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Golkonda Hyderabad 4*
Number of rooms: 141
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Refreshingly all new four star business chic hotel in a Heart of Hyderabad and only moments away from the citys main commercial, IT, shopping and entertainment hubs. Beautifully furnished in contemporary style, provides a distinctive level of luxury, comfort and value for money, also the gateway hotel to the city from the Airport. ... more   less 
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