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“Stayed in The Golkonda 23-26 Dec 2012”

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The Golkonda Hyderabad
Ranked #33 of 316 Hotels in Hyderabad
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Nerul, India
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13 reviews
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“Stayed in The Golkonda 23-26 Dec 2012”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

I visited Hyderabad in Dec 2012 with my family and stayed at The Golkonda located at Masab Tank, Banjara hills.

I selected hotel after reading reviews at TripAdvisor and booked hotel online well in advance as the rate offered online were better than hotel rates. I had requested for Premium City View rooms on 6th floor and above and got the rooms I wanted. View from the room was fantastic, especially sunrise which I could see every day from my room lying on bed...

# Hotel is very good and at good location
# Staff is warm and welcoming (still there is scope of improvement)
# They served nice combination of Continental + Indian breakfast... had quite a good options ...(still there is scope of improvement)
# Rooms were clean and well maintained.

They had created nice atmosphere for Christmas and New years....

Overall experience at hotel was really good and My parents were very happy and that was one the sole reason to choose nice hotel and "Golkonda"lived upto my expectations....

Room Tip: Choose city view rooms above 4th floor. We stayed in room no. 611 & 612 which were exactly the k...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We have stayed at the Golkonda a few times before when visiting family in Hyderabad and have always been pleased with the service, and this week-long stay was no different. It seems to have been renovated recently although there are still some areas that show wear and tear. The staff is always pleasant and eager to assist. The buffet (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) is phenomenal, the best of Hyderabadi food for a very reasonable price. The rooms are a average size but clean, and beds are comfortable, I actually had to mend a blouse while I was here and room even came with a small sewing kit. The location is prime for shopping and sight-seeing. My only gripes are that the shower door kept leaking which completed drenched the bathroom floor every time we took a shower and that on some days housekeeping would tidy the room even when we had the "do not disturb" sign on, also the room could use better/more lighting (was too dull at night). Overall, this hotel is a great deal for the price and I will probably stay here again when visiting Hyderabad.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Mumbai
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

I selected the hotel reading the review here. Thanks everyone for recommending as it is definitely a good hotel though the rooms were slightly small but definitely clean, well kept hotel. Easily accessible and public transport was available immediately when you walked out of the hotel. It is not a hotel for a relaxing holiday as not much options but for a traveling holiday (when you don't plan to spend much time in the hotel) and business travel definitely yes. But in case you are a foodie and want to eat Hyderabadi food that is biryani, khichada, (speciality of hyderabad, really well cooked, kababs, etc, this is the place. Best biryani that I have eaten in a long long time in Hyderabad, the other places are horrible and the biryani, nothing to write about but they know the true meaning of biryani - Must Try. Even the food served in the coffee shop and buffet is really awesome, the chutneys, sambhar, etc. For the food I definitely recommend this place as the rooms are clean and good for the money they charge. And do try the Onion Kheer, I didn't know something like this existed also, really good and if they won't tell you, you won't know that's what you eating.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

We enjoyed our stay here for two nights. The hotel facilities are good and the service is excellent. The location of the hotel helped to visit the location sightseeing attractions. The room is comparatively small though very well maintained. Internet access was complimentary. The hotel had a good pool though not a heated one.
The breakfast spread is good and we enjoyed the breakfast.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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mumbai
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

Being my 1st visit to hyd, I booked Golkonda purely on the basis of the reviews on this site & i was so pleased that it exceeded my expectations. I stayed here for 4 days. The staff was extremely efficient, courteous without being intrusive. Any query, doubt or assistance is immediately taken care of. The food is excellent, one of the best pastas i've had. I ordered room service on all 3 days, with the staff taking my order specifications very precisely and it isn't expensive either. The rooms are well furnished, comfortable & pretty well stocked with essentials. the free wi-fi service had good connection. The hotel isn't centrally located, so if your on vacation and want to be out about, have easy walkable access to eating places, shopping or merely a walk around the market, this might not be ideal for you. However main tourist places, and shopping centres are few kms away. (charminar & golkonda fort each are 10kms , around 40 mins away, while GVK one mall is about 2kms, 15mins). all in all , I enjoyed my stay here & thank you Golkonda for making my first trip a memorable one.

Room Tip: request for a higher floor with pool facing to avoid the nearby flyover noise.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2012

We stayed in this hotel to attend a function in Hyderabad. Its a nice property, very centrally located. Rooms are comfortable and looked newly furnished. It seems that that was a old property which now newly furnished as it showed at few places specially in toilet as fittings were not properly fixed.
But we liked over all atmosphere. Check-in was fast. Beds were comfortable and staff if very cooperative.
The best part is the restaurant 'Jewel of Nizam' which is a must visit. Food there is really fantastic. But you need to reserve in advance.
I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Porto, Portugal
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

The Golkonda Hotel is about 30 mn from the airport and not very far from the main touristic points. I stayed here four nights. The staff is friendly and professional. Here we have free Wi-Fi with no extra costs unless you want a high-speed connection.The bedroom is suitable, with a comfortable bed and a small but decent bathroom. The TV channels have a few western channels and no Western European. My room was facing a road with lots off traffic and very noisy so I advise you to ask for a room facing the opposite side. Sometimes there was no hot water. Breakfast is very poor. One good surprise was the hotel restaurant called "Jewel of Nizam", which has a very professional staff, very nice food and affordable prices. Foreign tourists have to be careful with the prices that are asked by the taxi ordered by the travel desk. They are very expensive and people were not always honest with me. All in all I enjoyed my stay and i would recommend it.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the opposite side of the main road
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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THEGOLKONDA, General Manager at The Golkonda Hyderabad, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for checking in with us at The Golkonda Hotel Hyderabad recently. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and the associated amenities at the hotel. It is our constant endeavor to ensure that our guests receive the best of services for a pleasing and memorable stay. The Golkonda Hotel aim to create an ambience that is warmly received by both business and leisure travelers. We look forward to welcoming you back at The Golkonda Hotel.
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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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