What can I say about the Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad? Simply put, it is the best hotel I have ever stayed at in my life.
Taj has several levels of properties and the Falaknuma is in the highest class, the Palace properties. After going through the security screenings, you are whisked back in time on a horse-draw carriage to the palace gates where the staff greet you with a cold towel and refreshing drink. You then are led up the steps under a shower of rose petals before you are sprinkled with rosewater and given a bracelet made of jasmine flowers.
The rooms are immaculate and massive. The bathroom is an oasis. The property is spectacular.
Falaknuma has two dining rooms, Adaa and Celeste. Adaa is the Indian cuisine restaurant while Celeste is Continental and the breakfast restaurant. Both are staffed by excellent staff.
This is truly a spectacular experience. It doesn't matter if you have mortgaged your future or are a multi-billionaire, the staff at Falaknuma treat you like royalty.
From the general manager down to the labourers, everyone is professional and friendly. Staff take time out of their busy days to answer your questions about the palace with smiles on their faces.
In the evening, the Sufi concert is haunting, yet beautiful to listen.
My only complaint about the Falaknuma is I did not book more time to stay in this wonderful hotel. But I'll definitely be back. Once I save up some pennies of course.
I think what makes this an amazing hotel is the little things. Any hotel can be great, but the attention to the most minute details is what separates Falaknuma from other luxury properties. For example, my planning was done so that my birthday was spent here. On the day of my birthday, I was greeted with good wishes from the staff plus cake and flowers in my room.
In the tea box in my room, I drank the Darjeeling tea. Each day, those teas were replenished. That sort of attention is what makes this hotel great.
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