Four of us had gone to this resort for a girls' day out & to celebrate my birthday. The resort is still under construction at the moment and it opened barely 6-8 months ago. Due to the lower number of visitors, the place is absolutely picturesque and very calming. Here are somethings I didn't like:
1). The room type that we chose was 'Temple Tree Villa'. Now you'd think that because it's called 'villa' it's probably a villa, with a living room, etc. But it's not. It's a twin sharing room only. We ended up having a bit of a problem because we were four of us. And I think Rs. 8K + taxes is a bit much for that. Misleading.
2). The only reason we wanted that room was because it had a jacuzzi. Generally jacuzzi is known to have hot water. But no, this had cold water and only 2 jets were functional. The whole point was kind of lost.
3). The restaurant is not yet functional so I will give them a benefit of doubt. But the room service food was terrible. Breakfast was okay. Lunch was extremely good.
4). The water in the bathroom took quite some time to heat up. And the toilet just randomly clogged in the morning.
5). The A/C in the room functions on its own. Every time we set the temperature above 24/25 degrees, the temp would automatically end up at 19. Had to wake up and switch it off in the middle of the night.
6). Debit cards don't work. Neither Maestro nor VISA. Take either cash or credit card.
Besides these, we found the place beautiful but we do realize that once this gains more popularity and more people visit, the beauty will depreciate. So if you want a nice relaxed time with your family and friends, go now.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Palm Exotica Boutique Resort & Spa set on the Highlands of Shankarpally Hyderabad is an eco-friendly unique luxury holiday resort with elevated landscape, a bird's eye view of the 9 hole Golf course, Meditation pavilions, Ornamental pools and lush green gardens. The resort will charm you with its spectacular panoramic views, unparalleled choice of accommodation with privatized pools, dining experiences, recreational activities, adventure sports, Spa, banquets, international standard day night Cricket Stadium and a 9 hole golf course while maintaining idyllic refuges of relaxation to create the perfect balance for a holiday in paradise, perfect for families, honeymooners and Corporate alike. Palm Exotica is committed and emphasizes on offering our guests an experience that keeps all ages happy away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, yet not far off from the city making it easily accessible for a quick rejuvenating getaway. Our team, renowned for their warmth and heartfelt hospitality, look forward to welcoming you to Palm Exotica, a home away from home where you can arrive as a guest and leave as a friend. ... more less