Good hotel. With very friendly staff. The gym and spa are tucked away down a small corridor so you might need to go for a bit of a search or ask the staff. Throughout Hyderabad tap water isn’t safe to drink. Make use of the free bottled water. Wifi internet is quite expensive and the coverage is quite poor in the hotel. Power supply in India is poor at the best of times in India. Keeping a torch at your bedside is a good idea.
The food in the hotel is quite good. But it is pricey (to be expected). The buffet dinner costs rs.1000 + tax. There is plenty of food within 10 minutes walk from the hotel. There are 2 shopping malls nearby. GVK with a pretty large food court and looks newer. Down the road is City Center Mall. Which has McDonalds and buffet eating establishments on the top floor. One of which has a train theme. You eat inside what looks like a train carriage. It’s call Sahib Sindh Sultan. Although be warned it is also a little pricey. If you want some cheap local food head down towards City Center Mall. Head West along “Road Number 10” there’s a place called “Southern Indian Cafe” or something along those lines. I got a set meal for rs.60 which is pretty cheap. And quite filling. A local favourite is a place called “BBQ Nation”. It’s basically a BBQ buffet restaurant. There’s one located across the road from City Center Mall.
Tips for getting around. “Autos” (AKA Tuktuks in Thailand and sometimes referred to as 3 wheelers) will do their best to get as much money from you as they can. The way I deal with these guys is to insist on using the meter. Many of them will tell you the meter is broken. You can simply walk off as another auto will be around in less than a minute. They are a dime a dozen in India. A general rule is rs.10 per 1km. Google maps is your friend in this scenario. If you find an auto who agrees to use the meter without too much hassle please tip them. As this encourages them to not trip people off.
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