Falaknuma palace hotel has 60 exquisite rooms and special suites | Games room, library, dining hall, Nizam suite and two restaurants are the few attractions of Falaknuma palace hotel
Falaknuma palace was built by 6th Nizam Mehaboob Alikhan on the banks of River Musi and it is spread in an area of 32 acres. The palace now remains a heritage site. Hotel management organization belonging to TATA group, Taj group has taken this palace on lease. They worked hard for 10 years and converted the hotel into a beautiful and luxurious hotel, without actually damaging the naturality of the palace. This hotel cum palace contains 60 suits and 2 amazing restaurants. Charges of the suits for a day are from Rs33,000 for a luxury suit to Rs.5-5.5 lakh for a Nizam suite. Rs.80 lakh – Rs. 1 crore has to be paid to book the hotel for a whole day.
As this is a heritage hotels, Taj group has taken many precautions not to cause any damage to the hotel due to pollution. Cars and motor cycles have to be left outside the hotel. Guests will be taken in horse carriages or battery run carts to the entrance of the hotel. Hotel staff will welcome the guests with flower petals. Palace is full of beauty and wonder. Amazing furniture, flooring. Marble statues, steps, expensive paintings and bath tubs everything in the hotel is wonderful.
Indoor games room has been designed beautifully. Snooker, which was brought from London by Nizam and chess game that was brought from Italy, can be seen in this room. Special attraction is the Hukka made with golden and silver wires. Tables, chairs, snooker equipment; chess coins made with marble and ivory which were used by Nizam can be seen here.
The biggest dining hall can be taken on rent. 101 persons can have their meals at a time in this dining hall. Italian furniture is used in this dining hall. This 33 mtr hall is the biggest dining hall in south India. Nizam used to take his food along with his relatives and family members in this dining hall. He used to feed his British guests also in this room. A huge ancient library is also present here which has 900 books collected from all over the world. A visitors book in which visitors who visited the palace from 1911 – 1951 wrote their feelings can also be seen here.
Falaknuma palace is the 4th heritage hotel designed by Taj group. Others are –
|Taj Lake Palace||Udaipur|
|Umaid Bhavan palace||Jodhpur|
|Taj Falaknuma Palace||Hyderabad|
Nizam suite is the most expensive suite in the Falaknuma palace hotel. Rent of this palace depends on the season and can be between Rs.5 lakhs to Rs.5.50 lakhs. 204 number has been allotted to this suite. This suite is decorated with various articles used by Nizam and articles collected from various countries. Akbar suite and Shahjade suites are beside this Nizam suite. Azad restaurant has been given a special treatment by Taj group. Along with the famous Hyderabadi Biryani, many Nizam, Moghlai and Andhra cuisine will be available here. Another restaurant Celesta offers Italian and Mediterranean cuisine.