Taj Falaknuma Palace
Situated at 20 minutes drive from the airport and 45 minutes drive from the new city and around ten minutes from Charminar. The Palace offers 60 rooms and suites with 2 Restaurants, Swimming pool, The Spa and other facilities spread across 32 acres of land. The rooms and halls were decorated with ornate furniture, handcrafted tapestries and brocade from France. The interiors have Venetian chandeliers and intricate frescos, and have outdoor terraces with rare artefacts, including paintings, statues, furniture, manuscripts and books. The palace has a 101-seat dining hall, considered the largest in the world. There are two main restaurants: Adaa which serves traditional Hyderbadi cuisine with high tables and low chairs (here’s a dish-by-dish post of one of my dinners) and Celeste that offers classical Italian and Mediterranean fare.