Set amid 32 landscaped acres high above the city, this magnificent 19th-century palace hotel sits in the opulent former residence of the Nizam of Hyderabad. The 60 exquisite lodgings are on an ascending scale of splendor; Historical Suites feature high ceilings and art deco ornamental mirrors and are located at the front of the palace. Public areas contain Venetian chandeliers, cascading fountains and original museum-quality art and furnishings. The two principal restaurants include Celeste, which serves delicious and elegantly presented European dishes, and Adaa for traditional Hyderabadi cuisine and memorable city views. The swimming pool meanders through a tropical garden and provides a tranquil setting in which to relax. There is also a library, a hookah lounge, a billiards room, a fitness center and a spa offering a variety of traditional Indian therapies.
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Palace Room Garden View, $580; Royal Suite Garden View, $1,000.
Traditional welcome drink on arrival; Historic walk of the palace; Sufi Qawalli program every evening; Wi-Fi; Complimentary use of spa wet areas
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India's palace hotels are incomparably grand and atmospheric. I vividly remember my first visit to Rajasthan, wandering awestruck through vast ceremonial halls beneath stupendous crystal chandeliers. From the walls, life-size portraits of bejeweled potentates gazed sternly down. Read More...