HOTELSLooking for a place to stay? There's been a marked rise in business traffic to the city the past decade, and that has seen a massive improvement both in the number and the quality of the hotels available in town. And that means more choice, and better prices. Most hotels also offer discounts from time to time.
If you're looking to spend a night at between Rs. 1,000 and Rs. 2,000, there's the avant garde Leo Continental on MG Road, Baseraa and Taj Tristar on SD Road, and the ideally located Sindhuri Residency at Paradise Circle. Begumpet boasts of Celebrity Boutique Hotel, and Ameerpet has budget hotels all over the place, being a prime business district - including Silver Park, Savera Residency and Sitara Residency.
If you're around Nampally, then you could choose from between Anmol International and Hotel Harsha, and if you're here, remember to do Aadab and Lucky. For those looking for a place to stay at Abids, anyone would recommend the fabled Taj Mahal Hotel.
The city has a good number of semi-luxury hotels, too. The bustling Ameerpet has Aditya Park Inn, Athithi Inn, among others, and its neighbouring Begumpet boasts of Green Park, Kamat Lingapur and Tureeya Grand. If you're around Lakdi-Ka-Pul, you could drop in at Peppermint, the Golkonda, or Woodbridge. And Secunderabad's visitors might want to check out Nakshatra, while Hi-Tech City's guests could check in to Reliant Suites.
To experience nothing short of royalty in the city, there's a bunch of places to choose from. Taj Banjara, Taj Krishna and Taj Deccan are all 5-star establishments in Banjara Hills. The Marriott and ITC Kakatiya join the Taj group in vying to accomodate the more-than-occasional visiting Bollywood superstar. The high net-worth Gachi Bowli has Ista, a place that's more than a 5-star hotel. And Novotel, at Kondapur, is in a class all by itself.