Lonely Planet review
We're a little torn over whether or not to recommend Amrutha Castle. It's enormously overpriced, but has a 5th-floor pool framed by turrets. Rooms are not well maintained but have character. Even the Presidential Suite has a cheap bedspread, but the hotel looks like a castle, for god's sake!
The Amrutha was, of all things, designed to resemble Bavaria's Neushwanstien Castle. With its parapets and towers and turrets, it succeeds - relative to Hyderabad. Rooms are small for the price but have interesting layouts, arched doorways and thick-beam mock-Tudor ceilings. Each room is different. The style is a novel mix of old Europe and The Love Boat, especially in the suites: they may be named 'Merlin' or 'Louis XIV' but they'll have green carpeting and a white bar and lounge area. Corridors have torch-like lamps, plants and knights' armour peppered about, while rustic wide-board wood floors give the lobby an old European feel (in a Disney kind of way). The best part is probably the rooftop pool, which, though small, has great views and breezes. Sunbathing amidst the plants and crenellated ramparts far above Hyderabad is pleasantly disorienting.
Services & facilities
- Diners club
- American express
- Breakfast service
- Free breakfast
- Room service (limited hours)
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Smoke-free property
- Free parking
Location. Amrutha Castle is located in Hyderabad's Banjara Hills neighborhood, close to Birla Mandir Temple, Salar Jung Museum, and Lumbini Park. Nearby points of interest also include BM Birla Science Centre and A.P. State Museum.
Hotel Features. Amrutha Castle features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. The hotel serves a complimentary breakfast. This 3-star property has a business center. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, self parking, and an elevator (lift). This is a smoke-free property.
Guestrooms. Air-conditioned guestrooms at Amrutha Castle feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Guestrooms offer complimentary free local calls (restrictions may apply). Also included are irons/ironing boards and clock radios.