You travel to India and get a taste of the diversity of Indian culture. New Delhi is your automatic destination in this massive country. But you feel the hunger for more. You’ve only scratched the surface and desire to indulge in more of India. Which region should you visit next? Travel south and set up camp in the sprawling city of Hyderabad. It’s the capital of the Telangana region in Southern India. Its setting is the Deccan Plateau sitting on the banks of the Musi River.
Nearby, the Hussain Sagar Lake feeds the Musi and with it, bringing nourishment to the people of Hyderabad. This city is a melting pot of cultures with the diversity seen in its different districts. But modernity has taken its place, spreading across Hyderabad over time. The result is a muffling of the 400-year-old Hyderabad and the growth of a cosmopolitan city where shopping malls dot the landscape. But the historic city still stands its ground, defying time. There’s so much to Hyderabad that can only be experienced over a number of days. Thanks to booking.com, you can find an array of budget hotels with excellent facilities.
Let’s take a look at 10 of the best budget hotels in Hyderabad.
In the financial district of Gachibowli is this hotel, our first in the list of budget accommodations. The Lemon Tree Hotel is found just 30 kilometers (18 miles) from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. If you’re entering the city via rail, the Hyderabad Railway Station is only 20 kilometers (12 miles) away. Standing in such a convenient location means the hotel places you within reach of attractions like Golconda Fort, Hussain Sagar Lake and the Birla Temple.
Don’t let the hotel’s budget status fool you, the Lemon Tree is a very luxurious hotel. Its elegance spreads across all rooms, be it the deluxe suites or the single rooms. Beautiful paintings adorn the walls and the lighting creates a relaxing ambiance. Each room is endowed with a flat screen television and air-conditioning.
Lemon Tree Hotel
Address: Financial District Nanak Ram Guda, Serilingampally Gachibowli, 500032 Hyderabad, India (see map)
Price: from 54 USD
The FabHotel is located just 25 kilometers (15 miles) from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. The drive should take you about a half an hour. Golkonda Fort, a prime attraction in Hyderabad, is just 8 kilometers (5 miles) away. This budget hotel doesn’t look or feel cheap. The design is exquisite while the ambiance is one of class. At the reception, the welcoming spirit of the FabHotel is felt. It’s a spirit that puts you right at ease.
With beautifully tiled floors and white painted walls, light transcends across the interior creating a jovial atmosphere. The rooms are spacious and elegant, you’ll hardly believe that this is a budget accommodation. Each room has a private bathroom and to keep you entertained, there’s a flat screen television. And, of course, there’s also free WiFi.
FabHotel Hill View
Address: Abhis Amada, Plot No.38, Jayabheri Enclave, Phase 2, Gachibowli, RR Dist, 500032 Hyderabad (see map)
Price: from 24 USD
To get to the Siesta Hitech, you need only travel 33 km (20 miles) from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport or 19 km (11 miles) from the Secunderabad Railway Station. If you’re traveling by bus then the Kondapur Bus Station is only 900 meters (0.5 miles) away. Once here, you’ll enjoy the easy access to Hyderabad’s main attractions and shopping outlets.
At the hotel, you’re greeted by a sleek and stylish lobby and reception. The shiny marble floor gracefully reflects the lights on the ceiling. This creates a luxurious appeal, one that belies the budget nature of this hotel. The rooms are a symbol of class. Spacious, with beautiful décor they bear a welcoming spirit. The Siesta Hitech also has a fitness center that you can take advantage of.
Address: Survey No: 55/E, Kondapur-Miyapur Road, Beside Kims Hospital, Kondapur, 500084 Hyderabad, India (see map)
Price: from 54 USD
Minerva Grand comes next in our budget hotels list. Located in the commercial district of Secunderabad, this hotel is just 35 km (21 miles) from the nearest airport, Begumpet Airport. A 20-minute drive from the hotel takes you to the famous Charminar Mosque while a 10-minute drive will get you to the Birla Planetarium and Science Museum. The hotel offers spacious and plush rooms with elegance accentuated by the wooden flooring. Tastefully furnished, the rooms are a haven of comfort for the hotel’s guests. A flat screen television stands in each room to entertain when you’re indoors. Each room also has a private bathroom, the centerpiece being the bathtub.
Minerva Grand Secunderabad
Address: Sarojini Devi Road, Secunderabad, 500003 Hyderabad, India (see map)
Price: from 51 USD
The Royalton is perched near the city center, just 2 km (1 mile) away. From the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, a 30-minute drive will get you to the hotel. Hotel Royalton grants you easy access to the best of Hyderabad. Sleek marble floors and sophisticated décor greet you at the hotel reception. This aura of luxury is then extended to the spacious rooms. The décor on the walls emits an atmosphere of excitement. The combination of fun colors make the rooms vibrant and give them a jocund personality. Guests also have access to a gym which is open all day and night. And if you’d like a taste of Hyderabad’s cuisine, the hotel’s restaurant has an excellent menu.
Hotel Royalton Hyderabad Abids
Address: Chirag Ali Lane, Abids, 500001 Hyderabad, India (see map)
Price: from 57 USD
Found just 38 km (23 miles) from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, the Taj Tristar is an easily accessible hotel. It is also just 2 km (1 mile) from the Secunderabad Railway Station. Its central location means easy accessibility to the best attractions in Hyderabad. For instance, Hussain Sagar Lake is found just 3 km (2 miles) away while the Charminar is only 13 km (8 miles) away.
This modern hotel accords its guests a comfort that’s unlike its budget nature. The rooms are luxurious and well-furnished with wooden flooring complementing the plush look. Air conditioning is available and this keeps the rooms cool as Hyderabad is known to get quite warm. With free WiFi access, guests are able to keep in touch with loved ones back home.
Address: Seven Hills, S.D Road, Secunderabad, 500003 Hyderabad, India (see map)
Price: from 36 USD
The Holiday Inn Express and Suites offers its guests comfort at a highly affordable price. The reception area is a bright and vibrant space complemented by the orange theme. Colorful throw pillows adorn the waiting lounge and create a genial aura. The upper levels house the guest rooms, each as colorful as the next. Beautiful décor creates the feeling of luxury and comfort from the moment you walk into the room.
With air conditioning, you’ll be kept cool even as Hyderabad heats up outside. There is also a flat screen television in each room although you won’t really need it as Hyderabad if filled with fun things to do. To get to the Holiday Inn Express you need only travel 34 km (21 miles) from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport and the Lingampally Railway station is just 9 km (5 miles) away.
This budget hotel is found in the heart of the Banjara Hills district in Hyderabad. Easily accessible from the airport, it’s only 20 km (10 miles) away. The hotel is also just 1.3 km (0.8 miles) away from the stunning Banjara Hills. With such close proximity to the attractions, Hotel Comfotel is an ideal place to stay. But it isn’t attractive just because of its price and location, the facilities are also superb. Built to five-star standards, this hotel is stunning both inside and out. The décor is highlighted by the beautiful lighting. The rooms are vast, with a luxurious appeal in all of them. Well decorated, they emanate a genial spirit which makes guests feel right at home.
Address: 1 Road Number, Banjara Hills, 500034 Hyderabad, India (see map)
Price: from 46 USD
This hotel is found 1 km (0.5 miles) from Hyderabad’s Hi-Tech City. With easy accessibility from the airport, the FabHotel Prowell is centrally located giving guests hassle-free access to attractions like the Banjara Hills which is just 7 km (4 miles) away. Exquisite marble floors greet you as you enter the hotel. A beautiful lobby welcomes you and sets the mood for the hotel. It’s a mood of relaxation and luxury. The rooms bear this similar aesthetic. Large and well-furnished, the décor is kept modest yet oozes class. On the walls, you’ll see a painting that takes prominence. It ensures the space has a sophisticated air to it. Within the hotel, there’s a restaurant that allows you to enjoy Hyderabad’s local cuisine.
FabHotel Prowell HiTech City
Address: Telangana, India Behind Maxcure Hospital, Madhapur Hitech city, 500032 Hyderabad, India (see map)
Price: from 33 USD
Closing our list of Hyderabad’s budget hotels is the Hotel Treebo JP Plaza. Found in Hyderabad’s Basheerbagh district, this hotel is just 19 km (11 miles) from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. From the Treebo JP Plaza, you can get to the AP State Archaeology Museum which is just 700 m (about half a mile) away. Also, Snow World is only 1.6 km (about 1 mile) away.
Large and spacious, the rooms are a testament to the level of luxury found in this hotel. They are elegant with wonderful décor. The brightness of the rooms is brought about by a white theme and this makes them feel welcoming. Each room also has a private bathroom. To keep the temperatures optimum, the rooms are air-conditioned, enhancing your level of comfort.
Hotel Treebo JP Plaza
Address: Hyderguda, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad - 500029, India (see map)
Price: from 25 USD
India’s hidden gem
Hyderabad is a gem hidden in India. With numerous historical and cultural sites, this city will keep you on your toes. Thankfully, budget hotels such as the ones on this list allow visitors to take their time and enjoy the pleasures of this vibrant destination.
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