Hotel Review: Novotel Hyderabad Airport, Shamshabad in India
It’s always a relief to stay in hotels close to the airport to avoid the long hours of travel, especially in metros where the time it takes to reach the airport is quite a bit. Located close to the International Airport of Hyderabad, Novotel Hyderabad Airport is an expansive, well designed property- a destination in itself. With 305 modern rooms including 11 plush suites, all well-equipped with amenities and facilities required by a business or a leisure traveler, the hotel is built over six acres of beautifully landscaped area. I was pleasantly surprised to see this sprawling hotel with various facilities as I was expecting a business hotel with minimalistic decor and limited facilities.
My well equipped suite offered an excellent view of the swimming pool which is surrounded by lush greenery in an aesthetically designed area. This green zone of the hotel also serves as a rejuvenation area with its own sprawling pool deck and a special Kiddie pool for children. The Executive Chef Gundala Venkata Ramesh organized for a fabulous five course meal at lunch at an elegantly set up table near the pool.
For those who wish to relax and rejuvenate, the hotel offers a spa and a salon manned by efficient therapists who work away a guest’s stress levels. In the evening I decided to spend an hour at the spa to relax before heading for dinner to the Indian restaurant called Haldi. Inspired by and named after one of the most popular spices in Indian cuisine, Haldi is Novotel Hyderabad Airport’s Indian Specialty Restaurant open only for dinner.
With a rustic ambience and efficient service, Haldi showcases culinary gems such as Tandoori Pomfret, boti kabab, bharwan tandoori kumbh in the starter section. The paya shorba is to die for and was bursting with flavours, in the main course it is a good idea to try the Hyderabadi Biyani, Nalli khaas and Haleem which were cooked to perfection.
Meeting and Conference venues at Novotel Hyderabad Airport offer state-of-the-art professional and administrative facilities with a capacity to host up to 400 guests. The events and banquets space for up to 2000 guests are designed with all amenities for both business and social events. The hotel is well equipped to handle conferences, weddings, exhibitions and meetings without any hassles. Novotel Hyderabad Airport also accommodates a huge sports arena with a tennis court, basketball court, a sandpit volleyball court and a splendid outdoor swimming pool facing the restaurant. All guests staying at Premier Rooms and Suites can enjoy exclusive access to the Premier Lounge for breakfast, complimentary evening cocktails, or merely for lounging. Premier Floor guests can also pre-book the complementary conference room accompanied with a flat screen TV for private meetings during their stay.
It is a good idea to enjoy a lavish Sunday brunch at The Square, Novotel’s signature restaurant designed with Asian and European influences. There is something for everyone’s palate in this expansive restaurant. In all Novotel hotels throughout the world, the bar is simply known as ‘The Bar’. The bar at the Novotel Hyderabad Airport presents a diverse selection of beverages including cocktails wines, shooters, spirits and beer. Located in the grand lobby, the bar is a great place to indulge and let your hair down. Guests traveling by flights can check-in well in advance at the kiosk located at the lobby to avoid last minute hassles at the busy Hyderabad airport.
Novotel Hyderabad Airport hotel is an architectural masterpiece with multiple elegant spaces with many options for every ceremony and event for weddings. The hotel provides a resort like atmosphere with a serene stay away from the city hustle bustle yet not far from the main city. Weddings at Novotel Hyderabad Airport are grand, beautiful and enjoyable for guests as well as the bride and groom. The team specializes in Telugu, Marwadi, and Punjabi wedding to Fusion Wedding which is planned to perfection after incorporating authentic touches tailored specifically to meet the guest’s needs. The architecturally-sound lobby, an up-to-date lounge bar, swanky restaurants and banquet areas makes Novotel Hyderabad Airport a sought-after wedding venue in the city. Internationally-trained chefs help wedding guests design the perfect menu for their big day.
With enough to keep a guest busy and entertained whether it is a business traveler or someone who is visiting the city of Nizams for a holiday, Novotel Hyderabad Airport is like a destination in itself!
Address: Rajiv Gandhi Intl Airport, Hyderabad, 500409, India
Phone: +91 40 6625 0000