Baseraa's brochure informs you that there are several reasons to visit Hyderabad, but it, modestly, forgets to mention that its Matka Biryani is one of them. Here's a hotel that has been around for nearly a quarter of a century, and has kept pace with the changing requirements of the "discerning business traveler".
Baseraa's proximity to the railway station and the airport, and its location in a locality that is extremely vibrant trade-wise, make it almost ideal for the man on the move. The fact that its bar, Outswinger
, serves the best beer in town doesn't hurt either.
But Baseraa's USP remains value for money. The rooms offer a sense of plush comfort. The hotel has 77 rooms, including 2 presidential suites and 4 executive rooms. One of the presidential suites is only a one-room affair, but offers a very cosy ambience. The executive rooms are secluded from the main body of the hotel, and are, rumouredly, extremely preferred by honey-mooners (some inside info there!).
Baseraa has a big open area that is quite popular for functions with the locals. It has three other banquet halls, each of which doubles up as a board room. Its multi-cuisine restaurant Mehfill
has a very nawabi flavor, complete with rose petals decorating the entrance. And its 24-hour coffee shop Pickles
plays host to several food-fests.
With big renovation plans in the pipeline, Baseraa demonstrates why it has not only withstood the test of time, but has grown stronger with the passage of it.