A dictionary defines "guest house" as a bed-and-breakfast place. Masala Guest House is a deviation from the definition, and also the norm. It will give you a bed (more specifically, a double bed), but you have to fend for your own breakfast; this meal isn't served complimentary here, as it is in almost all other guest houses.
Though we cannot vouch for its nutrition value, a breakfast can be consumed at the adjoining Masala Restaurant
, which is run by the same management. And even if you choose not to do so, the tang of food from the restaurant will, in all likelihood, besiege your nostrils, envelope your surroundings, follow you around like your shadow.
Because of its proximity to the restaurant, pungency pervades all of Masala Guest House, including its five bedrooms. Apart from this, they are uniform in every other respect, too - they are all equipped with double beds, air-conditioners, televisions with cable connections, cupboards and attached bathrooms.
Their rental cost is the same too - Rs. 1,100 per day, which is a stunning Rs. 2,150 less than the lowest asking price for a room at Mapple Inn
, located on the same road. A common dining area, located on the 1st floor, is open to guest usage at Masala, as is the cheerful casual lounge on the first floor, and the connecting sunlit balcony.
So, the tariff is very reasonable; the location excellent (Masala Guest House stands on Road No. 36, Jubilee Hills). If you can stand the omnipresent smell of food and do not adhere to a standard notion of cleanliness, by all means, book a room at Masala Guest House. And yes, walk-ins are most welcome, too.