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Hotel Sheela

East Gate, Taj Ganj, Agra, India
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Ranked #51 of 117 Hotels in Agra
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Spokane, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We paid about $15 for an AC room in July and for that price, this was a fine place to stay for a night. The sheets had a bit of grease stain on them but bed was comfortable and we slept well. No issues with bugs getting in the room, and there were quite a few outside. AC worked well... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Obviously you don’t get to stay at the Tajmahal, so staying at hotel Sheela is probably the closest you can get to the monument. So close, that its entrance falls in the area around east gate which is cordoned off. The plus points first: 1) Location of the hotel is its main plus point. 2) A pleasant surprise is the... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Close to the east gate entrance of the Taj Mahal - and that's about it. By far the worst hotel during two trips around India. My bottom bed sheet was freshly stained and the pillowcase had most certainly been used before. No top sheet - only a blanket. God alone knows when that was last laundered. However the water for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Let's face it. Agra may not be the cleanest city and is actually noisy and dirty (some may even say that it is ugly expect for the Taj Mahal). So if you have a low budget and want to stay one night just to do a one day visit to the Taj Mahal (may be even visit Baby Taj), this... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We stayed at Hotel Sheela due to the proximity to the Taj Mahal. It was the perfect place for a sunrise visit via the quieter East Gate but that is all. The ticket office is 1km/10 min walk from Hotel Sheela so buy your ticket the day before if possible. Pros: 30 sec walk to the east gate Very good... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

A real shame of a place. Booked a room for me and a friend in early March for a night to see the Taj Mahal. The place is RIGHT by the east entrance on the Taj (The quieter easy entrance to enter from). It has a quiet garden and adequate restaurant but unlike the Lonely Planet review the room we... More 

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

this hotel is on the east gate, the one that opens early in the morning at 6 am. this is a place worth staying as it is very close, peaceful and serene.the chirping of the birds and insect sounds gud.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

LOVED LOVED LOVED everything about this hotel! If your on a small budget and want somewhere gorgeous, friendly and clean you just stay here! The staff are so helpful and really helped us with our transport from Agra to Varanasi (that was not easy!) They're dog JoJo is adorable and the restaurant does incredible food at a really good price!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Its located just a 5 min walk away from taj Manal. Very basic kind of hotel with no hot water facilities. Restaurant is okay. But U can try other hotels nearby to eat. Rooms R okay with normal bed. Its very much low budget hotel.

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Zhengzhou, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

i honestly enjoy my staying at Sheela. location is amazing: 1 min walk from the East Gate of the Taj! The room was ok. I honestly dont mind cold water. The restaurant serves decent overpriced food and the staff will never leave you alone always asking if you want to drink something. I was asked 300 rupees for a can... More 

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