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“Relaxed weekend” 5 of 5 stars
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The Retreat
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Taj Nagari Phase -1 | Near Prateek Enclave, Shilpgram Road, Agra 282 001, India   |  
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Ranked #12 of 111 Hotels in Agra
New Delhi, India
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Relaxed weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The hotel has lovely, spotless rooms, very well maintained pool, a nice restaurant serving excellent food at reasonable rates and very attentive and helpful staff. The breakfast buffet deserves a special mention as it had a wide variety of indian and english breakfast items.The puris though, should be served hot. The hotel is very close to the Taj Mahal and it's fun to hire a horse cart (tonga) to and from Taj. Thanks to Mr. Ahmad and the reception staff - Sheeba, Faizal and Ashish, we had a lovely stay.By the way, free wi-fi is a big plus.

Room Tip: Most peaceful rooms are on the first floor or the ones overlooking the pool on the second floor.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Had a nice stay at the Retreat. Had a bit of a mixup on registration but Danish sorted it all out for us. All other inquires were looked after really well. The restaurant was good. The hotel is well situated near the Taj Mahal. After we left we realized that we had left one of our iPads in the safe. The safes are small so the only way to get everything in is to push the iPad against the back wall of the safe. When we checked before we left we didn't see it because it is the same colour and size as the inside of the safe.
If any staff member wants to check again and receive a $100 reward we really think it could be still there against the back wall. The manager has the contact information if it is found ( it is password locked so no use to anyone else)

Stayed March 2014
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Good budget boutique option in Agra. The rooms are decent without being large, the breakfast is good and the staff are courteous. We took a dip in the pool - a bit chilly and no sun on it in the afternoon but very refreshing! We tried room service for dinner and the general consensus was that the food was pretty average. Best to eat out. It's true that it is not on the most attractive road but you can't have everything!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bhopal, India
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Stayed in this hotel for 2 days while on private visit to Dayalbagh. This is hidden gem with full value for money. The food is good with complimentory breakfast in the morning that has everything. Real real value for money. Very clean and up to date.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Room was big, clean, airy, quiet. Breakfast was excellent. Its a short tuk-tuk ride from the Taj. The staff were very pleasant. Only issue is its not on the nicest street - the street was very dark at night and quite dirty. But having stayed in several hotels in Agra over the years, I can say that this is definitely one of the best value and I would certainly consider staying again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Spent a night. Hotel is as good as any other foreign country Hotel. Comfortable bed, clean hallways, good service. Hotel could add iron and ironing board and given that roads are dusty outside shoeshine service would be really helpful.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This hotel is new, so it's clean with modern decor. The staffs are friendly and wifi is free are pretty much the positive thing i can say. First of all, the time I was there this January 2014, there is a construction right next door and the noise starts from 10am and goes on continuously till 5pm, i could not sleep and rest because the noise is so annoying. There is no hot water so I showered with cold water. The heater doesn't warm up enough to keep the room warm, it was freezing inside the room. If you happen to have a problem or trouble between 4am to 7am, there's no one in the front desk to ask for help nor anybody. Tried calling all the extensions and no one answered.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Taj Nagari Phase -1 | Near Prateek Enclave, Shilpgram Road, Agra 282 001, India
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Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #12 of 111 Hotels in Agra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
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