I had read reviews of this hotel before we went and queried the choice with my Travel Adviser. He convinced me that we would like it and he was absolutely correct. It is from another era, the design, the furnishings, the staff uniforms etc and none the worse for that. Our room was spacious, with a huge fan in the ceiling - it wasn't too hot when we were there, so cannot say how effective it would be in the hot season. The rooms opened off a corridor which gave onto a huge lawn with tables and chairs where we had drinks in the evening, accompanied by Indian music at a distance. A puppeteer also set up a small theatre on the grass. I didn't expect the food to be any good from reviews I had read, but we had the buffet which was excellent and very good value. We didn't find the swimming pool until it was too late, but it looked very good - large and clean. It was not pleasant to walk anywhere from the Hotel - it is just off a very busy road, but the hotel itself was quiet.A good place to stay in Agra if you don't want to venture out for a wander around on foot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- THE GRAND IMPERIAL AGRA The Grand Imperial, is the only Heritage hotel in Agra, and takes you into a world of Victorian Era.The wide arches, and the red Lahori brick walls, is a blend of Colonial and Mughal Architecture.The Grand Imperial offers enough history to keep guests engrossed for days on end. There are special rooms, old mementos, photographs and macho stories of courage and velour that can be recounted over and over again. located in the heart of the city of Agra, the hot seat of the Mughal Empire, the 100 year old Grand Imperial is constructed of biscuit bricks commonly refer red to as Lahori bricks. Which were also used in the construction of the world renowned monument of love- The Taj Mahal and the Red Fort,Post World War II, the Imperial Hotel, as was then known, played hosts to distinguished guests such as The Crown Princes of England and Japan, Prince Aga Khan, Shri Moti Lal Nehru, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Jai Prakash Narayan and renowned cinema personalities such as Dilip Kumar, Madhubala and other. Its 16 Chamber of Princess Rooms and 14 Deluxe Rooms is a blend of the new modern comforts with old Heritage ambience. The property consists of old heritage, Victorian style arches, rooms with large areas and ceilings, wide corridors and spacious verandahs, open gardens etc.Enjoy the Victorian-Mughal Era, in the bar, with its array of excellent wines, and beers. The multi-cuisine restaurant, bar, health club, Spa, and lush lawns, makes your stay memorable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Grand Imperial, Agra Hotel Agra