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“Good budget room” 4 of 5 stars
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Shanti Lodge
Chowk Kagjiyan South Gate | South Gate, Taj Mahal, Agra 282001, India   |  
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Ranked #72 of 111 Hotels in Agra
Chorley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good budget room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Shanti Lodge is budget accommodation with a view of the Taj and I cannot fault our stay here. We looked at four rooms before we settled on one on the top floor next to the restaurant. The room was spacious, had AC, hot water, TV and view of the Taj and although it was next door to the restaurant we were not disturbed by any noise. The location is excellent, great views from the restaurant and a short walk to both the south and east gates of the Taj. Staff were very happy to show us different room options (there are some that are very dark and would be noisy as they are next to the road) and changed the sheets on the bed on our request.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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New Delhi, India
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The best part is you can have an unhindered view of Taj from its rooftop all day long.
Only half a kilometers away from the south gate of Taj the hotel is located amidst hustle-and-bustle of a busy market area
Rooms are not small but certainly not well-lit or decored. Hotel attendants are good and co-operative.
Food is good but costly. But it worth - the view of Taj while enjoying your meal.
May be those are the reason that indians avoid this place.
At the end you will certainly relish those moments you spend on its rooftop restaurant.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Stinking bathroom.
Monkeys and birds dancing the tango on the tin roof all night
No bin.
Broken washbasin tap.
No hot water.
Broken TV.
Chronic street noise.
Mosquito infestation due to I'll fitting windows.
Its as bad as they say.
Nice view though

Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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New Delhi, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Our Experience with Hotel Shanti Lodge was just terrible. There was no management at all. Rooms were dirty, without basic needs such as TV set top box, remote, dustbin etc. The bathroom fittings was like nothing. They have provide us a mug to take bath after several requests. There was no service at all. We can't advice anybody to go there to stay, it will be like torturing them.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service

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Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

you get what you pay for.
people in this place were always willing to help,which was great. very friendly. we had a good time.
also has a nice view fromt he rooftop,where you can get a drink or some food

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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4 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We arrived in Agra late at night at about 11.45, most places close at 12, we found the 'Shanti Lodge' and unfortunately did not have time to find anywhere else. We were unwelcomed by a incredibly rude guy at the counter, who was not at all friendly, he took us up to a room he had available, and was disgusting, it smelt, the fan didn't work, the toilet was broken, no hot water, and the floor was completely soaked as there was some kind of leak somewhere. We then went down and had to sign in (was not allowed to wait until the morning), he demanded money in a rude tone, no please \ thank you etc, just a really stubborn, horrible man. We wished we never stayed there

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

nice place to view tajmahal from the top restaurant, warm and nice people.And the veg restaurant just opposite, very convenient.
nice place to view tajmahal from the top restaurant, warm and nice people.And the veg restaurant just opposite, very convenient.


  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Address: Chowk Kagjiyan South Gate | South Gate, Taj Mahal, Agra 282001, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #72 of 111 Hotels in Agra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 38
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