I am a bit late writing this review but I do wanted to say that this was a surprisingly great visit! This hotel was booked for us as part of a Golden Triangle tour (budget Option.) I was very skeptical of the area upon arrival and due to the lodgings in Agra being of very poor quality, I wanted to be SURE this was suffice before our driver left us for the night.
We were put in a two room/room next to the check in area. We had hot water, a comfortable bed, spacious accommodations , frig, tv and nice bathroom. The room got chilled at night. They gave us a blower (portable heater) but I don’t really think it did much, Not sure if we were hitting something wrong or the heater/blower was just too old and out of heat coils but none the less this place was MUCH MUCH better than the Agra hotel.
The owner was very friendly and talked with us. He walked with us to the roof where there were hundreds of kites flying in the air. We watched the sunset together. The entire staff was more than accommodating. The dinner was a tad spicy but the breakfast was very nice. The guy working the restaurant was so humble to us.
We were going to “attempt” to walk around the area because we met some very nice people from Australia who informed us there was a Bazaar within walking distance. Yet we only walked up to the block and my husband decided against it.
As mentioned the area is skeptical but maybe it could have been there are not many Black-Americans that travel to the region so everyone stared at us. There was a guy that almost wrecked his motorcycle looking at us. People stopped their cars looking at us, came from their windows looking at us , by no means did I feel threatened but my husband felt the crowd was becoming too large so maybe we shouldn’t continue the walk.
There is a puppet show in the evening. I was going to go to the room to relax but the guy asked me to watch his show. He asked me to buy a puppet. I offered to buy one, he wanted me to buy two I told him I didn’t want two. We went around in circles. I told him after his performance I would see.
Well I decided that no one back home could use a puppet so after about 3 or 4 people purchased a puppet he came back to me. When I told him I didn’t want the puppet at all he seemed to get angry. All I can say is he should have taken the sale for the one puppet when I offered. I did give them a tip because I stayed to watch the puppet show. I could have been in my room relaxing. Rather than that I have no issues. The Wi-fi was wonderful I had been without communication to the US for a few days so it was good to have.
I would surely stay here again. I added some picture and as usual email me with any questions!
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