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“Best Taj Mahal View Ever”
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Hotel Saniya Place
Ranked #95 of 147 Hotels in Agra
Reviewed December 9, 2013

5min walk from the Taj Mahal, nice staff and fair price. The best budget pick in Agra, as far as I've heard. You can also have some nice food facing the Taj, which is perfect for resting if you are doing the one-day-stay in Agra.

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Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

We booked at this hotel well in advance over the phone, and I called the night before to confirm our arrival time at Agra train station at 9.15pm. In spite of arriving at the hotel at 9.45pm, the hotel had given our room away.

There was no apology, no remorse and no explanation. They tried to tell us that we were late but we saw our name and details written down in their reservation book so they knew what time to expect us - they even had our phone number so could have called if there was any uncertainty.

The staff were rude and showed no concern for our safety and were quite happy to leave two young girls to wander the streets looking for a room for the night at 10pm.

We urge you: PLEASE don't stay here. If you book and arrive in the evening, the chances are they will have given your room away to the highest bidder by the time you arrive - it's all a massive con. By the looks of the other reviews you don't want to stay here anyway.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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1  Thank Claire P
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

The rooftop restaurant gives the best view of the Taj Mahal. Rooms are basic, but reasonable and clean. The bathroom smelled a bit, but we spoke with the manager and he said that he would take care of it. The service was great overall and very helpful. Also, they let us store our bags all day and use their WiFi, which was a nice bonus. The hotel is really close to the Taj - about a 10 minute walk.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Great value hotel! Wonderful location and the staff is very friendly and helpful. The restaurant has a breathtaking view, although the food is not very good (although that seems consistent with the other restaurants in the neighborhood)

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

Read the reviews below and ignore the fake ones - avoid this place. I only wish we had read below before booking. Our room and toilet was filthy and damp with mould on wall and ceiling. The view from restaurant is great but food is not good. (The one potential positive is that some painters had arrived the day we left).

Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
1  Thank LoopyLouRTW
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

The receptionist is the unfriendliest person i met. Offensive and always trying to sell, taxi, Taj Mahal tours and so on.
The room was bad too. It smelt like a public toilet and the bathroom of course even worst. Everything was old, wet and bad looking.
My opinion. Stay away from this hotel. Btw,we had a deluxe room. So I don't want to know a standard look in this weak and unfriendly environment. I really can't underrated how this hotel got in the lonely planet. Worst recomendation of lonely planet ever!

  • Stayed: November 2013
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3  Thank Richie1983hamburh
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

We did not stay here but we did eat here four or five times. The view that the pictures show is accurate. The Shanti is the only other place with as good as view. I like this place. It is like a little garden on a roof with pretty darn good food. It isn't expensive, has a mixture of western, Chinese and Indian food, and has nice service. I ate here more often than I did anywhere else for the week I was in Pushkar. It is definitely worth a climb up the stairs for this place.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Chowk Kagziyan Taj Ganj | Taj Ganj, Agra 282001, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra District > Agra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #95 of 147 Hotels in Agra
Price Range: $10 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Saniya Palace is a perfectly located budget hotel in city of heart and five minutes walking distance from Taj Mahal, & 2.5 km Agra fort. We are in old city of Agra full of tradition and Mughal culture, even old market of Agra is walking distance from hotel. We have one of the best terraces with the view of Taj Mahal. We provide multi cuisine. We provide free WIFI in all rooms and restaurant. All clients relax on the terrace on their arrival to watch Taj Mahal with some drinks. We provide free pick up service during the day from the Agra Cannt station. We always try to do our best service for our clients. We provide city tour of Agra with our believe persons. ... more   less 
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