My Southern Indian friend and I stayed at this hotel for one night as part of our recent Golden Triangle tour. The hotel was chosen for us by our independent Indian tour operator who had been recommended to me by a friend.
This was the only hotel that I was unsure about before commencing my tour, due to previous Tripadvisor reviews, and I was right, don’t get me wrong, it is clean and the room was spacious but it has no character. But this is likely to be the same for the whole of Agra, a place that I would not choose to visit if it was not for the Taj Mahal, which is truly wonderful.
I asked at reception in the evening if we could have coffee delivered to the room at 5.15am before our sunrise visit to the Taj and was told “phone room service in the morning”. When I did there was no answer, or from reception, so I went downstairs and was told that “room service” started at 6am. (A bit late when you are leaving for sunrise at the Taj at the same time!) But the guy there did eventually arrange coffee for us (chargeable of course!). I did find this somewhat ridiculous for a hotel that obviously mainly caters for guests doing the same thing as ourselves.
This is the only hotel we stayed in throughout our whole tour without a kettle and coffee in the room! (It had a fridge full of cold drinks for us to buy though!) Breakfast, after the sunrise visit to the Taj, was so-so, and at dinner the night before we’d felt rushed, plus despite wine being on the drinks list, they had no white wine in stock.
I have passed on my concerns to my tour operator, I don’t blame him at all due to the quality of the other hotels we stayed in, (see my reviews of the Florence Inn Delhi, Hotel Mahal Khandela Jaipur and Ranthambore Regency), which were all excellent. I’m sure he will not use this hotel again as he welcomes the feedback from his clients.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Siris 18, a concept in hospitality based purely on the growing demand of travelers for an option of luxury at affordable prices. A promise to serve with compassion and care. In today's modern times, where one is under enormous pressure from work & competition, we at Siris 18 ensure that you are welcomed always by a smiling face. A boutique full service hotel with 2 Restaurants ,Food cooked with such passion that it lends a mother's touch. A beer bar with karaoke & massage Rooms Neat & clean environs & the hosts so friendly, that you want to keep coming back. A documentary on Agra is showcased everyday free of cost to fill in the gaps. We at Siris 18 believe that quality & hospitality are not the domain of the large but it is more about attitude & commitments.COME EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Siris 18 Hotel Agra