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Sterling Agra
Ranked #20 of 147 Hotels in Agra
Reviewed May 30, 2013

We enjoyed our stay here. Rooms are spacious, modern and exceptionally clean. Staff were friendly and helpful. Great value for money. Situated very close to the main attraction of the Taj - in fact there is a great view of the it from the roof top of the hotel which was nice little preview! Breakfast was fantastic also. Would definitely recommend this to others.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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RajmahalHotelAgra, Manager at Sterling Agra, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2013

13 June 2013
Dear Guest

Greetings from Rajmahal Hotel Agra, TajNagari Phase II Agra. Thank you for choosing Rajmahal as your preferred destination.

We are extremely delighted to receive such a positive and heart-warming feedback from your end.

It's customers like you who keep giving us the positive feedback which definitely gives our team members the thrust to perform even better.

On behalf of our entire staff here at Rajmahal we thank you for your business and we hope to see you again when your travel plans bring you back to Agra.

Sincerely

Ravindra Singh
Deputy General Manager

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

every thing was so nice no problem ,staff was so comfortable i will recommend it .nice view of the taj from the roof top & room .food was ex lent.staff was so prompt.when we arrive at the hotel we got the welcome drink and garlanding .hotel was so clean with the swimming pool .

The Room rate was very comfortable .it was the full value of the money.will recommend it again and again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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RajmahalHotelAgra, Manager at Sterling Agra, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2013

13 June 2013
Dear Guest

Greetings from Rajmahal Hotel Agra, TajNagari Phase II Agra. Thank you for choosing Rajmahal as your preferred destination.

We are extremely delighted to receive such a positive and heart-warming feedback from your end.

It's customers like you who keep giving us the positive feedback which definitely gives our team members the thrust to perform even better.

On behalf of our entire staff here at Rajmahal we thank you for your business and we hope to see you again when your travel plans bring you back to Agra.

Sincerely

Ravindra Singh
Deputy General Manager

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

Its a nice and quite hotel near to Taj Mahal. Our one night stay on business purpose was comfortable. The hosts are very interactive and the GM- Mr. Ravindra personally paid attention to our needs and shared the experience. Breakfast was amazing and really enjoyed masala chai.

Way to go Raj Mahal!

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

Nice enough hotel though had to change rooms as the safe key for our room was missing. We arrived here when HOLI was being celebrated and Agra was full of people celebrating Colour everywhere and people riding up and down on motorbikes The room we ended up in was ok overlooking a derelict area where we watched kids roaming around The hotel had a swimming pool which we were going to try but it didnt look so good so we gave it a pass We had dinner in the restaurant which was good Had a choice between a la carte and buffet and chose buffet as we were hungry Choices were good for the price we paid and again the staff were very attentive to "SIR" We visited the Taj Mahal at sunrise and went back for breakfast which again was buffet and was good enough "SIR" paid the bill and MADAM tipped the doorman Overall I think it was one of the good hotels to stay in AGRA

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Looked Ok ish from the outside and reception was small, which seemed to set the tone, the place felt cramped and was. The room whilst adequate for one night was small with too much crammed into it, the extractor fan exterior cover was broken in the bathroom which meant the local mosquito population had free access to your blood throughout the stay. Having killed about 20 without any letup we resorted to shutting the bathroom door with the fan on extract, cleared the bedroom, plastered on the deet and hunkered down for the night! Not particularly clean as the mosquito hunt uncovered the inch of dust on top of the wardrobe. Breakfast was uninspiring with indifferent staff. It may be good for local sights but this is one hotel that the tour companies need to take off their list of venues as we wouldn't stay there again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

We booked this hotel by phone from Udaipur. Some of the reviews on Trip Advisor gave pause for concern but we decided to take a chance. The reservations manager we spoke to, Samar, was very helpful, gave us a reasonable rate and called us several times to confirm. On arrival he introduced himself and checked in with us periodically to ensure all was fine. He even helped me download photos onto a stick via his computer when my photo card filled up.

The room was fine; we were there in a cold spell and were immediately given extra blankets and a heater upon request. We had more than ample hot water. We had a "Taj view" but really, it's a stretch to say that as its pretty far away.

We found the food to be good and the waiters very attentive even though on the second night and morning they were really busy with several large family groups. I could possibly see the potential for things to go south... or maybe other travellers had much higher expectations but we found this place met our needs. Yes, wireless only in the lobby but it worked. We had no issues with the lift but often took the stairs (better to stay in shape). Don't expect any kind of views. The location was good, an easy drive to all the attractions. We only ate breakfast and dinner and slept and didn't need or want any more, therefore it "worked for us".

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

I am writing this review for the benefit of all the couples who are planning to stay at this hotel!

I visited Agra in recently, and had stayed at this hotel. I had read the reviews about this hotel, and ignored some of the not so good reviews, because the room looked real nice- MY BAD!

The first night was ok. However, WHILE I WAS BUSY VISITING THE TAJ NEXT DAY, THE HOTEL STAFF PACKED MY LUGGAGE IN MY ABSENCE AND CHECKED ME OUT. And this happened when i had specifically informed the reception guy in the morning that i was planning to stay, and they should get my room cleaned and replenish the coffee/tea bags.

Of course, i got to know this when i reached back to the hotel in the evening. The lady manager started snapping at me with an accusatory tone that why was my mobile was switched off! She also started shouting that its their policy to give room only for a day at a stretch, and that they informed this to me at my arrival, which they never did!!

I demanded that they call the guy who was present in the morning, which they never did.

I had also put in a note in my room - "Please put extra milk packs for tomorrow". I guess the staff didn't understand the simplest English, or they chose to ignore it.

SO, THERE I WAS, STUCK IN AGRA, WITH MY WIFE, AND WITHOUT A ROOM. As to why they did this, the only logical conclusion I could derive was - THEY GOT ANOTHER INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMER WITH DEEPER POCKETS! Yes, they seemed to be negotiating with another customer in parallel!!! - Some nerves!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Taj Nagari Phase II A C | Fatehabad Rd, Agra 282001, India (Formerly Rajmahal Hotel Agra)
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra District > Agra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 147 Hotels in Agra
Price Range: $31 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sterling Agra 3.5*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Go on a tryst with history at Sterling Agra in the city that leaves one marveling at the wonderful Mughal architecture. With a sparkling swimming pool, spa, multi cuisine restaurant and our dedicated staff, we are there to ensure that you have a truly lavish and memorable stay. ... more   less 
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