Upon arrival, the desk clerk was selling the hotel and coming off a bit sleazy..."My friend, as our special guest, you are invited to use our Computer and Internet." Of course, once we use the computer and internet for five minutes, we are given a bill that was not mentioned previously. The room looked nice and new and the bathroom was clad in stone and was incredibly clean but the floor of the room had a uniform sticky coating on it and felt uncomfortable for bare feet. The hot water for the shower does not run 24 hours as mentioned on the website and one needs to request for it to be turned on if a shower is desired before the evening, this process taking about an hour or so. The location is good and bad which is to say that it is within walking distance of the nicest hotel in Agra and the east gate to the Taj Mahal but it is quite remote from the rest of the city. The streets are pretty much deserted after 7pm and look grim but allows for a restful night, the most quiet and restful night I had during my two weeks in India. The staff is strange: one waitor told me that I could tip him any amount I wanted before he even did anything for me, another staff member followed me down a hall and tried to walk into my room without saying a word for an unapparent reason and they all generally came off dodgy. The worst part of the hotel is the restaurant where they had a father son team perform a disturbing musical dance number at 7am where the father played a loud instrument and the son who could not have been more than 8 years old was wearing a lot of makeup and danced in an effeminate manner which included a lot of winking. I am also 99% positive that I got food poisoning from the eggs in their complimentary buffett breakfast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just located 550 meters from Taj mahal at Walking distance. 3 Star luxury hotel 34 centrally air conditioned rooms with modern interior design,a multi-cuisine restaurant(Bon-appetit), roof top swimming pool with the great of taj,rooftop restaurant with live music and two banquet hall of (250-300pax) capacity. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Taj Agra