I stay for one night in this hotel on my Delhi-Jaipur-Pushkar-Agra trip. I chose this 5-star hotel to end my Golden Triangle trip, which was also my first trip to India. I can't be happy enough I save the best for last!! This hotel has everything I want for luxury stay in Agra; big swimming pool, spa, modern gym, a huge and nicely set garden, just to name a few. From outside it looks like a fort, but from inside it is more like maharajah palace. The lobby was amazingly beautiful with high ceiling and very detail decoration.
I booked Deluxe Room and I got special discount for low season. The rate was including breakfast and free wi-fi.
The hotel is close to Taj Mahal, less than 10 minutes driving if you want to catch the Taj at sunrise. There are several hotels located near Wyndham Grand and most of them are also 5 star hotels. The hotel looks so grand and solid with very high gate from outside, security check is thoroughly strict so you will feel very safe inside the hotel.
I arrived at 8 pm that night after long trip by car from Jaipur. During check-in (which was quite fast), the staff gave me welcome drink, cold towel and took care my luggage. Initially I was given the room next to the elevator. I asked them to change the room as there were a lot of local guests at that time making loud talk, I was afraid it will disturb my sleep. After 10 minutes waiting, they gave me the room 263 at the end of the block, the furthest from elevator. I was so happy; beside it was very quiet, the view was also good, one side facing the huge garden and on the other side facing swimming pool. During that night (probably it's regular), I can hear a slight traditional Indian music performed on the stage housed in the garden. It didn't disturb me, instead it added the Indian ambience on my stay.
Impressively huge for what you call a Deluxe room! It was clean, fresh and has big windows facing pool and garden outside. It has big living room with gigantic wooden cabinet, wooden table, high standing mirror and full set of couches. It also has electric heater that built like firewood place, very nice (although I didn't need it at all!). LCD TV with decent number of international channels. The bed, the pillows, the sheet, all were heavenly. Air condition worked very well. There are study desk and dining table as well. Wi-fi speed was very good, I posted a lot of photos from my laptop and it was free (included in the rate). You need to contact the front desk for password, though. If you want to use wi-fi for your mobile-phone, you need to register your mobile first to front desk for security reason. Safety deposit box is inside the wooden cabinet.
Spacious, but rather plain than the rest of the room. The big cubicle shower was so amazing with multi faucets panels and big rain shower. It was my first time to have a multi faucets shower in hotel room and I really enjoyed my shower more than ever. LOL. The toilettries were standard, not really special, and there were also hair dryer and magnifying mirror. All taps and switch worked well. Clean thick towels, slippers and bathrobe were provided, as expected.
Most of them are friendly, helpful and speak good English. No hassle at all. They were quick in response and always greet you with smile everytime they passed you.
On my first night, I ordered the hotel's signature club sandwich. They delivered it exactly within 30 minutes as they said to me when I made order. It was huge sandwich but very good; pricey but worth it regarding the taste, the late night and the fact that I was too tired to go to any restaurants outside the hotel.
Breakfast was what you expected for 5-star hotel, with decent variations and fresh & tasty food. Many of them were Indian food. However, at that time, the restaurant were very crowded, some guests needed to wait for a while to get table.
The hotel has a modern gym, salon and spa with huge treatment room and jacuzzi. The swimming pool is now in fully function after the renovation and it was very nice during the hot days. Lot of sunbed and also gazebo around the pool. However I noted no staff attended the pool bar at that time.
I didn't try the gym and spa although looked very nice.
In overall, I recommended this hotel for your stay in Agra, especially if you want to see the Taj Mahal. I think it has good value for a luxurious hotel, with unique garden setting and beautiful interior. Will I come back? Absolutely!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wyndham Grand located in the city of Taj, has been built on 18 acres of land with a large frontage. A beautiful hotel property inspired by the intricacy of Mughal architecture with splendid lawns, fountains and ancient interiors that take you back to an era of emperors and princes with the modern facilities. A masterpiece of architecture it is built on ''Mughal Theme'' with world class modern hi-tech amenities. It is attracting global leisure & business Tourists. The royal ambience, the intricate craftsmanship and the beautiful landscape makes it the most preferred destination in the itinerary of tourists. A visual delight for holiday makers as it revives the grandeur of the Mughal Emperors.Wyndham Grand Agra is perfect for an extended break with its idyllic settings, perfect location and world–class amenities. The hotel has 160 spacious suites and rooms. It offers many leisure options, including a large swimming pool and a luxury spa. The hotel has a variety of dining options, The Orient Café, Jharokha, Pakhtoon, Zaiqa serve authentic Mughalai , Indian and international cuisines. While Mharo Gaon, the village theme speciality restaurant is one of the major attractions in the city. Experience the heavenly beauty of Agra in all its tranquil glory. Recreated and preserved to awaken and rejuvenate your senses … to make you experience pure bliss. We offer many facilities, such as:-• Agra’s largest swimming pool with a submerged Pool Bar • Al-Sehat (Spa), Gymnasium, Steam & Sauna• Ta-Dhin (Discotheque)• Kiddies Playground with slides• Lobby & Lounge • Conference & Banquet Halls • Banquet Lawns • Reception, Luggage Store & Travel desk• Wireless internet connectivity• Tennis Court/ Basketball court • Mughal Garden. Our rooms are well integrated with the following features:- Entertainment: • LCD TV with remote • DVD Player • Cable channels Bed Features: • Bed side electronic control panels • Telephone/ cordless • International direct dialling telephones lines Dining: • 24 hours room service • Minibar • Tea/Coffee maker Rooms Features: • Non-Smoking rooms • In-room amenities • Air conditioning • Direct dial telephone • Electrical outlet at desk level • Bathrobes • Bathroom amenities • Hair dryer • Safe • Bathroom telephone • High-speed internet access / WiFi (Surcharge) • Bathtub/shower • Iron and ironing board (On Request)• Minibar • Newspaper on request ... more less
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