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The Retreat
Ranked #26 of 147 Hotels in Agra
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Good location in Agra - quite close to the Taj. Quite a big hotel - rooms are quite good. Found the front desk to be very friendly but delivery was a bit lacking - we had to remind them several times that we were waiting for bags in and out of storage. I guess most people would be in Agra primarily for the the Taj, and it is well suited for that....

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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RetreatAgra, Director of Sales at The Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

Dear Guest,

Greetings of the day from team - The Retreat !!!

We are extremely delighted to note that you had a great experience during your recent stay at The Retreat. We are glad to acknowledge that you liked our property, swimming pool, food However; your elaborate feedback & positive comments are the source of motivation to the team for the services provided, which we are confident to take up to the next level. We value your patronage and looking forward in welcoming you, your family & friends to re-live an enjoyable and memorable experience.

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The Retreat Team!!

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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Well, after all the negative feedback I would like to say how much we enjoyed staying at the Retreat. At first it looked a bit odd - like a modern spaceship that had just landed, as the surroundings are nothing like it. However, once welcomed inside we found it was really
comfortable and everything was to a very high standard. We liked the location - never before had I seen donkeys trotting along outside a hotel - and very near Taj Mahal. The dining room staff were friendly, courteous and helpful. The room was nice and the shower was brilliant. My only criticism would be that (like some other hotels) they miss the opportunity to celebrate India and where they are. The pictures in the rooms should show India! Lovely Indian music would be nice too. As tourists believe me we love all that stuff!! We can get inoffensive art and musak at home (yuk). We went to the Taj Mahal show and it was FAB, great value and we got a balloon and a photo with the stars!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Joyce B
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RetreatAgra, Director of Sales at The Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

Dear Guest,

Greetings of the day from team - The Retreat !!!

We are extremely delighted to note that you had a great experience during your recent stay at The Retreat. We are glad to acknowledge that you liked our property, swimming pool, food However; your elaborate feedback & positive comments are the source of motivation to the team for the services provided, which we are confident to take up to the next level. We value your patronage and looking forward in welcoming you, your family & friends to re-live an enjoyable and memorable experience.

Regards

The Retreat Team!!

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Reviewed April 10, 2013

I agree that the location is not great but the hotel was clean, the rooms large enough and clean and plenty of hot water , the staff helpful and friendly, wiping the seats dry and bringing my husband a towel at the pool even though he was swimming in the rain? I think the breakfast was one of our best on the trip as staff on duty cooking omelettes etc as well as a good selection of fruit etc. We enjoyed the experience of watching a wedding progess down the road with music and dancing.
I would certainly recommend this hotel

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank ASC123
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RetreatAgra, Director of Sales at The Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

Dear Guest,

Greetings of the day from team - The Retreat !!!

We are extremely delighted to note that you had a great experience during your recent stay at The Retreat. We are glad to acknowledge that you liked our property, swimming pool, food However; your elaborate feedback & positive comments are the source of motivation to the team for the services provided, which we are confident to take up to the next level. We value your patronage and looking forward in welcoming you, your family & friends to re-live an enjoyable and memorable experience.

Regards

The Retreat Team!!

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Reviewed March 29, 2013

i really had a bad experience in the hotel. The hotel was not up to the mark. Rooms were stinking like boiled eggs and worse part of the room was its bathroom. Locaton of the hotel is very poor rather service is better than other department. Breakfast seemed to be the formality and was very bad. Hotel building look like under construction.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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2  Thank ashish345
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RetreatAgra, Director of Sales at The Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

Dear Guest,

Greetings of the day from team - The Retreat !!!

We are extremely sad & disheartened to acknowledge that you had a not-so-great experience during your recent stay at The Retreat Hotel. We thank you for your feedback and have made a note of the displeasure caused But we assure you that we will leave no stone un-turned to ensure that all the guests who stay with us leave the hotel with pleasant memories to share back home. We value your patronage and looking forward in welcoming you, your family & friends again for a memorable experience.

Wishing you & your family a pleasant & healthy life ahead !

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Reviewed March 27, 2013

The hotel is well situated for a visit to the Taj Mahal. This is a nice hotel in a run down area. Our room was spacious with a very nice bathroom and appeared clean until I lost something and had to look under the bed (not so clean there!) The food was the same on both nights and not very tasty. We had much better meals with a choice during our tour of Rajasthan in other hotels.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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RetreatAgra, Director of Sales at The Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

Dear Guest,

Greetings of the day from team - The Retreat !!!

We are extremely delighted to note that you had a great experience during your recent stay at The Retreat. We are glad to acknowledge that you liked our property, swimming pool, food However; your elaborate feedback & positive comments are the source of motivation to the team for the services provided, which we are confident to take up to the next level. We value your patronage and looking forward in welcoming you, your family & friends to re-live an enjoyable and memorable experience.

Regards

The Retreat Team!!

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We stayed at the Retreat hotel in Agra for one night. This hotel is ideally situated, in terms of getting to the Taj Mahal, although generally the area is fairly run down even by Indian standards. Fair to say that Agra as a town leaves a lot to be desired and so the positioning of the hotel is academic. Check in was quick & efficient . We had a superior room (107) which overlooks some wasteland and is far enough away from the road to be inconsequential in terms of noise. At the time of writing there was building work on the other side of the hotel from our room and this was audible, but had stopped by our return at around 19:00. The room was clean, large and comfortable, just what you need after the mayhem of Agra and the crowds of the Taj Mahal. The bathroom was clean with lots of hot water to get rid of the dust and grime.
We ate in the restaurant that night and the quality of the food was good although at a premium relative to 'local' restaurants prices which means that you pain something like £1.50 more for a main course! Alcoholic drinks are expensive but a beer hits the spot after a day in the sun. We chose Al a Carte in preference to the buffet. The reasoning for this being, that whilst the buffet was extensive, in our experience has a greater risk of gastric problems due to the fact that you have no idea how long the food has been in the trays and kept warm. Suffice to say we had no problems in this respect. The breakfast had a good selection of dished, although do not compare this what one would get in a European hotel.
The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi and has a well maintained swimming pool. We would stay at this hotel again and would have no problem recommending it to other travellers. Al we would say is do not compare Indian hotel in terms of star rating to those in Europe. A pleasurable experience.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank cerberusuk
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RetreatAgra, Director of Sales at The Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

Dear Guest,

Greetings of the day from team - The Retreat !!!

We are extremely delighted to note that you had a great experience during your recent stay at The Retreat. We are glad to acknowledge that you liked our property, swimming pool, food However; your elaborate feedback & positive comments are the source of motivation to the team for the services provided, which we are confident to take up to the next level. We value your patronage and looking forward in welcoming you, your family & friends to re-live an enjoyable and memorable experience.

Regards

The Retreat Team!!

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

I only stayed here one night but it was the best hotel I stayed in while travelling around India. The rooms are spacious, clean, quiet, comfortable with very nice bathroom. The staff are friendly and the food good. I felt very comfortable here, the only little problem I had was no hot water - however, talking to other guests, they didnt have this problem so it may have just been me.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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RetreatAgra, Director of Sales at The Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

Dear Guest,

Greetings of the day from team - The Retreat !!!

We are extremely delighted to note that you had a great experience during your recent stay at The Retreat. We are glad to acknowledge that you liked our property, swimming pool, food However; your elaborate feedback & positive comments are the source of motivation to the team for the services provided, which we are confident to take up to the next level. We value your patronage and looking forward in welcoming you, your family & friends to re-live an enjoyable and memorable experience.

Regards

The Retreat Team!!

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Address: Taj Nagari Phase -1 | Prateek Enclave, Shilpgram Road Near Taj Mahal, Agra 282001, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra District > Agra
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #26 of 147 Hotels in Agra
Price Range: $36 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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