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Mansingh Palace, Agra
Ranked #23 of 145 Hotels in Agra
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Too many tourists make hotels lazy”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

This hotel smells. From the moment we stepped out of the bus it was obvious, and it was still obvious inside the foyer. And it’s still there in our room. Drains. OK, I know that's a bad way to start, and to give them their due the smell was gone the next morning. But....
Compared to our hotel in Delhi, this just doesn’t cut it. It looks nice enough, and the rooms are spacious and well furnished – they look Indian. But the beds are rock hard, the fridge is cool, not cold, and for us Australians, who chose this hotel because unlike many in India it has a bar – the bar was closed. We were looking forward to a convivial evening (four of us are travelling) and we rock up to find that in honour of someone they’ve closed the bar. Which means no alcohol for room service or in the restaurants either. We also had to pay for the internet, which we haven’t had to pay for anywhere else in India. India is losing tourists because of recent assaults against women, but from our point of view we’d never come back to Agra because they are only interested in the tourist dollar, not the tourist.
Incidentally, inside the not very cold fridge were two small orange drinks. And the tea and coffee selection was appalling. Two lemon teas, an Earl Grey and one real tea. Creamer. What’s the problem in a country full of cows with providing a small jug of real milk in the fridge?
And no hot water when we got up at 5 for our journey to the Taj Mahal.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2013

We stayed in Mansingh Palace for 2 nights. The hotel probably has been a luxury hotel years ago, but today it needs restoration and the staff needs training. But still it is okay to stay there.
Our room (a standard room) was rather dark with a dull view but it was spacious and quite clean. If possible go for a room with a swimming pool view.
We liked the swimming pool area though the service there was poor. We had to wait for a long time to order and receive a sandwich.
We didn’t have dinner at the hotel, we didn’t trust it to be good after having tasted breakfast and lunch.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Perth, Australia
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86 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2013

We stayed here for one night in order to see the Taj Mahal, to which this hotel is close to.
The lobby is very spacious, I think to accommodate the large number of tour groups that appear to stay at this hotel. Our room was comfortable, with a view to the Taj Mahal - that was a surprise, good bathroom with a great shower. However, the room was looking a bit tired and in need of some renovations.
After viewing the Taj Mahal at sunrise, we went to the breakfast area. Unfortunately, we arrived back at the hotel at the same time as a large tour group, which descended on the breakfast buffet like a plague of locusts. Alot of pressure was put on the staff and it showed. There was a large line for "To Order" eggs, but there was a small selection of Indian and Western dishes available if you didn't want to wait. Unfortunately, the sausages on the day were not cooked, in fact closer to raw than cooked, and the pastries were hard and stale. When this was mentioned in a questionnaire, that the maitre d asked us to complete, he brought the person responsible to our table to address the issues. Hopefully, they resolved them.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Busan, South Korea
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206 reviews
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

The only good thing about this hotel was the 'tongue tingling sauce' that came on nearly everything on the menu (I didn't get any of it, just loved the name).

The staff don't seem to care about any of my problems like the Internet being down after I paid for it (i.e. told me they would call when it was back up and I never got a call, just tried an hour later. I wasn't too surprised since the guy did not seem to be listening when I was talking to him) and when I bought postcard stamps and got overcharged because the shop (inside the hotel) did not have change (I was told they would bring me my change during breakfast but I never saw anyone and just bought another stamp to balance it out)

Internet more expensive than advertised because of taxes (thus it was more expensive than everywhere else I stayed).

Oh and dogs barked all night. And I heard the staff talking in the hallway at 3am because I was across from the closet.

Breakfast was all cold.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2013

After travelling by road from elsewhere in India, it is a relief to arrive at this nice hotel. The foyer is lovely - adorned with beautiful examples of the marble inlay work famous in this area. The foyer is spacious, with free (but intermittent) wifi. There are shops around the foyer, which are mostly quite good with reasonable prices. The rooms are nice, but don't expect perfect plumbing or all operational electicity sockets - ss with most hotels in India, there are issues with their infrastructure. The gym is awful - antequated equipment that's not really good enough for home gym use, worn out and not recently (if ever) maintained. The restaurant is good - buffet with a good selection. Rooms are clean, safe and the service is very good. Bathrooms are nice (but the light switches are confusing, to say the least) and the shower is good with plenty of hot water.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
75 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2013

We were taken to our room and walked out after three seconds; the smell of urine was overwhelming.
The manager came and immediately changed our room. The second room was lovely and faultless.

The food was of a good quality and reasonably priced in the restaurant; breakfast was varied.

Our room had a view of the Taj Majal.

I recommend the Hotel without reservation.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

I stayed at the Mansingh Palace for one night in March 2013.

The lobby and entrance to the hotel are clean and tidy and look quite grand. Staff were friendly and efficient.

The room was not as well presented as the lobby and the bathroom felt slightly neglected. However, the room had everything you needed and the beds were VERY comfortable.

I was disappointed with the restaurant. We were refused a table for two because it was fully booked, yet only about half the tables were taken. At breakfast the following morning, we were shown quite late of breakfast service, to a table for two. There was not much fresh food left and when you looked around at the other empty tables, they all had been eaten at but had not been tidied away. This just did not reflect good service or food hygiene.

The bar was great. It had the feel of an old British bar in the old days.

For a short stay in Agra with your main objective to visit the tourist attractions, this hotel would be a great base, however I can't say I'd eat at the restaurant.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Mansingh Palace, Agra

Property: Mansingh Palace, Agra
Address: Fatehabad Road, Agra 282001, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra District > Agra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Luxury Hotel in Agra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Mansingh Palace, Agra 4*
Number of rooms: 97
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mansingh Palace, Agra is a five star property ideally located to suit the needs of travellers whether on leisure or business.100 centrally air-conditioned rooms with telephone, swimming pool, spa, health club, CTV, laundry and dry cleaning services, secretarial, fax & e-mail services, beauty parlor, safe deposit, tea / coffee maker, hair dryer, doctor on call, travel desk, 24 hour money exchange, WIFI. ... more   less 
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