This hotel feels international, as you may expect in a large chain. The pros were faultless service by the staff, the cons were that it is pricey and a little bland.
If you take a Taj View room, be aware that the pollution levels are high, particularly in the morning so you may not be able to see it. The smog clears a bit in the afternoon, but it is still pretty heavy. Did not use the wifi as it was not included and was expensive. Bar and restaurant prices are high but the food is reliable with lots of options if not exciting.
Our room was serviced to a very high standard.
We booked a guide through the hotel, it was definitely more expensive but hassle free. The next day we visited the Taj Mahal again on our own and used the audio guides available there, and that was excellent and is what I'd recommend. We saw and learned more that way. Be aware that you need to leave some ID at the counter for the audio. There is also an app you can download.
The hotel car was ridiculously expensive, so try to arrange your own. (1500rps for 4 hours but we only made two short journeys in that time).
I was recommended this hotel by a family member but would probably look elsewhere next time for better value, though I wouldn't not stay here again.
One last point is that the road is quite noisy, so if you are a light sleeper ask for a room at the back overlooking the pool.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ABOUT THE GATEWAY HOTEL FATEHABAD ROAD AGRA: Set amidst six acres of landscaped gardens, The Gateway Hotel Fatehabad Road Agra offers an excellent view of The Taj Mahal from many of its rooms. GETTING THERE & AROUND:• 5 km from the railway station• 10 km from the airport• 3 km from The Taj Mahal. STAY:• 100 rooms including suites• Wi-Fi internet throughout the hotel• Television with cable/satellite channels• Electronic safe. Standard City/Pool View Rooms: Well-appointed rooms. Superior Taj View Rooms: With a mix of contemporary and Mughal design, these rooms offer an excellent view of the Taj Mahal. Executive Taj View Rooms: An elevated sitting area in these rooms on higher floors offers a breath-taking view of the Taj Mahal. Executive Suites: These have a private library, a DVD Player and a spectacular view of the Taj Mahal. HANGOUTGAD - All Day Dining: The all day dining restaurant serves Indian and International cuisine. Jhankar: For traditional Indian cuisine(19:30 till 23:30 hrs only) Saqui: For a fine selection of wines, spirits and cigars. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Gateway Hotel, Agra Hotel Agra
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