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Hotel Tara Grand Agra
Ranked #117 of 197 Agra B&B and Inns
Hobart, Australia
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40 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
Reviewed October 19, 2010

Con's
No hot water for the two nights we stayed there
No included train station pickup - we were charged 350 rupees from the Agra Fort station
Reception staff are not that friendly - we left to go to the ATM to get the $$ to pay the bill (prior to checkout) and they got quite angry that one of us didn't stay in reception (even though our bags were in their luggage storage) - plus we used another rickshaw driver which they didn't seem to like
Expensive considering no hot water
the front rooms overlook a street cafe which blares through a loud speaker indian music at very high volume from 7am-10pm each day which will impact on your sleep!
There is a roof top where you can view the Taj (from a distance) however this is still a bit of a construction site (or never finished) with no chairs/tables etc. so you can stand and look only.

Location - only 5-10 mins walk from the Taj Mahal
Breakfast included
Clean room (though we had to ask for a second towel and sheets for the bed as room wasn't fully made up)
Airconidtioner is brand new and first class

Would I recommend: No. There are better value rooms available elsewhere

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed September 7, 2010

I stayed in Hotel Tara Palace, Agra for one night during the month of August 2010. It was a bad experience staying there. The total amount that i have to pay was Rs1850 (approx. 40usd) per night for a non A/C room with no TV and the worst part is, the water supply was kinda salted. I couldnt even bath properly because of the salted water sticking on my skin. When i complaint to the hotel manager, he didnt even looked at me when i was talking to him! Its very rude to treat your customer like that. I know I'm just a student, a teenager, but at least respect your customer because i pay to stay at your damn hotel!! I paid Rs1900 and he didnt even give my Rs50 back. Damit. To those who plan to stay in this hotel, think twice. I would rather choose Hotel Taj Plaza.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2010

My stay at Tara palace was good. The staff was friendly, clean rooms and the roomservice excellent. I visited Delhi and Agra. Special thanks to Rameez for arranging my trip to Agra (Taj Mahal); it was just great!

The location of Tara palace may feel a bit creepy on the first sight; but this will soon disappear when the security guard opens the door of Tara Palace. I will definitely come back, it was just a good deal for the money I paid for it.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
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Thank Sandermann
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Hyderabad, India
1 review
Reviewed July 22, 2010

Its really good experience in this new hotel near Taj Mahal , Ship gram the Uttarpradesh Govt. Handicraft village

service and all not that much higher level but staff is helpful , neat & clean hotel ,spacy rooms . From the roof top its was really a tremandous view of TAJ MAHAL in the evening

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank JOC70
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Dehradun
1 review
Reviewed May 8, 2010

I found very neat & clean hotel, may be because its a new hotel exactly in the eastern gate of Taj Mahal ( just a road crossing distance) . The staff is also good in arranging other services , ie - taj tickets & sightseeing etc..
& from the hotels rooftop you will get the beautiful view great Taj -its look stunning in the evening ..

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank KUTTUMON
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Rajkot
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2010

I went Agra to see Taj Mahal with my friend. At that time temperature was very high. So we decided to go nearest hotel 'Hotel Tara Palace' . As the first look I thought the hotel was average. But I was rong the room itself was fine, comfortable, elegant and great view of course. The staff was kind and professional and the service quality was also good.

The food was only average especially at the breakfast buffet settings. We stayed ther only a day and a night. Overall, it was not excellent but nice to spend time in this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank Mukesh_Rajkot
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kolkata
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2010

my room and the whole hotel were extremely noisy, to any time of day and night. Partly because of the construction that was going on and partly because of the staff (my room was on the first floor close to reception) who would talk and scream around till 2am. Hot water was available only to certain hours early morning and early evening, and even then not really reliable. Room was very clean, location is good, close to the ticket office East Gate to go to Agra.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
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Thank justforfun132
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Property: Hotel Tara Grand Agra
Address: Grand Rread Road | Taj Mahal East Gate, Agra 282001, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra District > Agra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #117 of 197 B&Bs / Inns in Agra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Tara Grand Agra 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AC deluxe budget hotel near Taj Mahal, only 200 m away. Only walking distance 10 minutes. You can see Taj view from roof top restaurant.of Jalma Hospital – Agra , This hotel is ideally located from the railway station its just 15 Min drive to our hotel its near Famous city centre TDI Mall & BIG BAZAR in Fatehbad road .Hotel Tara Grand offers Deluxe & Standard rooms fully adorned with all international facilities, All the rooms are air-conditioned and attached toilet /bath with 24hrs running hot and cold water, LCD Television, Mini Fridge , Telephone with direct dial & complimentary WIFI usage ,the designed rooms are getting very spacious & the different colored décor walls getting more attraction to the rooms matching furniture .It also has a restaurant which serves delicious Indian and Continental food. It is situated just 500 metres from Shilp Gram which is a handicraft village developed by U P Tourism and has plenty of options for dining and shopping. ... more   less 
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