This hotel has a nice ambiance. The rooms are nice looking, elegant, and spacious. The bed was relatively comfortable. However, they left a few things to be desired. We were there at the end of January, and were freezing in the room. They provided a small (and very old) heater, not nearly large enough to heat the room. The bathroom was in desperate need of renovation. The shower was difficult to use, had terrible water pressure, and did not provide much warm water. When we turned the sink on for the first time, we had to let the brown water empty before actually using it.
The breakfast spread was good and the staff were friendly (though didn't speak the best English so some of our requests weren't entirely met).
Overall, a solid and comfortable hotel to enjoy Agra and the Taj Mahal from, but it could definitely use some updating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- THE GRAND IMPERIAL AGRA The Grand Imperial is the only Heritage hotel in Agra, and takes you into a world of Victorian Era. The wide arches and the red Lahori brick walls are a blend of Colonial and Mughal architecture.The Grand Imperial offers enough history to keep guests engrossed for days on end. There are special rooms, old mementos, photographs and macho stories of courage and velour that can be recounted over and over again. Located in the heart of the city of Agra, the hot seat of the Mughal Empire, the 100 year old Grand Imperial is constructed of biscuit bricks commonly referred to as Lahori bricks, which were also used in the construction of the world renowned monument of love - The Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. Post World War II the Imperial Hotel, as was then known, played host to distinguished guests such as the crown princes of England and Japan, Prince Aga Khan, Shri Moti Lal Nehru, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Jai Prakash Narayan and renowned cinema personalities such as Dilip Kumar, Madhubala and others. Its 16 chambers of princess rooms and 14 deluxe rooms are a blend of the new modern comforts with old Heritage ambience. The property consists of old heritage, Victorian style arches, rooms with large areas and ceilings, wide corridors and spacious verandahs, open gardens, etc. Enjoy the Victorian-Mughal Era, in the bar, with its array of excellent wines, and beers. The multi-cuisine restaurant, bar, health club, spa, and lush lawns, makes your stay memorable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Grand Imperial, Agra Hotel Agra