Historic heritage hotel. Nice grounds , lounge, large pool area. Spacious and a nice retreat away from the immediate bustle of Agra. VERY large airy and comfortable bedrooms, large beds, tall ceilings, with individual integral adjoining lounges ( lounge about 16 foot by 10) , nicely air conditioned. Very good dining and an attractive swimming pool with a pagoda ( where Indian solo dancers performed in the evening). Friendly and welcoming . Good service. 6 of us aged 5 to mid 60s arrived by about 7 am morning train from Varanesi. Clearly this was well ahead of check out time for other guests. We were made very welcome and were immediately given free two very large suites to settle in before transferring to our booked suites. Some of the electric switches might have dated from the 1920s, but everything worked well. To us this added to the period charm. Friendly regular tuk tuk service outside
- 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