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Shanti Lodge
Ranked #119 of 145 Hotels in Agra
Kathmandu, Nepal
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“unwelcoming”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

We arrived in Agra late at night at about 11.45, most places close at 12, we found the 'Shanti Lodge' and unfortunately did not have time to find anywhere else. We were unwelcomed by a incredibly rude guy at the counter, who was not at all friendly, he took us up to a room he had available, and was disgusting, it smelt, the fan didn't work, the toilet was broken, no hot water, and the floor was completely soaked as there was some kind of leak somewhere. We then went down and had to sign in (was not allowed to wait until the morning), he demanded money in a rude tone, no please \ thank you etc, just a really stubborn, horrible man. We wished we never stayed there

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Reviewed February 17, 2014

nice place to view tajmahal from the top restaurant, warm and nice people.And the veg restaurant just opposite, very convenient.
nice place to view tajmahal from the top restaurant, warm and nice people.And the veg restaurant just opposite, very convenient.


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Bhubaneswar, India
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

We stayed here in Jan-14. Its very Close to the south gate of Taj Mahal. Rooms were small, but Clean. Bathroom fittings were not good enough. Staffs are friendly. Best thing about this hotel is the Roof-Top-Restaurant. You can get Beer on order. Best view of Taj from roof top restaurant. A good choice for back-packers.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Pokhara, Nepal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2014

All I needed when I was staying in Agra was a room to sleep in, because I what I was really there for was, of course, the Taj Mahal! And the view from the rooftop restaurant of this hotel does not disappoint! Also, it is just a short walk from the hotel to the Taj, making this a budget traveler bonanza...

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Frisco, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2014

This hotel has the best rooftop view of the Taj Mahal. You can see the entire thing!! The rooms are also reasonably priced. Single 300, 500 or 700 rupees; Double 500, 700, or 900 rupees. They also have free WiFi and hot showers. The owner is very friendly.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Kolkata
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2014

Undoubtedly, this hotel has one of the best views of the Taj from its roof-top restaurant. The view not only means a glimpse of the Taj, but a clear, tip-to-toe view of this grand monument. From its roof top, with a cup of hot 'masala chai', watch the mist lift and the ethereal beauty of the Taj emerge with its changing hues.

The staff are courteous and you can get a cup of tea and breakfast even before the Taj gates open. So there's no wasting time. About the rooms - there are many types available. From the not so glamorous to well furnished. Bathrooms are OK. The insulation of the rooms should be good as we could not feel 2 degree C at night.

The rates are worth paying for a visitor to the Taj as you can get there right when the gates open without paying any 'autorickshaw wallah' for a trip from the cheaper hotels at the Agra Fort and Station areas.

Make a visit to the back of the Taj towards the east gate for a different view of the Taj.

Room Tip: The rooms on the front facing the road have good light and are better. The top floor have rooms from...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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REDDITCH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2013

Budget accomadation just a short walk from the Taj Mahal.
Excellent view of the Taj from the rooftop terrace. Would have been great at sunrise if it wasn't cloudy, which it was when I was there.
Rooms could have been better but ok for the money. Staff were friendly. However, the WiFi was down whilst I was there and they would not let me use the internet cafe, that shares the same building and is called shanti !, without paying.So I went to a nearby cafe and used their free WiFi. Other than that the staff were ok. They say rooms have hot water but in the ROM I stayed in the hot water just came out of a tap and not the shower. There was no sink in the room at all.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Shanti Lodge
Address: Chowk Kagjiyan South Gate | South Gate, Taj Mahal, Agra 282001, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra District > Agra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #119 of 145 Hotels in Agra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Shanti Lodge 1*
Number of rooms: 38
Also Known As:
Shanti Hotel Agra

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