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Taj Home Stay
Ranked #78 of 207 Agra B&B and Inns
Reviewed November 10, 2013

Far from the Taj, ok food, ok service. Dirty rooms, towels were stained and smelled like cigarettes. This is a favorite of tour bookers in India, must have a great arrangement with the hotel. Not worth it, stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank KayleighNauman
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Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

What a dump! Lights were a maze to turn on, tv didn't work, staff where rude when you could find them, food was ok, phone didn't work.
The main guy on reception got annoyed if you didn't tip or tip enough which shouldn't be mandatory and with his attitude he was lucky to get any at all!

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
4  Thank jadeington
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We arrived too late, according to his words! I had sent a mail before coming to confirm our arrival and we were refused the room that had been given to other tourists. At first they lied to us saying that we did not book. After they had seen the booking confirmation paper, they said that we should have arrived more early. Ah ah ah, we are responsible of the flight schedules?
They were rude, unsensitive, dirty on them and not even trying to help us findiing something else.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
3  Thank Ghisli
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

I stayed here for one night and I felt safe and convenient. Time to the taj mahal from here was about 10-15 mins by tuk tuk. The hotel can call a tuk tuk driver for you upon request. Do write an email to the host for the rate. Our train was at 23:00 but the host let us stay at the lobby to wait. It was overall economical and decent enough.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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1  Thank chrischangsc
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

I stayed at this hotel and really enjoyed everymoment. Close to railway station and Taj. Staff were frendly and cooperative.

i would recommend the traveller to choose this hotel for stay. Its just like HOME.

Room Tip: All rooms are good
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank ashutoshsingh13
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

I stayed in this hotel for one day alongwith my family. We booked a double room with an additional bed. The manager was pleasant to interact with and arrnged us a Taxi pick up from the Agra Cantt Railway station just over a km from the hotel. The staff was friendly and service prompt. The room as a whole was clean and had good linen. The quality of the third bed was good too. However the room lacked a dressing table which would have benefited ladies much. The lighting in the room was inadequate for reading and no bedside lamps or reading lamps were available. There were no provisions for tea/coffee. So the morning bed tea was charged. The bathroom was clean. Toiletaries provided were scarce considering the number of guests in the room. A geyser provided hot water. The airconditioner was effective and quiet. However when we visited there was a power cut for over 6 hours which precluded us from using these appliances. Thankfully for us the hotel had power back up for one light and fan in the room and the weather was not unbearably hot! . Food was delicious but defenitely not cheap. They have a reasonably good variety on the menu. Located in a residential area there are hardly any restaurants closeby. Breakfast was included and we opted for continental meal which had simple toasts with jam, eggs and tea/coffee. The option available was Indian breakfast with Aloo Paratha with curd and pickle. Overall the stay was comfortable and pleasant and much credit for it goes to the friendly staff. The manager also arranged for our local sightseeing tour and transfer to Bharatpur at reasonable rates. This is a good place if your requirements are limited to a comfortable place with bed and breakfast. Proximity to the Railway station is an added advantage travelling by train.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Jakes_a2
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Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Taj Homestay for one night and had no real complaints here. The staff were friendly, the rooms were clean enough, but again gritty floors and marks on the walls, but we are on a budget so it was perfect for us. We went out for a walk in the evening and decided to turn around when we got a little way down the main road as it appeared there was noting around us other than the busy road. But saying that we could have missed a turn or whatever. But it seemed we were quite far away from anything. There is wifi in the reception which was good, plus a nice way to socialise with others. Breakfast was the standard toast with jam and an omelette. Again no concerns with this. An ideal clean hotel, which I would visit again.

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  • Stayed: September 2013
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Address: 26/3, Old Idgah Colony | Near Idgha Bus Stand, Agra 282001, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra District > Agra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #78 of 207 B&Bs / Inns in Agra
Price Range: $26 - $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Taj Home Stay 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
welcome to the Taj Home Stay expressions of traditional Indian culture and hospitality. The scale of our accommodations allows us to cater your individual needs and wishes. Situated in the heart of Agra, just steps from the main bus stop, five minutes from Agra Cantt Railway Station, two kilometres from Agra Airport and 4 kilometres from the Taj Mahal,Facilites**********¤ All rooms have split Airconditioner of 1.5 ton each.¤ All rooms have attached bathroom with Hansa German fittings, European WC geysers to have hot/cold water, bath tub, standing showers, hair dryer.¤ 21 inches colour television in each room with satellite channels including ESPN, ZEE, BBC, STAR TV, CNN etc.¤ Godrej safety deposit locker in each room.¤ Panasonic key telephone in each room. ¤ Small Electrolux refrigerator in each room.¤ Same day laundry facility.¤ Complimentary buffet breakfast daily.¤ Backup 50 kva generator in case of power failure.¤ Doctor on call.¤ Complimentary welcome drink on checkin.¤ Complimentary tea/coffee in each room anytime desired by clients. Child policy - Children below 07 years would be complimentary with parents or else will be on extra cost ... more   less 
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