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“Great place to stay when in Agra”
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Taj Home Stay
Ranked #79 of 207 Agra B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 29, 2014

I was really nervous about staying here because of some scary and negative reviews but after staying there I have to disagree with them-You need to firstly take into consideration that Agra isnt the most modern or trendy place and there probably arent a lot of top places to stay. The room was grubby, especially the bathroom and the floor. However the bed seemed clean, the door locked and the water and air con worked. They also made us a really nice breakfast with the best cup of coffee I had overall in India. All of this for a cheap price. So if you are happy to stay somewhere basic for only a night or a few (which is probably all you need in Agra) then I would say this place is very good.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

We stayed there for one night.
The service was okay, however not very outstanding. We woke up in the morning and had water on about one third of the floor of our room, luckily we stored our camera equipment and computers not on the ground. No idea where that water came from.
AC was not working at all. Luckily the fan did a good job.
We told the guys at the checkout about that and he seemed to know about that problem.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank hundertmark
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

I stayed here for a night with my friends. Booked two rooms. We got 2 ground floor rooms.

Observations as below.

1) Water soaked wall! They smelled like vomit!
2) Lots of dirt in the room.
3) Washrooms were in a pathetic condition.
4) Water in the washroom was insanely salty!
5) The beds were stinking.
6) Not friendly people.

Highly, highly discourage anyone checking into this hotel/house-turned-into-a-hotel. Better spend the night on the streets!

Hope it helps someone.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank AdityaSharma8989
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

Staff were most helpful and friendly. They even gave us an early breakfast at 6.15 on our departure. Rooms were of good size and adequately furnished. Good wifi.
Rooms in need of painting. Out of the way with no restaurants in the area, but a cheap tuk-tuk ride will get you where you want to go.
With the low price, we were pleased with our stay.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank sleepybexhill
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Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at night & were ushered into the room along the side alleyway (unlit due to power cuts). I could've cried. The room was gloomy with mould growing over the walls. The toilet was broken & the shower was disgusting. The bed sheets were dirty & damp and the whole bed smelt of drains (I dread to think what we were sleeping on...). Couldn't wait to get out of this homestay, and escape from Agra completely! Awful

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

A dirty, scruffy dump.
I rejected the first room offered. They showed me a second..... Damp stained towels, cement mended bath.
We left and found somewhere much, much better......clean, closer to the Taj and only 20 rupees more.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank signoraM
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

This is a fairly dated Hotel. As with a lot of budget hotels in India there was no heating, it is needed in January. brrrr.
Our room itself was quite nice with a large shared balcony. the bed was comfortable and there was plenty of clean bedding.
The dining room comprises of one large table with 8 chairs around. the breakfast was quite acceptable and other food was OK. Just OK.
The staff were very nice, friendly, and very helpful.
The hotel is OK for a short stay.

Room Tip: Be carful when standing out on the balcony because there are wild monkeys in the area.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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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 #79 of 207 B&Bs / Inns in Agra
Price Range: $21 - $43 (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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