Stayed for a few nights in late 2013 just to visit the Taj Mahal. The hotel is in a near perfect location for the Taj Mahal - just down a small side street and a short walk to the main entrance of the Taj Mahal (turn left) and the ticket office (turn right).
The room was basic but clean and the hotel safe. Used a car booked through the hotel (private or hotel owned - I don't know) to go to the train station for an early morning train. Arrived safely, although I felt at times that the driver was auditioning for the Force India F1 team!
However, the hot water (which only comes on at set times - common in India) didn't flow well to our room and each time we needed a shower we had to go to reception and ask them to fix it - which they did quite quickly, but on 2 occasions not quickly enough for us to shower before going out. The restaurant was also poor. The menu was excellent but when we tried to order found that all the lamb and fish dishes were 'off'. Restaurant and reception staff were friendly and the roof top restaurant had a distant view of the Taj Mahal. Better dining options and a full menu available at the hotels on the other side of the road. Internet also broke down for an extended period during our stay.
Perhaps surprisingly, given the above comments, I would recommend the hotel for travellers who are visiting for just a day or so to see the Taj Mahal, as the location is so good - but with a little research better options might be available at the hotels opposite, although probably not at the same price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Mumtaz Mahal is one of the finest hotels located at a short distance of 1 kilo meter from the Taj Mahal, from where you can enjoy the view of the monument soaked in moonlight from the roof top dining area. The interiors of the hotels reflect the perfection and class that we provide in our accommodation options and services. The 22 rooms are created considering the distinctive tastes of the travelers visiting the Taj Mahal. The spacious rooms are brightly lit, contained with traditional services and latest features that take your experience to the next level. Free Wi-Fi and a plethora of turn down services are the exclusive facilities that we have for our guests, to make them feel valued and pampered. To enjoy enchanting beauty of the Taj Mahal on a full moon night or under the starry night sky, with a cp of coffee or a delectable meal, to create cherishing memories with your loved ones. The in-house kitchen offers customizable menus allowing you to order food as per your choice and preferences. Our endeavor is to make your visit to the timeless, Taj Mahal, an indelible memory to last a lifetime blended with our courteous hospitality and a pleasurable experience. ... more less
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