It was great experience, great for the price in this historic city.
The staff were friendly and were very open to pleasing me. They are always striving to do better.
Staying at the Grand Imperial brought about feelings of nostalgia and gave me a sense of being part of history. To add to this just knowing that this is a heritage property only reinforced my historic and traditional sense. The exposed brick walls are part of the original building, very romantic. The furniture was very tastefully done providing an intimate experience.
The traditional dancing above the pool was an extraordinary experience and took me back in time.
If you are looking for an authentic Indian experience, without the frills of a five star hotel "professionalism".. Grand Imperial is the place to be.
I highly recommend it .
- 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