First, this hotel is in a scary neighborhood and there is no rooftop view of the Taj Mahal. The air conditioner in our room didn't work, we had blue lights in the room so lighting was terrible, a tiny roll of toilet paper and no toiletries. The kitchen at this place looks dirty so we ordered bottled water and chai to try to enjoy the courtyard but the smell of kerosene overpowered us. The hotel desk manager was insulted our guide, which upset me terribly. We didn't realize what had been said until later in the evening. Unbelievable. Our guide is the nicest person I met while in India....why be insulting?
Even scarier was coming back from a full moon viewing of the Taj Mahal to a totally dark hotel, finding a man sleeping on a cot in the lobby of the hotel! Honestly, we were so afraid! We bolted our door afraid to open a window (with a broken air conditioner) and sweltered in the heat. There were 2 soggy towels for our use, which I guess is better than nothing.
After checking out and getting in the car I realized I'd been short-changed 100 INR but I was so creeped out by the place, I wasn't going back.
If anything good came out of this experience it was the phrase....don't worry chicken curry. We used it throughout our journey.
This place might be fine for someone backpacking and hiking through India, but if you are looking for comfort, kindness, honesty and hospitality, this would not be the place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are very centrally located in the heart of the city, close to all the major attractions, bazaars and railway /bus station. All the rooms are clean and well equipped with attached bathroom and western style toilet, toiletries are also provided in every room. The rooms are facing a central, plant filled courtyard,giving a feel of relaxation and security. We have 24 hr front desk service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tourists Rest House Hotel Agra