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Hotel Chanakaya
Ranked #128 of 146 Hotels in Agra
Delhi, Delhi, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“it's a good place though!”
Reviewed 23 October 2012

We stayed in this hotel for a marriage.As my review for agra is very bad,there were buffalo dung on all the roads even the highway was not cleaned and all the hotels which we saw were just like the roads(eewww).So when i saw this hotel(from the outside)it looked nice(as compared to the other hotels) when we got inside it looked nice there too.The first and second floors were good(i don't know about the other rooms on the floor,i saw only some of them)but unfortunately we got the third floor,which was not good.Okay the walls were not dirty but there were thousands of mosquitoes(big mosquitoes!!) now here are some good points:-
(1)The lift was working so i didn't have to climb the stairs and for the other reviews down there it was your bad luck sorry!
(2)There was hot water but we got there in summer.
(3)The staff was really polite and they washed our car too! yay!!(but took charges,it was only 20/- we didn't mind)
I am only 13 so please don't curse me if i said something not nice :)

Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2012

I am the latest victim...Pls do not even think of this hotel for yr stay....

All the reviews (written previously) are true to the core. I wish, i could have read them before booking the place !

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2011

I booked my hotel through Agoda between 23rd to 26th. When the room was given, it was horrible and requested for another room and none of the room that was showed was good. The room was not well cleaned. Bedsheets were not well washed and brown in color. Bathrooms are the most worst. No hot water. They dont have geyser instead the water is heated in a big boiler kept outside of the corridor and this boiler serves hot water for whole of the hotel. After 1 hour they gave us hot water. Poor response to our request. No travel desk. After our night's stay on 23rd we went to near by hotel and took confirmation for the booking. Returned back to Hotel Chanakya and checked out of the hotel.
NEVER EVER STAY THERE. More over their response and attitude is almost like throwing us out of the hotel after we checked out.
Height of nonsense: The room boy started questioning me as to how do I expect the hotel to be - like Oberoi or Trident?
Also this is a message for AGODA that not to encourage these kind of hotels as it would spoil the vacation mood. To add one more point: on 23rd there were only 2 rooms booked. From my room I can view other room through a hole near the TV point. Any couples staying in that room, one can have a good view Live Porn!!!!
Anand.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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5 Thank Anand R
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2011

Very bad experience!
Rooms are big but filthy, bathroom stinks and lift of the hotel does not work.

Even hot water was not available in chilling winters and they give you that ignition rod in-place of that which is very risky to operate.
Food is average and prices are high.

Though experience with the room-service was better but still you have to ask many times for small small things.

Disappointed!!!!!

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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4 Thank Daman86
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2011

We went on word of mouth...rooms were big size, but walls were moist, floor & bathrooms were pretty dirty, bed linen & blankets, pillows, towels were dirty. Checked in 9 pm...checked out 9 am. Food was Ok.

  • Stayed April 2011
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2011

This was my second stay in this hotel. Last time, I visited with my extended family and this time with my wife. The hotel is nice, located away from crowded Fatehabad Road, (where 80% hotels of Agra located) and have large spacious rooms. As I am from a Tour operating company so I got a better rate and upgradation into a higher category room. Thanks to the authority specially the GM Mr. Hassan for this.

The problem is there is lac of mainatnce and professionalism in this hotel, which I am sure management is not paying attention. Somehow, I think they are not putting effort or interested to increase the business. The walls are damped, dirt in the window glasses - railings, no sufficient hot water, lift is not properly working...I didn't see this kind of slow and noisy lift before, even in any Government office...

The food was good. But their menu was very limited for both dinner & breakfast. We had to wait a long time for serving our food.... We were surprised to hear that the hotel doesn't have mutton, fish even...ice-cream on that day !! I asked for a soft drink and they purchased it from outside and charged double from me !!...Their payment for extras are very disappointing. They take payment instant for every service. Normally in other hotels, we pay extras at the time of check-out.

Moreover, it's lost glory and now its not worth of calling a 2 star property ...Management should concentrate to increase the service quality and maintainance, otherwise soon it will be closed....Agra is a city where every second day a new hotel opens. They have to improve their quality to survive.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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dornbirn
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2011

Don't go there even if it seems to be the only hotel available in Agra during your stay. The lift that hasn't been working for the last three years or so is the least of its problems. This place has been seriously neglected for far longer. The little mouse escaping from the kitchen and whizzing past us while we were having breakfast was probably just as happy to get out of this place as we were.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Chanakaya
Address: Shamshabad Road, Agra 282001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra District > Agra
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #128 of 146 Hotels in Agra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Chanakaya 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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