We were wary of this hotel having looked at some of the reviews. There was no need to be! Such great value - we booked through hostel world and it cost us only a few pounds each!
The staff were very friendly and helpful prior to check in and throughout our stay. We contacted them 'prior to arrival and arranged a transfer from the train station - it was reasonably priced and made for a stress free transfer.
We stayed in the rooms on the ground floor opposite the main reception. They looked to have been fairly recently decorated and we were pleasantly surprised. Large comfy bed, clean sheets. The bathroom was quite dated and a little dirty but this is India, so expectations are lower.
You are only a short walk from the south gate however if you are looking to do the Taj at sunrise you need to walk to the West gate - it opens around 5.30-6am. I would recommend this - beautiful photos without the crowds.
The hotel has a fantastic roof top restaurant. We ate here one evening and the food wasn't great but the view is out of this world.
Location in Agra is fairly central and there are lots of shops to buy souvenirs and other gifts as well as other restaurants all within walking distance.
Would definitely recommend this hotel in Agra especially if you are looking to see the Taj (there isn't a great deal of other things to see in Agra anyway).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly renovated hotel with very well furnished, clean attached bath with hot water supplied and some rooms have a T.V. Honest, helpful and friendly staff. Very good councils will be given to you to discover India and we work very hard to ensure a pleasant stay. Stuff makers restaurant is excellent with good food of roof top Taj view terrace from where you can see full front view of Taj Mahal. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kamal Hotel Agra