On first sight Fort Rampura doesn't look very different from similar erstwhile "fighting" forts in Bundelkhand or in Rajasthan but a dramatic entrance involving a steep plunge to the level of the moat followed by an equally steep incline to enter the fort proper, gives the first hint that this place is unique.
The rooms are simply & tastefully done up, squeaky clean and have some of the best in-suite bathrooms that I have ever seen in an old fort, and I have seen plenty.
There are two huge drawing rooms crammed with the memorabilia of an age long gone but not forgotten. A well appointed library also has a full size snooker table (and there is a badminton court in one of the courtyards) for those who would rather not read.
The food is very unhotel like, which means it's home cooked, generous and yummy with some delightful local touches to boot.
There are several terraces and courtyards where one can lounge around with an apéritif and enjoy a view of the town on one side and the famed Bundelkhand ravines on the other.
You don't have to be confined to the fort during your stay, there are striking ruins and an old palaces(some in ruins) in nearby Tihar & Jagmannpur. But the pièce de résistance for me was a boat ride at sunset on the sparkling waters of the Yamuna River.
As for the hosts, Keshavendra & Padmini Singh; little more can be said other than the fact that they will redefine for you that much misunderstood and misused term known as "the personal touch"!
Here's a link to some of the pictures I took:
If you drive down the Taj Expressway to Agra, hang a left onto NH 2 near Agra and then a right onto a state highway at Auraiya, you can reach Fort Rampura in just 6+ hours from Delhi (400 odd km)