Taj View Hotel, Agra
Reviews - Taj View Hotel
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Taj View Hotel
Lovely hotel with a great viewfrom asp
Would definetely stay here again
Surprised with all the special attention to detail
Very clean bathroom, an important factor for us when choosing this hotel again
The view of the Taj Mahal was spectacular
The entrance was grand
Room with a Wonderful Viewfrom sexonlegs
The service and the staff were excellent and were extremely helpful. We ate one night at the BBQ at the pool watching the amazing fireworks as it was Dewali. Amazing BBQ food - very different and far toooo much for our tummies.
Amazing hotel, introduced to the Manager when we arrived and received a very welcome drink on arrival. The restaurant was great, the food wonderful. Breakfast buffet was quite a sight - you name it and it was there - fresh fruit was available and European and Indian cuisine.
We had our hands hennared which was a bit of a disaster. Not done by the conventional method but by the modern method of using a tube - our hands looked like sea monsters all converging had been drawn on them but it was fun anyway.
Obviously the refurbishment, as mentioned on previous reviews had been completed - one of the best hotels we have stayed in on are worldwide travels, and well worth the money... would highly recommend and book a Taj facing room.
Ok but could do betterfrom codycool
excellent view of the Tajfrom desifour
Staff incompetence and awful food rank!from fellow_traveler2
The staff service are not without fault. Problems first began at check-in, we were showed a room with two double beds when I had booked not a day, nor a week, but several weeks in advance for a room with a king. The woman who accompanied us up from the front desk had the audacity to ask, "Why do you need a king?" Can you believe that?! "You can just put these two beds together, then you have one big bed..." I quickly rose hell and she called downstairs to inform us that there was only one king bed room available and that it was still unmade (and this was at 3pm in the afternoon!). Our bellhop brought up another key for a room one floor down. She showed us the room, now this time there still was no king but instead two queens placed side by side making a huge bed but with a crack between the two beds. We were stunned at their incompetence and demanded to see the room with the king at once, she got on the phone again and was floundering around; the bellhop got so sick of her (and carrying our bags to and from) he took over the phone where the conversation was really heated and he hung up! We waited for a while until the manager finally came up with the key to our Taj View facing room where he apologized profusely.
Never eat here. We had our entire meal canceled at dinner because everything was so inedible at the hotel restaurant. It was pathetic, 4 dishes: lamb beijing style, manchurian veg dumplings, spinach/bean curd stir fry, and chowmein. Absolutely horrid and a waste! The chef came out to apologize; a poor excuse for a chef specializing in quackery chinese cuisine; however, we felt bad for him because he meant well. We left dissapointed and hungry.
Excellent Hotelfrom sybilphd
We arrived with our car and driver from Delhi late at night and we were greeted with flowers and a complementary drink. The manager gave us a tour of our hotel while he had his associates check us in to our room. Once we got up to our room we were even more pleased by the ammenities in the suite we selected. The two room suite had a dinning table, desk, sofa, and Flat screen tv in the living room portion. The bedroom had a king bed with a little sofa to sit on and a nice closet. But the best thing was the shower and tub in the bathroom. They were SPA styled. The shower shot water at you from head to toe and the bathtub had a hand held shower attached to its fawcet. This was great because I was traveling with my handicapped mother. She was able to bathe with ease. Then we all enjoyed the complementary massage oils in the bathroom and the perfume olis in the living room. Then they served us dinner in the room and it was exceptional. They have a great dinning on site but since my mom was not walking well we opted for the in room service. It was all great. Once the sun came up the next day we were amazed at the spectacular view of the Taj. It was all well worth the stay. I can't wait to return to the Taj View with my husband. This place really exceeded my expectations. Go for the suite and the view, it is well worth the extra dollars.
Great Viewfrom sfmwt
The restaurants were adequate, although the breakfast buffet was very good. The Indian restaurant did have some good dishes.
The service was very friendly. Upon losing a button of a shirt that was laundered, the staff attended us until a replacement was found and re-attached. A delightful hostess tracked down a recipe from the chef that we commented that we liked.
The pool was mysteriously closed and we were taken to the Sheraton for pool use instead.
We got a great summer rate and would stay here again.
An Oasis in Agra, BUT...from busybee123
Quirky... it made us laugh!from hmac
The hotel is fine overall. The staff are well-intentioned and helpful: I asked a housekeeping guy outside our room for some extra towels and he came in, wiped down the entire bathroom, brought a full fresh set of towels and toiletries and tried to take my shoes from the floor and clean them! When I asked a barman if he could find out what the main spice used in one of our snacks was, the chef came out, told me in detail how to make the dish, disappeared and returned with printouts of the recipes for several of the dishes we had, and then gave me a box of one of the specialist ingredients! Restaurant service was again well-intentioned and friendly but a little confused: the six of us couldn't agree which of the two restaurants to eat in so I asked if we could sit in the a la carte Chinese restaurant but order from both menus. I was assured that this would be fine, but the staff found it confusing: food arrived at all different times, and when the final dish arrived - some pasta - it was incorrect. My daughter said she would eat what had been brought rather than wait even longer; but she asked for a fresh Coca-Cola. After several more requests, when we had all finished eating, the Coke still didn't arrive - but another bowl of pasta did! While we were all still laughing at the random nature of the service, another waiter arrived with three Cokes (one for each time we'd reminded him I think!). It certainly wasn't the place for a formal dinner, but it was friendly and good-natured and we found it amusing. The quality of the food was mixed: snacks in the bar were excellent, the Indian and Western food in the restaurant was okay but not brilliant, and the Chinese dishes were disappointing. The breakfast buffet had a wide range of foods but the quality was so-so.
The rooms were clean and satisfactory; they smelt a little damp (air conditioning problem maybe?), and although they had supposedly been recently refurbished, some of the furnishings looked a bit dated. The suite was nothing like the description on the website: it had a nice spacious bathroom but the sitting room was rather odd - the furnishings and style there seemed even more dated than the standard rooms... The Taj view is interesting though - for once you get to see the Taj Mahal surrounded by the reality of the whole town instead of the usual tourist pictures taken close up where you can't see the rest of Agra (which is pretty unattractive): we were glad to see it in this context.
In short, this was excellent value and we enjoyed our stay because it was friendly and even the lapses made us laugh: but don't stay here if you like formality in your hotels or if you lack a sense of humour.
Nice hotel, good peoplefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Agra
Taxi booking at the train station After exting the train station, there is a small booking office for pre-paid taxis. Here are several touts that 'offer' you a guide. In our case, a guide entered our car and we, naively, let him stay in the car for the trip to the fort. Admittedly, he did act as a guide and kept other guides away. At the end, we gave him a tip and took his number. The next day we used his number to book a car back to Delhi, which was significantly cheaper than the hotel.
Other names for Taj View Hotel
- gateway hotel agra
- Address: Fatehabad Road, Taj Ganj (Uttar Pradesh) - Agra - 282 001 - India