Hotel Pushp Villa:
  Agra, India
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TripAdvisor Reviews (59 reviews, 3/5)

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  • 3/5 (Based on 59 reviews)

We 've spent 3days and 2night in Agra India and stayed in Pushp Villa hotel.The people here is very friendly and warm welcome.
There is breakfast available and it's quite OK.The room is quite old but clean and comfortable.No problem with hot shower.
The location is not in central but it's good as it 's quiet.

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  By on Nov 11, 2009

It's a one night stay but a very pleasant one. after a 4 hour drive from delhi, the sight of the hotel itself is a life saver. small but modern, it is clean, shiny, and new.

Staff were very polite and helpful. the room is nicely spaced out, though a bit dusty, it is generally clean. Do not expect squeky sparkling clean interiors like you would find in western hotels, but for indian 3star standards, this is heavenly.

Location is perfect too, very near to the eastern gate of taj mahal, this hotel serves its purpose well.

45

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  By NesRobson on Aug 08, 2011

My mom and I visited New Delhi, Jaipur and Agra last August 2011 and I must say that this was my favorite hotel during the trip.

A friendly receptionist welcomed and escorted us up to the room. The lobby was clean though they were many people passing by because of a party in the basement. There were cookies and fruits inside the room when we arrived which is nice in welcoming the guests. Even categorized as a budget hotel, the room was nice and quite spacious. Additional pillows and hair dryer are available free of charge upon request.

The hotel is situated in a peaceful area wherein you can relax. There are two malls located about 100m from the hotel. One of the malls has McDonald's which is available until 11PM so you can just walk by if authentic indian foods doesn't suit your taste buds. A hotel staff can buy the food if you request to. Room service is also available. We tried their chicken drumsticks and noodles and it was delicious!

A party was taking place in the basement when we arrived which made the lobby quite noisy. If they have soundproofed walls, maybe it would be better. Wifi is only available in the lobby but the connection was really bad.

Buffet breakfast is available on Sunday morning but the following day, we were offered to choose in their breakfast menu. Staffs in the seventh floor were SUPERB! They were friendly, approachable and can give informations when being asked. I commend Mr. Shakeel and the man with nice eyes (I guess he's the supervisor) for the genuine smile and perfect service that they offer. They give best useful tips for tourists. A petite man in the lobby who helps in carrying the luggage and mops the lobby floor at times also give exceptional service.

45

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  By deyah on Aug 08, 2011

The rooms are fresh, modern and comfortable. I have been in a few hotels during my stay in India this was the best of them all.

The room seemed new, just refurbished. The fruit basket and cookies were a nice touch. Nice modern bathroom. Breakfast choice also good. You can walk from here to Taj Mahal.

I would stay there again...

45

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  By MariuszKl... on May 05, 2011

Just outside of the noise and traffic that is Agra,this hotel is a modern airy building.Our room was at the front with view across open land,there was fruit, water and biscuits in our room on arrival.The bathroom was of adequate size with (for India) good lighting.The evening meal and breakfast was taken in the rooftop revolving restaurant and was good food in novel suroundings. We stayed one at the hotel arranged by "Tour My India"as part of our "Golden Triangle"tour.This was another good choice on their part and is a conveinient hotel for visiting the sights of Agra being only 2 km from the Taj Mahal etc.

45

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  By oldfeller... on Feb 02, 2011

When you check into Push Villa you are greeted by a reception which is very dry. Not sure if the boy & girl out there were ever trained in hospitality. When you check into your rooms they are large, nice and clean bathroom. The food though on an expensive side is good (though some exceptions like burnt roti's) and the service both in the restaurant and room service is excellent.

Being very close to the eastern gate of Taj, TDI Mall this is nicely located and barring the reception which you hate at times this place is a good value for the money.

I would recommend it for a day or two stay

45

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  By Aertty on Jan 01, 2011

Only had one nights stay but was very impressed with the size and cleanliness of the rooms, bathroom was certainly one of the best we stayed in.The revolving restaurant was intersting and the food at night and for breakfast was good.

45

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  By SMPG on Nov 11, 2010

located near to taj mahal. excellent sorroundings and clean air. Good approach road. No pollution. Enjoyed 3 days of stay with family.Visited taj mahal thrice during stay as it is very near and convenient to go. Nearby big shopping malls and food courts and multiplex cine theatres. had a great time with family. rooms are very spacious and had a very comfortable and convenient stay. Better to avoid taking food at their restaurant as food is very expensive. Better to depend on nearby food court in shopping mall. over all its a great experience and harmonious stay and sorroundings are simply great.

45

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  By kirankuma... on Nov 11, 2010

This hotel is very nice and there is a revolving restaurant on the top floor that overlooks the Taj Mahal in the distance. There is also a well-stocked bar located just off the lobby. Our room and bathroom was very large (plenty of room for 3 beds), modern decor, and clean. We were discouraged from exploring the surrounding area by the hotel staff and our tour guide so we indulged in massages at the "spa" in the lower level instead. The area looked fine though so not sure why they didn't want us to venture out. All in all this is a very nice hotel.

45

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  By susch on Sep 09, 2010

The hotel is located on the VIP road, the road that leads to Taj Mahal. It is about 2 km from Taj. One can see Taj dome from the revolving restaurant on its top! The food is OK and rooms are nicely done. The Kala Niketan is just opposite to this hotel. Ideally located and priced for tourists.

45

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  By singhgurv... on Jun 06, 2010

I stayed at this hotel in October 2007, when it had just been renovated, so I can only hope that the standard of care that my friend and I witnessed has been maintained. The hotel was booked for us as part of a package deal with a tour operator, which in my opinion is really the way to go when it comes to dealing with many budget/middle-of-the-road Indian hotels in the really 'tourist-y' cities (and nowhere's more tourist-y than Agra!) - you get better prices and less hassle.

The hotel was clean and tidy overall, and was one of the better places we stayed at during our tour of the Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra, Jaipur). The room we stayed in had comfortable beds (the bedding wasn't great, but it wasn't terrible either), basic furniture, air conditioning that worked well, and a clean bathroom (very important!). Lots of space too. No carpeting (definitely a good thing, unless you're staying in an expensive hotel) We liked it, and it was quite a comfortable, restful place to sleep before exploring the gorgeous and amazing Taj Mahal.

The (in)famous revolving restaurant was on the grotty side and badly in need of a facelift though, so I can only hope that it's received one. The food there was unremarkable. The internet cafe was very useful, if overpriced.

All in all, I thought this was pretty good value for money (within the context of our package deal with our tour operator).

45

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  By Maxxe80 on May 05, 2010

Condition of room & ambience of hotel was very nice. , but food quality was not up to standards & needs to be improved. Front of house staff were excellent and extremely helpful.All the way a great experience.

45

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  By devarsh on May 05, 2010

I cannot understand why you guys have anyhing anything at all to complain.I think the staff here and the service is beyond excellence.i was reluctant to book into this place after reading the reviews and on arrival insisyed on changing the bedsheets they had already put on.To my surprise the staff immediately obliged and I must give special applaud to the food and bev.manager who ws very obliging.The food too is all halal and it was easy for us muslims to consume.Also thank you for the lovely complimentary fruit basket in the room

45

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  By jameelSri... on Jan 01, 2010

We were very impressed with this hotel...loacated VERY close to the TAJ; good price/value and with an exceptional staff!! They went out of their way to assit with the 'notorious' train reservation system!!

45

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  By on Jul 07, 2009

Again I was not so sure about my stay, but I booked the hotel. When I entered the hotel reception, it was a very pleasant surprise & on reaching the room, I found it to be a good value for money proposition.

The Revolving resturant was not that attractive, however if you are going to visit the Taj Mahal, this is the best hotel to stay, as it is very close to the Taj Mahal & even the Agra Fort.

45

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  By hvdivekar on Jun 06, 2009

Good view of the Taj though not very close.. Nice quiet hotel.. Well patronized by Indians & foreigners alike.. Rooms are large and spacious.. Food was nice.. Above all it was nice to wake up in the morning to a view of one of Indias most splendid monuments

45

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  By grj11188 on May 05, 2009

Hi Guys ,I was scred to go after reading all but took a risk and it was good choice.Please change your views its great Hotel I was there with family of 5 and it was very good Hotel , Hotel pick up was on time .Taxi service to go around was very cheap too ,service and people its all changed since I went before Great welcome,very good , rooms are clean and food is nice too .Bit expensive food but worth eating once. Hot water came late but sorted quickely ,recomend for the price ring manager direct Amir very good person Amir Uddin
[--] he will help you lot

45

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  By salim92 on Apr 04, 2009

When I heard our Indian travel agent had booked this hotel, I looked up the reviews and then sent them to him. He actually took a trip from Delhi to see this hotel when he got the reviews and he took the reviews to the manager. He said the manager was shocked at the comments and had no idea what was being said. This may have done wonders to make my stay nice here, but I review this hotel with a critical eye. We stayed and looked at many hotels in this price range and the rating is in comparison to those hotels, not the five star hotels.

At 11:30 PM we reached the PushP Villas. The bell staff was a bit aggressive and finally we had to push them away. This may have been a result of their sincere intent to please the customers, but for me it was a bit too much. My friend and our travel agent were there with us at check in and sheltered us from the front desk to expedite our getting to our rooms. Keep in mind that they will need to get a copy of your passport and fill out some government required forms when you check in. Make it easy on yourself and have your passports ready for them. Consider having them show you your room before going through the check in process.

The room was completely marble tiled, very clean and relatively fresh with a well working air conditioning unit in the window. You could tell the room had been smoked in, but it is near impossible to get a totally nonsmoking room in India. The bathrooms were very clean with hot water and plenty of pressure. Soaps were typical and not great quality.

We went up to the 7th floor restaurant for dinner and had a wonderful late night meal for 600 rupies with tip. The quality of the food was exceptional for the dishes we ordered except for the Nahn, but overall we enjoyed it.

We slept well and there was no outside noise to be heard. The bed was two twin beds pushed together with a 4 inch foam mattress pad on wood. There is no wireless access at this hotel. I went around and watched the cleaning in the morning and all of the rooms around us were being stripped completely and cleaned. I went around and looked at several rooms that were being cleaned. Most were very nice, but a few were not up to the level of ours, 514. One room had a small sill of windows over the bed near the ceiling and was basically a large closet and the bathroom needed a serious refurbishing. (I would have been very disappointed with this particular room) One room had a bathroom in fairly poor condition, but none had things spewed on the floor as shown in a previous review. They do not have nonsmoking rooms and all have ashtrays. If you are able to get one of the nicer rooms, this is a comfortable hotel in this price range. I was pleasantly surprised given some previous reviews. However, unlike our room, you would be sorely disappointed in some of the other rooms. I think the hotel manager is eager to make your stay here pleasant and I would recommend contacting him to assure you have a nicer room while staying here. I’d stay here again while in Agra if given the same room.

You need to take a car or rickshaw everywhere as this hotel is not in walking distance from the Taj area, shopping, and restaurants. There is nothing to see or do outside the hotel except for a marble factory across the street. We tried the buffet for breakfast at the PushP and it was very disappointing for our tastes. There was a hot vegetable which was mostly potatoes and it was fairly spicy. They had pan fried potato wedges, oatmeal, corn flakes, dosa, toast and hard boiled eggs. They had several glasses of what tasted like pear juice and milk. That was it. It was like an Indian continental breakfast. I’m not sure if you could order from the menu for breakfast, but I would recommend this if possible. Let the manager know what you want for breakfast and I’m sure they will try to accommodate you.

In one picture of the room you will see some graffiti on the wall which the PushP tried to cover up with paint. Please note that the hotel tries hard to deliver a nice experience, but our fellow travelers ruin rooms by doing things like this or smoking in the rooms. I did not fault the hotel for this, but they do need to do a better job of repainting. The tub appearance is typical of many in India and it was clean although stained. We sprayed everything with Lysol as we did in all hotels.

45

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  By Stompper on Dec 12, 2007

Just back from a quick trip in India with accomodation arranged by a travel agent. The Pushp was one of the better places I stayed in - our family had 4 rooms all on the same floor which were large and clean. The bathrooms aren't great (but they are clean) but that is par for the course when staying in a less than 5* Indian hotel.

Excellent welcome in reception with flower garlands, fruit and biscuits in the room and non of the tippping hassle others have mentioned. It may have helped that some of our party spoke Hindi although we were all obviously tourists.

The manager even waited 3 hours for me to come back from a night out to give me a complimentary birthday cake!

I'd definitely stay here again.

45

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  By shadwell... on Mar 03, 2007

I think the important thing to remember is you are in India & They use the washroom in the streets, They are not honest about pricing. The hotel was nice & we at in the restaurant upstairs but I would never go back even if it was free. If you have to go spend the extra money & get a well gated hotel with lots of security. Hot water we could not find on our whole trip. The workers in the hotels were great but outside it was scary, our car was hit 3 times by other cars & we hit one. We were stopped by the police who are all corrupt & tried to get money from us. The attractions were nice but you get GOUGED.

35

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  By Newfoundl... on Oct 10, 2011

I've stayed at the Pushp Villa three different times over three years. The staff is always courteous and helpful. The rooms are nice and pretty clean, especially compared to other places in India. They are not fancy or luxurious but if you want luxury in Agra you have to pay a whole lot more. The restaurant on the roof is quite good for the most part. Don't expect a great view of the Taj Mahal from your room although a few rooms do have good views. There is wi-fi but it works best only in the lobby. To me the worst part of this hotel is that it is not in a central shopping location - there is one mall nearby but it is sparse. Nonetheless I have no problems with staying in this hotel again. I booked this hotel through my Indian travel partner, Leisure Tours of Central India. I would recommend this outfit because they are very helpful and professional.

35

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  By Dan_in_US... on Jul 07, 2011

I stayed with my parents during our visit in Agra. We were greeted by friendly staff at the reception counter. They came and get the signatures from us as we were relaxing at the lobby area. The check-in process was smooth and fast. The welcome drink was served at the lobby whilst waiting for our room key. The lobby area was simple, nice and clean.

Our room was big although it looked old but fortunately it was clean. We have two double bed and 1 single bed and a small 'hall' where there were sofa set. The only setback was the air-conditioning was not working well (or maybe the room was too big) for an old unit to function. Luckily, There were fans however for better air circulations. The toilet was clean and spacious. There was in-room satellite tv to enjoy at night.

The revolving restaurant was pathetic however as there was not much view too see. I think before the other high rise buildings were built, you can see Taj Mahal from the revolving restaurant. However, now you cant see only the top of the Taj only while the rest of the views were just shopping complexes and some bushes.

The food served was ok for us.

35

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  By Azura79 on Jun 06, 2011

Good location for the Taj Mahal, this hotel is adequate for one night. It has a revolving restaurant on the top, and whilst the food was good the restaurant lacked a bit of atmosphere, I am sure that more could be made of it.

35

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  By AndyandAn... on Apr 04, 2011

Staff were friendly. The place was clean. Very quiet though. Had dinner in the revolving restaurant, but it didn't move when I was there! I had to leave at 5am the next morning, so I was provided with a large breakfast packed neatly in a box for me to take-away

INR 2300 (~£30), including breakfast. a/c.

35

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  By flissfogg on Jul 07, 2010

We stayed in the Taj-facing "suite" at the end of the sixth floor - basically a big room. And the Taj is a looooong way in the distance. The revolving restaurant is a bit of a giggle -they turned it on halfway through breakfast (though not at dinner!) and it sort of wobbles along. That said, the Indian food was quite good - the "Continental" fare at breakfast left a bit to be desired.

The ensuite bathrooms, as other reviews state, are a low-point - dirty and poorly appointed. The other low-point was that their credit card machine was not working when we checked out. Luckily we had paid for our rooms through a coupon from our travel agent, but extra costs like our meals had to be paid cash. Be prepared!

So, bottom line is you get what you pay for. You could do a LOT worse in India, but Western travelers used to creature comforts need to adjust their expectations downward.

35

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  By olivetree... on Mar 03, 2010

We had traveled through different cities in India and all the hotels we stayed at were 3* - this one is on the good list. The reception was very efficient and pleasant. We stayed in room 403 (suite). The beds were decent and comfortable. The room was spacious enough to have an extra bed for our son. The bathroom was clean but the tub needed updating. Overall we were happy.
The only thing - the Currency Exchange desk seemed to be always closed. Also,
I would not spend the money in this hotel for the Taj View room because the smog/fog is pretty thick in there and the hotel is pretty far from the Taj. We only stayed there one night but we could not see the Taj from any window in that hotel even from the revolving restaurant. We stayed in December so I'm not sure if the "air" clear during other seasons.

35

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  By travelex0... on Dec 12, 2009

We stayed in the Pushp Villa as part of a 2 night 3 day trip to Delhi and the Taj Mahal using 3 star accomodation. After seeing the local establishments we were quite relieved to be in the hotel. We were welcomed and almost overwhelmed with hospitaliy at check in with free drinks. As is normal for India, the porter took us and our cases to the room on the 6th floor. The room was a bit dark but functional, the air con and TV worked, the bathroom had a few leaks and very tired but shower was ok. We soon had a knock at the door offering massages in the spa, after a bit of bartering we went for head and back at a fair price. The Spa is actually a couple of sectioned off rooms in the basement and although they attemped ambience, a business meeting next door was not conducive for calm. We had a very nice dinner in the revolving restaurant but found the fatal flaw. Our room on the 6th was under the kitchens and restaurant so we did not get much sleep. Breakfast was OK too. Overall did the job for us at a reasonable price but do not expect too much and you won't be disappointed.

35

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  By steve_e_h... on Nov 11, 2009

Rooms a good size and with comfortable bed, but a bit dusty and not spotless but adequate. Took a while for hot water to come through but it did eventually,

Ate in the revolving restaurant upstairs which was an amusing feature that caused considerable confusion for all - where was the way out now???

Service in the restaurant was slow and haphazard. My husband asked for another beer - the head waiter told someone else to fetch it, who told someone else, who told someone else etc etc. It never arrived, probably because the person at the bottom of this chain was trying to do everything in the restaurant. When it was served the food was rather good though.

35

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  By Yorkshire... on Oct 10, 2009

A very nice hotel, with a good scenary, very close to the Taj Mahall, watch out for the beggers that might try steal somethings but they didnt bother us

35

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  By Arloyt on Jul 07, 2009

We payed over the odds to stay here, but we did arrive over new year. Our room certainly was not worth 8000INRs, but it was clean and comfortable. We had continuous problems with getting enough hot water for two showers, but housekeeping tried to rectify this problem.
The staff at the reception were extremely friendly and helpful and the food in the revolving (Merry-go-round) restaurant was ok.
The lobby area is very well maintained, but the rest of the hotel does need a bit of attention.
The hotel is located in a quiet area and is within walking distance of the Taj Mahal.

35

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  By Kaeru30 on Jan 01, 2008

The smashed mosquito carcasses on the wall of the hotel room (complete with smeared blood from previous victims) should have tipped us off. Even with a view of the Taj (a dim view unless the wind is blowing or the natives start adding catalytic converters) at $50 for a double we were a bit bummed. Rotating restaurant has good food at fair prices, but way too much light inside the restaruant at dinner to see out - and there's that smog during the day. Marble floors, large room, friendly staff, clean but worn linens. You can visit the vintage fitness center at the nearby Hotel Amar for 45 rupees (no cardio but some weights that look like they were owned by Jack LaLane). Great masala chai at breakfast!

35

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  By Stampgrab... on Apr 04, 2006

Nous avons passsé une nuit dans cet hôtel impersonnel, sans âme, qui reçoit surtout des groupes de touristes. La chambre était très bien, grande, avec un bon lit, propre et avec une belle salle de bain. Malheureusement, le jour où nous y sommes allés l'unique ascenseur était en panne. Le restaurant situé au dernier étage de l'hotel a une vue (lointaine) sur le Taj Mahal. Mais quand nous l'avons visité, nous avons aperçu un rat dans le couloir, ce dernier était inondé d'eau (il avait plu dans l'après midi), et une odeur de moisi:de renferné, ne nous a pas donné envie d'y diner. Nous sommes donc allés ailleurs.

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  By Pascale75... on Aug 08, 2011

Its an old hotel. When i was there, the lift broke down and attempts to repair was taken minimally. The restaurant is in the 7th floor and its the revolving type with the so called view of the Taj Mahal. Well, the sillhoutte of Taj Mahal could be seen, nothing more than that. I prefer the restaurant not to revolve due to the unpleasant sound from the motor.

The location is away from the city proper. Quite and good for resting. I had good exercise climbing up stairs for the meals. The food is ok.

The staffs are pleasant and helpful. No WIFI in the room but available for free in the lobby. Connection was bad.

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  By drnara on Aug 08, 2011

We found ooold biscuits and fruit that was "waiting for us" in the room.. the room was not clean and the hall was dusty and plenty of dead flies..! conditioner not working well and the only positive note was the position. Not suggested.

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  By Musically... on May 05, 2011

What a dump
It looks like a really nice hotel on the surface but underneath it is a mess.
We asked to change rooms as we were given a room with no window, the second room was on the top floor opposite the revolving restaurant. FIrst of all we had to get the sheets cleaned because although they were theoretically freshly washed they were stained in the way that no one wants to see! Secondly the floor was filthy and thirdly the revolving restaurant was noisy with kids on party visits and overpriced with badly cooked "Western" food. Friends staying on a lower floor had to put up with jackhammers and drills going until midnight and despite ringing the front desk only their pleas to the workmen shut them up. Of all the hotels we stayed in this was the most disappointing.

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  By OliveNewZ... on Apr 04, 2011

It is a quite average kind of a hotel. Not utterly bad but quite a few scope for improvement.

The lobby is nicely decorated and quite spaceous. There is a money changer desk. There were supposedly a massage parlour too, we never availed it anyway ...

The room we stayed was 615. It was spaceous. There was a 3 piece sofa set with a center table.

The amenities included a cooler (which, fortunately didn't make much noise and could be regulated), a dressing table, a mini fridge. Bathroom had a bath tub. No balconies. Broken windowpane.

The room didn't have adequate lighting. Remained darkish during night.

They aligned two single beds to prepare a double bed. The beds didn't quite fit in, hence a prominent gap remained in the middle. Funnily - they never tried to obscure it by covering it up with a double bedseet (as most hotels do ...) Moreover - they gave us two distinct blanket !!! Couples beware :)

Housekeeping did happen. Room service was prompt.

We had buffet breakfast. The first day it was good with Bread butter, Puri, three type of curries, boiled as well as fried eggs, canned juice ... The next day's was flop. Only bread butter, parantah (very very oily) , something like alu tikki, only fried egg and juice. No curry, no boild eggs

The revolving resturant was interesting. An experience in itself. It has a view of the Taj as well. They have a bino installed for viewing it up close! Food is pretty average. Chicken biriyani was a disaster. They however, had a great variety of items to choose from!

The place is NOT that close to the Taj as it claims to be. It is atleast 3-5 km from the eastern gate. People should try the following hotels - Hotel Sheela, Taj Khema and Oberoi Amarvillas (in that order) if they wish to be real close to the Taj. (Note: The tiket counter would be a bit far from these hotels)

The staff was fairly helpful and wel behaved. They were however not at all able to answer tourism related queries.

Overall I liked my stay and would like to recommend the hotel to others.

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  By xl3k on Oct 10, 2009

Despite reviews went ahead .Hotel grubby but serviceable.Room cleanish but dusty .Clean ,but not crisp ,linen;cleanish bathroom .Restaurant & food & service & price OK.Revolving restaurant fine pleasant atmosphere .The place would be fine if housekeeping better!
Didnot like scam ;Hotels one card machine willnot process UK CCards 9 despite accepting VISA Indian card.I & another Brit tried 6 C & Debit Cards between us on 3 occasions.Lots of staff Pantomime ;cleaning cards, blowing phone connections .Manager feigns surprise but it's obvious they want cash -necessitated me taking MC Pillion Ride to ATM where all cards worked .Same story from other Brit -his cards all worked in City too.Attitude of Staff unhelpfull very unimpressed especially as hassle in Agra needs a safe haven!

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  By Staff0rdD... on Jan 01, 2009

First Good things, Good Property, Good Interiors, Prompt Service, Room service, Restaurent & House Keeping eager to serve. Full point to Mr. Arun Sharma at Restaurent for his hospitality.
Bad Things - Worst food i ever had, it seems there is no specialised cheff, I tried Chinese which was like a road side stall, Indian was tasteless, Continental some what good, only good thing at Restaurent was prompt service and Mr. Arun Sharma. I was in executive suit, where AC was very noisy and vibrating, then it got down. They offered me normal room as replacement to executive suit at same rate. Front office behaviour was like we were on their mercy.

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  By bvishal on Nov 11, 2008

Stayed at this Hotel for a couple of nights. One word would best descibe this hotel, OK. Rooms are not the best, could do with a revamp and a gallon of paint, As some people have mentioned the reception area is nice. Beds were clean, however heating system in the rooms was terrible, had to ask for a heater, i do believe my Gran had when she was a child. If you stay here you must experience the Merru go rouund Restaurant, this restaurant turns as you eat, whcih can be confusing after a few beers. The food is great and service ok, but somebody tell the management to change the uniforms daily.. and give the place a makeover. Location is quiet, a few minutes walk to a shopping mall. Last point, don't pay top price for this hotel.

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  By cazash on Jan 01, 2008

6Fのスタンダードツインに宿泊しました。
部屋の鍵は開けづらく、木のドアは力を入れないと閉まらず。
窓が無く、暗い雰囲気の部屋でした。
内部は清掃されていましたが、家具のあちこちに傷やはがれなど損傷がありました。
バスルームには石鹸・シャンプー等のアメニティはありました。

夕食は最上階の回転レストランへ行きましたが、夜景は良くありません。
食事は美味しかったですが、回転する騒音がうるさく響くので落ち着けませんでした。
これといった景色・夜景でもないのに回転レストランにした意図が理解できません。笑
レストランのウェイターの対応は良かったのですが・・・お会計時にお釣りとして渡された札の内、2枚に破れたお札(破れてテープで止めた価値の無いお金)が紛れ込まされていました。直ぐに気づいたので交換しましたが、様子を見ているとレジとウェイターはつるんでこういう事をしていました。あの笑顔でスマートな対応は何だったのでしょう。気をつけましょう。

フロントは珍しく女性のスタッフもいましたが、全員無愛想。
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  By u-can1 on May 05, 2010

I stayed her in October 2007. The entrance way is modern and sterile. We were greeted by a hostile clerk and then shown to our dingy dirty room. Fortunately we were only staying one night. The widow was cracked and slimy with dirt. The toilet would not have been out of place in a gas station. Our room had a view of the Taj, which would have been true if we could see out the windows. The restaurant was average but when we sat down to lunch they were doing constuction as we ate. On the whole the staff were quite frienclly and helpful. But 2200 rs ($55.00) a night is way overpriced for this dump. We paid the same at the Holiday Inn in Jaipur and were treated to real luxury

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  By NYTim on Jun 06, 2011

What seems to be convinient to stay near the Taj Mahal (within walking distance) turned out to be a nightmare. This hotel was a waist of money. We tried to get some sleep since we wanted to see the Taj Mahal at the break of dawn. Not knowing that the hotel we stayed in, was being refurnished. They were breaking the floor on the 7th floor with a hammer and kept doing that untill 5 in the morning. Despite the two telephone calls I made during the night to the reception to ask them to stop. They told me they would send someone to check. However the noise kept on. I complaint at the reception and no one bother to say or do something. So we had no sleep at all.

There are also no restaurants in the neighbourhood. Their own restaurant is so to say far away from being good.

So Please avoid this hotel.

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  By Zahra020 on Jul 07, 2010

This is terrible, very dirty, not very long ago repaired hotel. In the box next to the old conditioner was a hole half the hands, dirty rooms, bring towels as they are with black reflections feet !!!!! Hotel employees dressed in clothes with holes !!!!! they are also dirty and fulfill requests from five time .........

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  By Hena_10 on May 05, 2010

This hotel claims to be clean and all that but is absolutely filthy. Some of the standard rooms have no window or any kind of ventilation. The so called "suite" (only one in the hotel) they had is basically a large room with very ordinary budget deco. And they charged a ridiculously amount of money for the suite. I don't have any nice thing to say about this hotel.

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  By Jesselton on Feb 02, 2010

My travel agent booked this hotel for my over-night stay in Agra. When I walked into their Receiption, I was impressed but the moment, we checked into the room it was total disappointment. Bathroom fittings were leaking, bath tub was dirty, no hand-shower and the bath room was getting flooded!!!

This hotel boast of Revolving Restaurant but it was not working. I could not see Taj Mahal from Red Fort and don't know how this hotel say, they have Taj Looking Rooms!!

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  By gimumbai on Oct 10, 2009

My husband and I toured around India in Summer 2009 and stayed in a number of hotels of varying quality. Thankfully, we only had to endure one night in this place.
The reception is bright and pleasant and the staff are perfectly pleasant an welcoming, but behind this initially promising facade is an awful hotel that shouldn't be allowed to call itself 3*.
Our room was dirty and desperately in need of updating. There was dust/general grime gathered in the corners where it clearly hadn't been thoroughly cleaned. The "air con"/fan was filthy and the window was black and damp. I then ventured into the bathroom which was unbelievable...the bath tub/shower was filthy with years of accumulated grime and there was black mould everywhere. The shower curtain was filthy with obvious stains and it stank of damp. I could go on but I'll let you look at the photos.

The TV and fridge didn't work (fridge also filthy) and horrifyingly there was not one working socket for my hair straightners/ipod; the one the fan was plugged into was cracked and fell apart as I pulled the plug out, the one by the dresser was hanging off the wall with trailing wires. I then pulled the cabinet out with the TV on it to try to access a plug there and was so disgusted by the filth and dirt behind it that I swiftly gave up on this mission!

Do not go there....

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  By ieb103 on Oct 10, 2009

If you want to stay in a dark, damp, danky hotel with no phone service; sandpaper toilet paper, sheets that chafe your skin;
a revolvng restaurant with a filthy carpet, and a breakfast buffet featuring green hard-boiled eggs, than this is your place.

15

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  By isdndave on Feb 02, 2009

We stayed one night in Agra on 12/1/09 and stayed at this hotel. First room we stayed in was absolutely filthy. The room was damp. Damp patches up the walls, fridge was disgusting, carpets were unhoovered and dirty. We were eventually moved to another room, which was also damp but not as bad as the first one. The sheets put on our extra bed for our 8yr old daughter were wet. Hotel staff in general unhelpful. Another resident was also complaing about the damp in their room at the same time as ours. Will not stay there ever again. dreadful & expensive

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  By mtobin on Jan 01, 2009

We stayed at Pushp Vilas for one night towards the end of a two week trip in northern India. We booked the hotel through a travel agent contact in Jaipur, whose opinion we will not recommend to anyone again.

First impressions - the hotel lobby is nice and the bar on the ground floor is fine. The bedrooms and bathrooms were fine on first view - certainly shabby but seemed manageable. It seemed like the lower end of a 3-star but we figured it was ok for 1 night. This is what our impression upon check-in was like, and we headed off to Fatehpur Sikri for the afternoon (highty recommmended).

But come evening, the truth started to materialise. Agra gets quite cold in the winter and the fog/smog makes it feel colder. But the heater in the room didn't work. And when I picked up the phone to mention this, turned out the phone didn't work either! So I trudged down to reception to complain and request an extra blanket, which was duly delivered to the room. Considering what I had just learned about this hotel, I wasn't surprised when the sheets were damp and looked ditrty. But then I tried to sleep on the sheets - and that's when I felt the bed bugs. It's quite an experience - like millions of little pricks and tingles all over your body. I knew I wouldn't get far with reception about this (and was so tired that it didn't make sense at the time to trudge down to reception to complain again) so I tried things to circumvent the matter - lying on the blanket itself and on a shawl. The little mites got through everything. In the end, I was so tired and so cold that I ended up sleeping in a chair.

Or trying to sleep in a chair. The hotel is a short walk from an outdoor theatre which runs a show every night telling the story of Shah Jahan and the Taj Mahal through song and music. And drums. Loud drums. With a narrator - a very loud narrator. This went on till 12.30am. Good thing I brought ear plugs.

The next morning, my room had hot water, whereas my friends across the hall had none - so they had to use my shower. Breakfast was abysmal and we felt unsure about eating or touching anything in sight. The revolving restaurant was briefly amusing, as we watched more and more dirt and muck get squished in between the revolving part and the bit it revolves on. Charming. One good thing is they give you 'dip' tea by default. I just about managed to have a couple of sips before deciding we needed to check out and fast!

Upon check-out, I mentioned much of the above politely, and albeit tiredly, to the staff. They hardly blinked and offered no apology. I kept heading for the door.

We paid INR 3000 for each room, which is what you would expect to pay for a 3-star. I'm absolutely shocked and appalled at one of the reviews here to see that others have paid 8000.

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  By maui50 on Jan 01, 2009

I never ever write reviews for places I stay at as I never get the time and I always nearly forget. I know that is not very good of me but it's just how it is.... however.....

This place is awful.... disgusting, damp, drab, tasteless, and a pathetic excuse for a hotel...

I would never in a million years ever recommend my worst enemies to stay in this hotel.

It worked out to about 44 pounds for one night and I could have got a cheaper B&B back room for half the price but 10 times nicier.

The room was dirty and damp, the windows never been cleaned, the light switches had dirt and grime on them, buttons missing off the TV, stains on the bed sheets, and a shower that just trickled with Luke warm water.

The staff, on the other hand, were extremely friendly, courteous and went out of their way to help you. Kind of made me feel sorry that they worked there. They would be so much better of working in a better and cleaner hotel.

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  By BubbaFett on Dec 12, 2008

Whooo wee. Worst hotel in the our two week tour of Rajasthan. Urine all over the 'cleaned for your protection' toilet. Ticks (yes ticks) in the bath tub. Nice drawing of a penis in the bar menu and...mega thumping Diwali disco right beneath our suite that shook the our entire room. When I asked when it would stop the reception said 12:30. Which worked well for our 4:30 AM wake up call. We supposedly had the best suite in the place. But with scraps of food clinging to the walls and the smell of puke eminating from the hall it was hard to believe. I don't know how much I paid for this as it was part of a package but my advice for Agra - pay a bit more and go 4 star and above or go small - home stay or the like. This place was gross. The management are bandits taking advantage of the steady stream of foreign cash that comes to Agra.

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  By TedBaxter on Nov 11, 2008

We paid extra to have a view of the Taj Mahal - what a laugh that is! HA HA HA. There was no view! If the Taj was visable through the trees we were unable to see any part of it! The air conditioner also condensed on that 'view' window making it nearly impossible to even see the trees! And the windows were so filthy dirty that they were nearly opaque. The sheets and towels again were filthy dirty!! The restaurant was filthy! Filty dirty dishes, filthy dirty forks and spoons, filthy dirty carpets, filthy dirty napkins and tableclothes. Disgusting. How can you expect me to eat there? No hot water in the bathroom shower - again! Filthy bathroom mats on the floor. Walls were filthy too! I got sick from the food! And I was sick for 2 days

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  By atthejers... on Jun 06, 2008

Bearing in mind the room rates, we were expecting the Pushp Villa to be a nice mid-range hotel, but when we arrived we were very disappointed with the standards. We had paid up-front for the room, so we couldn't walk away on arrival to find a better hotel. Although the public areas and restaurant are OK, our room and our friend's adjacent room were shabby and dirty and left a lot to be desired. The floor in our room, for example, was covered in boot marks from previous occupants. The soles of our feet kept getting dirty, so we kept asking for it to be cleaned, and eventually (about 10:30pm) a lad came with a wet towel and did his best to clean the floor. Then there were the dirty towels. We got those changed as soon as we could (see photo). The bathroom was very shabby (esp the bath tub-see photo) and in bad need of redecorating (see photos). The fridge was dirty inside (see photo) and looked like it hadn't been cleaned for weeks. The windows were also dirty and in need of cleaning. One of the electricity sockets was hanging off the wall, and one of the bulbs in the bathroom light was wedged in place by a piece of cardboard in an attempt (unsuccessful) to make the light work. We had paid quite a high price by local standards for a Taj View De-luxe room and were disappointed with the reality! Not knowing the exact location of the hotel, we expected the Taj to be close by, giving a clear view, but in reality the Taj is quite a distance away, so consequently the view from our bedroom window was very poor indeed (see photo). As you can see, there are local buildings blocking the view anyway, so the view of the Taj is restricted to just the very top of the monument and binoculars would be needed to see it properly.. Also, for many hours in the day it disappears completely - hidden in the Agra smog. So, based on our experience, think twice before booking a so-called TAJ VIEW DE-LUXE ROOM and if you like clean, well decorated rooms think twice about staying at the Pushp Villa! ! On our last night we voiced our concerns to management but they were not interested. The last straw was when we booked a taxi to take us to the station at 5:15am on the last morning to catch the early train to Delhi, but the driver didn’t show up.

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  By Delboy27 on Mar 03, 2008

We stayed one night. Reception might look smart but there's nothing going on in the rooms as far as renovation is concerned. Avoid the revolving restaurant. Only redeeming factor is proximity to new a/c shopping mall with a McDonalds!

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  By rottiefan... on Sep 09, 2007

We can be very short about this hotel..Just do not go there! It is old, dirty and the staff is unpleasant.

Dirty sheets, bugs in the bathroom and a lousy breakfast are not worth the 2000 rp we paid for one night.

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  By con_wen on Jul 07, 2007

The worst place we stayed in India.
When they changed the name and renovated the reception, they apparently forgot to clean the rooms. Our bathroom was disgusting.
The room faced the wall, the windows did not open and air- conditioning was broken.
The service basically consisted of coming several times to our room with stupid excuses and insisting on tips.
The mice in the restaurant were just a minor issue compared to other aspects.
Just avoid if you can.

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  By mpietra on Feb 02, 2007

We arranged for a one night stay in this hotel via an Indian Travel Agent - for a 3 star rating this is well below the grade.

On arrival the staff are pleasant and the lobby most welcoming - however at this stage we had missed the great big whole in the ceiling!! Bar on ground floor also looked nice and inviting and we were looking forward to dropping off our bags and heading down for a well earned drink following the long, early morning drive from Ranthambore.

We were shown to our room by two porters who hovered around for a tip - on giving one of the men 2 x 100R notes and gesturing to him to share it with his colleague he promptly put them in his pocket and told his companion to get some more from us!! A third porter soon arrived to return our passports and again waited for a tip and then before we could close the door there was another knock with someone else offering some fruit and biscuits - also looking for some compensation on his way out!!

As for the accommodation - the lock to secure the door was hanging on with one screw and the room was not very clean at all. Side areas were not wiped down, beds very worn with sheets and blankets that also appeared to be well past their best (and were also in need of a wash), along with the furniture. The bathroom also left a lot to be desired - a phone was in place - it did however look very old and all wires were cut but were just left hanging out of the wall which was just above the sink. We also witnessed serveral bugs who had laid to rest in the bath!

No sooner had we arrived did we check out - only stay here if you really have no other option!!

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  By UnsureTra... on Jan 01, 2007

We entered this hotel with great enthusiasm, that we will get some good Taj facing Room we had our reservation for Excusive room. But the hotel manager wisely gives us some rubbish room which has a good view of blind wall. On enquiring about this. This arrogant gentleman was trying to tell me that to get Taj facing room I have to pay Rs 3000 (Abut US 75 extra). But in fact the tariff of this room is not that much.
Since my stay was only one day I decided, not to raise my blood pressure and be satisfied with what I have got.
Room conditions are pathetic. All waiters are not willing to give any service unless you shell out good amount of tips.
Since it was summer, 75 percent of the hotel rooms were un-occupied, and central AC was un-operational. But manager was talking as if off season is our fault.

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  By on May 05, 2006

Mi Agente de Viajes, Lan & Kramer de Argentina,reservó para mí y parai esposo este asqueroso hotel, a un costo carísimo. Serncillamente: pésimo

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  By gaulas on May 05, 2010

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