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Courtenay, Canada
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Friends Paying Guest House was a great place for our family of five to spend two cold late December nights. We occupied one double and one four-bedded room. Rooms and bathrooms are basic, but clean. The service is great, and the kitchen provides tasty meals. We wish the weather had been a little warmer and less foggy because we were...

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Reviewed 26 December 2014

Four of us (two indians and two germans ) stayed at Friend's guest house on 22nd Dec ,2014 and it was a very good experience. A very nice , clean and homely ambience ,combined with good management skills of the Family running the Guest House made us relax ,eat and interact at peace. Away from noise and best economical place...

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friendguesthouse, Manager at Friends Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you my friend for staying here with your friends and Thank you for Highlight Cleanning and peaceful place . we had really good christmas party .we miss you a lot guy's . Hope you will be come back celebrate new year with our family . you had delux room , at that time there some problem in hot water...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 December 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the friends paying guesthouse and really enjoyed our time there. A family run guesthouse, they certainly do everything in their power to look after you which we certainly appreciated. One minor thing was the hot shower which was merely a dribble out of the shower head (given it was the middle of winter). But really not a...

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friendguesthouse, Manager at Friends Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for staying in my home and highlight " Good location ,Very helpful and accommodating " yes our location is very close to the Taj Mahal Eastern gate ( Ticket Counter ) . for Hot shower we need to Turn on Everythime 20 minutes before switch of hot water after it's works . Thank you for your honest rating...

Reviewed 15 December 2014

The Friends Paying Guest House was a great place to stay. Providing only what you need, rooms are clean and sufficient. But what really makes this, is the family who runs it. Nothing you ask for is too much trouble. Bilal (the son of the owner) and his brother could not do enough, whether it be provide some advice, have...

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Wasn't sure whether to rate this 3 or 4 because it is very basic: small rooms with not very good shower, we weren't given soap, towels or loo roll. That said the guys who run it are really nice, and the restaurant terrace was a good place to meet other travellers (food was pretty average). One of the brothers suggested...

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Bruges, Belgium
Reviewed 5 December 2014

I enjoyed my stay at the Friends Paying Guest House. Owners were very friendly and helpful. When I arrived I felt sick and when I told the guy straight away he got his car out and took me to a pharmacy. I booked a standard room but changed to a deluxe room. Rooms are basic but clean. The location is...

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friendguesthouse, Owner at Friends Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much Mr. Peter to Giving your Good Rating . Guest is God , You staying in My Home so is My Responsibility to look after you and Take Care about your Health and Everything . Thank you for Sharing this on trip advsior . I am very Appreciated with your Kind and Honest Review . Thank you...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 25 November 2014

i enjoyed my stay here very much , friendly owners and good food , i would certainly stay here again when i would be in Agra again. Taj Mahal is around the corner , and if you need any advice , its there

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friendguesthouse, Manager at Friends Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Mr. Keezi . Thank you very much for the Review , You are very kind Person . We Have Free Tourist Information Center , we provide to all Guet's Free Tourist Information , What to do and What not to do in Agra . Our Home Stay is Goverment Authorised , We have professional People who take care...

Rybnik, Poland
Reviewed 25 November 2014

Good location, honest and helpful staff. Taj Mahal can be seen from the roof top. Food very tasty although you have to wait for it a lot. Free Wi-Fi, rather fast for Indian standards. Better to take deluxe rooms as in the standard ones there is no hot water.

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friendguesthouse, Manager at Friends Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for writing us Review My friend ! We Have Hot Water for All the Tourist . Standard Room have Hot water in Special Bath room not inside the Room , Delux Room have Hot shower inside the Room . We have all kinds of Rooms Cheap and Good .

Sala
Reviewed 17 November 2014

Value for money, good size rooms in a (for being India) quiet street. Perfect to be able to walk to Taj Mahal (East Gate) in 10-15 minutes. ATM at street corner, 2 minute walk. Great outdoor seating area. But what really made this place excellent was the family-run vibe. The two young brothers went out of their way to organize...

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Reviewed 9 November 2014

Firstly, I notice many of the positive reviews on here are incorrect English and incorrect descriptions of the guesthouse. This level of English is unlikely from native English speakers and the reviews are said to be from UK, London etc. Makes me question the validity!!! Very Good location for visiting the Taj Mahal and some views of the taj from...

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friendguesthouse, Manager at Friends Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Guest , Thank you so much for write us Review . In India Tain Transportatation is the Best and Cheap ! you can go everywhere by Train . Many People in India Travel by Train and Indian Population in Billion .So just Imagine Train Easily Full and Tickets is Very hard to get some time . We have travel...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"Explore the epitome of love and one of the most visited destinations of the World: Agra, with all home-like comforts and exceptionally customer friendly services..... Backpacker Panda, one of the finest hostels to enjoy and experience the fascinating historical Mughal city, always on its toes to serve you the best! Located just a stone's throw away from jaw-dropping splendid white marble mausoleum, Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of world! Just believe! Neat and clean dorms with cozy mattress, a multi cuisine restaurant with finger-lickin' food, well-equipped kitchenette, coffee and tea making facility, fast and reliable Wi-Fi, friendly and immensely helpful crew, clean and hygienic washrooms, safe abode, pure drinking water......Perfect for relaxation after exploring the magnificent city of love! So come, stay and live your backpacking moments! " ... more   less 

Additional Information about Friends Paying Guest House

Address: P-6, Taj Nagri | Eastern Gate Taj Mahal, Tajganj, Agra 282001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra
Price Range: ₹ 655 - ₹ 785 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Friends Paying Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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