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“Beautiful rooftop restaurant cannot make up for the horrible rooms”
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Saniya Palace Inn
Ranked #98 of 145 Hotels in Agra
Panama City, Panama
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“Beautiful rooftop restaurant cannot make up for the horrible rooms”
Reviewed 11 February 2012

We got shown the rooftop restaurant first and were sold - look closely at the rooms first!!!! The bathroom supposedly had warm water - yes, but no shower head, just a bucket that drained to the floor of the bathroom, so to get to the toilet you had to step in old shower water. This was one of the noisiest places I have ever stayed in my life. From people singing, shouting outside the window and the door, constant noise. The bed was harder than a brick, the blankets smelled disgusting. The staff was friendly and helped us get train tickets - after a hefty tip. While this is in the center of Agra, it is not a place you want to go if you feel like sleeping.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 February 2012

When we arrived late in the evening the staff opened up the kitchen and made us dinner, a big plus! The roof top restaurant has a great view of the Taj Mahal. Other then that the hotel was shabby, smelled funny and the bed was humid and wet. We paid pretty much for a delxe room but it was the worst room we had so far on this trip. Good location, though.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

i spent one night in this hotel; the price we paid was reaaaaally cheap...we booked form Italy, and actually they didn't reserce what we asked, but anyway we found some rooms. In the bedroom there were just a double bed and a sink, the bathroom was very small. The cleaness of the bedsheets was....not so good, BUT afterall i would stay there again cause the view on Tah Mahal form the terrace was amazing, We had a good dinner there, and also the breakfast. The food was good and also cheap; and the view really makes you forget that the rooms are not so nice...

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 January 2012

We booked a 1000Rpbs DELUXE room back in about Sep for DEC 25 (that's right, it is Christmas!!), and had since been in touch w/ the hotel through emails. We gave them our scheduled arrival time (by train), and reconfirmed our booking with the hotel 2 or 3 days before our checking in, and they also reconfirmed our booking.

Our train from Dehli was pretty much on time, and so were we turning up @ the hotel for our pre-booked room. When we arrived we told the man in-charge @ the reception counter that we have a reservation and gave him our names. He then brought us (with other enquiring tourists) straight up to the roof restaurant and we were puzzled. When we asked him where was our room, he then brought us straight back down, out of the hotel building, crossed a small road!!

We refused to follow him further and asked him what happened. This slimy man told us he reserved a room for us in another block of building which according to him is the same hotel!! He urged us to follow him to look at the room in that of the other block for the same price. The room he showed us was ridiculously dark, damp, smell and horrible, and was actually belong to another hotel called xx Inn!!!

We confronted him, and he relunctantly admitted that all rooms of Saniya Palace were filled, and that he did not hold a room for us!!! Since it was Christmas, good and reasonable priced guest house are all full!! We spent the next few hours in Agra with our driver (who drove us from the train station to Saniya place) looking for a place to stay. We finally checked ourselves in @ about 8pm in the last available room in the Retreat and end up spending US$150 for a night!!

Our first trip to India was tainted by this slimy man in the Saniya Palace. Do not let him taints yours holiday, STAY AWAY FROM IT!!!!

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

I did not stay in the hotel, but enjoyed visiting the roof terrace for drinks and food and chatting with other travellers whilst gazing at the Taj Mahal as dusk fell. I stayed in a more boring/modern area, this place is in a back-packer area, with the associated pro's and con's! (even getting here involved negotiating around 3 different mini scam attempts from the tuk-tuk driver! You have to love 'em!) :-)

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Saniya Palace Inn

Property: Saniya Palace Inn
Address: Chowk Kagziyan,South Gate, | Taj Ganj, Agra 282001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra District > Agra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #98 of 145 Hotels in Agra
Price range (per night): ₹ 646 - ₹ 904
Hotel Class:1 star — Saniya Palace Inn 1*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Saniya Palace is a perfectly located budget hotel. Taj Mahal is 5 minutes walking distance, Agra fort is 2 KM and 2.5 KM from the Agra Fort train station and from Agra cantt 6 KM, airport 10 KM. We are in Old city of Agra full of tradition and full of mughal culture, even old market of Agra is walking distance from Hotel. We have one of the best terrace with the view of Taj Mahal. We provide multi cuisine. All clients relax on the terrace on their arrival to watch Taj Mahal with some drinks. The double Rooms start from 600 Rs to 1200 rs. We provide free pick up service during the day from the Agra cannt station. We always try to do our best service for our clients. We provide city tour of Agra with our believe persons. ... more   less 
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