The hotel is just 5 minutes from the Tah Mahal and the view from the rooftop restaurant is fabulous. Over breakfast or in the late afternoon we spent many hours drinking masala tea or coffee observing life on the rooftops of the city (flying kites, training pigeons, monkeys) and the street below (cows, religious parade, local traffic). The hotel is next to the local chawk (market) and we didn't even notice we were in a touristy area until we finally visited the Tah Mahal on our third day.
The first (AC) room we took was very dusty and clearly hadn't been used for a while. There was a problem with the power supply and we weren't able to use the aircon for most of the night. Actually the hotel has a backup generator but we didn't know that so we didn't re-start the aircon. The next day we switched to a much better non-AC room that was a lot cleaner and got a discount as well.
There's an Internet cafe downstairs with a very helpful guy at the "travel desk" who didn't mind advising us even if we didn't buy our train tickets through him. The owner of the restaurant also gave us lots of helpful information on sights and local transportation.More