We specifically requested the Gateway Hotel because they stated some rooms had a view of the Taj Mahal, and we were not disappointed. The room gave a wonderful view of it on the first day, but on the day we left it was lost in the "fog", so we were very fortunate. To get the view you have to put up with a bit of noise from the road below, even though there was triple glazing on the windows, and we were on the 7th floor. It didn't disturb our sleep, so was not a problem for us. Perhaps we were used to the honking noise after 13 days on tour.
Reception staff were pleasant, and while going through the formalities, we were given the usual refreshing drink. The room was comfortable, with plenty of room for bags, hanging space, laptop computer desk and connections. It was clean, the bed very comfortable and the bathroom provided all the usual comforts of home.
The grounds had a lovely swimming pool in a nice garden with comfortable lounges to relax in the sun. The pool didn't appear to be heated, so my swim was short. All these facilities were in good order and the towels they supplied (as in all the hotels we stayed in) were fresh and clean.
The breakfast room was large and airy with a good breakfast buffet, even though on one morning we had to eat before 6.30am for our trip to the Taj Mahal. We ate in the dining room on both evenings, and the á la carte meal was, as we had by now come to expect, tasty and interesting. It was a very pleasant place to eat as it was relatively small and had a quiet atmosphere, as it did not cater for large tour groups.
We can recommend the Gateway Hotel, but a "Taj view room" must be requested on booking and confirmed, or you might be given one on the other side.
We would happily recommend the Gateway Hotel. While it was obviously an old hotel that has been renovated, it is a clean and pleasant hotel to stay in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ABOUT THE GATEWAY HOTEL FATEHABAD ROAD AGRA: Set amidst six acres of landscaped gardens, The Gateway Hotel Fatehabad Road Agra offers an excellent view of The Taj Mahal from many of its rooms. GETTING THERE & AROUND:• 5 km from the railway station• 10 km from the airport• 3 km from The Taj Mahal. STAY:• 100 rooms including suites• Wi-Fi internet throughout the hotel• Television with cable/satellite channels• Electronic safe. Standard City/Pool View Rooms: Well-appointed rooms. Superior Taj View Rooms: With a mix of contemporary and Mughal design, these rooms offer an excellent view of the Taj Mahal. Executive Taj View Rooms: An elevated sitting area in these rooms on higher floors offers a breath-taking view of the Taj Mahal. Executive Suites: These have a private library, a DVD Player and a spectacular view of the Taj Mahal. HANGOUTGAD - All Day Dining: The all day dining restaurant serves Indian and International cuisine. Jhankar: For traditional Indian cuisine(19:30 till 23:30 hrs only) Saqui: For a fine selection of wines, spirits and cigars. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Gateway Hotel, Agra Hotel Agra
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