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“A renovated old hotel” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Utkarsh Vilas
Ranked #105 of 146 Hotels in Agra
Manila, Philippines
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33 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“A renovated old hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2011

My travel agent recommend this hotel for our stay in agra as part of our package tour in india. Hotel design is moorish-indian architecture nice to take photo in front of the hotel. the huge lobby is simply furnish with white paint all over the place. Room and bathroom are old but have been renovated. Pool is under repair during our stay. It's nice to have a shopping mall across the street. but we have latter found out that it only have limited tenants. We ate in the hotel restaurant for our dinner, breakfast and lunch and find the food to be above average. Taj Mahal is so elegant and beautiful for photo in all angles.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dom094
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2011

the hotel looks very pretty on the outside but like many other hotels in india they lack that "sparkle" factor im looking for. dont bother with their fridge and try not to use the stairs but the price isnt bad, the bed soft with marble washrooms. also, the staff of this hotel more than makes up for the lack of amenities. they were extra attentive both at the restaurant and at the concierge and even helped me print out my airplane ticket which i lost in transit for free.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank papemelroti
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New Delhi, India
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2011

i booked this hotel through hotel website. Trip advisor shows some very good comments and some horrible comments about this hotel, i decided to go for it.
i travelled with my wife and son, its very hot out there in agra during april. The best part of this hotel which i liked is the hotel lobby. we were very tired and feeling very hot but the huge lobby and the chilled atmosphere changed evrything, we were feeling as if we had landed to some hill station. Believe me the centrally airconditioned was chilling us in the summer. Above all here we can find the best front office team u can find anywhere in the world. Everything was so organised we were offered tikka and garlanding[the traditional indian welcome] followed by welcome drink. It took no time for the check in and the bell boys escorted us to the room. Just like lobby, room was very beautiful and comfortable, bathroom was clean and spacious.
we had very good dinner and the breakfast next day morning. The swimming pool was neat and clean. Thought of staying extra night but time didnt permit us, but we will be coming back soon to this hotel and definetly recommend this hotel to ur friends back at delhi.

full credit goes to the owner and the general manager who have such a wonderful sweet team working with them.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2011

I've read quite a few positive reviews about this hotel and decided to try it since India is such a dirty place so didn't want to stay in a dingy hotel. Upon my arrival from Delhi, I was very disappointed as the hotel wasn't what it seems to be a what was written in the reviews. The hotel was very lifeless, being welcomed by withered flowers in the middle of the lobby and worst of all, there wasn't a proper staff at the reception to check me in and I've got to wait for quite awhile.

The room was alright but the toilet had a very bad stench. Was promised to have a background view of the beautiful Taj Mahal and it was indeed just for publicity purposes. Breakfast was horrible because the food was cool and it was just leftovers though it was before 10am. Was really disappointed.

The word unpleasant is an under-statement to describe my experience. Horrible hotel with very unhelpful and rude staffs!!! Definitely not recommended!!!!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Suz_Kindel
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Singapore, Singapore
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2011

The hotel room we got was clean, spacious, with a nice bathroom. Hot water is reliable and shower jet is strong (after 2 weeks in India, you learn to take nothing for granted). The decor and lighting is nice, the bed is comfortable, I would say a 4* standard. We have stayed in some dingy places so when we saw this room, we were delighted.

Downside is no free wifi (only in lobby at Rs 100 per hour). No room view to speak of, but that's not important for us.

Another point we liked was that the hotel is opposite a mall and a large supermarket, where you can get anything including clothes. Very useful for grabbing toiletries, spare clothes on the cheap, snacks etc.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Utkarsh Vilas

Property: Utkarsh Vilas
Address: Fatehabad Road | Opposite TDI Mall, Basai, Agra 282001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#30 Spa Hotel in Agra
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,346 - ₹ 5,816
Hotel Class:3 star — Utkarsh Vilas 3*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Utkarsh Vilas is located 1 Kilometer from the Taj Mahal. An interlude at the Utkarsh Vilas is truly unforgettable. Enriched by the royal service makes an interlude at The Utkarsh Vilas exclusive and unforgettable. Come and stay at Utkarsh Vilas for a true luxury. Hotel is centrally located and all the monuments are nearby. ... more   less 
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