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“the `penthouse' room has a view of the Taj” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Saniya Palace Inn
Ranked #88 of 145 Hotels in Agra
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“the `penthouse' room has a view of the Taj”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

We opted to pay for the `best room' in this hotel, as it had a view of the Taj; it was on the roof next to the restaurant, so it was noisy at times. The stairway to the rooftop went right past the window, and the kitchen was just below, so there were lots of people going past at all hours. Perhaps not a good choice if peace and privacy are high on your list, but we enjoyed the stay here. Convienient location; good food; bathroom just okay; hot water dodgy; cleanliness average; toilet paper extra charge.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

I spent 1 day @night in this hotel during the March month. Peoples are nice, good services, excellent food and restaurant , very good position 3 minutes to Taj, excellent roof terrace with good landscape and atmosphere, good report price-quality. I recommend this place. Thank you very much for your kindness hospitality. Don't miss Baby Taj, avoid rush hours for visiting big Taj Mahal.
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Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

We stayed there for two nights. We had the delux room at 1,000RS and it was not worth it. The room was stinking - humidity. There was no window, there were big stains over the wall and the bathroom was almost disgusting. I am used to travel in unexpensive hotel but this one was really not worth the price.
However, they really have a great rooftop with a good veg resetaurant.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2012

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

After confirming a double room twice by email and once on the phone that morning, we turned up to Saniya Palace (very tired after a long train journey) and were shown a dirty bed in a blocked off corridor and were told that we could stay there and move into a room the next night. They have so many people and good reviews that they don't seem to care about mistreating guests who will probably only stay for one night anyway. We had to find another place late at night.

So we didn't end up staying here, but I wanted to warn other travellers that this might happen.

This part of Agra is right next to the Taj with great rooftop views, but it is surprisingly the worst part of India that we went to. Really dirty and squalid, which surprised us as there are so many tourists, and it wouldn't take much to clean up the area and give the people who live right by the Taj a better quality of life.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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New Delhi, India
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

was trying to stay here for one night and booked over the internet. On actual day of arrival, due to train delay, common in India, called to say will be late. A male staff said on the phone all rooms are booked. After some discussion, he said will get one room for me. Upon arrival however, they claim no more rooms. Was brought to another place which charged two times what was promised, won't let you go off, a total rip-off. Be careful of the staff there. Stay at your own risk.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank saviour789
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Munich, Germany
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55 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012 via mobile

Very basic, but in many countries you would pay ten times the price for the view alone. The roof top terrace with the view of the Taj Mahal (sunset and sunrise) is magnificent, but be aware of the monkeys at sunrise when they are roam the streets. In short walking distance to the entry and exit gate of the Taj.

Stayed April 2012
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Property: Saniya Palace Inn
Address: Chowk Kagziyan,South Gate, | Taj Ganj, Agra 282001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #88 of 145 Hotels in Agra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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 only 2.5km from the Agra Fort train station and only 150m from the South gate of the Tal Mahal.Double Rooms start from 400 Rs with En suite. (from 600 Rs with Breakfast) With pick ups from the station you'll be relaxing in 5 mins watching the sun set with superb views of the Taj Mahal.The good quality roof top restruant provides a great place to discuss the forthcoming trips and sights around Agra, making it the simple, cheap and comfortable place to start your trip in India. ... more   less 
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