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The Gateway Hotel, Agra
Ranked #8 of 145 Hotels in Agra
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“taj view”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

we stayed 2 nights and had a room with the view of the taj, once the fog had lifted you could see it although it was in the distance,the room was very large tastefully decorated and it had a good size bathroom, we only had breakfast in the hotel what a choice yummmy, all the staff were very polite and friendly

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

Don't come here expecting a cultural experience or anything drawing on the area's huge heritage. This is Marriott/Hilton -on-Taj and as has been mentioned its beginning to seem a bit tired. The Taj views from the upper floors are distant, but to be honest that shouldn't really be coming as a surprise. Our superior room was certainly adequate though the bathroom was very small.

Facilities-wise we didn't use the garden. The 24 hour multi-cuisine restaurant that also hosts the evening buffet was in our viiew very substandard, and nothing we ate there obver three breakfasts and a dinner there struck any positive notes. But then you come across the indian restaurant and those guys can really cook to the point where they delivered possibly the best Indian food of our 17 day stay, and without breaking the bank. So pretty poor in one respect and magnificent in another.

Same goes for the staff- front desk staff couldn't be more helpful, but then there was the boy who told us so many times that he made up our room every day that it crossed from mild amusement into irritation. And the concuerge who we asked for the address of a photo dealer and who didn't bother to get back to us. So a series of contradictions that average out to well, about average.

I believe the hotel considers itself five star. Well no, not by European/N American standards anyway. However the sad fact is that getting much better than this in Agra is going to cost you.

Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 February 2012

The Gateway Hotel, Agra, though belongs to the Vivanta brand of Taj, it failed to impress me. Its a good hotel but with low in luxury features. If you compare the hotel with the other Luxury hotels presence in Agra, you will be dissappointed. They have a great property but have spent little on rooms. The service is Taj standard but the food was not upto its mark. Altogether a good hotel, but if you want luxury experience, you have better choices

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

Yes, they do have views of the Taj Mahal, but only from rooms on the front. The roof is currently out of bounds due to security. Whilst the rooms were not the largest we experienced in India, they did have all the essentials. Restaurants and food were good; not too busy and the staff were attentive. Overall a very pleasant experience

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

Expectations weren’t that high, but the hotel was fine with a lovely pool area and friendly staff. Our room was fine; with a good view of the Taj Mahal in the distance (and all the life on the main road outside). Breakfast buffet (with eggs / omelettes cooked to order) was fine. On our “night off Indian food”, my pasta meal was fine, but the pizza was disappointing. Really enjoyed a lazy afternoon by the pool. All in all, a perfectly reasonable hotel; worth "three and a half" out of five.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

This was our first stop in India and a great introduction. Very comfortable and a friendly and helpful staff. No view of the Taj except from the roof. Swimming pool too cold in January.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2012

Pros: great service and good location. Has a kinky shower that has a glass window through to the bedroom with optional mechanical screen. Great pool (unheated) and big backyard area

Cons: food there is terrible and the shops on the lower floor are filled with push sales people (you'd think the hotel would prevent that)

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Property: The Gateway Hotel, Agra
Address: Fatehabad Road, Agra 282001, India
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Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra District > Agra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Agra
#5 Family Hotel in Agra
#7 Business Hotel in Agra
#7 Luxury Hotel in Agra
#8 Spa Hotel in Agra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — The Gateway Hotel, Agra 5*
Number of rooms: 100
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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