The Taj Mahal might well be the world’s most recognisable man-made marvel. The ode to love, in its delicate architectural form, draws in curious visitors by the millions each year, and where there are tourists there are hotels. So many hotels, in fact, that finding a good one in Agra can be a headache. But never fear; the Travelmag list is here.
While there is nowhere quite like the Taj Mahal, with its ornate finials and cupolas, in terms of accommodation, there are some excellent rooms available in Agra. We have filtered out the best four and five star hotels based on factors like price, location (which is especially important in a hectic city like Agra), amenities and previous guest reviews over the past six months.
Privates from £76/ night
One of the big selling points of the Gateway Hotel is the view of the Taj Mahal. The hotel has a good range of public amenities such as a swimming pool, shop, bar, restaurant and tennis court. All rooms are well-appointed, inclusive of hairsryer, toiletries, kettle and a flatscreen TV with cable. There is a personal safe in each room for your valuables and some of the fares include a breakfast.
Privates from £48/ night
Hotel Atulyaa is closer to the Taj Mahal than most hotels of a higher quality. The good location is improved upon by a competitive price, which includes a decent breakfast. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, open throughout the year, with a seating area beside it. The rooms are pleasant and comfortable and are packed with amenities and nice touches, such as slippers, minibar and ironing facilities as well as the customary TV and toiletries.
Privates from £99/ night
For a taste of life in the lap of luxury during your time in Agra, the ITC Mughal is a popular and well-reviewed option. The layout and furnishings throughout the hotel indicate a decided step up in class from the competition without a steep increase in the price. Facilities like the pool, fitness centre and bar offer good activity options for guests onsite, before retiring to the plush, air-conditioned rooms with their large flatscreen TVs, minibar and en-suite bathroom.
Privates from £63/ night
Howard Plaza – The Fern is a swanky hotel that is well suited to welcome varied groups of people, including couples and business travellers. There is an extensive list of treatments available at the onsite spa, while dining and snacking is possible at the hotel’s restaurant, coffee shop or bar. Room service is available and all rooms are rather spacious, with hardwood floors, air conditioning and flatscreen TVs being just a few of the amenities available to guests.
Privates from £48/ night
With great value for money and closer to the Taj Mahal than most other hotels on this list, Taj Resorts is a popular choice, especially with couples. Rooms are comfortable, with feather pillows, air conditioning, bathrobes and free toiletries. Most rooms also have a small sitting area, with a tea and coffee maker. Throw into this mix an onsite pool and restaurant and free breakfast and it’s easy to see how money seems to stretch rather far at this location.