by Carol P on May 13, 2013
We enjoyed our stay here. We put a lot of value on charm and ambiance, and this hotel had both - from the attractive arches and decorative tile floors, to the delightful pool and gazebo in the back courtyard. We were charmed by the welcoming flower garlands, the puppet show on the lawn, and the large breakfast buffet (with a made-to-order omelet bar). After a morning of sightseeing, we got to escape the bustle of Agra with a delightful swim and lounge by the pool, and then we relaxed with our books in comfortable chairs under the veranda, beside the fountain and garden, while a late-afternoon rain-shower blew over. Completely delightful.
Personally we like the charm and surprisingly modest prices of "heritage hotels" like this one; if we wanted something completely modern, without any signs of age or wear, we'd pick some steel & glass hotel to stay in which looks identical to the other chain hotels in New York and London. In that case, we would have paid more for our rooms, yet had no memory whatsoever of the hotel or its name today. In contrast, I admire the people who keep these classy old buildings going, though the expense and constant effort of upkeep and maintenance must be considerable. How often does one get to stay in a hundred-year-old building in the U.S. ?
by Grandimperial on Jan 07, 2013
Very Cordial team at the Grand made us comfortable when we checked in very late.....service excellent ...rooms very neat and clean...good food...very good ambience....my family just loved it.... would love to be back !!!
by johnnytraveller on May 03, 2013
I booked this hotel as it was fairly close to the railway station for my early go. It turned out to be quite impressive, built in a colonial style with pool and spa. The room was large and and well fitted out. Great shower and bathroom. Dining room was a little dingy but food was decent and had local musicians playing who were great.
Hotel was a little pricier than other hotels on the other side of town but I would recommend it for the quietness in a noisy town.
by Theredsofanfield on Apr 20, 2013
This hotel could indeed be grand but presently is in a very poor state. It requires investment to update it and more consideration towards guests requirements. It is quite shabby and the restaurant could do with brightening up, The food was ok but also very basic and limited choice. The bedroom was very spacious and provides one with a sense of the historical colonial past. Not much to say on a positive note due to the lack TLC which this hotel needs badly. If the TLC is applied I do believe that this could indeed be as it's name suggests Grand Imperial!
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