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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want shiny chrome and polished stone of the big brand hotels then this is not for you, however it does offer old world charm. Beautifully appointed rooms open out onto a Courtyard garden and are furnished with antique style furniture. The bathroom has a roll top bath with shower over which may be an issue if you're less... More 

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GrandImperial, General Manager at The Grand Imperial, Agra, responded to this review

Dear Ms.Angela, Greetings of the day from team - The Grand Imperial !!! We are delighted to note that you had a wonderful experience during your recent stay at The Grand Imperial Hotel. We have made a note of the electrics that caused displeasure to you, however; your positive comments are the source of motivation to the team for the... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a very beautiful hotel, what you would expect the Victorians to have stayed in. The rooms are gorgeous, and there is a step to get into the bath, very quaint. The food was lovely. We ate in the bar in the evening and had no complaints. the staff were all very attentive, we had a garland and a... More 

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GrandImperial, General Manager at The Grand Imperial, Agra, responded to this review

Dear Ms.Linda, Greetings of the day from team - The Grand Imperial !!! We are delighted to note that you had a wonderful experience during your recent stay at The Grand Imperial Hotel. Your positive comments are the source of motivation to the team for the services provided, which we are confident to take up to the next level. We... More 

maroochydore
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best experiences of my life. After a hot day at the Taj Mahal we entered an oasis, the staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful. On entering our rooms we were so impressed the staff went out of their way to make sure we were all comfortable. The rooms are magnificent we had and amazing Indian experience it... More 

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GrandImperial, General Manager at The Grand Imperial, Agra, responded to this review

Dear Mr.Vicki, Greetings of the day from team - The Grand Imperial !!! We are delighted to note that you had a wonderful experience during your recent stay at The Grand Imperial Hotel. Your positive comments are the source of motivation to the team for the services provided, which we are confident to take up to the next level. We... More 

Hermanus, South Africa
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55 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It had the charm of the Marigold Hotel with its faded elegance and sense of grandeur. Lovely large bedroom with eccentric bathrooms - a step to get into the bath! Very friendly staff who were helpful even if their understanding fell short of what we actually basked for. Food not bad and if you are staying for more than a... More 

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GrandImperial, General Manager at The Grand Imperial, Agra, responded to this review

Dear Mr.Nigel, Greetings of the day from team - The Grand Imperial !!! We are delighted to note that you had a wonderful experience during your recent stay at The Grand Imperial Hotel. Your positive comments are the source of motivation to the team for the services provided, which we are confident to take up to the next level. We... More 

Bournemouth
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, the positives. The room was exremely comfortable and well furnished, with a well appointed bathroom. Dinner in the restaurant (buffet) was good quality, though a little limited. The building is very picturesque. There is a distant view of the Taj Mahal from the roof. Now for the downside. When we asked about arranging a cab in the morning we... More 

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GrandImperial, General Manager at The Grand Imperial, Agra, responded to this review

Dear Mr.Brian & Mr.Paul, Greetings of the day from team - The Grand Imperial !!! We have acknowledged that you had a not-so-great experience during your recent stay at The Grand Imperial Hotel. We have made a note of the displeasure caused to you due to the transport facility & our security team member - "Monkey". However; we are glad... More 

Surrey, Canada
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57 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were given a room that had a musty odour that compromised our sleep. The air conditioning did not have a remote for setting the temperature and the fan just recirculated the warm, musty air. We did notice this when we arrived and perhaps we should have asked for a room change then. This may have given management time to... More 

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GrandImperial, General Manager at The Grand Imperial, Agra, responded to this review

Dear Mr.Douglas, Greetings of the day from team - The Grand Imperial !!! We have acknowledged that you had a not-so-great experience during your recent stay at The Grand Imperial Hotel. We have made a note of the displeasure caused to you due to the musty odour in the room. However; we are glad to inform you that we have... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very lovely old hotel. Great Garden and excellant food. The staff are exceptionally good and when we experienced a big problem with our laundry the dealt with it quickly and decisively. You can't go wrong staying here - much nicer than the modern ivory tower branded hotels.

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GrandImperial, General Manager at The Grand Imperial, Agra, responded to this review

Dear Mr.Craig, Greetings of the day from team - The Grand Imperial !!! We are delighted to note that you had a wonderful experience during your recent stay at The Grand Imperial Hotel. Your positive comments are the source of motivation to the team for the services provided, which we are confident to take up to the next level. We... More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night on a quick Golden Triangle Tour. I chose this hotel for its heritage nature as I find most 5 star hotels quite sterile and boring at times. We were upgraded to a beautiful room on the ground floor opposite the expansive lawn and looking onto the pool from the back side. We were impressed... More 

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GrandImperial, General Manager at The Grand Imperial, Agra, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings of the day from team - The Grand Imperial !!! We have acknowledged that you had a not-so-great experience during your recent stay at The Grand Imperial Hotel. We have made a note of the displeasure caused to you due to the jewelry seller & the puppeteer. However; we are glad to inform you that we have... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds were lovely as were the staff. My only issue with the grand imperial is that for a £50 a night, breakfast wasn't included and we were only allowed wifi on one device. Felt this was a bit stingy considering. The room was lovely, with old features but there was a strong smell of damp!

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GrandImperial, General Manager at The Grand Imperial, Agra, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings of the day from team - The Grand Imperial !!! We have acknowledged that you had a not-so-great experience during your recent stay at The Grand Imperial Hotel. We have made a note of the room smell & will work on it. However; we are glad to inform you that we have offered the facility of booking... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were very friendly, rooms were great, food was delicious, and definitely a place you can treat yourself at if you want to. For the price, we would have hoped for breakfast to be included, and wifi not limited to only one device. Certainly not a budget venue, but that's what people come here for! We were only here for... More 

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GrandImperial, General Manager at The Grand Imperial, Agra, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings of the day from team - The Grand Imperial !!! We are delighted to note that you had a wonderful experience during your recent stay at The Grand Imperial Hotel. Your positive comments are the source of motivation to the team for the services provided, which we are confident to take up to the next level. We... More 

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
THE GRAND IMPERIAL AGRA The Grand Imperial is the only Heritage hotel in Agra, and takes you into a world of Victorian Era. The wide arches and the red Lahori brick walls are a blend of Colonial and Mughal architecture.The Grand Imperial offers enough history to keep guests engrossed for days on end. There are special rooms, old mementos, photographs and macho stories of courage and velour that can be recounted over and over again. Located in the heart of the city of Agra, the hot seat of the Mughal Empire, the 100 year old Grand Imperial is constructed of biscuit bricks commonly referred to as Lahori bricks, which were also used in the construction of the world renowned monument of love - The Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. Post World War II the Imperial Hotel, as was then known, played host to distinguished guests such as the crown princes of England and Japan, Prince Aga Khan, Shri Moti Lal Nehru, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Jai Prakash Narayan and renowned cinema personalities such as Dilip Kumar, Madhubala and others. Its 16 chambers of princess rooms and 14 deluxe rooms are a blend of the new modern comforts with old Heritage ambience. The property consists of old heritage, Victorian style arches, rooms with large areas and ceilings, wide corridors and spacious verandahs, open gardens, etc. Enjoy the Victorian-Mughal Era, in the bar, with its array of excellent wines, and beers. The multi-cuisine restaurant, bar, health club, spa, and lush lawns, makes your stay memorable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Grand Imperial, Agra

Address: 32/107a Mahatma Gandhi Road, Opposite Dm Bunglow, Agra 282001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra
Price Range: $82 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Grand Imperial, Agra 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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“The rooms leading to the pool are amazing”
 of 5 bubbles DonaldNKatieB, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All suits in the ground floor are good as you have access to pool and garden at the same time”
 of 5 bubbles roll_number_7, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“On 1 st floor”
 of 5 bubbles Mjk1945, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“my room was pathetic”
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“Room looking out onto pool area is lovely.”
  • Fantastic heritage rooms.
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