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Lauries Hotel
Ranked #97 of 142 Hotels in Agra
Reviewed 29 November 2011

I agree this place has potential. It could be amazing. It could be grand - a historical oasis with a pool, a restaurant, and peacocks strolling around. It has potential for all that. Alas, it is not currently these things. The pros: It was very inexpensive at about $18 night. I imagine it was much quieter and cleaner than staying in many of the backpacker places in the Taj ganj area (which looked horrible - unless you could afford The Oberoi). The towels and sheets were clean. The staff were friendly, the manager was informative. It was quiet. Too quiet? The cons: The giant, dingy, dimly lit room (#61 - I'll get back to this) was sparsely furnished with beat-up 1960's era furniture and probably last painted around 1960 too. The dirt and grime was ground into the floors, fixtures, and fabrics with bugs crawling around giving it an un-lived in, depressing feel. The bathroom wasn't filthy but it wasn't quite clean either. There was no shower curtain or hot water and the bucket for washing yourself had a layer of grime in it. My husband's overall impression of Lauries was that of a horror movie; expansive park-like grounds; three big buildings with rows of doors and dark corridors; no one around; power cutting in and out. When we registered we noticed almost eveyone ahead of us had checked into Room #61. We could see all the room keys in their slots behind the desk except our room. Room #61! Eeeekk. . . Sorry, I'll be serious. The hotel is a bit of a drive to the Taj Mahal and other sights. There is internet and a small grocery down the street a short distance. It wasn't all bad but we couldn't wait to get out of there. Some paint and a good scrub would go a long way toward improvement.

Room Tip: Try room #61.
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

Excellent place to stay in twin World Heritage City namely Agra. Taxi/Auto Operators may miss guide - Don't fall in prey!. Real worthy calm and clean Hotel in the City. Polite Reception personnel.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank avisbharathi
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Reviewed 11 November 2011

We stayed in this hotel when going to Agra to see the Taj Mahal. It was away from the hussle and bussle, with a lovely garden. The staff were friendly and helpful. I would recommend this hotel it is a bit tired, but clean and the room was spacious. For the price it is great.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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6  Thank 527Robyn
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Reviewed 10 November 2011

We stayed there for one night and the experience was horrible. The whole hotel is completely deserted, with almost no furniture left. We were the only guests in the hotel, and there was a staff of 2. The room was dirty and we found a huge lizard in our room. It was also very noisy because of the constant horning outside.

One of the staff was also very pushy and went through our personal stuff when we were moved to another room.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2011

When I booked the hotel, I was in a doubt whether I took the correct decision or not, since I didnt find enough good reviews for the hotel. But, all went well, even if I have to say, it exceeded my expectation. It was just like we lived in english period when we stayed @ this hotel. Frankly saying, we talked more about this hotel than Taj mahal. :-) And, I have already planned to visit the hotel again just to stay there. Excellent service as well. The best part is there is no TV. If you are a photographer or a person who loves historical places, this is one such hotel you should not miss. After visiting the hotel, there are two things which occupied in mind for Agra. 1. Taj mahal, 2. Lauries Hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Athi_yesanplz
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Address: M. G. Road, Agra 282001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra District > Agra
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Ranked #97 of 142 Hotels in Agra
Price Range: $15 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Lauries Hotel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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