This hotel is within walking distance of the Taj Mahal. It's on a busy road, but the hotel design perpendicular to the road means you don't hear too much road noise. We were given the choice between two rooms but chose the one without an outside window in order to have less noise anyway. However all rooms have a bizarre indoor window which gives onto the corridor (there are curtains). The main clientele of this hotel seems to be groups of Indian teenagers or Indian businessmen (in both cases they were noisy) - we saw virtually no other foreign tourists during the three nights we spent there.
Wifi was good in the room and there was a selection of TV channels in English. Staff and front desk were friendly and helpful, however generally gave the impression of being rather untrained, especially when it came to housekeeping (see below).
As seems to be usual in this type of hotel our "double bed" was two singles pushed together with separate bedding.
My main complaint here was the standard of cleanliness. The room itself was basically clean, but we did have to clean one of our bedside tables when we moved into the room, and I really don't think the bathroom is cleaned between each guest, let alone every day. I don't think the bathroom mirror has ever been cleaned since the hotel opened.
The hotel has a sign outside saying it's "three star luxury", and behind the front desk is a sign saying "luxury tax applied" however I think luxury is not a concept with which they're very familiar.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Taj-facing rooms and Taj-facing dining on our roof-top restaurant will make your stay memorable. Our comfortably furnished rooms include free breakfast, free wi-fi internet and Flat-panel LCD TVs with 100+ channels for your entertainment. ... more less