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3 star hotels in Agra

Discussion in 'Hotels' started by HiranBep, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. HiranBep

    HiranBep New Member

    I am trying to find a decent hotel to stay at in Agra, and it is quite difficult to find a suitable place. The hotels I have seen are either too expensive or too low graded types which also look like they won't provide a comfortable stay.

    I can not afford an expensive place so would have to settle midway for a 3 star.

    I would like some help in finding some 3 star hotels in Agra, which are clean.
     


  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello, welcome to the forum!


    Overview

    Three-star hotels are usually good mid-range accommodation options. They are priced on the mid-range, provide more spacious rooms and there's a myriad of facilities and services that other lower-range hotels doesn't have. There's a bit of a luxury to them, though they won't be as lavish as four-star or five-star properties. Therefore, they are very suitable for individuals who are on a budget but don't want to stay in properties that won't have much facilities or would compromise on the quality of services provided for them. In Agra, there are a variety of three-star properties but not all of them are worth staying in. In this guide, we would highlight the best three-star hotels in Agra, those that have a balance of facilities, quality services and value for money.

    Best Three-Star Hotels in Agra

    1. DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel - DoubleTree By Hilton is a worldwide hotel chain, that started out in Scottsdale in Arizona. The Agra chain of the Double Tree By Hilton is around five kilometres away from the Taj Mahal. The Agra Fort is about six kilometres away from the hotel. It is a bit further from the Agra Cantonment Railway Station, which is around eight kilometres away. The hotel has a very interesting architecture, from the uneven buildings, up to the almost rooftop swimming pool. The reception is quite lavish, with the marble flooring and regal furnitures. You can choose from three different types of rooms, namely: Guest Room, Deluxe Room and Suite. All rooms have hardwood flooring and wooden furnitures. Interiors are very simple but exude elegance, especially with the framed decors and posh lamp accents. Bathrooms have separate glass-panelled shower areas as well. From your large floor to ceiling windows, you can enjoy a view of the swimming pool or city, with the distant Taj Mahal visible too. For dining, you won't need to venture outside as the property has a variety of choices for you. North 27 is their all-day dining restaurant, where you can enjoy a wonderful buffet spread or ala carte meals. Cuisines range from North Indian, to Continental and to Chinese. Kebab-e-que is their night time only restaurant which serves grilled delights from the Mughlai and North Indian cuisines. Deck 78 is their poolside lounge, where guests can indulge in snacks and other varieties of cocktails. There's also The Food Store, where guests can buy fresh sandwiches and pastries that they can munch on while they're touring Agra. Plush Bar can be enjoyed by adults as it has a wide variety of wines, spirits and cocktails on its menu, plus the laid-back setting can relax them. Other facilities in the property are a fitness centre, salon, business centre, meeting rooms and travel desk. Providing excellent facilities and services to guests, you truly get your money's worth when you stay in the DoubleTree By Hilton in Agra.
    • Room Rates - Guest Room at Rs. 3,250/Night, Deluxe Room at Rs. 5,250/Night and One Bedroom Suite at Rs. 10,250/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Work Desk With Chair, Sitting Area, Flat-Screen Television, Wardrobe Closet, Safe, Mini Bar and Attached Bathroom (Living Room and Dining Room in Suites)
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurants, Bar, Swimming Pool, Fitness Centre, Salon, Business Centre, Meeting Rooms, Travel Desk, Parking, Internet, Elevator and Gift Shop
    • Address - No. 2, B/H 1 & 2, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
    • Contact Number - +91 56 2710 2323
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    DoubleTree By Hilton (Image from Booking)

    2. Hotel Atulyaa Taj - The Hotel Atulyaa Taj is merely 350 metres away from the Taj Mahal Eastern Gate Ticketing Counter. The Taj Mahal itself is a few minutes of walking away from the property. For other attractions though, like the Agra Fort and Mehtab Bagh, it's best to hire a taxi or auto rickshaw to reach them. The best feature of the property is its rooftop restaurant that overlooks the Taj Mahal. The rooftop area also has a swimming pool, a bit small but provides enough entertainment and leisure for guests. The hotel has a contemporary architecture and design. The lobby is very simple but functional, with ample couches and even a television for waiting guests. You can choose from two different types of rooms, Deluxe or Super Deluxe. Rooms are very spacious, with wooden accents and hardwood flooring. They were tastefully designed and give one a more modern vibe. Dining options include The Exotica, the aforementioned rooftop restaurant, and The Pavillion, their indoor restaurant which serves Indian, Continental and Oriental dishes. To reach the upper floors of the property, there's a working lift that one can use, very convenient for the seniors or those who have plenty of luggage with them. There's a business centre as well, with a few computers and printers, in case you need to do some work. A basic property close to the Taj Mahal as its unique selling point, the Hotel Atulyaa Taj won't disappoint the three-star hotel fanatics.
    • Room Rates - Deluxe Room at Rs. 2,250/Night and Super Deluxe Room at Rs. 3,000/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Sitting Area, LCD Television and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurants, Swimming Pool, Elevator, Business Centre, Internet, Travel Desk and Parking
    • Address - No. 538, Near Shilp Gram, Taj Mahal Eastern Gate, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
    • Contact Number - +91 56 2223 3075
    3. Hotel Seven Hills Tower - This property is about 1.5 kilometres away from the Taj Mahal Western Gate. The Agra Fort is about 3.3 kilometres away from the property as well. Hotel Seven Hills Tower has its signature rose petals smell which always delights the guests. You would find rose petals scattered everywhere, from the lobby, to the common areas, which gives a lingering subtle floral scent. The exteriors and interiors of the property are both very modern, starting with the well-decorated lobby area, where you'd get your first whiff of florally petal scents. The rooms are simpler, with just hardwood flooring and whitewashed walls but the best part is that they are kept clean and sanitised. There are two dining options in the property, the first one is located on the ground floor near the reception, known as the Deewan E Khaas. This restaurant serves both buffet and ala carte meals, with a wide variety of Indian vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. The second one is Frontier, which is their rooftop restaurant, serving dishes from the Mughlai cuisine. The restaurant offers a view of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort during sunny days. There's also a rooftop swimming pool, separated into a children's swimming pool area and an adult swimming pool area. There are some lounges as well, plus a small bar slash lounge beside it. Other facilities in the property are internet, parking, elevator and business centre.
    • Room Rates - Single Room at Rs. 3,600/Night and Double Room at Rs. 4,000/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Sitting Area, Flat-Screen Television and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurants, Swimming Pool, Internet, Parking, Elevator, Business Centre and Tavel Desk
    • Address - G-2, Jasoria Enclave, Fatehabad Road, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
    • Contact Number - +91 56 2223 7700
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    Hotel Seven Hills Tower (Image from Booking)

    4. Hotel The Taj Vilas - The Hotel Taj Vilas is located to the south of the Taj Mahal Eastern Gate Ticketing Counter, about 20 minutes of walking away. It is situated in the Fatehabad Road and sports a simple creamy facade with reflective window panes from the outside. The lobby is spacious but has just simple marble flooring and a few couches. The rooms are fitted with very modern amenities like a mini bar and television. The interiors are modern but minimalistic, with just whitewashed walls and tiled flooring. There are huge windows overlooking the city of Agra as well. There's an in-house restaurant that serves Indian and European cuisines to guests. Pricing for the meals here range from mid-range to expensive but don't worry as there are other dining options within walking distance from the property. There's a small rooftop area where you can enjoy a view of the entire city. Other facilities in the property are conference halls, internet and a business centre. The property is in the process of adding in other facilities like a swimming pool and bar. For now though, for tourists who don't mind a basic property that can offer them just their basic needs, then this will do. Its proximity to the attractions of Agra is another cookie point of the Hotel The Taj Vilas.
    • Room Rates - Executive Single Room at Rs. 4,500/Night and Executive Double Room at Rs. 5,500/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Sitting Area, Flat-Screen Television and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurant, Conference Halls, Internet, Business Centre, Parking, Shuttle and Shops
    • Address - Fatehabad Road, Near TDI Mall, Opposite Hotel Trident, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
    • Contact Number - +91 56 2233 4466
    5. The Retreat - The Retreat is merely 850 metres away from the Eastern Gate of the Taj Mahal. The Retreat is a modern hotel, boasting of luxury facilities for a more affordable price. If you book a room through the hotel's website, the rates would be higher. But if you book a room through hotel booking sites, you can get discounts that lower the rates as much as Rs. 3,000 per night, sometimes even lesser. Onto the property itself, the design is mostly contemporary though the addition of traditional furnitures balance the aesthetics of the hotel. The reception area is very spacious and features marble flooring with neutral hued furnitures. The rooms have elegant interiors, with their hardwood flooring, classic furnitures and huge windows overlooking the city. The in-house restaurant is also very spacious and serves a variety of dishes from Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisines. Just Madira is their in-house bar, that offers a wide selection of wines and cocktails. The property also has venues for meetings or special events that one can rent. There's also a rooftop swimming pool with sun lounges and tables. The management also has a car rental facility so that you can arrange for trips in and around Agra.
    • Room Rates - Standard Double Room at Rs. 6,000/Night and Superior Double Room at Rs. 7,000/Night (Cheaper on Hotel Booking Sites)
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Sitting Area, Flat-Screen Television, Electric Kettle, Mini Bar and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurant, Swimming Pool, Meeting Hall, Conference Hall, Elevator, Business Centre and Car Rental
    • Address - Near Prateek Enclave, Taj Nagari Phase 1, Shilpgram Road, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
    • Contact Number - +91 56 2302 2222
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    The Retreat (Image from The Retreat Website)

    6. Hotel Alleviate - Next, we have Hotel Alleviate, located quite close to the Agra Fort, barely 20 minutes of walking away. The property also overlooks the nearby Yamuna River, which can make for lovely views, from the hotel's rooftop. The lesser known attraction of Agra, the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah is just 1.7 kilometres away from the hotel as well. The Taj Mahal is a bit further away, at around five kilometres from the hotel. The hotel is relatively newer with an assortment of room options for guests. The exteriors and interiors are largely contemporary. The reception area would definitely lure you in, the various lightings and decors attract the onlooker. The rooms are very spacious but have minimalist designs. For some indulgence, you can opt for the Taj Facing Rooms, though they are priced a bit higher. The bathrooms have ample space too, unlike other three-star properties which have cramped space in the bathroom area. Filmy Zayka is their in-house restaurant, which features a Bollywood interior. The cuisines served here are Indian, Continental and Chinese. It is open until dinner time but sometimes, the staff can arrange for late night dinners for guests who arrive late in the property, you only need to request for it. For the business travellers, there are also conferencing facilities in the property. And for those celebrating special events, like birthdays or anniversaries, the property has facilities for banquets as well. The best feature of the hotel is its staff and management, they cater to every need of the guests. They do so with warmth and hospitality, which is quite rare to find in three-star properties.
    • Room Rates - Deluxe Room at Rs. 2,193/Night, Taj Facing Room at Rs. 2,720/Night and Suite at Rs. 4,387/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Sitting Area, Flat-Screen Television, Closet, Safe, Telephone, Mini Bar and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurant, Internet, Rooftop, Conference Hall, Banquet Hall, Parking, Business Centre, Travel Desk and Car Rental
    • Address - No. 6/27/1A, Yamuna Kinara Road, Belanganj, Mantola, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003, India
    • Contact Number - +91 56 2245 8800
    7. Mango Hotels - The Mango Hotels is located in Sikandra, a bit on the outskirts of Agra. This is a good choice for those who want to stay away from the hustles and bustles of the city. The hotel is a bit further from attractions of Agra like the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, so it's only advisable to book this property if you plan to hire a cab for sightseeing or if you have your own car. If you're planning to reach Fatehpur Sikri though, this hotel is around 37 kilometres away from it. Mango Hotels is a three-star property boasting of four-star facilities and services. The property is located close to the main road so you can access commercial areas. Its architectural design is very simple but has accents of yellow in the lobby and rooms, which coincides with the main theme of Mango Hotels. The rooms are spacious with large windows that provide an airy and light atmosphere during day time. There's an in-house restaurant too, serving a variety of Indian and International dishes. Business travellers can make use of the business centre and meeting hall too. The hotel doesn't have leisure facilities like a gym or a swimming pool, but if you intend to only stay in your room for sleeping, then this property would suit you well.
    • Room Rates - Mango Standard Room at Rs. 1,699/Night and Mango Large Room at Rs. 2,399/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Sitting Area, Flat-Screen Television, Fridge and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurant, Internet, Parking, Travel Desk, Business Centre, Meeting Hall and Shuttle
    • Address - Block No. 66 & 73, NH 2, Delhi Agra Road, Next to Dawar Industries, Sikandra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282007, India
    • Contact Number - +91 56 2245 8200
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    Mango Hotels (Image from Booking)

    8. Hotel Panna Paradise - Hotel Panna Paradise is located to the south of the Taj Mahal Eastern Gate, just around 20 minutes of walking away. The property is new, with just two-storeys so it can't compare to the bigger hotels of the city. But for a basic hotel, that provides for all the guests' necessities, the Hotel Panna Paradise would be very suitable. This is, in its truest form, a three-star property, without facilities for luxury or leisure. The rooms are a bit homely, space is average but they do have complete modern amenities. The interiors are very traditional, with the tiled flooring and wooden furnitures. There's an in-house restaurant named as Speise, which offers Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines. There is free WiFi access for all staying guests available throughout the property. There are also facilities for business travellers in the form of a fully-equipped business centre with meeting hall. Staffs are always there to help you whenever you have requests so the hospitality division is also not left out.
    • Room Rates - Premium Room at Rs. 2,519/Night, Club Room at Rs. 2,862/Night and Royal Club Room at Rs. 3,206/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Sitting Area, Cable Television, Electric Kettle and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurant, Internet, Business Centre, Shuttle, Travel Desk and Vehicle Rental (Bicycle/Car)
    • Address - Fatehabad Road, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
    • Contact Number - +91 56 2406 0715
    9. Hotel Light House Agra - The Hotel Light House is located about 2.5 kilometres away from the Taj Mahal in Agra. This three-storey hotel is located right at the heart of the city. The facade is very modern and the reception area is just small, with a few marble embellishments. The rooms also feature a contemporary design but they aren't as spacious. They do have modern decors such as a few framed paintings and a bathroom with a glass panelled wall seen through the room. Harbour Delight is their in-house family restaurant which serves Indian and Tandoori dishes to guests. There are many sitting areas and table but the design is more of a homely or almost dhaba like. The Terrace Restaurant is a bit more lavish as it offers a grand view of the city. The cuisines served here are Indian, Chinese and Continental. The hotel boasts of having the first ever disco in the city, known as Thor - The Party World. Here, adults can enjoy some live music along with the Indian dishes served and a variety of cocktails. There's also a small rooftop swimming pool, though it is only fit for a few people and it has an hourly charge per person. The hotel has facilities for meetings and there's a functional business centre as well.
    • Room Rates - Deluxe Room at Rs. 3,000/Night, Executive Room at Rs. 4,000/Night and Family Room at Rs. 6,000/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Sitting Area, Satellite Television, Mini Bar and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurants, Swimming Pool (Surcharge), Disco, Meeting Hall, Business Centre, Internet, Parking (Surcharge), Travel Desk and Shuttle (Surcharge)
    • Address - Plot No. 7, Kanak Estate, Fatehabad Road, Nagla Road, Taj Nagri Phase II, Near Gulmohar Dynamic, Near Hotel Marriott Courtyard, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
    • Contact Number - +91 81 9185 3853
    10. Hotel Royale Residency - Last on this list is the Hotel Royale Residency, located just 1.8 kilometres away from the Eastern Gate of the Taj Mahal. The hotel has a greyish facade highlighted by the reflective windows of the rooms. The property has over 50 rooms, ranging from basic ones to luxury ones. Even the basic rooms are good enough for short stays. They have hardwood flooring, wooden furnitures and ample spacing. There's an in-house restaurant which serves mainly Indian dishes, with a few Chinese and Western ones on the mix. The restaurant is highly regarded for its buffet breakfast spread. If ever you want more options, there's a wide range of restaurants located just outside the property within walking distance. There's also a small but lovely swimming pool located in the terrace or rooftop area of the property. Other facilities available in the property are a business centre with meeting facilities, internet, parking, travel desk and elevator.
    • Room Rates - Deluxe Double Room at Rs. 5,000/Night and Super Deluxe Double Room at Rs. 6,000/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Sitting Area, Flat-Screen Television, Tea/Coffee Maker, Mini Bar and Attached Bathroom
    • Hotel Facilities - Restaurant, Swimming Pool, Business Centre, Internet, Parking, Travel Desk and Elevator
    • Address - Near TDI Mall, Opposite Hotel Trident Hilton, Fatehabad, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
    • Contact Number - +91 56 2223 1661
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    Hotel Royale Residency (Image from Make My Trip)

    Conclusion

    These are the best three-star properties in Agra, highly rated by previous guests. Most properties include leisure and business facilities like a swimming pool and business centre with meeting halls. Others don't include such facilities but does include basic facilities like a restaurant and parking. It's up to you which properties are more suitable for your needs and budget. But for under Rs. 3,000 per night, you can find a decent property that won't disappoint when it comes to the facilities and services given to guests.

    I hope this helps you!:)
     

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