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The Grand Imperial - Heritage Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We loved this hotel. Our large room with seating area and spacious bathroom, was cool, clean and comfortable. The antique furnishings were perfectly in keeping with the whole style of the establishment. The seating area also opened onto the pool area which was lovely. The pool is good size and the frangipani trees dropping a bloom here and there give a perfect sense of India. The staff were pleasant and obliging. The restaurant was rather enjoyable in a slightly dated way - how I longed for someone to get the fabulous chandeliers down and give them really polish and brighter bulbs. The food wasn't fabulous but perfectly ok, and the mojitos were very good indeed! Highly recommended.

Room with an extra seating area and bathroom are pretty large. You have to keep the windows closed as there is danger of monkeys coming to pester if you don't (small sign in the room with this advise). Comfortable bed and all very clean. I ordered a hair dryer from housekeeping which was delivered within 5 minutes. The air conditioned restaurant was too cold. Good choice on the menu at reasonable prices. There was also a buffet on that evening but we ordered á la carte. WIFI is very poor. We did not have breakfast so cannot comment on this.

It’s a quaint old property set around a lawn and has a swimming pool. The rooms have the charm of the old, with bathroom fittings also designed to resemble those of the times gone by. In the evenings they have a puppet show in the lawns as well as mehndi art on hands which are perfect to keep our young girls busy. The food, however, is uninspired and could do with improvement. The service and hygiene levels are good. If you’re looking for an old fashioned feel hotel, then this is the one for you.

Our room opening out onto the peaceful lawn and gardens at the front and the pool at the back was stunning. The dining experience was disappointing and the food was only average. The restaurant itself felt more like a canteen with little ambience and bright lighting. We thought it could be much improved upon. The rooftop seating area is dirty and uncared for but the potential is huge and could be easily improved. Guests would love to enjoy the rooftop space but as it is they would not.

An oasis of calm in a busy city. After an exhausting overnight train journey of 18hrs we were greeted with love and kindness by Sahaya who was able to offer an upgrade on our room. Fantastic suite. We needed to rest and this was the perfect place. The pool was clean and refreshing. We had an Indian head massage here too. It was easy to organise a tuk tuk and a guide for the Taj Mahal at reception making the experience easy. Our early morning onward train was delayed by 6 hrs and the duty manager Amit put himself out to make sure we were comfortable, monitoring the delay for us so we could return to bed for a few hours then packed us off in a tuk tuk. This level of service is priceless to weary travellers. Thank you Room service very good. Buffet looked grey and unappetizing in the restaurant. Recommend fresh Indian food from the menu which was very nice.

We stayed in a comfortable and large room, and staff were extremely willing to help. The surroundings are spacious amid the bustle of Agra. Ladies - take the time to meet the ‘henna lady’ and have your hand done!

We stayed at the hotel for our wedding anniversary, our room was clean and in colonial style. The staff made our stay memorable and I would like to thank suranya, the henna lady, housekeeping and restaurant staff for making our anniversary a day we will never forget

I was looking for a perfect getaway from Delhi, my first option was Neemrana fort palace, but while taking many other factors in mind. I decided to come Agra and stay in Grand Imperial hotel. Did I regret my decision ? NO! Would I recommend this hotel to other? YES! Courteous and polite staff , well maintained property, easy location, delicious food and evening live sitar and puppet show will make you extend your stay here.

The hotel is a luxury hotel but not like Radisson or marriott or ITC types... it is quite traditional and nice. It is located on a busy and noisy road so the need for tree buffer is quite a lot. The staff is welcoming, courteous and very helpful. This hotel must be chosen for, if not anything, the live music in the restaurant. The Indian classical 77 yrs old sitar player is an amazing musician accompanied by the tabla player and the evening becomes worth remembering for years to come... He even gifted us a CD of his son’s Sitar rendition. All in all highly recommended.

This is a hotel to stay at if you appreciate history, character and something a little bit different. Built in 1904, there is a lot to admire in the architecture and furnishings from the floor tiles to heavy wooden doors and gorgeous furniture. Sure the plumbing could be better but how often do you get to lock your room with a big brass padlock? The staff were friendly and very helpful and the gardens and pool beautifully looked after. The hotel is on a busy road but it feels like a little oasis.

Room options

Chamber of Prince - Single

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Deluxe Single Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Chamber of Prince

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

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62% of guests recommend this hotel

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