Hotel Howard Plaza, Agra (4 Star)
Address: Fathehbad Road, Taj Ganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 282001 .
Access: 10 kms. from Airport, 5 kms. from Railway Station, 5 kms.
from Bus Stand.
Facilities: Double A/C 79, Double Total 79, Suites A/C 4,
Suites Total 4, Total A/C Rooms 83, Total Rooms 83,
Centrally Airconditioned, 1, 300, 2 Coffee Shop, 1, Indian,
Continental, Chinese, Room Service, H/C running water,
Telephone, Fax, T.V., Safe Deposit, Banquet Facilities,
Conference Facilities, Beauty Parlour, Shopping Arcade,
Health Club, Swimming Pool.
Services: Doctor on call, Laundry, Money Changer,
Banking, Safe Deposit, Baby Sitting, Valet.
A 4 star
hotel on the Fatehbad Road in Agra, Howard Park Plaza
epitomizes the word 'luxury'. It not only offers great
accommodation replete with all modern conveniences but also
excellent service along with an inviting ambience. It has
Conference facilities for the business travelers and many
recreational facilities for people on holidays. Money
exchange facilities, Banking and Valet parking are all
available at the Park Plaza. Come to Agra and enjoy a stay
at this Hotel that will win your heart and transport you to
a world of pure luxury and comfort.
SHOP - Furnished in parquet sets the tone for relaxed dining.
COCONUT GROVE - Overlooking the pool offers delectable South
Indian and North Indian Cuisine.
DOWNING STREET - The bar is just right to relax after hectic
session at work.
- 3500 sq.ft. Divisible into 2 halls.This provides the ideal
setting for your conferences. The hall can easily
accommodate up to 300 persons in theater style.A full range
of audiovisual equipment is complimented by fully trained
and competent staff. Contemporary aids including a variety
of microphones. OHP, slide projectors, LCD Panels, Personal
Computers etc. Can be made available to suit every unique
What do you think about
Howard Plaza Agra?
Your Views about Howard Plaza Agra
Coldix Melbourne June 30 2008: "Loved
the Marble and Massage"
2 nights 24/5 June 2008
Great place to stay, very helpful staff, good off season rate 2400IRU,
had a Ayurvedic Massage 1200IRU, it was a great experience, the pool was
still closed. They had a Marble craftsman Salim in the shop showing how
they do the work, very interesting. Lovely friendly man.
Breakfast was included in the price, I had the Indian
it was great as well, only concern was the internet cost an extra
500IRU for 24 hrs.
Chris England May 1 2008:“good but pool
Hotel is smart, clean and well located to access Taj Mahal and Agra.
After a bad hotel in Delhi, this was a very welcome relief. The Building
is modern, but attractive, with a small driveway and garden area
overlooking a busy traffic island. Despite this, it is quiet inside the
The reception / lobby area is quite grand for a relatively cheap hotel,
with nice chandeliers. check-in was very efficient. room was spacious
and had a nice bathroom. not very indian - looked like a western chain
hotel, but smart all the same. most importantly, the air con worked
well, the bed was comfortable and you couldn't hear
the traffic outside.
Lunch in restaurant was fairly tasty and a wide range to choose from.
breakfast buffet was very good with lots of indian and western choices.
For a short visit to see Taj Mahal, would definitely recommend this
place. Only complaint is that pool was closed for maintenance.
Northumberland April 29
2008:“An average hotel with
We stayed here as part of a
Golden Triangle tour - and
it seems as if most of the
other guests were also
staying for only a brief
visit. The swimming pool was
not working, and the
advertised beauty, hair, spa
etc were nowhere to be
found. The bar contained
nothing but beer and
whiskey, so we didn't stay
there for too long! We ate
in the restaraunt and found
the food pleasant, but
rather overpriced. Breakfast
was good, with plenty of
choice and the usual egg
chef, but fresh food was
being regularly put out, and
the coffee was fine.
Checkout was a disaster,
the two staff on duty simply
could not cope, and
eventually our guide had to
step in, or I think we may
still be waiting to escape.
Our room was large, and
overlooked air conditioning
units, but in the distance
we could see the top of the
Taj Mahal, and that made up
for everything! We tried to
explore the local area but
found the touts so
harassing, that we gave up
and stayed in the hotel.
Gatuska Lisbon April 15
2008 : "Nice Hotel"
I stayed in Park plaza
on April the 9th and I lke
it although it was average
hotel, the room was
clean but had I funny smell,
and it seems like it need a
renovation. The staff in the
reception was Ok but in the
restaurant they were not
To spend only one night it
Happytrails ID March
2008 : "Below average hotel,
The desk staff at this hotel
are very unfriendly and not
at all interested in
check-in, currency exchange
or directions. Additionally,
when we arrived, our air
conditioning was not working
and it took more than an
hour to get moved to a room
with working air and then,
it was a much smaller
room. No apologies on the
part of the desk staff or
manager. I would not
recommend this hotel.
Julian UK Dec 12, 2007 : "Good value in
Good to arrive at an international standard hotel in the chaos that
is Agra. Reservation dealt with efficiently. Good standard of
cleanliness and value for money. Not far from Taj and main sights.
Very handy for Costa coffee and pizza hut if you crave western food!
Rooftop restraunt very good in hotel.
Dec 8, 2007 : "Just right"
The hotel is not too far away from Taj Mahal and is excellent
inside, the rooms, service, although I was rudely awake by screams and
yells which I found out later was from a school located right next to my
room, still, better then being next to a train station!. There is almost
a top side resturant which has excellent ambience and abolsutely great
food. We stayed for one night so did not get a chance to use all the
hotel had to offer, but overall, very pleasant stay.
Ajay Pune India Oct 22, 2007 :
"very good hotel of international standard"
We stayed in this hotel in October 2007. My husband's (Vivekbrata)
review covers most of our observations/ feedback. There were a few more
points that we wanted to mention and since we could not find a way to
edit the reviews, I am submitting one separately- please condider this
an addition to his review below.
- Location: It's actually a very short walk (10-15 mins) to Taj Mahal.
Especially good if you are planning to visit in the early morning.
- Restaurant and Food: The service was slow, and there was no view of
Taj Mahal - but the food was great once it arrived. In fact the Biriyani
we had there was amongst the best I've ever had. The breakfast buffet
(complimentary) was good with a decent spread on Indian, Continental and
- Check-in, check out etc very smooth once we arrived. The chaos before
that was another story.
- The snacks in the room / items in minibar were charged at 5 times the
MRP. Chaging a premium for serving it in the room is OK, but we thought
5 times was too much.
Overall, it was a great stay. All décor and fittings of international
standards. The bed was exceptionally comfortable which was a great boon
after a hot tiring day in the maddenning traffic of Agra. It was great
room to come back to at the end of the day.
Chris Palmerston Oct 10, 2007 : “Clean Hotel, Good Location”
Though the Lobby does smell, and look a bit run down the rooms in this
hotel are fantastic, very similar to a 4 star hotel.
Staff are ver friendly. There was many power outages but I think thats
standard for India.
No sign of the roof top restaurant with views of the Taj they
advertised, maybe it was closed but this could be a have.
Good option for Agra accommodation
We drove past Holiday Inn, which looked quite good. Though happy we
stayed at Howard Park Plaza.
From Australia Sep 3, 2007 : "A
reasonable stay" This hotel was booked by our travel agent so was not of our choice. In
saying this it was an ok stay. The rooms were big, service OK. We didn't
eat in as we didn't enjoy the breakfast much. Our laundry did get done
the same day so we were pleased with that. The hotel was pretty empty
when we stayed so not many staff around though when you found them they
were very helpful.
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