Hotel Mansingh Palace, Agra (3 Star)
Address: 181/2 Fatehabad Road, Agra-282001, Uttar Pradesh.
Access: 6 kms. From Airport, 4 kms. From Railway Station, 2 kms.
From central Bus Stand.
Facilities: Banquet Halls-2, Restaurants-2, Bar-1,
Cuisine-Indian, Mughlai, Chinese & Continental, H/C running
water, Telephone, T.V., Channel Music, Tea/Coffee maker;
Business Cenre, Banquet & Conference, Beauty Parlour,
Shopping Arcade, Health Club & Swimming Pool; Doctor on
call, Laundry, Money Changer, Fax, Banking, Safe Deposit,
Baby sitting, Valet, Travel Desk.
PALACE at Agra makes you relive the centuries old romance.
100 elegantly furnished rooms and a captivating view of the
"Taj Mahal" from the "TAJ VIEW ROOMS" transforms you into a
"RIPPLES"- the 24 hours Coffee Shop is an ideal place for a
breakfast, anytime snacks or for that matter a lavish Buffet
or Mini Meals.
"SHEESH MAHAL" - The multicuisine restaurant tempts the most
discerning gourmet."TEQUILA" - the well stocked hotel bar is
just for "His Highness".
Comfort at its best. Now you have got all the more reason to
stay on and you will find the differnce yourself. The
conference and banquet halls with modern facilities have a
capacity of 35 to 300 person.
The swimming pool with water-slide and the health club
provides you with complete enjoyment and relaxation.
The Royal Feeling you'll cherish for a long time to come.
What do you think about
Mansingh Palace Agra?
Your Views about Mansingh Palace Agra
Wajlee Ann Arbor, MI June 30
2008: "Comfortable and Spacious Rooms"
The Mansingh Palace is a modern hotel situated close to the Taj
The room was larger than any other we stayed in while in India (we tried
to stick to hotels in this price range), so it was a
pleasant surprise after being cramped into tiny rooms.
The breakfast buffet was tasty and had a variety of hot and cold foods.
However, it is not open early enough if you want to arrive at the
Taj Mahal at the crack of dawn to see the sunrise and avoid the crowds.
We ended up eating when we got back to the hotel.
Practicalities: Close to the action. Responsive staff with good English.
Clean and comfortable rooms.
Maydane Copenhagen June 5 2008: "It is not impressive but not bad at all"
We decided to sleep one night in Agra and our Delhi hotel suggested
a travel agent called 'Perfect Holiday Tours'. We had
our own driver and was given a room at
The hotel is full of non-indian tourists. They have facilities like
sauna, jacuzzi, gym, pool, restaurant etc. But
the gym, sauna and jacuzzi look like haven't been used for long time.
most guests only lounged and utilized the pool.
Our indian friend told us that Agra is not a safe town for caucasian
tourists at night. Well we didn't see any caucasian tourists
walking around the town during day time either. They must be
at the attractions or their hotel's pool cause Agra is
so dirty that it is beyond your imagination! There's not much to do in
But I have to say that seeing Taj Mahal pays off everything. One
just have to see it at least once in lifetime.
The service at reception is fast and professional enough to answer all
questions. I even tried their 'swasti spa' - the
synchronize ayurvedic massage. Not my thing. They use 100 ml of oil and
it is way too oily for me. and the massage room doesn't look hygienic.
neither the towels or combs. But it's only 2000 rupees for 55
minutes.. Kinda cheap for a European but definitely not-recommended..
Breakfast is fairly good and has wide selection.
The room is spacious but very outdated. The bathroom is also big and has
a bath tub as well.
In sum, the hotel is not really impressive, we had better. But it is not
that bad. Would i recommend this hotel? Yes if you're traveling budget..
then this hotel is the best for you. If you have the
money, avoid this hotel and get something better in
Alh UK April 6 2008: "Good Location"
We stayed here for 2 nights as part of the Kuoni "Taj Tour". This
was a very nice hotel, clean and
comfortable. There was a pleasant pool outside which was refreshing
after a day sight-seeing.
The hotel was well situated for shops and restaurants with Costa Coffee
and Pizza Hut being next door. It was also close
to the Taj Mahal.
Our rooms at the back were quite until about 5 am when the call to
prayer woke us up, still we were used to our early
morning calls for sight-seeing so it didn't bother us too much. Breakfast buffet was fine, we didn't eat at the hotel restaurant in the
evening as there were local
restaurants to try.
Fyrish Scotland April 3 2008:
We stayed here for 2 nights as part of the Kuoni "Taj Tour". This
was a very nice hotel with beautifully furnished, spacious rooms - we
could even glimpse one of the towers of the Taj Mahal
from ours. There was a pleasant pool which our children used and a
small fitness room.
The hotel was well situated for shops and restaurants (Pizza Hut and
Costa Coffee very close) and we took an Auto
Rickshaw (with A. M. Begg - asked a fair price) from outside the hotel
to see the "Baby Taj" and the Taj Mahal at sunset (agree a price before
you go). Our rooms at the front were slightly noisy, but this didn't detract from
a very enjoyable stay.
Hobbo UK April 2 2008: "A Great Hotel"
A great hotel and fantastic value. It suprised us both on arrival that
is was only given a 3star in most ratings. The rooms are excellent and
it has all the services expected of a quality hotel. Easy access to Taj
Mahal and Agra Fort (5-10mins via tuc-tuc).
Also has plenty of amenities around - internet cafes, shops, chemists,
For the money you would struggle to beat this hotel and if you like you
can pay extra for a Taj View although in my view the distance from the
Taj makes the upgrade a little over priced.
Seattle, Washington March 2008: "It's No Palace"
Mansingh Palace is located next to Pizza Hut in an area full of
restaurants and hotels. We arrived in the evening and had the hotel
picked us up. Our driver had an attitude; he didn’t
help us with our small luggage – not that we need his help. We
requested and agreed to pay for an AC car but we got non-AC at the AC
price. The driver and we ended up arguing even before check in. The
front desk offered no apology or help. Overall, the staff had an
At US$66 per night w/ breakfast in Nov., the room rate was reasonable.
However, make sure to check out the room first. Those near the street
could be quite noisy. Some were renovated recently, but we couldn’t
stand the leather smell from the furniture. We settled for an older but
quiet one at the back. Breakfast was buffet style with quite a bit of
Next morning when we saw the same car and driver showed up to take us
sightseeing, we called it quit. We could figure out our way around
Shelley UK Feb 14 2008: "OK Hotel"
Recently stayed here for 2 nights only. Our room was small but
nicely furnished and very clean.
The hotel is situated near to restaurants and shops.
The swimming pool was empty, with builders in. Should be OK in the
future but not for us....
Not a good place to eat. The dining room was very small and crowded with
tour groups, we had to share a table with a party who did not speak any
English. Advise eat elsewhere. Breakfast was also a bit of a
Saladana Washington DC March 2 2008: "Not bad but not memorable"
The room service food was very quick and good, much better service
than in the restaurant. I recommend avoiding the Western-style food and
sticking to Indian cuisine. It was quite tasty.
The dry cleaning service was fast, excellent and inexpensive.
The rooms were functional and clean but not particularly attractive.
The shops and internet kiosk were quite welcome. During the course of my
tour, I had little opportunity for
shopping and this filled the gap.
The only negatives were twofold. First, the hotel did not want to accept
my American Express card. This happened to another guest that I met as
well. You have to press the issue and stand fast for them to accept it.
Secondly, I got locked out of my room at one point due to an odd
lock and a master key was required.
Canberra Dec 12, 2007 : “A very
We didn't know what to expect but I must say we were very pleased
with the overall hotel. The room was just great, fantastic
airconditioning and a very modern bathroom that functioned perfectly.
Hotel check-in and check-out was also very efficient. Breakfast was a
bit pushed as this hotel obviously caters to groups, but there was a
large selection of Indian and continental choices. Our only problem was
getting transport from the hotel to a restaurant 3km away. The hotel
'travel service' wanted to charge us Rs500 for the return trip. We
eventually (after wasting a lot of time) negotiated with the hotel
branded rickshaw driver who did it for Rs250. However, on the return
trip there was a lot of problems with this particular rickshaw driver
who wanted to take us shopping to 3 shops at 9.30pm when all we wanted
to do was go to sleep as we had a 5.30am start to visit the Taj.
But we would certainly recommend the hotel, just make sure you have some
way to get around if you don't want to eat dinner there.
Suzy, UK Nov 24, 2007 : "Western standards"
I have now been twice to this particular hotel and have found it
consistantly good. The standard is similar to what you would expect in a
holiday inn. Clean, comfortable rooms, with a high level of customer
service. In comparison to other hotels we stayed in the cost of room
service etc was a little pricy, but then this hotel was a bit smarter.
The restaurant is pretty busy. It seems to attract tour groups. If like
us, we were 2 friends, you are in a small group, there are hardly any
small tables in the restaurant and you end up sharing with others.
There's an extensive menu, Indian buffet food along with other types of
food i.e Chinese or European. The food was good. Next door is a Costa
cofee and a Pizza Hut. Not very Indian but a refreshing change. Access
to the Taj is only 10 mins away. Next door is a shop that sells all the
usual nik naks. It had very cheap internet access at only 10 rupees for
about half an hour.
California Nov 7, 2007 : "decent mid-price range hotel"
Setting out on a ten day trip though Rajasthan, the 100 room, four story
Mansingh Palace was our first stop for a one night stay. Located on a
quiet street, the hotel's lobby, rooms,and ground floor hallways were
adorned through extensive use of colored marble and terrazzo.
Check-in was swiftly and efficiently handled, however our assigned room
room 301 was not inhabitable, evidently a water leak one floor higher
caused water to drip out from the ceiling and the A/C unit, the toilet
did not flush, and the room safe was locked and would not open. Without
much ado, we were assigned another room, which aside from a few insects
seeking to hide when we turned the bathroom light on, turned out to make
for a comfortable stay. The amply sized room came with two single beds
with a comfortable mattress, decent pillows, and was very quiet, making
for a good night sleep.
It had a couch, couch table, area rug, writing
desk, flat screen TV, fridge, Coffee/tea maker with supplies, A/C, and
everything in the room and in the bathroom worked, except the room safe.
It was locked and required a technician to open it, and on wanting to
retrieve our belongings in the morning, it would not open again. It took
about 30 minutes for someone with the master code to open it for us. The
bathroom with tub shower offered the usual assortment of toiletries,
good towels, hair dryer and was very clean, as was the room.
Dinner of Indian dishes in the nice restaurant was excellent and
reasonably priced, and served by attentive staff. For those not familiar
with the Indian menu items, consider SHORBA GHAFFARI, a delicate extract
of chicken soup, spiced with herbs and saffron, kADHAI MADCHI, fish
cooked with capsicum, onion and a tomato gravy, NAAN, a Tandoor flower
bread, and a Kingfisher Pils to rehydrate. Two musicians offered Indian
pop. Breakfast, served buffet style in the ground floor cafeteria
offered something for every taste. Additionally an omelet cook stood by.
A bar/lounge, business center, gift shop, and a beauty parlor rounded
out this full service hotel. All in all and despite some irritation with
the safe, the Mansing Palace made for a good one night stop.
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