Howard Plaza, Agra
Fatehabad Road, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001
Ranked 16 amongst 524 hotels in Agra
Top Reviews of Howard Plaza
The last part of our Delhi journey was a trip to Agra where we stayed in the Hotel Howard Plaza - The Fern. As soon as we entered the hotel, I realized that I would love my stay here and was really happy with my decision of paying a few extra hundred bucks to get a really great experience (we got a deal of Rs. 4500 for 2 nights for my family of 4, 2 adults and 2 small children, which would have been even better if goibibo had not delayed crediting my goCash). The room was spacious, the bed king sized, clean bed sheets and towels, and the room had a great seating arrangement with a sofa and a writing desk and an additional sitting area near the window of the hotel. There was a mini bar with 2 bottles of mineral water and a coffee/tea maker with complimentary tea bags, sugar sachets, etc to make tea/coffee. The decor and lighting was great, it had a separate area for storing luggage and a wardrobe. The air conditioner was great (it was a bit hot in Agra especially during the day and there was no fan provided in the room). The bathroom was neat and clean and there were toiletries available from biotique and lastly, there was a tub - my children got really delighted at the prospect of being able to play in the tub. There was no hot water coming in the tap - what was coming was warm water, not hot. And that was probably the only disappointment which we faced. On calling housekeeping, they sent someone to check (service was very slow, had to call again and the guy took his time coming) and he was not able to do anything satisfactory. The children were still able to play though not as long as they wanted as I didn't want them to stay long in the cool water. The next morning we had a filling breakfast in the restaurant which had a fairly good variety in the breakfast buffet. There were 8 different items apart from fruits, donuts, croissants, muffins, toast and a counter where the chef would serve whatever kind of egg you wanted. Before leaving for sightseeing, I complained at the front desk to the polite lady about the hot water and when we returned tired and exhausted after our day of sightseeing, we got what we wanted. A hot tub to soak away the tiredness. I really can't comment on the location because we booked a government approved non-AC cab service at the railway station itself, which charged us almost 2850 for 2 days of sightseeing plus almost 400 more which went by way of toll, parking charges at the various places, etc. The cab, which was not quite well maintained but it was spacious, dropped us off at the hotel and picked us up at the hotel in the mornings and then finally dropped us at the train station at the end of our trip. Apart from the breakfast buffet, we did not really get time to eat at the hotel, so can't comment on the food during other times. We also did not get a chance to use the pool or the spa and massage service (though the price seemed a bit too steep to us). We definitely had a really great time staying at the hotel and had almost made plans to stay another day just to laze away at the hotel. We would definitely recommend the hotel and would like to stay at the same place in the future.
Our visit to Agra was obviously for sight seeing especially the Taj and we were recommended Howard Plaza by our friend and we were never disappointed with our stay. The hotel is ideally located for our visit to Taj Mahal. The amenities in this hotel were well within the budget we paid and the services are adequate without any issues. The staff were all well informed and very helpful. The mattresses and the toilets were clean for our just 2 days stay. The food was okay as we had only breakfast here. Just try to bargain for the price or search online to get good price and try to avoid peak season for overcrowding at the hotel as well as at Taj. Just go with your own materials like shampoo, soaps, etc., as they were not providing the same to us and we had to resort to the help of staff to get it brought for us.
A 4 star hotel. Average food. Location is good. Rooms are good and price is also too much. Services provided by hotel are good and you stay here will be good. Mainly I like this hotel for its rooftop restaurant its a wonderful place and one can spend good time with friends and family.
Nice rooms with bathtub. Very good location.. Close to Taj Mahala and Agra Fort railway station. Room service is very good but rooftop bar service is horrible. Breakfast is delicious. But WiFi is very poor. Half of the time status shows Connected but no internet.
It was a relaxation trip with my family. The check-in and check-out was on time. The overall service was good in the hotel. The room provided by the hotel was neat and clean. All amenities were available in the room. The activities were not available in the hotel. The food quality was good in the hotel. The room price was reasonable in the hotel. The behaviour of the staff was friendly in the hotel. The parking place was available in the hotel. The hotel was located in the city. I would not suggest anything to this hotel.
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India is still somewhat homophobic society and yet two men holding hands is a sign of their friendship not their sexual orientation. Assuming someone is gay if they held another person’s hand is like offending them.Kapil