"Too short a stay"
It was the last night of a 2-week journey across India. And it was probably the best hotel we stayed in for the whole trip. The bed was certainly the most comfortable, the marble (everywhere) was beautiful, and the room felt modern, clean and very comfortable. It really did feel like we were at a retreat/resort... even if only for one night. It was […] not straightforward to find... their entry walkway was under construction in between two half-built building... but once you get inside, it is a great spot. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great little hotel!"
It is a pretty little hotel with few rooms. The rooms are big & clean, staff very attentive. The drawbacks are no restaurant on premises( although the restaurant at sister hotel maya across the street is extremely good - specially if you go to the rooftop) and the access to ray of maya is not good. Manager told us that they were in process of building […] the path, but for now, it is a dirt passage. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Our one night stay in Agra"
I think we stayed in an overflow hotel. The room was very nice except we had one king size instead of two singles. The entrance, down the side, in the dark, on an unpaved, narrow, rocky path was horrible. I could see no excuse for such a precarious entrance. We had to eat across the street and paid for the breakfast which I thought was included. The […] shower was complicated, almost needed an engineeer to figure it out, but nice, hot water and an an enclosure. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice stay but the taj view overcharge not worth it"
Nice stay at this hotel very close to the Taj Mahal. The room was clean though a little small. I paid extra for the taj view but you can only see it from far and it is hidden by the building in construction in front of it... not worth the extra money for the viewGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to Taj Mahal"
Hotel staff nice. Close to Taj Mahal. Hotel kept clean. We requested hotel pickup and no one showed up. We took a taxi and hotel paid for it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"15 minute walk to the Taj"
Once inside the building... very nice and very air-conditioned. There are views of the Taj from the balconies along with monkeys (keep your doors bolted). There are not a lot of services in this part of town. The hotel owns a restaurant that has good food, but accross the street. There is a beer and wine shop about a Km from the hotel (take a 1$ Tuk […] Tuk for return). Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
excellent hotel, within walking distance of the Taj. owner is very pleasant and went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable. I would recomend this hotel, expecially for the value, its a great choice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Near west gate of Taj Mahal"
fantastic staff. Plenty hot water. Mattress and pillows proudly proclaimed as high quality foam rubber but very uncomfortable to sleep on. Major dislike was unpaved walk of 100 ft from curbside to hotel steps that was poorly lit at night. Needed a flashlight to avoid dog waste.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Budget Hotel"
During Diwali 2014, we had a trip to Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. All hotels were booked thru hotels.com. This property we choose as it was within budget and good review. Hotel located very near to Taj itself. It's a new hotel, management was welcoming, rooms were neat and clean and toilets are built in mind for foreign tourists and thus ok though toilet […] equipment are not well maintained say the shower unit. Hotel is located in a narrow lane and your car need to leave at main road and you need to carry your luggage inside and the road is damaged due to some construction while we visited , this was the only discomfort. Over all a nice place to chill your bones after a long trip at the Taj. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient for Taj Mahal but beware of extras."
The hotel is set back from the road down a small alley which is quite difficult to negotiate in the dark. However the room was very pleasant and comfortable. The shower cubicle in the bathroom needed updating. Meals served in the sister hotel across the road but found the food somewhat bland. Several services offered, including transport for sightseeing […] either by tuktuk or a car for longer journeys. We found that both of these were convenient but more expensive than other outlets. Certainly the cost of the taxi should have provided a better quality, more modern car and we did not like being taken to retail outlets of their choice in order to bump up the profit. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Home away from home"
Nice stay, nice arrangements, would love to come again and stay here...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent. Quiet and clean"
We were in Agra to see the Taj, fort and Fatephur Sikri (standard), so booked in for 2 nights here. It's run by the same people as the Maya Hotel, and most taxi drivers know that one rather than this one, but the Ray of Maya is just over the road and down a little alleyway so I'd just say Maya Hotel and get the staff there to direct you to the Ray. […] I don't know what the rooms in the Maya Hotel are like, but given that it's on the main road itself I would hazard a guess that they'll be noisier than the Ray of Maya. We couldn't hear any traffic in the Ray of Maya, had no nasty fumes, and the room was spotless. It felt like a proper haven. The staff were extremely helpful - directing us to various interesting places. (Of course) they suggested that we eat in their restaurant (at the Maya), which was ok; the food was hot and seemed fresh, but a little bland. Probably touristified given that there are so many of us in this area! Anyway, I didn't hold it against them - it was helpful to have a restaurant so near; we arrived late so couldn't be bothered to explore for a different place. Overall, I would definitely stay at the Ray of Maya again if I came back to Agra. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Hotel close to Taj-mahal"
It was a nice exprience for me, after a late checkin in midnight the hotel staff was very co-oprative and they arrange food for us.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Expected to be overwhelmed, but overall average"
I visited this Hotel going by reviews. They have two hotels(one across the road)....... Pros - Calm & quite place, rooms are clean & staff is courteous.........Cons - The one where i stayed they don't serve anything in room (except tea), need to visit other hotel for food & drinks. Food is not upto mark & expensive.........Overall experience was av […] erage. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
would stay againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
In walking distance to Taj Mahal. lovely lovely clean and tidy hotel with friendly and helpful staff as well as an excellent restaurant across the road with even more friendly staff . Only drawback is the unsaved side walk to the hotel entrance.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location and fantastic Service"
The staff was very accommodating and friendly, it was very clean and the service was outstanding. The restaurant was in another building , but was "the spot" for dining around the Taj Mahal! The best place for Filter coffee or should I say the only place for filter coffee!!!!!Had a great stay and will recommend it to others.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very comfortable.Restaurant was however away and was costly Access was unpleasant.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice and New"
staff could have been more helpful, wifi not working in the room they didn't bother to fix it. They show the rocket science of how to open a tap and switch TV on and become greedy for tips.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"great hotel and restaurant"
My partner and I stayed two nights, we found the staff very helpful and friendly. The hotel was in a good location near the Taj and red fort. The hotels restaurant has great food. The rooms are very nice and comfortable and a great place to relax after being on the streets all day.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Stay was excellent in hotel. Room was neat and clean and provided amenities as well. Staff were supporting and very co-operative. Hotel location is very good which is very close to Taj and Agra Fort.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Room , But not like a hotel"
The Stay in Agra at this hotel with Family was good experience. We had an overnight so we looked at the Hotel Room & Cleanliness rather than facilities. Pointers:- 1. Rooms are extremely Clean , bathroom is excellent too. 2. There is no lift facility and room is on Ground , Ist floor & Second floor too 3. You will never be able to find the entry to […] the hotel unless guided by authorities of Hotel Ray Maya which is located opposite side of the road 4. Car parking is an issue , though hotel authorities try and provide some space (On Road) 5. Hotel does not have kitchen service (Outside hotel you can get several eateries - Best one is Pinch of Spice which is 5 mins away from the hotel). Hotel food of Ray Maya was not great. 6. Hotel staff are proactive and help you in luggage carrying , room food availability from Ray Maya etc. All in all if you are just looking for an excellent room and Good bathroom this place is good , There is nothing like a hotel concept with this property. I would rather call it a Service Apt. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"GOOD 3 stars hotel nice and clean with wifi"
The most important for me was CLEAN room, this was perfectly clean, room and bathroom, very nice shower, spa quality. Also excellent WiFi and the room was my bubble to scape from the noisy street and crazy full on Agra. The LOCATION IS FANTASTIC, close to Taj Mahal, about 5 minutes walk, but the hotel is in some kind of alley, no in the main street, […] so if you are looking for it you have to find the Maya hotel first, on the main street. Is the same company, but Ray of Maya is the new hotel with nice rooms, but for eating just go to Maya hotel, good food and service. I think is good not to be in the main road actually, because of the noise of the street. Anyway, I want to recommend this hotel, because for us was a good experience, difficult to find because we arrive at 3am without the phone number of the hotel, but the staff is ok if you need a coca cola or a taxi to delhi or whatever. EXcellent option for visit the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, there is no much else to see in Agra! cheers from Chile! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
タージマハールまで歩いて行けるので便利でした。 デリーからの電車が大幅に遅れ、 夜中の1時着でしたが、電話して迎えに来てもらえました。 オーナーに会いジャイプール迄のバスのチケットも手配してもらえました。 ただスタッフが勧めてくるツアーやタクシーの手配は高いと思うのでよく考えたほうがいいです。私は初めてではないので、高い！と言ったらすぐまけてきました(笑) キレイでオススメです。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Utdatert. Men like ved Taj Mahal."
Vi bodde på deluxe rom. Svært utdatert og dusjen luktet muggent. Vi savnet også en safe på rommet. Frokost er ikke inkludert, men kan kjøpes for en billig penge i hotellets restaurant. Hotellets restaurant ligger forøvrig på søsterhotellet. Det eneste virkelige positive for vår del var beliggenheten. Det ligger kun få minutters gange fra Taj Maha […] l. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
this hotel is the beat becauae of clean room and westen style and then I was moving while I stay manegent is kindly and nice guy I stayed two days and he help me my book train ticket also the service is the best and you do not jude as the photo of room. because of the room is better than the photos. last I am korea this means I never use dirty hotel really […] this hotel clean Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
les alentours méritent un coup de nettoyage. acces difficileGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Tolle Zimmer, leider etwas abgelegen"
Sehr schöne, geräumige und saubere Zimmer. Leider ist das Hotel sehr schwierig zu finden und da unser Pick up Service leider nicht geklappt hatte, brauchten wir einige Zeit um das Hotel, welches versteckt in einer Seitengasse liegt, zu finden. Ausflüge in die Umgebung können über die Rezeption organisiert werden, sind aber eher überteuert. Wi-Fi funktionierte, […] war aber sehr langsam. Das Hotel verfügt über kein eigenes Restaurant und die Möglichkeiten in der Umgebung sind eher beschränkt. Für längere Aufenthalte deshalb weniger zu empfehlen. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel bien situé et très correct"
Nous avons fait escale à Agra au Ray of Maya pour une nuitée (juin 2014). C'est un hotel simple mais propre et très bien situé (à 15 minutes à pied du Taj Mahal). C'est ce que nous recherchions. Le personnel est agréable, les porteurs sont cependant un peu insistants pour les pourboires. Nous avons mangé le soir au restaurant de l'hotel maya (en face […] et appartenant au même propriétaire). Celui-ci est vraiment très moyen... Je ne le conseillerais pas. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Este hotel es perfecto, esta muy cerca del Taj Mahal, esta muy bien decorado, muy limpio, el staff es muy atento y agradable, sin duda me volvería a quedar ahí. Como plus desde lo más alto del hotel puedes ver el Taj Mahal. Una gran experiencia sin duda, lo recomiendo ampliamente.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
地元タクシー運転手も知っているマヤホテル・レストランの向かいにある姉妹店。道路の舗装がなく土の道なので見逃しがち＆怪しく見えますが、中身の設備などは非常によく、快適でした。またスタッフも融通がきいて、道案内やタクシー手配、お酒手配など助かりました。Genuine Expedia guest review
素敵なお部屋で気に入りました！ タジマハールも歩いて行けたのでよかったです！Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"chambre spacieuse et rénovée"
Bonne impression générale . Bon accueil et chambre double confortable et propre avec TV et belle SDB avec WC mais au fond d'une impasse aux abords relativement sale . Restaurant appartenant à la même proprio en face de l'autre côté de la rue .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Trop cher malgré l'emplacement exceptionnel"
Le plus : à quelques minutes à pied du TAJMAHAL; assez calme.. Le moins : le WIFI ne fonctionnait pas; la chambre n'a pas été faite alors que je suis restée 2 jours; l'environnement immédiat n'est pas trés agréable, pas de service , Cher par rapport aux prix pratiqués en INDE. Je déconseilleGenuine Hotels.com guest review
從窗台就可以看到泰姬瑪哈的屋頂!!但無線比較不能使用。如果只是要住宿、離泰姬瑪哈近一點的、不要求品質，可考慮這間Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Resans finaste hotell"
Fräscht, rent och på ett toppenläge. Hotellets restaurang och andra på gatan mitt emot var också jättebra. Nära till Taj mahal.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Praktisches Hotel in Agra"
Das Taj Mahal und rotes Fort sind gut mit einem Tuk Tuk vom Hotel zu erreichen. Es liegt etwas abseits der Haupstrasse ist ruhig, abends kann man Restaurants zu Fuss erreichen.Genuine Expedia guest review
ドライバーがホテルを知らないと言うので、同系列のMaya Hotelに行くとホテルに連絡してすぐにスタッフがMayaまで迎えに来てくれました。道路に面しておらず、他の建物の間を抜けて空き地を少し入ったところにあり、ちょっと驚きましたが、奥まっている分静かで落ち着きます。スタッフは皆感じがよく親切です。部屋も広くお洒落で、テラスに出るとタージ・マハルの頭の辺りが見えました。タージ・マハルまでも徒歩10分程度で行けとても便利なところでした。ただひとつ残念だったのが水回りです。私達の部屋は洗面台の下から水漏れがしていて、それを考慮してとみられる掃除用具(日本では窓拭きに使うT字型のゴム製のもの)が置いてあったので都度掃除はしましたが、洗面台を使う度だし、他が良かっただけに残念でした。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We can see the Taj in the rooftop. The room seems with age but still keep clean. The light color in the room not so bright, but enugh.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful location, great staff, value for money!"
12/25/14 rtorralbod Madrid, Spain
We stayed here for two nights and couldnt be happier. Mayank and his staff were very kind and super polite at all times. They made us feel at home. The room was as described and everything we asked for was given to us within seconds. It is only 5 minutes away from the Taj Mahal. Would definitely recommend it!
12/20/14 Benoit E
We stayed for two nights and the room was as described. It was clean and everything worked well, shower, water cooker and wifi. The staff is welcoming and nice! The recommended restaurant at the opposite street side offers high quality food!
"Location, location, location"
12/19/14 poppy78 Dublin, Ireland
Ideally situated a fifteen minute stroll from the Taj Mahal. Added to that it is clean, cool and quiet away from the chaos of Agra. Very modern furnishings and a nice view from the roof terrace. Lots of shops and restaurants nearby. Staff were friendly and polite. The downside was a dusty track to the entrance which was a bit worrying on arrival late in the evening. Also the lock on our door was tricky. But really who could complain when you get to sleep a couple of kilometres from the Taj Mahal!
"Colourful boutique, 5mins walk to taj"
12/15/14 julzydownunder Perth, Australia
Stayed here for a night, we had the blue room ground floor which was great as we had heavy luggage and didn't have to go up the stairs. The decor is very cute. Staff were super attentive especially Mayank, his command of English was extremely high, approachable, friendly and is always willing to help. He can help book tours etc. The room itself was very clean, the shower's hot water supply was constant and the pressure was great. Bed was very comfortable and we were also given an efficient heater just in case it was too cold, there is also a new a/c but didn't use it as it's winter now. It is only a 5minute walk to the west gate of the Taj. We had a late night train to catch, they kept our bags locked away and we were allowed to come back to the hotel to use the bathrooms during the day as it was so much cleaner. big bonus :) we also dined at the maya restaurant across the road, the food and service was super. All in all, Ray of Maya was a great stay, great price and great hospitality, I will recommend it :)
"Good clean and friendly"
I stayed here for 2 nights and was very comfortable. The staff left you alone, giving you privacy which is good and if you need anything they were very happy to help. Their restaurant across the street was excellent and fast. The staff there were easy going and made the experience even better. I would recommend this hotel and restaurant to all.
12/12/14 Moris123 Agra, India
This is an excellent place to stay. All problems solved, staff very helpful, rooms very clean and comfortable. Will definately choice this hotel again If I come to Agra. Very good location. The manager of the hotel (his name relates to the hotel) was particularly helpful with helping with travel arrangements. An excellent restaurant under the same company is opposite the hotel.
"Value for money"
12/11/14 SrikantSingh Hyderabad, India
We stayed here for just few hours only. But found this hotel a really cool place to stay and the place made us wanted to stay for long. Well maintained clean and cozy room with amazingly hospitable staff, starting from auto driver(who was send to pick us from station) to front office manager, Mr. Mayank and boys everyone was very helpful and cheerful. Breakfast place, opposite to road side - property of same owners I guess, was also amazing. Having breakfast on open terrace restaurant under sun on a cold winter morning was a good experience to savor along-with tasty food. West entrance of Taj was also just 2 mins walking distance from hotel. All in all I will strongly recommend this place to anyone visiting Agra.
"The best hotel we have had in India."
The room and public space was spotless!. Beds comfortable. Service from staff very kind. Manager Mayank was very helpful. I would happily recommend this place to any one looking for a hotel close to the Taj. The cleanest hotel we have had on our trip. Restaurant across the street at Maya hotel serves tasty food either on roof top or restaurant. Wifi in room appreciated
"Clean, calm, friendly"
12/08/14 Frank E Zurich, Switzerland
A nice place attached to Hotel Maya with the very helpful and friendly manager Mr. Mayank, a bit away from the main road so instead of the usual noise we heard birds singing in the morning. Breakfast at Hotel Maya opposite side of the road is in a nice rooftop garden among trees, from where you can observe the hectic life on the street below. Definitely good value for money!
"Clean, quiet and convinient"
12/04/14 David K Austin
Stayed here one night although we all wished we could have stayed longer. Much nicer than some of the places we stayed at in Udaipur and Jaipur. ATMs that are foreign bank friendly are close by and, of course, it is very close to the Taj Mahal. The Red Fort is a bit further, but within easy walking distance. While you initially wonder where you are going during the short stroll to it from the road, the distance from the street means it is relatively quiet. Also it was very clean. Combine all that with the helpful staff and this is a great place to stay.
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