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7.1
Very good
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8.0
Excellent
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Excellent location
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  • Amar Vilas Bar160 m
  • Laziz Mango Cookie300 m
  • Taj Nature Walk300 m
  • Shilpgram320 m
  • Jawab Masjid390 m
  • iway Internet, South Gate840 m
  • Aanee Bookshop850 m
  • S. K. Cottage Industries920 m
  • Taj Mahal1 km
  • Taj Protected Forest1 km
  • Optimum Sheela Inn @ Taj

    Opposite Jalma Hospital (Near Shilpgram parking) East Gate, Next to Optimum Tara Palace, Taj Mahal Agra, India ., Tajganj, Agra, India, 282001 - See map
    "This is a very nice, friendly, clean and affordable hotel that is also conveniently located."
    Rustam - 19 April 2017
    Very good service
    7.4 rating for service
    Good cleanliness
    6.8 rating for cleanliness
    • Daily housekeeping

    • Room service [24-hour]

    • Currency exchange

    • Room service

    • Ticket services

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    Review score - Singapore
    7.2/10
    Location score
    8.0/10
    Service score
    7.4/10
    Value for money score
    7.2/10
    Better than
    97
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    of Agra properties
    Better than
    94
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    of Agra properties
    Better than
    94
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    of Agra properties
    Better than
    93
    %
    of Agra properties
    Value for money7.2
    Distance to city center1.4 km
    Location rating8.0
    Nearest airportAgra Airport (AGR)
    Distance to airport9.0 km

    Rooms available at Optimum Sheela Inn @ Taj

    Standard Double Room
    Standard Double Room
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe Double Room
    Deluxe Double Room
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    Standard Ac
    Standard Ac
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Standard Non AC Room
    Standard Non AC Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe Family Room
    Deluxe Family Room
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Shower
    • 4 single beds
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    Executive Double Room
    Executive Double Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    Family Room with complimentary Railway Station Pickup
    Family Room with complimentary Railway Station Pickup
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    Deluxe Double Room with complimentary Railway Station Pickup
    Deluxe Double Room with complimentary Railway Station Pickup
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    • Shower
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    Triple Room with complimentary Railway Station Pickup
    Triple Room with complimentary Railway Station Pickup
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    • Shower
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    Run of House
    Run of House
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    • Shower
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    What people love about Optimum Sheela Inn @ Taj

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Hotel was clean and the staff was very attentive."

      Rashi

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      17 May 2017

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Travel desk service and information was the best."

      Rashi

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      17 May 2017

    • 7.2
      Very good
      Cleanliness

      "We found this hotel clean, tidy and convenient."

      Lodwick

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      10 May 2017

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    8.0
    Very good

    "Located in a great neighborhood on foot with so many histori..."

    Bobrov

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    12 April 2017

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    17 mentions
    Food & Dining
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    What they offer

    9.2
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Wonderful, warm and attentive staff, friendly atmosphere."

    Hollie

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    15 March 2017

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    Restaurant
    Cuisine:Chinese, Indian
    Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

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    Reviews of Optimum Sheela Inn @ Taj from real guests

    Overall rating
    6.7
    Good
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    Agoda Reviews (93)Booking.com Reviews (167)
    Rating via Agoda7.1
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    Cleanliness6.8
    Facilities6.5
    Location8.0
    Room comfort and quality4.0
    Service7.4
    Value for money7.2
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    9+ Exceptional (13)
    8-9 Excellent (12)
    7-8 Very Good (28)
    6-7 Good (8)
    <6 Below Expectation (17)
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    4.0
    Shobanaa from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Non AC Room
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

    Acceptable”

    salty running water

    Reviewed December 13, 2018
    6.0
    Nakarn from Thailand
    Group
    Standard Ac
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018

    Above average”

    Its location is good, close to Taj Mahal. The toilet is far too small and not that clean.

    Reviewed July 14, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    Edward from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Ac
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

    Close proximity to Taj Mahal”

    Enjoyable stay - for £8ish a night we were pleased with the stay...very close to Taj Mahal.

    Reviewed February 22, 2018
    4.0
    Lalithambigai from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Standard Ac
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

    Acceptable”

    Bad facilities, no hot water during winter season post 9pm, worst still no water at all post 10pm.. can't imagine if I've suffered from diarrhea

    Reviewed January 09, 2018
    5.2
    Carly from United States
    Couple
    Standard Ac
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2017

    Questionable security”

    Pros: Excellent mattress, blankets provided, ceiling fan so good you don't need a/c, optional housekeeping, English television, location Cons: Dirty floors, Sparking light switches and poor electrical wiring, Aggressive tuk tuk drivers, sub par staff, poorly kept bathroom The tuk tuk drivers are waiting to scam you. Beware they will demand extortionate rates for waiting for you and they have little mafias to intimidate you. There were then multiple incidents of an unknown party knocking on my door at 22:00, 00:00, and 06:00. This repeated itself on multiple days. As any western woman who has travelled to India will understand, this was extremely concerning, and I felt threatened in my own hotel. After the first incident I informed the front desk and they were oblivious to the cause. After the 3rd time I found the manager and demanded to see the CCTV. He too seemed very concerned and had no explanation to offer. Upon seeing the footage we saw that it was the hotel waiter knocking on our door every night . The manager, still very worried called the waiter and told us to wait upstairs. We returned to find the waiter, manager, and kitchen manager all with a matching story that they knock between 20-21:00 to see if you want to order food. I find it very disconcerting that the manager of the hotel did not know this, also that this did not explain the late night knocking on my room outside of these hours. If you are a solo female traveler do not stay here, I fear what would have happened if my husband was not there to answer the door at night.

    Reviewed November 05, 2017
    5.6
    Ella from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Ac
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

    Optimum is a strong word. ”

    My partner and I have been travelling around India for 3 we

    Reviewed July 08, 2017
    6.8
    Good
    Ugne from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in June 2017

    Very budget but excellent location”

    Other reviews are true - water leaking, pump not working, not the cleanest, dead crickets in the room and so on, but if you're on a budget and just need accomodation for 1 night to see Taj Mahal - it's good option! 10 min walk go Taj Mahal and 3 min to Ticket Office.

    Reviewed July 02, 2017
    7.2
    Very good
    Elizabeth from Argentina
    Family with young children
    Standard Non AC Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2017

    Convenient and welcoming place”

    Perfect location, we walked everywhere we needed to go. Taj mahal, the famous monument of this city is only 5 minutes walk away. The only negatives for us was - the size of the room was bit small and the bathroom was not that clean but both were modern.

    Reviewed May 20, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Rashi from Netherlands
    Family with young children
    Standard Non AC Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2017

    Pleasant experience”

    10 minutes walk from the Taj Mahal. Hotel was clean and the staff was very attentive. Travel desk service and information was the best. We had room on the first floor. Small but clean and well kept. Mattress and comforter were not too soft but fine for one night. Overall we had a pleasant experience. I would stay there again without a doubt.

    Reviewed May 17, 2017
    7.2
    Very good
    Lodwick from Japan
    Family with young children
    Standard Non AC Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2017

    Clean, tidy and convenient”

    We found this hotel clean, tidy and convenient. The staff was without exception friendly and always willing to help. The room was very clean. Extremely comfortable beds. The bathroom was small but had everything you need and the water pressure was good.

    Reviewed May 10, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Rustam from Poland
    Couple
    Standard Non AC Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017

    Nice, friendly, clean and affordable hotel”

    This is a very nice, friendly, clean and affordable hotel that is also conveniently located. I highly recommend it to everyone.

    Reviewed April 19, 2017
    6.0
    Beatriz from Philippines
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2017

    Distance ok from the Taj Mahal”

    If you're staying just for a night and looking for an affordable place that's near the Taj Mahal, then this is a good choice. The Taj Mahal is just 10 mins away. The beds are comfortable however, the bathroom could be cleaner. We were placed on the floor just before the roof and the hot water machine on the roof made noise for a bit as it was used.

    Reviewed April 17, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Bobrov from Finland
    Couple
    Standard Non AC Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017

    Overall a great value. I'd stay there again.”

    Located in a great neighborhood on foot with so many historical sites. Room itself was styled exactly as the pictures show on the websites. The mattress was super comfortable and the whole hotel was spotlessly clean. Staff were fine, not so good not soo bad.

    Reviewed April 12, 2017
    5.2
    Bernardo from Portugal
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017

    we stayed onde night”

    the bed sheets were dirty and the toilet wasn't in proper condition. some people of the staff didn't speak English. the hotel is close from the east entrance of the Taj mahal

    Reviewed April 06, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    SIU from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

    Excellent”

    You can go to Taj Mahal by walk in case you walk save the transportation fee, just remember to buy the ticket before you go, the ticket box is also nearby the hotel.

    Reviewed March 26, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Hollie from Finland
    Couple
    Standard Non AC Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2017

    Loved everything about Hotel Sheela Inn”

    We loved everything about Hotel Sheela Inn. Wonderful, warm and attentive staff, friendly atmosphere. The location is convenient, and the room was quiet, well appointed and clean.

    Reviewed March 15, 2017
    4.4
    Murilo from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Ac
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

    Noisy, dirty, salty cold shower”

    If you are looking for a dirty, loud and noisy place from morning to dawn, and a great salty cold water in the evening, this place is for you. I would rather spend a couple more bucks and be somewhere else...

    Reviewed March 08, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Tilde from France
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

    One of the best at this price”

    Situated in the heart of the city and ideal for all the sites . Room was perfect - very quiet and comfortable. Staff were very friendly, helpful and professional. Would definitely come and stay here on my next trip to Agra.

    Reviewed February 24, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Florencia from Turkey
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

    Very happy all round”

    The hotel staff was excellent and resolved every question we had during the stay. The room was very comfortable, clean and the food was good.

    Reviewed February 23, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Ramon from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

    Lovely little hotel to stay for a few days”

    We only stayed at this hotel for a few hours as our train was delayed and we arrived in this hotel very late at night, but the room was nice and had what we needed. Staff were really helpful and understanding. I would consider staying here again on another trip for more than two nights.

    Reviewed February 16, 2017
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