Hey everyone! We recently went down to Agra, the city of love, for another trip. The close vicinity of this place from Delhi makes it an ideal weekend getaway destination from Delhi. This time around, we travelled by the new Gatimaan Express which takes you from Delhi to Agra in exactly 90 minutes. In Agra, we stayed at DoubleTree by Hilton this time. Since we have already seen the Taj Mahal quite a few times (check last travelogue here), we decided to skip another trip to it and lounge in the hotel itself! Read on for the details on this luxury property in Agra!
Double Tree by Hilton, Agra is a modern hotel in the heart of Agra, just about 3 km from the Taj Mahal. You can catch a glimpse of the Taj from the hotel’s pool side and from pool facing rooms. One of the first things we loved about the hotel were these warm cookies you are served when you reach the hotel. Travel can leave you slightly exhausted, and slightly hungry, and having this cookie right at welcome says tons about the thoughtful hospitality of the DoubleTree hotels!
And as if the warm cookie was not enough, we were then taken to our room- the Presidential Suite! The bedroom features a king-sized bed, a sofa and a huge television. The attached bathroom has a walk-in shower and bathtub. There’s a walk-in closet right in front of the bathroom. The living room, which is separated from the bedroom comes decked with seating area and a separate dining area. The room also has an office desk for all your workstation needs. There is also a separate rest room for guests and a kitchen area with direct entrance for times when you want to host a small gathering. Overall, you are in the lap of luxury during your stay!
We also tried the food at some of their restaurants. North 27, their multi cuisine all-day dining restaurant was our go-to restaurant for breakfast and lunches. The restaurant has a beautiful overview of a garden on one side with outdoor seating, a pizza oven and live cooking stations, serving you north India, Chinese and continental cuisines along with a lavish buffet for breakfast.
The food they serve is excellent, and we highly recommend the steamed fish filet with lemongrass!! That is one dish you mustn’t miss!
We also tried the Indian speciality restaurant Kabab-e-Que (dinner only) at the hotel. From Dahi ke Kebab to galaoutis and biryanis, they have some amazing dishes in their menu. The live Tandoors that you see throughout the dinner make the whole process enjoyable, and you can always ask the chef to make you something as per your taste.
The hotel also has a bar- Plush Bar– for you to grab a few drinks in and lounge around with your friends/ family for a chilled out evening.
Most of our time at the hotel through those two days, though, was spent lounging around the pool. You also get to catch a glimpse of the Taj from this area, which makes it even more enjoyable. The hotel also has an excellent spa, the review of which you can read on my beauty blog.
Overall, it was a great experience at DoubleTree by Hilton, Agra. If you are looking to unwind in the vicinity of Delhi, this can be one of the best places to go to for a relaxing weekend!
Do check them out on their website.