Howard Plaza

Hotel in Agra

Standard rooms in this very welcoming hotel are decked out in elegant dark-wood furniture and stylish decorative tiling. Deluxe rooms boast soothing aqua colour schemes. You won't find much to fault in either category.

The pool is starting to show its age, but there's a small, well-equipped gym and a very pleasant spa offering a whole range of ayurvedic and massage treatments, including the so-called 'erotic bath'. The breezy, open-air rooftop restaurant doubles as one of the few atmospheric bars in town at night (beer from ₹175, cocktails ₹400), and distant Taj views are on offer from the 4th-floor terrace. Wi-fi is enabled throughout.

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