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“Nice stay ...” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Howard Plaza The Fern Agra

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Howard Plaza The Fern Agra
Ranked #15 of 146 Hotels in Agra
Bengaluru, India
1 review
“Nice stay ...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

Thank you about a great holiday in Agra.
Everything went very well, all flights, hotels etc. Hotels were fine and the staff were very helpful and nice people.
We are sure to come back and we are sure to use your services at that time.
Thank you again and hope to come to Agra.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Ajeet s
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HPDesk, Manager at Howard Plaza The Fern Agra, responded to this review, 11 June 2016
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased to hear that you were satisfied with the overall experience of your stay with us.

We pride ourselves in providing our guests the best experience and appreciation from guests further encourages and motivates us.

We look forward to welcoming you back again at Howard Plaza, Agra.

Warm Regards
Duty Manager
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

What a beautiful hotel. After a long journey to Agra, we were welcomed with big smiles and fresh flower garlands. The reception area is beautiful with massive chandeliers. The rooms were clean and very beautifully designed. Service from all employees were excellent. The best part, was the food! A full buffet breakfast and tasty items on the menu. They have a lovely spa inside the hotel, 2 restaurants to choose from and a lovely pool at the back. One of the best reasons to stay here is that this hotel is situated 10 minutes away from the Taj Mahal, so getting was not difficult at all. The view from the roof top restaurant is lovely.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Shona B
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HPDesk, Manager at Howard Plaza The Fern Agra, responded to this review, 11 June 2016
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased to hear that you were satisfied with the overall experience of your stay with us.

We pride ourselves in providing our guests the best experience and appreciation from guests further encourages and motivates us.

We look forward to welcoming you back again at Howard Plaza, Agra.

Warm Regards
Duty Manager
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Seattle, WA
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60 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

Moved to this hotel after a sleepless night in a budget hotel. It was a welcome relief with excellent service, clean and luxurious rooms, plenty of hot water and comfortable beds. The buffet breakfast included in the room charge was pretty good.
Overall the best thing about this hotel was how friendly and helpful everyone we came across was. We received several calls in our room while we were there asking if we had everything we needed. The concierge was very helpful- he even gave me his personal cell phone number and told me I could call him anytime during our trip to India if I had a problem.
The only thing that could have been better was the location. It was not especially convenient for sightseeing in Agra and off a busy road. It was, however, far enough off the road to be quiet. It had a nice looking pool but it was too cold when we were there to use it.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Seattlered
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HPDesk, Manager at Howard Plaza The Fern Agra, responded to this review, 11 June 2016
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased to hear that you were satisfied with the overall experience of your stay with us.

We pride ourselves in providing our guests the best experience and appreciation from guests further encourages and motivates us.

We look forward to welcoming you back again at Howard Plaza, Agra.

Warm Regards
Duty Manager
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Harward sarovar portico is a fine hotel...compare to other sarovar portico hotels in other cities this hotel had large rooms which were clean,washrooms were average;overall very well-mentained ..the breakfast served in buffet were really good....yeah the only thing that was disappointing was they had a marriage reception party on roof top and due to loud speakers it was damn noisy. It was next to impossible to sit in the roof top open dinning room,which was just next to the party area. Even Its because of this party our food was served after couple of hour..!!..otherwise,i really enjoyed staying in this hotel will surely love to go back..!!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank sukanyadas
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HPDesk, Manager at Howard Plaza The Fern Agra, responded to this review, 11 June 2016
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased to hear that you were satisfied with the overall experience of your stay with us.

We pride ourselves in providing our guests the best experience and appreciation from guests further encourages and motivates us.

We look forward to welcoming you back again at Howard Plaza, Agra.

Warm Regards
Duty Manager
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San Francisco
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

Positives - good location (walking distance from West Gate of Taj); clean rooms and comfortable bed; free early check-in; large buffet breakfast with pleasant dining room staff (lots of options but the food was average).

Negatives - old hotel; more like a 3.5 star instead of a 5 star; old bathrooms that look tired and worn; front-desk staff needs more customer service training and a little less arrogance; ultimately we were left with a bad taste in our mouths when small (but annoying) hidden charges showed up on our bill at check-out. For example being charged R5 for each internal call to their travel desk downstairs, but later when we paid our bill they didn't have exact change and told us we shouldn't worry about the R5 they owed us. Obviously R5 is miniscule, but somehow important enough to them that they charge it. Nothing major but definitely annoying. I think there are better places to stay in Agra.

Hope this helps.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank AudreyMarie
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HPDesk, Manager at Howard Plaza The Fern Agra, responded to this review, 18 June 2016
Dear Guest,

Thanks for sharing your feedback with us. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience you had with us. With utmost concern, we have noted the issues put forward by you in your review & the same is addressed to the concerned departments. We will ensure to serve you better on your next visit.

It has always been our focus to provide consistently high quality service to all our guests, and once again would like to thank you for putting together your thoughts and sharing it with us.

We look forward to welcome you again at Howard Plaza, Agra.

Warm regards
Duty Manager
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Additional Information about Howard Plaza The Fern Agra

Property: Howard Plaza The Fern Agra
Address: Fatehabad Road, Agra 282001, India (Formerly Howard Sarovar Portico)
Phone Number:
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Agra
#11 Luxury Hotel in Agra
#12 Spa Hotel in Agra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:4 star — Howard Plaza The Fern Agra 4*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gracious interiors, personalised service and Howard Plaza Agra's unique location are complemented by Agra's glittering monument to love, the Taj Mahal, this tranquil retreat is an best spot for a business or leisure stay, offering a magnificent view of The Taj Mahal from Beautiful roof top Terrace Restaurant (Terrace Grill), Rejuvenating Experience of relaxation (Elixir SPA), a mellow dramatic view of the bustling city through front tea patio (East India Company, Tea Lounge) and a fine spread of Indian Delicacies (Rendezvous). All the exclusive 86 well appointed rooms in this hotel near Taj Mahal are incorporated with safety lockers, In-room mini bar, and LCD Televisions. In order to maintain the highest standards of hospitality and luxury, Howard Plaza Agra also offers currency exchange, tour desk, wake-up service and many more facilities that make more than just a comfortable stay. Incorporating business facilities like wireless internet access, comfortable furnishing and well trained staff for assistance, our hotel in Agra is well-suited for corporate as well as leisure traveler. After a tiring day, guests can also relax at the swimming pool and spa, with sauna, steam bath and Jacuzzi. Guests can savour some sumptuous and beautifully presented cuisine at restaurants of Howard Plaza or have their favorite drinks at Terrace Grill Bar and Lounge, or just relax and have some yummy treat at Rendezvous, all day dining. Howard Plaza promotes it self as an affordable, friendly and best price option in the city with unique close location to Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and with a variety of restaurants and cafes in walking proximity. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Howard Sarovar Portico Hotel Agra
Park Plaza Hotel Agra
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