The Grand Imperial is a Boutique grand heritage hotel and the only genuine 100 years old heritage hotel operating in Agra. The Grand Imperial was built in the early 1900s as a Colonial Hotel for the British when the British Empire was at its peak.
The Grand Imperial was built in the early 1900s as a Colonial Hotel for the British when the British Empire was at its peak.
The hotel has more than 100 years history of hosting several leading celebrities heads of states such as The Crown Prince of England, Lady Edwina Mountbatten, (Vice Regal of India), Shah of Iran, Prince Aga Khan, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, (President of India), Jawaharlal Nehru, (Prime Minister of India), Jai Prakash Narayan, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, (founder and President of Pakistan etc.) and many famous film stars such as Dilip Kumar, Madhubala, Vaijayanti Mala etc.
The hotel was purchased by the Father of the present Owners, Late Lala Bishambhar Nath on 1.1.1944 in an auction as a running hotel. The hotel was earlier known as “Metropole” and later “Imperial Hotel”. Upon the demise of Late BishambharNath the hotel was split between present owner Mr. Anil Kumar and his uncle and renamed The Grand Imperial. The hotel has gone through major refurbishment and restarted its operations as “The Grand Imperial” in 2006 after a period of 45 years.
From the roof top of the hotel, one can easily get a view of the Taj Mahal, the Red Fort, Jama Masjid and many monuments of Agra.
The hotel has a unique Colonial Victorian architecture blended with Mughlai style. The rooms are made of Lahori (biscuit) bricks, having high ceilings, wide corridors and verandas, unique arches, antique furniture, exquisite prints of paintings of Raja Ravi Verma, tasteful ethnic Indian tapestry and works.
The hotel has live music entertainment in winter season. The hotel has outdoor pool side and garden parties, private dinners in the Mughlai Gazebo (Chatri). City tours and excursions are arranged by the hotel to monuments in and around Agra.
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The hotel is a boutique grand heritage property having 30 suites out of which 15 suites are Royal suites called “Chamber of Princes” and 15 rooms called Deluxe rooms. The hotel has a bar called “Maikhana” and Restaurant called “Shehenshah” Restaurant, a Banquet Hall called “Sheesh Mahal” and Conference rooms, Swimming pool, SpA and large gardens.
Beautiful old world charm and character
This is a gorgeous and charming hotel with style and elegance. It's a bit like stepping back into a different era, with service to match from lovely attentive staff who can't do enough for you. We had two Chamber of Prince rooms which I would highly recommend. If you are looking for a stay in Agra and want to avoid the dullness of the large hotel chains then this is the place.richardallanericj
Old colonial splendour
Rooms are really lovely.. Big balcony walkways overlooking pretty gardens..
We were upgraded to lovely rooms...
A real oasis amidst the busy streets of Agra.. Lovely welcome with flowers and extremely helpful with onward travel..
We hired the hotel recommended Tuc Tuc driver 'Jonny Vegas' for the day, who took all five of us everywhere for the whole day.. Pretty reasonable.. Funny, nice guy..
Stayed here for 3 nights and enjoyed every minute from the traditional dancing at the back of the hotel to the puppet show in the front. The staff were all friendly and very accommodating. The restaurant and musicians was a great place to eat and chat at the end of an exhausting day and the spa was just the ticket. Madhu and her staff were amazing nothing too much trouble...she really is a credit to this hotel.vicjay160992