One dream for me has always been to visit Taj Mahal in India and now that dream came true. We decided to stay at the Courtyard Marriott in Agra, which is only 5 minutes by car to Taj Mahal and looked very nice. We wanted to stay at a hotel that is as close as possible to Taj Mahal so it would be easy to get there and we also wanted a hotel chain that we recognized. That’s why we booked Courtyard by Marriott hotel.


When we checked in at the Courtyard by Marriott in Agra for two nights we got upgraded to their Executive Suite with a poolview. Already when I stepped into the lobby of the hotel, the staff there were very friendly. I am very impressed with the architecture the hotel has. Their style is completely my style of what I like. It’s clean, fresh, has glass doors everywhere, white marble and big surfaces. Lovely sofa groups to sit in and not to talk about the details of the water fountains that are in the lobby that makes this hotel extra nice.

As I step into our room, I got that “wow” feeling! I can´t remember getting upgraded on a hotel before, so it felt extra fun! One room consists of a living room with sofa, armchair, desk and TV. It is also from here we have the poolview.

At the desk, I got the world’s finest welcome gift from the Courtyard by Marriott. The hotel has pictured my travel blog profile on paper and on white chocolate they have depicted Swedish money and a high-heeled shoe that are made in chocolate. What a welcome! I got very happy about this little gift! 🙂

The bedroom is in a separate room and is big with a lot of space around. A very comfortable bed and lots of wardrobe space, which I like!

Of all the hotels we looked at, we thought the Courtyard by Marriott had the best pool, as we both wanted to have time to hang out at the pool and just relax. That’s why we chose Courtyard by Marriott and we were not disappointed. Great pool and plenty of sunbeds, it was even empty sunbeds though we were many people at the pool during the same time sometimes. I really liked that some sunbeds are located in the middle of the pool so you can jump in directly from it and cool down 🙂

The Courtyard by Marriott also has a SPA department, which includes a facial massage if you book their Executive Suite. There are also two massage beds next to each other if you want to have a massage together.

The Courtyard by Marriott also has a large gym with a variety of machines and weights. Use your key card and you can work out at any time of the day 🙂 The best thing about this is that you have a poolview, which makes you feel motivated to exercise and then cool down with a swim in the pool. It won´t be a better motivation than that 😉

As many families come here for a night or two, there is also a playroom for all children with a variety of things to do, such as billiards, tv games and table tennis.

Even the food here was amazingly good! They offer a large breakfast buffet each morning. Unfortunately, I’m not a big breakfast lover so there was not much for breakfast for my part, which is too bad because the hotel had A LOT of food to choose for breakfast. You will not go hungry from here, I can promise you that!

You can also choose to have dinner in the restaurant or in the room. We chose to eat at one of their terraces and the staff were very service minded to us and super friendly and really wanted our best this evening! We tried of course Indian food because now we are here in India we want to try real indian food 🙂 We were served 3 course dinner with Indian inspiration straight through. Very nice arranged!

I never believe in my entire life that I have experienced such a good service as I did at the Courtyard by Marriott in Agra, India and can recommend staying here for 100% if you are going to Taj Mahal. Here is me and my travel blog friend Pernilla who have the travelblog together with Courtyard Marriotts PR and Marketing Manager and hotel manager.

Have you been to India? Where in India did you go?

Have a nice trip!



  1. Hej! Hoppas på att kommande inlägg handlar om din upplevelse i första klass 😃
    Tack för en bra blogg!

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