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The Oberoi Amarvilas
Ranked #1 of 145 Hotels in Agra
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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190 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“It's all about the view.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2011

If you're going to visit the Taj Mahal then there is really only one place to stay due to the stunning views of the whole reason that you are in Agra in the first place.

What is not so good however is the service in the restaurant and bars which is sub standard compared to the hotel service in Mumbai for instance. The rooms also are very tired now.

As a property in Agra it has little or no competition and for that reason alone it is the best place to stay but it is would appear this is leading to complacency from the management.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Oberoi_Amarvilas, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, 26 December 2011
Thank you for sharing your feedback, which I was most concerned to read. I am sorry that your experience fell short of your expectations and we will strive to be more consistent in our restaurant service in the future.
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2011

This is an Absolutely fantastic hotel! We only stayed one night and it was amazing, the service was great and every room has a great view of the Taj Mahal. The hotel organized our tickets to visit the taj and also took us there by private buggy direct from the hotel, it was great! We relaxed and enjoyed the amazing pool and hotel garden and hotel restaurant in the afternoon/evening. I would have liked to stay here longer it was so nice. This really is the best place to stay in Agra and if you have the money to spoil yourself you should definitely stay here!

Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank MelbourneMegan
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Oberoi_Amarvilas, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, 8 December 2011
I am so pleased that you enjoyed The Oberoi Amarvilas and thank you for your kind comments.
I hope to welcome you back for a longer stay in the near future.
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2011

Each room has a fantastic view of the Taj Mahal. The service was perfect. Take the time for a swim in the pool. Enjoy the gardens. Try the Indian restaurant. The chef was happy to accommodate the various spice wishes of our table of six.

This hotel made all of us feel like royalty.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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1 Thank TorontoEdmonton
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Oberoi_Amarvilas, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, 8 December 2011
Thank you for your wonderful compliments. I am so pleased to read that you were able to spend time enjoying our exquisite pool and tranquil gardens.
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2011

My husband and I stayed here only for a night to visit the Taj Mahal. We were driven 5 1/2 hours from Delhi so we can visit the monument the next morning and a few other sites. Agra itself is very congested, smoggy and a bit run down. This hotel however is like an oasis in the midst of it all. It is a very welcome retreat that is so close to the Taj Mahal. We were greeted warmly when we arrived with welcome drinks, chilled towels and the concierge does your registration in your room so you can settle down as soon as you arrive which is such a nice touch! Our room with balcony was absolutely gorgeous. The furniture and decor is so tasteful. We didn't go for a swim but walked by the beautiful pool. The outdoor area is stunning. In the evening, there's a performance that begins at 6pm. It was a nice touch since we stayed in that evening. The breakfast buffet had everything you can you ask for and hit the spot after a sunrise tour at the Taj Mahal. The golf cart ride made it all so convenient. The service here is impeccable and if we were to visit Agra again, this will be the place to stay.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank wlslb
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Oberoi_Amarvilas, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, 25 December 2011
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hamme - belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2011

This hotel must have been one of the most luxurious places I've visited in Asia. The whole hotel is built up with so much attention of luxe and details - with a stunning swimming pool - your own butler - and not to be forgotten, a view from every room on the Taj Mahal...(if there is no smog...). I've probably taken an equal amount of photo's of the hotel than of the Taj Mahal itself...
My wife and myself didn't want to leave anymore...except we certainly did not have the budget for an additional night either...
The only remark I would make is that, based on the multiple reviews about the superb quality of the indian restaurant, we reserved our table as well - and, although, the diner was certainly worthwile (and very expensive), we managed to find better restaurants during our stay in India.
But for the rest, luxury, high personal service and fine attention for the details...we loved it!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank bartHamme_Belgium
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Oberoi_Amarvilas, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, 6 December 2011
I am delighted to read that you both enjoyed your stay and thank you for your kind praise.
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2011

Stayed overnight during a week travelling. Hotel was great and the rooms have a view of the Taj Mahal; lovely grounds and swimming pool. Large restaurant with very nice food.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank riverbean
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Oberoi_Amarvilas, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, 6 December 2011
Your kind comments are much appreciated.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2011

This is luxury. The grounds are beautiful, every room has a view of the Taj, the whole place is just an absolute dream.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank StevieCofKX
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Oberoi_Amarvilas, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, 3 December 2011
Thank you for your wonderful praise of The Oberoi Amarvilas.
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Property: The Oberoi Amarvilas
Address: Taj East Gate, Agra 282001, India
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Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Agra
#1 Spa Hotel in Agra
#1 Luxury Hotel in Agra
#1 Family Hotel in Agra
#1 Business Hotel in Agra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Oberoi Amarvilas 5*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Taj Mahal is extraordinary as much for what it is as how it has escaped the banality of cliché. For 350 years, this monument evokes a sense of wonder. Only by being there can you witness its true majesty, its symmetry, its setting and the delicacy of its carved marble inlaid with precious stones. Now just suppose you were to overlook it from your hotel room? The Oberoi Amarvilas is 600 metres from this tribute to love. The lavish interiors and elaborate gardens add to the serenity of the scene. The guestrooms are palatial: all have magical views and are luxuriously furnished with traditional fabrics, white marble, hand-crafted ornaments and every modern amenity. There is a luxury spa offering a range of therapies, a swimming pool where snacks and drinks are served; an ornamented ballroom and fine restaurants to suit the international palate. But the lobby lounge is a feast for the eye designed, as it was, around that glorious view of the Taj Mahal. ... more   less 
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