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The Oberoi Amarvilas
Ranked #1 of 145 Hotels in Agra
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Heaven!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

What a fantastic hotel with beautiful views of the Taj. Everywhere you look in this hotel is breathtaking, the decor is truly beautiful. The staff were very attentive & the food was out of this world! This hotel is a must :)

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking time to comment on your recent stay at The Oberoi Amarvilas.

I am delighted to read your comments and I am taking the liberty of sharing your compliments with all members of the team.

Thank you for choosing us for your visit and please feel free to write to me for any assistance required from this part of the World.

We look forward welcome you back on your next visit to Agra.

Thank you

Ankush Mahajan
ankush.mahajan@oberoihotels.com
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

At most hotels if you want a "view room" you have to pay a higher rate. The Amarvilas solved that dilemma by building every room with a view of the Taj Mahal. This is a first rate hotel. The common areas, pool and gardens are immaculately maintained. We stayed two nights so we had time to enjoy the pool and spa. The staff was both professional and friendly--especially the wait staff in the restaurant and at the pool. Treat yourself to a stay at the Amarvilas--you'll be glad you did.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor.

I am glad to learn that you have carried back such pleasant memories of your stay with us. The view of the Taj Mahal from every guest room and most public areas, as well as the elegant yet understated décor, set the tone for a truly luxurious stay. The spa and pool offer the best opportunities to relax and enjoy a quiet afternoon, while our dedicated team at the restaurant, bar and pool areas attempt to pamper you with a variety of food and beverage. I am delighted that they were able to make a special impression during your stay. We sincerely believe that our dedicated and guest focused team members are our most valuable assets. I will be pleased to share your encouraging feedback with them.

We hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the not too distant future.

Regards,
Ankush Mahajan
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

We stayed overnight with a group here from Delhi as part of a visit to see the Taj Mahal. The property is beautiful with a fantastic view of the Taj, well manicured gardens, and rooms with a great view overlooking the Taj. Service was what you would expect from an Oberoi - very, very good. You can get the property to take you in a golf cart to the Taj - how great is that!

Room Tip: Make sure to get a room facing the Taj!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, 23 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor.

I am glad to learn that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel. The Oberoi Amarvilas does indeed offer stunning views of the Taj Mahal, while the shuttle service via hotel golf carts adds convenience to the day’s sightseeing. Our landscaped grounds and beautiful pool area are other highlights of the hotel.
Our greatest assets however are our well trained and focused team members who constantly endeavor to anticipate guest needs and deliver excellent service. I am glad to know that they were able to meet your high expectations in this instance.
We hope that you will soon give us the opportunity to serve you again. My team and I hope to welcome you back in thr mot too distant future.

Regards,
Ankush Mahajan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

We arrived after a long trip from Delhi to Agra and we were very glad to be in this hotel. The hotel itself has a very good view of the Taj Mahal. Room was very good and of good size (not a suite) with a direct view of the Taj Mahal. Restaurant was very good and breakfast again average. I found all breakfasts average in Oberoi Hotels. It was really anoasis in the chaotic Agra and a very good option.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for staying at The Oberoi Amarvilas and for posting your review of the Oberoi Amarvilas.

I am glad to read that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel. The location of the hotel and spectacular views from the guest rooms and public areas ensure that the Taj Mahal is always close at hand. Our day long shuttle service to the monument provides convenient access, while the beautiful pool area provides a serene respite from hectic sightseeing schedules and the restaurants pamper guests with the choicest food and beverages.

Your comment regarding the breakfast fare has been made good note of and the same will be discussed with the concerned team, so that we can try and exceed your expectations in the future in this aspect as well.

My team and I hope to welcome you back soon to the hotel.

Regards,
Ankush Mahajan
General Manager
ankush.mahajan@oberoihotels.com
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Noida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

Oberoi Amarvilas is THE EXCELLENT place to stay.It is luxury home beyond home. The ambience, the stay, the location, the room services are all very perfect.
The courteous hotel staff arranged night viewing tickets for us prior to our reservation.
The next day for day visit, they equipped us well with tickets, shoe covers and drinking water.The complimentary room ,sweet little gift and special meals were arranged for our toddler.

All rooms have excellent view of Taj. you can let hotel staff know about your exact itinerary and they will plan your visit in agra.

Room Tip: Higher floor,preferably centre
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor.I am delighted that the rooms, the location, the ambience and the service at the hotel were to your satisfaction. The Oberoi Amarvilas offers spectacular views of the Taj Mahal from every guest room, besides providing convenient access via day long golf cart service to the monument. The hotel gardens and pool area are a treat to the eyes, while the latter is also the perfect place to relax and enjoy a quiet afternoon away from sightseeing.

I am glad that our dedicated and trained hotel team were able to make a lasting impression on you with their service. I will be privileged to share your feedback with them.

We hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future.
Regards

Ankush Mahajan
ankush.mahajan@oberoihotels.com
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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

This would have to be one of the most beautiful hotels in the world. My room overlooked the pool and the Taj Mahal. The service was first class and carried out with charm. The food was wonderful and the dining room staff charming. Unfortunately I was ill during my stay but the hotel staff could not have cared for me better, arranging for a doctor early morning to come to my room and then checking on me throughout the day. Hope to return again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with us and for posting your review on Trip Advisor.
I am sorry to learn of your ill health during your stay at the hotel. However, I am glad to know that our team was able to take such good care of you during that time. I hope that you are now keeping well.
The Oberoi Amarvilas does indeed endeavour to provide the perfect combination of luxury and warmth, with elegant decor, beautiful pool area and restaurants and personalized yet unobtrusive service.

We believe that our trained and guest focussed team are our greatest assets and it will be my pleasure to share your kind comments with them.
I hope that the memories of your stay will tempt you to return soon to the hotel
Regards,
Ankush Mahajan
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

Ok, lame title...but the Oberoi Amarvilas is terrific and its next to the Taj, so I couldn't resist! It's an outstanding location and a beautiful place to stay, even without the stunning view of the Taj Mahal. The Amarvilas makes you feel like you are living in a beautiful and bygone era. It feels luxurious in an old-world sort of way - it feels like a real escape, not just a holiday visit. Now I haven't been to Agra before, but if you are going to the Taj, as far as I'm concerned this is the one and only place to stay.

Room Tip: All the rooms face the Taj - so again you can't go wrong. I downgraded the sleep quality because...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your comments on Trip Advisor.

I am pleased to read your kind review of the hotel. The location, with the view of the Taj Mahal from all guest rooms and most public areas of the hotel, is indeed stunning. The elegant yet understated decor and beautifully landscaped grounds set the tone for a luxurious interlude in the City of Taj. Our restaurants, bar and spa pamper your senses, while the picturesque poolside is the perfect place to spend an afternoon at leisure.

I would be delighted to share your comments with our team. We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back to the Oberoi Amarvilas.

Regards,

Ankush Mahajan
General Manager
ankush.mahajan@oberoihotels.com
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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 Business Hotel in Agra
#1 Family Hotel in Agra
#1 Luxury Hotel in Agra
#1 Romantic Hotel in Agra
#1 Spa 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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