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The Oberoi Amarvilas
Ranked #1 of 142 Hotels in Agra
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 June 2014

This hotel is exquisite. From the entry way to the lobby, restaurants, pool and rooms, absolutely fabulous. We could see the Taj from our room. It really doesn't get any better than this. The Taj Mahal is a short walk from the hotel (or a short golf cart ride if you desire). The staff is friendly and helpful. Overall this is a magical place to stay!

Room Tip: Be sure to get a room with a Taj view!
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with us and for posting your review on Trip Advisor.

I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the décor and views were to your satisfaction. The hotel does indeed offer stunning views of the Taj Mahal, as well as easy access to the monument via hotel golf carts. The elegant décor and beautiful pool area are a treat to the eyes, while our trained and guest focused team attempts to pamper you with their attentive yet unobtrusive service, I am glad that they were able to assist in creating pleasant memories for you and your friends.

I hope that we will soon receive the opportunity to welcome you back to the Oberoi Amarvilas.

Regards,

Ankush Mahajan
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

The Amarvilas is a very good hotel in Agra. It has a very good location, comfortable rooms, and high levels of service.

Just don’t be fooled by the photos!

• While the rooms have a few of the Taj Mahal, it is quite a bit further away than suggested in the photos. Particularly on a hazy day it appears far away.
• The rooms themselves - though nicely furnished - are significantly smaller than they appear in the pictures, and smaller than in many other Oberoi hotels. The rooms are also showing some wear and tear.
• The pool is beautiful. Yet unlike the photos, depending on the season, it can be crowded.
• Finally, though the hotel manages to hide its size very well, it is a very big hotel. It’s not like the Rajvilas where the rooms are spread out in a big park. This hotel offers far less privacy and intimacy.

As long as you’re not expecting too much, you won’t be disappointed.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor.

I am glad to know that the rooms, location and service were to your liking. All our guest rooms as well as most public areas offer spectacular views of the Taj Mahal, while our efficient team tries to pamper you with the best products and services. Our beautiful pool area is indeed one of the best places to relax after a long day of sightseeing. Your comments regarding the upkeep and design have been made good note of and we will definitely try to work upon these aspects. We believe that it is only by acknowledging and working upon valuable feedback received from our guests that we can truly achieve the highest levels of excellence we aspire towards.
We hope that our distinctive service will tempt you to return to one of our Oberoi Hotels and Resorts in the near future.

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Ankush Mahajan
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

I've made a booking for celebration of our marriage anniversary. We have requested an early check-in and it was confirmed instantly. Many hotels don't do like that. They keep on telling that it is subject to availability. When we reached the hotel, the hotel is so beautifully done and check-in was done in the room.

The manager personally met us and offered us a room upgrade because of our anniversary. Manager also gifted a cute teddy bear to our daughter. Thanks for that. She is still playing with that.
The view of Taj from room was great and this was my third visit to agra in last year but none of the hotels could provide so clear view of Taj which this hotels provide. Actually speaking, those hotels do not provide any view of Taj if you compare with view of Taj from Amarvilas.

There was a bad instance which happened to us and manager corrected in a great way. She has personally came to ask for a sorry and upgraded us to a suite. Their way of apologising and corrective action made me to forget that.

Coming to food. The food is impeccable. The soup reminded me the taste I had at wildflower (another Oberoi property). It was so good. Chef has made great food for our 1 year old daughter. She also liked the food :-) as she didn't show any resistance to food which she generally shows.
I like to mention Chef Vicky. I think there is only one word in his dictionary i.e. "DONE". Whatever you ask him and tell your food preferences and he will get it "DONE" without any miss. Thanks Vicky for such a wonderful food and hospitality.

Restaurant staff is amazing and breakfast spread is also great. On the day of checkout, while I was in pool at around 11am, one of their staff came up with chilled glucose water because of heat.
There were so many instances that I can write about this hotel.

In the end, I only can say, no one can beat you guys as hospitality is in your blood.
I'll definitely come here again, not to visit Taj, but to enjoy the hotel once again. :-)

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with us and for posting your review on Trip Advisor.

I am pleased to read the excellent review your stay at our hotel. The hotel does indeed offer unparalleled views of the Taj Mahal from every guest room, as well as the lobby, bar and lounge areas. The hotel also provides day long shuttle service via golf carts to the Taj Mahal, in order to ensure convenient access for our guests. I am pleased that the location of the hotel, as well as the views, were to your liking.

We are delighted that you chose to celebrate your special occasion with us. Our trained and guest focused team know that holidays with family are truly special and endeavor to anticipate your needs and create personalized experiences for our guests. I am glad that they were able to make your family feel special during this stay.

It will be my privilege to share your generous praise with the concerned team members. I am sure that your kind words will inspire them to achieve higher levels of excellence.

We hope that we will soon get an opportunity to welcome you back to The Oberoi Amarvilas.

Regards,

Ankush Mahajan
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

We visited the Taj Mahal recently and stayed at this hotel! What an experience. It is an outstanding location! Like staying at a palace. Our room spacious, beautifully decorated with a marvelous view of the Taj Mahal. We enjoyed a great dinner!
When the sun rose what a view of the Taj! Once we completed a visit to the Taj, we went back for breakfast. it was superb!
If you are planing to visit the Taj (only reason to visit Agra) splurge on this hotel!

Room Tip: Get a room with a view of the Taj Mahal. Tried to check in early to enjoy the facilities!
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor.

I am glad to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. The hotel does indeed offer stunning views of the Taj Mahal, while the elegant yet understated decor contribute to a luxurious stay. Our dedicated team works hard to exceed your expectations and I am glad that they were able to create wonderful memories for you. I am also pleased that you enjoyed your meals in our restaurants. It will be my pleasure to share your feedback with all our team members.

We hope to welcome you to one of our Oberoi Hotels and Resorts in the not too distant future.

Regards,

Ankush Mahajan
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Nothing can top this location/view in Agra. If the view is important to you on your holiday to the Taj Mahal, then you should stay here. We were delighted with our hotel hoice and would recommend this hotel again any time.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor.

I am pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. The hotel provides panoramic views of the Taj Mahal from all guest rooms and most public areas, making sure that the iconic monument is just a glance away. Our golf cart service also ensures convenient access to the monument itself.

The hotel endeavors to pamper guests with the best facilities, food, beverage and service in order to make a visit to the Taj an experience of a lifetime.
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Ankush Mahajan
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Glorious view, glorious staff, glorious food. IMPECCABLE service.
From the moment you arrive, you are treated like a Maharajah.
Fabulous pool. Fabulous everything. I wish i could have stayed longer.
The restaurant Esphahan is extraordinary.
In a country full of magical experiences, the Oberoi Amarvilas is tops.

Room Tip: Every room overlooks the Taj Mahal: You can't go wrong
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this reviewResponded 29 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 and sincerely hope that you stay here for a longer duration next time.

Regards,
Ankush Mahajan
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is an excellent hotel. The staff and service are wonderful.You can not beat the views of the Taj Mahal from your beautiful room. Rooms were very well appointed, very welcoming. Not as grand as some of the Oberoi's but still wonderful. Food was very good and the staff can not do enough for you. I didn't try the spa but it looked wonderful. Whole hotel and grounds were beautiful and welcoming. I would stay again!

Room Tip: Ask for a higher floor of possible for a better view
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor with regards your recent stay at The Oberoi Amarvilas.

I am delighted to read that you had a wonderful stay with u and that you enjoyed the view of the Taj Mahal from your room. Your most generous comments are much appreciated as they are a great source of motivation for our team. Our exemplary staff is trained to anticipate guest needs and deliver the same for a memorable experience.

We hope to welcome you back to the Oberoi Amarvilas.

Thank you
Ankush Mahajan
ankush.mahajan@oberoihotels.com

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Additional Information about The Oberoi Amarvilas

Address: Taj East Gate, Agra 282001, India
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Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra District > 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 Spa Hotel in Agra
#1 Romantic Hotel in Agra
#1 Business Hotel in Agra
#1 Luxury Hotel in Agra
#1 Family Hotel in Agra
Price Range: £607 - £1,310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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