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The Oberoi Amarvilas

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 11 October 2014

If you have the money, this hotel is completely worth it. The hotel incredibly beautiful with great amenities, impeccable service, a stunning pool to cool you off and a golf cart to the Taj Mahal front gate along with an escort which cannot be beat. Our room faced the Taj Mahal and the pool and was an oasis in the...

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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on Trip Advisor. I am pleased to read that the view of the Taj Mahal and the gardens, water bodies and rooms were to your liking. The swimming pool is one of the most beautiful and serine places of the hotel to come back and relax after a...

Australia
Reviewed 11 October 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Oberoi Amarvilas for one night while visiting the Taj Mahal. Our only complaint is that we didn't stay longer to enjoy the hotel and the facilities it had to offer. From the moment we arrived the service was impeccable. Tipping staff is done on checkout in a "Gratuities" envelope, noting particular staff as...

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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share your experience at The Oberoi Amarvilas. It is my pleasure to read such a wonderful experience of your stay with us. Your kind and generous comments are much appreciated and are a great source of motivation for our team. I am pleased that the hotel,...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 11 October 2014

When you arrive at the hotel, you´re simply just amazed. This is so beautiful and stunning it will leave you speechless. View from the rooms towards the Taj is AMAZING, and the pool and the setting around it also breathtaking. Dinner at their main restaurant wasn´t amazing, but the waiters really tried to offer amazing service. Later in the bar,...

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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on trip advisor. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the location of the hotel and the magnificent views of the Taj Mahal from the lobby, lounge and your bedroom. Thank you for your kind comments regarding the service and location of the hotel. However, your feedback...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 10 October 2014

Came through Agra on a trip of India and this was easily the best hotel we stayed in. Beautifully designed (though aging in corners), top-notch service and unique rooms of the Taj Mahal. You'll need to be in floor 4 or above to see the Taj most clearly, though you can see the domes from the lower floors. Their Indian...

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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor with regards your stay at The Oberoi Amarvilas. It is a pleasure to read your praise of our hotel and its services. The hotel does offer magnificent views of the Taj Mahal from every room, however yes the higher the room better will be the view. We have two...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2014

All rooms have the most stunning views overlooking the Taj Mahal - which says it all. This hotel is a jewel with views of one of the most special places in the world. Everything about our stay was faultless. Rooms were luxurious and extremely comfortable. Breakfast and dinner delicious. The swimming pool and gardens were like heaven on earth. Service...

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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on trip Advisor. Our hotel offers stunning views of the Taj Mahal from every room. The swimming pool is indeed one of the most serine places of the hotel to come back to after a long day of sight seeing. It is my pleasure to read that you...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2014 via mobile

On arriving at the Oberoi we were most impressed, the gates were grand and the main reception grander. We were promptly shown to our room and a quick brief of the hotel as we had arrived late. There was a mix up with the rooms and we were told there were no twins available - as ordered. We were therefore...

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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to review us on Trip Advisor. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the products and services of the hotel. The hotel does offer magnificent views of the Taj Mahal from every room, however yes the higher the room better will be the view. We truly...

Reviewed 9 October 2014

No question this is the finest hotel in Agra! Walking distance to the Taj Mahal although you don't need to do that as they have golf carts that take you to the entrance 2 minutes away. You have a view of the Taj from every room and every public room of the hotel. Too bad the Taj is not lit...

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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review us on trip Advisor. I pleased to read that your had a pleasant stay with us. The hotel is situated at about 600 meters from the Taj Mahal with such a close proximity allowing uninterrupted views of the monument from all out rooms and most of the public areas. Yes...

Coffs Harbour, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2014

The review are great, and the location is fantastic, but I was still surprised by how much I enjoyed this place. The level of service is simply the best I have experienced. The food was great, the day spa provided a great service, the golf cart ride to the Taj is a great thought, and the pool simply sensational. There...

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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share your review on Trip Advisor. I am pleased to read that you had a wonderful stay with us. It is a pleasure that the service, cuisine and the Oberoi Spa exceeded your expectation. The breathtaking swimming pool is amongst the highlights of the hotel and...

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 6 October 2014

VALUE YOUR GUESTS TIME, Atleast treat Indian Guests with the same courtesy as always extended to Foreigners. Suddenly I do not feel so proud of my Oberoi days at The Doon School, Dehradun, India. MONEY or THINGS CANNOT BRING BACK WASTED TIME. Romantic mood of viewing The Taj Mahal with your special someone if disturbed once is hard set the...

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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure speaking to you and thank you for taking the time to discuss matters with me over the phone. We really value your feedback offered to us. It is with much regret that I read of this unsatisfactory experience of yours and please accept my sincere apologies for the same. We sincerely believe that it...

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 6 October 2014

I really wanted to love this hotel till the end of my stay as I had done at the start - however, I ate one of their fish dishes here and what followed was a bout of major food poisoning. And I have no seafood allergy. I still have a rash after eating that fish that has not gone till...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. It is with much regret that I read of our failure to meet your expectations, for which I apologize. Also, I am so sorry that you got unwell during your stay, and I wish you a speedy recovery. Keeping in mind the complaint you have raised...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Cuisines: Indian, International
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  • Free Parking
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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 

Additional Information about The Oberoi Amarvilas

Address: Taj East Gate, Agra 282001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra
Price Range: $1,022 - $1,985 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Oberoi Amarvilas 5*
Number of rooms: 102
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Also Known As:
Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel Agra
Oberoi Hotel Agra
Oberoi Agra
Agra Oberoi
Amarvilas Agra
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#1 Family Hotel in Agra
#1 Spa Hotel in Agra
#1 Luxury Hotel in Agra
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“All rooms have a view to the Taj Mahal but the view is best from the 3rd to the 5th floor”
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 of 5 bubbles paulaX8879LV, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have view of Taj Mahal”
 of 5 bubbles Rossies, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were in the basic room, and it had a lovely view of the Taj Mahal, spectacular bathroom, comfortable beds and lovely linens.”
 of 5 bubbles celiacmom, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If there is no smog, tehn view of the Taj Mahal”
 of 5 bubbles MsBizWiz2, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were upgraded to a suite on the 5th floor (room 508): what a view!”
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 of 5 bubbles TheBossCH, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
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