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The Oberoi Amarvilas

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Taj East Gate, Agra 282001, India
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London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2008

We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights at the beginning of our honeymoon. What can I say! It is just one of the most amazing hotels I have ever stayed in, if not the most amazing! In more detail: We stayed in the more basic room and it was beautiful! it had a lot of charm, was spotless clean,... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2008

To be upfront, I must admit that I'm a business traveler, not a luxury hotel traveler. This was a treat at the end of a business trip to India, stopping by to see the Taj Mahal on my way out of the country. The hotel was lovely, although the staff was incredibly stuffy. I had been sitting in a car... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2008

ABSOLUTELY SUPERB one of the best hotel's i've ever stayed at... beautiful beautiful beautiful... views to the taj mahal... superb service staff surroundings swimmingpool.. a 10 hotel...

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Woodford, United Kingdom
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48 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2008

Upon leaving the car we were greeted by name - don't know how they knew who we were but who cares - it impressed us!! The buildings of the hotel are very impressive externally as well as internally. The staff were exceptional. Lovely pool area and great pool side service. The view of the Taj Mahal from the room balcony... More 

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New York City, New York
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2008

I cannot believe that this hotel is consistently ranked as one of the best hotels in the world. The hotel is dated and in dire need of a renovation. The pictures of the hotel were so impressive. I was really disappointed at how shabby the hotel was. When you are outside, you could smell sewer water. Then they tried to... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2008

This was the most luxurious hotel of our holiday in India, with the promised views of the Taj Mahal from every room, immaculate gardens and pool area but, alas, not the best food. Lunch was good but dinner in both restaurants dull. It was wonderful to sit on our balcony at sunset and sunrise and soak up the view. Mick... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2008

The views from this hotel are stunning, but frankly it was the shabbiest customer service experience (of the 8 luxury) hotels of our India trip. The good: we paid for an upgraded the room and indeed had a great view of the Taj from our balcony. However, although the room was well appointed, it the was the smallest and most... More 

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Toronto
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2008

My husband and I travel widely. We just came back from India. We stayed a few nights at the Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra for the excellent view of / proximity to the Taj Mahal. This hotel property is superlative. In fact it was recently rated the 10th best hotel in the world by the Conde Nast Travel Goldlist. The service... More 

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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2008

We arrived at the hotel after a very 'interesting' train journey from Delhi and were greeted like royalty. Upon arrival there is a member of staff waiting to 'bless you' at the door and put the traditional dot of colour on your forehead. We were then shown through to the bar to have a welcome drink. We sat down on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2008

What makes staying at this place perfect is the approach of the staff. They are all courteous, helpful and wonderfully friendly. All the staff will strike up conversation without being intrusive. We enjoyed talking to everyone we met who worked here. They are interesting individuals who clearly take pride in their work and add real value to the experience of... More 

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