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“A surprise in Aurangabad” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vivanta by Taj Aurangabad

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Vivanta by Taj Aurangabad
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   8-N-12 , CIDCO | Rauza Bagh, Dr. Rafiq Zakari Marg, Aurangabad 431003, India (Formerly Taj Residency)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 47 Hotels in Aurangabad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Thornhill, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“A surprise in Aurangabad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Aurangabad is not a big city, relatively speaking, and not on everyone's itinerary so I didn't know what to expect in terms of the hotel. What a pleasant surprise! This hotel used to be a Vivanta by Taj, now it's a lower level Taj Residency, but don't let that fool you. The property looks and feels like a Vivanta. The food and service were great. The room was a good size and nicely appointed. The pool is large, the landscaping beautiful. The evening entertainment, a dancing and singing group of four, was excellent. If the caves at Ajanta and Ellora are on your itinerary (they're worth seeing!), I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This hotel is mainly run by trainees from the college next door.
Its a good hotel. Lovely ambience.
The pool is just fantastic.
Food was great, although a little expense for a place like Aurangabad.
Service can be a bit faster and better. But all in all no complains.
I recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Do not miss out the Swimming Pool and the Barbeque.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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21 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Loacated at very calm and pieceful location. Good food. Average room and interior. Its one of older property of Taj. Its far from city and airport. Good hotel at cheapest rate in aurangabad. Better than anyother hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This is a hotel I have been going for years and have always found it uneven. The location is great but the maintenance is poor. The staff is wiling and helpful. Their uniforms are however badly cut and tend to be small. Not a pleasant site.
The rooms need redecorating as do the bathrooms that are really tired. Pillows are out of foam which is a problem as they are nor flexible enough and your head is always fighting with the spongy pillow. I asked for softer pillows but these were not forthcoming.
The tandoori and grill buffet in the garden is very pleasant and the food is good.
I was booked in a Premier room but my room was given to the friend I was traveling with and I found myself in a lower category. These sort of mistakes should not happen in a Taj hotel.
I hope that they will be able to give me a room in the category I paid for as I am staying in the hotel for four nights.

Room Tip: The best rooms are on the 3rd floor overlooking the pool side
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Aurangabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

Good service and great food but there were certain problems with the bathroom, the staff was nice and friendly, major problems faced were with the mosquitoes and insects but it was rectified soon after. The breakfast was elaborate and there is a beautiful pool and garden

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I love Taj properties. This one is no exception. Great service. Delicious food. Beautiful surroundings. However, paying for internet is ridiculous these days. Also, why all the laminate flooring? It looks and sounds terrible. What happened to the marble floors?

Room Tip: Rooms with covered balconies have a swing, but the mosquitoes are out in the winter.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Great Hotel in Aurangabad with a nice garden in the back. Very comfortable place to stay. Good selection of food and excellent breakfast. Staff needs some more training, but overall good. And for someone visiting Aurangabad, I would highly recommend to use the Hotel's cars and avoid street taxi.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Vivanta by Taj Aurangabad

Address: 8-N-12 , CIDCO | Rauza Bagh, Dr. Rafiq Zakari Marg, Aurangabad 431003, India (Formerly Taj Residency)
Location: India > Maharashtra > Aurangabad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Aurangabad
#3 Business Hotel in Aurangabad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Vivanta by Taj Aurangabad 3.5*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Moghul-style hotel with central dome, situated on 5 landscaped acres. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Taj Residency Hotel Aurangabad
Aurangabad Taj Residency Hotel

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