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The Oberoi Amarvilas
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Taj East Gate, Agra 282001, India   |  
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Ranked #1 of 111 Hotels in Agra
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“What is not to love?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Sure it's expensive, but the view is astounding. I woke up in the middle of the night and looked out the window. It was a red moon and the Taj Mahal was pink and beautiful.....what is that worth? A lot, in my book.

I was traveling with my son, a friend, and her son. Our boys took full advantage of the experience, they played cards on our beautiful patio balcony and had a grand time in the huge pool all by themselves.

The call to prayer over the loudspeaker in the neighborhood was anticipated by the hotel as they provided us with much needed earplugs. We felt as though every detail was attended to and so appreciated the cleanliness and the friendly service.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, March 23, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your comments on the Trip advisor.

I am delighted to read your comments that you had a wonderful stay with us and we were able to exceed your expectations.

The view from the Taj Mahal is one of the most magical experiences about the hotel and I am happy to see that you enjoyed this experience thoroughly.

If there is anything i can do from this part of the World, please feel free to write to me
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We stayed in January in a premier room. The view was over the pool area and further out to the Taj Mahal. We were delighted with this hotel. Everything about it was spot on. The room was large and beautifully decorated and had a large balcony. The public rooms are superb and the food and service tops. Not much to not like about this Oberoi. Spend the money and enjoy!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on trip advisor regarding your recent stay.

I am delighted to read that we exceeded your expectations and that you enjoyed your stay.

I hope that our distinctive service will tempt you to return and stay at one of the many excellent Oberoi Hotels & Resorts in the future.

Thank you
Ankush Mahajan
ankush.mahajan@oberoihotels.com
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The most majestic hotel I've ever experienced. From the moment you enter into the hotel, you feel as though you stepped back in time when maharaja's, kings, and queens existed. As you enter the opulent hotel you’ll see a view of the Taj Mahal, it’s so exquisite. The furnishings and layout of the hotel are stunning and very comfortable, the pool is gorgeous- with part of it covered and Indian paintings, statues, and sofa's around the pool area. The massages are great, I was put into a very ornate room with a clawfoot tub overlooking the Taj Mahal, it was priceless! The food was some of the best food we had in India and the service was EXCELLENT. This hotel is expensive, but it's worth every penny. You'll feel like royalty when you're there.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on trip advisor regarding your recent stay.

I am delighted to read your positive feedback about the hotel and staff. I am glad that the hotel and its services were up to your satisfaction. The view of the Taj Mahal and the pool from the room is breathtaking and I am sure it is a real escape from the city of the Taj.

I hope that our distinctive service will tempt you to return and stay at one of the many excellent Oberoi Hotels and resorts in the future.

Thank you,
Ankush Mahajan
Ankush.mahajan@oberoihotels.com
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

We arrived here after a 5 hour journey from Delhi mid afternoon. Having passed through the abject poverty and chaos of Agra - we passed through the hotels protective gates and into the luxurious grounds. The contrast was overwhelming and best of all all the rooms face the Taj Mahal- worth every rupee. We stayed for two nights and were spoilt rotten by the friendly service. Eat all our meals in the restaurant -which had an eclectic menu, something for every taste.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to complete a trip Advisor review regarding your stay at The Oberoi Amarvilas.

Your encouraging comment is most appreciated and I am pleased to share them with the team. Making our guest stay special and memorable is what matters to us the most; and on learning that our guests enjoyed their stay motivates us to deliver our best.

I hope that our distinctive service will tempt you to return and stay at one of the many excellent Oberoi Hotels and resorts in the future.

Thank you,
Ankush Mahajan
ankush.mahajan@oberoihotels.com
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We had a short stay last week and found the hotel to be magnificent. Right from the view out the window (of the Taj) to the wonderfully maintained grounds topped off with possibly the best service I have ever received at a 5 star facility. We were traveling with a child and the hotel staff went well out of their way to accommodate us. The service felt truly personalized. The Taj experience was seamless with tickets available at the hotel and a golf cart to and from the hotel.

If you want the very best and can afford it, then the Amarvilas is your only pick. I cannot recommend this hotel enough.

Room Tip: All rooms have a view of the Taj.
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Dear Guest,

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

It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your detailed feedback is invaluable and most encouraging.I will be most delighted to share your review with all members of the staff as it is a great source of motivation for us.

I hope that our distinctive service will tempt you to return and stay at one of the many excellent Oberoi Hotels & Resorts in the future


Thank you.
Ankush Mahajan
ankush.mahajan@oberoihotels.com
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hertfordshire uk
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

If you are visiting Agra you just have to stay at the Amarvilas. Beautiful hotel, wonderful staff, great rooms, but most importantly the view of the Taj Mahal from your bedroom window. Wow!
The hotel staff were superb, the easiest check in, beyond helpful without being in your face. What an amazing hotel!

Room Tip: Chose an upper floor room for the best view of the Taj
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  • Stayed February 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write your comments on Trip advisor regarding your stay at The Oberoi Amarvilas.

I am most delighted to read that you had a wonderful stay with us. Your generous feedback about the staff and hotel is invaluable and much appreciated.
This definitely helps us and our teams to stay motivated. We take special care in recruiting and training our staff in order to exceed guest expectations.

We hope to welcome you back to The Oberoi hotels and resorts.

Thank you.
Ankush Mahajan
ankush.mahajan@oberoihotels.com
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San Francisco, California
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

If you are planning to visit the Taj Majal, this is the only place to stay. A beautiful oasis, The Oberoi exceeds all expectations. My daughter had the best mushroom risotto of her life and a wonderful Thai massage that touched places she did not know existed. Friendly, wonderful staff willing to do anything with a smile. Pool area is heavenly. Spend at least two nights here. Seeing the Taj late afternoon & sunset and again early am when the sun creates a brilliant twinkle on that great masterpiece is worth it. A highlight in our trip of the golden triangle!!!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable comments regarding your stay on Trip Advisor.I am glad to read the hotel and its services were up to your satisfaction.

The view of the Taj Mahal and the pool from the room is breathtaking and I am sure it is a real escape from the city of the Taj.

We take special care in recruiting and training our staff in order to exceed guest expectations. I will be most delighted to share your review with all members of the staff as it is a great source of motivation.

We hope to welcome you back to The Oberoi Amarvilas

Thank you
Ankush Mahajan
ankush.mahajan@oberoihotels.com
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Address: Taj East Gate, Agra 282001, India
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Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Agra
#1 Romantic Hotel in Agra
#1 Business Hotel in Agra
#1 Spa Hotel in Agra
#1 Luxury 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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