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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 115 Hotels in Agra
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“Stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This place is an oasis of peace within a turbulent city.
Its amenities, location, service and looks are really worth the price. It is so nicely landscaped with its terrace gardens, pool area and inner courtyard only to be topped by the priviledged view on the Taj mahal itself.
The only things that spoiled a bit the stay were totally out of control of this Hotel :
The constant smog cap on Agra makes the Taj Mahal (only 500 Mtrs away) almost invisible at times, the proximity of a railroad with trains sounding their horns all day and night and finally the millions of mosquitos which you need to be aware of.
I guess there's nothing Oberoi can do about that nevertheless.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, November 8, 2013
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 that you enjoyed your stay with us. The hotel offers beautiful views of the Taj Mahal and beautifully landscaped gardens from the rooms, lobby and the lounge.
As the weather conditions are changing it does get smoggy at time which disturbs the views of the Taj but this keeps clearing during the day.

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 November 4, 2013

we got upgraded to the top floor luxury suite. the room was amazing with balcony view of the taj mahal, bedroom view, bathroom view!!!! every room had a view of the taj! the service was great, and located in the no drive zone of the taj area, we had a morning golf cart service to the taj mahal. beautiful pool and spa area, almost did not want to go sight seeing!

  • Stayed October 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, November 8, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on trip Advisor.

It is a pleasure to read your comments and I am pleased that you had a wonderful stay with us. The hotel does offer magnificent views of the Taj Mahal and beautifully manicured landscaped gardens through the rooms, lobby and the lounge.

Thank you for your praise of hotel and its service. We truly believe that it is our guest focused team which is our most valuable asset.

We hope to welcome you back to The Oberoi Amarvilas in the not so distant future.
Thank you,

Ankush Mahajan
ankush.mahajan@oberoihotels.com
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Not only is this hotel convenient to the Taj Mahal, but the service is excellent. The view from my room was of the Taj Mahal. It was awesome. At one point I inquired about the special bath treatments and I was offered a room upgrade at no additional cost. The Indian specialty restaurant was wonderful. The service was most attentive.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 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, November 8, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to review us on Trip Advisor.

I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and also enjoyed our Indian specialty restaurant. Our hotel does offer magnificent views of the Taj Mahal from every room and it is the endeavor of our dedicated team to personalize your stay at the hotel The We truly believe that our trained and guest focused team members are our greatest asset and I will be glad to share your wonderful feedback with all.

We hope that our distinctive service will tempt you to return and stay at one of the many Oberoi hotels and resorts around the world.

Thank you,
Ankush Mahajan
ankush.mahajan@oberoihotels.com
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Stunning property that trades on it being the only Hotel in Agra with all rooms/suites having views overlooking The Taj Mahal which is about 600ms away. And they do! As you walk into the lobby area, look straight ahead and through a huge arch window is the stunning Taj Mahal, spectacular! Level of service was excellent as was the quality of the food and service in the speciality Indian restaurant, and quite reasonable too for a 5* Hotel in such a special place. All staff were exceptionally accommodating and nothing was too much trouble. The grounds/gardens are stunning and the lovely pool area looked beautiful although we didn't have enough time to make use of it.
My only criticsm is that I felt parts of the property are tired and in need of redecoration. Mainly outside the rooms where the terraces are, paint peeling off and looking very shabby. Also, our room on the ground floor smelt slightly damp and had we been staying more than one night I would have insisted on it being changed. However, with these exceptions everything else was fab and the views alone sold it to us!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on trip Advisor.
It is a pleasure to read your comments and I am pleased that you had a wonderful stay with us. The hotel does offer magnificent views of the Taj Mahal and beautifully manicured landscaped gardens through the rooms, lobby and the lounge.

I have also made a note your constructive feedback and we will certainly endeavor to work towards exceeding your expectations in the future.
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 November 2, 2013 via mobile

From the minute we arrived we could feel the quality. The manager through to the doorman made you feel special. We arrived at 0830 but they still gave us one of our 2 rooms. The view of the Taj faded during the day due to a haze but it was still spectacular. We had a 4th floor room with balcony which was well worth it. 30 mins free wifi was good, food was good, and service first class. Very close to the Taj Mahal, great pool, and well worth staying at.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comment on trip Advisor regarding your stay at The oberoi Amarvilas.It is a pleasure to read that you had a memorable stay with us. We try and take special care by personalizing our services to ensure that our guests have a pleasant experience with us.

We hope that your experience at The Oberoi Amarvilas will tempt you to return and stay at one of the many Oberoi hotels and resorts in future.

Thank you,
Ankush Mahajan
Ankush.mahajan@oberoihotels.com
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

This hotel was spectacular and a really 'once in a lifetime' stay. The room was beautiful with a view of the Taj Mahal and the swimming pool was an oasis of calm in the hot summer. It was fantastic to be taken to see the Taj Mahal at sunset by golf buggy and we felt very well looked after for the whole stay. My only slight negative comment is that it was a shame that wi-fi was not included for free when you are paying a premium amount per night.

  • Stayed July 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, November 8, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comment on trip Advisor.
It is a pleasure to read that you had a wonderful stay with us. We try and take special care by personalizing our services to ensure that our guests have a pleasant experience. The swimming pool is indeed one of the most beautiful places in the hotel to come back and relax after a long day of sight seeing. I have also made a note of your comments regarding the internet usage, please be assured that it will be put to good use.

We hope that your experience at The Oberoi Amarvilas will tempt you to return and stay at one of the many Oberoi hotels and resorts in future.

Thank you,

Ankush Mahajan
Ankush.mahajan@oberoihotels.com
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I stayed here during a recent trip to india where i stayed in a few stunning hotels. Without a doubt this is the best hotel in agra and streets ahead of the others, however from a value for money point of view I'm not sure if it's wholly worth it I.e. It was twice the price of the Leela Palace in Delhi but not twice as good...

Loves - the bedroom, the view from the room, the serenity of the hotel, the service, the check in process, the gardens, the inclusive breakfast could be taken in the room as room service

Dislikes - the bathroom could have been more modern and cleaner - it could have done with a good all round scrub, the check out process - we waited for ten minutes to check out when someone could have easily come to help us, dinner reservation - they forgot to book us in

Overall i would recommend this hotel but the price tag probably doesn't quite justify itself

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying at the Oberoi Amarvilas and for taking out time from your busy schedule to review the hotel.

I am pleased to read your feedback which is much appreciated. We try and take special care by personalising our services to ensure that our guests have a pleasant experience

However, I have noted your product and service related feedback and we will certainly endeavour to work towards exceeding your expectations in the future.

I hope that this one odd experience of your stay with us will not discourage you to choose and stay at one of the many excellent Oberoi Hotels & Resorts in the future.

Thank you.

Regards,
Ankush Mahajan
ankush.mahajan@oberoihotels.com
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Additional Information about The Oberoi Amarvilas

Address: Taj East Gate, Agra 282001, India
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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Agra
#1 Luxury Hotel in Agra
#1 Romantic Hotel in Agra
#1 Business 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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