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“Fantastic Hotel with Amazing Views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Esphahan

Esphahan
Taj East Gate Road | The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra 282001, India
+91 562 223 1515
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Ranked #10 of 167 restaurants in Agra
Price range: $50 - $198
Cuisines: Indian, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet
Leeds
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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“Fantastic Hotel with Amazing Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Oberoi at the end of our trip to India in December 2012. We had stayed in heritage hotels throughout the rest of our trip and so this one for us was going to be a very different style but we chose it for it's views of the Taj predominantly. We expected it to be good as the cost was relatively very high, but in fairness to this hotel it surpassed expectation in almost every way which is hard to acheive when rates are so high. Firstly, the room that we stayed in which was just one of the ordinary rooms was absolutely lovely and really was understated elegance but when we opened the door onto our balcony, we were really quite blown away that we could see the Taj so clearly and it looked magnificent.The hotel pool and grounds were really imaculate and the pool in particular was beautiful and it's surroundings felt very special. The staff in all areas of the hotel could not do enough to please but in a very unobtrusive way and we were looked after very well indeed. I had been ill for a few days before arriving at the Oberoi and got worse during my stay, the reception staff were fantastic and insisted that we kept our room all day until whenever we wanted to on our day of departure because they knew that I was ill, they were so nice to us and we cannot praise them enough. We ate in the Indian restaurant which was also excellent. Agra itself, does not have a lot to offer (Taj aside) and this is really the best way of experiencing a visit to the 'wonder !! All in all, we felt that this hotel was excellent value for money and really delivered on all counts - dont hesitate - BOOK IT !!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Juan Capo, CA, US
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121 reviews 121 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Best in Agra”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Beautiful Indian restaurant at the Oberoi. We had the Roghan Josh, a Kashmiri lamb dish that was mouthwatering!

Visited April 2012
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“Good service, delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The Tandoori chicken was wonderful and the curries were just right. Don't bother about dessert though - way too sweet for my tooth!

Visited December 2012
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Nicaragua
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“Very good food but expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Indian food restaurant at Oberoi Agra, located in basement. The food is very good but
not great, nice decoration and very nice hotel in Agra.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“In need of new chef”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Pretty setting. But bland uninspired cuisine. Cheap Indian takeout at home is better than what is served up here. A shame for this kind of property. Not worthy of the Oberoi name.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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