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“Amazing place to relax and take day trips to the sites.”

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Vivanta by Taj Aurangabad
Ranked #1 of 60 Hotels in Aurangabad
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

Despite a bit of a mix up with picking is up from the train station we totally enjoyed our stay. The hotel were very apologetic and compensated us for our trouble.

The atmosphere and facilities mean it's a great place to chill out and recover from the hussle of India. You can here the busy road outside the hotel when your relaxing in a hammock by the pool, but the noise is not intrusive and it reminds you where you are so you don't get too detached.

Drives to Ajanta and Allora are easy to arrange with the hotel or for cheaper with an independent driver.

Loved this place so much so that my travel companion has decided to get married there. It really is lovely.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

My husband was going to Aurangabad for work and insisted we come along and stay back for the weekend. We were not let down by Taj this time. We landed very early - around 8am but we were checked in right away. The room was nice and comfortable overlooking the pool and had a nice balcony. It was at the end of the property so there was an annoying drilling noise coming from next door all day long.The pool is nice and the staff there was very attentive. There are hammocks by the pool side to lounge in particularly at night for a view of the starry skies. Breakfast spread as well as service was impressive. We had barbecue dinner outdoors which was below expectations considering the price. The food was limited, nor was it very great. Desserts were less than impressive and the staff there was so raw they had no idea about anything. I also went to the spa and enjoyed it. Overall, worth coming back to. And while there, do go and explore the Ajanta / Ellora caves. They will take your breath away..

Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
1  Thank Sab2011
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stayed at the Taj Residency for three nights. The beautiful domed architecture is a wonderful greeting, and is only surpased by the very attentive staff. It boasts a large, beautiful pull and beautiful lawn on it's huge grounds. The restaurant offers a great variety of both Indian, Eastern and Western food, but the prices, although expensive by Indian standards, is not out of line with what one would expect to pay at a nice hotel in India. Our favorites on the menu were matki usal (a peanut and lentil sprout dish) and a wonderful bhindi and tomato dish. We stayed here as a long weekend for an opportunity to explore both the Ellora and the Ajunta caves and I am glad we did!

Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
2  Thank VagabondTexan
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

this was my first visit to Aurangabad. Though the city is uncleaned, this property was well maintained. it has a beautiful landscape and quite a big pool too. the staff members are friendly and helpful. the room was big enough, with a beautiful extension to the garden. it had a 15 year old CRT panel at these age of LCD's and LED's, probably the heritage.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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4  Thank niichu
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

This was my 2nd visit to this hotel for a stay for about 6 nights and the experience surpassed even the first one. The staff made us feel so welcome. They went out of their way to make sure that our stay was comfortable.
The rooms are spacious and clean.Our room had an attached terrace and a balcony which has a swing and provides a very soothing view on days it was drizzling.
The swimming pool was clean and well maintained. It does have a great feel for just a lazy afternoon or a quiet evening.
Service is prompt and one of the best.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank anjunel
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Aurangabad got 5 star hotels many decades back. Global and big metro tourists are attracted to Ellora caves & Ajanta cave paintings. Based on my stay yesterday Taj Vivanta (erstwhile Taj Residency), I would say this is the best hotel in Aur'bad.

The old style building looks regal with a white dome. The lawns are immaculate and sport a sunrise look. The garden area is full of Jasmine (Mogra) bushes spreading lovely floral scent. I also loved the Frangipani or Champa trees with delicate white flowers. Taj has also manicured some trees which is rarely seen nowadays. Great job in creating a natural & peaceful setting. My congrats!

The breakfast spread was good covering Indian & continental dishes. I loved the Baked Yoghurt. Select an outdoor table to enjoy nashta with nature.

The rooms decor & fittings are dated and do not justify Vivanta branding. But my overall experience, though short, was very good. The unit head Anand seems to leading a responsive team. Well done!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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1  Thank Ranjeet K
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Very nice and comfortable hotel. This hotel has one of the best housekeeping team. The property is well maintained. The restaurant is a bit pricey but the service is one of the best. The rooms are very good and comfortable. The room has a balcony with a swing and sofa. The hotel is a bit far from the hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank Abhishekh K
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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)
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Location: India > Maharashtra > Aurangabad District > 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
#2 Business Hotel in Aurangabad
Price Range: $126 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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