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Vivanta by Taj Aurangabad
Ranked #1 of 58 Hotels in Aurangabad
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 10, 2009

Date 10th Feb 2009
I am a frequent visitor to this hotel because of my regular visits to the city and I choose this hotel every time for a few specific things which are
- the heritage nature of the hotel
- value for money
- beautiful surroundings

If you compare this hotel with some of the other chains you will see a striking difference - everything from the food, the ambiance, the structure and the general feeling revolves around the Indian culture which sometimes is very soothing and you tend to feel very homely. my stays at this hotels are very relaxing even though In have been there purely for business. This is due to the fact that the vibes that one gets here are of a different nature which you get only at select places.
The food - I would rate it as the best I have had in this region but there was nothing to complain about. Yes, of course you can relish and taste some of the few local cuisines which you may not even hear of at other places. What is more enriching is the fact the you can get all this at a very unbeatable price which makes the icing for the cake. I think this is a must stay (read that as the only place) in Aurangabad if you are visitor.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 3, 2009

Excellent location, good food, friendly staff

  • Stayed: March 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 2, 2009

Taj is an experience of a lifetime. Same was the case in Taj Residency, Aurangabad. However, the location is not very good. It is very far off from th city centre in the midst of nothing. I had come for business trip for about two weeks and had to travel 45 mins every day to my work...

But no regrets...The hotel was excellent in other respect. Luxury started at the door step. the rooms were very comfortable, especially the deluxe rooms in the new wing. The service in the hotel was excellent as was th staff. The food was also very good even though the choice was limited.

The hotel was equipped with a swimming pool and a finess centre, which was armed with the latest machines. However, the fitness centre did not have a weighing machine.

Overall, living at the Taj Residency was an excellent experience.

  • Stayed: May 2006, traveled on business
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Thank nikujain123
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Reviewed April 30, 2009

This was my second visit to the hotel and I found it kind of caught in a time warp. Our rooms (as usual at so many Indian hotels) were not ready even tho we had provided our arrival time - so we ended up with rooms at the opposite ends of the two wings. Nothing serious, except at my end I had put up with a construction sites. Had to complain about dirty cups, poor service, etc, etc. I guess they know that if you want to stay a nice place when doing Ajanta/Ellora then you have little choice other than Taj.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled with friends
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Thank Idoru222
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Reviewed April 30, 2009

Taj Residency is a luxury hotel which we probably would not normally afford. We got a good deal probably because of not many tourists right now. The service is perfect, the rooms are perfect, the swimming pool is perfect, the a/c is silent, the food is excellent.It was tempting to stay at the hotel and enjoy the facilities, but thats not why you go to India. It is a good base for visiting Ellora and Ajunta, although the drive is a fair way you have the pool and the a/c to come home to.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank Dollywallop
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Reviewed April 29, 2009

The Taj Residency is THE place to stay at Aurangabad in India - if you can afford it. Although other 5-star hotels do exist around (Rama Welcomgroup, Ambassador Ajanta and President Park), it beats all of them hollow with its superior service.

The lush-green property, the ambience and the natural scenery are all a delight to the eyes. The swimming pool is so pretty that it makes one want to dive in directly. 'Taj' translates to a crown in Hindi/ Urdu and this hotel does justice to its name.

As is often the case with grand hotels in Tier-II and Tier-III cities, it is in a secluded area (although well within the city). Hence, it should provide pickup & drop to guests.

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled with family
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Thank iamnirad
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Reviewed April 25, 2009

We sadly only stayed at the Taj Residency for one night on a 'flying visit' from Mumbai to see the spectacular caves at Ellora and Ajanta. Both our room and the hotel in general were well furnished, comfortable and clean, the well-tended gardens were peaceful and attractive, the swimming-pool most relaxing after a strenuous day's sight-seeing. What set the Taj apart for us, however, was the friendliness of the staff - something you do not always find in a hotel of this standard, especially at the reception desk! The highlight of our stay was a wonderful dinner under the stars prepared and served by students of the Hotel Management College of Auraganbad. The food was delicious and the young cooks and waiters most pleasant and attentive.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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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: $114 - $186 (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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