We stayed on a Friday, when the Taj Mahal is closed, except to Muslims. Yet, we still got to enjoy views of the Taj Mahal at all times of day. Our favourite was enjoying drinks on our balconies at sunset.
The rooms themselves are nothing special, and probably due for a bit of refurb but the service more than makes up for that. Urvi, the concierge was amazing from the moment that I first e-mailed her a week before our stay to when we stepped into our transfers back to the airport. Even then, we were accompanied by a charming gentleman, a former airforce pilot, who knew the airbase well. He made sure that the children and I were totally sorted before he returned to teh hotel.
The Indian food was excellent. We didn't try the regular western menu, except at breakfast. The children's menu was excellent; a refreshing change from the standard chicken nuggets, burgers and hot dogs.
AS with all Oberoi hotels, they charge for WiFi access. Must confess that this really irritates me. If they are so set on penny pinching like this, they should add another few dollars to the room rate. It would not leave such a sour taste.
No major complaints though; a perfect oasis when all of the chaos on the streets becomes too much. Ideal with young children for whom a day trip to/from Delhi would have been too much.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel Agra
- Oberoi Hotel Agra
- Oberoi Agra
- Agra Oberoi
- Amarvilas Agra