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The Oberoi Amarvilas
Ranked #1 of 143 Hotels in Agra
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A Magical Experience”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

I have been to this hotel twice now and I am always impressed with the level of service and the personal touch you get. The staff at Bellevue were very accommodating, the orders all the way to the dessert menus were provided by the team, not only by one person. The uniforms were impeccable, the smiles bright and sincere.
The food is tasty, well prepared and served well. I will always cherish how your food is served - by dishing it out to your plate.
The view of the Taj Mahal is priceless, and the property incredible. I will always come here when I come to Agra.
Thank you Oberoi - always a magical experience.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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2 Thank Chris C
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, March 9, 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 had a wonderful stay with us. Your detailed and positive feedback is invaluable and most encouraging.

I will be most delighted to share your review with all members of the staff as it is a great source of motivation for us.

We hope to welcome you back again to be able to serve you even better.

Thank you.
Ankush Mahajan
ankush.mahajan@oberoihotels.com
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Menlo Park, California
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2013

It is hard for a hotel to exceed high expectations, but the Oberoi Amarvilas succeeded. The views of the Taj Mahal from public areas and rooms are breathtaking - it floats on the horizon like a mirage. This feature alone might cause worry that the service would be substandard, but the opposite was the case. The concierge procured train tickets for us in advance of our stay based on an email request. The hotel provided tour information that was second to none. The food in the restaurants was delicious - we tried many of the Indian dishes and might only wish they had been a bit spicier. We were not leaving until the evening, and the hotel extended our checkout so that we could relax in our room until then. The swimming pool and gardens are drop dead gorgeous.

Room Tip: Request floors 2 and up
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Kate F
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on trip advisor regarding your stay.

It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your detailed feedback is invaluable and most encouraging.

I have also made a note of your comment regarding the spice levels in the Indian food and the concerned team has been advised for the same.

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
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Spent 40th wedding anniversary here on 3 march 2013. Staff could not have done any more to make it more memorable.
Thank you to all.
Best part is central tipping, no feeling of anyone standing with their hand out waiting for cash.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Thank Mrmrsmoyes
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Dear Guest,

Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor with regards to your recent stay at The Oberoi Amarvilas.

I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your feedback is invaluable and much appreciated.

I am delighted to read that you liked our gratuity policy. We, at Oberoi hotels and resort want our guests to have a memorable stay and not think about leaving tips.We want our guests to be comfortable and enjoy the exceptional service given by our team.

We wish to welcome you back to the Oberoi Amarvilas soon.

Thank you,
Ankush Mahajan
ankush.mahajan@oberoihotels.com
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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2013

This hotel is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever stayed in (and my range of hotels include the Peninsula, Four Seasons and Mandarin Oriental worldwide). The grounds are breathtaking and the rooms have a fantastic view of the Taj Mahal. Very well kept gardens and clean interior. The rooms and bathrooms are colorful and very big. Nice balcony overlooking the garden and pool, with a view of the Taj Mahal. The restaurants were quite good as well. In addition, the hotel is in very close proximity to the Taj Mahal. The only issue is that the shuttles to the Taj Mahal are always very full. Nonetheless we will definitely return.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank msmtjia
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor with regards to your recent stay at The Oberoi Amarvilas.

I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your feedback is invaluable and much appreciated. I have made a note of your comment regarding the golf cart service to and fro for the Taj Mahal and please be assured this will be put to good use.

We wish to welcome you back to the Oberoi Amarvilas soon and in case of any assistance you can always write to me.

Thank you,
Ankush Mahajan
ankush.mahajan@oberoihotels.com
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Ghent, Belgium
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41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2013

We have been staying at the Oberoi in Agra in February and very much enjoyed our stay. The Indian restaurant is excellent, also the buffet breakfast is very good and rich. Rooms are quite large with excellent beds. The third floor and up gives a magnificent view (from your terrace !) of the Taj Mahal. Excellent staff support. They can take you to the east gate with a golf kart and wait for you to take you back to the hotel. One tip : don't go for the sunrise view, as the sun is behind you and the Taj Mahal ... and there is a hour long queue to enter. To capture the Taj Mahal and the sun together you have to take a 30 min. taxi drive to go the garden on the other side of the river.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank jjonckheere
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor with regards to your recent stay at The Oberoi Amarvilas.

I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your feedback is invaluable and much appreciated, as it enables us to constantly monitor and improve on the care and service we provide to our guests. Our golf buggies are appreciated by most of our guest who stay with us and I am happy to read that you enjoyed them too.

We take special care in recruiting and training our staff in order to exceed guest expectations. I will be most delighted to share your review with all members of the staff as it is a great source of motivation.

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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Sao Paulo, SP
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2013

This was my 1st Vilas experience, before Jaipur and Udaipur. The service in this hotel is unforgettable! It sets the standard. After a few hours they all knew our name. The views of the Taj are fantastic. The golf cart ride to the Taj entrance is very fast and convenient, The spa is lovely. True, internet could/should be free. Other than that, don't chance a thing.

Room Tip: all rooms have Taj Mahal views. The ones on floor 3 and above have balconies too.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Jose K
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor with regards your recent stay at The Oberoi Amarvilas.

It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your visit and your positive review is much appreciated. This definitely helps us and our teams to stay motivated. We take special care in recruiting and training our staff in order to exceed guest expectations.

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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2013

We arrived to Agra after two 8 hour flights to Delhi and a scary 3 hour drive to the Oberoi and finally were able to breath a sigh of relief. They upgraded our room and had everything ready for us at 8am which was graciously appreciated by such tired travelers! The hotel is gorgeous, and upon arrival they take each guest to their library room with a breathtaking view if the Taj Mahal. The service is impeccable, as if they are always two steps ahead of you. They arranged our tickets to the Taj Mahal for a morning visit and for a social evening full moon viewing. Only steps away from the East gate of the Taj Mahal, one need not worry about walking as the hotel arranges a golf cart to and from the Taj. The food in the restaurants is delectable, albeit expensive, and the morning breakfast buffet is sumptuous. Our stay here was beautiful and we hope to return some day again!

  • Stayed February 2013
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1 Thank drewberliner
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to complete a Trip Advisor review regarding your recent stay at The Oberoi Amarvilas.

I am most delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit and your positive and most generous review is much appreciated.

This definitely helps us and our teams to stay motivated. We take special care in recruiting and training our staff in order to exceed guest expectations.

I hope to welcome you back soon to The Oberoi Amarvilas.

Thank you.
Ankush Mahajan
ankush.mahajan@oberoihotels.com
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Property: The Oberoi Amarvilas
Address: Taj East Gate, Agra 282001, India
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Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra District > Agra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Agra
#1 Spa Hotel in Agra
#1 Romantic Hotel in Agra
#1 Luxury 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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