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The Oberoi Amarvilas
Ranked #1 of 142 Hotels in Agra
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 29, 2013

We stayed here as part of an all Oberoi tour through Rajastan with Elegant Journeys and although all the Oberoi properties are amazing this is one of the most beautiful, such an oasis in a not so beautiful city. The view of Taj from our balcony and our bathtub really was a special luxury.

The service was awesome, with our wakeup call and coffee arriving at precisely the minute we had ordered them and even though there was a little incident on the golf buggy ride to Taj..Management went out of their way to redeem the situation. My only complaint is that I wish I could have stayed here longer to truly enjoy the superb facilities.

Woud stay here again in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: The Premier rooms with balcony are extra special, but all rooms enjoy a view of the Taj.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on Trip advisor. I am delighted to read that we exceeded your expectations and that you enjoyed your stay.

Your positive feedback is much appreciated and is a great source of motivation for us. We look forward to having you stay with us again in not so distant future.

Thank you
Ankush Mahajan
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

My husband and I stayed at The Oberoi Amarvilas in March 2013. It is a beautiful property, and a perfect jumping-off point for a tour of the incomparable Taj Mahal! Every room enjoys a full-on view of the Taj Mahal, and the hotel is actually walking-distance from the site. The property is walled and gated for security. The rooms are lovely and the India restaurant is fabulous! We enjoyed working out at the well-equipped fitness center, and the pool and grounds are GORGEOUS! As at all Oberoi hotels, the service is incredible! I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank RSFJulie
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for an excellent review.

Special touches and intuitive service have a huge impact on the overall experience and I am delighted to know that our team was able to create fond memories for you with thoughtful gestures and anticipative service.

It will be my pleasure to share your generous comments with each and every member of the team and I am sure they will be delighted to receive such generous appreciation.

We all look forward to welcome you back on your next visit to Agra.

Thank you
Ankush Mahajan
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Some rooms (we had a premier with balcony) have a very poor view of the Taj. From the lobby floor rooms at the ends of the hotel you can just see the top of the dome (see pic). What should have been a highlight view was very ordinary. Hotel was pretty good in other respects.
Graham

Room Tip: Avoid the lobby level rooms at the ends of the hotel - no real view of the Taj
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking out the time to post your review on Trip advisor regarding your stay at The Oberoi Amarvilas.

I am pleased to read that you had a pleasant stay with us. I have made a note of the comment about the view from the corner rooms.

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Ankush Mahajan
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Vilas is a hindi term, meaning luxury; and The Oberoi Amarvilas is true to its name. The Hotel is impressive right from its entry - which gives you a feel of royalty. Huge dashing lobby with white marble floors which gives you the feel of the "hotel" being an extension of Taj itself, aromatic lamp burning 24 hrs., welcoming staff, Golf car for the guests to and from the Taj, nice spa near the pool; restaurants serve superb food, for every one's palate.
The hotel is at a distance of mere 500 meters from the Taj and all the rooms in the hotel have a balcony, and a fantastic and clear view of the Taj
In fact, the view of Taj (for which one generally comes to Agra) can be had and enjoyed from the lobby, each room, each restaurant, spa, and even water body.

The pool specially at night time when the light effect is at its best, shall be remembered by one and all throughout his life.

All put together the hotel Oberoi Amarvilas is an ultimate luxury.

Room Tip: All the rooms have a full view of the Taj
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2013

Dear Guest,

It is a pleasure to hear from you and thank you for posting your review on trip advisor.

I am delighted you enjoyed your stay at The Oberoi Amarvilas. We are grateful for your appreciation of our product and personalised service and our people.

I am delighted to read that our product and services at our hotels along with genuine care and dedication strive to achieve excellence and create everlasting memories for you and your guests.

I have shared your feedback with everyone at the hotel - your words of praise means the world to these ladies and gentlemen.It is gratifying to know that you will always remember our hotel – this is by far the best comment that we can receive – thank you so much.

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Ankush Mahajan
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Absolutely outstanding hotel, view of Taj Mahal from all bedrooms was breathtaking, service second to none, pool and grounds are beautiful. Comfortable bed, clean, well stocked mini bar. Nothing at all not to like about this hotel whatsoever

Room Tip: All rooms have a view of the Taj Mahal, one of the upper floor rooms would give a slightly better vi...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking time to comment on your recent stay at The Oberoi Amarvilas.

I am delighted to read your comments and I am taking the liberty of sharing your compliments with all members of the team.

Thank you for choosing us for your visit and please feel free to write to me for any assistance required from this part of the World.

We look forward welcome you back on your next visit to Agra.

Thank you

Ankush Mahajan
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We spent two nights in a premier balcony room overlooking the Taj Mahal. Not much can beat sitting on your own balcony enjoying a lovely bottle of Indian wine, and watching the sun set over the Taj Mahal.. Accommodations were great and the pool area was over the top. My only real complaint was the pool water was way too hot unlike any other hotel pool we experienced in India. It was like going into a hot bathtub. Not very refreshing. Breakfast was all you could ask for. We had dinner in each of the two restaurants and the food was okay, not great, a bit bland for my taste. Service was top-notch throughout.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your comments on the trip advisor.

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback. I have made a good note of the pool water temperture. We now maintain a temperature of 25 degree centigrade. While you were with us we were in midst of moving from winter temperature to summer temperture.

I will be happy to share your comments on food as well with the culinary team.

We look forward to welcoming you back and enjoy your stay with us in Agra.

Thank you
Ankush Mahajan
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

From dawn til dusk, changing colour through the day the Taj Mahal is on show from the bedroom balcony. The visit to the Taj Mahal is surely every person's highlight of a visit to Agra, but the Oberoi Amarvilas makes a strong case for coming second. The approach to the hotel lobby is stupendous and the pool provides a great place to relax after you've done your sightseeing. The food in both restaurants is excellent served with typical Oberoi style and that approach to service is repeated throughout the hotel. If we revisit Agra, we'd revisit the Amarvilas, without any doubt at all.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your review on trip advisor. I am happy to read your compliments on the product and services at thr resort and you are absolutely right about the view of the Taj Mahal from the rooms.

Most of our guests enjoy sitting on their balconies and enjoy the sunset or sunrise. I will be delighted to share your compliments on the food with all members of our culinary team.

My team joins me in welcoming you back to The Oberoi Amarvilas. We shall make every effort to ensure you have a comfortable and a pleasant stay with us.

Thank you
Ankush Mahajan
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Additional Information about 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 Spa Hotel in Agra
#1 Family Hotel in Agra
#1 Business Hotel in Agra
#1 Romantic Hotel in Agra
#1 Luxury Hotel in Agra
Price Range: $814 - $1,740 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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