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The Oberoi Amarvilas
Ranked #1 of 145 Hotels in Agra
Certificate of Excellence
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“THE TAJ EXPERIENCE!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

This hotel is the best in Agra. the view of the grand Taj right from the balcony of the hotel is worth the experience. The rays of the setting sun on this symbol of eternal love is magnificient. we also saw it on the full moon night. As you are not allowed inside the Taj campus after sunset, this is the only place from where you can see it shining in the bright moon light. Worth an experience. The hospitality is flawless and the food is also good. The beauty of the Taj Mahal is also incorporated in the beautiful interiors of the hotel. The live Indian music in the dining area is pleasing to the ears and relaxes you completely. Thoroughly enjoyed, would love to repeat the experience...

Room Tip: The ones facing the Taj Mahal.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your review on trip advisor. I am delighted to read your most generous praise of the hotel’s beautiful architecture, landscapes and the exemplary service that we strive to provide to our guests.

It is indeed a royal experience to enjoy your drinks while watching the Taj Mahal during sunset and I hope that you have have taken back fond memories of the same. Our location makes us very unique and you are absolutely right in saying that the view from the resort is magnificent.

We hope that our distinctive product and service will tempt you to return soon to our excellent Oberoi Hotels and Resorts.
Thank you,
Ankush Mahajan
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

The hotel is in a great location and is extremely convenient for a visit to the Taj, especially with the golf buggies provided by the hotel for getting you close to the entrance.

Service was faultless and the staff couldn't do enough for you. We booked a guide through the hotel and he was really good - very knowledgeable and with a good sense of humour.

The pool area is well maintained and a great place to relax before or after a visit to the Taj or other monuments. Nice selection of mostly western food served around the pool.

Room (premier rm with balcony) was a generous size and the balcony was worth paying for as we spent quite a bit of time watching the world go by.

Overall I can see why it is rated the number 1 hotel in Agra: service, location, facilities and I would stay here again if I come back to Agra.

There are a few things worth pointing out.
1 - There was VERY loud music blaring from the village next door. We were at the opposite end of the hotel and it was fine with the windows firmly shut, but I wouldn't have fancied being right next door to it.
2 - There's no way this could be seen as value for money, however you're paying a premium for the view and the location and it is really good. The hotel was also full while we were there so the pricing must work for someone!
3 - Wifi is pretty rubbish which would be OK if you weren't paying the steep extra charge for it.

Room Tip: I'd definitely go for a room with a balcony if possible as it's great watching the sun go do...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable comments on Trip Advisor. I am pleased to read that you had a lovely experience at our hotel and that you found your room, the service and your dinning experience to your liking.

Our staff is our key asset and we take special care in recruiting and training them to render personalized services with an eye for detail to create a memorable experience for our most valued guest.

I have made a note of your comments in regards to the sound coming from the near by villages, which has already been taken up with the local administration. Thank you for brining this to our attention. I have also discussed your comments on WIFI with concerned team and will put your comment to the best use.

Once again I would like to take the opportunity to thank you and we hope to be able to welcome you back again to serve you even better.

Thank you,
Ankush Mahajan
Ankush.mahajan@oberoihotels.com
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

We loved everything about this hotel: the hospitality, the luxury, the staff, the food, but especially the views from our room (please see the photos attached).
We were treated like royalty from the minute we arrived.
We don’t have enough words to describe how thrilled we were for choosing this hotel!! Truly enjoyed every minute of our wonderful experience!!!
We can’t imagine staying at any other place in Agra!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor.

It is a pleasure to read that you had a wonderful stay with us. We try and take special care by personalizing our services to ensure that our guests have a pleasant experience.

We hope that your experience at The Oberoi Amarvilas will tempt you to return and stay at one of the many Oberoi hotels and resorts in future. In case of any assistance required from this part of the World, please feel free to write to me

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Ankush Mahajan
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

Lovely hotel. As with all Indian places we visited, the staff cannot do enough to be helpful.... Would recommend. Food buffet at lunch good. Smarter restaurant in the hotel also nice but music entertainment not quite as good. Link via golf cart to taj entrance also very good.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank LadyPrimrose
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable comments on Trip Advisor.

I am pleased to read that your had a wonderful stay with us and the hotel its products and services were to your liking. I have also made a note of constructive feedback with reference to the live music played in the restaurant. Your feedback is much appreciated and will be put to good use.

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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

Visited in December 2012, and enjoyed every minute of the stay. The hotel is beautiful and elegantly decorated, classic furniture, lovely colors everywhere. The rooms are very nice and we had a balcony overlooking the Taj Mahal that was incredibly memorable - made all the difference as we chose to have one dinner out on the balcony and it was mind-blowing to look over and see the Taj Mahal in the distance. The service was just perfect. The food was suited towards less spicy palettes, which is a good or bad thing depending on your preference. They'll certainly accomodate you if you let them know what you prefer.

Visited the spa, the service was 100% perfect. Very peaceful and a great escape if you've been doing a lot of touring.

I can't explain enough how beautiful the place is, and how great the service from staff was. It is of course a pricy hotel. But considering how much value you get for it compared to other luxury hotels globally, I'd indulge again for one night if you can.

Room Tip: Get a balcony for sure overlooking the Taj Mahal if not already included for all rooms.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lena Z
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Dear Guest,

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

I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your positive feedback is appreciated. I am also taking the liberty of sharing your feedback with the team which will be a great source of motivation to one and all. Spa is one of the most magnificent places at the hotel. After a busy day of sightseeing and wandering around the gardens, this is the best place to unwind with a soothing massage.

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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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

We had a great time. It is a beautiful property, no doubt.

We saw the Taj early morning, the staff was helpful in providing us the tickets and a ride till the entrance. Made it very convenient.

It is extremely child friendly ( we traveled with a 2 yrs old) and there were special things like a robe and kid meal just for her.


Stayed September 2013
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Thank N0madicRider
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Dear Guest,

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

I am delighted to know that you had a comfortable stay with us. Your positive feedback is appreciated as it enables us to constantly monitor and improve the care and service we endeavour to provide to our guests. We try and cater to the needs of all our travellers and I am happy to read that amenities offered for children were liked by you during your stay.

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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

A hotel that suit the meaning of value and comfort... I can vouch that it is of the finest hotel in the whole world in terms of excellent services, amenities etc. that they provide.

I will definitely recommend this hotel to friends and relatives.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank egayd
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Dear Guest,

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

I am delighted to know that you enjoyed staying at The Oberoi Amarvilas. Thank you for your generous praise and appreciation of the hotel’s product and service. Your positive feedback is appreciated as it enables us to constantly monitor and improve the care and service we endeavour to provide to our guests.

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. Your comments means the World to us and will be delighted to share your views with each member of the team.

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
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 Business Hotel in Agra
#1 Family Hotel in Agra
#1 Spa Hotel in Agra
#1 Luxury Hotel in Agra
#1 Romantic 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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