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The Oberoi Amarvilas
Ranked #1 of 142 Hotels in Agra
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 2, 2013

This hotel would rate as one of the best places we have stayed anywhere in the world. To wake up each morning to a view of the Taj Mahal is amazing.The building & grounds are stunning.The service is impeccable.The general manager took a personal interest in your comfort.For an incredible experience of the Taj mahal stay at the Oberoi Amarvilla at Agara

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on trip advisor regarding your stay at the Oberoi Amarvilas.

It is a pleasure to read your generous praise of the hotel and I am pleased that you enjoyed the view and the sun rise from your room balcony. Your comments are much appreciated and help us stay motivated.

We hope to welcome your back soon.


Thank you
Ankush Mahajan
ankush.mahajan@oberoihotels.com

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Reviewed December 2, 2013

The hotel has probably the best location in Agra, as every room has a view of the Taj Mahal.The hotel was opulent with breathtaking architecture. Rooms were tastefully furnished and decorated. Service, as in many Oberoi hotels was faultless, with the staff , being eager and enthusiastic , to serve.
The biggest attraction, though, is its location. It is the closet hotel to the Taj Mahal. There, is a pedestrian only promenade linking the hotel to the Taj Mahal. This is a great advantage, if you want to be the first one inside the Taj. You just walk to the Taj from your hotel.We were the first in the queue at 5.30 am. The Taj opens at 6.30 am. No experience can match this. You can literally, have the Taj to yourself, before the crowd starts to come in. It is a surreal experience, with the early morning mist enveloping different parts of the Taj. The colors, light reflection and shape, appears to change by the minute. To really appreciate the Taj, wake up early and be the first one in.It is simply magical !

Room Tip: Get a higher up floor , for a better view of the Taj Mahal.
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your reviews on Trip advisor.

The Mughal interiors and architectures’ and the beautifully manicured gardens add to the beauty of the hotel. The hotel is located 600 meters from the Taj Mahal and all rooms, lobby, bar and lounge offer breathtaking views of the monument.

We also offer complimentary golf cart service to the Taj Mahal ensuring the monument if just minutes away from the hotel.Your positive feedback is much appreciated and is a great source of motivation for us and I hope to welcome you back in the not so distant future.

Thank you,

Ankush Mahajan
ankush.mahajan@oberoihotels.com

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Reviewed November 27, 2013

The "Vila" level of the Oberoi hotels never ceases to amaze me for their service and quality of the property. The Amarvilas is no exception. And every room with a view of the Taj. Stunning. Attention to detail by the staff is second to none. The General Manager takes a close and active interest in the property.

Room Tip: All rooms have a view of the Taj. Rooms with a balcony allow you to have your tea overlooking the T...
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank deepaksji
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on Trip Advisor with reference to your stay at The Oberoi Amarvilas.

I am most delighted to read that you had a wonderful experience with us. We offer magnificent views of the Taj Mahal from the lobby, lounge and from all the rooms. Your generous praise of the hotel is much appreciated and I will be pleased to share your feedback with the team.

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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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Arriving from Dehli in the Oberoi Amarvillas Hotel is a cultural shock. So peaceful and quite in this hotel, with an amazing few on the Taj Mahal, the most beautiful building we have ever seen. All rooms have great views on the Taj Mahal, and on the beautiful garden of the hotel, with a superb swimming pool. Visit the Taj Mahal early in the morning, staff is allready serving you with a nice cup of tea. Rooms are comfortable and overviewing the Taj at all times. Really recommend this hotel when staying in Agra.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2013

Dear Guest,

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

I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and the products and services were to your liking. The hotel offers magnificent views of the Taj Mahal and beautifully manicured gardens from all the rooms, lobby and lounge. The swimming pool is indeed one of the most beautiful and serene places of the hotel to come back after a long day of sight seeing.

Thank you for your recommendation and I hope to welcome you back in the not so distant future.

Thank you,

Ankush Mahajan
ankush.mahajan@oberoihotels.com

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Reviewed November 24, 2013

There is so much to commend this fantastic property - comfortable rooms with great views of the Taj Mahal, an amazing location very near the east gate of the world heritage site, and wonderful facilities to relax after a day of sightseeing. But the real highlight are the extraordinary staff led by a most gracious host in General Manager Ankush Mahajan.

The friendly, trustworthy, superbly competent staff ensure every guests' needs are met quickly and effortlessly. From transporting guests in complimentary golf carts to the Taj, organising SIM cards for mobile phones, arranging guides or simply serving food & beverages, nothing is too much trouble and always done with a smile. Guest relations manager Shushobhit in particular is one of the best you will find anywhere.

The Oberoi Amarvilas is the best hotel in Agra, and deservedly so. I look forward to returning!

Room Tip: All rooms have a view of the Taj Mahal, but it worth paying a little more to secure a room with a ba...
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking out the time out of your busy schedule to share your experience on Trip Advisor.It is a pleasure to read that you had a wonderful stay at the hotel and that you enjoyed the products and services offered by us. The hotel does indeed offer magnificent views of the Taj Mahal and is situated at 600 meters from the Taj Mahal.

We also offer complimentary golf cart service to the Taj Mahal ensuring the monument is just minutes away from the hotel. However, we believe that it is our people who are our greatest assets, as they endeavor to create personalized experiences for our guests which translate into memories for a lifetime.

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

Thank you for your kind recommendation and I hope to welcome you back to The Oberoi Amarvilas in the not so distant future.

Thank you,
Ankush Mahajan
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

My wife & I had the pleasure of travelling through Rajasthan for 2 weeks. We stayed at the Oberoi Hotels throughout our stay, except in Udaipur. Overall, we were very satisfied with the quality & service of the Oberoi chain...however if there was one hotel from the chain that stood out was the Amarvilas in Agra. This hotel, not only beautifully built and maintained, is run like clockwork. The staff is amazing.....we were always met with a smile & greeting....they genuinely cared & ensured we were well taken care of. They would remember our like's & dislikes. We would bump into the manager of the hotel at odd hours of the evening, showing his hands on approach to running the hotel....this in turn is reflected in the high moral of the staff.

Amarvilas...the only place to stay in Agra ( Bonus: steps away from the Taj Mahal ).

Room Tip: All rooms are amazing; we got a beautiful suite overlooking the Taj Mahal with a large balcony. Ab...
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying at the Oberoi Amarvilas and for taking out time from your busy schedule to review the hotel.

I am pleased to read your detailed feedback which is much appreciated. We try and take special care by personalizing our services to ensure that our guests have a pleasant experience. Our team members, who help us achieve exceptional service standards, are indeed our most valuable asset.
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.

Regards,
Ankush Mahajan
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

what a shock when you arrive from Delhi to discover this peaceful hotel with a stunning view on the Taj Mahal. we were welcomed with a drink and a fast check in process, they even gave us our room at 9am in the morning instead of 1pm. Everything was great from hotel quality to staff. Food in restaurant can further be improved but was still ok. staying in this hotel was definitely making our trip to Agra just amazing.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Borissaigon
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2013

Dear Guest,

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

I am glad that the hotel and its services were up to your satisfaction. The view of the Taj Mahal from the room is breathtaking and I am sure it is a real escape from the city of the Taj.

I have made a note of your feedback regarding the cuisine and please be assured that the same has been taken up with the team as we aspire to provide service which can create memories for a life time.

We hope to welcome you back to The Oberoi Amarvilas

Thank you
Ankush Mahajan
ankush.mahajan@oberoihotels.com

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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 Luxury Hotel in Agra
#1 Business Hotel in Agra
#1 Spa Hotel in Agra
#1 Family Hotel in Agra
#1 Romantic Hotel in Agra
Price Range: $466 - $1,777 (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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