After reading the reviews of this hotel I pushed my travel agent to get us into this hotel and I am glad I did. We went for a room with a balcony with views of the Taj. The view was really beautiful.
However, to me you are paying a premium for that view and I was not blown away by the rooms or service. Do not get me wrong, the rooms are decorated and furnished to a high level but they are not huge and to me not superior to other rooms I have stayed in similar graded properties. And I guess at the price we paid I expected a grand room with separate sitting area and a bathroom which wowed me.
The service was good and I had no complaints but I have experienced superior (Park Hyatt Tokyo). As someone else mentioned the breakfast is a bit disorganised. However I found the food to be lovely. We also went to pool and it was very nice but needs more chaise lounges.
Finally we went to the Spa for massages and they were so god we went back the next day. If you can get one of the Spa suites with views over the Taj it is very impressive.
Overall I would recommend this hotel but have to say I did expect more for what I paid and what had read. Probably if my expectations were not as high I would have been blown away more. However with views of the Taj it is hard to go wrong.
- 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