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The Oberoi Amarvilas
Ranked #1 of 145 Hotels in Agra
Certificate of Excellence
Bismarck, North Dakota
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41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Not to be missed.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

The main point of going to Agra is to see the Taj, so why not have it in view 24 hours a day at the Oberoi? The rooms are wonderfully appointed, the public areas stunningly beautiful, the grounds magnificent. Service is top-notch. The four of us, very bedraggled after a ten-hour train trip, were met at the rail station early in the morning and whisked through the gates into the peace and security of the hotel. We were settled in a beautiful lounge, with a view of the Taj, of course, and served coffee and cake. Our balcony rooms were quickly made ready for early check-in. There is a lovely bar with a terrace, two restaurants serving good food, a business center, a few boutiques, a spa, an incredible swimming pool. Golf carts take one to the gates of the Taj. A stay here is worth every penny.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, 7 March 2012
Dear Guest,

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

I am delighted to read that your expectations were all exceeded. Your feedback is appreciated and taken most seriously, as it enables us to constantly monitor and improve the care and service we endeavour to provide to our guests.

Thank you

Ankush Mahajan
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NYC, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

The hotel is meticulously maintained and the staff pure delight. The breathtaking vista of the Taj from every window cannot be beat. The pool area is also like something out of a fairy tale. It isn't cheap and the dinners are good, not excellent but overall a superb experience. Agra itself is not very attractive but two days at the Oberoi is a perfect visit.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Thank bolmar
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, 7 March 2012
Dear Guest,

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

I am delighted to read that your expectations were mostly met or exceeded. I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed the view from your room and were satisfied with the product.

Thank you

Ankush Mahajan
ankush.mahajan@oberoihotels.com
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varese
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

the best hotel ever seen in all respect, some rooms have balcony with view to Taj Mahal (suggested even if slightly more expensive) personnel is professional, polite and available, cleaning is top quality, quite expensive but suggested at least once in the life.
the hotel position is absolutely perfect as it is the nearest to Taj Mahal which can be visited by foot or with golf cart

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank baiocco50
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, 7 March 2012
Dear Guest,

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

I am delighted to read that your expectations were exceeded. I am taking the liberty of sharing your positive views about the hotel and the team with all members of the team. It is our people who always have been our biggest strength.

Look forward to welcoming you back to The Oberoi Amarvilas.

Thank you

Ankush Mahajan
ankush.mahajan@oberoihotel.com
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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

All the rooms at the hotel have a view over the Taj. In the evening, as the sun sets, there is music and dancing on the terrace above the pool. Guests can either sit on their private balcony or on the bar terrace with full view of the dancing, Taj and sunset. Stunning! Like being at a very grand theatre!!
We had dinner in the Indian restaurant. Delicious amuse bouche and snacks followed by deliciously flavoured main courses. More than enough to eat!
Breakfast was varied but with a surprising lack of bread!... There was some, granted, but not the choice you might expect at a hotel of this class. Eggs and pancakes were at additional charge.
Beautiful bedroom and bathroom and an extra dressing room where the bags lived. Extremely comfortable.
Golf buggies take you to the Taj which is a bare few minutes away (you could walk in five).
Overall, a really first rate experience.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Thank SophieJasmine
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, 7 March 2012
Dear Guest,

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

Your feedback is appreciated and taken most seriously, as it enables us to constantly monitor and improve the care and service we endeavour to provide to our guests. I am disappointed to learn about your feedback on breakfast spread and will definitely address the same with our culinary team.

Thank you
Ankush Mahajan
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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

We enjoyed our 1 night stay at the Oberoi Amarvilas. We arrived first thing in the morning on the train from Delhi and could not have received a more warm welcome than at the Oberoi Amarvilas.

The rooms and facilities are impeccable. It's only a short 5 minute walk to the gates of the Taj, and the hotel even offers a shuttle service there and back.

The pool is fantastic!! I don't think I've swum in a nicer hotel pool before! The gym facilities are also top notch.

The restaurants are both fantastic. If you are craving beef, then have a steak at the restaurant. It was amazing!

Lastly, the staff are all extremely friendly and willing to help. We caught a late train out of Agra the next day, and the hotel manager gave us a spare room for us to freshen up in. That was a nice touch from them, rather than us having to change and shower at the gym.

We will definitely stay here again if we go back to Agra.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank hal2184
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, 7 March 2012
Dear Guest,

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

I am delighted to read that your expectations were mostly exceeded. Your feedback is appreciated and I am taking the liberty of sharing the same with all members of the team. I am also happy to hear that the food exceeded your expectation.

We llok forward to welcoming you back to The Oberoi Amarvilas.

Thank you
Ankush Mahajan
ankush.mahajan@oberoihotels.com
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Switzerland
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59 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

On our first trip to India, we visited the Taj Mahal (what else?) by daylight and moonlight, plus we enjoyed a 24-hour view of it from the balcony room of the spectacular Oberoi Amarvilas hotel. Needless to say that we were wowed. Not just by the view, but simply everything the hotel has to offer, be it the extremely friendly and efficient service, the fantastic Indian food, the beautifully furnished rooms, the gardens, and of course the pool. If, like me, you love swimming, then you won't want to get out of this pool anymore. It's the most spectacular thing I've ever seen (loved the Ganesha painting). If ever we go back to Agra, the Oberoi will definitely be our first choice again.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Swissgirl69
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AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, 7 March 2012
Dear Guest,

I am so delighted to read your comments on the Oberoi Amarvilas. It gives me immense pleasure to ready such encourging and positive feedback on our team who were responsible for offering extremely friendly and efficient service. We look forward to welcoming you back to Agra, and sincerely hope that Oberoi will definitely be your choice again.

Thank you

Ankush Mahajan
ankush.mahajan@oberoihotels.com
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Winnipeg, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

A magnificent hotel; architecturally, location and service. It simply doesn't get any better than this hotel. It is not an inexpensive place to stay, but may well be the finest hotel I have ever stayed at (and I have stayed at a lot of nice hotels around the world).

  • Stayed January 2012
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1 Thank prose1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
AnkusMahajan, General Manager at The Oberoi Amarvilas, responded to this review, 7 March 2012
Dear Guest,

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

I am delighted to read that your expectations were mostly exceeded. Your feedback is appreciated and taken most seriously, as it enables us to constantly monitor and improve the care and service we endeavour to provide to our guests.

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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Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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 Luxury Hotel in Agra
#1 Business 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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