The view is just so wonderful....although Taj is a little further away than I thought it would be -... See full review
Feb 2, 2012
Great for a quick visit to Agra
With views of the Taj from just about anywhere on the grounds, the location can't be beat. You are... See full review
Feb 2, 2013
Indulge with your own private view of the greatest monument of love at The Oberoi Amarvilas, the leading luxury hotel in Agra. Wake up to the glorious sight of the Taj Mahal, bathed by the first rays of dawn. Watch her sparkle by day as the sun shines on her architectural perfection. Allow yourself to be swept away by her romance at dusk. Let the nights be filled with the magic of the Taj by moonlight.
Ranked amongst the leading resorts in the world, The Oberoi Amarvilas offers the best view of the Taj Mahal in Agra. The hotel is located 600 meters from the Taj Mahal and all rooms, suites, lobby, bar and lounge offer breathtaking views of the monument.
Built in a style inspired by Moorish and Mughal architecture, the resort is a splendid display of terraced lawns, fountains, reflection pools and pavilions with rich interiors that take you back to an era of Emperors and Princes.
Richly detailed interiors are perfectly complemented by a choice of international and Indian cuisine. The hotel offers a range of activities to relax and recharge yourself. Rejuvenate yourself with a holistic treatment at the Oberoi Spa, get in touch with your inner self with a yoga session, or explore the famous sights of Agra - Taj Mahal, Agra Fort or the Fatehpur Sikri. All three monuments are recognised by UNESCO as a All three monuments are recognised by UNESCO as a World heritage site. A two nights stay is recommended at Agra to experience these architectural wonders of the Mughal era at your leisure, while taking time to explore the options of wellness and relaxation at the hotel as well.
The hotel offers the sheer luxury of enjoying the beauty of the Taj Mahal without visiting hours. This enriched by the royal service makes an interlude at The Oberoi Amarvilas truly exclusive and unforgettable.
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Offering breathtaking views of the Taj Mahal, our beautifully appointed Premier Rooms feature Burma Teak flooring, teak armoires and spacious marble bathrooms with both a bathtub and a separate shower cubicle.
Premier Rooms with Balcony
Along with the features of the Premier Room, these rooms also have their own private open-air terraces with a view of the landscaped gardens and the beautiful Taj Mahal.
Fitness center or spa
24 hour room service
Doctor on call
Nearby points of interest
Taj Mahal: 0.6 mi
Our meeting rooms, business centre and ballrooms are located off a dramatic sandstone and white marble pre-function area.
The high ceilinged ballroom, which has exclusive access to the Mughal inspired banquet garden, can be used in its entirety, or divided into two smaller rooms.
The banquet halls can be used individually, or combined for larger meetings or conferences, while our fully equipped business centre is suitable for conducting breakaway sessions, or interviews.
Pass under the gold domed roof, past elephants, water bodies and enter the refreshing ambience of the Bellevue restaurant. Naturally lit through large windows, sparkling with spotlights and bespoke glass panels, Bellevue is furnished with long sofa seating and intimate tables upholstered in vibrant turquoise leather. Vintage black and white photographs of Agras monuments adorn the walls, while dark sandstone and white marble tile the floors.
Here, guests can enjoy the best of Indian and continental food, for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Our Indian speciality restaurant, Esphahan, is demure and softly lit, with intimate seating arrangements. Mughal inspired frescoes ornament the walls and a musician plays soft traditional music from the stage. The menu features perfectly marinated kebabs, traditional Mughal curries and soft Indian flat breads, served on traditional, burnished metal plates.
Esphahan is open every evening for dinner. There are two seating's at 6:30pm and 9:30pm. The restaurant has a dress code of smart casual's and welcomes children above the age of eight years.
From the large windows that naturally light this space, guests can see the Taj Mahal in its full splendour. Behind the bar, an oil canvas depicts the layout of the Taj as seen from above.
Guests can sink into the silk upholstered sofa or take a stool beside the bar. They may enjoy a game of chess or backgammon with our mother of pearl inlaid board and marble counters, or sip on an aperitif, single malt, champagne cocktail or signature iced tea, and marvel at the view.
Located on the ground floor, our lounge is brightly lit from above by a crystal chandelier hanging from a luxurious gold domed ceiling. Brass figurines sit on ornate gold fretwork shelves, set into wall panels of sparkling mirrors and vibrant turquoise washed wood.
Guests can walk onto the terrace and admire the majestic Taj Mahal, sitting just 600 metres away, or take a seat and enjoy the views over a cup of tea or coffee.
Terms and conditions
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With views of the Taj from just about anywhere on the grounds, the location can't be beat. You are getting what you pay for when you stay here. First class all the way. Service throughout - front desk, housekeeping, spa, etc - was outstanding.
was disappointed by the restaurants on site, however. The Indian dinner offerings were good, but not outstanding. The ambiance was relaxed and upscale, but the food itself was nothing that I hadn't found in any other North Indian restaurants I went to.
The breakfast buffet was very good and extensive (really, try the croissants or the dosas, they're both fabulous), but service was spotty during our visit. One day it was attentive and timely, the next day, the staff wasn't around when needed, but seemingly at my elbow whenever I didn't need them. On that morning, my wife and I had two different waiters attempt to serve us the same fried egg dish that neither had ordered! Somebody, somewhere, was going to get a cold fried egg whether they liked it or not...
Spa experience was also outstanding. Nothing like soaking in a warm tub filled with milk and rose petals while overlooking the Taj Mahal to end a wonderful afternoon of sightseeing.
Definitely worth considering if you're crossing the Taj off your bucket list. You only live once, after all.
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Spend the extra cash and get two tickets to the Taj Mahal (you can get them at the hotel). Go once when it first opens and get the "o my god it's beautiful' pics & tour out of the way. Spend the early afternoon back at the hotel, then head back to the Taj about 2 hours before it closes and simply wander the grounds, totally relaxed (since you got your "I was here" pics out of the way in the morning) and just soak in the beauty of it.
The view is just so wonderful....although Taj is a little further away than I thought it would be - you would be very unfortunate too....but it does happen a few days before us was thick fog - no view of Taj at all!
The smiles and uniforms of the
staff are so gorgeous.
The only things that let a hotel like this down - supposed to be one of the best were. - lack of atmosphere in the bar, no piano, nothing, very still, quiet and empty! - Also every drink either in bar or on terrace, same, same, crisp and nut - would think they could be a little more exciting a varied. Also - although the breakfast restaurant had hardly any people in it the service -- i.e getting toast was slow - but perhaps I just expect everything quickly - relaxing in not my game!!
They are tiny things but would of been nice.
- This hotel is the only hotel ever where I have been taken to my room to check in - and after a 6 hour hair raising drive from New Delhi - that was fantastic.
Overall - I will just remember the beautiful friendly smiles that were so genuine :-)
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We got a luxury car from Agra to Jaipur for 5000 Rand - it was though a tourism service but was tipped off from outside - sorry i lost card. However - it was luxury car and 5000 - hotel cost is over 18000 ....