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.
Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Agra's Kheria Airport is located 13kms from The Oberoi Amarvilas and is approximately a 25 minutes drive. The Oberoi Air Charter may also be arranged for this journey. It takes approximately forty-five minutes to fly from New Delhi to Kheria airport.
The Oberoi Amarvilas is located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, one of the largest states in India. The resort is located at a distance of 600 meters from the Taj Mahal and approximately 15 minutes from the city centre. The hotel has been designed to give guests breathtaking views of the Taj Mahal from each of its 102 guest rooms and suites.
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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
The main restaurant, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring international and Indian cuisine.
Our speciality Indian restaurant, serving traditional Indian cuisine. Open for dinner only in two seatings; 1st seating 1900 hours or 2nd seating 2130 hours. Advance reservation is recommended.
The bar offers a fine selection of wines, spirits and cigars and has a terrace that allows one to simply sit back and relax, with a breathtaking view of the Taj Mahal.
The lounge serves light beverages.
Located 600 metres from the Taj Mahal, all rooms and suites at the hotel offer breathtaking views of the monument. The majestic architecture of the hotel with its elaborate gardens, terraced lawns, fountains and reflection pools are a tribute to the architectural legacies of the Moors and the Mughals.
With the awe inspiring backdrop of the Taj Mahal, meetings at The Oberoi Amarvilas are always unforgettable. State-of-the-art equipment coupled with unobtrusive service and professional expertise will ensure a memorable conference experience.
Rated amongst the leading resorts in the world, The Oberoi Amarvilas is an ideal venue for high level meetings and conferences, with meeting rooms capable of hosting from 16 to 150 guests.
Agra is approximately an hour by air and a couple of hours by train from Delhi.
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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 ....