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"Astonishing view of the Taj"
This hotel was magical, the service is extraordinary and the property is just beautiful. I had a view of the Taj from my room which is beautifully decorated, the pool area is stunning as well. The only thing that was so-so is the big thali dinner we had. I found this to be true at most hotels in India, they serve very "Americanized" appetizers, soup and then a big thali meal, the appetizers are all fried and just not necessary, the thali is plenty of food. I thought their thali was just okay in comparison to others I had. The property is stunning however.
"Truly outstanding-should be rated six or seven stars"
We just completed a 19 day visit to 8 locations in Northern India and had the pleasure of staying at five different Oberoi hotels. This was our first trip to India and the Oberoi hotels introduced us to facilities and services at levels above what we have experienced at the best hotels in other parts of the world. We have stayed at five star hotels like the Four Seasons, Ritz Carleton, Sofitel and Ritz in many other countries and by these standards there should be a six or seven star rating for the Oberoi Hotels and Resorts. The facilities were modern, clean, opulent and very secure. In the case of the Oberoi Amarvilas, it was truly unique in that every guest room offered a great view of the Taj mahal. The staff also catered to your every need even if you did not know you had a need. The staff made an effort to know who you were and anticipated your needs. For example, if you left your key at the front desk when you went out for the day, a staff member would greet you by name and hand you your key upon your return. The restaurants and food were outstanding. Most of the hotels offered large and varied buffet breakfasts with made to order Indian or International main dishes and had two or more choices for diner including a multi cultural more informal restaurant and a formal gourmet Indian restaurant. Except for the larger hotel in Mumbai, the general managers were very visible and would greet you when you cheeked in and as you came and went from the hotel. We also had booked an Oberoi "exotic vacation package" that included 12 or more nights in five or more hotels and which entitled you to room upgrades and a 25% discount on spa treatments. In Agra, the General Manager, Abhishek Panshikar greeted us upon arrival and arranged an upgrade to a Deluxe Suite with a view which was truly remarkable. It seemed that he was always present to answer any questions as we moved around the hotel. The hotels also offered many complementary and optional activities, many of which we booked ahead via emails which were promptly responded to. In Agra, we pre-booked dinner at the outstanding Esphahan Restaurant and the hotel arranged to pick up our admission tickets at 6:40 AM for a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. They then escorted us to the entry gate in a large golf cart. We also found it of interest that hotels offered excellent amenity packages in the rooms which seemed to be standardized across all the hotels. We also stayed in some outstanding Taj hotels in India that were in beautiful old palaces but felt that the level of service at Oberoi was even higher even to the extreme that the Oberoi hotels all had special patterned toilet paper. Given all the outstanding reviews of the Oberoi Amarvilas, one more may not be needed but we wanted to provide our thanks for a job well done.
"Best Hotel near Taj Mohal"
Fantastic hotel with great staff. Anything you want or need is done for you. Hotel is beautiful and the views were magnificent from our room. You couldn't be closer to the Taj Mahal unless you decided to open up a stall across the road. Gardens and courtyards are beautiful and peaceful. Great place to stay if you are coming to see the Red Fort and the Taj Mahal for a brief stay before moving on to the other many delights in India.
"Waking up with a view over the Taj mahal...what else can you dream of !"
Perfect and beautiful as all the oberoi vilas are. I had a beautifully furnished room with a big balcony facing the Taj Mahal. Service is perfect. I want to express a special thank you to the Chef Ankoush with whom I had the honor to visit the hotel kitchen (cleaner than many I have seen in Europe!) and to share recipes. His enthusiasm, his dedication to perfection and his knowhow explains that every dish he serves is a piece of poetry !
"The EXCELLENT HOTEL i ever visited."
Often i will visit in this hotel because the service, rooms and environment of the hotel is too good. The Staff of the hotel are very nice and polite with the customer, they understand the customer needs and requirement,they are active every time when you need them to help you with no excuses. I love the food.The rooms were very cleaned even washroom was awesome and clean. The architecture of the hotel is like a palace. Hotel is Expensive and it is deserve to be expensive as they make us to feel like a Royal person. I wish to celebrate my wedding anniversary,honeymoon, Birthday everything over there. And the most lovable thing is you can easily visit to the Taj Mehal as it is nearest to the hotel.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM