Located just 600 meters from the Taj Mahal, the Oberoi Amarvilas offers views of this romantic monument from each of its 109 guest rooms and suites, as well as the property’s lobby, bar and lounge. With a nod to Moorish and Mughal architecture, the resort features terraced lawns, fountains, reflection pools and pavilions with rich interiors. Room and suite amenities include a separate walk-in closet with electronic safe, lavish marble bathrooms with deluxe toiletries. The Amarvilas is also home to two restaurants, Bellevue and Esphahan, which serve fine international and Indian cuisine. Complementing the grandeur of the Mughal era is the spa that befits the self-indulgence of royalty, with holistic treatments based on Ayurveda and ancient Thai and western massage techniques, as well as beauty and body treatments. Other facilities include a swimming pool and a state-of-the-art gymnasium.
History: Oberoi Amarvilas looks over one of the most famous monuments in history. The layout and design of the property recalls the grand Moorish and Mughal architecture of the middle ages.
Location: The Oberoi Amarvilas is only 600 meters from the Taj Mahal – a prime position for sightseeing, giving travelers the most advantageous position when visiting this unforgettable site.
Service: This award-winning property is where rock stars and dignitaries stay – every room and suite gets top-notch service from staff on the ground and a 24-hour butler.
The Oberoi Amarvilas spares no expense in creating a luxurious environment unique to this location. Décor is faithful to the property's Moorish design, with comfortably decadent soft furnishings and elegant details at each turn. Every room has a view of the Taj Mahal and the property's manicured gardens. All modern conveniences are catered for in-room, with 24/7 butler service provided.
Guests are treated to views of the Taj Mahal and the property's stunning jewel-colored pool from these 75 square-meter rooms. Decorated with bespoke furniture and hand-woven textiles, these suites also include an LCD TV, DVD, cable channels, WiFi, walk-in robe, mini-bar, safe, dual-line telephone, voice mail and butler service. A luxurious marble bathroom comes with Ayurvedic toiletries. Deluxe Suite guests also receive free airport or railway transfers.
This is the most opulent suite available, with living and dining room, study, and master bedroom with ensuite. Each room – including the bathroom – has a stunning view of the Taj Mahal, and the sitting area includes a telescope for a close-up view. An interconnecting room with twin beds is available and the marble and granite bathroom offers both a shower and an oversized free-standing tub that looks directly onto the Taj Mahal. Each suite contains LCD TV, DVD, cable channels, WiFi, walk-in robe, mini-bar, safe, dual-line telephone, voice mail and butler service, plus Ayurvedic toiletries in the bathrooms and complimentary transfers between airport or railway.
For larger groups or guests requiring extra space, the 175 square-metre Luxury Suite provides ample space. Each suite has separate living and dining areas, pantry, and a master bedroom with four-posted bed, and two terraces from which guests can enjoy unsurpassed views of the Taj Mahal. Located on the fifth floor of the property, each Luxury Suite has an interconnecting door to a Premier Room – the perfect accommodation arrangement for families. Each suite contains LCD TV, DVD, cable channels, WiFi, walk-in robe, mini-bar, safe, dual-line telephone, voice mail and butler service, plus Ayurvedic toiletries in the bathrooms. Complimentary transfers between airport or railway station are provided.
Burma teak floors and teak armoires lend a sumptuous feel to this category. Each room is 42 square meters and includes a flat screen TV, DVD, cable channels, WiFi, walk-in robe, mini-bar, safe, dual-line telephone, voice mail and butler service. Spacious marble bathrooms are stocked with Ayurvedic toiletries.
Burma teak flooring, teak armoires and a large marble bathroom characterize these 42-square-metre rooms. Includes a flat screen TV, DVD, cable channels, WiFi, walk-in robe, mini-bar, safe, dual-line telephone, voice mail and butler service. Ayurvedic toiletries are supplied.
As Agra's most exclusive property, the facilities and services here are top-notch, including the world famous Oberoi Spa, a gymnasium, and a beautiful Arabian-style heated swimming pool. An extensive list of spa treatments is available, including Thai massage, scented baths and hair and nail care.
A modern state-of-the-art gym provides guests with cardio-vascular machines, weights, cross-trainers, exercise bikes and a rowing machine. Visitors can apply their own program or seek the help of one of the Oberoi's trained fitness professionals.
Framed by archways and bordered by mosaic tiles, the Oberoi Amarvilas' pool is a thing of great beauty. A truly indulgent and elegant feature of the property, it conjures an old Arabian palace and provides an escape from the heat and dust of Agra – heated in winter when the temperature drops.
Offering the Oberoi's signature treatments, the spa specializes in Ayurvedic treatments, performed by trained Thai therapists. Guests can check in for a rejuvenating massage after a long trip or indulge in one of the Oberoi's signature indigenous packages. Specialty baths, men's treatments and yoga and meditation classes are also offered.
There are two restaurants onsite providing meals until late in the evening while 24-hour room service is available for midnight snackers and early risers. Traditional Indian food is provided, as is an international menu, with drinks provided in the Tea Lounge, along with striking views of the Taj.
Guests can sit under the stars and soak up the ambience of this elegant property while enjoying a selection of wine, spirits and cigars on the terrace.
The Bellevue offers all-day dining in a casual atmosphere, with regional delicacies and international cuisine available at the buffet. Guests can enjoy a wide range of Indian food prepared for a mild palate.
This venue has two sessions for dinner and serves authentic Indian flavors in a chic contemporary setting. Fine wines complement a wide array of regional dishes encompassing curries, Tandoori and homemade desserts. There's also a set menu. Traditional live music completes the ambience.
After a day exploring the Taj Mahal, guests can sit in the Tea Lounge and admire the monument from afar. Light refreshments are served.
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