Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
There is only one place to stay to view the timeless monument in Agra and that is the Oberoi Amarvilas. Located just 600 meters from the Taj Mahal, Oberoi Amarvilas is the closest hotel to the monument and there is nowhere better than viewing the Taj Mahal at sunrise and sunset than from the terrace of the hotel.
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. The 64 luxury rooms and suites (highly recommend to book a room with a balcony) all have a dramatic view of the Taj Mahal and are luxuriously equipped with all the mod cons desired by the discerning traveller. The Luxury Suites and the Kohinoor Suite each have interconnecting twin rooms which makes them ideal for family travel.
The Oberoi spa offers an unmatched array of therapies, rituals and journeys all of which will renew and refresh you and the sparkling colbalt-blue 23m swimming pool is wonderfully refreshing after a long dusty day exploring all the sights and sounds of Agra.
There are two restaurants to chose from and Esphahan serves traditional Indian dishes. Enjoy drinks at the Terrace Bar whilst watching the sunset over one of the Seven Wonders of the World, a moment of time which you will never forget.
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The Oberoi Amarvilas Information
- Location and Getting There
Located just 600 meters from the Taj Mahal, Oberoi Amarvilas is a 3-hour drive from Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.
The 64 luxury rooms and suites all have a dramatic view of Taj Mahal. Premier rooms provide a king-size bed and walk-in wardrobe with breakthtaking views of the Taj Mahal, and some have a private balcony. Deluxe suites have an additional living room and also offer the choice of a private balcony. Luxury suites come with a personal butler, living and dining room, walk-in wardrobe and an octagonal glass panelled rain shower in the bathroom from which guests can enjoy uninterrupted views of Taj Mahal. Kohinoor suites allow guests to have panoramic views of the iconic monument with views of Taj Mahal from the wall-to-wall windows of every room.
- 23 metre swimming pool
- Dining: 2 restaurants, 1 bar
Many highlights of Agra are located near the hotel, all less than an hour's drive away. Guests can visit the Taj Mahal via a complimentary pick up and drop golf cart service. Itmad-Ud-Daulah, the fortified city of Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Kinari Bazaar market place and Dayal Bagh Temple are all nearby as well.
Children are welcome but there are no specific facilities available.