The Oberoi Amarvilas
The Oberoi Amarvilas is the ultimate place to stay in Agra, with glorious views over the Taj Mahal from almost every window and opulent luxury in a style befitting the great Mughal emperor whose magnificent masterpiece stands before it. When designed, it was decided that every room should look out to the Taj Mahal, making it the only hotel in Agra where you can gaze at this everlasting monument no matter which room you are in.
Each room is furnished with handsome hand-woven fabric and Burmese teak wood, lending itself to luxuriously comfortable days and evenings spent lounging and enjoying the exquisite view. The Premier Rooms are a fantastic choice, featuring a large picture window from which to enjoy those Taj views and for some outside space you can upgrade to a Premier Room with Balcony. As with all Oberoi ‘vilas’, 24-hour butler service comes as standard in every room.
There are two restaurants, including Esphahan where the focus is on authentic Indian cooking, with freshly baked flat breads and Mughal curries on the menu. Bellevue offers a mix of Indian, Thai, Indonesian and Lebanese specialities – known to be the favourites of past Mughal emperors. The Bar’s terrace has one of the best views of the Taj Mahal in Agra; here you can find signature cocktails and numerous spirits to suit your taste. Relax at the lavish spa, where traditional Thai and Balinese massages as well as ancient Ayurvedic treatments are on offer, or by the stunning pool which is set in a picturesque Moorish-style courtyard.