Oberoi Amarvilas

In every list of the world’s best hotels, you will always find the Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra. With an amazing view of Taj Mahal combined with extraordinary service, this is a unique experience you can’t find anywhere else in the world.

I arrived in Agra with high expectations. The hotel picked me up at the airport and after a short drive, I arrived at the hotel to a great arrival experience. They offer you a spot in your head and a little prayer for a good stay. A nice detail I haven’t seen anywhere else. After that a welcome drink and towel before I was escorted to my suite. I stayed in the second highest category of the suite the Lord Horizen Suite. The best thing about the suite was the amazing view of Taj Mahal, but besides that I was quite disappointed. The suite was comfortable but very dated. The hotel is aware of this and renovation will begin soon. If you look at the floors it is not great first impressions you will get of the hotel as those are very dated as well. The suite did have a separate bed- and living room though and two flatscreen TVs.

All in all, it’s two things that make Oberoi Amarvilas special. The uniquely view of Taj Mahal and the extraordinary service. All staff were very professional and attentive as expected and it was a great experience. When you arrive in their beautiful swimming pool, they will bring you sun protection cream, water, snacks and a drink. The facilities were very good. I went to the gym, and it was updated with the latest technology.

Overall a unique hotel experience you can’t get anywhere else in the world. The service was great, and the view of Taj Mahal is amazing. The upcoming renovation will be very important to keep it among the best hotels in the world.

My opinion: Great+ experience.