Oberoi Amarvillas Resort in Agra, India

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Oberoi Amarvillas Resort in Agra, India

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We’re not ones for big brand hotels, but Oberoi, if you keep being so damn nice you just may make a convert out of us! This being our second Oberoi experience (the first was in Mauritius), we had certain expectations. Nice rooms, thoughtful details and a bit of a grand vibe. So we weren’t surprised when we pulled up to a beautiful hotel with sprawling lawns, grand entranceways, and a great room. But what pushed Oberoi Amarvillas Resort in Agra, India from great to kind of amazing was their treatment of the baby.

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This kid got the royal treatment like I’ve never seen before. Ordering water for the baby? Does she prefer it chilled or room temperature? Apparently she has a preference we were unaware of. Her food brought out first and not steaming hot so she can actually eat it right away? Easy. Make a mess of the highchair and dining room? No problem, a new clean chair is provided mid-meal, of course. Complimentary evening cookies delivered to the room? Obviously.

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I mean I know she’s cute and all but what brews beneath that smile is like Sinead O’Rebellion…pure deviant behavior. Yet none of this made their amazing staff even blink. They fawned over her like she was the golden child and she ate it up…literally. The child ate all the delicious Indian food she could get her hands on.

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The royal experience extended throughout our short stay. From one of the most beautiful pools we’ve ever seen to bars and balconies straight out of a movie set. We woke up to views of the Taj Mahal from our private balcony and went to bed listening to the sounds of an Indian performance held every night out on the terrace. The room even had a butler button that I not so accidentally pressed purely for the sake of curiosity. Within 30 seconds someone appeared at the door to help with whatever we needed, to whom I immediately apologized and blamed the baby for her freakish ability to reach such a high button. Bad baby!

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We arrived at the Taj Mahal via a 5 minute hotel provided golf cart ride, as if the Taj was the community room in an old person’s retirement community. And we left the hotel wishing we had longer to stay. It’s safe to say that Oberoi Amarvillas Resort in Agra, India really has this whole customer service thing down to a science. The only downside is that we now have to figure out how to deflate the kid’s ego.

By |2017-10-24T23:20:30+00:00February 13th, 2017|Hotels|


  1. Ilene February 13, 2017 at 4:59 PM - Reply

    This hotel sounds magical, from the incredibly beautiful pool, view of the Taj Mahal and concert, to the grand treatment of the baby. I’m sure that it left all of you feeling quite royal.

    • erica February 14, 2017 at 12:43 PM - Reply

      Definitely a royal experience!

  2. John February 13, 2017 at 7:03 PM - Reply

    Lovely post. I think we spent some time at an Oberoi in Bali. Why are no other guests in the photos? Did you rent out the whole place?

    • erica February 14, 2017 at 12:42 PM - Reply

      Nala clearly scared the rest of the guests away 🙂

  3. McMark February 13, 2017 at 8:06 PM - Reply

    Great report on such a magnificent Hotel
    When in doubt… alway blame the baby

    • erica February 14, 2017 at 12:43 PM - Reply

      “BTB” Blame the Baby is what our first book will be named

  4. Jade February 15, 2017 at 1:10 AM - Reply

    Sounds perfect! Will have to visit when we get around to visiting India!

    • erica February 27, 2017 at 2:53 PM - Reply

      Your crew would love this place!

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