Adventures at Matheran Hill Station
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Matheran is a Hill Station located near Mumbai, Karjat.   It is located 800 meters above sea level in the Jambol Forest of Maharashtra.  It was found by Hugh Poynts Malet in May 1850.  It spreads over an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadri Mountains.  It is one of the best places to spend a two-day holiday if you are in Mumbai or in the vicinity of Mumbai or its suburbs.  To reach Matheran,  [...]

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Oberoi Amarvilas: Luxurious treat in Agra

Posted on January 6, 2011 | HotelsNo Comment


Agra is known for the most celebrated monument of love that is best seen in private at The Oberoi Amarvilas. Recognized amongst the prominent resorts on the planet, this luxury hotel is just at a distance of 600 meters from Taj Mahal. No matter which room or suite you choose, you are bound to be soaked in the breathtaking vista of this white wonder. Wake up facing the splendid sight of the spectacular structure bathed by the initial sun rays, gaze at its shine during the day as the sun beams lights its architectural excellence, marvel live at the this love abode in evening, and sweep away by the magic of Taj moonlight at night.

Boasting a shimmering blend of Moorish and Mughal architecture, Oberoi Amarvillas is a glorious showcase of reflection pools, fountains, terraced lawns, and rich pavilions taking you into the classical lifestyle of the Emperors. The richly detailed interiors, international as well as Indian cuisine, recreational activities for recharging yourself, Yoga sessions, and Spa offer a holistic aura and resting interlude to its guests. I recommend for a two-night stay here for also experiencing the architectural spectacles like the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri recognized World Heritage sites.

Facilities
  • Complimentary transport from and to the airport and railway station
  • Wireless Internet
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Meetings and conference facilities
  • Fitness centre
  • 24 hours room service
  • 24 hours concierge
  • 24 hours personal butler service
  • Luxury retail arcade
  • Banking
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beauty parlor
  • 24 hours laundry service
  • Baby sitting
  • Travel desk
  • Valet
  • Electronic safe in all rooms
  • Safety arrangements
Rooms

All of the rooms at the Oberoi Amarvilas are well-equipped with air-conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, DVD player, Internet, tea & coffee maker, hair dryer, safe, elegant bathroom with Ayurvedic toiletries, and room service. And yes, non-smoking rooms are also available.

Your options here are Premier (Standard), Premier with Balcony, Deluxe, Luxury, and Kohinoor. Deluxe suites feature a bedroom, living room, landscaped garden views, and the Taj Mahal view. The Luxury suites on the highest floor (5th) offer an entrance foyer, a dining room, living room, four poster bed, a spacious bedroom Burma Teakwood and Sandstone flooring, two open-air terraces, bathroom windows, linking twin-bedded Premier Room, private pantry, and washroom for guests. Further, the Kohinoor Suite, in the middle of the highest floor, features entrance foyer, dining room, pantry, large living room, spacious bedroom, white marble and granite bathroom with mirrors, deluxe toiletries, vanity counters, and water closet with bidet.

Among the leisure facilities are the swimming pool, fitness centre, steam room, sauna, and spa.

Spa

The Oberoi spa is an expert in providing an unsurpassed series of therapies, traditions, and rituals for refreshing, renewing, and replenishing the soul. The therapies are really effective as they have their roots in the old Indian customs of health and healing mixing international influences. Invoke the energy points in its delicately appointed spa suites from where the monument is seen as a source of inspiration for awakening.

Restaurants

There are two here, which are expert in serving superb international cuisine along with the genuine flavors of India. Bellevue, main restaurant, is where you can enjoy all the three meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner by savoring the national as well as international cuisine. The other one is Esphahan that is a special Indian restaurant open only for dinner – 1st seating 7 pm and 2nd at 9:30 pm. Reservation is mandatory in advance. 24 hour in-room dining is always ready to serve you in your rooms if you are tired traveling around several attractions.

Rates

From $634.

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