Vivanta by Taj–Aurangabad

8-N 12 CIDCO, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, 431003, India

Convenient for the caves, this gleaming Mughal palace, still called the Taj Residency by many, is all bright white marble and stone, inside and out—its windows and doors arch to regal Mughal points, and the grand dome over the lobby is hand-painted in traditional Jaipuri patterns. The warm, Ajanta-esque rooms have solid furniture with matching headboards and mirror frames, and all look out onto the garden. Stone paths wind through the 5 acres of beautifully landscaped lawns. Many of the staff come directly from a hospitality school that's right next door, and while they mean well, the service tends to be a bit below the standards of most other Taj Hotels.

PROS

  • city's most elegant hotel
  • lovely ambience

CONS

  • rather expensive
  • service can be disorganized

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Quiet
Central
Luxurious Retreat

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 240-661–3737

HOTEL DETAILS

66 rooms, 2 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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