Vivanta by Taj – Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
What We Love
- Scenic location on the banks of the Gomti River near Lucknow's business district
- Set on 25 acres with a palm tree–lined outdoor pool
- Pillow menus, tea- and coffeemaking facilities and free water come standard in all rooms
What To Know
- Free WiFi for up to two devices
- The gym is open 24 hours
- Oudhyana serves traditional North Indian cuisine
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Landscaped gardens, towering palm trees and soothing fountains greet guests at this elegant colonial-style property on the banks of the Gomti River in Lucknow, the capital of India’s Uttar Pradesh province. The guestrooms are decked out in earthy red, cheery chartreuse and dusty purple and feature ergonomic work desks and custom lighting. Pillow menus, dual massage showerheads, ayurvedic toiletries, tea- and coffeemaking facilities and free water come standard in all rooms. Head outside to explore the 25 acres of gardens, book a treatment at the spa, squeeze in a workout at the 24-hour fitness center or splash around in the outdoor pool. You won’t have to leave the grounds for food, either. Feast on pan-Indian specialties (aromatized baked prawns, panseared fish) at Latitude, indulge in upscale North Indian cuisine (tender kebabs, lamb bone marrow) at Oudhyana, or retire to SAQI for a muddled cocktail or two.
In the Area
To orient yourself in this charming capital city, ask the hotel to arrange a heritage walk or a tonga (horse and buggy) ride through the historic lanes. You’ll learn about the city’s 18th- and 19th-century heyday, when the arts and architecture scene flourished under the rule of the nawabs, Muslim princes and landowners who patronized the arts in India. This artistic history lives on in the region’s rich embroidery tradition — you’ll see residents hand-washing colorful, elaborate fabrics on the riverbanks — as well as its architecture. Don’t miss a visit to the Asafi Imambara, an elegant monument from the 18th century composed of a mosque that features labyrinth-like corridors; nearby you’ll spy the Rumi Darwaza, a 60-foot-high 18th-century gate said to be a replica of an archway in Istanbul.
How to Get There
Another example of the Tata group’s commitment to service. Beautifully appointed room, attractive reception areas, a stunning garden and pool complex and great service set it apart. Not the most convenient location, but one forgets that once back at the hotel.
Beautifull building(s) with very nice outside pool and park in the hotel area. Excellent service, nice restaurants and modern rooms. Even gym was good - if quite small, but had all i needed in it... Hotel also has Spa with different treatments.
Great hospitality by staff and the food at restaurants is superb... specially the galawati kebab .... treat for the tasting buds... special mention for my server yogesh .... made the culinary experience all the more special... thank you yogesh
Great facilities a nice hotel but the food was responsible for illness of 7 of our party
The service for a 5 star hotel is frankly average.
25 minutes to get served around the pool not really acceptable.
Possibly at the moment not really 5 star
The hotel has all basic enmities and had a wonderful stay for 4nights. The breakfast was really good and you get to see a mix of all healthy and hearty delectables. The room was upgraded On a good note and the stay was extravagant.
Would love to be back again sometime and this hotel is highly recommended for anyone as it is situated in one of the best and easily accessible locations of Lucknow