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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

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Elegant 25-acre riverside retreat in the capital of India's Uttar Pradesh region

The Lowdown

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

Vivanta by Taj – Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
Vipin Khand Gomti Nagar
Lucknow, 226010 India

Reviews

Uneven service in all departments
SunnyandBuster

To have a mediocre experience at a Taj property is a surprise and with all the concerns found here I’d recommend you consider other options in the area until they can get it sorted out.
After checking in we arrived at our room to find it had been set up for only one person. When I called the front desk the man said “yes, yes, yes I’ll send someone” with a tone of annoyance. Then I discovered our safe was broken and after trying to fix it they finally replaced it. On the second day we did not receive water nor some towels and we had to call and request them. We also were not restocked for toilet paper or tissues and ran out of both.
The four of us went to the restaurant at 6pm for tea and a lite bite of food. It took 40 minutes to bring the tea (we were one of two occupied tables in the dining room) and more time to bring the food which was average and poorly presented. At breakfast you could get an initial tea or coffee but no one ever came back to see if you wanted refills. This is just a sample of our experience. In general the staff seems stressed and uninspired.

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Saumyatra

Taj hospitality floored me. Service extended by Mr. Ashok and Ishita was outstanding. Dinner was custom made and very satisfying. It has made me a forever Taj loyal customer.

Kudos to you Mr. Ashok!

Taj hospitality floored me. Service extended by Mr. Ashok and Ishita was outstanding. Dinner was custom made and very satisfying. It has made me a forever Taj loyal customer.

Kudos to you Mr. Ashok!

WONDERFUL food at OUDHIYANA
Akshay G

WONDERFUL FOOD
Excellent STAFF
MADE THIS evening memorable especially ISHIKA AND VISHAL who took great care
The ambiance was also great for a luckhonawi evening....loved it
WILL DEFINITELY RETURN
AKSHAY and Shweta