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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived late in Shimla having done the first half of the toy train up from Kalka. (the first 2 hours on the train hold a bit of novelty but the prospect a further 4 hours of crowded backside ache and wheel squeak was terrible and our guide rescued us as she does with most people) The hotel is very...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

An absolutely beautiful, timeless hotel in an incredible location. The beauty of the property is only surpassed by the service - truly wonderful and a great pleasure to have experienced. I have left a separate review for the restaurant, Indian food at its finest...

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Paignton
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a lovely room overlooking the valley on the third floor. Great bathroom and very comfortable bed. The restaurant was located on the floor below the bar lounge and the food is a mixture of a la carte and buffet. The food was really excellent and the service very special. Rajkumar Bhatia and his brigade in the kitchen are...

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Oberoicecilshimla, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time out to share your experience at the Oberoi Cecil on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to learn that Chef Raj Kumar was able to exceed your expectations and personally take care of all your meal requirements. He indeed is a star. We all at the Oberoi Cecil look forward to welcoming you once...

Stoke on Trent
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Oberoi Cecil as part of our Riviera Travel holiday in India. The welcome extended to our party after a 5 hour journey on the "Toy Train" was faultless. The building exudes opulance, with luxury everywhere you look . The rooms are very comfortable, the food is excellent and the service second to none. Watch out for...

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Oberoicecilshimla, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure having you stay with us at The Oberoi, Cecil during your visit to Shimla. I take this opportunity to thank you for your time in evaluating our product and services. We are extremely delighted to have you as an “ambassador” for The Oberoi, Cecil and look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards Vishal...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel is the best! Wonderful accommodation; exceptional service - friendly, attentive staff; food/room service is second to none; pool is lovely and warm; drivers are great, cars are clean; everything A1

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Oberoicecilshimla, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. The team and I are very pleased to learn that we were able to make your stay with us a memorable one. Warm regards Vishal Pathak

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

A throwback to the days of he Raj, a utterly beautiful and luxurious hotel. We stopped only for lunch on a day trip to Shimla and were initially struck by the ambience created by having Beethoven's 5th piped around the lower floors of the hotel - including the toilets! We soon realised, however, that we were hearing only the first...

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Oberoicecilshimla, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased to learn that you enjoyed your short experience at our hotel. I have noted your feedback about the music, the error has been rectified and now the complete track plays. We look forward to your next visit soon. Warm regards Vishal Pathak

chandigarh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oberoi has always been my choice wherever available. Its nice property and eliminates the problem of parking in shimla. Which the biggest problem of Shimla. Food is just fantastic. Kids enjoyed the stay.. thanks to staff for making trip memorable..

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Oberoicecilshimla, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure having you stay with us at The Oberoi, Cecil during your visit to Shimla. I take this opportunity to thank you for your time in evaluating our product and services. We are extremely delighted to have you as an “ambassador” for The Oberoi, Cecil and look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards Vishal...

Crowborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is in a timewarp - the Colonial era timewarp. It exudes quality and style and is beautifully proportioned with lots of wood, high windows overlooking the valleys below and yet it is welcoming and friendly. The staff are all on the button and are charming and look great; they are extremely attentive and care about their roles. The...

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Oberoicecilshimla, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am very pleased to learn that our team was able to make you comfortable during your stay at our hotel. I have communicated your positive feedback regarding the quality of our rooms, the food and the overall upkeep or the property to the entire team. It is very motivating to know that our efforts are well appreciated...

london uk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful hotel with colonial feel in completely up to date setting. Superb accommodation & staff. Lounge bar & restaurant above expectations. View from restaurant at breakfast is amazing! Made our stay in Shimla beyond our expectations - nothing too much trouble! Dinner and breakfast superb, met and exceeded our every need

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Oberoicecilshimla, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for having spared time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the lounge and the décor reminiscent of the rich colonial era. Thank you for appreciating our food and beverage offering and the service by our team. We would love to have you and your friends visit us...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great hotel with impeccable service. Everyone was really nice to our family, always asking us if we're doing ok, and going out of their way to help. They dried our swimsuits that we're hanging in the shower, they gave us extra water bottles when they saw how much we drank, and even sent our kid's pants back...

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Oberoicecilshimla, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. It is always a pleasure to receive positive and constructive feedback from our guests. I am pleased to know that you liked our facilities including the food and beverage offering. I have taken note of your feedback on the temperature of the swimming pool, we normally keep it at...

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Cuisines: Indian, International
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Paid Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotel is located in Shimla, the gateway to the majestic Himalayas. Downtown Hotel with Colonial styling, 1 km from Shimla Station & 22 km from Jubalhatti-Shimla Airport. The Hotel is situated at the quite end of the famous Mall and is an ideal base from which to discover the unique beauty of the spectacular Himalayan ranges, Cedar forests and ancient monasteries. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

Address: Advanced Study Road, Shimla 171004, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla
Price Range: $263 - $576 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla 5*
Number of rooms: 79
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Also Known As:
Oberoi Cecil - Shimla Hotel Shimla
Oberoi Shimla
Shimla Oberoi
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#1 Family Hotel in Shimla
#1 Luxury Hotel in Shimla
#1 Spa Hotel in Shimla
#1 Romantic Hotel in Shimla
#1 Business Hotel in Shimla
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“Away from the front door and suggest from floor three up”
 of 5 bubbles Marchinglobsters, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the rear are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles BobSylv, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room that is not overlooking the road”
 of 5 bubbles Richard_Harpum, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Definitely in the main building served by a lift”
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“Valley view room”
 of 5 bubbles billbobaggins999, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
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