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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

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Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at the Oberoi for 2 nights during a tour of north India. The hotel is located towards the west end of the Mall about 1km from the old town centre. It is an old colonial building that has benefitted from substantial renovation. It therefore has a wonderful atmosphere and large, high ceilinged bedrooms surrounding a... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a trip to the monkey temple a new other temples in the area. And good shopping experience in the town all very good Cloth bought in the shops made up and delivered to the hotel on the same day. Town walking distance romantic the hotel and a safe environment.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the oldest hotels in Shimla. I have been staying in this hotel for the last 5 years. Just near the railway station and 5 minutes away from the mall. The rooms are airy and well maintained and the staff is really helpful. A really good place to enjoy your stay and also the lovely weather.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily one of the 2 best hotels of our entire trip! No modern glass and gadgets - just a feeling of times gone by. Beautiful decor, wonderful linens in the bedrooms and amazing customer service. Fantastic food for every palate, with great choices at breakfast, beautiful lounge area and service was excellent across the board. The Chef treated me to... More 

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $283 - $577 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Shimla
#1 Spa Hotel in Shimla
#1 Luxury Hotel in Shimla
#1 Family Hotel in Shimla
#1 Business Hotel in Shimla
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“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”
 of 5 bubbles nutkins47, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Valley view room”
 of 5 bubbles billbobaggins999, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a valley view. Amazing views to be had.”
  • The bar area. Very quiet, no noise affects the rooms that surround this part of the hotel.
  • Standard room, superb.
 of 5 bubbles mrandmrsmorris, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent”
 of 5 bubbles mikelN5592VW, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
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