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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

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dundee
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Used this hotel as part of a golden triangle holiday. Arrived late given hot chocolate and shown to our rooms. Room was nice but the outstanding feature of this hotel is the wonderful staff. Kind considerate a credit to their country, I particularly want to mention Tina in the dinning room. I can eat only the mildest of curry I...

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Stow on the Wold
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed 4 nights at the Cecil after 10 hectic days in other parts of India. Find it difficult to fault the way we were looked after. All the team at the Cecil went out of their way to ensure we had a memorable experience . Well equipped room with a great view . Ate in the restaurant each evening, food...

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were made so welcome on arrival with a wonderful mug of hot chocolate. It was ideally situated for a 5-10 minute stroll into Shimla town. All staff were so cheerful and could not do enough to make our visit memorable. The dining experience was amazing with staff only too willing to assist with suggestions from the menu.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A beautiful hotel whose Staff very polite, courteous and friendly.Food was good and you could order extras too. The only downside was that alcohol is expensive but that's the same all over India.Easy reach to town. Enjoyed our stay here. A lovely place to visit.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is open plan and feels like you are on a cruise ship. It has great views and is only a short walk from the main boulevard for shopping etc. There is a great indoor swimming pool - ideal if you happen to visit after a metre of snow. Breakfast and dinner buffet has enough variety for curry and...

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Thank mark w
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent services and rooms- well Mannered staff. food was very tasty.a good pool outsides. get a room away from road . valley view very luxurious-. the Restaurant and launge staff were equally great right recommendations for food and drinks. hotel location was close to Mall road. overall good experience .

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a few mins walking from the mall road.. We just went in to the hotel to eat.. The hotel has awesome.. The interiors and the view from the place.. Excellent service.. One of the most expensive place in shimla

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a tiring drive from Delhi, we reached the hotel in the evening and were greeted by an cheerful staff. It had recently snowed in Shimla and temperatures were terribly low. We were greeted by "Hot Chocolate" as a welcome drink - simply out of this world taste. We checked in to our rooms - on the 5th floor, Valley...

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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 found our hotel to be beautifully maintained and that your children loved the games and the activity center. At Cecil it is always our key focus to create something exceptional for the young ones. It was indeed a...

Hatfield England
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service and rooms - food was very good and attractive.Inddeed some of the best we had in India! Good pool and hotel location was close to Shimla town.Staff were always helpful and polite. A good pool which was hot and a great change from the cloud outside. Oberoi are our favourite chain in India and this is top of...

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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 found our hotel to be beautifully maintained and our team to be amazing. It is also a pleasure to know that you enjoyed our facilities and the indoor heated swimming pool. I am pleased to learn that our...

Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent 3 nights here as part of a tour of Northern India. We agreed the Oberoi Cecil is by far the best hotel we have stayed at for as long as we can remember, even taking account of luxurious hotels in Dubai and some spectacular hotels in NZ. Shimla is a lovely unique part of India...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time out to share your experience at the Oberoi Cecil on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to know that you found our hotel to be beautifully maintained and our team to be amazing. I am pleased to learn that our team with their genuine efforts was able to ensure you had a memorable stay...

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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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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: $294 - $596 (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 Romantic Hotel in Shimla
#1 Business Hotel in Shimla
#1 Spa Hotel in Shimla
#1 Luxury Hotel in Shimla
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