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Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Built on the site of Kipling's old home in Shimla the Oberoi is a stunning place to stay. The central lounge / bar is stunning with its atrium style shape. Beautiful pool in the basement which was very quiet during our stay because everyone was out sightseeing. Food is a bit pricey so we took breakfast and then ate locally....

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Amazing location perched at the top of an enormous ridge with rooms with expansive views available at an extra cost. Everything about this hotel was luxurious. Our room with a side view was large and very comfortable although we were advised never to open the windows as the monkeys know how to open the mini bar! The restaurant provided amazing...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Checked in 0n 22 feb17 and plan to leave on 24.2.17..great welcome by courteous staff on arrival...made us feel special with complimentary Cake and fruits...sumptuous dinner at their multi cuisine restaurant...enjoyed sleep at perfect controlled temperature...enjoying swim at indoor pool maintained at 31deg C., while outside is very cold....still enjoying the stay.. any day best place to be in Shimla

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful stay at The Oberoi Cecil in Shimla. The hotel is a beautifully restored heritage hotel in a magnificent setting within the foothills of the Himalayas in Shimla. Every member of staff that we encountered was courteous, attentive and professional and you can tell that everyone takes great pride in the hotel. We were chatting to the...

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I haven't stayed in an Oberoi hotel - that I didn't give full marks for. We arrived in Shimla after a snow and wind storm. Our room looked out onto the street - I gather across the hall the rooms overlooked the valley. The room was huge and very comfortable. Very heavy furniture, convenient lighting, large bathroom with shower/tub. Good...

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic 3 night end to a 2 week trip to Rajasthan and Delhi. Couldn't have been more comfortable or the atmosphere any more magnificent. But best of all was the service; helpful without being intrusive and friendly without over-familiarity. No faults. We even loved the monkeys!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The stay in this hotel came towards the end of our tour of Northern India and was outstanding in every way! The building, the welcome, the rooms and the service were all truly outstanding! The food was wonderful and nothing was too much trouble to the wonderful staff! Of the range of tint hotels and places we visited in Northern...

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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 feel 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...

dundee
Reviewed 6 days ago 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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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 feedback from our guests. I have shared your appreciation of our team with all of them and it indeed is a source of motivation for us all. I am pleased to know that Chef Tina was able to meet your special...

Stow on the Wold
Reviewed 6 days ago 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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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 on your recent visit. I take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are truly grateful for the wonderful things you have said about the hotel, team and services especially the service at the restaurant. At The Oberoi, Cecil, we...

Chippenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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...

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Amenities

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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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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: $288 - $597 (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 Spa Hotel in Shimla
#1 Business Hotel in Shimla
#1 Romantic Hotel in Shimla
#1 Luxury Hotel in Shimla
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