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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“indoor pool”(57 reviews)
“central atrium”(20 reviews)
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Room Service
5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Been to Shimla on a couple of times, I always preferred to stay at an arm’s length from the touristy mall-road and therefore, always chose Wildflower. I firmly believed that Wildflower with its infinity pool and snow-clad view - especially in winter - was the...More

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Response from GeneralManager_Cecil, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, ShimlaResponded yesterday

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 Trip Advisor. It was a delight to have been able to look after you....More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

After a very long day, as it had taken 8.5 hours to reach Shimla from Kalka, after a 2 hour delay (with no explanation at Kalka Station) and a 5.5hour journey with took 6 hrs 20 mins to reach Shimla, it was a relief to...More

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Response from GeneralManager_Cecil, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, ShimlaResponded 21 June 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to share your experience with the Trip Advisor community. It’s a pleasure to have you stay with us. We are truly delighted to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience of the hotel and its facilities.Your generous...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The reviews are there in plenty. The hotel is lovely, staff all very helpful, breakfast is great. One gripe. We couldn’t have dinner. The reason no shorts or open toed sandals allowed on the restaurant of an evening. It’s the 21st century, that sort of...More

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Response from GeneralManager_Cecil, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, ShimlaResponded yesterday

Dear Guest, Thank you for having spared time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. It was wonderful to have been able to look after you. We are delighted to know that you found our Grand Heritage hotel to be beautiful. Thank you so much...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

have been to this hotel a few times in last 3/4 months and each time I stay for 3/4 days. Some of the positives : 1) Property is in Excellent condition and really maintained well 2) The team here is outstanding and each one tries...More

Thank DileepSatya
Response from GeneralManager_Cecil, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, ShimlaResponded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time out to share your experience at the Oberoi Cecil on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to know that you found our Grand Heritage hotel to be beautiful and luxurious. It is indeed reminiscent of the rich colonial...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely blown away by how helpful the staff in this hotel were - especially the barman. We were drenched to the skin having explored Shimla mid-monsoon season. We would not have been allowed in to most hotels in Europe given the state we were in....More

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Response from GeneralManager_Cecil, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, ShimlaResponded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, I am delighted you had a memorable stay at The Oberoi, Cecil. We are truly grateful for the wonderful things you have said about the hotel, team and services. At The Oberoi, we are committed to consistently providing warm, efficient and discrete service...More

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Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Free Internet
Hotel Amenities
Business Centre with Internet Access
Room Service
Free Parking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wheelchair Access
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Babysitting
Room amenities
Minibar
Things to do
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Details
Price range
US$166 - US$298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Spa Hotel in Shimla
#1 Family Hotel in Shimla
#1 Romantic Hotel in Shimla
#1 Business Hotel in Shimla
#1 Luxury Hotel in Shimla
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Details
Price range
US$166 - US$298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Spa Hotel in Shimla
#1 Family Hotel in Shimla
#1 Romantic Hotel in Shimla
#1 Business Hotel in Shimla
#1 Luxury Hotel in Shimla
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
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Traveller (993)
Room & Suite (244)
Dining (85)
Pool & Beach (41)
Family and Play Areas (16)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (7)
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Aashit S
27 March 2018|
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Response from Sandra P | Reviewed this property |
When we stayed at The Cecil there wasn’t any children it was all adults. Having said that it is within walking distance of the mall. There is a large swimming pool.The staff are amazing and I’m sure if you call the hotel... More
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honeywellLondon
29 January 2018|
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Response from Foodytracy | Reviewed this property |
They have hairdryers in the bathroom. Iron and board was in one of the wardrobes.
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KANKARIA
14 November 2017|
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Response from Kath K | Reviewed this property |
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Room Tips
"2nd floor rooms"
asgill2000
2 million years ago
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"Try Valley view rooms with balcony !"
HANISHLIVE
2 million years ago
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"Choose a ‘ Superior’ room for some 3000/- extra compared to the standard ‘ Deluxe’ room"
essen1949
2 million years ago
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"All rooms are beautiful. Choose any"
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