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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$272*
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Chandigarh, India
Reviewed 28 January 2016

The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla is definitely a Blast from the Past! If you are a Connoisseur of Art, Culture, Heritage and if you have an eye for Beauty and a taste for Grace, Elegance and Master Craftsmanship, then this Hotel is definitely made for you! It is a heavenly place to live in and definitely would be the choice 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. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with stay with us in January. We are delighted to know that you found our Grand Heritage hotel to be beautiful, graceful and liked the architecture. It is indeed reminiscent of the luxurious colonial era....

Noida, India
Reviewed 26 January 2016

amazing set of people who deliver exceptional service... this is one of the best properties from a location perspective but the hotel staff there make it even more memorable... i was with my 5 yr Old son for a trip over this weekend and was really amazed...

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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. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us in January. It is a delight to know that you liked the location of our property. We are indeed located within walking distance of most of the beautiful sights of Shimla. It’s great...

Mysuru (Mysore), India
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Beautiful, royal, peaceful but excessively and deliberately priced (to keep the normal indian tourist away!!). I have given that one star less for this sky high pricing, otherwise, nothing else anywhere near this beauty.

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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. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with stay with us in February last year. Your compliments for our hotel being beautiful, royal and peaceful are much appreciated. We also hope that we get an opportunity to welcome you back to enable...

Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

I'm glad n proud about the fact, I'm the 1,100th Guest reviewing this property! We stayed here for 3Nights from the 18th-21st Jan'16. We were Upgraded to a superior and Cozy spacious Room. Thanks to Gandharva at the Coincierge- who was very helpful at every step during our Stay! The view of the valley from Room 419, was breathtaking... The...

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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. It was a pleasure having you stay with us last month in January. It is a pleasure to know that you found the breakfast buffet to be lavish and enjoyed the facility of our indoor heated swimming pool. We are all very glad that you...

Yokohama, Japan
Reviewed 22 January 2016

We stayed at this property for 4 nights. It is an old world colonial charm. Check-in was smooth and was done at room. The rooms are good in size and everything was neatly placed in room. The food was superb. Chef Sandeep (Sandy) made our visit memorable. The words of praise are less for him for what he did for...

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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. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us last year in December. We are delighted to know that you found our Grand Heritage hotel to be beautiful and liked the architecture. It is indeed reminiscent of the luxurious colonial era. I...

Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

This hotel is located at maal road which gives it an excellent location which is in proximity to market at the same time is secluded and private as it is on a private access road. The staff was great so was service , stayed with my wife and kid and had an amazing experience. Hotel has an activity centre with...

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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. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us earlier this month. I am glad to know that you enjoyed the location of the hotel which is within close proximity of the famous Mall road. It is a delight to know that...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Words cannot do justice to the experience you will have at this hotel. The location, hotel and people are equally incredible and together made our stay a lasting memory. We loved every minute of it. Can't wait to go back to Shimla and The Oberoi; a perfect combination. Thank you all!

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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. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us earlier this month. I am glad to know that you enjoyed the location of the hotel which is within the heritage zone of Shimla. Your kind words of appreciation for the team are...

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the Oberoi Cecil in Nov 2015 on tour of India. Only there 2 nights but can only praise this beautiful hotel and their wonderful staff. They are so friendly and helpful and cannot do enough for you. Shimla is a beautiful place and this hotel is the jewel in the Crown. Will definitely return one day.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking out time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure having you stay with us on your tour through India in November. It is nice to know that you found the hotel to be beautiful and the team to be wonderful and hospitable. The Oberoi Cecil, a grand heritage hotel is...

Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Oberoi Cecil has to be one of the best Oberoi properties. A special mention to Mr Anil Kaul, Lee and Manoj and a very very special thanks to Soumi and Chef R Bhatia for making this stay so special. Would definitely like to come back. Oberoi hospitality has made me their fan for life.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to share your experience with the Trip Advisor community. We are all delighted to know that you found our hospitality to be warm and your comment of definitely wanting to come back is the biggest compliment we could ever receive. Thank you for your special mention of Lee, Manoj, Shoumi and Chef...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Undoubtedly the best property in Shimla, the service at this hotel will make you feel as though you are a guest in their home. The rooms are absolutely delightful and come with large private balconies. The heated indoor swimming pool is an absolute delight.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for having chosen to stay with us and share your experience on Trip Advisor. We are all delighted to know that you think of us as being the best place to stay in Shimla and that you enjoyed your room with a private balcony as well as the service experience of the hotel. It's nice to...

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  • Spa
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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 District > Shimla
Price Range: $321 - $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 Luxury Hotel in Shimla
#1 Romantic Hotel in Shimla
#1 Business Hotel in Shimla
#1 Family Hotel in Shimla
#1 Spa Hotel in Shimla
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