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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful Hotel in a great position. The views from windows are magnificent. The rooms are large and spacious the staff bend over backwards to meet any questions or service. Able to walk into Shimla main centre where shops restaurants are. This is certainly highly recommended hotel.

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Indian Queens, Cornwall
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was by far the best hotel on our India trip. The hotel is colonial style with spacious cosy rooms, all with marvellous views, ours was facing the Himalays. Staff were excellent and food exceeded all our expectations. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the area.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fabulous hotel, feels like you,re stepping back in time. Staff couldn't,t do enough for you. Food delicious and great facilities. Rooms were very comfortable. The Cecil has the elegance and charm of a bygone era. Wonderful.

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Thank Sharon S
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really liked this hotel, in fact I would say it was the hotel we liked the most in our recent trip to India. Shimla is very British in origin, style and feel and the Oberoi Cecil reflects that in its architecture and culture. The service was impeccable and the food outstanding. I would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed 3 nights here whilst touring around India's Golden Triangle with a large party. This was without doubt the best hotel we stayed in as it had everything. A lovely setting, with our room overlooking the foothills of the Himalayas. A delightful dining room with excellent food and good service. An indoor heated pool and spa... More 

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Pros: 1. One of the oldest and heritage hotels in the city. It has the lineage of Britishers. 2. Amazing wooden interiors making hotel very warm and cozy 3. Interiors are very well maintained. 4. Food was average considering it's highly overpriced 5. Easy Parking available Cons: 1. Again located on a hill edge, it doesn't have plush front like... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely hotel with old world charm but up to date comforts. Food excellent we ate from the a la carte menu and local dishes were delicious. Breakfast good too and all the patisserie is baked in house. Very helpful staff all round. The hotel is also well placed in Shimla for all the attractions.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have just returned from a stay in the Oberoi Cecil in Shimla as part of a tour around India's Golden Triangle with GRJ Where do I start? The hotel is fabulous with excellent rooms and views over Shimla and the foothills of the Himalayas. The restaurant serves wonderful food and the chef appeared each night to ask if the food... More 

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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 both stay with us last month in January. We are truly delighted to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience of the hotel and its facilities. Thank you for your kind appreciation, specifically for the swimming pool, team and... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights after moving from another hotel (Woodville Palace) which had been so cold and dark. I had tried to book online first thing in the morning but had a bit of a problem which I think was more to do with the slow wifi at the grotty hotel. Anyway the manager of the Cecil actually... More 

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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 both stay with us last month in January. I am glad to know that the grog prepared by the team made you feel better. Thank you so much for your kind and positive words of encouragement. It is indeed... More 

Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here as part of a tour. Perched high on the hill it has amazing views. The bedrooms are roomy and have every thing you might want but the bathrooms are very cold and a bit dated the bath is small and you can't lie out in it, and the shower is in the bath. The swimming pool is... More 

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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 both stay with us last month in January. It is a pleasure to know that you enjoyed the views of the Cedar clad valley and our indoor heated swimming pool. The team is delighted to hear your wonderful compliments.... More 

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