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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

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Chaura Maidan, Shimla 171004, India
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our second trip to India was visiting Rishikesh the headquarter of Yoga,to Dharemsala the headquarter of Dalai Lama (budhism) and Amritsar where we saw the magnifique golden temple of the Sikh.Between these holy places we stayed at hotel Oberoi Cecil in Shimla.An old colonial hotel with beautiful interior and excellent staff from the front desk till the restaurant. Oh don't... More 

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Old Basing, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful hotel; stunning actually, when you compare it to other hotels in the area. Great position, within walking distance of the Mall, Shimla Museum and Viceroy's Summer Palace. The main lounge area is surrounded by balconies which front the rooms. The rooms themselves were beautifully furnished and provisioned; best quality everything. Meals were also top quality, a great range of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have stayed in the best and the worst, but then, those were hotels! This is not a hotel - it is a Palace in which you are the Maharajah or Maharani. The entire staff are outstanding, and the number 1 rating for food is more than deserved. The service is given with a genuine attitude to please, and no... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the most Luxurious and best located Hotels of Shimla. This is located in a VVIP Areas of Shimla. Just 5 mins away from Mall Road. The Hotel is situated near Vidhan Bhavan and Army Head Quarters and therefore it has 24 Hour Security. The Name Oberoi is known for its service and unmatched hospitality and I was really... More 

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Jamshedpur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The property is located on the hills and the location is very convenient as the Hotel is just before entering Shimla. Since their is huge traffic on the Shimla roads and you will feel relieved as you don't have to enter that traffic...Food was very good with awesome Oberio hospitality

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London
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't write a positive enough review of the Oberoi Cecil. We visited in April 2015 and had the most wonderful stay. The staff are a dream, attentive, courteous and thoroughly charming. When it was mentioned that we were visiting the grave of a friends brother who had died in Shimla many years ago, some flowers were supplied. On my... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Oberoi Cecil is matchless! Its a beautiful heritage property having a great significance in the history of India. The antiquity of the building, its furniture and decor speaks a great story of the golden yore. I stayed here for 4 days during the first week of April. Rooms in the upper floors facing the valley are better. The only negative... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had planned to have a family vacation at Kathmandu on the occassion of our 40th Wedding Anniversary. Unfortunately Nepal was devastated by a massive earthquake & we had to change plans virtually at the eleventh hour. Children decided on Shimla and we booked at Oberoi Cecil. In our earlier two trips to Shimla we had stayed at other places... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for our anniversary In December. The service is excellent.. Oberoi standard, the staff is very couteous and they always have a smile on their face. The beat part is the old world feeling. The great wooden interiors, the royal touch to every small piece of furniture, the grand lobby.. the location is great too. You step out on... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not exaggerating when i say that the best part about my trip to Shimla in May 2015 was my stay at The Oberoi Cecil. The property has an amazing history. A block called "Tendrils" existed at the site when Rudyard Kipling visited the place in 1883. Subsequently, the property was purchased by Mr & Mrs Hotz who established... More 

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