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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Service
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

2 colleagues and I took a weekend trip to Shimla whilst working in Delhi and stayed at the Oberoi Cecil. The staff were fantastic from the moment we arrived, in particular the manager of the property who came to greet us especially. We had a delicious meal in the hotel restaurant, took advantage of the fantastic spa and thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here couple of months back and loved the hotel. Its the place to stay while you are in town like Simla. Luxury Rooms are good and hotel is located at quite a decent place. Though one needs to walk some miles to reach the mall road.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On Independence Day this year, I flew to Chandigarh and from there four hour car journey (blame it on the apple season and the Lorries) I reached the Oberoi Cecil, Shimla in the evening hours. Chauffeur Prakash Chand Thakur gave me a lot of dope on M S Oberoi who had started his career in this hotel. "He was an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Extremely pleasant stay with super friendly staff. Rooms were big, comfortable and well maintained. Food that we had via room service and through the restaurant was really good with generous portions and reasonably priced considering the hotel brand. The restaurant chef was also nice enough to pack us some muffins and cakes for free for our drive to Amritsar. Thank... 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 and your family stay with us in November. Your compliments for the food are really appreciated. I am glad to know you had a memorable stay in Shimla. Thank you for your high recommendation. We look forward to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I expected The Cecil Hotel to be the best hotel on my trip to India and I was not disappointed. The service of all staff and their attention to detail was extraordinary, from the weather forecast left with the turn down service to the lounge bar making your drink just the way you want it. Check in was smooth and... More 

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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. It was a pleasure having you both stay with us this month. It is a delight to know that you liked the warm welcome on check- in, attentiveness of the team, the room, the lounge, the cocktails served, restaurant and the indoor heated... More 

New Delhi, India
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22 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After spending 3 magical nights up in Kotgarh, we were making our way back to Delhi and I really wanted to stop for lunch at this heritage property. Arriving at 3 PM, the restaurant was unfortunately closed, but we did get to have a look at its magnificent setting. We opted for a quick bite in the lounge, equally stunning... More 

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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. It was a pleasure having you both dine with us. It is a delight to know that you found our Grand Heritage hotel to be beautiful and luxurious and enjoyed experience at the lounge. We hope to see you back soon. The team... More 

Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Though we stayed only part of a day and a night, the warmth of the friendly staff continues to linger. Starting with Naunihal, Lee, Rajkumar Bhatia, Tashi, and Krishna, the list is long. A fantastic team.

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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 this month. Your kind words of appreciation for the friendliness and warmth of the team especially Naunihal, Lee, Rajkumar Bhatia, Tashi and Krishna are really appreciated. I do hope that we will get... More 

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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In a country which pretty much sets the bar in terms of high-end service, the Cecil is in a world of its own. I have stayed at some really nice hotels (thanks to off-season travel and LOTS of luck) and the staff here are the best. The restaurant staff are friendly and engaging, and they bring you popcorn even if... 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 this month. Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are delighted to have been able to provide such a wonderful experience. We are delighted to know that you found our Grand Heritage hotel to be... More 

Jaipur, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

nice ambiance, good environment, feel good, nice staff, good food,such an amazing hotel .... The location and the view... We loved the furniture inside its too rich and looks like a museum or a heritage palace. The service is very personalized staff is very friendly and educated well trained. The food is delicious.

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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 on Trip Advisor . It was a pleasure having you stay with us in July. 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 era. I am glad that you liked the... More 

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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I feel proud of myself to decide to stay here on my birthday and truely It is world class!!! From the very first step at the door of the hotel you start getting pampered till the end of your stay There is no NO .... All the staff are always courteous and smiling The hotel is 127 years old and... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your valuable time to share your experience with the Trip Advisor community. It was a pleasure having you all stay with us to celebrate your birthday. It is a pleasure to know that you found our Grand Heritage hotel to be beautiful and liked the architecture. It is indeed reminiscent of the luxurious colonial... More 

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