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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Chaura Maidan, Shimla 171004, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Oberoi Cecil is one of the best hotels in the region. It is a class apart from the other 5 star hotel, Radisson. Its a fantastic hotel with great service, a great location, great views and exquisitely decorated rooms. It's hard to pick a winner between Oberoi Cecil and it's sibling, Wildflower Hall. However, I personally think Oberoi Cecil's... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a fab family holiday with our kids at the Cecil. The rooms are done up superb with amazing view of the hills. Only disadvantage being that this hotel has no lawns so you're pretty much in your room to enjoy the beauty. Not complaining coz it has a gorgeous lobby and gorgeously appointed rooms. F&B was average...not upto... More

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Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If they say God is in the details then surely Oberoi is a temple. You get a small print out of tomorrow's weather forecast placed on your bedside every evening. That is an example of the lengths that this hotel goes through to make your stay exceptional. I've stayed in many different kind of hotels but not one of them... More

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

The Oberoi hotels are a class apart and the Cecil is no less. An excellent hotel with great service and style. The staff is very hospitable and warm. The rooms are really big and grand. The toilets are superb with nice toiletries. A highly recommendable place to stay but if you want to spend for the comfort and grandeur. The... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your kind comments on your stay experience at The Oberoi Cecil and your patronage for Oberoi Hotels and Resorts. The team at the hotel is our biggest asset and it gives me immense pleasure to note that they made your stay enjoyable. We do hope to see you again with us in the near future.... More

New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cecil is a classic hotel which is situated right at the entrance of Shimla. Brilliant hospitality shown by the hotel GM and his excellent staff. The hotel has a great breakfast buffet spread with brilliant service provided by the staff. The hotel sometimes has access issues as its situated next to the Vidhan Sabha. The rooms are clean and i... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for having stayed with us on your recent visit to Shimla. I am happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay. "Sleep" and relaxation are the most important element on a holiday trip. Our Pillow menu in each room is designed to offer our guests the comfort required. I would surely share your positive feedback on... More

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where do you start - Oberoi Cecil - perfection! Went to Shimla for three days down time after a fast paced trip through the Golden Triangle and immediately travelled back in time to a world of old fashioned colonial service where ones every need was anticipated and catered for - like being carefully wrapped in a cashmere blanket! Well located... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank for such a wonderful review. Most of guests do tell me how they loved to end their trip at Shimla. The city offers a great mix of the old world colonial charm, hundreds of years old temples and a lovely shopping area to walk. I am glad to know that you took time to enjoy the hotel... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I booked us at the Oberoi Cecil, I wasn't too sure about what to expect. When we checked in, I was pleasantly surprised to find a spacious room with an outstanding view. We had expected the room to be smaller considering the hotel is located in the heart of Simla, hence the room definitely exceeded expectations. The chefs were... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your trip to Shimla. It is wonderful to read that the hotel's location, our services and facilities were to your liking. Your positive feedback means a lot to the entire team. The swimming pool at the hotel as a standard does not have a "deep end". it is even... More

New Delhi, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great sincere service. Its good to go to a quality hotel and have the staff feel like they want to do it right. I was traveling alone and for a Woman in India, this is really the very best you can do for yourself. Perfection

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

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure to have you with us. The team at the hotel strives hard to meet and exceed the expectations of our guests. I am happy to read that as a single lady traveler you felt at home at The Oberoi Cecil and we were able to create a memorable experience for you. Warm Regards Arpit... More

Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cecil. A sneak preview of historical extravagance and an opportunity to sample the Colonial era. The property is located very close to the Vidhan sabha and the Observatory and is not crowded. The mall is walking distance and the sunrise from east facing rooms is magnificent. At the hotel one must try the Spa & swimming pool both reminiscence of... More

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

Dear Guest, The Oberoi Cecil is indeed the place to stay if one wants to revisit the colonial ear. The location of the hotel which is now in a heritage zone is a perfect place to embark on historical walks and the hotel itself is a testimony to the grand era gone by. It is a pleasure to know that... More

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed there as a family in September 2010. It was a great experience. The staff was extremely courteous. They took great care of us - pickup from Chandigrah, driver to Shimla - worked like a charm. When we went to the Mall, my mother, who could not walk much was put up in the Clarke's (the sister Oberoi hotel)... More

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

Dear Guest, I thank you for taking your time and writing about your stay experience on Tripadvisor. I am glad to read that our team from all departments were always available and eager to help you to make your stay better and comfortable. We look forward to having you with us again. Regards Arpit Pant More

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Address: Chaura Maidan, Shimla 171004, India
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Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla 5*
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#1 Romantic Hotel in Shimla #1 Spa Hotel in Shimla #1 Luxury Hotel in Shimla #2 Family Hotel in Shimla
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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 
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