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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Chaura Maidan, Shimla 171004, India
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • 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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Bangalore India
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Cecil is where it all began! Rai Bahadur Oberoi started his unique set of acquisitions here and I have always wanted to honour his invitation -extended many moons ago - to see the property. GM Arpit Pant can easily don the mantle of any Hollywood hero and reminds one of George Cooney. His team is alert, gracious and eager... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family (mum, dad and 3 young boys aged 5, 8 and 10) stayed at the Cecil in Shimla for 3 days/nights in late June 2014 as part of our almost 3 week vacation in northern India during which we stayed at 7 Oberoi properties (including all 4 vilas). Other than our unique experience at the Vanyavilas with its jungle... More

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New Delhi, India
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

just came back from a 3 day memorable stay at this beautiful and luxury hotel in the lap of nature. the hotel is truly world class with all the services and comforts it offers to its guest. trying very hard to find one negetive thing about this hotel but everything is just too good. first things first- WELCOME- the welcome... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was obviously the near quiet season for the hotel when we stayed...as some nights the full restaurant and buffet was closed. This historical hotel is beautiful - wood was used extensively throughout in panelling and floors. It does transport you back to another time. The staff were most polite and helpful. The lovely central atrium is a feature of... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for having stayed at The Oberoi Cecil during your trip to Shimla. The hotel has a 130 years of leagcy and is seeped in tradition. There is a detailed effort that is put by the team to constantly maintain the same. I am most satisfied to read that you were able to enjoy and take back... More

London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here while on a tour of the Golden Triangle. Arrived here after travelling by train from New Delhi to Kalka & then Toy train from Kalka to Shimla. We were taken by car from station to hotel. This has to be one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in.The staff were just brilliant, very polite & helpful.... More

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

Dear Guest, It was wonderful to have you stay with us on your trip to Shimla. I thank you for the kind words and am happy to learn that the team at the hotel was able to make your trip enjoyable and memorable. Warm Regards Arpit Pant More

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Cecil last November or 3 nights on a Golden Triangle Tour.Whilst looking quite interesting from the outside, the interior is superb.Lots of dark wood, large flower arrangements and wide staircases. The main lounge and bar has a central atrium rising 5 floors and is stunning.The restaurant and swimming pool/spa on the lower floors are just lovely and... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time and sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. The Oberoi Cecil with the original block being over 130 years old still resonates the old world charm. The hotel was closed for almost 13 years in the mid nineties for up gradation. However careful consideration was given so that the original feel of the... More

Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of staying at the Oberoi Cecil for a few nights in August 2014. The property is beautiful and the staff extraordinary! One tip I will share is to ask for a room on the back of the hotel. The views are lovely and it is a lot more quite. The street side can be a bit... More

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

Dera Guest, Thank you so much for your kind and positive words of encouragement. It is indeed wonderful when our guest's notice and appreciate the gesture's that our team does. I will surely pass on your kind comments to our Housekeeping team. It was a pleasure to have you with us as our guest. Regards Arpit Pant More

New Delhi, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places to stay, very beautiful and serene! Everything about the hotel is great- from rooms to food to of course the staff! They made sure (went much beyond in fact) that we were very comfortable! One of our most memorable holidays thanks to them!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your stay experience at The Oberoi Cecil. I am delighted to read that the team at the hotel was able to make your stay memorable and that you carried back happy memories of your time with us. Warm Regards Arpit Pant More

Indianapolis, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my second stay here and I have enjoyed each time. The staff is amazing and I appreciated the chef remembered my diet restrictions or housekeep saw that I needed screen cleaner for my laptop and supplied it just becaue. Any place with real wood floors is tops in my book as well giving a charm to the hotel... More

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

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure having you stay with us again and thank you for your continued patronage. I am happy to note that the team was able to serve you well. Thank you for your constructive feedback on the check out process. I shall surely address the same with the team make an improvement. The team and I... More

New Delhi, India
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at The Oberoi Cecil from the 17th t0 19th of August 2014. Firstly, we got extremely we got a room to stay here even though we booked last minute! The staff of the hotel is brilliant. The restaurant staff, housekeeping staff, front office staff, valets everybody made us feel like VIP's. They are always smiling... More

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

Dear Guest, It was a our pleasure to have you as guests at The Oberoi Cecil. Thank you for taking the time and sharing your experience. Your kind words towards our team, which is our biggest strength are appreciated. I shall be happy to pass on your compliments to Naunihal and Aleem at the Front Desk. We do look forward... 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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Oberoi Shimla
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