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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

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5.0 of 5
Chaura Maidan, Shimla 171004, India
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Situated at a great location where only approved cars are allowed to get into the road ( they will help you get there don't worry), it is one of the most awesome hotel. The staff is very punctual, courteous and friendly. The rooms are either facing the historical mall road or facing the valley. Keep your windows closed, monkeys are... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love hotels where they greet you with a smile and you are told that if there any problems or requirements that you should just ask, rather than just be a rate paying hotel guest here for a sleep and food. This hotel provided a lovely warm welcome. We were staying as a family group with 5 hotel rooms. The... More 

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Liversedge, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived in Shimla on the last part of our Indian adventure and was looking forward to staying in the Oberoi Cecil. The service we received throughout our stay was excellent. I had a slight fever and the restaurant staff went out of their way to make me ginger and honey tea to help me feel better [which it did].... More 

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

We have stayed in hotels in many countries across the world, but we can't think of one better than this. From the welcome with delicious hot chocolate (having arrived after dark) to the breakfast with lavish buffet or cooked to order eggs and views of the Himalayas, to dinner with the most wonderfully spiced chicken curry ever tasted, this hotel... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 3 nights and couldn't have asked for a warmer reception. The building is magnificent with the Kipling and Curzon rooms and we had a large room overlooking the valley with generous seating and desk, a large dressing room and bathroom. The staff were so attentive and kind and couldn't have looked after us better. The swimming... More 

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worcestershire
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31 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

As part of our Great Rail Journeys tour, we visited Shimla and luckily stayed at the Oberoi Cecil. What a place. From the greeting with hot chocolate after the long but pretty Toy Train journey, to the rooms, staff, food and staff it is difficult to find fault. The place is definatly a part of the days of the Raj.... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Oberoi Cecil is on the outskirts of Shimla, so an interesting walk from the main area, although be careful as Shimla is on a number of hills that you don't walk in wrong direction!! We arrived after the Toy Train from Kalka. Journey was wonderful and we were full of anticipation on arriving at Shimla and the Oberoi. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My family and I stayed in the hotel from the 7th April 2015 to the 10th April 2015 and we all had one of the the most best experiences of our lives! I have stayed in hotels all around the world and 'The Oberoi Cecil Shimla' is definitely the best of them all (competing with Atlantis, Dubai and West Inn,... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We only popped in to have a coffee and use the loo's. However, we were greeted with enthusiasm and served with an attention to detail of previous era's. Our snack was well presented, the food was good and the drinks tasty. Staff are there to please you, even if only on a fleeting visit. Pop in and savour the service... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we went to the hotel on dec 2014 for celebrating new year.The property is very good.The staff was very courteous and always helpful and listen to the visitors. But the main theme on the new year was not up to the mark. 1.The food served was not at all good. 2.Drinks should have been included in the package. 3.I have... More 

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