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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

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Chaura Maidan, Shimla 171004, India
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The sincere greeting on arrival from the manager Mr Kaul and his team set the tone for a lovely two night stay at The Cecil , the only downside being that we couldn't stay longer . Old world quality is present everywhere even though the hotel was rebuilt some time ago it hasn't lost any of its vintage charm.Our room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quite amazing to find something so Swiss in a considerably small and untouristic place in India. The hotel is the nearest I've experienced to Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel, it's historical architecture, attentiveness. I asked if they had a TV at a bar showing a Chelsea v ManU match. They did not, but gave instructions what channel covered the game... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Shimla is a beautiful place and cecil is like home for all travellers who are friendly towards nature and humans :) Valley view suite will force you to extend your stay. Restaurants are outstanding with superb class service and lounge of the hotel located in the centre of the hotel is beautifully designed. Staff is courteous and service is friendly.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Quiet hotel far from the city I like the indoor worm swimming pool But the wifi free for 30 minutes daily I liked the food it was Halal Staff are working to achieve the guests satisfaction unforgettable experience

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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