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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Chaura Maidan, Shimla 171004, India
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    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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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 2 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
14 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The property is like any other five star property, nicely done, decent rooms (though could have been larger given its not a urban city hotel but a vacation/hill station hotel) but what sets them apart is the service. There are pricey five star hotels out there that think they don't need to serve the customer if they are offering luxury... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. The intangible aspect of qulaity of service is of extreme importance in the hospitality industry and I am happy to read that the entire team at The Oberoi Cecil was able to deliver the same and offer you a mamorable stay experience. We do look forward to your company in the near future.... More

Panipat, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

"There is no hospitality like understanding" a phrase by Vanna Bonta and staff at Oberoi Cecil proved it perfectly. We stayed there with our 3 years old daughter for 3 nights and we have no words to appreciate the hospitality we had been offered. From the manager to the chauffeur all were so good in understanding our demands and needs... 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 at The Oberoi Cecil. The team puts in a lot of hard work each day and to receive such appreciation from our patrons feels great. I shall share your kind comments with the entire team. Warm Regards Arpit Pant More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best food and hospitality in shimla .. Cozy hotel with antique architecture which adds more flavour to this property Wonderful/helpful staff always there for you Royal british building well refurnished and maintained. Highly recommended ..!!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for such a great feedback and rating us high on your list. Your recommendation for The Oberoi Cecil means a lot and the team and I also look forward to having you back with us. 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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Oberoi Cecil - Shimla Hotel Shimla
Oberoi Shimla
Shimla Oberoi

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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
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#1 Spa Hotel in Shimla #1 Luxury Hotel in Shimla #1 Romantic 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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