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“Spectacular” 4 of 5 stars
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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Chaura Maidan, Shimla 171004, India   |  
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Ranked #1 of 96 Hotels in Shimla
Guwahati, India
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Spectacular”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This hotel exudes the charm that is associated with the Oberoi chain of hotels. This was one of the vacations which I remember not by the place I went to but the hotel I stayed in. We had gone during the off season and the hotel was literally empty & we received almost undivided attention from the staff! Starting from the fabulous food in the restaurant to the luxurious rooms everything about the hotel was magical. I hardly felt like leaving the hotel as there was so much to offer inside of it. I highly recommend this hotel for anyone wanting some quiet and peace alongwith comfort and luxury.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Dear Guest,

We thank you for your continued patronage. The team and I are delighted that The Oberoi Cecil could create memories for you to carry back. We look forward to having you with us again.

Regards
Arpit Pant
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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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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

If you go to Shimla, stay at this hotel. The rooms are large, tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The indoor swimming pool is exceptionally clean and warm. The buffet food in the restaurant fresh and very good. Service is exceptional.
Whilst in Shimla do have a tour of the Gaiety Theatre, Viceregal Lodge, and the Sanket Monchat Temple, (Monkey Temple) but make sure you remove your glasses, the monkeys will take them, honestly.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Dear Guest,

I am happy to read that you enjoyed your time in Shimla and your stay at The Oberoi Cecil. We are most grateful for your recommendation.

Regards
Arpit Pant
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We had a wonderful 3 days here. The staff were kind and extremely attentive. The food was delicious, the swimming pool and general spa area beautiful.
The views from our room were amazing and our room luxurious and every need catered for.We would recommend anyone to stay here again and again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your kind review and recommendation. We at the hotel are delighted to read that we could make your stay memorable.

Regards
Arpit Pant
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Bordeaux, France
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

From the moment one arrives to a welcome mug of hot chocolate, to one's farewell, 'See you again', nothing is too much trouble.
Most of the rooms are around a central atrium where there is seating and a bar. The rooms are very well appointed, traditional style, with the Oberoi's divine pillows. (There is a supplement for the valley view.) The restaurant has a good value buffet dinner and à la carte.
All staff are well trained, charming and almost over helpful. On my recent visit, a big Bollywood star was in house but the staff were discrete and professional. It is always a pleasure to stay here
.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Dear Guest,

The team and I thank you for such a wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests.

Warm Regards
Arpit Pant
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New Delhi, India
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

My husband and I stayed for a night with our 2 kids (aged 8 and 3) in January 2014. The kids enjoyed the activity centre thoroughly (they have lots of stuff to do for kids of all ages) and all of us enjoyed the warm pool and Jacuzzi in the cold weather!! The room faced the valley and was beautiful and tastefully decorated.. the hotel has a nice old world british feel to it with all the wooden interiors and dark green carpeting etc.
The only area of improvement in the hotel would be the dinner - there wasn't enough variety in the buffet and the food was just average. Considering so many kids were staying in the hotel at the time, there should have been more kid friendly food in the buffet, and tastewise also the hotel could do better considering it is one of the best hotels in Shimla..
Overall it was a nice experience and would love to visit again with my family!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Dear Guest,

It was great to have you and the family stay with us at The Oberoi Cecil. I am happy to learn that the young ones thoroughly enjoyed the activity center and the swimming pool area and that this enabled you to have some time and relax. I have also taken a note on your feedback on the buffet variety. Please be rest assured that we are already working on the same and have introduced daily specials. I am confident that on your next visit you would find the change.

Warm regards

Arpit Pant
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New Delhi, India
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Travelled to Shimla in Sept 2013 and stayed for 2 nights at Oberoi cecil. We truly loved this Oberoi Property. Location is extremely convenient. The staff was really friendly and helpful just like one expects Oberoi staff to be! The rooms are spacious and comfortable.

The view from our room was lovely and the day we reached it rained and so we were happy to see the clouds entering our room ! We really enjoyed the beauty of Shimla from the resturant since it had some spectactular views while ofcourse having a lavish breakfast!

Sure to visit the hotel when next in Shimla.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for such a great review. The town pre and post rains is indeed at its best giving a real feel of being the Queen of Hills. It is wonderful to read that you enjoyed the hotel and facilities available and that the team made you feel comfortable. We look forward to more visits from you.

Regards
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Colne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I truly loved this hotel. I visited it as part of a Great Train Journey tour in January 2014 and I couldn't have asked for better. I couldn't fault anything, the service was superb, the furnishings were excellent and the setting brilliant. I stayed in several ITC hotels after this one and nothing compared.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

It was an absolute pleasure having you and the other members of the group as our guests. I am happy to read that your stay was comfortable.

Warm Regards
Arpit Pant
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Additional Information about The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

Address: Chaura Maidan, Shimla 171004, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla
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 Spa Hotel in Shimla
#1 Family Hotel in Shimla
#1 Luxury Hotel in Shimla
#1 Romantic Hotel in Shimla
#1 Business Hotel in Shimla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla 5*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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