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Looe, United Kingdom
Reviewed today NEWvia mobile

The Oberoi Shimla is a perfect place to stay with all modern facilities. It is within walking distance of the heritage area. The service was perfect and food very good. It must be noted Shimla is quite tiring to get to. The hotel itself is staffed by people who genuinely seem to smile, and enjoy their job, not the normal...

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Romford, United Kingdom
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This is a great place to stay. The staff all of them from the door person to the cleaners go out of there way to make you feel so welcome. We stayed for 3 nights here all of the facilities were first class, the food in the resturant was superb and nothing was to much bother for the lads in...

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Scotland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantistic luxury hotel in Shimla.Wonderful welcome from attentive staff whose exceedingly high standard of service continued throughout the stay. Elegant surroundings and a high standard of comfort and elegance in the bedroom. Luxury toiletries; refreshments of tea and coffee and daily fresh fruit. Cleanliness in the room is excellent. Breakfast is a plethora of delicious dishes both buffet style and...

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San Francisco, USA
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After spending two nights at the secluded Oberoi Wild Flower Hall about 45 minutes away, my wife and I decided to spend two more nights in the hills but near "civilization" & Oberoi Cecil turned out to be a perfect location.. The Mall (the marketplace for the elite during the British colonial era) was a thirty minute walk from the...

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Thank Sufix
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed for a night with family.... Appreciate great hospitality and service from Oberoi.... Lucky to get a free suite upgrade that too in peak season.... Room was too good... Buffet breakfast was great... Service was excellent... Kids area was great with lots of activity... Has an indoor heated swimming pools... Overall a great stay....

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Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Built on the site of Kipling's old home in Shimla the Oberoi is a stunning place to stay. The central lounge / bar is stunning with its atrium style shape. Beautiful pool in the basement which was very quiet during our stay because everyone was out sightseeing. Food is a bit pricey so we took breakfast and then ate locally....

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Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing location perched at the top of an enormous ridge with rooms with expansive views available at an extra cost. Everything about this hotel was luxurious. Our room with a side view was large and very comfortable although we were advised never to open the windows as the monkeys know how to open the mini bar! The restaurant provided amazing...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Checked in 0n 22 feb17 and plan to leave on 24.2.17..great welcome by courteous staff on arrival...made us feel special with complimentary Cake and fruits...sumptuous dinner at their multi cuisine restaurant...enjoyed sleep at perfect controlled temperature...enjoying swim at indoor pool maintained at 31deg C., while outside is very cold....still enjoying the stay.. any day best place to be in Shimla

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful stay at The Oberoi Cecil in Shimla. The hotel is a beautifully restored heritage hotel in a magnificent setting within the foothills of the Himalayas in Shimla. Every member of staff that we encountered was courteous, attentive and professional and you can tell that everyone takes great pride in the hotel. We were chatting to the...

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I haven't stayed in an Oberoi hotel - that I didn't give full marks for. We arrived in Shimla after a snow and wind storm. Our room looked out onto the street - I gather across the hall the rooms overlooked the valley. The room was huge and very comfortable. Very heavy furniture, convenient lighting, large bathroom with shower/tub. Good...

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
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Cuisines: Indian, International
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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 

Additional Information about The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

Address: Advanced Study Road, Shimla 171004, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla
Price Range: $203 - $421 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla 5*
Number of rooms: 79
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Also Known As:
Oberoi Cecil - Shimla Hotel Shimla
Oberoi Shimla
Shimla Oberoi
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Shimla
#1 Luxury Hotel in Shimla
#1 Family Hotel in Shimla
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#1 Spa Hotel in Shimla
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“Rooms away from the road are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Jill-Jack, 2 days ago | Read review
“The rooms with balconies are really good.”
  • View of the valley from our balcony at sunset..
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“Don't go for base category rooms... Too cramped and no view....”
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“Rooms with the view cost more.”
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“Room looking over the city catches the late afternoon sun”
 of 5 bubbles AlistairD44, 1 week ago | Read review
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