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#2 of 160 hotels in Shimla
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.9
Value
4.6
2023 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Game room
Billiards
Kids stay free
Valet parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Entertainment staff
Table tennis
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Safe
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Green
Luxury
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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5.0 of 5 bubbles3,227 reviews
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Nestled in the heart of Shimla, The Oberoi Cecil captivates guests with its enchanting blend of colonial elegance and old-world charm. The hotel's atmosphere, along with its immaculate cleanliness and luxury amenities, including a warm pool and diverse dining options, are frequently lauded by visitors. Guests have called out the hotel's exceptional service and comfortable, well-furnished rooms with breathtaking valley views. Despite the occasional mention of higher prices, the hotel's prime location and the personal touches provided by the dedicated staff ensure a memorable stay that many find worth the value.
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Ramitjyot S wrote a review Apr 12
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The hotel lobby gave us a cruise type feeling with natural sunlight and spacious sitting area. The staff were very nice, professional and accommodating. The food was delicious and the chef was astoundingly polite and generous. We enjoyed our stay a lot!!!
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Alka S wrote a review Apr 12
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Wonderful experience and great enjoyed and relaxed and comfortable place to relax and rejuvenate starting from entrance,check in, lounge, cedar and even children activity room, spa, swimming pool, chef and preperation was at home only
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Rajan V wrote a review Apr 12
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An amazing place with exceptional service. We have never been treated better. And nicely located in Simla/Mall Road. The amenities were great, there was an activity room for kids, spa service and swimming pool. Fantastic family location
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Tra wrote a review Apr 12
Chennai (Madras), India5 contributions
The stay was absolutely amazing. They made sure that every single detail was looked at. The food was delectable. The house keeping staff, especially Manthan and Swetha attended to our every need. Basically it was an amazing stay and all around experience was superb. Definitely recommend staying here.
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Puneet S wrote a review Apr 12
Chandigarh, India3 contributions
Great experience wonderful enjoyed a lot Wow experience and it was really appreciable and wonderfully serviced by Shubham Suraj Sunil Driver Komal Jasmine Chuzang Akansha Great hospitality and wonderfully enjoyed and would love to come back again
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Room Tip: Great experience and wonderfully enjoyed and overwhelmed from the entrance till check in and all...
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OnAir02627974054 wrote a review Apr 11
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It was an excellent stay with top level hospitality. The food quality was also par excellence. Akshay at the reception was exptional we would love to visit again and if we travel to Shimla we will chose Oberoi Cecil only...................
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Rishi A wrote a review Apr 11
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Stayed for 3 nights with family... Brilliant hospitality, great ambience, very well mannered staff, sumptuous local cuisine, great facilities including evening folk dance, great location, has a rich history... Will definitely recommend to travelers from all over the world... Shall visit again soon.. Thank you
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Response from Oberoi Cecil , Owner at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Mr. Arora, I truly appreciate you sharing this wonderful review on TripAdvisor. A delight to read your compliments for our hospitality. Thank you for your high recommendation. We are truly grateful for the wonderful things you mentioned about the service provided by the team, ambience of the hotel, sumptuous food offered, location, and facilities provided. At Oberoi Hotels, we are committed to exceeding our guest’s expectations, through unremitting dedication to perfection in every aspect of service. It is faith and fealty such as yours that helps us continue, unwavering towards our goal of perfection in everything we do. The team and I look forward to welcoming you back at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla and assuring you of our best services. Warm regards, Manav Gopal Mathur General Manager
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sanjay k wrote a review Apr 10
Shimla, India1 contribution
House keeping and all service was excellent. Restaurant is and food quality is also excellent. Sanjay Kumar Siddharth Roy Siddhika Roy Alisha Singh Aditi Aakash yada Anita Kumari Ambuj Sinha All family member enjoyed a lot. There is no any problem in stay .
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Mr. Kumar, I truly appreciate you sharing this wonderful review on TripAdvisor. A delight to read your compliments for our hospitality. Thank you for your high recommendation. We are truly grateful for the wonderful things you mentioned about the housekeeping team and quality of food. At Oberoi Hotels, we are committed to exceeding our guest’s expectations, through unremitting dedication to perfection in every aspect of service. It is faith and fealty such as yours that helps us continue, unwavering towards our goal of perfection in everything we do. The team and I look forward to welcoming you back at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla and assuring you of our best services. Warm regards, Manav Gopal Mathur General Manager
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Somin wrote a review Apr 9
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The personalised service of hotel staff is remarkable. Excellent food and hospitality. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Breakfast was well laid out. Swimming pool and amenities offered such as play area enhanced the overall experience here.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Oberoi Cecil , Owner at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
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Dear Guest, I truly appreciate you sharing this wonderful review on TripAdvisor. A delight to read your compliments for our hospitality. Thank you for your high recommendation. We are truly grateful for the wonderful things you mentioned about the food offered, service provided by the team and indoor swimming pool. At Oberoi Hotels, we are committed to exceeding our guest’s expectations, through unremitting dedication to perfection in every aspect of service. It is faith and fealty such as yours that helps us continue, unwavering towards our goal of perfection in everything we do. The team and I look forward to welcoming you back at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla and assuring you of our best services. Warm regards, Manav Gopal Mathur General Manager
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Vikas C. Jha wrote a review Apr 9
Ahmedabad, India26 contributions1 helpful vote
Comfortable room, wonderful ambience & exemplary service....! Had a wonderful three night stay at Cecil Oberoi. Would like to especially mention the names who provided outstanding service: 1. Navya - front desk 2. Sorabh - head chef 3. Karishma - housekeeping 4. Pankaj - restaurant 5. Rajkumar - chef Keep up the good work guys!
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Room Tip: Airport mini bus service is quite convenient, it drops & picks up right at the hotel.
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Response from Oberoi Cecil , Owner at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
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Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on Trip advisor. We are delighted to learn that you had a wonderful experience at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla. We are truly grateful for the wonderful things you mentioned about the room comfortability, ambience and service provided by the team. I have shared your generous comments with the entire team especially Chef Saurabh, Chef Rajkumar, Karishma, Navya and Pankaj for whom it will be a great source of encouragement to continue in their efforts and exceed guest expectations. I am lucky to be working with such a motivated team who demonstrate the essence of Oberoi hospitality in their action and spirit. Thank you once again for your high recommendation. The team and I look forward to having you all over again at Cecil and assuring you of our best services. Warm regards, Manav Gopal Mathur General Manager
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$184 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
oberoi cecil - shimla hotel shimla, oberoi shimla, shimla oberoi
LOCATION
IndiaHimachal PradeshShimla DistrictShimla
NUMBER OF ROOMS
75
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THE OBEROI CECIL, SHIMLA - Updated 2024 Prices & Hotel Reviews (India)

Frequently Asked Questions about The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Which popular attractions are close to The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
Nearby attractions include Annandale Ground (0.2 miles), Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex (0.7 miles), and Kali Bari Temple (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Restaurant, Cafe 103, and Arora Sher-E-Punjab.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kotkhai Palace (1.0 miles), Manorville Mansion Shimla (0.8 miles), and Gurkha Gate (0.3 miles).