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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

Advanced Study Road, Shimla 171004 India
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Updated 05/07/20


#1 of 222 hotels in Shimla
2020 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)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Game room
Kids stay free
Valet parking
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Entertainment staff
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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jvjain wrote a review Apr 2021
Mumbai, India38 contributions4 helpful votes
The hotel is very nice, with decent ancient look. The location of the hotel is in posh area, near Shimla Vidhan bhavan. When we talk about service of the hotel, it proves that it is really a 5star hotel.Thotel.The staff is so curious & caring. TheIr service is really very good. When it comes to food their food quality, service quality is excellentexcellent.The head cheff Mr. Rajkumar Bhatiya is really a gentleman.He tried to fulfill all our demands, with smiling face. The quality of food is excellent.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Dr Nataasha Chandiramani wrote a review Apr 2021
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Oberoi Cecil - an absolutely stunning, welcoming, cozy place with the most warm and friendly staff always going out of their way to make you feel special. My family and I are foodies and Chef Raj Kumar Bhatia is the DEFINITION OF CULINARY SKILLS! I wonder why he hasn’t participated in MasterChef; he would win hands down! Apart from trying out some of our favourite items on the menu, we were craving some of our very special Sindhi dishes. We happened to mention it to him and the very next day we were presented with a feast! He nailed every item to the T! Attached are just a couple of photos I happened to click for my Instagram stories but trust me those aren’t even the tip of the iceberg. It’s not even 1/10th of what we ate. That’s how much we ate! My favourite - tandoori prawns and orange panna cotta. For the chai lovers there’s masala chai kulfi! Everything is to die for - be it Continental, Chinese, Indian or Italian! His presentation skills - 100! Taste - 100! Person - 100! Such a humble and polite person he is, someone whose taught him self cooking and made it from scratch! Soar high Chef Raj Kumar Bhatia! Vineet, extremely warm and friendly and always cracking jokes and making us laugh. Before ordering food we always asked him his recommendations and it was always spot on! Dolkar decorated the room for my dads 60th birthday. She cleaned it squeaky clean everyday! Such a pleasant individual and always smiling. Prashant too, excellent housekeeping! Maithili, Deepika.....the list goes on...such warm and welcoming people going out of their way for us. And Shivam - super bar tender and made me the most amazing Mocha Frappe! Once again, thank you Deepika and thank you Cecil for this wonderful day experience. Kind Regards Dr Nataasha Chandiramani
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Simran Chandiramani wrote a review Apr 2021
10 contributions
The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla was one of a kind, gorgeous hotel which had the most amazing staff with the best hospitality. We’ve experienced such great hospitality at very few hotels and Oberoi Cecil tops the list. Our meals were at the hotel itself, and every meal of ours was prepared by their great Chef Rajkumar Bhatia, he’s a chef par excellence. He made us any dish we desired and it was made to perfection. He didn’t only satisfy our stomachs but also, our hearts with his warm nature. As long as he’s the chef at Oberoi Cecil, we would definitely visit it again.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Sumit singhal wrote a review Apr 2021
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Oberoi Cecil is amazing heritage hotel , staff is very friendly and cooperative ,services are excellent, the most I like about chef Rajkumar Bhatia made different types of dishes which our family enjoyed a lot , so I personally recommend to go in this heritage hotel
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Manuj wrote a review Apr 2021
9 contributions
If you want to reward yourself and want to get pampered don't think further, just pack your bags and go to Cecil. On main entrance you'll meet Rahul who will be your concierge who will mesmerize you with his soft spoken pleasent personality. Word of caution: Don't interact too much with Rajkumar, Chef because after eating his signature chicken & desert you would never want to leave that place. Rajkumar ji also gave me Shimla potrait which I've duly framed & a recipe too. My eight year old daughter said that from now on she will stay at Cecil Oberoi only & why not as she spent her total visit in activity center which was well monitored with experience caretaker. In all I was unable to point out any flaw. It's flawless.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Which popular attractions are close to The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
Nearby attractions include Mohan Shakti Heritage Park (3.1 miles), Annandale Ground (0.2 miles), and Indian Institute of Advanced Study (0.8 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 and a lounge 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, Hide Out Cafe, and Wake and Bake.
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).