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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Ranked #1 of 115 Hotels in Shimla
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 5, 2012

On my recent visit to Kinnaur Valley in Himachal Prodesh I decided to spend a night at Simla and being insisted by my son, who also accompanied me, I chose to stay at Oberoi Cecil. On the morning of 24th. October,2012 I started from Chandigarh by car and reached Simla around noon. We were very warmly greeted by the staff of the Oberoi Cecil and most of the staff present at the time introduced themselves with a sweet smile which never disappeared till we checked out on the next day. We booked three Premium rooms with valley view. The rooms are neat and clean and the heritage hotel is provided with all modern amenities. All the staff whom we met including those in the Restaurant are always ready to assist you if you require their assistance. In my future visit to Simla I may put up again at Oberoi Cecil.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. I am glad that you decided to stay with us on you son's insistence and that you and the entire family enjoyed your stay. Your postive comments about the hotel and services are a great source of motivation for all of us at the hotel. We look forward to your continued visit's in the future.

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Arpit Pant

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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Beautiful interiors, kids activity room, heated jaccuzi and pool, large size rooms; the best part is courtesy and service with a smile; i seriously haven't seen such smiling and warm staff ever, either its oberoi or 'pahari' people; location is good; food is good (and even better is you ask for it they will cook); we went during election time and most politicians were staying there only - the two things which could be improved are delay in service and you can't leave your window open - for the monkeys!!!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2012

Dear Guest

Thank you for posting your review. I am happy to know that you and the family enjoyed your stay. Thank you for also acknowledging the efforts of the team at the hotel. You were in Shimla during a busy time for the town but I am glad you were able to enjoy amidst the hustle bustle of election time. We look forward to your company again not so far in the future.

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

This hotel is an oasis in a country of chaos.Having done the Golden Triangle of Dehli, Agra ,and Jaipur,Shimla was an extension to our holiday.Busy from day one.All the hotels we stayed at were very good,but the Oberoi was so peaceful and relaxing after the most hectic( holiday?) I have ever had.Top marks for everything.Had room service one night with a free video from reception to watch Excellent food and service. Indoor swimming pool and gym facilities first class. Total relaxtion.Loved it.

Room Tip: room 216 where we stayed has a balcony with good views but will you have time to use it.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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oberoicecilshimla, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2012

Dear Guest

Thank you for posting your review. I am glad that Shimla city and The Oberoi Cecil were able to provide you the much needed relaxation post a hectic tour. Your kind and positive words are much appreciated by all of us.

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Reviewed October 31, 2012

My wife and I stayed at The Cecil for a few days and found it to be yet another gem from the Oberoi family. The rooms, the furnishings, the views, the food and, as always, the superb service from the staff, made it hard to leave. How do Oberoi Staff manage to make you feel like the only Guests, and do it with so much apparent enjoyment and enthusiasm? The red ribboned gift book from the Barman had us both dabbing at our eyes! Another superb Oberoi Hotel!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2012

Dear Guest,

It is an absolute delight to read your review. Thank you for all your comments. Your appreciation spurs us further to work hard and continuously delight our guests. We look forward to your continued visits at Oberoi hotels.

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Arpit Pant

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Reviewed October 26, 2012

I visited Oberoi Cecil - Shimla Hotel with my friends and really had a very good time and so much fun. The environment is very good and the service is excellent. The rooms are very spacy and lovely. The food is excellent and the swimming pool also nice. I really like the location and will also making plan for my next visit.

Room Tip: All rooms are nice and food is excellent.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2012

Dear Guest

Thank you for your review. It is indeed heartening to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your stay with us and you would plan your next visit soon. We look forward to having you with us.

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Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

I can not fault this hotel that offers outstanding service in a fantastic location. Food is excellent and the rooms are beautifully furnished. Staff are attentive, helpful and very friendlyturned. A must if you stay in Shimla

  • Stayed: October 2012
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for voting us as your favourite hotel in Shimla. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed the hotel and the facilities. I would also pass on your appreciation about the quality of food with our kitchen team.

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

It was pleasant expereience to stay at Oberoi cecil, prime location,little inconvinient due to location on restricted vehicular movement on the road, a blessing is disguise,you can roam around easily
nice rooms, good food, nice spa, and swimming pool.guest relations are excellent, they take good care.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the valley are excellent
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2012

Dear Guest

Thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor. The hotel's location on a restricted movement road indeed helps our guest to walk around with only limited traffic and enjoy the various heritage buildings close to the hotel. For resident guests the hotel offer two parking options, one at the main road and one just opposite the hotel's entry. It allows our guest ease of movement as per their requirements. You appreciation about all hotel facilities is very kind and I am happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.

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Additional Information about The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

Address: Advanced Study Road, Shimla 171004, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla District > 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 Business Hotel in Shimla
#1 Romantic Hotel in Shimla
#1 Family Hotel in Shimla
#1 Spa Hotel in Shimla
#1 Luxury Hotel in Shimla
Price Range: $212 - $985 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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