After a long train journey from New Delhi, we noticed that our 'name board' was the first in line as we left Shimla Station and we were swiftly driven to the Cecil, to a very warm welcome and a room upgrade with vaulted ceiling on the 5th floor with glorious views over the hills.
Everything at this hotel is Oberoi standard - first class, spotlessly clean, unfailing service - but I have just one critisism. A fellow guest was allowed to dine in the beautiful formal dining room in the evening wearing a rugby shirt and baseball cap - he should at least have been asked to remove his cap by the management in this standard of hotel.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Oberoi Cecil - Shimla Hotel Shimla
- Oberoi Shimla
- Shimla Oberoi