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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Ranked #1 of 123 Hotels in Shimla
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Amazing hotel, great staff and fantastic location with awesome views. Good activity centre for kids and helpful staff. Food at the hotel was good too. The heated indoor pool was an attraction in general considering the chilly weather outside.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and summarizing your stay. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time and also look forward to your return in the near future.

Regards
Arpit Pant

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

We stayed here for three nights in October 2012. The staff were courteous, friendly and welcoming. The food in the bar was good as was that in the restaurnt, although a couple of the buffet dishes could have been warmer. We discovered an armed guard on the floor below oursafter dinner one night, so we presumed that he was guarding a politician who had been speaking at a rally on the Ridge. We had organised an early morning wake up call, porters to collect our luggage and a packed breakfast for our early departure. Only the breakfast materialised. This is the reason why I do not give this hotel full marks. However I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2013

Dear Guest

Thank you for staying at The Oberoi Cecil during your visit to Shimla. I am happy to note that our service and the team made your stay comfortable. I also take this opportunity to inform you that we have worked upon our buffet meals and hopefully on your next visit you would notice the change. I regret the inconvenience on the departure date caused to you and have taken measures to rectify the error. Thank you for your trust and we look forward to you next visit.

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Arpit Pant

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Had experienced -3 degrees in January with snowfall and all roads blocked. We really enjoyed staying in this property. Specially the SPA, heated pool, Jacuzzi etc. Staff was really helpful. Restaurant view is nice but food is average. Other facilities are okay.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank dharmendraslodha
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2013

Dear Guest,

Shimla town indeed received its heaviest snowfall for a particular day at about 38 cms since the past eight years. The main highway though was cleared by the same evening. The roads are now fully open with a lot of tourists coming to the town to enjoy the snow. I am happy to know that you enjoyed the spa and the pool facilities. Should you get time do let me know on your feedback about the food part. You could write to me at arpit.pant@oberoihotels.com

Thank you
Arpit Pant

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

The best hotel in Shimla. Perfect in every sense may it be facilities, staff willingness to serve you at best, room cleanliness, room decor & spaciousness, hotel ambiance or the restaurant services.
Best pool to dive in (Heated pool with Jacuzzi) . Food is excellent along with the team members in the serving area. They will pamper you & I will it is the business line at Oberoi's properties. The customer & its satisfaction is there utmost priority. Perfect kids activity center with tons of fun for kids. There was a little confusion at the time of check out due to a particular maintenance staff but still it was one of best holidays.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank optics05
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2013

Dear Guest

Thank you for posting you review about your stay at The Oberoi Cecil. I am happy to note that all of our services helped you enjoy your time at the hotel. You could write to me at arpit.pant@oberoiotels.com and share the details of the little inconvenience that you have mentioned about. Thank you for rating us the best hotel in Shimla.

Warm regards
Arpit Pant

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

We stayed for 3N/4D at Oberoi Cecil in Jan 2013 and had a gr8 experience of luxury amidst fantastic decor of the hotel. The service and reception of the staff was excellent. The food was excellent and was served with great warmth and pleasing smiles of the catering staff with special attention to the kids. Overall a wonderful experience and would sure like to recommend to others.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Manish M
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2013

Dear Guest,

It is great to hear that your stay was "fantastic". Our team is indeed our biggest strength and thank you for recognizing teir efforts. Our little friends are indeed special and the hotel has a dedicated activity centre and a lot of daily activites to ensure they have fun. We look forward to more visits from you in tne near future.

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Arpit Pant

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Reviewed January 18, 2013

This hotel is appropriately located and provides easy access to different places to see as well as Mall road and Railway station. Stay in this hotel gives a Regal feeling and it has good Bar for evening relaxation.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your appreciation. It is great to hear that the central location of the hotel enabled you to explore the town better and that the service at the hotel made your stay comfortable and relaxed.

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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Everything about this hotel is truly 5 star. From the minute you reach the entrance and are greeted by the staff, your first view of the magnificent atrium, and the timeless decor of this beautiful building which dates back to the time of the British Raj. Oberoi have made a magnificent job of its complete refusbishment.

Our bedroom overlooked the valley with fantastic views for miles. The room itself was beautifully appointed with quality furniture and fittings. Food and service in the restaurant could not be faulted and the staff in all departments whom we met were so obliging in every respect.

The worst bit was having to leave it all behind to return to Delhi.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2013

Dear Guest,

We do ensure and work hard towards enhancing all aspects of stay for our guests and your positive words about our team and the service right from your arrival to your dining experience is much appreciated. The hotel does take one back into history and to the times of the Raj as does this small town. We do hope to have you with us again.

Thank you
Arpit Pant

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Additional Information about The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

Address: Advanced Study Road, Shimla 171004, India
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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 Romantic Hotel in Shimla
#1 Spa Hotel in Shimla
#1 Luxury Hotel in Shimla
#1 Family Hotel in Shimla
#1 Business Hotel in Shimla
Price Range: $191 - $591 (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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