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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Ranked #1 of 117 Hotels in Shimla
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 1, 2013

I am an big fan of Shimla, and the Oberoi is always my preferred hotel. This place very much deals in luxury and while it is not cheap, it is worth every penny.

The rooms here are absolutely magnificent, and give great views out over the countryside. Staff are friendly and accommodating, and the food is good.

This is a really to quality holiday resort.

Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your feedback. It is an absolute pleasure to learn that Oberoi hotels and resorts are your preferred choce for accomodation during your travel. Your kind and postive review is much appreciated by the enitre team at the hotel and we look forward to more opportunities to have you with us.

Regards
Arpit Pant

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

One of the best hotels I have stayed at. They took great care as i traveled with my two year old brother and lived up to the expectations of being an Oberoi property. They have many activities and is in close proximity to the mall road.

  • Stayed: October 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 such a wonderful feedback. I am also pleased to note that our young friend travelling with you also was comfortable and enjoyed the facility we have for children. We recently have also added a few more games to our activity centre. We are happy and proud to have an ambassador in you for our hotel.

Warm Regards
Arpit Pant

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Cecil is one of the best places to stay in shimla . It's close to everything . It's in shimla yet you don't feel the clutter that now shimla is. It was good service standards and the staff is warm and courteous. The heated pool is an attraction in winter. Over all a good experience .

  • Stayed: January 2013
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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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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
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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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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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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 Business Hotel in Shimla
#1 Luxury Hotel in Shimla
#1 Spa Hotel in Shimla
#1 Family Hotel in Shimla
Price Range: $183 - $573 (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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