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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Ranked #1 of 112 Hotels in Shimla
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“Authentic, Vintage hotel with amazing hospitality.”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Oberoi Cecil is very conveniently located in the heart of Shimla. It was originally constructed in 1884 and then converted into Oberoi property in 1934. Its a beautiful property and gives you the taste of British era Shimla. The interiors are very warm, cosy and peaceful. They have very well furnished rooms with all the modern amenities. The restuarant serves awesome food round the clock. The breakfast spread is mindblowing. The indoor heated pool and jacuzzi are a must experience especially when its snowing outside ! the activity center is good fun for all members of the family. They have video games, pool and even a PSP ! Its 20 minutes walk to main Shimla Mall road where one can take a liesurely walk and do some window shopping. One have enjoy a cup of coffee at the historic India Coffee house as well. Overall a complete holiday package and strongly recommended if you happen to be in Shimla.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Dear Guest,

It is indeed a pleasure to read that the rich history of the hotel and its legacy left an impression on you. Your positive feedback on the hotel, facilities and our services is much appreciated. Thank you so much for your recommendation for The Oberoi Cecil.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

We all have enjoyed the facilities and appreciated the help extended to us without any expectations.
Room and in house recreation facility was excellent and of a very high standard.

We look for ward to come back again.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your kind and positive feedback on your stay at The Oberoi Cecil. The team eagerly awaits your next trip.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

The Oberoi Cecil is a superb hotel and my strong recommendation for travellers looking for a quality stay in Shimla. The rooms are excellent, the restaurant and wine list are very good, and the amenities, including the indoor pool, are first class. Pricing is what you would expect and overall the Cecil provides good value.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, February 10, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your feedback and we are very happy to note that you enjoyed the experience that The Oberoi Cecil provides. We are honored to have an ambassador in you for the hotel.

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Arpit Pant
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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 review, 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.

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Arpit Pant
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Delhi
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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 review, 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.

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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 review, 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.

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Property: 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 Business Hotel in Shimla
#1 Luxury Hotel in Shimla
#1 Family Hotel in Shimla
#1 Spa Hotel in Shimla
#1 Romantic Hotel in Shimla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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