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“The Royal Feeling in Shimla” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Ranked #1 of 111 Hotels in Shimla
Certificate of Excellence
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The Royal Feeling in Shimla”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

This hotel, a five star property leaves no stone unturned. Best hospitality coupled with the awesome and eye stricking decor in the rooms. it is really enjoyable. The staff, ambience everything is excellent and up to the mark and the food is to die for.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank saumey
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your stay experience. We look forward to having you with us on your next visit to Shimla.

Regards
Arpit Pant
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Delhi, Delhi, India
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

This Oberoi property does full justice to its brand. Its location right next to the railway station also makes more attrative. The staff makes you feel at home and every one across the hierarchy does his / her best to accommodate your requests. During our stay, my wife fell mildly ill and we ran the risk of spoliing our long-planned vacation. But we overcame that hurdle with the help of the courteous and prompt staff.

Further, the chef of the hotel also deserves a special mention as he customized his preparations to our tastes and earned our heartfelt compliemts.

In addition, the hotel also has many in-house leisure activities, such as a breakaway area and a hot water pool along (with a jacuzzi) and a well designed gym. Strongly recommend you to enjoy them as well.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kshitij_Bansal
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, January 3, 2014
Dear Guest,

It is wonderful to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your vacation time in Shimla and with us. I do hope that your wife is feeling well now. Your apprecaition for our culinary team means a lot as they work tirelessly to ensure all our guets food requirements are met.

The team joins me in wishing you and the family a very happy new year.

Regards
Arpit Pant
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

in one word...AWESOME !!!!
This is one hotel every person must [put on their to do list.] go to !
the ambience...cleanliness...location absolutely fantastic.
the staff...will spoil you to no end. there is not one thing i did not get at the Cecil.
the food...to die for !
we had a 5 day stay with our almost 3 year old daughter. there was a very nice kid friendly play area...the staff and the attendants were extremly child friendly. THE CHEF MADE IT A POINT TO SEE US AT EVERY MEAL AND DISH OUT SOME GREAT DISHES.SPECIALLY FOR THE BABY.
the check in was very simple...so was the check out.
we look forward to going there every year.
thank you CECIL.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank gauri g
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, January 3, 2014
Dear Guest,

It was a pleasure to have you with us. Its heartning to read that we could make you feel at home and that the team took good care of your little daughter. Your generous words are a huge source of motivation and we too look forward to having you with us every year.

Thank You
Arpit Pant
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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140 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

The stay at The Oberoi Cecil Shimla was excellent.
We were expecting the same while booking us a room out there.
The view from the room was beautiful and the snowfall added to the entire experience.
The room it self was lovely and spacious and very well maintained, infact the entire property is very well maintained. It doesnot seem to be an old property from any angle. Kudos to the management!!!
We would especially like to mention the special care that the hotel staff members took of us.
Everyone around is very friendly and eager to help make your stay comfartable.
The highlights were the services of Jyoti & Ankush.
Needless to say we would love to came back and stay at the property sometime in future.

Room Tip: Take a room with the balcony to enjoy the snowfall.!!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank WandererRG
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, January 3, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for sharing your stay experience. I am glad to know that your enjoyed the room and the hotel facilities. The experience of watching the snowfall is truly unique and I can feel the enjoyment through your words. I would share your kind words of appreciation with Jyoti and Ankush. We do hope to have you with us again.

Regards
Arpit Pant
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Mountain View, California
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

There is not much we can say about this lovely historic hotel that has not already been said. It's a luxurious and beautiful hotel with by far the best service we have ever had. The rooms are beautiful, the pool is fabulous, and every detail of your stay will be taken care of by the wonderful staff. We were there over Christmas and they truly went out of their way to bring us a bit of Christmas cheer. The hotel had some lovely decor, they hosted a fantastic Christmas Eve buffet, and they even provided us with a stocking and some Christmas treats.

If you are looking to treat yourself this is definitely a wonderful place to do it.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mindy R
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, January 3, 2014
Dear Guest

We are humbled by your words of praise. I am happy that the team at The Oberoi Cecil could make your Christmas experience away from home a memorable one. Wishing you and the family a very happy new year.

Regards
Arpit Pant
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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

Everyone was wonderful at the Cecil, especially the Executive Chef Mr. Raj Kumar went above and beyond, came to our table at every meal and offered to prepare special dishes for us. It was the royal treatment! Staff was wonderful, the waiters very attentive, housekeepers cleaned meticulously and everyone was there to pamper us. The room was spacious and tastefully furnished, everything was very clean and purposefully arranged. They surprised us several times with beautiful towel art on the bed.
There is nothing negative I can say about our 2 weeks stay at the Cecil, everyone went above and beyond and the General Manager Mr. Pant made us feel very welcome. I would go back in a heartbeat and can recommend the Cecil to all my friends and family.
Thanks you to the Cecil staff for creating lifetime memories!

Room Tip: Get a higher floor since there are train tracks and a road, so less noise higher up. Be prepared...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 28Citizenoftheworld
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, December 27, 2013
Dear Guest

I am delighted to read that the team at the hotel especially Chef Rajkumar and the Housekeeping team made you feel comfortable and took care of your needs. I would gladly share your positive words with them. The Oberoi Cecil is proud to have an ambassador in you and we look forward to your next trip.

Regards
Arpit Pant
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2013

This hotel is excellent. The Oberoi tradition of THE BEST SERVICE is evident. Very responsive, helpful & courteous staff. Visited the hotel in Dec with the temp hovering around 6C to 12C. But the hotel's central heating was so good that I was walking around in shorts! Unassuming from the outside, but good amenities and facilities from the inside - including a well equipped gym and a heated indoor pool. Food was brilliant.
Very close to the Mall road. Its proximity to the Vidhan Sabha makes accessibility (due to security reasons) a hiccup.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank India_discoverer
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, December 27, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your feedback. It is wonderful to read that you enjoyed our hospitality and we do hope to have you back with us on your next visit to Shimla.

Regards
Arpit Pant
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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
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 Spa Hotel in Shimla
#1 Romantic Hotel in Shimla
#1 Family Hotel in Shimla
#1 Luxury Hotel in Shimla
#1 Business 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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