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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Ranked #1 of 112 Hotels in Shimla
Certificate of Excellence
philippines
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“A sanctuary”
Reviewed April 23, 2010

breathtaking. I love this hotel, best for couple, very quiet and wonderful views. I went outdoor yoga with 1 on 1 instructor, very nice experince and then we went on a horse riding and went to spa together as well. the room we got was a suite with a fireplace in the room, our butler was so very attentive, he was there all the time. I took wonderful pictures but forgot to take pictures in the room, too bad.

Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Manager_Cecil, General Manager- The Oberoi Cecil at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, April 28, 2010
Thank you for taking time and providing us valuable feedback. We are pleased to note that you had a memorable holiday in Shimla.

The response seems to be for the Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas (an Oberoi Resort). Your generous comments have been passed on to Mr. Robert Mason, the General Manager there (robert.mason@oberoihotels.com).
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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MUMBAI
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13 reviews
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Reviewed April 18, 2010

This Oberoi Hotel is small but very elegant .The cool Simla climate and the
beautifull location of the hotel added to the romance.

The service was very good and the food excelent .The staff even gave us take away breakfast when we checked out .The tarriffs are quite reasonable

The rooms are sparcious and the decor very nice and cosy.The fireplace was the most happening spot .Since the hotel is in the centre of the town one could do lot of sight seeing and shopping easily.The view from the hotel was breathtaking.Every couple who go to Simla should stay in this hotel

  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Manager_Cecil, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, April 22, 2010
Thank you for taking time and providing us valuable feedback. We are pleased to note that you had a memorable holiday in Shimla.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Somerset
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25 reviews
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Reviewed April 16, 2010

We stayed at the Cecil on the recommendation of a relative and didn't regret it. Everything is of the highest level and the staff were the most caring and courteous we have encountered. Excellent food, spa and swimming pool should be taken advantage of and the rooms were spacious and beautifully furnished. Wonderful views from the bedroom windows and close to the centre of Shimla but at the quiet end of the mall. The hotel will arrange trips out in its own transport with safe and experienced drivers - a rarity in India!

An expensive stay but worth it!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Manager_Cecil, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, April 22, 2010
Thank you for taking time and providing us valuable feedback. We are pleased to note that you had a memorable holiday in Shimla.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Delhi
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18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2010

Cecil turned out to be our first choice when we just get into Shimala. I just peeped from the car on hill and thought of getting into this hotel(luckily we got accomodation as we were extending our stay and came here from The pride hotel). It was so amazing. Shimala and cecil are so cool in summer. The hills view is amazing and the people are so cool. Everything was pretty amazing.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
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Manager_Cecil, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, April 22, 2010
Thank you for taking time and providing us valuable feedback. We are pleased to note that you had a memorable holiday in Shimla.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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Reviewed April 2, 2010

Just fantastic hotel. The staff all make a point of learning your name, and remembering what you like. They are extremely attentive and helpful. They also have a great tipping policy, where you do it at the end, so you don't feel like the staff are just being great for tips, they are genuinely hospitable. The food is also great, and having tea in the lounge is a real treat having done some sightseeing etc.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Manager_Cecil, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, April 22, 2010
Thank you for taking time and providing us valuable feedback. We are pleased to note that you had a memorable holiday in Shimla.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
kanpur
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Reviewed April 1, 2010

This was a improptu trip with my kids ( 7 & 10) and my wife for a 2n3d trip to shimla.

i had read the reviews from tripadvisor and decided to go for oberoi , cecil and am i proud to say like always the advice is great. this was a hotel whic valued service at a level not usually found in India.

My brother and his wife also accompanied as with their toddler and we requested for a interconnected room, to our delight they provided us with the same , even though one of the rooms was of higher category , they did not charge us any difference.

The kids room always had someone to take care of the kids with a lot of games and activities.

The swimming pool ( heated ) was lovely with a great jaccuzi.

Kids bed was provided at no extra cost.

They also let us keep a room upto 7.30 in the evening as we had a late departure from shimla.

overall we enjoyed the place and reccomend it especially for family with kids and a wish to enjoy service with a smile.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
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Manager_Cecil, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, April 22, 2010
Thank you for taking time and providing us valuable feedback. We are pleased to note that you had a memorable holiday in Shimla.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2010

Located conveniently on the main market in Shimla , it gives a direct access to the market which is buzzing with transactions 24 * 7. It has a very big legacy and is believed to be the first hotel of the Oberoi Chain of hotels. Made of Wooden exteriors, it gives a very rustik and hilly feel to it. While there are other good hotels, this one is nice as many old time legacies and personality stays are associated with it.

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled on business
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Manager_Cecil, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, April 22, 2010
Thank you for taking time and providing us valuable feedback. We are pleased to note that you had a memorable holiday in Shimla.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Additional Information about The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

Property: The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Address: Advanced Study Road, Shimla 171004, India
Phone Number:
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 Business Hotel in Shimla
#1 Family Hotel in Shimla
#1 Luxury 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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