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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely Hotel in a very good location. Excellent service by friendly staff who cannot do enough for you. Our room was spacious and extremely comfortable. The food at breakfast and dinner was great with a terrific choice available. We even had afternoon tea on one occasion which we can recommend, served in the bar area which is...

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Pool in Wharfedale, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an old hotel, obviously updated by the Oberoi chain. It has still kept a lot of the charm, and can easily be pictured, as it would have been before 1947. Very good, quality hotel. The staff excellent, nothing too much trouble. Some rooms are adjacent to the bar, coffee shop area, so could be a little noisy at...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful hotel with a beautiful service. We stayed here in Dec 2016 and we fully enjoyed our stay. Starting from their services at the bar where you can sit and enjoy the drinks while listening to the piano played by a very talented gentleman. Breakfast had everything that we craved for and more. Lunch was served with specialities. Dinner...

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Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful hotel, fabulous service and staff, one of the nicest bedrooms I have seen in any hotel, but more than this there is a great sense of calm about the place, on entering the stunning foyer it was like leaving the world outside. Valley view rooms are recommended as the vista is vast, and worthwhile, a little...

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Scotland
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great hotel in a great location with friendly staff and facilities. Our room had a view down the valley and the breakfasts were excellent. The only actual fault was that the dinner buffet was a bit ordinary. The other perceived fault was that we had stayed the night before at the sister hotel The Wildflower which would...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a heritage hotel at the quieter end of The Mall in Shimla. The wow factor is the bar area which is vaulted to the roof with internal balconies leading to the rooms. Very, very comfortable rooms as you'd expect in a hotel of this class. What made this hotel stand out for us was the service, especially in...

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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is the best of the best, from our arrival we were made to feel so welcome and that nothing was to much trouble. We stayed in room 411 with fantastic views over Shimla the room was great. All the staff without exception were excellent a credit to Vishal Pathak who is the General manager this gentleman is the...

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you watched the series even though it wasn't filmed here this is heaven from heaven. We had been upgraded to an executive suite room 211 if you get the chance go for it. If you want to feel like you are a member of royalty then this is it. Everything was totally impeccable. It was one of those pinch...

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Oberoicecilshimla, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for having spared time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to know that you found our hotel to be beautifully maintained and our team to be amazing. I am pleased to learn that our team with their genuine efforts was able to ensure you had a memorable stay with us. We all...

Workington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is to die for. Stayed for 3 nights in order to have a little bit of luxury and we were not disappointed. The staff were very attentive and friendly and made you feel welcome. Food was lovely and priced on a par with uk. Room very comfortable and although this is a classy hotel it still retained a...

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Oberoicecilshimla, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. I am pleased to learn that you liked our services and facilities in particular the Food and Beverage offering. Our team indeed is our strength and I am proud to be a part of it. Please do let me know in case any of your friends do plan to visit...

Birmingham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed three days of comfort after a tour of Northern Indian. The service was excellent, all the staff go out of their way to pamper their guests. Breakfast excellent, cooked dishes can be made to order. We tried the buffer dinner one evening, but did not think it provided value for money, too many western dishes! We chose a la...

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Oberoicecilshimla, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for sharing your experience on this forum. We all at the Oberoi Cecil Shimla are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you again. Warm regards Vishal Pathak

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Cuisines: Indian, International
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Banquet Room
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  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

Address: Advanced Study Road, Shimla 171004, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla
Price Range: €197 - €328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla 5*
Number of rooms: 79
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Also Known As:
Oberoi Cecil - Shimla Hotel Shimla
Oberoi Shimla
Shimla Oberoi
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#1 Business Hotel in Shimla
#1 Spa Hotel in Shimla
#1 Family Hotel in Shimla
#1 Luxury Hotel in Shimla
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“Rooms at the front have the best views, and choose the old part of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles andrewsmith23187, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“For best views, ask for high floor facing the town”
 of 5 bubbles rivbom, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't open windows in your room due to monkeys wishing to enter. Rooms are around a quadrangle looking down into the lounge/bar area.”
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“Avoid the rooms around the bar area.”
 of 5 bubbles VincenzoFrancisco, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Pay the extra for a room with a valley view.”
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