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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

Visited Shimla on 11 Dec for 2nts with fly and had to book our stay at this fabulous property Oberoi Cecil. My son call's it Santa's home. Right from our Chk in to Chk out, only one thing I can say is their hospitality is fantabulous. Was a pleasure meeting their staff - Shalini,Shubhang,Vikas,Manoj,Lee,Nishtha,Harshil sorry if I have missed any,...

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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. It was a pleasure having you stay with us this in November. It is a delight to know that you found the welcome drink to be delicious and found the rooms to be comfortable and well furnished. Your kind words of appreciation for our team...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 December 2015

The place has great views and also provided you fresh nature near you, the staff is excellent, the food was great, nothing can stop me coming back to them again. Best wishes to the group, they will serve you best and will make you addicted.

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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. It was a pleasure having you and your friends stay with us in November. It is a delight to know that you found the team to be excellent, food to be great and enjoyed the views of the Cedar clad valley. Thank you for your...

Wraysbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Although described as a five star hotel, being in India I had no idea what to expect. It does not have an imposing façade nor does it sit in beautifully manicured gardens but this is because all of Shimla sits on steep hillsides, with the exception of the Viceroys Palace. Nestled high on the hills of Shimla we had a...

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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. It was a pleasure having you both stay with us in November. It is delight to know that you found the room to be well equipped, enjoyed the views of the Cedar clad valley and found the team to be excellent. I am disappointed to...

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 11 December 2015

a wonderful hotel, great hospitality and world class facilities. The hotel enjoys a prestigious location as it is located in the VIP area of Vidhan Sabha. this also keeps the vicinity free from unnecessary chaos and crowding. the staff is very humble and helpful, truly dedicated to make your stay worthy, still they do not accept individual tips, you may...

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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. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us in June. It is a delighted to know that you found our hotel to be wonderful, hospitality to be great and our team to be humble and helpful. I am glad to know...

Morecambe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2015

The hotel is spotlessly clean and full of character - traditional Indian with a modern twist. The views from our bedroom balcony were breathtaking - straight out over the valley thousands of feet below. The breakfast was very good with both buffet and waiter service. Dinner at night was overpriced. The wine was £60+ (6000inr) before tax. However, there are...

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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. It was a pleasure having you both stay with us last month. It is a delight to know that you found our hotel traditional with a modern twist. I am glad that you enjoyed the view of the Cedar clad valley from your room and...

Reviewed 11 December 2015

Perhaps because of the trying 6 hour train journey on the Toy Train the impact of our arrival at the hotel was even greater than one would normally expect, but this hotel is truly magnificent. Every detail from the beautiful rooms, the timeless elegance of the main lounge and its floor to ceiling aspect, to the superb staff who could...

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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. It was a pleasure having you stay with us last month. It is a delight to know that you found the rooms to be beautiful, team to be helpful and attentive and liked the view of the Cedar clad valley from your room. Your comment...

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2015

My wife and I have stayed throughout the world in numerous 5 star hotels The Oberoi Cecil without doubt is the best hotel we have ever stayed in The best thing was the staff. All of them were brilliant, professional and so polite. On arrival after a long journey we were given hot towels, followed my a cup of Hot...

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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. It was a pleasure having you both stay with us last month. It is a delight to know that you found our rooms to be stunning, food to be super and service to be excellent. Your compliments for the team are really appreciated. Thank you...

Wickham Market, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2015

We spent three wonderful nights in this amazing hotel. We had stayed in other excellent hotels on our tour but this was the crème de la crème. The facilities were excellent, the staff caring and attentive and this is without doubt the best hotel in which I have stayed. The pool was warm and the after swim chilled fruit a...

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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. It was a pleasure having you both stay with us last month. It is a delight to know that you found the facilities to be excellent, team to be caring and attentive and enjoyed the facility of our indoor heated swimming pool. Your compliment of...

Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

From arrival to departure, superb....could end it there, but as a review that would be unfair. The hotel location is amazing, we arrived late at night, so were stunned by the views when we pulled the curtains in the morning, just stunning. We were going to have breakfast on the balcony. but were advised against it because of the monkeys,...

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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. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us last month. I am glad to know that you enjoyed the location of the hotel and the views of the Cedar clad valley from your room. It is also a delight to know...

Wales
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Having stayed in a few different hotels on our trip around India this without doubt was the best! Service food room ambience location. Absolutely top knotch! We were there for3 nights and aabsolutely loved it.Could not be faulted anywhere. Look forward to returning at some point in the future. Thank you to all members of staff you are the best!

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Dear Guest, Thank you for having spared time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure having you stay with us last month. It is a delight to know that you found our service, food and the ambience to be top notch. I am glad to know that you enjoyed the location of the hotel which is...

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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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  • Spa
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • 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 - €327 (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 Luxury Hotel in Shimla
#1 Family Hotel in Shimla
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