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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 quiet 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. The Oberoi Cecil’s warm ambiance is complemented by rich wooden floors, glowing fireplaces, a grand atrium lobby, and panoramic mountain views. At the dedicated children’s activity center of our Heritage Grand luxury hotel in Shimla, we are also delighted to welcome your little ones for the holiday of a lifetime. 100% of the electricity needs of The Oberoi Cecil are met by clean hydroelectric power. The hotel is equipped with Electric Vehicle charging stations as well.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Bar / lounge
Game room
Billiards
Kids stay free
Valet parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Entertainment staff
Table tennis
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Safe
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Chaura Maidan Rd, Shimla 171004 India
5.0
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Nestled in a historical setting, The Oberoi Cecil in Shimla is a haven of luxury that captivates guests with its elegant decor, combining classic charm with modern comforts. Reviewers are enamored with the pristine cleanliness and meticulous upkeep of the hotel. The luxurious rooms with stunning valley views, diverse dining options, and a heated pool contribute to the high value that guests appreciate, despite the occasional mention of road noise and premium pricing. The hotel's prime location offers easy access to local attractions, while the attentive and professional service enhances the inviting atmosphere, making stays at The Oberai Cecil truly memorable.
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Amit wrote a review Feb 2020
New Delhi, India
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hi Everyone and Hi Team Oberoi's Cecil...
This must have been my atleast 5th or 6th stay in this property and by far the best. This time we travelled in a Group of 3 familes and that mean 10 Pax including children and its not easy to fulfill everyone's wishes especially when you are travelling for 31st december Evening so expect the hotel to be jam packed but the way everyone took care of us it was absolutely brilliant. At the end of 6 days we never wanted to come back. They took care of every small thing from morning tea with lemon/honey with cookies to breakfast to evening snacks to dinner to housekeeping to help us in packing at the time of checkout.

Thank you Mr. Amardeep Singh (General Manager) for giving us 4 rooms when the hotel was completely sold out (only God or you know how did you mange rooms) and thank you again for Upgrading us really appreciate it. Thank you for recommending us Cafes and asking your team to book a table at Wildflower in such a busy season.

Thank you Chef Bhatia for serving us excellent dishes and serving me my Egg Fried Rice and Crispy Masala Dosas (Looking forward for more). Thank you Chef Gunjit for serving me excellent Biryani on 31st evening even though there were excellent buffet but you still made one for me. Thank you to all your colleagues for serving us and always on your toes, will love to write there names :
Mr. Ravi and he is here for atleast 6 to 7 years and i have seen him growing.
Ms. Kashish, Nikhil, Shivam, Saurabh, Armandeep, Karthij, Nisha, Akshdeep , Karan, Nazeer, Hukme, Vineet (thank you so much for excellent hospitality).Abhishek you were absolutely amazing, Nilesh thank you so much for solving our complicated billing as were 3 families and thank you Prabhjot for excellent housekeeping. Thank you Virender for your Cappuccino's and red wines.

Thank you to everyone at the Front Desk and Children play area and thank you to the people at swimming pool for allowing us to swim till 10.30 pm.

Please excuse if I missed out with some names.

Team we had a amazing time. Looking to come back next year. I feel there is amazing soul here as everyone respects and serve with lot of care and love.

All the best to you. You guys are the best in shimla and if one can afford this hotel then no one should stay anywhere else. Beside Great hospitality its a very well maintained hotel and excellent walks from this hotel towards the Main mall or towards shimla university.

Should visit Oberoi's Wildflower for a meal or Coffee, its a very beautiful property.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Higher Floors and Valley facing.
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Response from GeneralManager_Cecil, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, It was a pleasure having you stay with us at The Oberoi, Cecil on your recent visit. I take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are truly grateful for the wonderful things that you have mentioned about our hotel, hospitality and food and I am also glad to know that your overall stay was comfortable and joyful. Thank you for appreciating our team especially Rajkumar, Gunjit, Ravi, Kashish, Nikhil, Akashdeep, Karan, Nazeer, Hukme, Vineet, Abhishek, Nilesh, Prabhjot and Virender. People are the backbone of our hotel. With their genuine care and perceptiveness they create delightful moments for our guests – we are truly fortunate to have such an amazing team. I have shared your feedback with everyone at the hotel – your appreciation means the world to our people and will inspire and encourage them in their continuous pursuit of excellence. We are indeed located within walking distance of most of the beautiful sights of Shimla. Your generous words are a huge source of motivation. We would love to have you visit us in the future. Please do let me know whenever you plan to head up to the "Queen of the hills" and I would be gratified to offer my personal assistance. Warm Regards, Amardeep Singh amardeep.singh@oberoihotels.com
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Parikshith Arya wrote a review Jan 2020
Mumbai, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dear Mr. Amardeep,

Thank you to you and the rest of the staff for very kind and generous hospitality received, which was above and beyond the call of duty.

We could see from day one that the hotel service had great quality, both because of its comfortable and appropriate facilities, as well as service and constant concern for our comfort.

I could see a hardworking and committed staff member in all your facilities, and would particularly appreciate you for leading and managing them so well. Every staff member with whom we came in contact was attentive, kind and professional including receptionists, room service staff, restaurant management.

From food to room service everything was perfect and we really appreciate the effort you had put in to make us comfortable.

The Rooms offered by you were very spacious and had a spectacular view. Housekeeping staff was professional, prompt and pro-active at their service

I would like to thank you for being aware of our requirements and making them well arranged.

Thanks again to you and your team who had made our stay a good time, comforting and secure.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Valley View Rooms
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Response from GeneralManager_Cecil, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Responded 6 Jan 2020
Dear Guest, It was a delight having you stay with us at The Oberoi, Cecil on your recent visit. I take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. Thank you so much for appreciating our team. People are the backbone of our hotel. With their genuine care and perceptiveness they create delightful moments for our guests – we are truly fortunate to have such an amazing team. I have shared your feedback with everyone at the hotel – your appreciation means the world to our people and will inspire and encourage them in their continuous pursuit of excellence. We are truly grateful for the wonderful things that you have mentioned about our rooms, hospitality and service and I am glad to know that your overall stay was excellent. Your generous words are a huge source of motivation. We would love to have you visit us in the future. Please do let me know whenever you plan to head up to the "Queen of the hills" and I would be gratified to offer my personal assistance. Warm Regards, Amardeep Singh amardeep.singh@oberoihotels.com
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Adityasaraswat1801 wrote a review Feb 2020
Navi Mumbai, India
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were staying in the Oberoi Cecil for 4 nights,

The weather was close to -2 when we started our stay and it snowed too,

We have stayed at the property 3-4 years back and while coming to Shimla we just could not have any other hotel on our mind, some of the immediate reasons for choosing Cecil were as follows.

1) The Valley view rooms have the best Shimla view of the entire sun kissed valley.
2) This is a heritage property and is very old yet immaculately maintained with ornate wooden interiors and a Royal feel inside.
3) Hotel has an indoor heated Pool which is large and welcoming
4) Hotel is centrally located in Shimla and is close to the main areas of interest in every direction.
5) we experienced the legendary Oberoi hospitality here, staff some say no to anything but make everything happen
6) Food and dining experience at their Restaurant - The Restaurant was great at Breakfast and A La Carte whenever we dined here.
7) The Suites are very well appointed and ornately done.
8) There is lots for children to do the whole day like junior bartender and junior chef activity.
9) They have a fully equipped Children’s activity area which can keep the children occupied.
10) The hotel staff know the area well and can renowned on local sightseeing in an expert way.

I would like to say that our every wish was fulfilled in terms of the stay and the food and overall the engagement level of the staff was amazing, they really know the meaning of Heart.Felt.

I would like to bring out some staff names whom with our interactions were very nice, and they were all very helpful too, Executive Chef Gunjit, Sous Chef Rajkumar, F&B Service Team of Ravi, Shalini, Stanzin, front office team of Nisha and Navya.

Altogether a very special stay at the Oberoi Cecil
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from GeneralManager_Cecil, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Responded 9 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, It was a pleasure having you stay with us at The Oberoi, Cecil on your recent visit. I take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are truly grateful for the wonderful things that you have mentioned about our hotel, rooms, swimming pool, restaurant and food and I am also glad to know that your overall stay was comfortable and joyful. Thank you for appreciating our team especially Gunjit, Rajkumar, Ravi, Shalini, Stanzin, Nisha and Navya. I have personally shared your positive feedback with them. They are extremely delighted to hear your lovely comments. We toil tirelessly to provide each of our valuable guest the ultimate experience so that we can create wonderful memories for them. We are indeed located within walking distance of most of the beautiful sights of Shimla. Your comment regarding the children play area being exceptionally good is great to hear as it is always our key focus to create something exceptional for the young ones. Your generous words are a huge source of motivation. We would love to have you visit us in the future. Please do let me know whenever you plan to head up to the "Queen of the hills" and I would be gratified to offer my personal assistance. Warm Regards, Amardeep Singh amardeep.singh@oberoihotels.com
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Devanshu G wrote a review Mar 2021
Ranikhet, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Me and my wife travelled to Shimla in mid of March, we were unsure where to stay during our visit, while driving we called up Cecil and they direct of our call to CRM and our booking was confirmed without any hassle.
Upon arrival we were greeted by Ms. Maitali who took us directly to our room and did the check-in procedure in the room after making us comfortable since we arrived late in the evening.
Room and decor of the building takes you back to British era, above all the smile and greetings of every staff makes you feel like home.
We stayed for 3 nights and very morning we served delicious and mouth watering breakfast by Mr Sachin and his colleague.
They have temperature control indoor pool which we certainly enjoyed several times during out stay.
In room dining and housekeeping was quite prompt, we greatly enjoyed our dinner in the room after our pool sessions, I would recommend risotto and pepperoni pizza.
Moreover, we already had 2 great nights and to our surprise we were upgraded to Luxury suite for which we are greatly thank ful to Ms. Dipika (front office manger) I believe this gesture of hers which is going to live in our memories forever.
Nonetheless, I would like thank each and every staff who is working in the front or back of The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla for making our stay truly memorable.
We will definitely come back for more.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Oberoi Cecil , General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Responded 22 Mar 2021
Dear Guest, It was a delight having you stay with us at The Oberoi, Cecil on your recent visit. I take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are truly grateful for the wonderful things that you have mentioned about our rooms, hospitality and swimming pool and I am glad to know that your overall stay was memorable. Our people are our biggest assets, with their genuine care and perceptiveness they create wonderful memories for our guests – we are truly fortunate to have such an amazing set of Ladies and Gentlemen in our team. I have shared your feedback with the entire team in the hotel especially Maithili, Sachin and Deepika – your appreciation means the world to them and will inspire and encourage them in our journey to be better than the best. Thank you so much for your kind words of appreciation for our team. Your generous words are a huge source of motivation. We would love to have you visit us in the future. Please do let me know whenever you plan to head up to the "Queen of the hills" and I would be gratified to offer my personal assistance. Warm Regards, Amardeep Singh amardeep.singh@oberoihotels.com
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PJMAustralia wrote a review Mar 2020
McMahons Point, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A beautiful old hotel with much to offer.
Magnificent lounge and bar area just inside the entrance, along with large, very well appointed rooms.
Timber floors with rugs, dressing room, good sized bathroom, small balcony with great views, which include the Himalayas on a clear day.
The restaurant offered excellent Indian food, buffet or a la carte, along some outstanding western dishes.
The most outstanding feature of the hotel were the staff. Friendly, very efficient, not condescending, just brilliant people.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Back of the hotel in the higher couple of floors.
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Response from GeneralManager_Cecil, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Responded 18 Apr 2020
Dear Guest, It was a pleasure having you stay with us at The Oberoi Cecil on your recent visit. I take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to learn that you had a comfortable stay with us and our services and facilities were to your satisfaction. Your generous comments regarding our hotel and team are much appreciated. It was wonderful to have you with us as guests. The team and I look forward to having you all over again at Cecil. Assuring you of our best services. Warm Regards, Amardeep Singh amardeep.singh@oberoihotels.com
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206JAM123 wrote a review May 2020
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After an 8 hour drive we were delighted to arrive at the hotel. Our timing was good as no sooner had we checked in than two very large groups of train buffs arrived and took the place over.
We were shown to our Luxury Rooms with wonderful views over Shimla to the mountains beyond. There was tea and coffee and bottled water available. The rooms certainly were beautifully fitted out and the bathrooms had all modern facilities done in a traditional way.
After a walking tour on the first day I booked in for a foot and leg massage in the spa which was excellent.
There were two large dining rooms which were full of groups and another area which were tables off a central walkway with people coming and going. We felt pushed out by the groups. We were encouraged to try the evening buffet which we did but it wasn’t great and very busy with the large groups. After that we had the a la carte which certainly made us regret having the buffet! The chef came to check everything was fine and it certainly made us feel a bit more ‘wanted’! Brilliant food.
Breakfasts were served in the same area and were very good with lots of choice on the buffet or you could have something cooked for you which we did.
We did enjoy the hotel but felt it might have been better without the large groups.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from GeneralManager_Cecil, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Responded 24 May 2020
Dear Guest, It was a pleasure having you stay with us at The Oberoi Cecil on your recent visit. I take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are truly grateful for the wonderful things that you have mentioned about our rooms, views, food and spa. At The Oberoi, we are committed to consistently providing warm, efficient and discrete service to our guests and their appreciation and acknowledgement is always our greatest reward. I have also noted your feedback regarding the inconvenience caused to you due to other groups. Please accept my sincere apologies for this discomfort. We shall endeavor to meet your expectations the next time you visit us. Your feedback is a great source of inspiration for us to strive harder and ensure all guest at the hotel have a memorable stay. We would love to have you visit us in the future. Please do let me know whenever you plan to head up to the "Queen of the hills" and I would be gratified to offer my personal assistance. Warm Regards, Amardeep Singh amardeep.singh@oberoihotels.com
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Steve W wrote a review Feb 2020
Plymouth, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked into the Cecil for three nights on our tour around India. From the time our car door was opened until we were shown to our room, there was nothing but professionalism shown by everyone. Courteous, helpful and knowledgeable, all the staff have been fantastic. The room is spacious, beautifully furnished and extremely comfortable. Room service is swift and our laundry was dealt with efficiently and returned immaculate.

The restaurant is a truly memorable experience, professional and smooth service so that attention is given to every request and food presentation is immaculate. An enquiry to the Executive Chef Raj, resulted in an offer of a personalised cookery session, which was magical in the way ingredients were combined and cooked to give a range and depth of flavour that was a pleasure to experience. Raj and his team have made this a stay never to be forgotten.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from GeneralManager_Cecil, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, It was a delight having you stay with us at The Oberoi Cecil on your recent visit. I take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are truly grateful for the wonderful things that you have mentioned about the rooms, service and restaurant and I am also glad to know that you enjoyed the cooking class. Your kind words of appreciation for our team especially Rajkumar are really appreciated. It is indeed wonderful when our guest's notice and appreciate the gestures that our team does. It was wonderful to have you with us as guests. We would love to have you visit us in the future. Please do let me know whenever you plan to head up to the "Queen of the hills" and I would be pleased to offer my personal assistance. Warm Regards, Amardeep Singh amardeep.singh@oberoihotels.com
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The Talatis wrote a review Jan 2020
Mumbai, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our third visit to the Oberoi Cecil. The warmth with which we were welcomed by Mr. Singh and his team made us feel like we were visiting our favorite relatives. We were delighted to meet Navya whom we met previously at Amarvilas.

We were overwhelmed when Mr. Singh upgraded us to Room No. 411. But the pampering did not stop here. Mr. Singh was nothing less than Santa for our daughter. She was so happy when she got a precious gift from Mr. Singh. She had wanted this since her birthday in October!

The junior bartending activity with Kashish was enjoyable as always. I had a cold, Virender noticed and made me a soothing drink which helped more than medicine!

Chef Gunjit cooked up some lipsmacking Indonesian delicacies. The second evening Hukme gave some excellent recommendations. The Chicken Krapov that she suggested should be back on the menu!

Vineet, Ravi, Bidya, Abhishek made sure our meals were most enjoyable.

Karan would bring the in room dining in a special table with a warmer so that our food remained piping hot even when it was minus 2° outside.

Our room was very cozy and the housekeeping team under the guidance of Mami and Ashish kept it spotless. No request went unheard by Brenda, her cousin and Sumit.

There is never a dull moment at Cecil. Our daughter loved playing in the play area and Sonali there was very attentive.

The atrium is amazing to just unwind. Akashdeep recommended a delicious exotic pizza which we snacked on sitting there.

It was a dream come true Christmas and we have already booked our next trip at this heavenly abode in the Queen of Hills!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from GeneralManager_Cecil, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Responded 23 Jan 2020
Dear Guest, It was a pleasure having you stay with us at The Oberoi, Cecil on your recent visit. I take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. It’s nice to know that you felt pampered by the personal touch provided by every team member made your stay memorable. Thank you for recognizing Navya, Kashish, Virender, Gunjit, Hukme, Vineet, Ravi, Bidya, Abhishek, Karan, Mami, Ashish, Brenda, Melissa, Sumit, Sonali and Akashdeep. I have personally shared your appreciation with them. They are extremely delighted to hear your lovely comments. Your comment regarding the children play area being exceptionally good is great to hear as it is always our key focus to create something exceptional for the young ones. We are also truly grateful for the wonderful things that you have mentioned about our rooms and food. At The Oberoi, we are committed to consistently providing warm, efficient and discrete service to our guests and their appreciation and acknowledgement is always our greatest reward. Your generous words are a huge source of motivation. We would love to have you visit us in the future. Please do let me know whenever you plan to head up to the "Queen of the hills" and I would be gratified to offer my personal assistance. Warm Regards, Amardeep Singh amardeep.singh@oberoihotels.com
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staceyfriedman wrote a review Feb 2020
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a couple of days in Shimla at the Oberoi Cecil and were charmed by the beautiful heritage building. It felt as though we were transported back to a more elegant age.
All the staff we encountered during our visit were friendly, helpful and went out of their way to ensure that our experience was faultless. Amardeep Singh, the general manager made sure all our needs and requests were promptly met and Ashish Rawat, the head of housekeeping was a delightful, friendly lady.
We also had a wonderful cookery lesson from chef Rajkumar Bhatia, which was one of the highlights of our trip. The food at the hotel is excellent and it felt like a privilege to learn some secrets of the preparation of these delicious regional dishes. I will certainly try to replicate them on my return home!
All in all a truly remarkable hotel experience.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from GeneralManager_Cecil, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for having spared time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure to have been able to look after you. We are delighted to know that you found our Grand Heritage hotel to be beautiful and liked the vintage charm. It is indeed reminiscent of the luxurious colonial era with modern facilities. I am also glad to know that you found food to be delicious. Thank you so much for appreciating our team especially Ashish and Rajkumar. I have personally shared your appreciation with them. They are extremely gratified to hear your lovely comments. We look forward to welcome you back at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla in the near future. Please do let me know whenever you plan to visit Shimla next and I would be glad to assist you personally. Warm Regards, Amardeep Singh amardeep.singh@oberoihotels.com
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Kunal S wrote a review Oct 2020
New Delhi, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My parents Mr. Pradeep and Mrs. Amita Sabharwal stayed here last week. The experience of booking was smooth and exceeded expectations, thank you Mr. Aryaman Kapur for helping make this possible.

My parents were impressed with the level of sanitization and hygiene maintained, the room with a great view, as well as celebrating their anniversary so fondly. Food was innovative.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Oberoi Cecil , General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Responded 22 Oct 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback on this forum. I am delighted your parents had a memorable stay at The Oberoi, Cecil. We are truly grateful for the wonderful things that you have mentioned about our rooms, views and food. I am pleased to learn that we were able to make anniversary celebrations of your parents memorable. It was wonderful to have them with us as guests. We would love to have you and your family visit us in the future. Please do let me know whenever you plan to head up to the "Queen of the hills" and I would be happy to offer my personal assistance. Warm Regards, Amardeep Singh amardeep.singh@oberoihotels.com
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EssexPolly asked a question Sept 2023
Essex68 contributions52 helpful votes
Which would be the best room category for a good view. Thank you.
Answer from smistry
Portishead, United Kingdom479 contributions131 helpful votes
We had a luxury room . Our view was the valley side not the main road .
aashna asked a question Oct 2021
Mumbai, India221 contributions64 helpful votes
Which type of room has balcony ? Does it have bath tub in rooms?
Answer from Tanvi
2 contributions
There are bath tubs in all the rooms. Premier room doesn't have balconies but luxury room does have grand balconies.
Gurneet K asked a question Mar 2021
India1 contribution
Is it pet friendly?
Answer from Deepak Tapkir
5 contributions1 helpful vote
I don't think so.
ParagRaheja asked a question Mar 2021
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India13 contributions16 helpful votes
Is pool operational?
Kiran H wrote a tip 4 Jul
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Seeing and reading my trip adviser form just donot believe me please come yourself and enjoy here the hospitality food and everything . "
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Aishna wrote a tip 4 Jul
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just book here and you would feel that was one of your best decisions!!!!!"
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Aashish C wrote a tip 3 Jul
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It’s 2.5km walk from Mall Road but that makes it peaceful to enjoy the valleys and weather with the sounds of nature pouring into the rooms."
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Vacation43714868027 wrote a tip Jun 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Keep it up."
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Arun L wrote a tip Jun 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Highly recommend the stay here and walk to the mall road is amazing ....the folks dance at there cafe accross the road is also amazing "
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PRICE RANGE
₹15,408 - ₹20,181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
oberoi cecil - shimla hotel shimla, oberoi shimla, shimla oberoi
LOCATION
IndiaHimachal PradeshShimla DistrictShimla
NUMBER OF ROOMS
75
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Which popular attractions are close to The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
Nearby attractions include Annandale Ground (0.2 km), Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex (1.1 km), and Kali Bari Temple (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Restaurant, Cafe 103, and Arora Sher-E-Punjab.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kotkhai Palace (1.6 km), Manorville Mansion Shimla (1.4 km), and Gurkha Gate (0.5 km).
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