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Advanced Study Road, Shimla 171004 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 277 in Shimla
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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Game room
Billiards
Kids stay free
Valet parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
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
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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
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Rohit Trilokekar wrote a review 18 May
Mumbai, India6 contributions2 helpful votes
I spent the last few days in the Himalayas, a long standing dream of mine, with my family, tucked away in a glorious hotel called The Oberoi Cecil, that once flirted with British royalty. Oozing with old world charm, the place never ceased to captivate. While all the staff were courteous beyond belief, I would like to make a special mention of a man called 'Mr. Rajkumar', a chef beyond compare. Every place has a story, and I'd like to think that the Oberoi Shimla would not be the same without this gentleman who regaled us with his passion for cooking and his longstanding history with the Oberoi Group. The story of the Oberoi Cecil is akin to the story of Mr. Rajkumar, a man who rose from nothing to be somebody who manages the kitchen with such finesse it is hard to put into words. He took care of our every need and made our stay all the more memorable. If I visit again, he will surely be a large reason for my choosing to!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Oberoi Cecil , General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
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Dear Guest, It was a pleasure to have you stay with us at The Oberoi, Cecil, on your recent visit. I take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your feedback on Tripadvisor. Thank you so much for your acknowledgement of our property's old charm; We are delighted to know that you found our Grand Heritage hotel beautiful and liked the vintage charm. It is indeed reminiscent of the luxurious colonial era with modern facilities. Your words of appreciation for our hospitality and culinary experience are truly appreciated. I am happy to see that you were impressed with all aspects of your time with us and felt well-cared for. Such feedback is a true testimony to our team and validates the effort put in by all my colleagues. I have shared your generous comments with the entire team, especially Chef Rajkumar, for whom it will be a great source of encouragement to continue in their efforts and exceed guest expectations. I am lucky to be working with such a motivated team who demonstrate the essence of Oberoi hospitality in their action and spirit. The team and I look forward to the delight of welcoming you back whenever your travels bring you to Shimla, the 'Queen of the hills'—assuring you of our best services all the time. Warm regards, Vishal Virmani General Manager
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Thakor wrote a review 18 May
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Our stay at Oberoi Cecil May16- May 19, 2022 Highly recommended .Not only were we pampered beyond our expectations, the service and the hospitality throughout our stay was stellar. All the staff members went to great lengths to make us feel at home. We would give this place and our stay a 10/10 and higher. A special shout-out to Vishal, Vaibhav, Anjali, Maithili, and the sous chef Raj KumarBhatia for their exceptional service and excellent food .We also loved the live piano performances by Narender kumar and the other players. All in all, this was one of the best hotel stays we have experienced and would recommend to all without any reservations
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dear Guest, We are truly over the moon with this wonderful review shared with the TripAdvisor community. Oberoi Hotels and Resorts are synonymous with their blend of service, luxury, and quiet efficiency at the hands of well-trained staff, offering a warm welcome and unparalleled service levels. I am happy to know that my colleagues created a wonderful experience for you. It was a delight to have been able to look after you. Your very generous praise of the live piano performance, hotel, and hospitality is much appreciated. I have shared your generous comments with Vishal, Vaibhav, Anjali, Maithili and Chef Rajkumar, for whom it will be a great source of encouragement to continue in their efforts and exceed guest expectations. Our constant endeavour is to ensure that all our guests have nothing less than a wonderful experience, and it is such a delight to note that we could make your stay unique. Thank you once again for your high recommendation. The entire team here looks forward to welcoming you back! Warm regards, Vishal Virmani General Manager
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Andy9281 wrote a review 18 May
Mumbai, India10 contributions8 helpful votes
Some hotels have great interiors and some hotels have interiors that keep mesmerising you every time you see it. Cecil is one such property. While I had seen the pics online, it’s so much more richer when you see the hotel with your own eyes. The wood-work is so heritage, classy and elegant. Every part of the hotel keeps you reminding of the quality of the place and the beautiful colonial era architecture. Rooms are very comfortable and the restaurants are nice. No doubt that the Oberoi standards of hospitality is unmatchable. Don’t miss the small Cidar Garden across the road. We weren’t sure initially but we just loved that place. Calling out Inder who did everything he could in keeping us comfortable, Reshav for great service and conversation and so many others who made the stay so memorable. Thank you everyone at Cecil for making us feel special and taking good care of us.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Ask for balcony rooms. The hotel is kind enough to give you pick up and drop to Mall Road at a...
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Response from Oberoi Cecil , General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
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Dear Guest, Thank you for having spared the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure to have been able to look after you. It is always a pleasure to receive positive and constructive feedback from our guests. Your generous comments regarding our hospitality and team are much appreciated. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed the Cedar Café. Thank you so much for acknowledging our property's old charm; We are delighted to know that you found our Grand Heritage hotel beautiful and liked the vintage charm. It is indeed reminiscent of the luxurious colonial era with modern facilities. It was a delight to have been able to look after you. Y Your appreciation of our hospitality and service truly means a lot to us. Creating awesome memories is our prime focus. Your praise and recommendations are a huge inspiration for the team in this regard. I have conveyed your compliments to the team, especially Inder, Reshav and the entire team were delighted to know that their efforts were well appreciated. Thank you once again for your high recommendation. The team and I look forward to having you again at Cecil and assuring you of our best services. Warm regards, Vishal Virmani General Manager
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Karan Jain wrote a review 18 May
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Me, and my family stayed in Oberoi Cecil during Dec 2021, for 4 nights, and enjoyed the best hospitality we have seen so far. We had booked hotel pick and drop facility from Chandigarh airport. The Car was in excellent condition, and their chauffer Mr Sukhvinder was an excellent driver. My daughter is very young and get car sick, so the chauffer drove the car very smoothly so that she would not get disturbed during the whole journey. Its location was also great, as it was not far from the city. The room was very spacious, and had a very nice view of the valley. As we had gone to Shimla to celebrate 10th wedding anniversary, the hotel staff gave us not one, but two complementary cakes, which were both delicious. Their whole staff was very courteous and always smiling. I would especially like to thank Ms Sonam and Mr Sunil, at their restaurant. They both knew how to take care of guests. They themselves observed if my daughter was not eating the ordered food, and then asked the chef to prepare some food items which the kid may enjoy more, such as chocolate pancakes. Food at the restaurant was also very good, and the view from restaurant windows is very beautiful. I would also pay complement to their Spa staff. I got a Swedish massage, and the masseuse was very gentle, but very good with her technique. Their spa room was very well furnished. At the time when I was getting the massage, the sun was setting, so the dimming sunlight further enhanced the calming atmosphere in the room. They also have an excellent kids play area. It has plethora of activities, not just for the kids but adults too like TT, xbox, carrom etc. They gifted some soft toys to my daughter and she was really excited by that. It was always difficult to get her back to the room from the play area. We really enjoyed our stay at the hotel, and definitely look forward to coming back.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Oberoi Cecil , General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
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Dear Guest, We are truly over the moon with this wonderful review shared with the TripAdvisor community. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the hotel's location, which is in the heritage zone of Shimla and found our Grand Heritage hotel beautiful and liked the vintage charm. It was a delight to have been able to look after you. Your very generous praise of the hotel and its hospitality is much appreciated. I am so happy that you were impressed with all aspects of your time with us and felt well-cared for. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed the Spa treatment and the Activity centre. I have shared your generous comments with the entire team, including Sukhvinder, Sonam and Sunil. I'm certain it will only inspire them to go the extra mile each time for our guests. Wishing your family and you healthy times ahead and look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards, Vishal Virmani General Manager
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Mangesh Agarwal wrote a review 16 May
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Cecil, the name symbolizes for the courtesy, care, comfort and hospitality. Stayed at Cecil with my family. Enjoyed every moment. The location is just perfect. The heritage building interior is more than awesome. The restaurant here serves delicious food. Variety is ample and delicious. The Chef Rajkumar Bhatia sir is great. He took a special care of our food liking. The activity centre is very well equipped with entertainment gears for all the ages. Indoor Swimming pool was amazing. Live piano session for Narender was relaxing. Total staff of Cecil is great. Special mention about Ankita Inder, Sunil, Maithili and Jasvin. Thanks and continue doing a great job...
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Oberoi Cecil , General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
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Dear Guest, Thank you for posting such a lovely review on TripAdvisor following your recent visit to The Oberoi, Cecil. It's heartening to read that we could make your trip special. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the hotel's location, which is in the heritage zone of Shimla and found our Grand Heritage hotel beautiful and liked the vintage charm. It is indeed reminiscent of the luxurious colonial era with modern facilities. It was a delight to have been able to look after you. Your very generous praise of the hotel and its hospitality is much appreciated. I am so happy that you were impressed with all aspects of your time with us and felt well-cared for. Thank you so much for your acknowledgement of the culinary experience of our hotel. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed our indoor heated swimming pool and the Activity centre. I have shared your generous comments with the entire team, including Chef Rajkumar, Ankita, Inder, Sunil, Maithili and Jasvin. I'm certain it will only inspire them to go the extra mile each time for our guests. Wishing your family and you healthy times ahead and look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards, Vishal Virmani General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$221 - $281 (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 (0.3 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 and a lounge 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, Arora Sher-E-Punjab, and Wazwan.
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 (1.7 km), Manorville Mansion Shimla (1.3 km), and Gurkha Gate (0.5 km).