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“Oberoi Cecil” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Ranked #1 of 111 Hotels in Shimla
Certificate of Excellence
Swansea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Oberoi Cecil”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

Absolutely amazing hotel - would certainly be 6 stars if I could. The hotel is an amazing building architecturally. Our room was massive and to an incredibly high standard. Owing to its location on the hillside the swimming pool is inside and to a very high standard with 2 attendants at all times. Cleanliness could not be faulted. The staff very very friendly and efficient. Newspapers were delivered in the morning as standard and even my postcards were sent by the hotel (stamps not charged for). If you are going to Shimla this is the place to stay

Room Tip: They are all good
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lyn W
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Dear Guest,

It is a pleasure to know that you had a great time whilst at The Oberoi Cecil. The team is committed to deliver high standards of service to our guests and we truly appreciate you endorsement.

Thank you
Arpit Pant
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013

Super hotel. Service almost overwhelming. Excellent food and public space - except no outside space ( I believe the monkeys make that difficult). Easy walk to or from the Mall. Close to station for toy train.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lorna P
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for having stayed at The Oberoi Cecil during your visit to Shimla. The team feels delighted that we could make your trip memorable.

Regards
Arpit Pant
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New Delhi, India
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013

Shimla is a tourist delight. The happiness is multiplied manifold if the play of stay is comfortable.
OBEROI CECIL was just the ideal place for a perfect family holiday. The hotel is centrally located and provides all the amenities that one needs, particularly with young kids.
The staff is extremely courteous and made us feel at home. The cusine offered was excellent along with super service.
The heated pool and the children's play room just about completed a perfect holiday.

Room Tip: take a room facing the valley.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cr0cky
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Dear Guest,

Shimla is indeed a special place that offer's nature at its best all year round. We at the hotel have worked hard towards understanding the needs of young families and trying to customize our product and services towards catering the same. I am glad to read that you felt at home and the family enjoyed the stay.

Regards
Arpit Pant
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

Outstanding hospitality coupled with extreme luxury makes this the most enjoyable place in Shimla.Excellent food, courteous staff & good facilities for guests to enjoy.Close to the Mall.Excellent view from some rooms.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Amreeshkher
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time and sharing your stay experience. The team and I look forward to you next visit.

Regards
Arpit Pant
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York, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

Definitely the best hotel to stay in Shimla which is a magical place and a must to visit by 'Toy train' from Kalka.The only drawback to the hotel in my opinion is its lack of outside area---no gardens or anything ---but after all it is built on a hillside! Beware of the monkeys around the outside at the front---it is their territory and woe betide you if you are in their way.The rooms are very spacious and the cleanliness is superb and the swimming pool is a must to either start or end the day.The staff are courteous and helpful and breakfast was very good with good service.Take a step back in time and stay at this majestic hotel.

Room Tip: A room at the rear of the hotel to get the splendid views.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JaneL682
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for endorsing The Oberoi Cecil. I am glad that you were able to enjoy the hotel and its facilities and that the team took good care of you. Your words of encouragement mean a lot to us.

Regards
Arpit Pant
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Flitwick
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65 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

I cannot recommend this hotel too highly. We arrived as part of a tour group, tired after a very grueling journey. Reception was quick and efficient and we were soon in our room. Room service was also quick and efficient and provided just what we wanted (including food from the kids menu). For the duration of our stay we were made to feel like royalty. The food was good and the rooms were clean and comfortable. The hotel is also very conveniently located for exploring Simla.

Room Tip: Probably better not on the ground floor.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PhilNichols
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Dear Guest,

It was an absolute pleasure to have you with us and I thank you for sharing your experience. We look forward to continued visits from you.

Regards
Arpit Pant
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Middlesex, England
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

This hotel provides unadulterated luxury in a fabulous location! We stayed here while on a Golden Triangle Tour with Great Rail Journeys and I can honestly say that this is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. My wife broke her arm while in Shimla and the staff could not have been more attentive and helpful, to the extent of having flowers delivered to our room together with a get-well card signed by the housekeeping staff. It's this attention to the needs of their customers that makes this hotel so special and no praise is high enough for all the staff who genuinely care about providing what was a truly memorable experience. And all delivered with a smile!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Carijoh
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oberoicecilshimla, Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Dear Guest,

I do hope that your wife is feeling well now. Guest care and service are the most important values that we imbibe in our team and I am indeed happy to read that you felt it during your stay with us. Thank you very much for your appreciation.

Regards
Arpit Pant
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Property: The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Address: Advanced Study Road, Shimla 171004, India
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Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Shimla
#1 Family Hotel in Shimla
#1 Spa Hotel in Shimla
#1 Luxury Hotel in Shimla
#1 Romantic 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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