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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Ranked #1 of 111 Hotels in Shimla
Certificate of Excellence
New Delhi, India
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Luxury in natures lap”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Offering views of the Himalayas, rooms are equipped with satellite TV, DVD player and tea/coffee-making facilities. En suite bathroom comes with a shower. Some rooms come with a private balcony overlooking the Cedar Garden or Chaura Maidan. Food is excellent.......doing justice to all international cuisines ! Our father is capable of only restrictive walking, so wheelchair was provided through out our stay, with ever helpful staff! Celebrating my husband's 50th birthday made it a momentous occasion at an awesome place!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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oberoicecilshimla, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Dear Guest,

It was a pleasure to have you and the family stay with us. The Oberoi Cecil owing to its central location offers a wonderful opportunity to explore nature and the beautiful town of Shimla. The rooms and the hotel facilities have been carefully designed keeping the needs of traveler's into consideration. Thank you for appreciating the team's efforts.

Warm Regards
Arpit Pant
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Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

Oberoi Cecil stands up to the reputation of having impeccable service. It infancy exceeded whatever reviews we read about the hotel. The location of the hotel, the view of the valley and the staff were just awesome. Thank you for making our trip memorable. Definitely a place to revisit.

Stayed July 2014
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oberoicecilshimla, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your stay experience and your kind comments. The team and I are excited at the prospect of welcoming you back. We look forward to your next visit.

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Arpit Pant
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Was there in Cecil for a night with friends, and absolutely loved the hotel.
we were shown two adjoining rooms on the third floor- one with a balcony and the other without- both of them were brilliant.
- tried the restaurant for diner- top class
- The swimming pool is fantastic (baring the level of chlorine in the water)
- the General Manager and his complete staff / team is spot on, worth mentioning is Mr. NauNihal Singh
- the Concierge was brilliant with suggestions and tips

a brilliant experience...

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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oberoicecilshimla, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your visit to Shimla. I am happy to learn that the entire team was able to make your stay experience memorable.

Regards
Arpit Pant
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

We were here as a family, intending to just Chill after an exhausting 2 months of work, travel and a family loss. This place was so perfect. Right in the middle of Shimla and on a restricted road so it takes care of traffic issues etc. The hotel has the old wooden charm with modern amenities.
Great staff and fantastic service. Of course it helped that we were here post the holiday time.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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oberoicecilshimla, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Dear Guest,

July is indeed a great time to be in Shimla as the monsoons are approaching and city's pace comes back to its slow and relaxing self. It is wonderful to note that The Oberoi Cecil provided you with the perfect setting that helped you unwind and rejuvenate.

Warm regards
Arpit Pant
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

The Oberoi Cecil is one of the best hotels in the region. It is a class apart from the other 5 star hotel, Radisson.

Its a fantastic hotel with great service, a great location, great views and exquisitely decorated rooms. It's hard to pick a winner between Oberoi Cecil and it's sibling, Wildflower Hall. However, I personally think Oberoi Cecil's close proximity to the centre of Shimla makes it easier for travellers to visit and explore Shimla.

The staff were extremely friendly, helpful and helped make the experience absolutely perfect, in particular the concierge, check-in team and the general manager who came to welcome us in our room. Its a truly humble group of hotels, focussing solely on making travellers feel at home.

Thank You to the Oberoi Cecil Team.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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oberoicecilshimla, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you do much for your kind words of appreciation. The Cecil, indeed owing to its location works as a great base to explore the town of Shimla. I am happy to note that the team was always available to ensure that you had a comfortable time. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests.

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Arpit Pant
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

We had a fab family holiday with our kids at the Cecil. The rooms are done up superb with amazing view of the hills. Only disadvantage being that this hotel has no lawns so you're pretty much in your room to enjoy the beauty. Not complaining coz it has a gorgeous lobby and gorgeously appointed rooms.
F&B was average...not upto the Oberois mark. But not complaining ....everything else was perfect. Kids had a blast in what they call tej best activity centre they've ever been to. Full marks to that...couples with a heated pool.
The walk to the mall is long but you have the option of a drop to the lift so itv works out fine. We enjoyed the walk so not complaining at all. Thanks for a super holiday!

  • Stayed July 2014
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oberoicecilshimla, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your stay experience. I am delighted to learn that you along with the family and especially the children enjoyed your holidays at The Oberoi Cecil. Your positive comments are a tremendous source of motivation for all of us. I have also made a note on your observation on the food part and would surely share it with our Chef. I would be grateful if you could share some more insights with me as it would help us. You could write to me at arpit.pant@oberoihotels.com

The team and I look forward to your next visit.

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Arpit Pant
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Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014

If they say God is in the details then surely Oberoi is a temple. You get a small print out of tomorrow's weather forecast placed on your bedside every evening. That is an example of the lengths that this hotel goes through to make your stay exceptional. I've stayed in many different kind of hotels but not one of them made me feel this good about parting with my money.

This was my first ever stay in an Oberoi property and i have nothing but severe compliments to give to the Hotel's amazing staff. I booked two Premier valley view rooms to celebrate my birthday in Shimla. When i got to the hotel, every member of the staff from the general manager to the guards at the door wished me a happy birthday. I was told that my room has been upgraded without additional charge and i had a beautiful cake waiting for me when i got in. The room was something out of an interior decoration magazine and very comfortable. On our way out we actually took down details of the pillows used in the room.

The indoor pool is amazing, the food was mouth watering (Ketchup served is imported from London) and the overall ambiance of the place with lots of wood and thick carpets is very warm and inviting. Oberoi Cecil is a true five star hotel and they know it. The tariff is definitely on the higher end compared to many other hotels claiming to be five star properties but this is one of those experiences where you feel like you got more that what you paid for.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank amitnagpal1985
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oberoicecilshimla, General Manager at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Dear Guest,

It is wonderful to know that your first experience at an Oberoi hotel was with us at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla and that the team was able to make your stay and your birthday special. Thank you for your appreciation for our team and all the special gestures that you very kindly made a note of.

We do hope that you would choose to stay at Oberoi hotels in the future as well.

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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 District > 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 Romantic Hotel in Shimla
#1 Family Hotel in Shimla
#1 Luxury Hotel in Shimla
#1 Business Hotel in Shimla
#1 Spa 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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