Shimla Hotels

The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

Chaura Maidan Road, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171004

Ranked 1 of 636 hotels in Shimla

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Reviews summary (168)

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Average rating

Destination
6.2 / 7
Location
6.1 / 7
Appearance
6.2 / 7
Front Office
6.2 / 7
Service
6.3 / 7
Room
6.3 / 7
Food & Drink
6.2 / 7
Activities
5.7 / 7

Video Reviews (4)

Soumi Saha

Delhi
16 Reviews | 3 Readers

"Room is spacious and well-maint..."

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6.0 /7
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Vinayak Mhapseker

Mumbai
80 Reviews | 6732 Readers

"Good location"

00:36
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5.0 /7
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Soumi Saha

Delhi
16 Reviews | 3 Readers

"Swimming pool"

00:11
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6.0 /7
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Soumi Saha

Delhi
16 Reviews | 3 Readers

"Well-equipped gym"

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6.0 /7
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Reviews (168)


2 Reviews | 3 Readers

32 Reviews | 8 Readers

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6.0/7
Posted 8 Sep

I stayed at Oberoi Cecil for 3 nights on a personal trip and loved the experience. Everything about this hotel was wonderful. The food was delicious. The staff was courteous and polite. The property is massive, and you can spend some good time inside the hotel in addition to exploring the city. I strongly recommend this place for a luxurious stay in Shimla.

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7.0/7
Posted 20 Jun

We visited Shimla in the month of January 2017. That was a family holiday trip. I booked my stay through online. The destination of the hotel was excellent. The location of the hotel was easy to reach. We can go anywhere easily from the hotel. The appearance of the hotel was good. The reception staff was provided room immediately and cooperative. The room was clean and comfortable. That was spacious and neatly maintained. They should provide activities in the hotel.

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Mumbai
87 Reviews | 13781 Readers

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6.7/7
Posted 26 Apr

The hotel has a certain old world charm to it - echoes of the Raj. The service is excellent and it is located pretty close to the city. Viewed from afar it almost looks European but has a decidedly Indian vibe once you are inside. It is an ideal getaway from the monotony of city life.

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Delhi
1 Review | 13 Readers

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5.9/7
Posted 27 Mar

I visited this hotel in the month of February 2017 for sight-seeing visit with family. The destination was good since the places were very good. The location of this hotel was good as it was very convenient and surrounding was good. The appearance of the hotel was good as the ambience was good. The booking and front office was good since the people were very good in response. I booked this hotel through phone. The room provided to me was good since it was maintained well with good amenities. The overall services at this hotel were excellent as they were attentive and quick. Food at this hotel was excellent since the taste and quality was good. I suggest this hotel to other travellers. The overall experience was good at this hotel.

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2 Reviews | 16 Readers

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5.6/7
Posted 12 Mar

I visited the hotel in the month of May and it was a holiday trip with friends. The destination of the hotel was good especially the mall road. The location of the hotel was good and one could view entire city from the hotel. The best way to reach the hotel was by bus and car. The appearance of the hotel was good especially the interiors. Front office staff's members were professional and I had done booking through online. Rooms were excellent especially the ambiance. Services were provided on time. The food was tasty and complimentary breakfast was provided by the hotel. I would like to suggest the hotel to other travellers but the hotel was expensive. The overall experience in the hotel stay was good.

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Chennai
1 Review | 14 Readers

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5.3/7
Posted 17 Jan

I had been to Shimla in the month of December 2016. Hotel location was good, as it was close to city. I booked it online through make my trip. Booking and front office service was good, as staffs were friendly. The appearance of the hotel was good, while it was clean. The service in the hotel was very good, since the staffs were helpful. The room allotted me was good, as it was well maintained. The complimentary breakfast provided in the hotel was good in taste. The destination of the hotel was excellent, as it was wonderful destination to relax. It was holiday trip with friends.

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Allahabad
4 Reviews | 5147 Readers

Cozy, comfortable and luxury hotel

5.8/7
Posted 20 Jan, 2016

Had a short but awesome trip to Shimla last month. Just two nights at Oberoi Cecil the oldest hotel of Shimla. The hotel has a luxurious colonial charm and makes you feel very cosy and relaxed. We were impressed by the courteousness shown by the staff, right from the manager Mr. Amit Kaul, the reception staff, the bartender or the people serving in the dining hall, each one would go an extra mile to make the guests happy. As we checked in, no time was wasted at the reception to complete the documents like in other hotels, instead given a welcome drink and then straightaway taken to the room. As we noticed that the heating in the room was not up to the mark they tried to rectify the problem and when that could not be done we were immediately given another room of higher category. The rooms are large and beautifully furnished and we enjoyed the lovely view of valley and the sunrise in the morning. The dining area is beautiful with lot of sunshine in the morning and one can enjoy elaborate breakfast served by courteous and friendly staff. Swimming pool is big and water just warm enough so one could really enjoy the swim. The Mall is around 20mts uphill walk from the hotel. Hotel provides transport for going up to the lift to go to The Mall at Rs 300/-. But if you walk a little towards Vidhan Sabha you can get local taxi for Rs 150/200.

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Kolkata
7 Reviews | 16668 Readers

If you are a little flexible with your wallet and...

6.4/7
Posted 31 Jul, 2010

If you are a little flexible with your wallet and dont mind spending for something really worth. I would advice cecil oberoi is the best place. I have been to shimla twice before but this stay changed my whole experience about shimla. Perfect location very freindly staff and quality service. This is what you call pampering yourself. Spa and swimming pool was very much of standard.

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Ludhiana
2 Reviews | 432 Readers

Just awesome to stay

6.1/7
Posted 13 Jan, 2016

I was having holidays from my college, so my friends made a plan to visit Shimla (7 Dec). This is by far one of the best Hotel in Shimla. They have both type of accommodation available luxury as well as budget. The kind of food and courtesy of their staff towards the customer is just awesome. I advise a new traveller from anywhere in the world to stay in best Cheap Luxury Hotel in Shimla which is Hotel The Oberoi Cecil. My advice to traveller is that best day to arrive at hotel is a Sunday early in the month. The vacation travellers have left or are leaving and the business travelers haven't yet arrived, so you'll get a better selection of rooms. Incidentally, if you're looking to visit a particular location but don't know when you should go, phone up the hotel and ask them what their slow season is, or when they would recommend you visit. Next time when I will visit I will be visiting on Sunday.

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Delhi
1 Review | 405 Readers

Pleasant stay with best services

7.0/7
Posted 23 Jan, 2015

The overall experience was fantastic and it was a pleasant stay at this hotel. I had been here for family vacation in January, 2015 and resided at this hotel. The hotel had provided pickup and drop facility hence, it was convenient to travel. The staff members in the hotel are friendly in cooperative in behaviour. The room allotted to us was spacious and cleanly maintained with all the needful amenities, and there was valley view available from window. We did not eat food at the hotel but had tasted breakfast, which was good and tasty, available at affordable price. The hotel had offered us sightseeing trip but we did not take use of it, and swimming pool, gym is also available. The destination Shimla is fantastic and it was a great trip with my family.

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Delhi
5 Reviews | 578 Readers

Luxury hotel with superb quality of services

5.9/7
Posted 9 Oct, 2015

We were a group of 5 "foreigners" travelling over Northern India for a month and during this trip, we stayed in a variety of hotels - super budget, budget, nominal and luxury. Oberoi Cecil was a part of the luxury portion of the trip we had in Shimla and Yes, it was worth every buck we spent here! The staff was fantastic from the moment we arrived, in particular the manager of the property who came to greet us especially. We had a delicious meal in the hotel restaurant, took advantage of the fantastic spa and thoroughly enjoyed each and every moment we spent at the hotel. The rooms were huge! Flat screen TV, WiFi, refrigerator, huge wardrobe and mirrors! View from balcony was great too! Food was delicious and The restaurant chef was soo nice to pack us some muffins and cakes for free for our drive to Chandigarh. Advice to travellers - Yes! Choose this hotel if you are looking for a luxurious and comfortable stay in Shimla!

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Overview

The Oberoi Cecil is ranked #1 among the 636 hotels in Shimla with an average rating of 6.1 out of 7. It is one of the 3, 5-star Heritage Hotels in Shimla. It is part of the "Oberoi Hotels & Resorts" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 18 photos, 168 text reviews and 4 video reviews and is rated top for its Room, Service and Food & Drink. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.

The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 16,700 to Rs 18,000 per night. The hotel offer 75 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.

The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (40%) and Couple (28%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 36% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 19% have rated the ambience as relaxing.

Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of July, Aug and Sept for the best experience.

The Oberoi Cecil is located at Chaura Maidan which is approximately 1 Km from Shimla railway station . Due to the close proximity, it is considered as one of the best stay option. Shimla State Museum (1 Km), Gurkha Gate (1 Km), Himalayan Bird Park (1 Km), Gorton Castle (1 Km) and ARMY HERITAGE MUSEUM,near secreteriate and railway station (1 Km) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.

The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet. It has a lovely outdoor swimming pool where you can take a quick dip or just relax your muscles after a long day of sightseeing.

Other amenities include Laundry Services, Restaurant, Room Service and Parking Facility. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.

If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.

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