The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

Chaura Maidan Road, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171004

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Ranked 1 of 657 hotels in Shimla

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Video Reviews (4)

Soumi Saha

18 Reviews | 3 Readers

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

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Vinayak Mhapseker

80 Reviews | 6894 Readers

"Good location"

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Soumi Saha

18 Reviews | 3 Readers

"Swimming pool"

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Soumi Saha

18 Reviews | 3 Readers

"Well-equipped gym"

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Reviews (174)

26 Reviews | 97 Readers

Relax Eat and Sleep

Posted 12 Feb

I booked Cecil Online. Hotel was excellent when seen on Oberoi website. I had lot of expectation. I called hotel guys about late checking, they assured that they keep room for me. View from Hotel was good. Got WiFi at rooms. @Oberoi Cecil Every one where very friendly Helped me a lot Value for the money here had good reception, rooms, restaurants, WiFi @rooms. Fully satisfied I fully recommend this place.

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Posted 8 Sep, 2017

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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4 Reviews | 5147 Readers

Cozy, comfortable and luxury hotel

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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7 Reviews | 16668 Readers

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

Posted 31 Jul, 2010

If you are a little flexible with your wallet and don't 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 friendly staff and quality service. This is what you call pampering yourself. Spa and swimming pool was very much of standard .

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2 Reviews | 432 Readers

Just awesome to stay

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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1 Review | 405 Readers

Pleasant stay with best services

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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5 Reviews | 578 Readers

Luxury hotel with superb quality of services

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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The Oberoi Cecil is ranked #1 among the 657 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, 174 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 (38%) and Couple (29%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 35% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 18% 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 Musuem (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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