Shimla Hotels

The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

Chaura Maidan Road, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171004

Ranked 8 amongst 509 hotels in Shimla

6.1/7 158 Reviews
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Reviews (158)

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Destination
6.2 / 7
Location
6.2 / 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

The Oberoi Cecil Video Reviews (4)

Soumi Saha

Delhi
10 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 | 864 Readers

"Good location"

00:36
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5.0 /7
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Soumi Saha

Delhi
10 Reviews | 3 Readers

"Swimming pool"

00:11
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6.0 /7
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Soumi Saha

Delhi
10 Reviews | 3 Readers

"Well-equipped gym"

00:22
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6.0 /7
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The Oberoi Cecil Reviews (158)


Banda
2 Reviews | 5 Readers

"Process in the reception was good"

6.0/7
Posted 5 months ago

The destiny and location of the hotel good. The hotel is located near to the transport facility. The appearance of the hotel is good, both internally and externally. There was no delay in check in and check out. The serivce availed was quick. The room was comfortable with required amenity. Food provided to me was very good. The management did not arrange for any of the acidity. I liked the room in the hotel.

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Chandigarh
1 Review | 5 Readers

"The garden was available"

6.8/7
Posted 5 months ago

The hotel location was very good. The garden was available in the hotel. There was no problem in check in and checkout. The room allotted to me was neat and clean. The food quality was good. The food was value for money. I had visited this hotel for official trip. There was no suggestion for this hotel.

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Morena
1 Review | 7 Readers

"Overall service was good"

5.5/7
Posted 7 months ago

I travelled to Shimla with my family and stayed in this hotel. The destination and location of the hotel was very good. The appearance of the hotel was good internally and externally. Overall service in the hotel was good. The room allotted to me was good and it was well maintained with all required amenities in working condition.We had food in the hotel and it was good in quality and taste. There were no activities in the hotel. I would suggest the hotel management to improve in service and food.

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Jaipur
1 Review | 8 Readers

"Excellent stay "

6.5/7
Posted 9 months ago

An excellent experience at the stay in Shimla with hotel Cecil made our trip worth remembering. The location was superb with the whole Shimla view and near Mall Road The service provided by the management staff was terrific. Loved the stay it was worth it Welcome drink was also provided and the room service was great and nice rooms.

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Delhi
1 Review | 8 Readers

"Everything was good in the hotel"

6.0/7
Posted 9 months ago

I had visited this hotel with my friends. Everything was good in the hotel. The washroom was neat and clean. I didn’t face any difficulty to find the hotel. The activity was arranged by the hotel. The internet facility was provided in the room. Everything was available in the hotel. I would recommend this hotel to upcoming travellers.

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"Good hotel with excellent location"

5.6/7
Posted 3 days ago

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 ambience. 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

"Good hotel with required facilities and I had a pleasant stay"

5.3/7
Posted 25 days ago

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 staff were friendly. The appearance of the hotel was good, while it was clean. The service in the hotel was very good, since the staff 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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Faridabad
1 Review | 9 Readers

"Complimentary breakfast was provided"

5.3/7
Posted 9 months ago

I had visited this hotel with my friends. The destination of the hotel was good. The pickup and drop facility was not provided in the hotel. The check in and checkout was done on time. The behaviour of the staff's was good. The room service was not so good. The complimentary breakfast was provided in the hotel. There were no activities arranged by this hotel. I would suggest this hotel to improve their appearance. I would recommend this hotel for upcoming travellers.

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Kolkata
19 Reviews | 237 Readers

"Very luxurious hotel! Desgn is ancient!"

6.1/7
Posted 10 months ago

The hotel is undoubtedly one of the most luxurious hotels of India! It's design is ancient and is not the typical type. Very spacious and cosy! The service is also great and service of late check out is also not much of an issue. Is also very conveniently located in Shimla which is in the hills. It's a great property hence and anyone visiting Shimla must stay here!

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2 Reviews | 55 Readers

""Great first time visit to Shimla. Hotel Cecil had been recommended by friends""

6.8/7
Posted 10 months ago

We stayed for 4 nights in early May 16 and from beginning to end we enjoyed first class, courteous service. Nothing was too much for any staff members .. Must specially mention Raj, deputy chef who looked after our special Jain meal requests with utmost dedication to detail. For both breakfast and dinner he was always present with his ideas and went out of routine to prepare meals for our group. All the dining staff were excellent. Our rooms were on the same floor which helped and they were extremely comfortable with superb maid service. The pool and gym was brilliant but unfortunately could only be accessed by steps which was difficult for some elderly people in our group. Definitely will come back in future.

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Allahabad
4 Reviews | 5147 Readers

"Cozy, comfortable and luxury hotel "

5.8/7
Posted 1 year ago

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 | 16665 Readers

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

6.4/7
Posted 7 years ago

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 | 430 Readers

"Just awesome to stay "

6.1/7
Posted 1 year ago

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 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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 Overview

It is no introduction that the Oberoi group of hotels are a premium class, 5-star hotels with first class services. They are considered as one of the top-end chains of hotels in the country. The Oberoi Cecil, situated in Shimla has rooms designed with utmost attention to detailing. The rooms and suites have been given a colonial touch to rem....
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