The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

Address: Chaura Maidan, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 171004, India | 5 star hotel
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This 5 star hotel, located on Chaura Maidan, Shimla, is near Kalka - Shimla Railway, Jakhu Temple, Kufri Ski Resort, and Kinnaur.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

      Reviewed by crowdywendy

      A Magnificent Hotel but a Slightly Disappointing Experience

      Reviewed Jul 14, 2012
      by (16 reviews) Crowdy Head, New South Wales, Australia , Australia Flag of Australia

      The Oberoi Cecil was a beautiful hotel, magnificently restored and refurbished. Our suite was fabulous. The lovely main lounge area was fantastic for enjoying a quiet gin and tonic, even if it was very expensive. During our stay, staff was welcoming, friendly and helpful. However the staff member inspecting our room before we left was very abrupt. We had the distinct feeling we were "yesterday's guests". Both room and restaurant service was very slow and the food was certainly not up to the standard we would expect of this hotel. A sandwich we ordered for lunch was so stale, it was inedible. It was a real pity because overall it was a truly beautiful hotel.

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      TripAdvisor Reviews The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

      Travel Blogs from Shimla


      A travel blog entry by mlsmalcolm on Feb 19, 2014

      27 photos

      Following a really good nights sleep in the Oberoi Cecil we woke to spectacular views and good weather, temperatures over the past couple of days had been down to -6 and there had been a lot of snowfall but the sun was now melting this rapidly although the temperature is only 11deg.

      Shimla is strung out on a long cresent shaped ridge …

      Delhi to Shimla

      A travel blog entry by mlsmalcolm on Feb 18, 2014

      3 comments, 29 photos

      Our train was due to leave Delhi at 07:20 so we were advised to Leave the hotel in at 06.00 for the station which was only 10minutes away, we knew that train times could change with little notice and platform changes were common so thought best to be early. We were told to avoid people trying to carry our bags so we fought them off and struggled …

      The Hills

      A travel blog entry by brettpaton on Oct 29, 2008

      ... monkey temple with shifty monkeys that actually stole the glasses of of a friends head. They are actually so used to stealing from people that they sell/rent 'monkey sticks' at the bottom of the hill that you have to hike up to get to the temple. The monkeys scared me, but then I chased them with a stick, so we were ...

      Shimla - A Taste of Empire!

      A travel blog entry by ianr on Aug 10, 2007

      ... Shimla's in! This isn't a coincidence, but is, unfortunately, less relevant than I hoped it would be. I only want to travel the Manali-Leh highway once, and going in the 'Leh to Manali' direction best suits my plans for onwards travel through other regions of HP, and on westward to Amritsar. The third transportation option is to fly; Leh has apparently the highest airport in the world. The best, though unofficial, advice I had before coming to ...

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      A travel blog entry by mrsjo on Sep 29, 2005

      3 comments, 4 photos

      ... because they charge your hotel commission which is added to the bill. These porters weren't giving up though and there was one particularly creepy one in a distinctive purple shirt who followed us all the way to our chosen hotel. It wasn't a fantastic choice - and we swtiched the next day to the excellent hotel White. The High Street is very distinctive - mock Tudor like a Surrey market ...

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