The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

Chaura Maidan, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 171004, India | 5 star hotel
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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 …

Shimla: Birthplace of the Indian Partition

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy on Jul 14, 2012

8 photos

We couldn't wait to arrive at the famous Oberoi Cecil Hotel at Shimla. We thought it may be one of the highlights of our trip - which perhaps demonstrates our shallow five star values.... Friends Lorraine Logan and Peter Roberts from our village of Crowdy Head, Australia stayed there the year before and raved about the quality and palatial …

PRIMATE ALERT! Photo Gallery of Shimla

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy on Jul 14, 2012

28 photos

Day 12 Oct. 10, 2013

A travel blog entry by alexandmary on Oct 10, 2013

2 comments, 6 photos

Devendra tapped on our door a few min. before 6am to waken us. Alex got up to switch on the Geezer and day 6 of our trip with this group was about to unfold. We had breakfast at 7 which the chef was not too happy about but very graciously served us a lovely breakfast. On the road at 8 for what was to be a long drive. We took a break around 10, a …

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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 (13 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

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