The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
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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... do most of this by myself. They have a day in Shimla, after coming from god knows where and are off again tonorrow after having everything arranged to the minute for them. And they also did a very good impression of whinging poms! Thank the lord I am not in a group!!!!!
Dinner was a tad surreal. On Scandal Point (at some point I am going to have to find out why it is called that - with a name like that there has to be a story behind it.) ...
... stairs'. I thought he was being kind about my 'lived in' looking pad. 'Doesn't your hotel have carpets on the stairs?' I asked, fully expecting him to reply in the positive... 'no - only in the rooms' he said. Maybe the floors are all marble but I now think they might not be ... ? Oh - my hotel by the way costs 12 pounds 50 a night... (expensive compared to up in the mountains where it is about half the price J ). All for now - more after the final BIG ...
... the couple that were sitting dehind me on the Kalka-Shimla train were sitting at a table. They recognised me and I sat down and chatted with them for a while. They're German from Heidelburg. They're in India for a few months and are going to Dharamsala so I said about the fact that I booked my ticket for the bus in the morning but they said that they'll be stopping on the way. They are also going to Rajasthan but by car as her mother is flying into Delhi ...