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 (22 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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    A travel blog entry by athena on May 10, 2009

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    A travel blog entry by hobnob on Mar 24, 2008

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    ... peaceful, but a bit un-loved grounds 'botanical gardens'. To have botanical gardens you need to remember to water the plants in the borders so they stay alive. I'm pretty certain having a large range of plants that are alive is an essential requirement for a botanical gardens. Still, it was a pretty spot and an impressive house, even if the cafe only served greasy fried food rather than cream tea (you'd think you'd be able to get cream tea in Shimla, wouldn't you? Apparently ...

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    A travel blog entry by mosesthewench on Aug 27, 2006

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