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 (21 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

      Cold Toes in Shimla.... : (

      A travel blog entry by viki_fish on Mar 09, 2009

      ... pictures (which according to one bloke is just for memories!!). the food is so good as well... you dont need meat at all when the vegetarian stuff is this good!!! sorry i havnt put more pictures up.. its taking ages and this computer is just too slow. hopefully when i get to Bangkok the connections will be faster so i will be able to spend less money on getting pictures up onto facebook!! anyway.. i have things to do and places to see will write again soon.. i hope!!! ...

      A monkey comes to tea in Shimla

      A travel blog entry by hobnob on Mar 24, 2008

      8 photos

      ... 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 ...

      Le Corbusier's Model City?

      A travel blog entry by directgb on Jun 04, 2006

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      ... day, but the ones I wanted to go with the frame design, as it turned out, take 4-5 days to get from the lab. The places I did stop at were, first, Nek Chand's fantasy rock garden, which is a very nice landscaped stone garden, with many statuettes etc, all made from junk, such as broken bakelite electric wall sockets or broken pottery. Nice fountains and ...

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