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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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 …
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 …
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 …
... the whole day. Boredom sets in... Chris; ''Kate, just to let you know I've reorganised the phone menu. You'll now find the calculator in the 'go to' menu'' Kate; Yawn Yawn... Needless to say 1 night and we're on the move. To Shimla where in rains for 3 days solid. Heaviest monsoon for 48 years. 16cm of rain in one day. Landslides throughout the region. We hole up in our hotel room, beers, pizza and satelite TV. Definate low point of the trip so ...