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 (24 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

    Dinner in a bandstand?????

    A travel blog entry by carole91 on Oct 23, 2009

    1 comment

    ... 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.) ...


    A travel blog entry by robdy2k on Jun 05, 2008


    ... to take us back to the hotels which had no windscreen wipers! The rain was TORRENTIAL as we set off. Didn't realise until it was too late. Bit scary but strangely exhilarating.. Typical India I guess? Hoping there isn't a bug going round as one of the students who is staying in my hotel has been taken to hospital ill ...

    Shimla - a piece of England in India

    A travel blog entry by glyn on Nov 15, 2006

    9 photos

    ... s easier for them to hire a car for a few weeks. They said it cost 520 euros which isn't a bad price as I was being quoted silly prices when I was trying to be sold one on my first day in India. They left and I ordered an Aloo Gobi, rice and naan. An Indian couple sat down next to me and the guy started talking to me in good English as he's been studing sales and marketing in Birmingham for the last 3 years. They left and shortly afterwards so did I and went back to the ...

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