The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

Address: Advanced Study Road, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 171004, India | 5 star hotel
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This 5 star hotel, located on Advanced Study Road, Shimla, is near Kalka - Shimla Railway, Jakhu Temple, Kufri Ski Resort, and Kinnaur.
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          • Swimming pool
          • Restaurant
          • Fitness/Health center
          • Bar/lounge


          • Wheelchair accessibility
          • Free parking


          • Suites


          • Room service
          • Business Services
          • Kids activities or Babysitting

          TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

          Reviewed by sheilarickbevis


          Reviewed Feb 14, 2016
          by (5 reviews) , France Flag of France

          The Cecil is one of the finest hotels in the world.
          For dining, comfort, service, charm and situation it has few equals.
          It's little used pool s a treasure and the views from many rooms are unparalleled.
          Stay there, and be thoroughly spoiled.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Reviewed by crowdywendy

          A Magnificent Hotel but a Slightly Disappointing Experience

          Reviewed Jul 14, 2012
          by (29 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.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          TripAdvisor Reviews The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

          4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

          Travel Blogs from Shimla

          Day 5 - Shimla by day

          A travel blog entry by chbambr on Oct 19, 2016

          6 photos

          At last nights buffet we were pushed and shoved by people who either wanted to get to the last portion of food or were focused on their desire to grab a poppadom. Not generalising here, and no offence is meant, but if you are reading this and fall into the category of aging train spotter who likes travelling on guided tours with like minded …

          Day 4 - Train to Shimla

          A travel blog entry by chbambr on Oct 18, 2016

          3 comments, 6 photos

          An early start at 06:30 put me back into my work schedule, but That is as far is it went. Delhi central was our departure point and even at that time of day it was busy. Porters dressed in red surrounded the car, but our guide found his favourite and the mob dispersed. The security scanner packed up as we reached it and the escalator stopped half …

          Dinner in a bandstand?????

          A travel blog entry by carole91 on Oct 23, 2009

          1 comment

          ... Pritchard Captain 83rd Wallajahbad Light Infantry.
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          The half time whistle in Shimla...

          A travel blog entry by robdy2k on Jun 12, 2008

          3 comments, 21 photos

          Hey - s'up? Well - just checkin in to report that thankfully I passed my first Microsoft exam of two yesterday - one down - one (aka 'The Beast' 70-291) to go. Couple things to reflect on.... Had a bit of a spiritual experience yesterday on my way in to class... it was my first time taking the 30 minute (fast pace) walk to class along the mountain side on my own. I'd got a free taxi to start with and then had walked in with fellow students but today I ...

          Shimla - a piece of England in India

          A travel blog entry by glyn on Nov 15, 2006

          9 photos

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          Traveler Photos The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

          Elevator to higher level & full car parks 20 rupee
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