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

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    A travel blog entry by ulka on Jul 04, 2009

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    ... stage where generally the minister gives the talk but during our stay there was Karaoke competition. The Ridge is the place where people mostly spend time sitting, chatting, observing others and indulge themselves in magnificent view of the mountains & valleys. On that square there is a really nice restaurant with good & fresh food – ASHIANA & GOOFA Bar and Restaurant. It’s got windows all ...

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    A travel blog entry by robdy2k on Jun 02, 2008

    7 comments, 14 photos

    ... could be seen as an anarchist... I could write more for the record but I will spare you, so much experienced in such a short time I feel I might burst with all this culture! Alas, the altitude takes it out of you and I am a tired. Goodnight until next time when I hope to have done some study! Postscript - having to use the flaky net at the training centre during my lunch. If they don't sort my access at the hotel there won't be much more until uhh - later... ...

    Kalka to Shimla via the toy train

    A travel blog entry by glyn on Nov 14, 2006

    11 photos

    ... was built by the British in 1903 to reach their summer capital of Shimla. The line is only 93km long but it snakes it's way through some 103 tunnels and through some breathtaking scenery. At one of the stations we stopped at, I got out and the driver came along the platform and seemed to indicate to me whether I wanted to come up on the foot plate with him. I declined his offer as I wanted to stretch my legs and get a coffee. I got chatting to some of the ...

    Traveler Photos The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

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