The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
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- Swimming pool
- Swimming pool
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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 …
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... monkey temple with shifty monkeys that actually stole the glasses of of a friends head. They are actually so used to stealing from people that they sell/rent 'monkey sticks' at the bottom of the hill that you have to hike up to get to the temple. The monkeys scared me, but then I chased them with a stick, so we were ...
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