The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, India

Oberoi Cecil

Housed in a 19th century colonial building in the heart of Shimla, the 5 star Oberoi Cecil has been beautifully restored to its orginal grandeur.

The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, India

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Shimla, Himalayas India

  • Dine in a grand setting
  • Extensive mountain views
  • Enjoy a variety of spa treatments treatments
  • Dip in the indoor pool with panoramic views
  • Explore historical Shimla

The Oberoi Cecil was built in 1884 and is a fine colonial-style building within walking distance of the Vice Regal Lodge, the former summer residence of the Viceroy of India, in the heart of the hill station of Shimla. It was extensively renovated in 1997 and is now a stunning hotel, combining colonial grandeur and modern comforts.

The 79 rooms are decorated with period features, and most have valley or mountain views. All have en-suite bathroom stocked with deluxe Ayurvedic toiletries. Other amenities include television, DVD player, internet access and bar. There is 24 hour room service.

The main restaurant serves European and Asian cuisine in a grand setting, complete with wooden panelling and chandeliers. The Cedar Garden provides al fresco drinks and snacks between 11am and 3pm, while the Tea Lounge and Bar is in the Atrium Lobby and is open till 11pm.

The Spa
A full range of health and pampering treatments is offered here, which can be experienced while enjoying views of the mountains. Various types of massage, including Thai, aimed at releasing stress and tension, and hot lava shells for warmth and deep relaxation can be combined with soothing body wraps and exfoliating scrubs to provide a complete spa treatment. Manicures, pedicures and facials are also popular and there are also treatments designed specifically for men. Ayurvedic therapies are a speciality.
There is a heated indoor swimming pool with large picture windows offering views of the valley and mountains. This is one of the highest swimming pools in the world, some 7,000 feet above sea level.

Indoor recreational facilities include billiards, board games and a children's toy room. Guests can take nature walks or guided treks or explore the area on horseback. Golf is also available nearby. Located at the western end of the mall, Shimla's main street, the hotel is within easy walking distance of the sights of the town.

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Client Rating for India 5/5 from 130 reviews

The views are spectacular and the hotel is splendid. Add do this the warm and hospitable staff, it all made for a perfect stay.

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Oberoi Cecil

The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, India

Housed in a 19th century colonial building in the heart of Shimla, the 5 star Oberoi Cecil has been beautifully restored to its orginal grandeur.

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