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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

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Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Luxury Room | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Overview of The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

5.0 star property
Mountain hotel in Shimla with spa and indoor pool

9.6/10 Exceptional

121 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Internet access
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
The price is £164
Price available on 11/12/2022
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Chaura Maiden, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 171 004
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Internet in the lobby
  • Free children's club
  • Health club
  • Steam room
  • 24-hour room service
  • Massage/treatment rooms
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's club (free)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Shimla

Getting around

  • Shimla (SLV) - 19 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Restaurants

  • CITY POINT - 19 min walk
  • The Devicos - 20 min walk
  • Honey Hut - 3 min drive
  • Himchi bar and kitchen - 6 min drive
  • Vik's Kitchen - 6 min drive

About this property

The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

A great choice for a stay in Shimla, The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla features a free kids' club and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for INR 3000 per vehicle. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the spa to be pampered with massages, facials or aromatherapy. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include an indoor pool, a bar/lounge and a health club. Fellow travellers love the pool and helpful staff.

Languages

English, Hindi

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
At check-in, guests must provide either a negative PCR COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
Guests providing a negative COVID-19 test result must have been tested no more than 72 hours prior to check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 75 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • At check-in, guests must provide either a negative PCR COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • At check-in, guests must provide either a negative PCR COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • Guests providing a negative COVID-19 test result must have been tested no more than 72 hours prior to check-in
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Customers may be requested by the property to provide documentation of recent travel history (such as showing passport immigration stamps) and/or complete a health declaration.
  • This property requires that all guests have the Aarogya Setu mobile application on their phone. Guests will be asked to present the mobile application at the time of check-in.
  • To register at this property, guests who are Indian citizens must provide a valid photo identity card issued by the Government of India; travelers who are not citizens of India must present a valid passport and visa.
  • Guests who are traveling from Delhi, Punjab, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradeshin to Himachal Pradesh are required to provide proof of a PCR screening for COVID-19 (issued within 72 hours before arrival) during check-in. Guests will be requested to provide documentation of recent travel history by the property.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Up to 2 children (8 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*
  • Free children's club

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas*
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site valet parking
  • Free off-site parking nearby

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Off-site

  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour room service

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Free children's club
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Ski area nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • On-site car hire
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1884
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Health club
  • An indoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns and slippers

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Free cot/infant bed

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

The Oberoi Spa has 2 treatment rooms. Services include facials and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.

Dining

The Restaurant – On-site restaurant. A children's menu is available.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Heritage Hotels of India.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) gala dinner per adult: INR 9600
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) gala dinner per child: INR 9600 (from 2 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per adult: INR 9600
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per child: INR 9600 (from 2 to 12 years old)

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in public areas for INR 1000 per day (rates may vary)
  • Wired Internet access is available in guest rooms for INR 1000 per day (rates may vary)
  • Wired Internet access is available in public areas for INR 1000 per day (rates may vary)
  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of INR 1500 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of INR 3000 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

At check-in, guests must provide either a negative PCR COVID-19 test result, or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination.

Guests providing a negative COVID-19 test result must have been tested no more than 72 hours prior to check-in.

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Please note: An extra bed is provided for 1 child over 8 years old and less than 12 years old staying in a room with a parent. For more than 1 child between 8 and 12 years an additional room is necessary at a discounted rate.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
As of 10 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla on 11 Dec 2022 start from £164, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
Yes, there's an indoor pool. Guests have pool access from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is INR 3000 per vehicle roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla and nearby?
Have fun with nearby winter activities such as skiing, and in warmer months, enjoy a round of golf at the nearby golf course. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the indoor pool. The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla also has a steam room and spa services.
Are there restaurants at or near The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, The Restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Himchi bar and kitchen (2.3 mi), Vik's Kitchen (2.9 mi) and Cafe Under Tree (5.2 mi).
Does The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep-soaking bath.
What's the area around The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla like?
The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla is in the heart of Shimla, a short 8-minute walk from Viceregal Lodge and 15 minutes' walk from Kali Bari Temple.

Overall score and ratings

9.6

Exceptional

9.8/10

Cleanliness

9.7/10

Staff & service

9.8/10

Amenities

9.5/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.7/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Stunning! Great facilities and service
The Cecil Oberoi has it all! Luxury, outstanding service, a full set of facilities in a setting of outstanding natural beauty. The staff go out of their way to be welcoming and helpful. This vintage heritage hotel with its matching standard of 5* service could have the potential to seem intimidating, however somehow they combine all this with a friendly atmosphere which makes all guests - even the youngest - feel at home. There is a dedicated area situated on a lower floor given over as an activity centre for children’s games and play. The rooms are supremely comfortable (oh, those pillows and linens!) and a room with a valley view provides a spectacular vista at dawn and dusk! The glass-fronted, heated, indoor pool provides a relaxing space to wind down after a day’s hike. Sheer luxury. Highly recommend.
Helen, 4-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent & comfortable Stay
The stay was excellent. Hospitality and a warm welcome by the Oberoi team are appreciated. The housekeeping team, the Chef team, and the rest members are excellent and so cooperative.
Priyanka, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cherrie, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Value for money vs brand
Considering the cost of the room, value for money was not convincing. Less costly hots would have higher comfort, service etc. Cost of brand considered way too high compared to user value.
5-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent Hospitality
Excellent hospitality by the entire team
Sumit, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Praveen, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The Oberoi cecil is amazing. The staff is excellent like the way they welcome and treat the guests . Everything was perfect. I don’t have any single thing for suggestion . They even care about very small things. So our overall experience was excellent here and will definitely visit again whenever come to shimla. Thanks oberoi cecil.
Manjot, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Davinder, 2-night trip
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