Classic Luxury

The Oberoi Cecil

The Oberoi Cecil is located on the Mall in Shimla and is ideally located to explore this most characteristic of towns. Combining echoes of the Raj with modern day refinement, the Oberoi Cecil offers impeccable service in a stunning location.

Shimla, India
The Oberoi Cecil
  • Located on the Mall within walking distance of the Viceregal Lodge and the main sights of Shimla

  • Run by the Oberoi group offering fantastic levels of service

  • Great views out towards the valley

  • A range of restaurants offering a wide variety of options

Built in 1884, the Oberoi Cecil was refurbished and restored in 1997 to become the predominant hotel in Shimla. It contains elegant interiors and period furniture and is ideally located for exploring Shimla’s colonial past and experience its Himalayan delights.

Most of the 79 rooms and suites at the Oberoi Cecil have valley or mountain views, decorated classically with polished wood and brass and with all modern amenities, expected with a member of the Oberoi portfolio. Many rooms afford stunning views across the valley and snow covered peaks of the Himalayas and the bathrooms include a vanity counter, a bathtub and come with deluxe Ayurvedic toiletries.

The hotel has a restaurant offering Asian and European dishes, ‘The Lounge’ where guests can enjoy a cup of tea or a drink later on and the ‘Cedar Garden’ which serves light meals, snacks and drinks. The hotel has a delightful indoor heated swimming pool, steam and sauna facilities, fitness centre and a spa. A range of activities can be arranged from the Oberoi Cecil including Horse riding, Ice Skating, Trekking and Skiing.

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Shimla, India

Resting at the foothills of the majestic Himalayas is Shimla, the queen of hill stations and once the summer capital of the British Raj. Situated at the quiet end of the city's Mall, The Oberoi Cecil is about a 25-minute walk from the centre of Shimla and near the Viceregal Lodge.

Daily direct flights to Shimla from Delhi are available. Private air charters can also be organized. The flying time is 45-minutes. The Shimla airport is 90-minutes from the hotel. Limousine pick up can be arranged from Shimla or Chandigarh airport.

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