The Oberoi Cecil
At a Glance
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
Superb spa and indoor swimming pool
Meet our specialists
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to The Oberoi Cecil or take a look at our itineraries to Himalaya
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 center and a spa. A range of activities can be arranged from the Oberoi Cecil including Horse riding, Ice Skating, Trekking and Skiing.
The Oberoi Cecil offers 79 rooms and suites. Amenities include a TV and DVD player, satellite, wired broadband internet access, separate walk-in closet with electronic safe, direct dial telephone, personal bar and a 24 hour butler service. Classically elegant interiors with panelling, pillars and chandeliers recall the days of the Raj. Many rooms afford stunning views across the valley and snow covered peaks of the Himalayas.
Facilities at the Oberoi Cecil include ‘The Restaurant’, serving Asian and European cuisine, ‘The Lounge’, ‘The Cedar Garden’, an indoor swimming pool, steam and sauna rooms, fitness center and spa offering signature indigenous rituals, Balinese, Hawaiian and Thai massages, facials and Ayurvedic therapies.
Activities at the hotel include swimming, off site golf at the Naldehra Golf Course, and use of the gym and spa. Local attractions include the Viceregal Lodge which was built in 1888 by the British Viceroy Lord Dufferin and also features a museum and beautifully laid out gardens, Tattapani/Shiv Goofa, the hot sulphur spring famous for its therapeutic power, Sankat Mochan, a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman and Kufri, a ski destination in Himachal Pradesh.
Services at the hotel include Internet Access, Business Center, Concierge, Beauty Salon, Laundry and Valet Service, Doctor on Call
Location & Directions
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 center of Shimla and near the Viceregal Lodge.
When to go
Shimla's salubrious climate helps make it a year-round destination. Though Shimla has pleasant climate throughout the year, it experiences cold winters. The temperatures can drop to sub-zero conditions during the peak winter season. The best time to visit Shimla would be October to November and from March to May. It is advisable not to visit Shimla during monsoons as the place has a history of having landslides every now and then.