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Oberoi Cecil

Shimla, India

97 Excellent 3050 Reviews
Oberoi Cecil
Over 100 years old, the Oberoi Cecil is a Grand Heritage Hotel. It is situated at Chaura Maidan, Shimla, 7000 feet up in the Himalaya. Built in 1884 as a Himalayan hill station, the hotel has been extensively renovated and reopened in 1997. With fabulous views across the valley, The Oberoi Cecil is a perfect base from which to explore the spectacular mountain scenery, cedar forests and ancient monasteries of this world famous destination. The Cecil is within walking distance of the famous Vice Regal Lodge, former summer residence of the Viceroy of India. The Cecil's classically elegant interiors with panelling, pillars and chandeliers recall the days of the Raj. Many rooms at the Cecil have views across the valley and snow covered peaks of the Himalaya. The Hotel is centrally heated in winter, air-conditioned in summer and features one of the highest located heated swimming pools in the world. A specially designed children's activity centre is equipped with computer games, toys, Wendy Room and Billiards Room. Horses and ponies can be hired for trekking in the valley. The Cecil is just 10 minutes from Shimla Station and 45 minutes from Jubbarhatti Airport. Flights from Delhi arrive daily (except Sunday). There is ample private parking for guests who chose to drive or rent a car.
Hotel Address:
  • Oberoi Cecil
  • Chaura Maidan
  • Shimla, 171004
  • India

Location Summary
Nestled in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas at 2,200 meters above sea level, Cecil is a beautiful heritage hotel situated at one end of Shimla’s famous Mall. The main city center and the prestigious vice regal lodge are walking distance from the hotel. The hotel is located on Chaura Maidan, which is a restricted road. (Only vehicles with local permits are allowed).

Directions to Hotel
By air: There are direct flights to Shimla from Delhi and private air charters can also be organized. The Shimla airport is 45 minutes from the hotel. Jagson Airlines operates a 17-seater direct flight from Delhi on every alternate day. The flying time is 45 minutes. Limousine pick up can be arranged from Shimla or Chandigarh airport. By road: Shimla is connected by road from Chandigarh: 124 kilometers, from Kalka: 110 Kilometers and from Delhi: 385 Kilometers. The drive from Delhi to Shimla takes approximately 8 hours. The drive from Chandigarh to Shimla takes approximately 3 hours. By rail: Fast trains run daily from Delhi to Chandigarh and Kalka. From Kalka, train connections on a quaint narrow gauge railway, built in 1903, are available. The travel time is approximately 4 hours. There are number of trains to Chandigarh and Kalka. Limousine pick up can be arranged from Shimla, Kalka or Chandigarh railway stations.
Banquets & Meetings
The Inner Section can accommodate 140 people
Fine Dining On Site
The hotel has a restaurant offering a selection of European and Asian dishes.
Executive Retreat
The Kipling Room can accommodate forty people and the Curzon Room can accommodate 20 people
Fitness Center
Exercycle, Multigym, Steppers and Treadmills
High Speed Internet
In reception area
Child Programs
Children's activity centre is equipped with computer games, toys, Wendy Room and a Billiards Room
Pool Indoor
Heated, overlooks a spectacular panorama of snow capped mountains
Spa Facility
Aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, Balinese, Hawaiian and Thai massage, Chakra head and shoulder massage, steam room and sauna
Naldehra - the highest golf course in the world - is nearby and Annandale is just three kilometers away
Horseback Riding
Horses and ponies available nearby for trekking
Skiing Snow
Narkand is sixty-four kilometers away with a beginners run, slalom slope and a sharper run for more experienced skiers
Recommended Rooms
The 24 Deluxe rooms are bigger and have an electronic safe. All three Executive Suites feature a separate living room and walk-in wardrobes. The Deluxe Suite has separate living room and bedroom, a separate dressing area and additional walk-in closet and a private balcony.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pool Indoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Golfing
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding
    - Ice Skating
    - Skiing_snow