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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

Chaura Maidan, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh - 171004 View Map

Hotel Location: Chaura Maidan
Rooms: 75
Check-in time: From 1400 / Check-out time: Until 1200
  • Chaura Maidan, Shimla


The hotel Oberoi Cecil is a luxury five star property which is beautifully located amidst the Himalayan range at an approximate height of 7000 feet. This classic property is a restored heritage hotel, located at the quieter end of the bustling Mall Road of Shimla. The property was known for its elegance during the British rule and the architecture continues to restore the 130 years old colonial charm through its punctuated marble lobby with fireplaces leading to a comfortable lounge. The lounge is lit from above by a skylight that adds to the beauty of the hotel's signature atrium from every corner. Being located near the Viceroy Lodge, the hotel is at an approximate distance of a 10 minutes drive from the Shimla Station and a 45-minute drive from the Jubbarhatti Airport.

The rooms and suites at the property feature elegance combined with the state of the art facilities topped with the panoramic views across the Shimla valley. The Hotel Oberoi Cecil offers one of the most exclusive onsite facilities in the region that compliments the location and the idea of an ideal vacation in the mountains. The hotel features fully equipped fitness centre, full service Oberoi Spa, billiards room and an activity centre for children. The Hotel is home to Shimla's only temperature controlled swimming pool, with the breathtaking views of the Shimla valley.

Hotel Features
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Spa
  • Library
4Food & Drink
  • Restaurant/ Coffee Shop
  • LAN and Wi-Fi access (charges apply)
  • Free! Free private parking is available on site.
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Currency exchange
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • 24-hour room service
  • Doctor on Call
  • Newspapers
Room Types
  • Luxury Suite

    As the name suggests, a luxury suite is designed for an overall comfort experience of the guests while they are on a vacation at the cedar rich mountain valley of Shimla. The luxury suites are tastefully decorated with traditional elegance and colonial charm. Each room is air conditioned and features a king sized bed, 32" LCD television with DVD and CD player, broadband internet and WiFi, direct dial telephone line, Victorian style writing bureau with fax and copier, electronic safe for valuables, pillow menu, fully stocked personal bar, round the clock in room dining etc. The luxury room at the Hotel Oberoi Cecil comes with a master bedroom, private terrace, lounge, walk-in wardrobe, bath and separate shower. Each of these sections of the room is decorated with unique antiques and stylish furnishing. The attached bathroom features a full-length tub with fitted shower, natural toiletries specially blended for Oberoi Hotels,separate frosted glass shower cubicle, twin wash basins and a well-lit vanity table. 

  • Deluxe Suites

    Designed to retain the essence of the colonial charm and enjoy the magnificent view of the Shimla valley, the Deluxe Suites are filled with these characteristics. Located at the front of the hotel, the room comes with ha private terrace furnished with comfortable armchair where guests can enjoy the view along Shimla’s iconic Mall Road. The bedroom is furnished with two-poster king-size bed, two-seater sofa and gold armchairs in the living room. The Deluxe Suites features rich interiors with teak floorboards. The attached bathroom is elegantly designed with a deep red granite and evergreen marble and comes fitted with a full-length tub and a separate shower along with natural toiletries specially blended for Oberoi Hotels. This suite is equipped with an electronic safe in the walk-in wardrobe, a personal bar and tea making facilities in the Victorian style teak dresser, a 32” LCD television, a direct dial telephone line, a fax and a copier etc at the disposal of the guests.

  • Premier Valley View Rooms

    Once in the beautiful scenic valley of Shimla, where you can enjoy uninterrupted panoramas of the dramatic valley, the premier valley view rooms at the Hotel Oberoi Cecil becomes an obvious choice. The guests can either enjoy the view from indoors s in the comfort of an armchair or step onto the terrace that comes available in some rooms of this category. The room’s interiors and designs which are exclusive of the Oberoi property retains the historical char through its two-poster bed as the centerpiece, verdant green upholstered headboard, piled with pillows and a Victorian style ottoman at one end.  The other room furnishing and amenities include writing desk and smartly carved antique style chair, teak dresser, personal bar and tea making facilities, 32” LCD television and a DVD player, walk-in wardrobe fitted with full-length mirrors and an electronic safe etc. The en-suite bathroom has a tub and multi-pressure shower along with natural toiletries specially blended for Oberoi Hotels and more.

  • Luxury Rooms

    The luxury rooms at the Hotel Oberoi Cecil are a perfect blend of romantic vistas and colonial elegance. The windows from each of these rooms offer the views of lofty cedar trees across the Shimla Valley. The room intelligently designed maintaining its style and comfort. The rooms are furnished with smart armchairs where guests can nestle in and enjoy the panoramic view through their windows. The luxury rooms at the property reflect Colonial cavalry and flag designs as the same are captured in frames on the walls. The rooms are decorated with classically striped fabric curtains and polished teak floor panels.

    Each Luxury Room features a walk-in wardrobe, an electronic safe, a direct dial telephone, a 32” LCD television and a DVD/CD player, pillow menu, fully stocked personal bar, 24-hour in-room dining etc. In the en-suite bathroom equipped with natural toiletries specially blended for Oberoi Hotels, guests may soak in a hot bath or shower under the water pressure of their choicewith soft, normal and massage settings.

  • Deluxe Rooms

    The staying experience at the Hotel Oberoi Cecil is bound to captivate you with its colonial character and historical charm irrespective of the category. Like others, the Deluxe Rooms at the property which are located at the front of the hotel opens its windows to the breathtaking views of the cedar garden. Some of the rooms may have access to a private terrace whose smart, green railings compliment the crisp, white façade of the hotel. The rooms are intelligently designed, decorated and equipped with all modern facilities to ensure a comfortable stay for its guests. Some of the room furnishings and amenities include armchair beside the antique style, mother-of-pearl inlaid coffee table, teak writing bureau, walk-in wardrobe with an electronic safe, mini bar, 32” LCD television and a DVD player, pillow menu, 24 hours butler service, Wi-Fi connectivity, direct dial telephone line, etc. The en-suite bathroom comes fitted with high pressure shower with soft, normal and massages settings and is equipped with natural toiletries specially blended for Oberoi Hotels.


The Restaurant

The colonial times ballroom from the colonial times is what has now been renovated into the Hotel Oberoi Cecil’s restaurant. The perfectly situated restaurant offers the refreshing views of the mountains, cedar covered valley and Cart Road. The restaurant is known for its extensive menu that serves varieties of dishes made by the freshest ingredient by the talented chefs and served by the attentive, intuitive waiting staff. The menu serves the local Himachali dishes, international and pan Indian cuisines to ensure that guests do not miss out anything on the dining front. Combiened with the culinary skills alongside the world class hospitality, the restaurant tables at the Hotel Oberoi Cecilsparkle with exquisite silver cutlery, gold edged plates and delicate wine glasses ensuring a royal dining experience for their guests.

The Lounge and the Bar

When looking for a place to sit and relax pre dinner or post dinner, the Lounge and the Bar at the Hotel Oberoi Cecilis an obvious choice. Situated in the spectacular sky lit atrium, it become of the highlights as it gets lit from the skylight above throwing light on the antique London street lamps decorations. The atrium lounge becomes one of the highlights at the property for the perfect place to relax with a pre-dinner martini, or after-dinner coffee. The aesthetic and rich designs of the lounge and bar comprise of upholstered sofas and soft leather armchairs which are arranged in a perfect manner to set an impressive mood and ambience. Guests can loosen out to the relaxing notes of a live classical piano every evening with fully equipped bar with liquors and wines from across the globe. Be sure to relive the bygone era as you step into the Hotel Oberoi Cecil’s lounge and bar at any time of the day. 

Useful Info

Distance from Airport

  • Shimla Airport-2.9 km

Distance from Railway Station

  • Shimla Railway Station-2.9 km

Distance from Top Attractions in the Area

  • Jakhu temple- 7.6 km
  • Christ Church-7.8 km
  • Mall Road-2.7 km
Useful Hotel Stats
  • Number of Restaurants -1
  • Number of bars-1
  • Number of Floors-5
  • Room Voltage- 220
  • Year Hotel Built- 1884
  • Year Hotel Last Renovated -1997
  • No pets are allowed
  • Minimum check-in age of guest is 18 years
  • Government-issued photo id is needed during check-in
  • Guests above 11 years are considered as adults
  • Non-smoking rooms are available