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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

During the times of the British Raj, this was an exclusive hotel, known for its fabulous ballroom dances and fashionable clientele. 130 years later, this elegant, restored grand heritage hotel retains much of its colonial charm.

Located at the quieter end of the bustling Mall Road, near the Viceroy Lodge, The Oberoi Cecil is announced by a crisp, white façade and smart, green terrace railings. Inside, a lobby punctuated with marble fireplaces leads guests to a comfortable lounge, which is lit from above by a skylight that spans the length and breadth of the hotel's signature atrium.


A restored heritage hotel, located at the quieter end of the bustling Mall Road, Shimla.

Home to Shimla's only temperature controlled swimming pool, with views of the Shimla valley.

Children's activity centre includes gaming machines, soft toys, table tennis and a library.

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  • The Restaurant

  • The Lounge and Bar

The Restaurant

Originally the most fashionable ballroom in Shimla, our restaurant is still vibrant with colonial charm. From intimate tables nestled in wall and window booths, to the chandelier lit main hall or private dining room, guests will delight in our pan-Indian, including local Himachali, and international dishes.

The Lounge and Bar

Lit from above through a magnificent skylight that spans the length and breadth of the hotel atrium, the lounge glows with polished wooden floors, colonial style lamps, and resonates with the gentle sound of a classical piano. Guests may sip on afternoon tea, savour a martini and bask in the colonial ambience.

Dining Specials

Culinary Romance

Savour a five course meal featuring local Himachali, pan-Indian and international cuisine, in our intimate private dining area. Enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine, Honeymoon gift and exquisite chocolates.

INR 7,000 per couple excluding taxes.

Testimonials from our guests

  • " We were only planning to stay one night and ended up staying for four! After our long journey walking into the hotel was like stepping into our oasis. Every member of staff has been so kind, polite, helpful and friendly. The housekeeping staff have kept our room so beautifully clean and tidy and have helped us out with lots of little areas. Staff were amazing. And food too. We are sad to leave. "

    Mrs. Lynsey Stewart and Mr. Richard Black
    United Kingdom

  • " This has been our best hotel experience ever. We planned to stay for three nights, but stayed for five. Now that it’s time for checkout we don’t want to leave. We will definitely recommend this hotel to everyone we know. "

    Ms. Camilla Eskilsson and Mr. Peter Adermark

  • " Thank you to all of the staff for a wonderful stay on our honeymoon. We have stayed in many places all over the world but I believe this hotel has offered us the best service. Everyone is friendly and nothing is any trouble to arrange. If we have the chance to come back to Shimla, we would definitely stay here again. Many thanks. "

    Ms. Lucy McKenna

  • " The Oberoi Cecil more than customised our stay and went out of their way to cater to the food requirements for my children. I don’t think the hotel or its staff could have done anything more to make our stay enjoyable and memorable. It felt more like home with personalised service. Especially for my young children who enjoyed every bit of their hotel experience. Thank you for a wonderful holiday! "

    Mr. and Mrs. Pandit


    The Oberoi Spa

    Our therapy rooms, temperature controlled indoor swimming pool and fully equipped fitness centre are located on the lower floors of the hotel. Accessible down a brightly lit staircase, the spa is nestled in the mountainside and affords fantastic views across the Shimla valley. Our 50ft (15m) pool is the only temperature controlled pool in Shimla.


  • Children Activity Centre

    Furnished with gaming machines, soft toys, table tennis and a library, our dedicated Children's Activity Centre also offers a number of engaging activities to ensure our junior guests not only have fun but also make new friends, win prizes and take home joyous memories.

  • Other Recreational Activities

    The hotel also has billiards, bridge tables, archery and many options for nature walks and can organise family picnics in the nearby scenic locations.


  • Dinner by Candlelight

    Enjoy a romantic three course dinner, custom designed by the chef, with a glass of sparkling wine. The magical setting will ensure you have the most special and memorable evening.

  • The Colonial Heritage Tour

    A walk through history in a full-day excursion to Shimla, the erstwhile summer capital of the British Raj, with our expert historian. The three-hour walk offers a wide spectrum of old colonial architecture and a glimpse of Shimla's glorious history starting from the Viceregal Lodge, Gorton Castle, St. Michael's Cathedral, The Mall, The Ridge and Clarkes Hotel. The walk can be more leisurely with a lunch at Clarkes Hotel.

  • The Train Ride

    Travel back in time with a delightful "toy train" ride to Taradevi on UNESCO world heritage Kalka-Shimla train line. It shall enliven you as it gradually winds its way along the narrow track, through mystical mountains and pine forests.


Himalayan Vacations

The Oberoi Cecil offers fine dining, exclusive, holistic spa therapies and is the only hotel in Shimla with a temperature controlled pool. It also has a fantastic children’s activity centre with gaming machines, table tennis and a library.

With a Himalayan Vacation at The Oberoi Cecil, you and your family can enjoy special room rates for two or more nights, dining credit and savings on spa therapies.

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Hotel Address: The Oberoi Cecil, Chaura Maidan, Shimla - 171004, Himachal Pradesh, India