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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

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During the times of the British Raj, this was the most exclusive of hotels in Shimla, known for its fabulous ballroom dances and fashionable clientele. 130 years later, our restored luxury 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, Shimla is announced by a crisp, white facade 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.

Guests looking for a luxury dining restaurant in Shimla will be delighted by our main restaurant. This restored grand ballroom now serves a wide range of fine international, pan-Indian and local Himachali dishes, complimented by our legendary service and warm hospitality. The private dining room is perfect for a romantic dinner for two.

Nestled in the mountainside, The Oberoi Spa in Shimla offers a wide range of Eastern, Western and signature Oberoi treatments, accompanied by fantastic views. It is a wonderful setting to refresh after a fulfilling day exploring the colonial town and Shimla valley. Guests with children can rest assured that while relaxing here, their children will be having fun and making friends in our supervised Children's Activity Centre.

Guests can book in advance and directly with us to enjoy special rates, exclusive privileges and hotel offers. Relax with loved ones on a specially curated family holiday or a romantic honeymoon. Stay with Oberoi Hotels & Resorts in Shimla for an unforgettable experience.


A restored luxury heritage hotel, located at the quieter end of the 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

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

Dining Specials - Five Course Meal in Private Dining Area, Complimentary Wine, Chocolates & Honeymoon Gift - The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

Culinary Romance

Savour a four 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 8,500 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. "

  • " 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. "

  • " 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. "

  • " 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! "


    Cleanse, Tone & Refresh Body And Mind in The Luxury Spa at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

    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 50 foot (15 metre) pool is the only temperature controlled pool in Shimla.


  • Children Activity Centre - Place For Engaging Activities & Recreation at The Oberoi Cecil, 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 romantic or family picnics in the nearby scenic locations.


  • Dinner by Candlelight - Romantic, Candlelit Four Course Dinner - Dining Special at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

    Dinner by Candlelight

    Savour a romantic, candlelit four course dinner, custom designed by our masterchefs and accompanied by two glasses of wine. Served by our dedicated waiters in our charming private dining room, we guarantee a flawless evening of exquisite fine dining.

  • Colonial Heritage Tour - The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

    The Colonial Heritage Tour

    Guests can enjoy a walk through history on a full day excursion around Shimla, the summer capital of the British Raj. Our Colonial Heritage Tour provides an interesting insight into the colonial architecture and stories of Shimla's glorious history. On a gentle tour of the town, guests will become acquainted with the Viceregal Lodge, Gorton Castle, St. Michael's Cathedral, The Mall, The Ridge and Clarkes Hotel.


Himalayan Vacations - Special Hotel Offers by The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

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 - 171 004, Himachal Pradesh, India