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The swimming pool of the hotel will be under maintenance from 1st July until 31st October, 2024.
For residents who wish to enjoy a swim during this period, we have arranged access to the pool facilities at Wildflower Hall, our award winning resort located near Mashobra.  Wildflower Hall is 13 kilometres and a 45-minute drive from The Oberoi Cecil.
Our Concierge team will be happy to arrange transfers and our colleagues at Wildflower Hall will ensure you have an enjoyable experience.
  We thank you for your understanding and support as we work to upgrade our facilities for you to enjoy on your next visit to The Oberoi Cecil.


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Welcome to Shimla.
Mall Road, Shimla
The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
Welcome to Shimla.

Shimla is located in northern India, in the apple and cherry region of Himachal Pradesh. The British summer capital during colonial times, Shimla boasts many examples of original British architecture; from churches to offices, private residences and a theatre.

During the times of the British Raj, ours was the most exclusive 5 star hotel in Shimla; known for its fabulous ballroom dances and fashionable clientele. More than a century later, The Oberoi Cecil continues to maintain its exclusivity with a colonial charm and classic elegance that befits the best hotel in Shimla.

A Heritage Grand Hotel with rich wooden floors, glowing fireplaces, a grand atrium lobby and panoramic mountain views, The Oberoi Cecil’s warm ambience flows into our hospitality; as we welcome you at the front door, show you to your room or help you relax at the spa. At the dedicated children’s activity centre of our Heritage Grand luxury hotel in Shimla, we are also delighted to welcome your little ones for the holiday of a lifetime.

100% of the electricity needs of The Oberoi Cecil are met by clean hydro-electric power.

The hotel is equipped with Electric Vehicle charging stations as well.

The Oberoi Cecil, Chaura Maidan, Shimla 171004, India

The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla


Government of India, Ministry of Tourism

Travel Notes

  • Chandigrah Airport
  • Shimla Airport
  • Shimla Railway Station
  • Distance 122 kilometers
  • Driving time 4 hours

Shimla is a quaint destination located in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh, approximately 350 kms north of Delhi. And three hours by car from Chandigarh.


Shimla was adopted as the summer capital of British India in 1863. To this day, memories of the era abound in the many examples of colonial architecture that dot the city.


The Oberoi Cecil sits at the quieter end of Shimla’s central Mall Road, near many famous cultural sights and shopping.

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Limited Period Offer
A Night With Our Compliments

Reserve a stay for two or more nights and receive a complimentary third night’s stay.
Offer applicable for bookings made between 19th June and 30th September, 2024 for stays until 30th September, 2024.

May we show you to your room?

Classic furnishings, teak wood floors and garden or valley views.

  • Rooms
  • Suites

Deluxe Rooms. ... With heritage style and modern comforts in equal measure, these rooms with 22.3 - 24.5 square metres interiors, feature hand carved one...

Luxury Rooms. ... These classically appointed rooms are punctuated with cavalry and flag designs that pay homage to Shimla’s military history from the colonial...

Premier Valley View Rooms. ... Unwind after a day of sightseeing around Shimla. These rooms with 36.25 - 39.9 square metres interiors, are classically furnished with a...

Deluxe Suites. ... These spacious suites with 51.2 - 53.9 square metres interiors, feature a grand, brass ornamented, two poster king size bed and an ensuite...

Luxury Suites. ... These spacious suites with 55.4 square metres interiors, have a master bedroom with a two poster king size bed, a comfortable living room...

Where would you like to dine?

Enjoy all day dining in our restaurant; once a fashionable ballroom for the Shimla elite.
Or take high tea under our signature atrium in the lounge.

The Restaurant All Day Dining in Shimla at The Oberoi Cecil
The Restaurant.

The Restaurant still imbibes all the ambience of the fashionable ballroom it once was. The menu includes international, pan-Indian and local Himachali dishes. Complimented by views across the Shimla valley. Topped off with the intuitive attention to your every need that makes every dining experience here, unmistakably Oberoi. Dress Code:  We respectfully request that our guests refrain from wearing...

The Lounge & Bar.

Under a vast skylight in our signature atrium lounge, you can take an English style high tea or enjoy freshly brewed coffees, premium alcoholic beverages and carefully paired snacks. All served with a personalised touch that makes for an Oberoi experience. Live classical piano is arranged every evening, for your exclusive entertainment.

Cedar Garden.

Nestled amidst the serene beauty of Shimla, the Cedar Garden at The Oberoi Cecil offers more than just a dining experience; it's an enchanting journey into the heart of Himachal Pradesh's culture and cuisine. The menu is a carefully curated selection of dishes that showcase the vibrant flavors and unique ingredients of Himachal's culinary heritage.Dishes are inspired from the Himachali Dham.The feast. The...

Relax. Replenish. Rejuvenate.

Our spa, indoor heated swimming pool and fitness centre are located on the lower floors of the hotel.

Massage Therapies at The Oberoi Spa in Shimla

The Oberoi Spa The Oberoi Spa offers a range of signature Oberoi, Eastern and Western massage treatments that will relax, revitalise and rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit.

Luxury Spa Therapies at The Oberoi Spa in Shimla

Fitness Centre Our gymnasium is equipped with a range of cardiovascular machines and weights machines, for guests' exclusive use.
Timings: 7.00 am to 7.00 pm

Swimming Pool, The Oberoi Cecil Shimla

Swimming Pool Enjoy panoramic views of the Shimla valley and the Himalayas while taking a leisurely dip in our temperature controlled pool in Shimla.

  • Length: 15 metres
  • Timings: 9.00 am to 9.00 pm
Experiences that linger, often forever.

Specially curated private dining, heritage tours and relaxing spa treatments designed specially for you.

Children's Activity Centre at The Oberoi Cecil Shimla
Children’s Activity Centre.

Our children's activity centre is equipped with air hockey, carrom board, table top "foosball", table tennis, pool table and soft toys. It also has a well stocked library and a daily changing schedule of complimentary activities supervised by a member of the Children’s Activity Centre team. Talent Competition. We encourage our young guests to draw, paint, write poems, short stories and share their...

The Colonial Heritage Walk in Shimla by 5 Star The Oberoi Cecil
Colonial Heritage Walk.

Take a guided walk through Shimla’s history and let us share little known facts and colourful stories of the former summer capital of India. Discover the Viceregal Lodge perched atop the Observatory Hill, with its collection of photographs from the time of British rule. Pay a visit to the neo-Gothic Gorton Castle, secreted within deodar trees like a fairytale dwelling. Stop for a while in the peaceful...

Dinner by Candlelight Experience in Shimla at The Oberoi Cecil
Dinner by Candlelight.

A romantic four course dinner for two, personalised by our chefs, experienced in our private dining room and complemented by our unobtrusive attention. Perfect for a special occasion or just because.

Chail, Shimla
Walk in the Woods.

Fall off the tourist map with this refreshing walk. The guided tour starts with a short walk (or drive) from The Oberoi Cecil to the village of Annadale, where you will descend through rhododendron and cedar forests into the Glen, for a picnic lunch beside a stream. Opt for an invigorating climb back to our hotel or let us drive you in a luxury car.

May we offer a little persuasion?

A few more good reasons for you to stay with us.

Take a break in the Himalayas.
Himalayan Vacations.

Discover historic Shimla and stay 2,515 metres above sea level.

Advance Purchase Rate Offer at The Oberoi Cecil Shimla
Early Advantage Rate.
The benefits of being an early bird.

Book early and enjoy special savings.

Extended Stay Rate Offer at The Oberoi Cecil Shimla
Extended Stay Rate.
Another good reason to stay that little bit longer.

Gain more by stretching your holiday.

Exploring Shimla.

Shimla is a timeless hill station dotted with quaint colonial buildings poised along its twelve kilometre ridge.

Jakhoo Hill, Shimla
Jakhoo Hill.

Jakhoo Hill is the highest peak in Shimla. Standing at 2,438 metres, it offers a fantastic perspective of the Himalayas. Jakhoo Hill is also home to an ancient temple and a towering statue of Lord Hanuman, the monkey god; a symbol of unwavering energy and devotion. One can reach Jhakkoo Hill from Mall Road through ropeway.

  • Distance from the hotel 8 kilometres
  • Driving time30 minutes
Naldhera Golf Course, Shimla

This tranquil hill station was a favourite of the Viceroy Lord Curzon, who not only designed India’s first 9-hole golf course here, but also named his third daughter Alexandra Naldehra after it. Nowadays, Naldehra, at 2,195 metres altitude, boasts a challenging golf course that is rated amongst the best in the country. For those more interested in trekking, Naldehra is also home to Shaily Peak, whose hiking trail runs a steep 8 kms to the summit for beautiful views.

  • Distance from the hotel 25 kilometres
  • Driving time1 hour
The Army Museum, Shimla
The Army Museum in Shimla.

A passionately compiled museum about the Indian Army; its soldiers, regiments and the intense pride they have passionately treasured since colonial times. The museum is closed on Mondays.

  • Distance from the hotel 4 kilometers
  • Driving time12 minutes
The Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla
The Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

Originally the Vice regal Lodge for Lord Dufferin, Viceroy of India (1884–1888), the Vice regal Lodge peers over Shimla from its perch on Observatory Hill. Worth a visit, for many momentous decisions were made in this building, including the move to carve Pakistan from India in 1947.

  • Distance from the hotel 1.4 kilometers
  • Driving time4 minutes

For which we thank our guests and our people.

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Best Heritage Hotel: Grand
National Tourism Award, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India
Best Heritage Hotel: Grand
National Tourism Award, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India
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