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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 five 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 our dedicated children’s activity centre, we are also delighted to welcome your little ones for the holiday of a lifetime.
The Oberoi Cecil, Chaura Maidan, Shimla 171004, India
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.
Classic furnishings, teak wood floors and garden or valley views,
complemented by a personal butler and round the clock service.
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 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...
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.
Our spa, indoor heated swimming pool and fitness centre are located on the lower floors of the hotel.
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.
Fitness Centre Our gymnasium is equipped with a range of cardiovascular machines and weights machines, for guests' exclusive use.
Swimming Pool Enjoy panoramic views of the Shimla valley and the Himalayas while taking a leisurely dip in our temperature controlled pool in Shimla.
Specially curated private dining, heritage tours and relaxing spa treatments designed specially for you.
Our children's activity centre is equipped with gaming machines, virtual gaming system Xbox, bowling, table top "foosball", table tennis, snooker 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,...
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...
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.
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.
A few more good reasons for you to stay with us.
Shimla is a timeless hill station dotted with quaint colonial buildings poised along its twelve kilometre ridge.
Jakhoo Hill is the highest peak in Shimla. Standing at 8,000 feet, 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.
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 7,200 feet 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.
A passionately compiled museum about the Indian Army; its soldiers, regiments and the intense pride they have passionately treasured since colonial times.
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.
For which we thank our guests and our people.