Shimla, India

The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

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.

We offer all guests complimentary access to high speed Internet for up to four devices. Guests who book in advance and directly with us can also 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.

rooms & Suites

Luxury Suite

Our expansive Luxury Suites feature an elegant living room, a bedroom with a unique two-poster bed, a walk-in wardrobe and a private balcony with panoramic views across the Shimla valley. The classic red granite and evergreen marble bathroom is fitted with a gleaming bathtub, a separate shower, double sinks and a vanity counter.

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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.


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.


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

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.

Discover Places

Stroll down Shimla's Mall Road, visit the colonial buildings of Peterhoff, the Viceregal Lodge, Gorton Castle, Railway Board, Telegraph Office, Gaiety Theatre, Christ Church and infamous Scandal Point.

Travel Information

Chandigarh airport and railway station are four hours' drive from The Oberoi Cecil. The roads are steep, windy and the views along the way are spectacular.