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The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

Mountain hotel with spa, near Mall Road

  • Free WiFi and free parking
ZAR 2,704

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  • Excellent stay. Off the hook hospitality. Just registered for their loyality program.…

    Jan 6, 2021

  • Amazing stay , super staff Vineet / gaurvi / Gunjit

    Oct 11, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 75 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available

What’s around

  • Heart of Shimla
  • Mall Road - 22 min walk
  • Shimla Mall - 26 min walk
  • State Museum - 4 min walk
  • Viceregal Lodge - 8 min walk
  • Gaiety Theater - 26 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Premier Room, Valley View
  • Luxury Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Luxury Suite
  • Deluxe Suite


  • Heart of Shimla
  • Mall Road - 22 min walk
  • Shimla Mall - 26 min walk

What’s around


  • Heart of Shimla
  • Mall Road - 22 min walk
  • Shimla Mall - 26 min walk
  • State Museum - 4 min walk
  • Viceregal Lodge - 8 min walk
  • Gaiety Theater - 26 min walk
  • Himachal Pradesh University - 26 min walk
  • Christ Church - 27 min walk
  • Lakkar Bazar - 32 min walk
  • Chadwick Falls - 39 min walk
  • Army Heritage Museum - 41 min walk

Getting around

  • Shimla (SLV) - 19 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 75 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Customers may be requested by the property to provide documentation of recent travel history (such as showing passport immigration stamps) and/or complete a health declaration.
This property requires that all guests have the Aarogya Setu mobile application on their phone. Guests will be asked to present the mobile application at the time of check-in.
To register at this property, guests who are Indian citizens must provide a valid photo identity card issued by the Government of India; travelers who are not citizens of India must present a valid passport and visa.
Guests who are traveling from Delhi, Punjab, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradeshin to Himachal Pradesh are required to provide proof of a PCR screening for COVID-19 (issued within 72 hours before arrival) during check-in. Guests will be requested to provide documentation of recent travel history by the property.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting/childcare*
  • Free children's club


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas*
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking
  • Free offsite parking nearby
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • Children's club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Indoor pool
  • Health club
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Steam room
  • Billiards or pool table

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1884
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby


  • In-room accessibility

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The Oberoi Spa has 2 treatment rooms. Services include facials and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.


The Restaurant - Onsite restaurant. A children's menu is available.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Heritage Hotels of India.

Small print

Also known as

  • Cecil Oberoi
  • Shimla Oberoi
  • Oberoi Cecil Shimla Hotel
  • Oberoi Cecil - Shimla Hotel Shimla
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  • Oberoi Shimla Cecil

Optional extras

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of INR 1500 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of INR 3000 per vehicle (roundtrip)

WiFi is available in public areas for INR 1000 per day (rates may vary)

Wired Internet access is available in guestrooms for INR 1000 per day (rates may vary)

Wired Internet access is available in public areas for INR 1000 per day (rates may vary)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


Please note: An extra bed is provided for 1 child over 8 years old and less than 12 years old staying in a room with a parent. For more than 1 child between 8 and 12 years an additional room is necessary at a discounted rate.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: INR 9600
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: INR 4800 (from 6 to 12 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, The Restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Cafe Under Tree (5.2 mi), Eighteen71- Cookhouse & Bar (5.8 mi), and Moti Mahal Delux (5.9 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is INR 3000 per vehicle roundtrip.
  • Have fun with nearby winter activities like skiing, and in warmer months enjoy a round of golf at the nearby golf course. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the indoor pool. The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla also has a steam room and spa services.
  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Too Good

    Stay in Cecil was excellent in every respect, we had come to relax and honestly could not have chosen a better property. The staff was very very good and food excellent.My room number 206 was spacious and well furnished. The Spa facilities and heated swimming pool really made it a very relaxed trip. Cannot suggest any improvements, Will love to come back.

    Raman, 1 night family trip, Oct 5, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    If Shimla is the queen of the hills then Oberoi should be called the ambassador of Shimla. They elevated the whole experience to another level. Special thanks to Chef Rajkumar, Nisha, Vipin, Virender, Shanib, Humke and then many more staff members, who make it their personal duty to serve you with the best hospitality one can offer.

    Kalkat, 2 night family trip, Aug 27, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Personalized and stately luxury

    We were at the Oberoi in the shoulder season, so it wasn't too crowded. We received an extremely high level of person service, most notably when we were sitting down for breakfast one morning and we were asked if we'd like the same drinks as usual, or something to that effect. We got a free upgrade when we checked in, which was perfect for our group size. Beautiful views of the green hills out the window in the mornings. Room was very comfortable and well-kept. Five star service.

    Alex, 2 night trip with friends, Jun 30, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Luxury Comfort and Care. That’s Cecil!!!

    We were together with family including senior citizens. The hotel is extremely luxurious and comfortable. The staff is very friendly, caring and helpful. They took proactive and extra care of everybody. Food was awesome and you can customise what you want. Overall we had a fantastic stay and would like to come back again.

    4 night family trip, Jun 24, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Amazing hotel

    Amazing hotel and amazing staff. Huge thanks to Prateek who made our trip memorable. Little extra touches mean a lot.

    Vishali, 2 night romance trip, Jun 23, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional


    Amazing.good hospitality,service was delayed a couple of times, poo is big,nice spa food was nice but there were not many options in the buffet, rest was good

    Prashant, 2 night family trip, Apr 18, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Historic Hotel in Shimla

    Great hotel, very historic in the heart of Shimla. Recommended to hire a guide that can take you to the interesting spots in town and share knowledge about the history of Shimla.

    Pietro, 4 night family trip, Mar 21, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional


    Amazing trip , very comfortable , very smiling staff with a yes to every demand

    ADS, 1 night family trip, Nov 28, 2018

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Hospitality par excellence. Special thanks to Raj Kumar Bhatia Chief Chef for personal interaction with the guests.

    Birbans, 2 night trip, Nov 3, 2018

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great birthday weekend

    Fantastic weekend in shimla at oberoi Cecil. The service was amazing. The front desk manager urvi and chef raj Kumar treated us very special. The meals were tailored to our needs.

    Nasreen, 3 night romance trip, Sep 21, 2018

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