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The Oberoi Cecil - Shimla

Over 100 years old, The Oberoi Cecil is a Grand Heritage Hotel. It is situated at Chaura Maidan, Shimla, 7000 feet up in the Himalayas.

A celebration of the elegance and grace of the Colonial era in the Queen of Hill Stations, located in the majestic Himalayan ranges, The Oberoi Cecil is very much a part of Shimla’s colonial history. The hotel has been restored to its original grandeur with wood floors, period furniture, crackling fires and an inviting ambience. Built around a beautiful atrium, the rooms offer splendid views of the mountains and valleys.

Built in 1884 as a Himalayan hill station, the hotel has been extensively renovated and reopened in 1997. With fabulous views across the valley, The Oberoi Cecil is a perfect base from which to explore the spectacular mountain scenery, cedar forests and ancient monasteries of this world famous destination. The Oberoi Cecil is within walking distance of the famous Vice Regal Lodge, former summer residence of the Viceroy of India.

Location:

Hotel The Oberoi Cecil is located 10 minutes from Shimla Station and 45 minutes from Jubbarhatti Airport. Flights from Delhi arrive daily.

Rooms & suites
All our rooms come with the following  features: Teak armoire with a TV & DVD player | Satellite television | Wired broadband internet access | Separate walk-in closet with electronic safe | Direct dial telephone with voice mail | Personal bar | 24 Hour Butler service

The Oberoi Cecil's classically elegant interiors with panelling, pillars and chandeliers recall the days of the Raj. Many rooms at The Oberoi Cecil have views across the valley and snow covered peaks of the Himalayas. The bathrooms include a vanity counter, a bathtub and come with deluxe ayurvedic toiletries.

The Hotel is centrally heated in winter, air-conditioned in summer and features one of the highest located heated swimming pools in the world. A specially designed children's activity centre is equipped with computer games, toys, Wendy Room and Billiards Room. Horses and ponies can be hired for trekking in

Deluxe Room
Deluxe Rooms offer a view of the Cedar garden and Shimla city. These rooms are elegantly appointed with Burma teak flooring and have queen size beds.
Premier Room The spacious Premier Rooms offer vistas of the snow covered peaks of the Himalayas. Some come with private balconies that overlook the Cedar Garden or Chaura Maidan. These rooms are elegantly appointed with Burma teak flooring and have queen size beds.
Deluxe Suites The Deluxe Suites have private balconies which offer magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. They have an exquisitely appointed bedroom and an adjoining living room with an attached walk in closet.
Luxury SuitesThe Luxury Suites offer breathtaking views of the Shimla valley and the Southern slopes of the Himalayas from their extensive private balconies. The living room leads to the large bedroom. The suites have a separate dresser area and an additional walk in closet. The bathroom includes a separate shower cubicle and a bathtub.
 

 

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Dining
Cedar Garden
The outdoor restaurant at the Oberoi Cecil offers a light menu with a range of snack and drinks. Enjoy a light meal here from 11 am to 3 pm.

The Tea Lounge and Bar The Lounge is located in the 5 storey Atrium Lobby and also has a Bar. Guests can also enjoy tea or a quiet drink in front of a roaring fire. The Tea Lounge and Bar offers service from 11 am to 11 pm.

The Restaurants
The Restaurant at the Oberoi Cecil offers a selection of European and Asian dishes. Special rates for children apply at mealtimes. It offers a variety of Indian, Continental, Italian and Regional cuisines and is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Its wood panelling and chandeliers add to its old-world elegance and charm.
24 Hour in-room dining
24 Hour in-room dining is available throughout the hotel.

Spa & fitness overview
The Spa offers an extensive ‘menu' of relaxing and reviving massages and beauty treatments. Aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, Balinese, Hawaiian and Thai massage all feature, along with Chakra Head and Shoulder Massage and facials.

As well as the spa therapy suites, the Spa offers steam rooms and saunas. This is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day in the mountains - or in the boardroom. The Gymnasium, located at the level below the Pool, is free to guests.

Spa
Take your body and mind to new heights of inspiration and rejuvenation. At the beautifully appointed spa, the bracing mountain air conspires with the healing hands of our trained therapists to restore the natural balance of the body. Holistic treatments drawn from Ayurveda, Thai and Western techniques are used to soothe the senses and promote a feeling of complete well-being. Pamper yourself with beauty treatments created from the finest natural ingredients or relax in the heated swimming pool or whirlpool as you take in spectacular mountain views. A session at the Oberoi Spa promises to be a journey of transformation.

Swimming pool
The heated indoor swimming pool – among the highest in the world – is open to guests between 7 am to 9 pm. Its windows look out over a spectacular panorama of snow capped mountains. Just the place for a few quiet lengths before breakfast.

Meeting overview
The Oberoi Cecil, remote and peaceful in a spectacular setting, is an ideal venue for conferences and meetings. The Kipling Room (seats up to 40), The Curzon Room (up to 20) and The Inner Section (up to 140) .The seating in all three rooms can be arranged in a variety of configurations to suit your business needs. All offer 21st century facilities with all the latest communications and audio-visual equipment available for hire by the day.

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