|21 kms from Shimla Airport
4 kms from Shimla Railway Station
3 kms from Shimla Bus Stand
The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
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. A heated swimming pool, billards rooms and children’s activity centre and many opportunities for nature walks, make this luxury resort an all season destination.
Rooms and Suites
Over 100 years old, the Oberoi Cecil is a Grand Heritage Hotel. It is situated at Chaura Maidan, Shimla, 7000 feet up in the Himalaya. 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 Cecil is within walking distance of the famous Vice Regal Lodge, former summer residence of the Viceroy of India.
The Cecil’s classically elegant interiors with panelling, pillars and chandeliers recall the days of the Raj. Many rooms at the Cecil have views across the valley and snow covered peaks of the Himalaya. 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 the valley.
The Cecil is just 10 minutes from Shimla Station and 45 minutes from Jubbarhatti Airport. Flights from Delhi arrive daily (except Sunday). There is ample private parking for guests who chose to drive or rent a car.
Our restaurant offers a selection of European and Asian dishes. Wood panelling and chandeliers add to an air of old-world elegance. Special rates for children apply at mealtimes. Regular theme evenings in the restaurant celebrate the Indian and colonial heritage of the Cecil.
The Lobby Lounge in the soaring five-storey galleried Atrium also has a Bar. Here guests can enjoy tea or a quiet drink in front of a roaring fire.
At the outdoor Cedar Garden, light meals, snacks and drinks are served.
24 Hour in-room dining
24 Hour in-room dining is available throughout the hotel.
Spa and Fitness
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.
The 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.