The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

At a glance

  • A restored heritage hotel
  • Stunning views of the Shimla Valley
  • Renowned Oberoi Spa

The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla


Experience colonial luxury and renowned Oberoi hospitality at this historic Himalayan hotel.

An elegant and historic building, the prestigious Oberoi Cecil evokes the charm of the colonial era and has a fantastic setting in the foothills of the Himalayas, just ten minutes from Shimla. Beautifully restored, it features wooden floors, crackling fires and period furniture, all of which add to your heritage experience.

At the hotel’s main restaurant you can enjoy fine dining in the spectacular setting of the restored grand ballroom. With glorious views overlooking the mountains and valley, savour the authentic colonial ambiance while enjoying a delicious range of pan-Indian, international and local Himachali dishes. Come the evening, venture to the stylish lounge to enjoy a relaxing after-dinner drink or coffee.

Paying homage to the hotel's colonial heritage, the rooms are all decorated in an authentic style, and offer majestic views of the terraced garden and Shimla Valley. Though sizes vary, each room enjoys a bespoke two-poster bed, and features quaint period furniture and Burmese teak floorboards.

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Key information

At the foot of the Himalayas, The Oberoi Cecil is just ten minutes from Shimla Station and 45 minutes from the local airport.

Airport transfer time: Approx. 3½ hours from Chandigarh airport
Rooms: 75

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020
The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the hotel 19th in the Top 25 Hotels in India category for 2020.

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Accommodation information

75 rooms and suites


Restaurant, bar, lounge

What's included

Breakfast in The Restaurant.

*Denotes local charge