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The Old India
After an 8 hour drive we were delighted to arrive at the hotel. Our timing was good as no sooner had we checked in than two very large groups of train buffs arrived and took the place over. We were shown to our Luxury Rooms with wonderful views over Shimla to the mountains beyond. There was tea and coffee and bottled water available. The rooms certainly were beautifully fitted out and the bathrooms had all modern facilities done in a traditional way. After a walking tour on the first day I booked in for a foot and leg massage in the spa which was excellent. There were two large dining rooms which were full of groups and another area which were tables off a central walkway with people coming and going. We felt pushed out by the groups. We were encouraged to try the evening buffet which we did but it wasn’t great and very busy with the large groups. After that we had the a la carte which certainly made us regret having the buffet! The chef came to check everything was fine and it certainly made us feel a bit more ‘wanted’! Brilliant food. Breakfasts were served in the same area and were very good with lots of choice on the buffet or you could have something cooked for you which we did. We did enjoy the hotel but felt it might have been better without the large groups.
Elegance from a Different Era
Elegant Hotel in Beautiful Mountainous Shimla .Full of character with modern facilities. Very comfortable , superb service , very warm indoor pool ,delicious meals . Excellent breakfasts and buffets but the special Indian set dinner menu and typical Indian breakfast particularly recommended .All the dishes were well explained Wonderful hotel and most memorable stay .
Wonderful old hotel, massive rooms, great swimming pool and beauty salon. Food excellent and service second to none. We could easily have spent a week here instead of 2 nights. Bar a little pricy but we were getting used to that. 15-20 mins walk into the centre of Shimla but perfectly safe.
A memorable experience!
Our stay at the Oberoi Cecil was truly memorable. From the time we arrived until we left we were treated by charming, helpful, friendly staff, who went out of their way to ensure we were comfortable. The room was well appointed and the bed very comfortable. The lounge was an excellent place for a pre-dinner drink. Dining was enjoyable with an excellent dinner buffet, where there was a good choice of appetising dishes. Breakfast was a-la-carte and one of the best I have been served. This is definitely a hotel I would go back to!
Impressive colonial style hotel.
Large and impressive colonial style hotel. Splendid atrium with bar and lounge on ground floor. Quality public areas and dining rooms. Excellent guest rooms and very polite and courteous staff. Very good breakfast and sumptuous buffet dinner. Some rooms with splendid views but rooms on street side somewhat noisy.
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