The Oberoi Cecil is part of Shimla's rich colonial past, conjuring up the days when officers would retreat to the queen of the hill stations to enjoy cool summers whilst the Indian plains sweltered.
Resting at the foothills of the majestic Himalayas is Shimla, the queen of hill stations and once the summer capital of the British Raj, Oberoi Cecil is about a 25-minute walk from the centre of Shimla and near the Viceregal Lodge.
Accommodation & Facilities
Most of the 79 rooms and suites at the Oberoi Cecil have valley or mountain views, decorated classically with polished wood and brass and with all modern amenities. Many rooms afford stunning views across the valley and snow covered peaks of the Himalayas and the bathrooms include a vanity counter, a bathtub and come with deluxe Ayurvedic toiletries. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, steam & sauna rooms and spa.
The hotel has a restaurant offering Asian and European dishes, The Lounge where guests can enjoy a cup of tea or a drink later on and the Cedar Garden which serves light meals, snacks and drinks.
Local sights include the Viceregal Lodge, built in 1888 by the British Viceroy Lord Dufferin, and also features a museum and beautifully laid out gardens. You can visit Shiv Goofa, the hot sulphur springs famous for its therapeutic power. In winter months you can visit Kufri, a ski destination in Himachal Pradesh.