• Oberoi Cecil, India

about oberoi cecil

about oberoi cecil

The Oberoi Cecil is located on the Mall in Shimla and is ideally located to explore the once summer capital of the British Raj. With fabulous views across the valley, it is a perfect base from which to explore the remarkable mountain scenery, cedar forests and ancient monasteries of this famous destination. 

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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.

Child Policy

Children welcome.

Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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