A celebration of the elegance and grace of the Colonial era in the Queen of Hill Stations. Located in the majestic Himalayan ranges, 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, billiards rooms and children’s activity center and many opportunities for nature walks, make this luxury resort an all season destination.
Over 100 years old, The Oberoi Cecil is a Grand Heritage Hotel. It is situated at Chaura Maidan, Shimla, 7000 feet up in the Himalayas.
A celebration of the elegance and grace of the Colonial era in the Queen of Hill Stations, located in the majestic Himalayan ranges, 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.
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 Oberoi Cecil is within walking distance of the famous Vice Regal Lodge, former summer residence of the Viceroy of India.
All the rooms come with the following standard features:
Teak armoire with a TV & DVD player | Satellite television | Wired broadband internet access | Separate walk-in closet with electronic safe | Direct dial telephone with voice mail | Personal bar | 24 Hour Butler service
The Oberoi Cecil's classically elegant interiors with panelling, pillars and chandeliers recall the days of the Raj. Many rooms at The Oberoi Cecil have views across the valley and snow covered peaks of the Himalayas. The bathrooms include a vanity counter, a bathtub and come with deluxe ayurvedic toiletries.
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.
Deluxe Rooms offer a view of the Cedar garden and Shimla city.
Cedar Garden, the outdoor restaurant at the Oberoi Cecil offers a light menu with a range of snack and drinks. Enjoy a light meal here from 11 am to 3 pm.
The Lounge is located in the 5 storey Atrium Lobby and also has a Bar. Guests can also enjoy tea or a quiet drink in front of a roaring fire. The Tea Lounge and Bar offers service from 11 am to 11 pm.
The Restaurant at the Oberoi Cecil offers a selection of European and Asian dishes. Special rates for children apply at mealtimes. It offers a variety of Indian, Continental, Italian and Regional cuisines and is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Its wood panelling and chandeliers add to its old-world elegance and charm.
24 Hour in-room dining is available throughout the hotel.
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 Gymnasium, located at the level below the Pool, is free to guests. It offers an exercycle, Multigym, Steppers and Treadmills. This is one way of warming up for a strenuous hill walk.
The Oberoi Cecil has a variety of indoor recreational possibilities. Billiards, board games, bridge tables, toy room and an activity centre with multimedia equipment, CD Rom and VCR.
Naldehra - the highest golf course in the world is nearby and Annandale, another course, is just 3kms from The Oberoi Cecil.
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