The Oberoi Cecil, Himalayas, India

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.

A heated swimming pool, billiards rooms and children’s activity centre and many opportunities for nature walks, make this luxury resort an all season destination.

Location and Transfers

The Oberoi Cecil is situated at Chaura Maidan, Shimla, 7000 feet up in the Himalayas. The Oberoi Cecil is just 10 minutes from Shimla Station and 45 minutes from Jubbarhatti Airport. Flights from Delhi arrive daily. Shimla Airport is 90 minutes away.


Deluxe Rooms – offer a view of the Cedar garden and Shimla city. These rooms are elegantly appointed with Burma teak flooring and have King beds

Luxury Rooms – more spacious than Deluxe Rooms and offer a view of Shimla city. They are elegantly appointed with Burma teak flooring and have the option of Queen, King and Twin beds

Premier Valley View Rooms – the spacious Premier Rooms offer vistas of the snow covered peaks of the Himalayas and are elegantly appointed with Burma teak flooring and have King beds. Some rooms come with private balconies that overlook the Cedar Garden or Chaura Maidan

Deluxe Suites – offer private balconies, an exquisitely appointed bedroom and an adjoining living room with an attached walk in closet. The Deluxe Suites offer a view of the Chaura Maidan or the Shimla city

Luxury Suites – offer breathtaking views of the Shimla valley and the Southern slopes of the Himalayas from their extensive private balconies. The living room leads to the large bedroom. The suites have a separate dresser area and an additional walk in closet


Cedar Garden – outdoor restaurant at the Oberoi Cecil offers a light menu with a range of snack and drinks

The Restaurant – offers a selection of European and Asian dishes, including a variety of Indian, Continental, Italian and Regional cuisines and is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

In-Room Dining – 24-hour

The Tea Lounge & Bar – 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

Facilities and Activities

Heated indoor swimming pool
Billiards Room
Activity centre for children
Golf – the highest golf course in the world is nearby and Annandale, another course, is just 3kms from The Oberoi Cecil. Both have nine holes
Horse riding
Ice-skating – available between November and March
Trekking – with expert guides
Skiing – available at Narkhanda, 64kms

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