The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

The very first Oberoi hotel, The Oberoi Cecil is situated at one end of the Mall within easy reach of the Vice-regal lodge. The hotel boasts sublime views across the distant Himalayan foothills and cedar forests below.

The Cecil – once the most exclusive hotel in the region – boasts a history of more than 130 years and provides elegant, spacious rooms which are supremely comfortable and decorated with immaculate taste, celebrating its colonial past. Several of the rooms have sit out balconies from which you can enjoy the surrounding mountain vistas.

Dine like the fashionable clientele of the British Raj in the restored grand ballroom serving fine international, pan-Indian and local Himachali dishes, or if you prefer a romantic dinner for two - the private dining room is the perfect place. The spectacular lounge adorned with antique English street lamps offers the perfect stop to relax, and enjoy of cup of fine tea in front of the fire place. If the weather is pleasant, enjoy an evening in the pretty cedar garden with some classic cocktails and fresh canapés, or even a Barbeque, whilst surveying the sweeping views over the Shimla valley.

The Oberoi Spa, offers a wide range of therapies to choose from with treatment rooms overlooking the spectacular view.  A family hotel, the children are well catered for, with endless activities such as nature walks, gaming machines, table tennis, and many other experiences organized by the staff.  For those who wish a little more physical activity there is a fitness centre and an indoor temperature-controlled swimming pool to enjoy.

 

The Oberoi Cecil is the perfect place to end the holiday in India, relaxing in the foothills of the Himalayas, take in the pure natural surroundings of this historic town in its picturesque mountain surroundings.  The Oberoi Cecil also works very well with a twin visit to the nearby mountain retreat of The Oberoi Wildflower Hall.

 

The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

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