During the times of the British Raj, this was the most exclusive of hotels in Shimla, known for its fabulous ballroom dances and fashionable clientele. 130 years later, our restored luxury heritage hotel retains much of its colonial charm.Located at the quieter end of the bustling Mall Road, near the Viceroy Lodge, The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla is announced by a crisp, white facade and smart, green terrace railings. Inside, a lobby punctuated with marble fireplaces leads guests to a comfortable lounge, which is lit from above by a skylight that spans the length and breadth of the hotel's signature atrium.Guests looking for a luxury dining restaurant in Shimla will be delighted by our main restaurant. This restored grand ballroom now serves a wide range of fine international, pan-Indian and local Himachali dishes, complimented by our legendary service and warm hospitality.

The private dining room is perfect for a romantic dinner for two.Nestled in the mountainside, The Oberoi Spa in Shimla offers a wide range of Eastern, Western and signature Oberoi treatments, accompanied by fantastic views. It is a wonderful setting to refresh after a fulfilling day exploring the colonial town and Shimla valley. Guests with children can rest assured that while relaxing here, their children will be having fun and making friends in our supervised Children's Activity Centre.We offer all guests complimentary access to high speed Internet for up to four devices. Guests who book in advance and directly with us can also enjoy special rates, exclusive privileges and hotel offers. Relax with loved ones on a specially curated family holiday or a romantic honeymoon. Stay with Oberoi Hotels & Resorts in Shimla for an unforgettable experience.

Guests looking for a luxury dining restaurant in Shimla will be delighted by our main restaurant. This restored grand ballroom now serves a wide range of fine international, pan-Indian and local Himachali dishes, complimented by our legendary service and warm hospitality. The private dining room is perfect for a romantic dinner for two.Our restaurant is located in what was in colonial times, the most chic ballroom in Shimla. With views over the mountains, cedar covered valley and Cart Road, where fashionable ladies of the British Raj would ride in horse drawn carriages, we invite guests to take in the authentic ambience while savouring our unparalleled local and international cuisine.Our spa, swimming pool and fitness centre are located on the lower floors of the hotel. Accessible down a tiled, wooden staircase, the spa is nestled in the mountain side and affords fantastic views across the Shimla valley. Our 15 metre (50 foot) pool is adorned with vibrant blue mosaics and softly lit by elegant Roman column up-lighters. It is the only heated pool in Shimla.Conveniently placed close to the restaurant and opening onto a fire-lit lounge area with rich leather armchairs, our two meeting rooms are named after famous figures in Shimla's colonial history: the Viceroy, Lord Curzon and author, Rudyard Kipling.In keeping with the hotel's colonial charm, these rooms are decorated with antique lithographs of English manor houses and lit by candelabra style chandeliers.


Our exquisitely restored property: The Oberoi Cecil, offers accommodation unparalleled by other luxury heritage hotels in Shimla. Tastefully decorated in an authentic colonial style, all rooms and suites offer complimentary access to high speed Internet for up to four devices and are served round the clock by a dedicated personal butler, 24 hours a day.Located off richly carpeted corridors that encircle our expansive, sky-lit atrium - a feature unique amongst luxury resorts in Shimla - our rooms and suites also offer fantastic views across our terraced garden, towering cedar trees or the Shimla valley.Each room is furnished with a king-size bed, panelled with Burmese teak floorboards, and features quaint colonial style touches such as an ottoman and a leather topped bureau desk. Our well-lit bathrooms, tiled in deep red granite and evergreen marble, are fitted with a full-length bathtub and a vari-pressure shower.

LUXURY SUITE - From the comfort of a Luxury Suite, guests can take in views of the sweeping mountains and cedar rich valley, original Shimla railway line and Cart Road - where distinguished ladies would have been driven out to take the air, see-and-be-seen in fashionable, colonial Shimla.Our Luxury Suites are tastefully decorated with a king-size bed, adorned with a unique, two-poster burnished brass and an upholstered headboard, a Victorian style ottoman, white candelabra bedside lamps and a leather topped writing bureau. Antique plates, coins and ornately carved wood blocks adorn the walls.

DELUXE SUITE - Located at the front of the hotel, our Deluxe Suites are filled with refreshing views of lofty cedars. Guests can take a seat by the window in a comfortable armchair, or step outside onto their private terrace to enjoy the fragrance of the cedars and views along Shimla's iconic Mall Road.From the elaborate brass ornamented, two-poster king-size bed, to the crested two-seater sofa and gold armchairs in the living room, this suite exudes colonial style. The suite is panelled throughout with rich teak floorboards and crowned with a deep red granite and evergreen marble bathroom.This suite is equipped with an electronic safe in the walk-in wardrobe, a personal bar and tea making facilities in the Victorian style teak dresser, a 32" LCD television, a direct dial telephone line, a fax and a copier. The bathroom has hot water all year round, a full-length tub and a separate shower.

PREMIER VALLEY VIEW ROOM - From the windows of our Premier Valley View Rooms, guests can enjoy uninterrupted panoramas of the dramatic Shimla valley, cloaked in evergreen cedar trees. Relax in the comfort of an armchair and watch the weather roll dramatically over the valley.The centrepiece of this room is a two-poster bed - designed exclusively for Oberoi - topped with a verdant green upholstered headboard and piled with pillows. Sitting squarely at the end is a Victorian style ottoman, and in the corner, a leather topped writing desk and a smartly carved, antique style chair.Tucked discreetly inside a colonial style, teak dresser, guests will find a personal bar and tea making facilities, while sitting comfortably on top, is a 32" LCD television and a DVD player. The walk-in wardrobe is fitted with full-length mirrors and an electronic safe, while the bathroom has a full-length tub and a multi-pressure shower.

LUXURY ROOM - The windows of our Luxury Rooms are filled with views of lofty cedar trees, standing tall as sentries across Shimla. Guests may nestle into the comfort of an armchair, enjoy 24-hour dining in the comfort of their room and look out over the calm and serenity that pervade this romantic valley.Colonial cavalry and flag designs pervade the furnishings of this room. Smart armchairs and curtains are upholstered in classically striped fabric, polished teak floor panels mimic regimental lines and pictures of British cavalrymen and their flags are captured in frames on the walls.Each Luxury Room features a walk-in wardrobe with a separate brass railed luggage compartment, an electronic safe, a direct dial telephone, a 32" LCD television and a DVD/CD player. In the bathroom, guests may soak in a hot bath or shower under the water pressure of their choice.

DELUXE ROOM - Located at the front of the hotel, our Deluxe Rooms have views onto the cedar garden and some have access to a private terrace whose smart, green railings compliment the crisp, white facade of the hotel. Guests may stand here and picture Shimla in colonial times, when fashionable ladies would have stood here being admired from the Mall Road.Features such as the polished wooden floor boards and charming brass railed luggage space lend a subtle colonial charm to this room. Guests may take a seat at the teak writing bureau or relax in an armchair beside the antique style, mother-of-pearl inlaid coffee table and enjoy the authentic ambience.

Hotel & Room facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Backup generator
  • Breakfast services
  • Laundary Services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Doctor on call
  • Parking(free)
  • Restaurant
  • Travel counter
  • Attached Bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • H/C running water
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini Bar
  • Daily Newspaper
  • Premium bedding
  • Reading lamps
  • Room heater
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Television-Room
  • Wakeup-calls
  • window opens