of the elegance and grace of the Colonial era in the Queen of
Hill Stations. Located in the majestic Himalyan ranges, The
Oberoi Cecil is very much a part of Shimlas 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, billards rooms and childrens activity centre and many
opportunities for nature walks, make this luxury resort an all
Over 100 years old, the Oberoi Cecil is a Grand Heritage
Hotel. It is situated at Chaura Maidan, Shimla, 7000 feet up
in the Himalaya.
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 Cecil is within walking distance of the
famous Vice Regal Lodge, former summer residence of the
Viceroy of India.
The Cecils classically elegant interiors with panelling,
pillars and chandeliers recall the days of the Raj. Many rooms
at the Cecil have views across the valley and snow covered
peaks of the Himalaya. 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 childrens activity centre is equipped with
computer games, toys, Wendy Room and Billiards Room. Horses
and ponies can be hired for trekking in the valley.
The Cecil is just 10 minutes from Shimla Station and 45
minutes from Jubbarhatti Airport. Flights from Delhi arrive
daily (except Sunday). There is ample private parking for
guests who chose to drive or rent a car.
The lounge and restaurant are the perfect settings for a quiet
aperitif or for fine dining.
Our restaurant offers a selection of European and Asian
dishes. Wood panelling and chandeliers add to an air of
old-world elegance. Special rates for children apply at
mealtimes. Regular theme evenings in the restaurant celebrate
the Indian and colonial heritage of the Cecil.
The Lobby Lounge in the soaring five-storey galleried Atrium
also has a Bar. Here guests can enjoy tea or a quiet drink in
front of a roaring fire.
At the outdoor Cedar Garden, light meals, snacks and drinks
The Cecil, remote and peaceful in a spectacular setting, is an
ideal venue for conferences and meetings. The Kipling Room
(seats up to 40), The Curzon Room (up to 20) and The Inner
Section (up to 140) .The seating in all three rooms can be
arranged in a variety of configurations to suit your business
needs. All offer 21st century facilities with all the latest
communications and audio-visual equipment available for hire
by the day.
Spa & Fitness
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
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.
Take your body and mind to new heights of inspiration and
rejuvenation. At the beautifully appointed spa, the bracing
mountain air conspires with the healing hands of our trained
therapists to restore the natural balance of the body.
Holistic treatments drawn from Ayurveda, Thai and Western
techniques are used to soothe the senses and promote a feeling
of complete wellbeing. Pamper yourself with beauty treatments
created from the finest natural ingredients or relax in the
heated swimming pool or jacuzzi as you take in spectacular
mountain views. A session at the Oberoi Spa by Banyan Tree
promises to be a journey of transformation.
The heated indoor swimming pool among the highest in the
world is open to guests between 7am and 8pm. Its windows
look out over a spectacular panorama of snow capped mountains.
Just the place for a few quiet lengths before breakfast.
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
The 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 Cecil. Both
have nine holes.
Horse riding can be arranged for children and adults.
Ice-skating is available between November and March. Trekking
with expert guides is also available from the hotel.
Skiing is available at Narkand, 64kms from the Cecil. There is
a beginners run, slalom slope and a sharper run for
Indoor heated Swimming Pool
Steam & Sauna