Oberoi Cecil Shimla

Chaura Maidan, Shimla - 171004, Himachal Pradesh, India


Cozily nestled at an elevation of 7,000 feet in Chaura Maidan, Oberoi Cecil is one of the fondly frequented heritage hotel in Shimla with a history more than 100 years. Suffused with the vintage charm of Raj era, the luxury hotel was restored to its original grandeur with wood paneling, antique furnishings and decadent ambience.

The well-appointed rooms of this five star hotel offer spectacular views of snow-clad mountains and enchanting valleys owing to its location around a beautiful atrium. The Oberoi Cecil makes a perfect base for those who wish to savor the scenic beauty of this Queen of the hill stations. Guests staying at this luxury resort can partake in various leisure and recreational activities such as swimming, nature walk and billiards.


The 75 luxuriously appointed rooms recreates the aura of British raj with its classic décor comprising of wood paneling, chandeliers and pillars. The scenic views of snow-covered Himalayan peaks and valleys offered by these rooms create an overall ambience of serenity and leisure. Also, the wide choices available for the selection of rooms are impressive to the hilt.

Deluxe Room

King size beds, Burma teak flooring and magnificent views of Cedar garden characterize the ambience of deluxe rooms in Oberoi Cecil, Shimla.

Premier Room

Savor the scenic views of snow-capped Himalayan Mountains and Cedar Gardens while staying in premier rooms that comes coupled with private balconies.

Deluxe Suites

The picturesque views of luxuriant Cedar gardens offered by the private balconies of deluxe suites makes your stay all more enchanting. Elegantly appointed bedrooms, adjacent living room and an attached walk in closet characterize the grandeur of these deluxe suites.

Luxury Suite

Opt to stay in luxury suite which redefines the term grand with its roomy and king size bedrooms and adjoining living area. The most alluring feature of these luxury suites is its broad private balconies which is an ideal place to savor the awe-inspiring views of Shimla valley while sipping the evening tea.


Cedar Garden

It is an open-air outdoor restaurant serving snacks and drinks to fill your empty stomach.

The Tea Lounge and Bar

Set in the five storey atrium lobby, the tea lounge and bar is a place where guests visit to savor tea and wines of their choice to refresh their spirits after a tiring day of sightseeing.

The Restaurant

At The Restaurant, tantalize your taste buds with an array of Indian, Continental and Italian cuisines in a fine ambience characterized by wood paneling and chandeliers.

24 hour in-room dining

Do you wish to savor your all day meals in the comforts of your plush rooms? If yes then Oberoi Cecil is certainly you best bet. The 24 hour in-room dining facility with a private butler appointed to take care of all your requirements will make your stay all more regal at Oberoi Cecil.

Health & Recreation

The fully equipped gymnasium at the hotel is the ideal place to burn those extra kilos. Besides gymnasium, there are various indoor games available such as billiards, bridge tables, broad games and toy room that take care of the recreational needs of the guests. Guests staying at this hotel can undergo various adventure activities such as horse riding, ice skating and trekking.

Spa & Wellness

The spa and wellness centre housed within the premises of Oberoi Cecil offers an extensive menu of both Ayurvedic and Oriental massage therapies to induce rejuvenating moments in your stay. One can choose from an array of therapeutic treatments which include Aromatherapy, Thai massage, Balinese, Hawaiian and traditional Ayurvedic therapies.

Ayurvedic Therapies include:

Ayurvedic traditional massage (75 minutes)

This massage is done with the use of warm herbal oils and combination of long strokes to regulate the circulatory and nervous system of the body.

Shiroabhyanga (45 minutes)

The massage involves the use of Ayurvedic oils and focus on the vital points of head, shoulder, neck and face to regulate blood circulation and rejuvenate the weary muscles. The therapy is followed by a mild fomentation.

Padabhyanga (60 minutes)

This Ayurvedic massage mainly focuses on the pressure points of lower legs and feet. The massage is very helpful for people suffering from fatigue, cramps and insomnia.

Shirodhara (60 minutes)

The massage therapy includes continuous pouring of warm medicated oils over the forehead from a specially designed copper vessel. It aims at bringing physical and mental balance and restoration of nerves.

Revitalizing Body Therapies include:

Marigold and Basil sand scrub (30 minutes)

This therapy is basically a scrub treatment which includes ingredients like white sand and aluminum silicates which helps in enhancing the skin tone.

Mashobra honey and Vanilla wrap (90 minutes)

In this therapy, your entire body is cloaked with an exotic mixture of vanilla and Mashobra wild honey. While honey helps in treatment of body ailments, vanilla helps in the upliftment of spirits.

Signature Indigenous Rituals include:

Shivalik Retreat (2 hour)

The therapy starts with a scrub treatment done with the mixture of marigold and basil that helps in soothing your nerves. The scrub treatment is followed by the signature Oberoi therapy and an Indian foot massage which completes the treatment.

Chakra balancing (11/2 hour)

The therapy includes hot herbal poultice massage where warm muslin poultices of Thai and Chinese herbs are steamed and kneaded on the body. Besides herbal poultice massage, your energy chakras will be balanced through healing sounds and vibrations of Tibetan singing bowls.

Massage Therapies include:

Oberoi Therapy (60-90 minutes)

It is the signature therapy of Oberoi Cecil spa which aims at rejuvenating and creating balance between your mind, body and soul. The therapy includes application of rhythmic soothing strokes which helps in untying of muscular knots, improving blood circulation and eradication of stress and tension from the body.

Balinese Treatment (60-90 minutes)

Balinese massage is a full body deep pressure massage which includes deep tissue, skin rolling, reflexology, acupressure and stretching.

Thai Massage (60-90 minutes)

Thai massage is a holistic measure of healing which uses an amalgamation of ancient principles of Ayurveda & yoga and Buddhist spiritual practices. It includes body stretching, acupressure, twisting and rhythmic pressing which helps in releasing of stress and tension from the body. It is an oil free massage and requires one to wear loose comfortable clothes that are provided here.

Hot lava shell therapy (60-90 minutes)

The therapy involves application of long strokes of Swedish massage by using a smooth lava shell. The lava shell is heated from inside due to the sachet of minerals, algae and dried sea kelp, salt water and essential oils are kept. The lava shells are smoothly glided over the body to provide deep relaxation to the muscles.


  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Safe Deposit locker
  • Laundry
  • Shoe Shine
  • Travel Counter
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Business Center
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Medical Service
  • Health Club
  • Currency Exchange
  • Doctor on Call
  • 24 hours room service
  • Babysitting
  • Lounge Bar
  • Hot and Cold water running
  • Cable/Satellite Television
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • Ayurvedic Spa
  • Car Parking
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge
  • Parking Area
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