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Grand Oriental Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2, York Street, Colombo 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #20 of 27 hotels in Colombo
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

1.Rooms are Extrodinary compared to the pictures which will sweep you by your feet, 2.bathrooms need to be renovated but very clean 3.British Construction revived and sure does take you back in time 4.Room service in worthless 5. Food is horrible and the service men in the harbour room restaurant are rude 6.the Elevators take ages to pass a floor... More

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8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for just one night, the hotel was recommended by tourist information at Colombo Fort Station.(I don't know why) Arriving at the hotel we were impressed, it is a stunning building from the outside. Unfortunately the hotel does not live up to its grand exterior. Our room was basic, not even a kettle, the bedding was clean but... More

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Lancaster, PA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
79 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pros: Located right next to the ocean and the large cricket parks. If you are a romantic, you will love the charm of the old time feel. I could literally feel the ghosts of past travelers walking down the hall in their Sunday best. Regrettably I don't think there have been any updates to this hotel since the 19 toh... More

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Service and place was awful. When I tried to get help connecting WiFi I kept getting transferred to someone else and then was told that no, they won't come help me. Same thing trying to place a phone call. The room was musty smelling and unpleasant. I heard everyone walking down the hallways and construction out the window. Really, they... More

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Sunnyvale, CA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I arrived midday after a grueling 36 hour travel day. The receptionist was friendly and accommodating. I was able to check in even though it was only 12 noon. My room was huge, bed larger than a king, the headboard beautifully carved with mosquito netting, and a very large bathroom. I thought it was a grand old lady. Very clean... More

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New Delhi, India
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I think we were made fools in the name of Srilankan hotels as the hotels were extremely basic and there were no facilities as expected from a hotel. No coffee machine in room Very small washroom Breakfast served was very normal If its Sunday then Colombo is of no use. Its like there is a strike or curfew! I have... More

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New Delhi, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I was there for only one night but the experience was horrible. the Hotel is the oldest one in Colombo(1837) and I think after that time they forgot to renovate it. The rooms are dark with uncomfortable beds and very smelly. would never recommends my friends. The only best part is the veiw from 4th floor restaurant u can see... More

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Paxos, Greece
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We checked into this hotel for a shower & freshen up after international flight/before train to kandy. We asked for a day room & the answer was no so we had to just pay for a nights stay. Most expensive 2hrs I've ever spent. One prev review referred to this place as desperately needing investment to help it get the... More

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

It was a sudden idea to have a nice chilled beer in the afternoon so we visited the GOH i visited after many years.The fish we had for a bite was excellent the standard and service was excellent.The view of the colombo harbour was nice

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Columbia, MD
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This faded grand dame hotel has history and location right on the port waterfront. It is dark and a bit musty. The rooms are large and out of the past, with heavy furniture and mosquito netting on the bed. The President's residency is nearby, but the area is prowled by sophisticated touts looking for newly arrived tourists. The restaurant is... More

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Also Known As:
Grand Oriental Colombo
Address: 2, York Street, Colombo 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Colombo
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #20 of 27 hotels in Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Oriental Hotel 3.5*
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