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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 #28 of 34 Hotels in Colombo
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    3 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
20 reviews 20 reviews
20 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The local told me this hotel is equal Raffles hotel in Singapore, it has a long history. The room is clean and comfortable except there is some dirty stains in the bathtub. Breakfast place has a harbour view, but the breakfast choice is limited.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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67 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not so easy to write a balanced review. I enjoyed my stay at the GOH, as I was very interested to learn more about the history of this grand old dame. There is certainly plenty of history here and most of it is on display. With the old business district in the Fort area finally seeing a revival, it is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice place to stay for business purpose. small property but beautiful lobby is very busy. breakfast is very good. Buffet dinner and lunch is good. Rooms are well decorated Nearby all malls and WTC tower. lots of nearby restaurants. Central location; center or the city. Perfect place to stay. Good service. Staff is helpful

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Kumara A, Front Office Manager at Grand Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing Grand Oriental Hotel for your recent stay in Colombo and for your constructive comments posted on the Trip Adviser web site. We are indeed happy to note that you were mostly satisfied with our standards of quality and service during your stay and your positive remarks regarding location of the hotel, surroundings as well... More

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did not stay at the GOH. I did have breakfast and lunch here. It has a huge breakfast and lunch buffet at an extremely reasonable price. It also has table service. The waiters wear sailor outfits. They have free wifi. Beautiful view of the Harbour. Outdoor patio. I'm speaking specifically of the 4th floor dining room. It has a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Avoid!! Overpriced, bad service, cockroaches, insects/bugs in beds..... Location is only redeeming feature. Either stay in one of the true five star properties or save you money and stay in a good hostel/budget hotel which will offer a better room for less.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is situated near by Colombo harbor (in fact you can see the nice sunset over Colombo Harbor ). The hotel was one of the first hotel build in Colombo during early 1800's. Famous peoples like Anton Checkof has been stayed here. in fact you can see the monument inside the hotel. Service is good for the price.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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18 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I will admit it - I was hooked on the history of the place. Being my first time to Sri Lanka, I was eager to stay in a property reminiscent of a bygone era. My wife and I live in very modern home, so a chance to stay in something a little dated but with some old world charm initially... More

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Kumara A, Front Office Manager at Grand Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

First and foremost, we take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Grand Oriental Hotel for your stay during your recent visit to Sri Lanka. It is always rewarding to receive comments praising individuals or the services of the hotel and it gives us pleasure to note that our efforts have been recognized. The performances of our staff are commendable... More

Lahore, Pakistan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Passed 3 memorable nights in Grand Oriental Hotel, Colombo. To describe in simple words ‘All was well’. The hotel had the requisite amenities for every type of tourists. I got a spacious room with facilities that one needed during stay abroad. Reception people were courteous to the extent that they advised all the favourable guidelines that I needed. Dining Hall... More

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21 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a colonial hotel located just beside the harbour. One can see the harbour through the cafe. The rooms are big and the paintings are awesome. Their food and service were also nice. The market is at the walking distance and the dutch hospital is just round the corner. There are three wheelers waiting outside the hotel who will... More

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24 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I stayed here in July for 3 nights for a conference. Then eventually had to move out. The sleep quality was bad. No lockers in the room. A lot of noise during the night from construction opposite the road. The bathrooms are totally worn out. Looks victorian style but way too old. Its better to stay somewhere else in Colombo... More

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Address: 2, York Street, Colombo 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Oriental Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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