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Grand Oriental Hotel

2, York Street, Colombo 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #30 of 36 Hotels in Colombo
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Carnforth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I thought this place was going to be expensive. We took the lift to the fourth floor restaurant just for the view over the harbour. The luncheon buffet was on. Ok it was one of the more expensive meals we had in Sri Lanka at £8 a head. yes, about 10 euros. Definitely the best food experience in Sri Lanka... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there from 11th March 2015 for a week. I could feel that there is lack of security & services. Some body has stolen my money from my room. I kept it in my laptop bag. When I complain to management, the reply was,,, you have to take care of your valuables. No locker available in the room. So... More 

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Pune, India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an old Dame of the Colombo hotel world that last had a facelift sometime in the 80's judging by the colorful bathroom furniture. The Hotel seem to be right on the docks and it is but also at the end of the CBD of Colombo so there is a nice walking tour you can do from here. The... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here one night to be near the train station in the morning (Room 335). Wasn't worth the convenience... Room smelled of old cigarette smoke, lots of black mould on the shower head and cubicle and a large pane of glass above the door that let in bright light from the corridor illuminating our room all night. The Hotel itself... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped in for a drink on the roof-top bar/balcony as it has a good view over the harbour. We had a nice lime soda and the balcony to ourselves - it was a lovely little break from all the walking around hot Colombo.

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Toronto
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once a few decades ago it seems this was a nice hotel, probably a hotel with historical charm. However the charm seems to have faded away somehow. Hotel location is across from the Colombo port which provides an interesting view. However the immediate vicinity is lackluster at best and lacks in terms of appeal, including the police HQ. A couple... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hi everyone In this review i would like to share my experience i had at this hotel. First things first, This hotel is an old hotel but not that old. I enjoy a nice meal with my family each time i visit. The rates are cheap and the service is also average. I would recommend the Srilankan Buffet down at... More 

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Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very romantic & beautiful scenery awaits you on one side - overlooking the harbor. Food is a long list of options. Your imagination will run riot trying to choose between local food, Indian, Chinese , Arabian , etc ...

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Newcastle, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The sheets are crisp the bed comfortable - sadly the hotel needs a complete renovation !!! The view from the dining room is of a container port so not as picturesque as one would like/ the breakfast is amazing great quality with a huge selection!! The hotel desperately needs a pool and atmosphere!!!

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Bruges, Belgium
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

I spent one night there, I thought the hotel is very expensive for what you get. It's an old hotel , old fashioned, you can hear everything in your room , music from restaurant, people talking in the next room. They don't clean the room, toilet was not working , really bad The restaurant was the only thing that was... More 

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