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Grand Oriental Hotel

2, York Street, Colombo 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #28 of 35 Hotels in Colombo
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Townsville, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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29 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the best part i like is the harbour view when we sit for breafast. i wasnt happy with the room.room is big but the furnitures are old, hard bed. a must try is the restaurant they have on the ground floor , serve local food.i think this is the closest hotel for Colombo dockyard.within 1 km, there is a local... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Essential to stay to understand the history of Sri Lanka. Colonial spirit and ambiance. Responsive and kind-hearted staff, nice clean rooms, library, great euro/sri lankian breakfast (with picturesque view on port), nice evening bar, staff showed us a Chekhovs suite free of charge (in Guides were notes, that it is shown for some tips). Central railway station and bus station... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Staying here for 6 nights but the rooms are terrible and the standard rooms are like the of some ordinary lodge.We Requested to upgrade the room and was assured that the rooms will transfered in morning and guess what,they rejected the request next morning and are asking more 25usd. That means 13000 srilankan rupees for a standard version wid upgrade.... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Fabulous old building in the Fort District. Rooms have high ceilings and are spacious - although they lack a little sound proofing (maybe bring ear plugs). Hotel probably needs a bit of tlc. Breakfast buffet is very good with european food options. The breakfast served in the restaurant, has a sweeping view of a working harbour. The restaurant is quite... More 

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