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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 #25 of 33 hotels in Colombo
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The GOH has been one of the oldest hotels in Sri Lanka. Although there are numerous extravagant/expensive establishments in Colombo, the GOH indeed has the best locality of them all. The view of the Colombo Harbour from the Harbour room is simply breathtaking. I remember the last time I was there at the Harbour room with my family sometime back,... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are far nicer hotels in Colombo and you get what you pay for. Stayed twice, on Vesak and 31st night/1st Jan. Noisy and tricky to sleep in as not soundproofed. Assume sleep would be easier on other days. Average service, average food, average but clean room. No luxury/'grand' here. We also had difficulty parking our car. This place would... More

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Ancona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent five nights at the Grand Oriental Hotel, on a business trip, and all in all I like it. This is a 100 years old hotel so do not expect the level of comfort you might get in a fancy modern hotel, glamour and retro feeling come at a cost. Rooms are very spacious, high ceiling and wonderful wood... More

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Branxton, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed at the GOH on two occasions during our month long stay in Sri Lanka. We stayed for two nights on arrival and for one night with extended checkout on departure. We stay at the GOH every year and we're not disappointed at all with the service, cleanliness or the food. The staff are so obliging, they will go... More

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Karachi, Pakistan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Furniture was in worst condition. TV troley and almirah were found damaged. Room sevice was poor. No tea making facilities were in room. No place for hanging clothes in wash room. Door of bathroom was opening outside disturbing entrance door.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Eaten at their bar/restaurant a few times. Good location with a great view over the harbour. Buffets for breakfast lunch and dinner, plus a limited a la carte menu. Quality and value not great and very western-oriented, so definitely give it a miss if you're after local food, but if you're less fussed then a meal here is well worth... More

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New Delhi, India
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Stayed in this hotel twice for two nights in each stay. The hotel is located in the Colombo fort area, within 7 minutes walking distance from the Galle Face. An old colonial military property has been made into this hotel. This is one of the oldest hotels of Colombo. Presently, not all rooms are equally comfortable. However, the service is... More

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Coimbatore
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We, a family of four stayed in this hotel for one night. It is located in the colombo fort area. It has been started more than a century ago. This building is one of the big british colonial buildings in Colombo. Superb service from the reception to the restaurant everywhere. Rooms are good. Very small and narrow toilets. Having breakfast... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Solid but unspectacular. Rooms are basic and overpriced, but also clean. They do not look as cosy as those pictured on the website. Fourth flour bar/restaurant has a good view of the industrial port, if you like that sort of thing. Food and drinks are pricey, however, and I ate better meals in the city. We opted for the Grand... More

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Subic, Philippines
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229 reviews 229 reviews
33 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Probably it had been a very nice hotel in the past, but we don't live in the past in year 2014. Rooms very low standard, and it is the minus, and the service was very nice so that was the +. Buffet okay in restaurant but you need to like this kind of food. Nice view from the outdoor veranda,... More

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Address: 2, York Street, Colombo 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Oriental Hotel 3.5*
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