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Grand Oriental Hotel

2, York Street, Colombo 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
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    3 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located around a quiet little corner near the port of Colombo yet in the middle of the city, The Grand Oriental hotel only looks grand once you enter its elite lobby. We were staying in a standard room for three which was quite spacious. With three separate beds and a bathtub, it was a comfortable stay. Although it had an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit was to take part in the canonization mass By our Holy Father Pope Francis.The Hotel is beautiful with a Old Architecture.The rooms are spacious. The food is very good and have a range of dishes from local to continental.The view of colombo harbour from restaurant is worth watching. Very Good location !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great hotel, one of the hotels that are situated in the heart of Colombo and still maintains the good old history of Sri Lanka The view of the harbour is just spectacular at night The food is great and great friendly staff, the only problem is the parking during the day

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Was told that a long time ago, the GOH & the Galle Face Hotel was a place where the parents of my friends would come for an evening of ball-room dancing and dining out. Having stayed in the GOH, can imagine and visualise the glory of the days bygone.... Average rooms - some of them filled with stale smoke smell... More 

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Pali, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Not for tourists that's what I think, value for money will not be justified. The only good part is the view of port from restaurant. Had some issues with bathroom, not tackled properly. Stayed here for 2 days on 25th dec 2014 and 3rd jan 2015.

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Blairgowrie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My wife and I stayed one night with a late departure at the Grand Oriental Hotel which was once the grandest hotel in Colombo.. We found the hotel situated in the old Fort area of Colombo. This is a fascinating colonial area where many of the buildings are now being restored to their former glory. It is also near the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were disappointed with this hotel. It was noisy at night, very tired and worn and you would definitely get better value for your money at other more up market places. We stayed in the low season, the staff members were very accommodating which was its only saving grace; they really wanted to help you. We didn't have a restful... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at the Grand Oriental Hotel June 29-30, i.e. Low Season. I was immediately given a free upgrade to a deluxe room. I'd like to think it was my winning personality, but I'm sure part of the reason was that it was the slow time. The GOH has a storied past. The Holiday Inn it is not. There are... More 

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Brandon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Grand old hotel with a 4th floor Dining Room that has a marvelous view of Colombo Harbour; an excellent place to order and enjoy a tall cold beer on a hot afternoon, to watch the dredge and larger ships while they manoeuver about.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This hotel was suggested by a travel agent, and we stayed here for 2 nights at the start and 1 night at the end of the trip. The hotel definitely has an old and grand charm about it, and having a vast range of breakfast foods, including traditional sri lankan foods, while looking out over the movie-scene like view of... More 

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