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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 #29 of 35 Hotels in Colombo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

If you're interested in reliving a piece of history you'll like GOH as the view of the port from the restaurant hasn't changed since the building was constructed in 1837. The rooms and furnishings haven't changed since probably 1930 but are fortunately air conditioned. The staff is extremely pleasant and the reception staff speak excellent English Be sure to book... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My first thought entering the hotel was: "Where did I end up here?". Both, building and service were quite dusty. After quite a walk I came to my room with its scratched furniture which seemed to have been repaired by amateurs. Only the short film about the hotel which you can watch on TV channel 1 reminded of the better... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A good hotel in general, though don't stay here if you are expecting a modern room and facilities. However, if you are looking for a clean room and quiet place to stay in Colombo, it'll be a nice choice. The staff is helpful and friendly.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here for a cup of tea during a walking tour. The view from the dining room is of the main port of Colombo which is interesting if you like that sort of thing. It is interesting to see the faded opulence of reception and imagine how it would have looked for visitors in the early part of the... More 

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Coram, New York
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought everybody in Colombo (or nearby) must know this hotel. And yet the "Kangaroo" taxi driver (picking me up from the CMB airport) has had to ask ~10 pedestrians/policemen/drivers before we could find this hotel. The room was big and the single bed with the canopy was also big. There was AC which worked though a bit on the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

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 November 5, 2014

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

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 November 2, 2014

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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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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