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Grand Oriental Hotel

2, York Street, Colombo 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is in dire need of renovation. The rooms are tired and the corridors stink of stale smoke. The restaurant prices are astonomical.... 25 USD for a buffet is even expensive in western terms!!!! I would not recommend this hotel at all and would never return.

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Melbourne
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43 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

GOH can best be described as quaint from a bygone era. That said, once it's eccentricities have been mastered, it works quite well. The rooms are spacious and the bathrooms serviceable although in all my international travel, I have never seen a smaller cake of hotel soap. The restaurant is ok and breakfast offers a limited range to cover all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

if you plunked this hotel on the Galle Face it would seem interesting and full of character but in it's current location it feels seedy and creepy. As we expected and hoped for when we booked the hotel, the room was impressively enormous and grand with tall ceilings and a massive bathroom. We had nice sitting area as well as... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived late around 1:00 am Saturday. From the airport to the hotel was eerie . The city was deserted. Reminded me of the inner cities of America in the 60's The hotels great days are behind her. It is worn. Our room was clean but looked very tired. But it does surprise you. When you enter the 4th floor for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An average hotel- but beautiful exterior of the colonial building and great views of the Colombo harbour. Staff were nice and friendly. The rooms, lobby, etc are very old colonial style. I think it needs some renovation to maintain the colonial heritage as it's getting a bit ragged. The Srikankan restaurant serves Srilankan food only for lunch on weekdays which... More 

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Galle, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went a lunch there have to many items in the buffet Sri Lanka international Asian food also food was great and desserts was too we really enjoy the food and place was very old hotel in Colombo we highly recommended this place

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Grand Oriental M, Manager at Grand Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the wonderful review left on tripadvisor. We are happy to read that you have greatly enjoyed our food. We look forward to welcome you back to Grand Oriental Hotel. With warm regards, Hotel Management. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fairly short notice booking for our last night in Sri Lanka, and to be honest we were a bit dubious after reading some of the reviews, however we loved it, yes there are issues but worth it. The GOH is right next to the harbour, an old colonial hotel that the words ‘faded grandeur’ were made for, but it... More 

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deborahl2
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this hotel and because we booked one of suites, a bit expensive but a decent value for the area, so we could have three beds and because hanging out the hotel is going to be our entire plan for the evening, the room did have character and lots of space (unfilled…maybe for adding more beds for large... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I got the booking done for this hotel from my travel agent and stayed in this hotel for a very short span of around 8 hrs may be.We checked in the hotel on 27 Dec post 6pm and checked out 28 dec 3 AM Night. I would like to thank myself that we didnt had to spent an entire day... More 

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