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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 #23 of 32 hotels in Colombo
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4 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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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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25 helpful votes 25 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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
77 helpful votes 77 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

1.Rooms are Extrodinary compared to the pictures which will sweep you by your feet, 2.bathrooms need to be renovated but very clean 3.British Construction revived and sure does take you back in time 4.Room service in worthless 5. Food is horrible and the service men in the harbour room restaurant are rude 6.the Elevators take ages to pass a floor... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We stayed here for just one night, the hotel was recommended by tourist information at Colombo Fort Station.(I don't know why) Arriving at the hotel we were impressed, it is a stunning building from the outside. Unfortunately the hotel does not live up to its grand exterior. Our room was basic, not even a kettle, the bedding was clean but... More

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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*
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