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Grand Oriental Hotel

2, York Street, Colombo 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #29 of 39 Hotels in Colombo
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
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Brandon, Canada
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328 reviews 328 reviews
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293 helpful votes 293 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Auckland
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old hotel with well maintained and it is in the heart of Colombo. Rooms are big and neat. Very limited Indian food they serve. We got a room with harbor view. We stayed for a day and had a good experience.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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27 hotel reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This hotel situated in the heart of Colombo Fort by the Colombo harbour is one of the very old hotels semi managed by the local government. The hotel is very old fashioned and needs a lot of upgrade. The staff is very friendly and nice and the food is ok. There used to be a big parking issue due to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This was our hotel during the stay in Colombo. The hotel is colonial style and it's old, but was charming and the staff were friendly and nice. The breakfast was very good complemented with the wonderful view of the harbor get you in a good mood!

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Guj
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

GBO, the Grand oriental Hotel, will take you back in to mid 1800 , a traditional hotel with all modern facilities , best part is , its restaurant facing harbor, neat . clean place to stay . good breakfast, middle in the town of Colombo, friendly staff, with hi speed wifi which is rare in such hotels.

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Bangalore
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Our tour operator arranged accommodation in Grand Orinetal on last day of our Srilankan trip- on April 16th.Hotel was an old military barrack converted to a 3 star level hotel.Hotel is known as GOH. Room is neat.No coffee maker and ironing board in the room ,but they provided after a call.Hotel is in the heart of the city,safe place- near... More 

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Carnforth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I thought this place was going to be expensive. We took the lift to the fourth floor restaurant just for the view over the harbour. The luncheon buffet was on. Ok it was one of the more expensive meals we had in Sri Lanka at £8 a head. yes, about 10 euros. Definitely the best food experience in Sri Lanka... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I was there from 11th March 2015 for a week. I could feel that there is lack of security & services. Some body has stolen my money from my room. I kept it in my laptop bag. When I complain to management, the reply was,,, you have to take care of your valuables. No locker available in the room. So... More 

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Oshantha W, Front Office Manager at Grand Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking time to write a review about your recent stay and experience with us. However we wish to inform the management position. We refer to your comment that you have lost money from your lap top. During your stay you did not complain, only at the time of your departure/check out you mentioned one week... More 

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