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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 #26 of 33 Hotels in Colombo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014
Amila L Belfast, United Kingdom
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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
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here in July for 3 nights for a conference. Then eventually had to move out. The sleep quality was bad. No lockers in the room. A lot of noise during the night from construction opposite the road. The bathrooms are totally worn out. Looks victorian style but way too old. Its better to stay somewhere else in Colombo... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First impression in the room is the bad smell coming form the toilet. The room is full of dust due the window is not seal enough. Room cleaning is not that much can notice that's easily. Toilet sink draining is very bad specially in the shower Room TV channels single it will let you remember the early 80's when you... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The GOH has been one of the oldest hotels in Sri Lanka. Although there are numerous extravagant/expensive establishments in Colombo, the GOH indeed has the best locality of them all. The view of the Colombo Harbour from the Harbour room is simply breathtaking. I remember the last time I was there at the Harbour room with my family sometime back,... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There are far nicer hotels in Colombo and you get what you pay for. Stayed twice, on Vesak and 31st night/1st Jan. Noisy and tricky to sleep in as not soundproofed. Assume sleep would be easier on other days. Average service, average food, average but clean room. No luxury/'grand' here. We also had difficulty parking our car. This place would... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
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7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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
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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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22 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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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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