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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 #28 of 34 Hotels in Colombo
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Petaling jaya
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked a short stay in Grand Oriental Hotel in Colombo, on the 21st of January till 24th of January 2015. The hotel is located next to the Police Headquarter in the old section of the city, and overlooking the container port which is undergoing upgrading and expansion. The room is basic, clean and very quiet at night. There is free... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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21 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A bit smell oft the colonial area Inside this 1835 build Hotel. The rooms are ok, but you don't really get what you pay for (a generel problem in SL). Location is not bad, but Fort is a bit boring. Interesting areas like Pettah are walking distance or a short tuk-tuk ride. Forget the restaurant! The view is nice, the... More 

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Gandhidham, India
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122 reviews 122 reviews
32 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It sure looks like the oldest hotel in all of colombo. Built in 1837, it still has a lot of the old world charm, combined with modernity here and there. Rooms are pretty spacious but spartan, bed is super comfortable. It is frequented by a lot of locals too. The restaurants and pubs are very good, all the staff is... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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298 reviews 298 reviews
32 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right next to the docks and adjacent to the Police ststion, the hotel is ideally located for tourist. The grandeur of the building is more evident in the reception area with antique pieces spread all around that draw a lot of attention. The rooms have period furniture and the entire woodwork kept in its original form. The bed is comfortable... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel has a quite good location, at a walking distance to the beach and to the raíl way station and the bus stop to the airport, and there are also some shops close by. However, it is clear they need a little bit of investment. The service was not the best and the room was not very clean. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Comfortable and neat rooms. Well maintained though it is a very old hotel. Washrooms not spotlessly clean but can be forgiven. Wi fi connectivity weak in the rooms. Excellent and prompt room service. Food was average. Good location close to the port and to nearby restaurants and shops.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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127 reviews 127 reviews
32 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of six attended the Christmas Eve Dinner at Harbour Room. The view is fabulous. Food is great. We loved the salad counter. Pork Ribs and Turkey were great. We loved Pink Salmon.Soup and the Buns are fresh.

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

This, clearly, was once an impressive hotel. Now though, it looks very tired and more than a bit tatty. In fairness, it's very clean. The beds and pillows are super comfy and the staff are friendly and helpful. The buffet breakfast and dinner were quite lavish but the food was, at best, lukewarm and so very disappointing. It is good... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been going to this hotel very frequently, but i am so sad to see very poor customer service. Sometimes the people who work dont know how to talk. Food is delicious and the environment is very friendly. Toilets and Washrooms are up to the current standard. I wish to see this hotel grow up in goodness

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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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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