We arrived in Sri Lanka after a month backpacking round Japan on a budget. After a month in youth hostels, any hotel was going to be good, but the Grand Oriental was something else!!
Porters opened the doors for us and ushered us into the grand lobby, the staff were lovely, everything was beautiful.
Our room was big and airy, high cielings, comfortable beds.
The hotel is wonderfully located in the heart of Colombo, in a great area to just wander around, very close to markets.
The breakfast was absolutely fabulous - a buffet affair with so much to choose from! There was English type cooked breakfast (sausages, bacon etc) as well as Sri Lankan curries, chapatis etc. Cold buffet of meats and cheeses, fruit platters, various breads and pastries, and of course plenty of Ceylon tea. The breakfast room looks out on Colombo harbour, and the friendly staff, relaxing music and fine food make for a great start to a great day wandering around the delights of Colombo.
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Oriental Colombo