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Grand Oriental Hotel

1 2, York Street, Colombo, Colombo 00100 Sri Lanka
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#44 of 107 hotels in Colombo
An iconic building at the heart of Colombo, located overlooking the busy harbor; gifted with history, it is where comfort blends with affordability for the most discerning traveler. This fine piece of architecture speaks of the country's colonial times and with a spectacular view of Colombo Harbour. The splendidly decorated 80 rooms are fully air-conditioned while Anton Chekhov and Joze Rizal, are the luxury suites overlooking the Colombo harbor, offering a fantastic view for their guests. It is more than just a hotel. It is home away from home.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Nightclub / DJ
Car hire
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Bottled water
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Marina View
Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, German, Hindi and 1 more
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FARZAN wrote a review May 2021
Berlin, Germany112 contributions35 helpful votes
I stayed here a night with my friend. After some rush works in Colombo, we checked in very late and had a good welcome. Hotel is located in a very convenient place on the heart of the island. I was given a beautiful smoking room with a nice view towards the Harbour. We didn’t book for any food but still I have experience with the food tastes pretty good while I had hanged out once for food and playing billiard. The room given was very quite, nice, enough space and good smelling. The bathroom was pretty good. The ancient theme was so attractive. Needs a little maintenance in some places like the pathway. And can also concentrate a little more on good hospitality staff. Other wise all perfect oriental. And this will always be a cool hotel for me for a long stay when they have a swimming pool. Hope to visit again. Thank you very much for you hospitality team Grand Oriental Hotel..
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Mahesh Priyamal wrote a review Sep 2020
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A true sample of excellent hospitality! Fantastic customer service. I traveled with my partner and front office Receptionist Praneeth Kulathunga went above and beyond to try to accommodate us and showed us what's Hospitality means. He was helpful and kind, created a fantastic first impression of the hotel. Thank you again, Praneeth. Point to improve-Small welcome drink would be great.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: 3rd Floor Rooms much better
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The Traveler's Destinations wrote a review Aug 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka14 contributions
Grand Oriental Hotel GOH, it's a good place to taste 🍺🍻 with loved one, friends and get relax you mind with beautiful view. ටිකක් නිදහසේ බියර් එකක් බොන ගමන් ආදරණීයයන්, හිතවතුන්, මිතුරන් එක්ක දොඩමලු වන්නට. නැවුම් හුලන් පොදක් විදින ගමන් කොළඹ සුන්දරත්වය අත්විඳින්න මෙන්ම හොඳ තැනක්, GOH. Location: Very Good 👍 Foods: average (bite menu) Service: average
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Vishnu Agarwal wrote a review May 2020
Kolkata (Calcutta), India30 contributions10 helpful votes
This hotel is 180 years old. And located in good area. Street and mall shopping is walking distance. however the rooms are very very old, and is not recommended for couples or family , but good for business travels on a budget. View of the city from rooms is ok and the hotel staff are very Courteous. over all a average hotel to stay if you are looking for a budget hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2019
LornaWatson wrote a review Mar 2020
Hastings, United Kingdom38 contributions31 helpful votes
I was a bit dubious about this hotel having read some of the reviews, but went ahead as was only one night and it was very reasonable, in fact cheap. I was pleasantly surprised. The room was clean and comfortable, the staff were all helpful and pleasant. I had an enjoyable drink and very nice dinner with superb views in the rooftop bar and restaurant. What more do you need for a stopover in a very convenient central location? I would have no hesitation staying here again.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Oriental Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Grand Oriental Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Laksala (0.2 miles), Colombo Fort (0.2 miles), and The Lighthouse (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Grand Oriental Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Grand Oriental Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Grand Oriental Hotel?
Yes, secured parking, street parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grand Oriental Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Botanik Bistro & Roof Top Bar, Ministry of Crab, and Black Pepper.
Does Grand Oriental Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Grand Oriental Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Grand Oriental Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Colombo.
Are any cleaning services offered at Grand Oriental Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Grand Oriental Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Grand Oriental Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Hindi, Japanese, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Grand Oriental Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Colombo Fort (0.2 miles), Wolvendaal Church (0.9 miles), and Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (3.1 miles).