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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was desperate to stay here after staying for a long time at other Colombo hotels. This is the original Colonial hotel and it still feels like it is 1950. Sure it is not The Kingsbury or The Galidari but it has an old world charm of its own. The rooms are huge with wood panelling and archaic furnishings but... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a Dracula Mansion; kilometer long empty corridors, some places horrifying dark in night, rooms with ill-kept furniture and fittings, name-sake mini fridge useful to keep your shoes or used cloths, silent intercom, floor dusty that leaves your lasting black footprints on the wet floors of bathroom, just warm 'hot water' which will sure get you fever if a bath... More 

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

Thank you for your time in reviewing us. We are concerned to read your review and would like to profusely apologize for any inconvenience caused. We have conducted inquiries into the observations mentioned .However, we do not agree. We have had back to back high occupancy and all guests have been satisfied. Thank you for bringing your viewpoint to our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel which is the Oldest Hotel and one of the busiest hotel years long ago.... We as 8 people in four rooms had a great time there... Need some maintenance here and there.... Food is good a good spread catering all... On the whole I could say stay was not bad...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This made me feel like I was on the set of a scary movie. Classical music played in the halls until late and rattling trolleys could be heard constantly up and down the halls all night. The view from my window was a falling down building with air conditioners that had fallen off lying on the ground below. I later... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is nothing grande about this hotel. Most of the staff is very cold and unfriendly, rooms are outdated, dusty, bathrooms are small and smelly. We asked for a nonsmoking room, but the room had a horrible smoking smell. Needless to say, I will not book this hotel again.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel was clearly a classic choice years ago but is now resting on the laurels of years gone by. The rooms were spacious and clean but in need of maintenance. The central location was handy but with more attention to detail and a bit of renovation this place could regain its former glory.

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is located in Fort area of Colombo, very close to the heritage area of the city. Heritage area means old colonial buildings made by Europeans more than hundred years back and therw are lot of such old and beautiful buildings located nearby. Almost half of sites worth visiting are situated nearby. The hotel building is itself a historical... More 

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Manipal, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

I stayed in a room , the huge window of which was facing the harbour. Enjoyed my stay at this hotel. Morning breakfast spred was awesome. The ambiaance too is very appropriate. Dinner spread was also too good with plenty of cousines.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

If you want spotless modern hotel, this is not the hotel to stay in. This hotel is in the "classical" category. The ceilings are high, the bed squeeks, tge bathroom is functional. The highlight for us was the view while eating a Ceylonese breakfast in the restaurant. I am glad I stayed for historical reasons

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

A little bit tired about 150 years old hotel grand hotel but still comfortable and interesting. Great location, professional staff don't expect too much from the standard room, but the toilet and shower works! Breakfast a little bit expensive for what it is.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Grand Oriental Hotel

Address: 2, York Street, Colombo 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: $70 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Oriental Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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