We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Grand Oriental Hotel

1 2, York Street, Colombo, Colombo 00100 Sri Lanka
Lowest prices for your stay
View Deal
View all 13 deals
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveler (425)
Panoramas (8)
Room & Suite (181)


#45 of 101 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.
Read more
Full view
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
Fax / photocopying
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
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Bottled water
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
Good to know
Marina View
Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, German, Hindi and 1 more
731Reviews2Q+A100Room tips


Earn 100 points towards your next badge level for every review you write
Traveler rating
  • 65
  • 237
  • 255
  • 90
  • 84
Time of year
Traveler type
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
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.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2019
LornaWatson wrote a review Mar 2020
Hastings, United Kingdom39 contributions11 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.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
cabeysiriwardhane wrote a review Feb 2020
Western Province, Sri Lanka11 contributions
One of the best Theme night we have visited. One of the best senary of Colombo harbor. The arrangement of the restaurant was excellent. The Buffet and the spread have been arranged in a beautiful manner.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2020
Speranzasf wrote a review Feb 2020
San Salvador, El Salvador103 contributions14 helpful votes
The BUILDING is iconic but the hotel is just a basic roof to stay in Colombo if you just need shelter for 1 night and you are on a limited budget. PLEASE avoid 4th floor. This is a hotel with an old floor plan design so there is not back hallways meaning that housekeeping, banquets and culinary trolleys and carts will be pushed all day and NIGHT through the guestrooms hallways on this floor. The reason is because the meeting rooms are on this floor and if there are functions there will be a parade of trolleys as long as the functions last including at night. When I stayed at GOH there was a police gathering reunion (evening function) in one of the meeting rooms and the event ended by midnight so the trolleys and carts were back and forth until 2am! I stayed in room 428. Good luck at GOH!
Read more
Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Megan F wrote a review Feb 2020
Edmonton18 contributions15 helpful votes
The hotel was in a great location. It was easy to walk everywhere. The room was fine. The hotel is a bit run down, but the old colonial charm makes up for it. We had a good stay. The breakfast was nice, but expensive. We were there on a holiday, and it was the only option, so it was even better! If you expect 5 star, this hotel will disappoint, but as a room and shower, it was great. We would stay again.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2020
$26 - $52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
grand oriental colombo
Sri LankaWestern ProvinceColombo
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
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).