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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Pearl Grand Hotel

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Pearl Grand Hotel
Ranked #24 of 51 Hotels in Colombo
Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“We loved this hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

We stayed twice in the Pearl Grand, when arriving and exiting the country. While not cheap we really enjoyed the comfort of the family rooms we booked. These were very large rooms with 1 king size bed and 2 singles. The lay out of the room also gave us a bit of privacy while sharing with our adult daughter. The bathrooms were huge and very modern. The large couch very relaxing for watching cable TV and the balcony had great views of the lightening shows over Colombo and busy Galle Rd. Breakfast was included in our room price so we grazed across the many things on offer at the excellent buffet.

We received a better reception from staff on our second visit at 1pm instead of our first at 2am. Cool towels and orange juice were provided while we checked in were very refreshing. For our 2am check in, where were asked to sit and wait when all we wanted to do was get in and go to sleep after the long journey from Australia.

I couldn't work out how to get my free foot massage on the first visit. On the second I was advised to go to the Wellness Spa on the top floor near the lovely pool. Make sure you go as the foot massage was very relaxing and free with the voucher provided on checking in.

The staff in this hotel were mostly very friendly and helpful. After our 2pm check out we spent the afternoon/evening hanging around the hotel until our midnight flight home. We managed to pass the time relaxing on the lovely roof by the pool and using the free wifi.

Pearl Grand was like a home away from home for us in Sri Lanka. We loved it!

Room Tip: Family suites will sleep 4 and are very generous sized rooms with a comfortable lounge area.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

We stayed here overnight after flying in from overseas and waiting for a transfer the next morning. We had a spacious comfortable family room (1 kingsize bed, 2 singles) which was clean and well decorated (although not to my personal taste!). We had a corner room overlooking the sea. Breakfast the next morning was very good. Only thing we didn't like was the threadbare, grey, bathroom towels and the inadequate aircon in the room. Cool air does not travel around corners unfortunately...but it was a very good overnight option and I'd recommend it to other families looking for the same.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014

The Pearl Grand in Bambalpitiya is a great place to stay in Colombo. It's a 5 minute walk to some of my favorite attractions in Colombo - Barefoot, Gallery Cafe and Cricket Club Cafe. It's also 10-15 minute ride by auto rickshaw (in non-rush hour traffic) to Galle Face Hotel, the newly renovated Dutch Hospital shopping and restaurant complex and Laksala. The rooms are clean with plenty of light and good internet connectivity.
The restaurant serves a range of cuisines from Sri Lankan fare to Indonesian and western food, the nasi goreng's not bad at all and I had a waffle with delicious orange sauce at breakfast one morning (alas it was gone the next day). There's a rooftop swimming pool with a small bar on the top floor with a mini-spa (part of a larger chain) next to it. I was given a coupon for a free 20 minute foot massage.
But the best thing about the Pearl Grand is really the staff. They are consistently friendly and helpful, especially the hotel taxi drivers - it's well worth paying a little extra to use the hotel cars as the drivers are good guides to the city.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

We stayed there for 3 nights.
Swimming pool was lovely it was best highlights of the hotel.
The only downside of our room was the "monkey walls".
Have to say for these standard hotel the walls was filty.
And quite annoying also was WIFI all the time I have to sign in.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lummen, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Nice hotel located in the city center of Colombo with a great pool on the roof and view over the city. Delicious food (half board) and very friendly staff. Request a room at the back of the hotel and on a high level to avoid too much noise from the street.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

This hotel is a very good standard with a pleasant restaurant and very friendly and helpful staff. There is a rooftop swimming pool which needs more comfortable pool furniture and more shade.
The major downside for this hotel is that it appears to be Muslim and therefore does not sell alcohol.
Suggest eating at New Banana Leaf across the road (also unlicensed) - cheap thali style for lunch. For dinner go to Amarvathi - licensed, pleasant food and excellent service - 250 rupees return by tuktuk.
Close to shopping malls and supermarkets.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Gorinchem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

Roof-top pool, good restaurant, nice breakfast, comfortable bed. Stayed here for a night towards the end of a trip around Sri Lanka and found it more than adequate. Good central location and excellent service on all fronts. Also tried the spa - just what the doctor ordered!

Room Tip: Room on the top floor was very quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Pearl Grand Hotel
Address: No. 9, Edward Lane, | Colombo 03, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 51 Hotels in Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pearl Grand Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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