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Grand Oriental Hotel
Ranked #37 of 51 Hotels in Colombo
chennai
1 review
“Good location”
Reviewed December 3, 2009

Good Location, Good food, Nice staffs, Nice view of the harbour....

C.Kanivannan
Chennai
India

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  • Liked — location, harbour view
  • Disliked — A/c noise
  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 3, 2009

The entrance and reception are good, The rooms are untidy, the food is good, especially the buffet served at night.

The bar has a good view of the port. There is no pool, The club attached to the Grand Oriental is also not so Grand, just a cheap pick-up joint.

THe larger problem is there is nothing in the vicinity of the hotel after evening hours. Being the old port area and now a commercial hub, this area is deserted after evening.

The hotel displays a old brass memorial depicting when and how this hotek was built. I must however admit that this feeling of staying in a historic hotel kept me going for 2 days. Not even worth the $ 100 odd that they charge per room.

  • Liked — The evening buffet
  • Disliked — The rooms and the neighbourhood
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 13, 2009

The first thing that struck me about this hotel is its colonial architecture. Its a part of history. The hotel is overseeing the port and provides good view of the sea. The tariff is very cheap for the facilities. There is no swimming pool though. If you don't believe spending too much on hotels but want a nice place to stay with no frills, then Grand oriental is the place. As soon as you enter the hotel for check-in, you are greeted warmly and while you are filling up the form, you are served with a refreshing welcome drink. I was very impressed and thank ful for the same since it was very hot outside and after a long drive from the airport, it feels good to gulp something cold !... The hotel is located in a nice place and there is a tap bar which can be a nice place to hang out in the evenings. The rooms and not very spacious but they are neat and clean. Good value for money.

  • Stayed March 2006, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Grand Oriental Hotel

Property: Grand Oriental Hotel
Address: 2, York Street, Colombo 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #37 of 51 Hotels in Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Oriental Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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