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Grand Oriental Hotel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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North Linconshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

Might have been grand once but might never be so again. This country had done incredibly well in the last few years since the end of its 30 years or so of internal strife. Much has suffered but there is great optimism for the future. This hotel might benefit from the passion of the population in due course - I...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The oldest hotel seems to be outdated in service. The reception hardly meets your eye to talk to you. The waiters at the fourth floor restaurant don't care about the customers. Maybe, they see so many that it hardly matters to them. That is strange for Sri Lanka as through my travel, I found the people most hospitable. Colombo is...

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Granada, Spain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice colonial hotel in the heart of Colombo. The food was good, service was good - staff were attentive. A few renovations are needed, particularly the bathrooms and paper thin walls, but overall a pleasant and even unique experience. Would recommend, but only for one night.

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Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The outside of the hotel is rather dingy and unpleasant, and the inside could also do with a substantial make-over. Although the rooms are huge, everything in them is a bit sad, especially the bathrooms. We also had a bad experience with money being stolen while we were having breakfast. Too bad, because it could be so nice, located a...

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Lucknow, India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for a night . Ambience wise ,it's okay with all the history of it being functional since 1837. That's alright but stops short of customer service. There was construction activity going on right in the middle of night with lots of noise happening . I was staying with my parents who had slept already after a day long...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I have been here a few times and love the colonial vibes and the feelings it gives. The hotel itself is very old but well maintained and is in an ideal location which is very closer to the Pettah markets, Dutch Hospital shopping center and many other restaurants, pubs and bars. The rooms are pretty standard, clean and decent. Hotel...

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New Delhi
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Well the Hotel was built around 1837 so you can imagine the type of building it might be. Old Colonial rooms, corridors and reception. The rooms feel like you've gone back to the 1950's. Old furniture and bed and like everything. Although its situated at a nice place. Service isn't up to the mark. Hotel reception didn't have answers to...

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Alicante, Spain
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

.... and like many old dames, she would benefit from a face lift. But then so would the port area around the hotel. The hotel staff were caring and very helpful. But, as soon as you walk out the door you are hassled are annoyed by the tuk tuk touts.

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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Having booked a suite with a double and 3 singles we arrived late at night to a double and nothing else. Why the staff thought they needed to offer a family with 2 small children welcome drinks at 11.30pm and why it took them 20 minutes to photocopy our passports I don't know, but it then took them another hour...

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Santa Marta, Colombia
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This was one of the most expensive hotels in Sri Lanka, built by English for their own comfort. Nowadays most of the rooms are non used and it is quite low category. Food is good and the facilities are nice.

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

Address: 2, York Street, Colombo 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: ₹ 4,461 - ₹ 5,689 (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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“Best rooms are located in the 4th floor.”
Vidusha77, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Deluxe rooms are more spacious than standard room.”
  • View of Colombo Harbour from room
JEC1207, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Front side rooms have nice city view”
  • Harbor View from Dining Hall
vishu17august, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A room overlooking the harbour would be great if you can persuade them to give you one.”
Tienshan, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 303 has an amazing view of the harbour at night.”
JamieandNikkiI, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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