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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like heritage hotels, this is a place to spend a couple of nights! The hotel looks very nice, with antique artwork,furniture, telephones and an interesting elevator. The rooms are comfortable but a little bit cramped. The staff is somewhat confused, especially at the reception. They charged us with a wrong rate one day, so make sure you calculate...

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Colombo, , Sri Lanka
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Last night Thursdaagainy the 23rd February 2027 we had dinner at The Harbour Room at the GOH Colombo. It was the day they had the Sea Food Buffet. It was well laid out and presented, starting with an array of salads and two soups. The Mains also offered a varied selection including both western and eastern. Plus hot hot Hoppers...

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at the Grand Oriental Hotel for two separate nights on my way in and my way out of Sri Lanka. There is certainly enough evidence that the hotel might once have been one of the 'grandest of the Orient' but those days were a long time ago. The rooms are comfortable, though somewhat cramped. The staff are generally...

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

We would like to thank you for taking your time to provide us with your honest feedback! We promise you that you will receive much upgraded property & related services on your next visit . Thank you for choosing GOH for your stay.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff and service were good, not amazing. The hotel is about a 5-10 minute walk from the old Dutch Hospital, which is a trendy little area with shops, restaurants, and live music. The hotel itself was nice and clean. It is certainly one of the older hotels in the city, so you shouldn't expect a modern design. However, it's...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Grand Oriental offers a very good quality of stay with the colonial historical accent we are looking for. Comfortable and clean, a bit worn only as expected. Good service, good traditional buffet dinner and breakfast in pleasant,well set dining room. Location is central, with view of the working port. We will return.

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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The Grand Oriental Hotel... the staff and food are fantastic. Room was a bit grubby & very tired (wear your flip flops as the floor is dirty) immediately offered an upgrade on arrival as our room wasn't ready and we were tired after being delayed for three hours at Heathrow.. construction going on at Colombo airport which caused the delay....

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1Thank Redpage7
Bangalore
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is a three star property...An old heritage hotel ( opened in 1875 ) in Colombo. I have stayed here earlier....The property has not lost its charm...But the service has lost it...From the time we entered there was no one to usher in....The customer service is lacking at this hotel...From the front office to the restaurant people were very cold...I...

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London
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is a quirky hotel, close to the docks and station, ideal for an early morning train. The room we had was large and clean with an internal view. We did not have breakfast here, however they did provide a simple picnic breakfast

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The Grand Oriental Hotel in Colombo Fort is another iconic part of Colombo from a bygone era. This review relates to the Hotel's Harbour Bar which has excellent views across Colombo Port and surrounds. Having walked a fair bit all morning I happened upon this Old Hotel and realised they have a good venue up on the 4th Floor which...

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Finchley, London
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for just the 1 night getting up at 1am to catch a flight at a time when the airport runway was being renovated so had to be there 5 hrs before!!!! ( no idea why). The hotel is from another era, it is situated overlooking the port in a very tatty run down area. The...

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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
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: ₹ 4,479 - ₹ 5,616 (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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“Front side rooms have nice city view”
  • Harbor View from Dining Hall
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“A room overlooking the harbour would be great if you can persuade them to give you one.”
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“Room 303 has an amazing view of the harbour at night.”
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“Take rooms facing the main road... Rooms on the extension building have dark and creepy halls.”
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