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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 20 May 2015

This hotel situated in the heart of Colombo Fort by the Colombo harbour is one of the very old hotels semi managed by the local government. The hotel is very old fashioned and needs a lot of upgrade. The staff is very friendly and nice and the food is ok. There used to be a big parking issue due to...

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Reviewed 18 May 2015

This was our hotel during the stay in Colombo. The hotel is colonial style and it's old, but was charming and the staff were friendly and nice. The breakfast was very good complemented with the wonderful view of the harbor get you in a good mood!

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Guj
Reviewed 15 May 2015

GBO, the Grand oriental Hotel, will take you back in to mid 1800 , a traditional hotel with all modern facilities , best part is , its restaurant facing harbor, neat . clean place to stay . good breakfast, middle in the town of Colombo, friendly staff, with hi speed wifi which is rare in such hotels.

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Bangalore
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Our tour operator arranged accommodation in Grand Orinetal on last day of our Srilankan trip- on April 16th.Hotel was an old military barrack converted to a 3 star level hotel.Hotel is known as GOH. Room is neat.No coffee maker and ironing board in the room ,but they provided after a call.Hotel is in the heart of the city,safe place- near...

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Carnforth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 April 2015

I thought this place was going to be expensive. We took the lift to the fourth floor restaurant just for the view over the harbour. The luncheon buffet was on. Ok it was one of the more expensive meals we had in Sri Lanka at £8 a head. yes, about 10 euros. Definitely the best food experience in Sri Lanka...

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Reviewed 16 April 2015

I was there from 11th March 2015 for a week. I could feel that there is lack of security & services. Some body has stolen my money from my room. I kept it in my laptop bag. When I complain to management, the reply was,,, you have to take care of your valuables. No locker available in the room. So...

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

Dear guest, Thank you for taking time to write a review about your recent stay and experience with us. However we wish to inform the management position. We refer to your comment that you have lost money from your lap top. During your stay you did not complain, only at the time of your departure/check out you mentioned one week...

Pune, India
Reviewed 15 April 2015

This is an old Dame of the Colombo hotel world that last had a facelift sometime in the 80's judging by the colorful bathroom furniture. The Hotel seem to be right on the docks and it is but also at the end of the CBD of Colombo so there is a nice walking tour you can do from here. The...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Stayed here one night to be near the train station in the morning (Room 335). Wasn't worth the convenience... Room smelled of old cigarette smoke, lots of black mould on the shower head and cubicle and a large pane of glass above the door that let in bright light from the corridor illuminating our room all night. The Hotel itself...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2015

We popped in for a drink on the roof-top bar/balcony as it has a good view over the harbour. We had a nice lime soda and the balcony to ourselves - it was a lovely little break from all the walking around hot Colombo.

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Toronto
Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

Once a few decades ago it seems this was a nice hotel, probably a hotel with historical charm. However the charm seems to have faded away somehow. Hotel location is across from the Colombo port which provides an interesting view. However the immediate vicinity is lackluster at best and lacks in terms of appeal, including the police HQ. A couple...

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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: ₹ 4,149 - ₹ 5,381 (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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