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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Bangalore
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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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London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel catered for our interconnecting room requirements with no further prompting. Very centrally located... and not as spooky as many previous reviewers described. The whole hotel could do with freshening up and modernisation. For example, the grand lobby is virtually deserted and could with a little thought be converted into a great coffee lounge. However, this is reflected in...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing history in the hotel with Anton Chekhov and Dr Jose Rizal staying here over 100 years ago. Second pic is from the restaurant breakfast room on the fourth floor. It's just a short walk from Colombo Fort Railway station, Pettah and the Dutch Hospital restaurant and bar area. Showing its age but still great value. If it was ever...

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Noida, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in this heritage hotel for a night only, the construction is old yet OK, the room is spacious but the almirahs and furniture really need some serious makeover. The breakfast was elaborate and tasty, staff was courteous, location is very good.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In colombo, this hotel is very old but lost charm of its heritage value. Very clumsy room with ocean view but you can find jetty and pier view as it is near port. Not worth staying if they offer room at competitive prices.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was excited to visit this hotel after a lapse of nearly 2 decades.This hotel is one of our oldest establishments dating back to 18 hundreds . We are proud that it is reasonably refurbished but needs further improvements in terms of 'hardware' and also 'software' in terms of adequate staff compliment and training. To start with, the hotel didn't...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Banquet Room
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Grand Oriental Hotel

Address: 2, York Street, Colombo 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: $91 - $111 (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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