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Hamburg, Germany
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had to stay for a night and that was good. When you hear Grand Oriental and British colonial style you have certain expectations but from unorganised receptions staff to a smelly room the stay wasn't worth it. 2 points only because of the dinner buffet which was actually good. And because of a comfortable mattress. The bathroom was in... More 

1 Thank Stefan H
Vijaipur, Madhya Pradesh, India
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As the name describes, It is really a Grand Hotel. The rooms were well decorated with cozy comfort mattresses and clean bed sheets. The staff was very nice & full of hospitality. The morning breakfast was delicious for both veg & non veg liking. The most amazing thing was the " View of Harbuor outside the dining hall ".

Thank vishu17august
Tromso, Norway
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was traveling from Jaffna to Colorado by night bus and called this hotel and booked a room for early check in as they've promised from 6:00 and check out 5:00 but I was arrived too early like 4:30 and i explained to the reception staff that it will be great if he let me get in to the room... More 

1 Thank Kugan V

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Canberra, Australia
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Grand Oriental Colombo is indeed a fading relic of a bygone age, but still radiates a certain charm. The deluxe rooms are spacious and the A/C works well, and the staff are nothing but polite and very helpful. Bathrooms could do with a little loving care, and the minibar remains an unknown quantity - mine remained locked the entire... More 

Thank Geoff G
North Wales
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a night at the GOH at the end of our two weeks back packing in Sri Lanka to taste a bit of style and history before leaving this sunny land. .They didn't reply to 2 or 3 emails requesting a quiet room so we weren't unduly surprised to be shown into one on the 3rd floor rather too... More 

Thank Tienshan
San Francisco
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32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure why so many people have given The Grand Oriental such bad ratings. It's fantastically quaint, full of history and beautifully designed. It's certainly not modern and if that's what you're looking for then this isn't the hotel for you, but the rooms are large, clean and extremely quiet. Not to mention the buffet lunch for 1500 rupees was... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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120 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A scary place. I wouldn't call it a hotel. Though it's located in d heart of Colombo, I wouldn't stay here ever again. I was here for just a day n I thank God for it. Each and everything is so old it stinks wood and its very dark there is absolutely no view from any of the rooms except... More 

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Vadodara, India
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel is good. AND in a good location of fort.area. Room prices are a bit higher Near from rail station and bus stand Needs some painting and remodeling Buffett breakfast is good. Lot of variety to select from Staff are ok

Thank giftfromgod j
Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old needs a real work over, sad would not stay here agin, every run down. Nice view of port, food just ok, has no bar to speak of. Stay up the street at the Hilton or others hotels just a couple of blocks away

Thank tedfredw
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58 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This hotel is living on past memories, albeit good ones. The room was a bit tired and not a true reflection of the website photos. However, the buffet restaurant on the top floor is well worth a night time visit, even if you don't stay there - great views of the port. I would give the hotel 2.5/5 if allowed... More 

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Address: 2, York Street, Colombo 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: $93 - $134 (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
 of 5 bubbles vishu17august, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A room overlooking the harbour would be great if you can persuade them to give you one.”
 of 5 bubbles Tienshan, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 303 has an amazing view of the harbour at night.”
 of 5 bubbles JamieandNikkiI, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Take rooms facing the main road... Rooms on the extension building have dark and creepy halls.”
 of 5 bubbles Unleashed_112, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“wifi did not work too well in room”
 of 5 bubbles conl966, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
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