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Pune, India
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2015

The Hotel is a landmark Hotel in Colombo and centrally located near the Galle Sea face. However the Hotel needs better maintenance and provision of an Electric Kettle in the room. The restaurant on the fourth floor faces the sea and the food served is very nice. Overall, a pleasant Hotel for a short stay

2 Thank Mangal2015
Bangkok, Thailand
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27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2015 via mobile

We stay here for a night. It took about half an hour to get to the hotel from the airport. Generally the hotel is not that bad. My first impression at first minute to the lobby wasn't that amaze but can't ask for more after I haven't done any research regarding place to stay in Colombo. However, the hotel isn't... More 

1 Thank BesPhimnaphas
Petaling jaya
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31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2015

Booked a short stay in Grand Oriental Hotel in Colombo, on the 21st of January till 24th of January 2015. The hotel is located next to the Police Headquarter in the old section of the city, and overlooking the container port which is undergoing upgrading and expansion. The room is basic, clean and very quiet at night. There is free... More 

1 Thank Woo9811
Cologne, Germany
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38 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2015

A bit smell oft the colonial area Inside this 1835 build Hotel. The rooms are ok, but you don't really get what you pay for (a generel problem in SL). Location is not bad, but Fort is a bit boring. Interesting areas like Pettah are walking distance or a short tuk-tuk ride. Forget the restaurant! The view is nice, the... More 

1 Thank pzinken
Gandhidham, India
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214 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015

It sure looks like the oldest hotel in all of colombo. Built in 1837, it still has a lot of the old world charm, combined with modernity here and there. Rooms are pretty spacious but spartan, bed is super comfortable. It is frequented by a lot of locals too. The restaurants and pubs are very good, all the staff is... More 

1 Thank Shehwaz
Bengaluru, India
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660 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Right next to the docks and adjacent to the Police ststion, the hotel is ideally located for tourist. The grandeur of the building is more evident in the reception area with antique pieces spread all around that draw a lot of attention. The rooms have period furniture and the entire woodwork kept in its original form. The bed is comfortable... More 

1 Thank puchka
Madrid, Spain
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2015

The hotel has a quite good location, at a walking distance to the beach and to the raíl way station and the bus stop to the airport, and there are also some shops close by. However, it is clear they need a little bit of investment. The service was not the best and the room was not very clean. The... More 

1 Thank Laura85sg
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2014 via mobile

Comfortable and neat rooms. Well maintained though it is a very old hotel. Washrooms not spotlessly clean but can be forgiven. Wi fi connectivity weak in the rooms. Excellent and prompt room service. Food was average. Good location close to the port and to nearby restaurants and shops.

1 Thank Elizabeth C
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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253 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

Our family of six attended the Christmas Eve Dinner at Harbour Room. The view is fabulous. Food is great. We loved the salad counter. Pork Ribs and Turkey were great. We loved Pink Salmon.Soup and the Buns are fresh.

3 Thank Sanjeewa A
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2014

This, clearly, was once an impressive hotel. Now though, it looks very tired and more than a bit tatty. In fairness, it's very clean. The beds and pillows are super comfy and the staff are friendly and helpful. The buffet breakfast and dinner were quite lavish but the food was, at best, lukewarm and so very disappointing. It is good... More 

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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: $92 - $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”
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