Good 6.7
Based on 253 reviews

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About Grand Oriental Hotel

Description

Centrally located in the bustling metropolis, this property captures an expedient location, offering easy access to the World Trade Center, Government Offices, banks, airline offices, and top tourist destinations. Take an easy stroll away and you’ll find York Street, the thriving business district, and Fort and Pettah Bazaar. Although a short drive away, your trip will not be complete without stopping at the Viharamaha Devi Park and the Cinnamon Gardens. Apart from being well located, this 1936 building is a landmark since it emanates historical atmosphere and reflects Srilanka’s architectural style from the 1930s. Grand Oriental Hotel is a great choice for both business and leisure tourists looking for a reasonably priced option located in the heart of the city.
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Features

Internet

  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Transportation

  • taxi service
  • valet parking
  • car park
  • airport transfer
  • car hire

Fitness & recreation

  • spa
  • massage(s)

Food & beverage

  • convenience store
  • 24-hour room service
  • room service
  • restaurant(s)
  • coffee shop
  • bar
  • restaurant [halal]

Pets

  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • daily housekeeping
  • laundry service
  • dry cleaning

Guest services

  • express check-in/check-out
  • luggage storage
  • newspapers
  • tours
  • concierge

On-site facilities

  • gift/souvenir shop
  • family room
  • elevator
  • nightclub
  • salon
  • shop(s)
  • smoking area
  • shared lounge/TV area

Health and security

  • 24-hour security
  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes
  • lockers
  • 24-hour check-in
  • doorman

Business & money services

  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • currency exchange

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
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Policies

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-3 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 3 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 46 USD
Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 9 USD
Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 0.5km
Distance to Airport: 25km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: yes
Number of Bars: 4
Number of Floors: 4
Number of Restaurants: 2
Number of Rooms : 80
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 30
Year Hotel Built: 1837
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2010
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 6.2
  • Facilities 6.2
  • Location 7.6
  • Room Comfort/Standard 6.8
  • Service 6.5
  • Value for Money 6.3
  • Food/Dining 6.7

Cathy C.
Kuwait
July 10, 2016
Interesting Colonial Building
Lovely old colonial building, worth staying in for the history. Harbour Restaurant good. Dinner Buffet on Friday night was varied and good, as was breakfast buffet the following morning. Very friendly and helpful staff.

brendan H.
Fiji
July 09, 2016
nice old hotel
nice hotel.food very standard ,nice view

Ranjith P.
Sri Lanka
July 06, 2016
nice colonial hotel
Great

Laura R.
United States
May 22, 2016
Old - needs update
Really large rooms. Aircon works but Windows old so lots of noise from street and light filters into room. Old bathrooms with smells from piping. Location is near some great restaurants and shops. Long walks to the room and old elevators. Hotel did box breakfast when we left early for airport. Nothing to write home about.

Robert R.
Sweden
April 09, 2016
Grand Old Lady
Well worth staying in this relic from the old colonial times. All other hotels in the area are soulless glass and chromium without caracter. The breakfast room with the fantastic view over the harbour! And the breakfast itself was outstanding. Very accomodating staff. The location is perfect.

Madalina P.
Romania
April 07, 2016
Fantastic colonial building
Fantastic colonial building, close to harbor...

YAJIE Z.
China
March 29, 2016
No hot water for shower
Lobby, 100 year reputation
Stayed two nights. The first night was in 352, no hot water for shower. Called reception they sent a technician. He said 15-20 mins later there would be hot water. However, later the water is only warmer a little but doesn't support a shower. Tried to do it in the morning, water is even colder. Switched to another room in other wing then settled th hot water issue.

brendan H.
Fiji
March 28, 2016
good location
good location,hotel needs a refurb,comfortable bed ,very basic outdated facilities

Ping C.
United States
February 15, 2016
historical, close to beach OK place for short stay
Historical feature of the building, close to beach and harbor area. Close to the best restaurants in town!
It is a good hotel for a short stay. It is no luxury but oK for the price paid.

Stephen M.
United States
January 09, 2016
An old hotel that needs improvement
This is only a 3 star hotel if you take into account its storied history. It is a hotel from the 1800's, and sadly, it shows in many areas. The room was very small. The TV was an old tube type (maybe 15 years old?). The tile floors were not clean. Bathroom was cramped, but the shower was decent sized. No cold water from the tap - hot only, but only when you turned on the switch to get hot water. The cold water tap didn't work at all. The floor in restaurant flexed every time waiter walked by - it disturbed my chair seriously - trying to figure out which shaker was pepper - on my table they were both salt! Shows Lack of attention to detail. - TV remote doesn't work well; an an old tube TV Hotel was built in 1800's - really showing its age. Room was small, plain and stark - not visually appealing at all - wood stairs were nice and well maintained elevators old and in need of some TLC - restaurant had a nautical motif - view of the harbor was interesting ; wait staff wore sailor uniforms - made to order omelette was tasty, but only choices for ingredients were chopped onions, tomatoes spicy green chiles and shredded cheese - decent selection of veggie and non-veggie entrees - buffet breakfast cost 1250 rupees - towels were thin by western standards - towels only - nothing remotely resembling a wash cloth sized option I would rate the room at 1.5 stars. This is a hotel in need of some work by the owners and managed. Overpriced for what it delivers.



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