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Grand Oriental Hotel

2 York Street, Colombo World Trade Centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Show on map)

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Area: Colombo World Trade Centre Number of Rooms: 80
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Pleasant

6.6

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211 reviews

Value for Money
6.2
Location
7.6
Staff Performance
6.3
Hotel Condition/Cleanliness
6.1
Room Comfort/Standard
6.8
Food/Dining
6.6
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John H. Couples Australia, October 27, 2011
A grand old hotel with great staff

professional staff, large rooms, where everything works, comfortable beds,and good restaurents
8.3
It was my birthday and my son had called from Australia to make some surprise arrangements which were carried out with care and attention to detail.
Hotel Feature Tip: THe hotel could use a facelift but look beyond the surface and enjoy a great stay.
Abdultif A. Groups Kuwait, September 29, 2011
no comments
2.7
nothing
Joanna C. Couples France, August 31, 2011
Quite expensive for the service

Good location
6
Room inappropriate for a couple: twin beds instead of a double bed
Mohammad A. Families with young children Saudi Arabia, August 25, 2011
Great location but small rooms

Need renovation
5.3
thefirst room what I got to stay is small and not the bed is separate & little broken & bad smill with bests
Talaat M. Solo travelers Saudi Arabia, August 19, 2011
Good location and clean comfortable rooms

Location in city center. Nice clean rooms
7.7
The hotel overall is good in cleaniness. Room service is a bit slow. Food is not the best but that is common in most resuarats and hotels. Room service staff were very friendly. Some of reception staff were a bit indifferent, others had trouble with English. The price is a bit higher than what it actually deserves.
Hotel Feature Tip: Don't bother visiting the nightclub below the hotel unless you are interested in being bombarded with not so good looking girls employed by the club to chat you up and drink like there is no tomorrow on your tab. Be strict and refuse their chat up lines unless you want to see a very hefty bar invoice.
Lim T. Business travelers Singapore, August 3, 2011
Hotel in the business district

spacious & colonial setting
7.7
I was on a business trip. This hotel does not have any shoppin area in the walking distant as it is suituated in the commercial district. Nice breakfast at the restaurant and very friendly staff.
Shopping Tip: Need to take taxi to the nearby shopping area. Nothing much to eat but the hotel serve good and nice food.
Terence R. Solo travelers United Kingdom, July 22, 2011
Faded Charm

It isn't modern
7.7
stayed for four nights on arriving in sri lanka. i had to organise a long visa, which was easy to do from this hotel. i organised a three week tour of sri lanka at the tour office in the lobby, and all went smoothly. great room, i forgive it being a bit faded, but everything worked.
Sightseeing/Attractions Tip: Arrange your Colmobo tour with the tour office in the lobby. Don't use the tuk tuks, it's just as ceap to get a hotel car.
Anand C. Families with older children India, June 7, 2011
Legacy at its best!

Heritage Structure and Location
9.3
had a very superb time with my family in a single triple sharing room which was upgraded to 4 for my family. the rooms are quite spacious and staying there was indeed fun. the caricatures and art forms which are hung on the wall in the entire building is indeed a watch as they show us the rich history of sri lanka.
Nightlife Tip: A superb Discotheque below the hotel. A must visit place.
Behin S. Business travelers India, May 29, 2011
good place but small cot. Its antique

harbour front restaurant.
7
nice place to stay as it is inside the city .Rooms are not equipped with modern equipments.Hotel is antique and all
Sightseeing/Attractions Tip: lots of greenery
Ruairidh W. Couples United Kingdom, April 30, 2011
Stepping into the past, yet with modern comforts

Location, old world charm, the Harbour Room, style
9
we arrived at 3.00 a.m. from the airport - check-in was quick and efficient. the room was very comfortable. the view over the harbour during breakfast and dinner was excellent, as was the quality of the dining. location is great - easy access to the rest of the city, either walking or bu tuk-tuk. the aged splendour of the building is a joy to be part of. a fine base to stay at.

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