Grand Oriental Hotel
Grand Oriental Hotel
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"A great place in good location."

Colin

February 27, 2018

 Grand Oriental Hotel

  • 1 double bed
  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Bathtub
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What guests are saying:
I felt at home!
anne from Australia
Solo traveler
Very central and a quaint hotel in the heart of Colombo. A decent spread on buffet overlooking the Colombo harbour. Would recommend it highly
Krishna from India
Family with young children
I liked everything about this hotel especially the wonderful staff!
anne from Australia
Solo traveler
Big beautiful rooms. Very clean and wonderful staff. Hotel reeks of history which I love and the view of the port with every different type of ship is fascinating to watch as you enjoy the incredible breakfast.
anne from Australia
Solo traveler
Nice view from the harbour room. Kids also enjoyed a lot the breakfast there.
Chamila from Sri Lanka
Family with young children
Great hotel of this class. Hotel was very clean as well as the room. Trip was on a busy spring break weekend so the hotel was very busy, but really no problems from...
Amila from Sri Lanka
Business traveler
Worth it for their excellent breakfast
andrew from United Kingdom
Couple
The staff are desperately keen to please. A good breakfast with stunning views of the busy port. Big room. Four poster. a/c that will freeze! Fantastic.
Sheila from United Kingdom
Couple
We enjoyed our stay very much, we will be back
Elion from Sri Lanka
Couple
Returned because we loved the old world atmosphere and the location in the historic fort. The deluxe rooms are great as is the quality service. Great staff. Great breakfast. Great view.
KARL from Australia
Couple

Grand Oriental Hotel

Excellent location
- 540 meters from city center
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Very good
From 482 reviewsSee what guests said
7.1
/
10
Very good service
7.2
Recommended by 83% of guests
Value for money7.0
Distance to city center0.5km
Location rating8.0
Nearest airportRatmalana Airport (RML)
Distance to airport13.6 km
  • 810 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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Standard Room
Standard Room
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  • Room size: 29.73 m²/320 ft²
  • City view
  • 5 single beds
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Deluxe
Deluxe
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  • Room size: 49.24 m²/530 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 double bed
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Suite
Suite
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Bathtub
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Room - Breakfast included
Standard Room - Breakfast included
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  • Room size: 29.73 m²/320 ft²
  • City view
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Standard Single
Standard Single
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  • Bathtub
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STANDARD ROOM (Full Board)
STANDARD ROOM (Full Board)
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  • Bathtub
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DOUBLE DELUXE - HALF BOARD
DOUBLE DELUXE - HALF BOARD
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    Basic Triple
    Basic Triple
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      Duplex Double/Twin
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        Standard Triple
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          "The build is well maintained and very good for the short sta..."

          Reviewed January 10, 2018

          Gowrish from Singapore

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          What they offer

          "Excellent hotel."

          Aileen from United Kingdom

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          Real reviews from real guests

          Agoda Reviews (482)Booking.com Reviews (629)
          7.1
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          10
          Cleanliness6.8
          Facilities7.0
          Location8.0
          Room comfort and quality6.8
          Service7.2
          Value for money7.0
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          7.6
          Very good
          CHI from Hong Kong
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in March 2018
          Fantastic value”
          Great place to stay and superb staffs!
          Reviewed October 06, 2018
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Janet from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Standard Room
          Stayed 1 night in July 2018
          Delightful room”
          I was upgraded to a suite and it was fantastic. Beautiful spacious room, lovely linens on the bed and an awesome 4 poster bed. Breakfast and lunch were perfect. Wonderful staff. I would definitely make this my go to hotel on my next visit.
          Reviewed August 13, 2018
          5.2
          Charles from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Standard Room
          Stayed 1 night in July 2018
          Colonial relic”
          May have been opulent 80 years ago but now a faded, jaded relic of a long-passed era. No pool, ancient Tv's, borderline grotty bathroom and not as well situated as it may appear on the map. Four poster bed was grand but little else about this place was. none of the standard toiletries available bar soap, no view from most rooms and just an overall sense of trying to wring every last rupee from the shriveled corpse of a once proud institution. one night absolute max and only because on the right side of Colombo for the airport.
          Reviewed July 31, 2018
          7.6
          Very good
          robert from Sri Lanka
          Couple
          Standard Room
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
          Very good”
          Lovely old building with plenty of colonial character. Staff attentive, breakfast very good and convenient location.
          Reviewed July 30, 2018
          8.8
          Excellent
          per from Australia
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in July 2018
          Pmc”
          A good breakfast, very good size room for your money and staff very friendly and helpful. Maybe a coat of paint here and there would do wonders but value for money
          Reviewed July 25, 2018
          4.8
          Suresh from India
          Business traveler
          Standard Room
          Stayed 1 night in July 2018
          Not a good hotel ”
          Old broken cart Old TV Renovation should be done Very aged furnishings No proper toilet kit except soap and shampoo for price of This hotel Good harbour view restaurant otherwise nothing is there
          Reviewed July 19, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Ken from New Zealand
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
          Exceptional”
          A chance to experience a step back in time!
          Reviewed July 03, 2018
          6.8
          Good
          Mohammad from Philippines
          Couple
          Standard Room
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
          Good”
          They have to change the bed from twin bed to King size bed for couple.
          Reviewed June 26, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Nadia from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Standard Room
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
          Great history, great place to stay and value for money”
          This place is a legendary hotel and being part of it is a great experience for me... great location in central colombo overlooking the harbour. Buffet food is well served, linens smells good and crisp. I had the honor to visit the room of our national hero Dr Jose Rizal, it was like a time travel experience for me and im glad that the hotel had restored Its past history. Kudos to all and keep it up
          Reviewed June 21, 2018
          5.2
          B from India
          Business traveler
          Standard Room
          Stayed 3 nights in June 2018
          Above average”
          food is very expensive, including breakfast
          Reviewed June 11, 2018
          7.2
          Very good
          Amanda from Australia
          Couple
          Stayed 2 nights in May 2018
          Great location for Ministry of Crab ,money changes and Pettar Market”
          Old and warn but with a lot of character,good buffet breakfast with view.
          Reviewed May 28, 2018
          5.2
          Misao from Australia
          Couple
          Standard Room
          Stayed 2 nights in May 2018
          Above average”
          I understand it is a big job to do a whole make up, but can they just paint here and there, fill up some holes , do proper job instead of putting tapes, which is flying by wind? Sad to see it. Most of the staff are very nice.
          Reviewed May 25, 2018
          8.0
          Excellent
          Renze from Netherlands
          Solo traveler
          Standard Room
          Stayed 1 night in May 2018
          Still in good condition, birit needs entirely renovation, beware of competion, coming up other hotel”
          Too shady, not so inviting ambiance .
          Reviewed May 06, 2018
          7.2
          Very good
          Rosie from Sri Lanka
          Business traveler
          Standard Room
          Stayed 1 night in March 2018
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          Reviewed May 05, 2018
          8.4
          Excellent
          peethamparam from Switzerland
          Solo traveler
          Standard Room
          Stayed 1 night in April 2018
          nice hotel with old history”
          it's location the best for me. near main street, see street And where all fun happening arounding of World Trade Center. I have to mention about receptionist bit rude compared to gents. nice view to habour throughout the restaurant on the 4th floor.. but i didn't get a window table. the Hotel had lived it's life... it need regent renovation... the stauf trying their best to keep the hotel running..
          Reviewed April 23, 2018
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Roshini from Sri Lanka
          Business traveler
          Standard Room
          Stayed 1 night in April 2018
          Peace in the heart of the city”
          Perfect for overnight stay. Peaceful, quiet and great food . Value for your money. Restaurant has a great view and the building has a historic value and its well preserved.
          Reviewed April 13, 2018
          7.6
          Very good
          CHIN from Singapore
          Couple
          Standard Room
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2018
          Very good”
          Average 3 star hotel
          Reviewed March 27, 2018
          Thank you
          Responded April 07, 2018
          Grand Oriental Hotel
          5.2
          Mark from Netherlands
          Couple
          Standard Room
          Stayed 1 night in March 2018
          Worthless, needs a renovation badly”
          Bad wifi, connection going on / off / on / .. Good location. Lots of noise in the evening, banging metals, hard to sleep ... Toilet not working ... Shower not working ... Some lightbulbs need replacing ... fridge not working ... The accept tour groups ! You have to fight for your food and coffee, the are slow with the refills! Outdated ! They forgot to renovate in the last 30 years ... Sometimes outdated is not reason not to go, this is Sri Lanka right? But when you ask Eur 48 for 1 night you have to (!)
          Reviewed March 26, 2018
          6.0
          Herbert from India
          Business traveler
          Standard Room
          Stayed 1 night in March 2018
          whoke booking it looked like breakfast complimentary after going came to know brwakfast needs to be ”
          toilet and flooring cleaning can be improved
          Reviewed March 22, 2018
          5.2
          Yvonne from Malaysia
          Family with young children
          Standard Room
          Stayed 1 night in March 2018
          Rude doorman”
          We spent our last night here and didn't expect much from the hotel. Rooms are decent. Generally an antiquated hotel. Had a really bad experience right when we were leaving as the doorman who helped us with our luggages had asked outright for a tip. We like to tip when we think the service staff deserves it and it just leaves a bad taste in the mouth when asked for it so directly! In fact, it has the opposite effect and we just didn't feel like tipping anymore and he was rude about it.
          Reviewed March 21, 2018
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