Grand Oriental Hotel
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7.8 Very good location
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7.8Location
  • Close to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

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Nearest essentials

  • Airports
    • 14 km
    • Ratmalana Airport (RML) - Colombo
    • 27 km
    • Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) - Gampaha / Katunayake
  • Bus and rail stations
    • 800 meters
    • Fort Railway Station
    • 1.7 km
    • Slave Island Railway Station
  • Hospital or clinic
    • 2 km
    • Nawaloka Hospital
  • Pharmacy
    • 650 meters
    • Pharmacy
  • Cash withdrawal
    • 450 meters
    • ATM

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5.6
VINCENT from Australia
Solo traveler
Standard Room - Breakfast included
Stayed 3 nights in May 2017
Above average”
Thewhole building is not Air conditioned. And it was quite pricey when I extended and paid direct to the property. I paid 148 Australian dillars
Reviewed May 14, 2017
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10.0
Amila from Sri Lanka
Business traveler
Standard Room - Breakfast included
Stayed 1 night in August 2016
Great hotel of this class. Hotel was very clean as well as the room. Trip was on a busy spring bre”
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...
Reviewed May 04, 2017
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6.0
Christine from Australia
Solo traveler
Standard Room Only
Stayed 3 nights in March 2017
Handy to Port/Downtown but quite rundown and dated.”
They don't even give you tea and coffee making facilities. Fridge was ancient and grotty. Staff were great All staff lovely and helpful. Food very good. The view from 4th floor dining of port area is amazing. All furniture and fittings very worn and dated. TV about 30 years old. Towels,sheets quite grey. Don't go near the Spa Salon on 4th floor. Its a separate business and poorly run.
Reviewed March 19, 2017
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10.0
Sheila from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Room - Breakfast included
Stayed 1 night in February 2017
A Grand Old Lady Retains Her Charm”
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.
Reviewed February 28, 2017
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7.6
asela from Sri Lanka
Couple
Standard Room - Breakfast included
Stayed 1 night in February 2017
Wonderful experience ”
Best location, staff was nice and friendly. Nice restaurant with good breakfast. Highly recommended.
Reviewed February 23, 2017
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8.4
Chamila from Sri Lanka
Family with young children
Standard Room - Breakfast included
Stayed 1 night in October 2016
Good”
Nice view from the harbour room. Kids also enjoyed a lot the breakfast there.
Reviewed February 22, 2017
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7.2
richard from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Room - Breakfast included
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017
Grand Oriental Hotel Colombo”
Characterful, good service, good size rooms. But fading and tired in places, and roadworks starting just below the window at 11pm didn't help. Good location but unusual surroundings, including road blocks and no photographs allowed from the top floor mini-terrace.
Reviewed February 20, 2017
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10.0
patrick from Australia
Couple
Standard Room - Breakfast included
Stayed 1 night in February 2017
Quixotic colonial romantic charm ”
We loved our stay. The reception and bar staff were very helpful and nice. The rooms are massive with high ceilings and with all modern conveniences. The views are stunning. The location is great. With such amazing hidtory there must be some ghosts but they are all friendly.
Reviewed February 13, 2017
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3.6
Rashmi from India
Couple
Standard Room - Breakfast included
Stayed 1 night in January 2017
Very outdated hotel”
The location is not bad and the view from the restaurant is very nice. But other than that there is nothing good about the hotel. It's extremely outdated and badly needs a renovation. The furniture in the rooms is rickety. Would be nice if and when it's renovated but until then I would definitely not recommend it.
Reviewed February 01, 2017
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3.6
Wing from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Standard Room - Breakfast included
Stayed 1 night in January 2017
My regret to end the Sri Lanka trip”
Stayed my last night for airport transition. Very disappointing. The hotel offered me an unreasonable price of airport transfer at over Rs4,500. I eventually arranged on my own via online cab company at Rs2,500. Walkable distance to the city center but there are way better options at this price you can get. Didn't get the antique feel but simply old and lack of maintainence. Staff knew no manner or service. Staff behind the reception took no initiative upon check-in. When I checked out at night, no one was at the counter. Waited for a while and someone came out, apparently from sleep. Got my breakfast pack instead of buffet since I left in the early morning. The breakfast pack was good.
Reviewed January 29, 2017
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