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Pune, India
Reviewed 15 April 2015

This is an old Dame of the Colombo hotel world that last had a facelift sometime in the 80's judging by the colorful bathroom furniture. The Hotel seem to be right on the docks and it is but also at the end of the CBD of Colombo so there is a nice walking tour you can do from here. The...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Stayed here one night to be near the train station in the morning (Room 335). Wasn't worth the convenience... Room smelled of old cigarette smoke, lots of black mould on the shower head and cubicle and a large pane of glass above the door that let in bright light from the corridor illuminating our room all night. The Hotel itself...

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1Thank BenMilKid
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2015

We popped in for a drink on the roof-top bar/balcony as it has a good view over the harbour. We had a nice lime soda and the balcony to ourselves - it was a lovely little break from all the walking around hot Colombo.

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1Thank 12Tina15
Toronto
Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

Once a few decades ago it seems this was a nice hotel, probably a hotel with historical charm. However the charm seems to have faded away somehow. Hotel location is across from the Colombo port which provides an interesting view. However the immediate vicinity is lackluster at best and lacks in terms of appeal, including the police HQ. A couple...

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1Thank ivoyageur
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 24 March 2015

Hi everyone In this review i would like to share my experience i had at this hotel. First things first, This hotel is an old hotel but not that old. I enjoy a nice meal with my family each time i visit. The rates are cheap and the service is also average. I would recommend the Srilankan Buffet down at...

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Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 22 March 2015

A very romantic & beautiful scenery awaits you on one side - overlooking the harbor. Food is a long list of options. Your imagination will run riot trying to choose between local food, Indian, Chinese , Arabian , etc ...

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1Thank Buddhip2015
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 21 March 2015

The sheets are crisp the bed comfortable - sadly the hotel needs a complete renovation !!! The view from the dining room is of a container port so not as picturesque as one would like/ the breakfast is amazing great quality with a huge selection!! The hotel desperately needs a pool and atmosphere!!!

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Bruges, Belgium
Reviewed 17 March 2015

I spent one night there, I thought the hotel is very expensive for what you get. It's an old hotel , old fashioned, you can hear everything in your room , music from restaurant, people talking in the next room. They don't clean the room, toilet was not working , really bad The restaurant was the only thing that was...

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2Thank AnnBrugge
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 27 February 2015

the best part i like is the harbour view when we sit for breafast. i wasnt happy with the room.room is big but the furnitures are old, hard bed. a must try is the restaurant they have on the ground floor , serve local food.i think this is the closest hotel for Colombo dockyard.within 1 km, there is a local...

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4Thank samsonanto
Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 26 February 2015

Essential to stay to understand the history of Sri Lanka. Colonial spirit and ambiance. Responsive and kind-hearted staff, nice clean rooms, library, great euro/sri lankian breakfast (with picturesque view on port), nice evening bar, staff showed us a Chekhovs suite free of charge (in Guides were notes, that it is shown for some tips). Central railway station and bus station...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $91 - $117 (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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“Deluxe rooms are more spacious than standard room.”
  • View of Colombo Harbour from room
 of 5 bubbles JEC1207, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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