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Grand Oriental Hotel
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

If you want modern facilities you will probably find something to your liking in Colombo, but you will get one of those places that, once inside, frankly you could be anywhere in the world. With the GOH, you get a piece of history - walls that could tell amazing stories if only they could talk. In any event, the GOH is in such a convenient location, serves great food and is so sensibly priced that, I personally would not stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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SanathHerath, Front Office Manager at Grand Oriental Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Hello Longacre.. We would like to thank you for taking your time to provide us with your great feedback. We appreciate your wonderful comments, as we look forward to your next visit. Thanks again for staying GOH.

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed here as a treat for our first night in Sri Lanka. It is a beautiful old building and our room was huge with a large four poster bed.
The staff could not have been more helpful. We had no hot water in the morning so we were given a complimentary breakfast which was awesome. Beautiful dining room, great views, friendly and attentive staff and a great choice of food. However we did have room service which was average.
The only reason it's not 5 stars is we didn't feel it was value for money. The building needed a bit of maintenance.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
Thank W1517APrebeccas
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Celebrated sons birthday at the harbor restaurant. Had international buffet. Beautiful view of the harbor. Good service. Food was good and reasonably priced. Altogether it was a good outing. Service was good with musical band playing golden oldies songs

Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

If you like heritage hotels, this is a place to spend a couple of nights! The hotel looks very nice, with antique artwork,furniture, telephones and an interesting elevator. The rooms are comfortable but a little bit cramped.
The staff is somewhat confused, especially at the reception. They charged us with a wrong rate one day, so make sure you calculate and check the rate on the internet.
The breakfast was lovely and so is the location.
I would definitely stay again in this hotel if the price would be lower, I do believe it is a bit overpriced for what they offer.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Maja P
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Last night Thursdaagainy the 23rd February 2027 we had dinner at The Harbour Room at the GOH Colombo. It was the day they had the Sea Food Buffet. It was well laid out and presented, starting with an array of salads and two soups. The Mains also offered a varied selection including both western and eastern. Plus hot hot Hoppers and a Mongolian BBQ. The desserts were temptingly presented too, and again one was spoiled for choice. The Harbour room offers wonderful views of the Colombo Harbour, the music provided also had us singing along many a time, our toes a tapping. An evening well spent. For friends and family to enjoy.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Sharmini R
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