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Grand Oriental Hotel

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1 2, York Street, Colombo, Colombo 00100 Sri Lanka See on map
Free Wifi
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
3.5 Star accommodation
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An iconic building at the heart of Colombo, located overlooking the busy harbor; gifted with history, it is where comfort blends with affordability for the most discerning traveler. This fine piece of ...More architecture speaks of the country's colonial times and with a spectacular view of Colombo Harbour. The splendidly decorated 80 rooms are fully air-conditioned while Anton Chekhov and Joze Rizal, are the luxury suites overlooking the Colombo harbor, offering a fantastic view for their guests. It is more than just a hotel. It is home away from home. Less
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Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
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US$37 - US$76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Grand Oriental Colombo
Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a very old, colonial style hotel with large rooms, two beds put together, an antiquated shower, which is sometimes hot and sometimes cooler when showering , but I can't fault the cleanliness; you could eat off the floor in this hotel. There are...More

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Magnificent old hotel which just needs some TLC. Had one night on a tour. Room 309 HUGE. Bit tired but comfortable and A/C worked great. Was Sunday night so meal options limited. Had the buffet in Harbour Room. Great views of harbour/Port. Good variety of...More

Thank 317charles
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'll tell about the pros and cons of this hotel Pros: 1. A very friendly staff. Helpful and cheerful at all times. 2. I had the buffet breakfast and dinner. It was simply amazing. 3. The view of the port from the restaurant is gorgeous....More

Thank Devansh G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hotel that needs to be patronised and up-graded by the owners! I used to stay here in the early 1980’s when it had an old world glamour and the lobby was re-designed by Jeffrey Bawa. The best thing here is the upstairs...More

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Such an historic place. Things haven’t changed much since Chekhov and other celebrities sought this place out as ‘the in place to stay’ but appreciate the venue for that. Let it transport you back to those glory days and sit at the big windows of...More

Thank Tommy B
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Response from AnaPedro31 | Reviewed this property |
Hi ! Hm....well, that's quite difficult to tell you... the exact number of rooms but nothing less than 150 rooms. And I tell you by our experience, we stayed in several rooms, different floors:-) And, by the way, the Answer... More
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"Request a room with a view not into dilapidated buildings!"
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"If traveling by vehicle, look for free parking near the old jetty building."
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"I looked out on buildings and rubble. There are likely rooms facing the port, which would have a more..."
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"Get a room that does not face the docks"
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