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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I just returned from an overnight stay in Colombo at the Grand Oriental Hotel. It is conveniently located at the harbour of the Port of Colombo. We were meeting friends who were travelling aboard a cruise line which had Sri Lanka as one of their ports of stop. Although we arrived early in the morning, we were...

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SanathHerath, Front Office Manager at Grand Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property. Your comments are very much valued. We really appreciate your comments regarding our Guest services and service standards. Our staff members take their roles in our industry very seriously and try, every day to provide quality services. Again we appreciate your wonderful feedback and your...

Stamford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...

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SanathHerath, Front Office Manager at Grand Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

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.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...

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Colombo, , Sri Lanka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I stayed at the Grand Oriental Hotel for two separate nights on my way in and my way out of Sri Lanka. There is certainly enough evidence that the hotel might once have been one of the 'grandest of the Orient' but those days were a long time ago. The rooms are comfortable, though somewhat cramped. The staff are generally...

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SanathHerath, Front Office Manager at Grand Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for taking your time to provide us with your honest feedback! We promise you that you will receive much upgraded property & related services on your next visit . Thank you for choosing GOH for your stay.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The staff and service were good, not amazing. The hotel is about a 5-10 minute walk from the old Dutch Hospital, which is a trendy little area with shops, restaurants, and live music. The hotel itself was nice and clean. It is certainly one of the older hotels in the city, so you shouldn't expect a modern design. However, it's...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Grand Oriental offers a very good quality of stay with the colonial historical accent we are looking for. Comfortable and clean, a bit worn only as expected. Good service, good traditional buffet dinner and breakfast in pleasant,well set dining room. Location is central, with view of the working port. We will return.

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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The Grand Oriental Hotel... the staff and food are fantastic. Room was a bit grubby & very tired (wear your flip flops as the floor is dirty) immediately offered an upgrade on arrival as our room wasn't ready and we were tired after being delayed for three hours at Heathrow.. construction going on at Colombo airport which caused the delay....

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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: €59 - €77 (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.”
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