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Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

Our visit was to take part in the canonization mass By our Holy Father Pope Francis.The Hotel is beautiful with a Old Architecture.The rooms are spacious. The food is very good and have a range of dishes from local to continental.The view of colombo harbour from restaurant is worth watching. Very Good location !

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Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

A great hotel, one of the hotels that are situated in the heart of Colombo and still maintains the good old history of Sri Lanka The view of the harbour is just spectacular at night The food is great and great friendly staff, the only problem is the parking during the day

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Was told that a long time ago, the GOH & the Galle Face Hotel was a place where the parents of my friends would come for an evening of ball-room dancing and dining out. Having stayed in the GOH, can imagine and visualise the glory of the days bygone.... Average rooms - some of them filled with stale smoke smell...

Thank VandanaVandy
Pali, India
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Not for tourists that's what I think, value for money will not be justified. The only good part is the view of port from restaurant. Had some issues with bathroom, not tackled properly. Stayed here for 2 days on 25th dec 2014 and 3rd jan 2015.

Thank Priti1259
Reviewed 18 July 2015

My wife and I stayed one night with a late departure at the Grand Oriental Hotel which was once the grandest hotel in Colombo.. We found the hotel situated in the old Fort area of Colombo. This is a fascinating colonial area where many of the buildings are now being restored to their former glory. It is also near the...

Thank SteveBlairgowrie
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

We were disappointed with this hotel. It was noisy at night, very tired and worn and you would definitely get better value for your money at other more up market places. We stayed in the low season, the staff members were very accommodating which was its only saving grace; they really wanted to help you. We didn't have a restful...

Thank Glasmumma
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 9 July 2015

I stayed at the Grand Oriental Hotel June 29-30, i.e. Low Season. I was immediately given a free upgrade to a deluxe room. I'd like to think it was my winning personality, but I'm sure part of the reason was that it was the slow time. The GOH has a storied past. The Holiday Inn it is not. There are...

1Thank RSantos_15
Brandon, Canada
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Grand old hotel with a 4th floor Dining Room that has a marvelous view of Colombo Harbour; an excellent place to order and enjoy a tall cold beer on a hot afternoon, to watch the dredge and larger ships while they manoeuver about.

Thank SuperDave47
Reviewed 28 May 2015

This hotel was suggested by a travel agent, and we stayed here for 2 nights at the start and 1 night at the end of the trip. The hotel definitely has an old and grand charm about it, and having a vast range of breakfast foods, including traditional sri lankan foods, while looking out over the movie-scene like view of...

Thank Aroha G
Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Old hotel with well maintained and it is in the heart of Colombo. Rooms are big and neat. Very limited Indian food they serve. We got a room with harbor view. We stayed for a day and had a good experience.

Thank SendilKumar

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Address: 2, York Street, Colombo 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: €60 - €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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“Best rooms are located in the 4th floor.”
Vidusha77, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Deluxe rooms are more spacious than standard room.”
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JEC1207, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Front side rooms have nice city view”
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vishu17august, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A room overlooking the harbour would be great if you can persuade them to give you one.”
Tienshan, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 303 has an amazing view of the harbour at night.”
JamieandNikkiI, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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