Grand Oriental Hotel - Colombo

2 York Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10732show map
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Highlights
6
GoodBased on  85 reviews
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Overview

The comfortable 3-star Grand Oriental Hotel is set in Fort district and offers elegant guestrooms with a view over the harbor. Grand Oriental Hotel has welcomed guests in Colombo since 1875.

Guests can easily get to R. Premadasa Stadium, which is approximately 3 km away. The city center lies within 2 km from the venue.

There are shopping places, such as a market, a shopping mall and a bazaar nearby.

Bandaranayake airport can be reached by car within 35 minutes.

Rooms

Grand Oriental Hotel welcomes guests to take advantage of climate control, wireless internet, a private safe, TV and a phone supplied in the rooms. Offering a Colonial interior, the rooms are fitted with classical furnishings and an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

The property offers a poolside restaurant serving local cuisine. At the small café bar guests will enjoy a selection of cocktails, tea and coffee. Located in a busy area, Akasa Kade and Pagoda Tea Room serve a wide range of meals.

Services

The property offers a business centre, a meeting room and a copier to meet the needs of business travelers.

Relax

There are live performances and karaoke organized on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   80.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

Poolside snack bar

Cafe

Snack bar

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Billiard tables

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Half board
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Packed lunches
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun loungers
  • Casino
  • Live entertainment
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Massage

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 12 pmFREECheck-outuntil 2 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsExisting beddingFREECotFREEChildren above
2 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Central Bank of Sri LankaCentral Bank of Sri Lanka1400 ft
Colombo Dutch MuseumColombo Dutch Museum2300 ft
LaksalaLaksala1000 ftNo 60, York Street No.215, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07, Thummulla.
Khan Clock TowerKhan Clock Tower1300 ftColombo Fort
Gem MuseumGem Museum1400 ft43 Ananda Coomaraswamy Mw
St. Thomas ChapelSt. Thomas Chapel1400 ftSt. Thomas College
Dutch Hospital Shopping PrecinctDutch Hospital Shopping Precinct1700 ftHospital Street Galle Fort
The LighthouseThe Lighthouse1700 ftColombo Fort
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CargillsCargills600 ftYork St, Fort
Harbour RoomHarbour Room600 ft2 York St
Akasa KadeAkasa Kade600 ftYork Street
Galle Face Hotel RestaurantGalle Face Hotel Restaurant1500 ft2, Galle road
Colombo YMCAColombo YMCA1100 ft39 Bristol St
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Bambalapitiya Railway StationBambalapitiya Railway Station3.0 mi
Sugathadasa StadiumSugathadasa Stadium1.7 mi
R Premadasa StadiumR Premadasa Stadium1.8 mi
Sinhalese Sports ClubSinhalese Sports Club2.7 mi
National Art GalleryNational Art Gallery2.1 mi
Srilanka National MuseumSrilanka National Museum2.2 mi
U.S. EmbassyU.S. Embassy1.7 mi
Colombo Town HallColombo Town Hall1.9 mi
Alliance FrançaiseAlliance Française2.1 mi
King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe Prison CellKing Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe Prison Cell1800 ftBank of Ceylon Mawatha Colombo 1
Jami Ul-Alfar MosqueJami Ul-Alfar Mosque2400 ftSecond Cross Street
Dutch MuseumDutch Museum2500 ftPrince Street
PettahPettah2500 ft
Old Parliament BuildingOld Parliament Building2600 ftFort
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Getting around
Airports
Colombo Ratmalana (RML)8.5 mi
Bandaranayake (CMB)17.1 mi
Train
Slave Island Railway Station1.1 mi
Maradana Railway Station1.5 mi
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Reviews
6.4
GoodBased on  85  reviews

Rating by category:

6.0
Location
5.7
Rooms
5.8
Service
  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    The menager was a very helpfull nice man. Staff very friendly The hotel is very close to Colombo fort station, very convinient for who like me and my boyfriend were travellling by trains. Spacious rooms

    Hotel from outside looks very dirty, badly mantained and the surroundings aren't the best. Staff at the reception was very disorganized. Rooms aren't the cleanest we saw in Sri Lanka and the bed was very hard, was like sleeping on the floor. (5Cm thick materass laid on a piece of thick wood) Interiors are old and dirty with holes near doors from which ants are coming in/out. Staff doesn't know trains time tables and is very inefficient. Took us 3h+ to find out what time train were leaving. ( If someone was in rush to get to the airport would have missed at least 1 train) Far to expensive for what you get! Worth paying a bit more to stay in a much better hotel

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The sense of history and it's close proximity to shopping areas make it a very easy hotel to stay in. The staff are extra-ordinarily helpful, friendly and polite. It is very easy to find and extremely easy to get to. The only hotel I stay in when I'm in Colombo - at least twice a year. The other hotels of the same or better calibre are either too fussy or sterile. Goh has loads of character.

    The only things I would add to the hotel would be a hair dressing salon and perhaps a swimming pool. That would just complete the picture.

  • 2.4
    Guest rating

    no good resaption also the price not good and i like no thing and that is why i moved next day to beter hotle

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Advertised in booking about wi fi and noWifi i common areas, the charges added tothe basic charges was a shock was an extra 25%

  • 6.6
    Good

    I liked the big bed and the comfortable mattress. my room was airy and it has tall doors the bathroom was old, but some items were changed - new patents and new accents fresh fruit juice in the breakfast courteous staff

    the streets near the hotel had smells bad torn sheets in my bed

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    It was available during a busy time in Colombo (England Test match). It had all the necessary facilities we wanted - aircon, tv, internet, ensuite, in town.

    It is in need of a refurb, is tired and dirty. The ensuite ponged and had a cockroach in it. The internet was available but cost per hour and always seemed to run out under the time. Restaurant was pretty good and not bad value but there are so many better places to stay. It is in the middle of nowhere and no taxi or tuc tuc driver knew it. The prevailing view of another hotelier (who thought our other choices had been good) was it is way overdue a clean up and refurb. Avoid.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The location was good, the price was too high for my hotel standards but cheaper than all other hotels located far from the centre.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The staff is very friendly, the location is great, and the Grand Old Dame of the city is always a great place to stay instead of the antiseptic new hotels all over the city.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    The view is good.

    Truly awful hotel. The staff put the phone down on you and don't investigate your complaints. The equipment in the room is either missing (no safe) or rubbish (tiny crt tv). They charge a fortune for internet access. I had loud banging in my room on the evening of arrival. I told them to sort it out or give me another room. 4am the banging continued. Their guy came up and heard it and I insisted on moving rooms. I then faced a long flight having not been properly rested. They made no attempt to try and rectify or recompense me. It's like a back packers hotel but for a higher price. Thought it would be colonial, but it's just old and awful.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    It was the only decent - sounding hotel with availability (and which was not too expensive) that I could find. Unfortunately it was extremely disappointing & I would never recommend it to anyone.

    Bad shower (scalding water temp), dirty room, overpriced. Has clearly seen far better days many many years ago.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The service was friendly and the place is impeccably clean. The restaurant view of the harbor is spectacular.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Good location close to Fort bus and train terminal. Helpful staff and good restaurant. Interesting sight to the Colombo port facility. Quick check in and check out.

    Furniture and toilet need improvement. Had to wake up due to hammering from construction happening in some areas in hotel. Not enough pillows provided in the room and missing the blanket.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The location of the hotel in the center of the city overlooking the harbour is exellent

    The hotel is old and it looks like it. It has not the old magic as it us not renovated but every now and then the fix something, so it has lost the atmoshere and the style

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Well located with old world features

    Noisy

  • 6.6
    Good

    Location location location... Its so close to the fort railway station; the gateway to the real part of my sri lanka trip... Nice old historic hotel though, friendly staff. But idea for my stopover and onward access to trains..

    Nothing worthy of mention it did exactly as expected.. Better than no frills but nothing wow... Bar man was top bloke mind..

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Highlights
6
GoodBased on  85 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Design Hotels in Sri Lanka

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Good to know
Check-infrom 12 pmFREECheck-outuntil 2 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsExisting beddingFREECotFREEChildren above
2 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Colombo Ratmalana (RML)8.5 mi
Bandaranayake (CMB)17.1 mi
Train
Slave Island Railway Station1.1 mi
Maradana Railway Station1.5 mi
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