Grand Oriental Hotel - Colombo

2 York Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10732  show map
 3 stars
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Grand Oriental Hotel - Colombo

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Snack bar

Lobby bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Spa & wellness center

Overview

Situated near bars, a stadium and restaurants, this classic hotel comprises 80 rooms next to U.S. Embassy, R. Premadasa Stadium and Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct. The hotel's Dutch building set in the heart of Colombo was completely refurbished in 2004.

The city center is 20 minutes' walk of the property.

A market, a bazaar and a shopping mall are situated next to the hotel.

Grand Oriental Hotel can be reached in 30 minutes by car from Bandaranayake airport.

Rooms

The rooms in Grand Oriental Hotel are fitted with TV with satellite channels, a laptop-size safe, climate control, IDD phone and free wireless internet. These rooms have marble floor and fashionable furniture.

Eat & Drink

Residents can try dishes of local cuisine at the restaurant. Cocktails, coffee and tea are offered in the lounge bar. The property is set in Fort district, within about 5 minutes' walk of Akasa Kade and Pagoda Tea Room that serve delectable meals.

Services

Guests can avail of dry cleaning, laundry and wedding services.

Relax

Leisure facilities in Grand Oriental Hotel include a sundeck, a library and a night club.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   80.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Fireplace
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Half board
  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Lobby bar
  • Snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Live entertainment
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Reflex massage
  • Library

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  12 pm

Check-out

  • until  2 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Hotel Address:

2 York Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10732

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City Center
  • Colombo
    4000 ft
Airports
  • Bandaranayake (CMB)
    17.1 mi
Train Stations
  • Slave Island Railway Station
    1.1 mi
  • Maradana Railway Station
    1.5 mi
Restaurants
  • Cargills
    500 ft
  • Harbour Room
    500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  2 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    80

Hotel Awards

Sri LankanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedColomboGrand Oriental Hotel

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

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Rooms and availability

Twin Room
  • Room size:

    250 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Standard Room Double / Twin

Twin Room for Single Use
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

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Room Description:

Twin room sole use

Standard Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Suite
  • Room size:

    410 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Deluxe Double Room
  • Room size:

    370 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Double room

Grand Oriental Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • Dutch Hospital - Colombo1400 ft
  • Colombo Rowing Club2300 ft
  • City Center3700 ft

Places of interest

  • Central Bank of Sri Lanka1400 ft
  • Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct1.3 mi
  • Crescat Boulevard1.4 mi
  • Temple de la dent1.7 mi
  • Kollupita Railroad Station1.7 mi
  • Paradise Road1.8 mi

Train stations

  • Slave Island Railway Station1.0 mi
  • Maradana Railway Station1.4 mi

Amusement

  • Colombo City1.7 mi

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Khan Clock Tower1400 ft
  • World Trade Center - Sri Lanka1700 ft
  • Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque2300 ft
  • Colombo Harbour4000 ft
  • Galle Face Green 1.2 mi
  • Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple1.6 mi
  • Colombo Town Hall1.9 mi
  • University of Colombo2.2 mi

Stadiums

  • Sugathadasa Stadium1.7 mi
  • R Premadasa Stadium1.8 mi

Museums

  • Colombo Dutch Museum2300 ft
  • National Art Gallery2.1 mi

Parks

  • Viharamahadevi Park1.9 mi

Business areas

  • Colombo World Trade Center1700 ft

Public parking

  • U.S. Embassy1.7 mi
  • Colombo Town Hall1.9 mi
  • Alliance Française2.1 mi

Marina

  • Beira Lake4300 ft

Local attractions

  • Law Courts of Hulftsdorp1.1 mi
    Hulftsdorp, Colombo
  • Dewatagaha Mosque1.7 mi
    Lipton's Circus, Colombo
  • Zoological Gardens1.8 mi
    Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo
  • Gangaramaya 1.6 mi
    61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo
  • Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil1.7 mi
    Kotahena, Colombo

Near the hotel

  • Talangama Wetland1900 ft
    Lake Road, Colombo

    Restaurants nearby

    • Cargills500 ft

      Address: York St, Fort

      66% likes this, based on 35 reviews

    • Akasa Kade500 ft

      Address: York Street

      62% likes this, based on 38 reviews
      Cuisine: Asian

    • Colombo YMCA1000 ft

      Address: 39 Bristol St

    • Harbour Room500 ft

      Address: 2 York St
      Phone: (011) 232 0391/2

      54% likes this, based on 37 reviews

    • Galle Face Hotel Restaurant1400 ft

      Address: 2, Galle road

      71% likes this, based on 225 reviews
      Price Range: USD 12 - USD 17

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  12 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  2 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      80

    Hotel Awards

    Sri LankanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedColomboGrand Oriental Hotel

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

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    Grand Oriental Hotel Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Grand Oriental Hotel

    Average guest rating

    6.2out of 10
    Good
    Based on 53 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Location
    6.0
    Rooms
    5.7
    Service
    5.8
    Value
    7.0

    Guest reviews

    • Couple
      4.2

      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

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      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.

    • Single
      2.4

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

    • Older travelers
      4.6

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

    • Older travelers
      6.6

      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

    • Older travelers
      4.2

      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.

    • Couple
      7.0

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

    • Single
      9.2

      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.

    • Single
      4.6

      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.

    • Group of friends
      3.8

      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.

    • Group of friends
      8.2

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

    • Family with children
      5.8

      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.

    • Group of friends
      5.4

      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

    • Older travelers
      7.0

      Well located with old world features

      Noisy

    • Single
      6.6

      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..

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Grand Oriental Hotel - Colombo Colombo location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    2 York Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10732

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Colombo
      4000 ft
    Airports
    • Bandaranayake (CMB)
      17.1 mi
    Train Stations
    • Slave Island Railway Station
      1.1 mi
    • Maradana Railway Station
      1.5 mi
    Restaurants
    • Cargills
      500 ft
    • Harbour Room
      500 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  12 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  2 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      80

    Hotel Awards

    Sri LankanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedColomboGrand Oriental Hotel

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

    Use Badge