Grand Oriental Hotel - Colombo

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Billiards/Pool tables

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

Overview

The classic Grand Oriental is placed near by the beachfront. Built in 1875, the hotel is a combination of colonial architecture and contemporary facilities.

Due to the location in the heart of Colombo, it is easy to get from Grand Oriental to such landmarks as Green Path, Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and R. Premadasa Stadium. The hotel lies within 5 minutes' walk of Talangama Wetland, Central Bank of Sri Lanka and Khan Clock Tower.

There are a bazaar, shops and markets within a quick reach of the hotel.

The venue is 2 km away from the city center. A few minutes' drive from Bandaranayake airport.

Rooms

All spacious rooms at Grand Oriental are fitted with wireless internet, climate control, a balcony, satellite TV and a private toilet. The hotel enjoys a breathtaking view of the harbor. They all have marble floor and elegant furniture.

Eat & Drink

The property offers an a la carte restaurant serving local cuisine. Guests can savor coffee and tea in the beach bar.

Services

Grand Oriental provides a meeting room, a copier and a business center along with free shuttle service, medical service and valet parking.

Relax

Grand Oriental is a child-friendly hotel offering cots and a playroom.

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

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiards/Pool tables
  • Fitness center

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • Harbor view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair dryer on request

Kitchen facilities

  • 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

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

# 02, York Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10732

Get directions
City Center
  • Colombo
    4000 ft
Airports
  • Bandaranayake (CMB)
    17.1 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

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

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Rooms and availability

Grand Oriental Standard Double RoomGrand Oriental Standard Double RoomGrand Oriental Standard Double Room
Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed or Double or Twin beds
Size: 250 sq. feet
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Standard Double

Room facilities
    Grand Oriental Standard Triple RoomGrand Oriental Standard Triple RoomGrand Oriental Standard Triple Room
    Standard Triple Room
    Bed type: Triple
    Size: 250 sq. feet
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    Standard Triple

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      Grand Oriental SuiteGrand Oriental SuiteGrand Oriental Suite
      Suite
      Bed type: Double Bed
      Size: 410 sq. feet
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        Grand Oriental Deluxe Double RoomGrand Oriental Deluxe Double RoomGrand Oriental Deluxe Double Room
        Deluxe Double Room
        Bed type: Double Bed
        Size: 370 sq. feet
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        Deluxe Room

        Room facilities
          Grand Oriental Deluxe Four Room Double RoomGrand Oriental Deluxe Four Room Double RoomGrand Oriental Deluxe Four Room Double Room
          Deluxe Four Room Double Room
          Bed type: Double Bed
          Size: 370 sq. feet
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          Room features a canopy bed and seating area for 4. Harbour view rooms can be provided, depending on availability.

          Room facilities
            Grand Oriental Spacious SuiteGrand Oriental Spacious SuiteGrand Oriental Spacious Suite
            Spacious Suite
            Size: 410 sq. feet
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            Spacious suite features fine wood furnishings and ample seating area with a sofa set.

            Room facilities

              How to reach hotel

              hotel Grand Oriental Hotel - Colombo Colombo location
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              Hotel Address:

              # 02, York Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10732

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Colombo
                4000 ft
              Airports
              • Bandaranayake (CMB)
                17.1 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

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

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              What's nearby

              Popular areas

              • City Center - 3700 ft

              Places of interest

              • Temple de la dent - 1.7 mi

              Amusement

              • Colombo City - 1.7 mi

              Local Attractions

              • Law Courts of Hulftsdorp - 1.1 mi
                Hulftsdorp, Colombo
              • Dewatagaha Mosque - 1.7 mi
                Lipton's Circus, Colombo
              • Zoological Gardens - 1.8 mi
                Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo
              • Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple - 1.6 mi
                61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo
              • Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil - 1.7 mi
                Kotahena, Colombo

              Near the hotelNear the hotel

              • Talangama Wetland - 1900 ft
                Lake Road, Colombo

                Restaurants Nearby

                • Cargills - 500 ft

                  Address: York St, Fort

                  66% likes this, based on 35 reviews

                • Akasa Kade - 500 ft

                  Address: York Street

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

                • Colombo YMCA - 1000 ft

                  Address: 39 Bristol St

                • Harbour Room - 500 ft

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

                  54% likes this, based on 37 reviews

                • Galle Face Hotel Restaurant - 1400 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

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

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                Hotels nearby
                Colombo City Hotel
                3 stars
                0.5km

                Grand Oriental Reviews

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

                Average guest rating

                6.2out of 10
                Good
                Based on 38 reviews

                Rating by category:

                Location
                6.0
                Rooms
                5.7
                Service
                6.1
                Value
                6.9

                Individual 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:

                # 02, York Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10732

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Colombo
                  4000 ft
                Airports
                • Bandaranayake (CMB)
                  17.1 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

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

                Use Badge