Grand Oriental Hotel - Colombo

2 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

Valet parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Snack bar

Lobby bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Spa & wellness center

Overview

The quiet Grand Oriental Hotel lies in a lively area of Colombo. Remodeled in 2004, the property features Dutch architecture.

This hotel is about 2.8 km away from Dewatagaha Mosque, Gem Museum and St Anthony s Church Kochikade Colombo. Nestled in the business district and 2 km from the city center.

There are a market, a bazaar and a shopping mall located nearby.

Slave Island Railway train station is swiftly reachable. There is Bandaranayake airport at a 30 km distance.

Rooms

Grand Oriental Hotel provides 80 guestrooms appointed with satellite TV, a minibar, an in-room safe, a private toilet and individual climate control for a pleasant stay in Colombo. They have marble floor and modern furniture.

Eat & Drink

At the restaurant local dishes are served. Guests can relax in the lounge bar serving refreshing drinks. Harbour Room and Galle Face Hotel Restaurant serve a selection of meals within 200 meters from the venue.

Services

Cars are available for rent on site.

Relax

The hotel caters to families with babysitting, cots and a game room.

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 on-site 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

  • Paid 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
  • Lobby bar
  • 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
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sun terrace
  • Library
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

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. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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

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Best Design Hotels in Sri Lanka

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Size: 250 sq. feet
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      Size: 410 sq. feet
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        Bed type: Double bed
        Size: 370 sq. feet
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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Grand Oriental Hotel - Colombo Colombo location
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          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
            600 ft
          • Harbour Room
            600 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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          What's nearby

          Popular areas

          • City Center - 3700 ft

          Places of interest

          • Central Bank of Sri Lanka - 1400 ft
          • Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct - 1.3 mi
          • Crescat Boulevard - 1.4 mi
          • Temple de la dent - 1.7 mi
          • Kollupita Railroad Station - 1.7 mi
          • Paradise Road - 1.8 mi

          Train stations

          • Slave Island Railway Station - 1.0 mi
          • Maradana Railway Station - 1.4 mi

          Convention centers

          • Dutch Hospital - Colombo - 1400 ft
          • Colombo Rowing Club - 2300 ft

          Shopping areas

          • Colombo Dutch Museum - 2300 ft
          • National Art Gallery - 2.1 mi

          Amusement

          • Colombo City - 1.7 mi

          Monuments and Landmarks

          • Khan Clock Tower - 1400 ft
          • World Trade Center - Sri Lanka - 1700 ft
          • Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque - 2300 ft
          • Colombo Harbour - 4000 ft
          • Galle Face Green - 1.2 mi
          • Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple - 1.6 mi
          • Colombo Town Hall - 1.9 mi
          • University of Colombo - 2.2 mi

          Stadiums

          • Colombo World Trade Center - 1700 ft

          Museums

          • Viharamahadevi Park - 1.9 mi

          Parks

          • Sugathadasa Stadium - 1.7 mi
          • R Premadasa Stadium - 1.8 mi

          Public parking

          Marina

          • Beira Lake - 4300 ft

          Local attractions

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

          Near the hotel

          • Talangama Wetland - 1900 ft
            Lake Road, Colombo

            Restaurants nearby

            • Cargills - 600 ft

              Address: York St, Fort

              66% likes this, based on 35 reviews

            • Akasa Kade - 600 ft

              Address: York Street

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

            • Colombo YMCA - 1100 ft

              Address: 39 Bristol St

            • Harbour Room - 600 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 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
              600 ft
            • Harbour Room
              600 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