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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 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

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Snack bar

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

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

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Bicycle storage
  • Fireplace
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

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 facilities

  • Half board
  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Buffet breakfast

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cots
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • Harbor view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Television
  • Telephone

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 12 pm FREE
Check-out until 2 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

2 York Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10732

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City Centre
  • Colombo
    4000 ft
Airports
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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Rooms and availability

Grand Oriental Hotel photos Room
Standard Twin Room
  • Room size:

    250 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Laundry services
  • Terrace
  • Seating area
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • 220/240 V AC
  • Housekeeping
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Twin Room (2 twin beds)

Standard Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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Room Description:

SINGLE STANDARD. BED & BREAKFAST. Non refundable

Standard Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Housekeeping
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toiletries
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
Room Description:

TRIPLE STANDARD. BED & BREAKFAST. Non refundable

Grand Oriental Hotel photos Room
Suite
  • Room size:

    410 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Seating area
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

Spacious suite features fine wood furnishings and ample seating area with a sofa set.

Grand Oriental Hotel photos Room
Deluxe Double Room
Harbor view
  • Room size:

    370 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Seating area
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Double Room (Double bed or 2 twin beds)

Deluxe Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Single Room

Deluxe Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Triple 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

Stadiums

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

Museums

  • Colombo Dutch Museum2300 ft

Parks

  • Viharamahadevi Park1.9 mi

Business areas

  • Colombo World Trade Center1700 ft

Public parking

  • U.S. Embassy1.7 mi

Marina

  • Beira Lake4300 ft

Local attractions

  • Wolvendaal Church1.0 mi
    Wolfendhal Street
  • All Saints Church1.1 mi
    Hulftsdorp
  • Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil1.1 mi
    Kotahena
  • St. Anthony\'s Church Kochikade Colombo1.0 mi
    St Anthony's Mawatha Kochchikade
  • Law Courts of Hulftsdorp1.1 mi
    Hulftsdorp

Near the hotel

  • Laksala1000 ft
    No 60, York Street No.215, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07, Thummulla.
  • Gem Museum1400 ft
    43 Ananda Coomaraswamy Mw
  • Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct1700 ft
    Hospital Street Galle Fort
  • King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe Prison Cell1800 ft
    Bank of Ceylon Mawatha Colombo 1
  • Khan Clock Tower1300 ft
    Colombo Fort
  • St. Thomas Chapel1400 ft
    St. Thomas College
  • The Lighthouse1700 ft
    Colombo Fort

Restaurants nearby

  • Cargills600 ft

    Address: York St, Fort

    66% likes this, based on 35 reviews

  • Akasa Kade600 ft

    Address: York Street

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

  • Colombo YMCA1100 ft

    Address: 39 Bristol St

  • Harbour Room600 ft

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

    54% likes this, based on 37 reviews

  • Galle Face Hotel Restaurant1500 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

6.4out of 10
Good
Based on 99 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 Centre
  • Colombo
    4000 ft
Airports
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