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"A nice hotel ...many years ago. Nice staff, very dirty floors, a wornout hotel😉 " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 26 Jan 2020

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Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max


Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Budget Double Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Description

With your stay at Grand Oriental Hotel, you're connected to a shopping centre and just a quick walk from St Peter's Church. Features include free WiFi in public areas, plus 3 restaurants and 4 bars.

  • Free WiFi
  • For dining with ocean views, stop by Harbour Room, one of the property's 3 restaurants and 4 bars/lounges
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Indulge with aromatherapy or massages at Cinnomon SPA
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, a concierge and tour or ticket assistance
  • Steps from St Peter's Church and 6 minutes on foot from Sambodhi Chaitiya
  • Airport pick-up shuttle service available for a fee

Grand Oriental Hotel ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Grand Oriental Hotel

Everyone (1) Couples (3) Friends (1)
3 out of 5
A nice hotel ...many years ago. Nice staff, very dirty floors, a wornout hotel😉

Posted by on 26 Jan 2020

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27 Jan 2020 by Deshani

Thank you very much for your valid comments !

4 out of 5
Hat alles gepasst, schade nur, dass es kein srilankisches Frühstück gibt!

Posted by on 29 Aug 2016

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4 out of 5

Gute Lage und nette Betreuung

Das Hotel liegt sehr zentral und hat besonderen Charme. Einige Gebäudeteile sollten renoviert werden, um dem Zerfall entgegen zu kommen. Betr. SPA wurden wir leider nicht informiert, dass dies im Hotel zur Verfügung steht. Schade, erst bei der Abreise bemerkt. Wollten eine Nacht länger bleiben, ausgebucht, Wollten bei der Rückreise nochmals übernachten, leider ausgebucht. Preis / Leistung OK.

Posted by on 30 Jan 2016

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3 out of 5

Vihdoinkin Sri Lankassa

Mieheni on kiertänyt maailmaa paljon. Kysyin häneltä, minne sellaiseen paikkaan haluaisit vielä mennä, missä olet ennen käynyt. Hänen vastauksensa tuli heti Sri Lankaan. Hän on yöpynyt Grand Orientalissa enenkin, joten oli luonnollista, että varasimme hotelliin. Rakennus on kaunis, vanha , mutta saanut jo hieman ' ryppyjä'. Paikka on mitä parhain. Ravintolan illallisella on mukava katsella sataman valoja. Huoneetkin ovat vanhanaikaiset, mutta siistit. Henkilökunta kohteliasta ja puhuvat hyvin englantia, vaikkakin liian hiljaa, pitää kysyä usein toistamaan. Aamiainen hyvä ja valinnanvaraa löytyy, samoin kuin illallinen. Kaikkialla soi kaunis musiikki. Suosittelen heille, jotka pitävät vanhanajan hengestä. Ehkäpä ei nuorisolle!

Posted by on 17 Jan 2016

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1 out of 5

Hotel ist in die Jahre gekommen

Ich habe zwei Nächte im Grand Oriental verbracht. Dieses Hotel müsste dringend renoviert werden, da es sehr in die Jahre gekommen ist. Essen in Ordnung. Wifi Verbindung sehr schlecht und stürzt ständig ab. Unkompetentes, dennoch freundliches Personal. Lage zentral und der Bahnhof ist nur ein paar Blocks entfernt.

Posted by on 16 Apr 2014

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About the Grand Oriental Hotel

Location 02, York Street, Colombo, 00700

Property Features

Grand Oriental Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa. There are 3 restaurants on site, along with a nearby snack bar/deli. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 4 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi. Business amenities include a 24-hour business centre and meeting rooms. A nightclub, spa services, and multilingual staff are also featured at Grand Oriental Hotel. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Colonial Colombo hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 80 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • 4 bars or lounges
  • Conference rooms
  • Built in 1837
  • Nightclub
  • Karaoke
  • Deli
  • Business centre (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Train station: Colombo Fort Station (1.8 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport pick-up

Room Amenities

Grand Oriental Hotel offers 80 accommodations with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hairdryer available
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Climate control
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 6 AM to 10 AM.

Harbour Room – Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Sri Lankan – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Tap Bar – On-site bar. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Cinnomon SPA. Services include massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is open daily.

  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages


If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 1:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Grand Oriental Hotel offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 16.0 per night.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Grand Oriental Hotel


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a security system and a first aid kit

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No on-site parking is available. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit in all accommodation.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 23.01
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 23.01 (from 5 to 11 years old)

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: from approximately USD 14 for adults and from USD 7 for children
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 46 per vehicle
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 16.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Grand Oriental
  • Grand Oriental Colombo
  • Grand Oriental Hotel
  • Grand Oriental Hotel Colombo
  • Hotel Grand Oriental
  • Grand Oriental Hotel Hotel
  • Grand Oriental Hotel Colombo
  • Grand Oriental Hotel Hotel Colombo

You should know

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.