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Grand Oriental Hotel

3.5-star3.5 stars
02, York Street, Colombo, 00700, Sri Lanka

Central hotel with full-service spa, connected to a shopping center, near Galle Face Beach
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  • The location is good. Restaurant service is excellent Receptionists are unhelpful and…Feb 5, 2020
  • The service was excellent. The rooms very old but cleanFeb 1, 2020

Grand Oriental Hotel

  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Standard Double Room
  • Suite
  • Budget Double Room
  • Standard Quadruple Room
  • Spend the Day - Budget Twin Room (Morning 10.00 am to Evening 4.00 pm within the Same-Day)

What’s around Grand Oriental Hotel


  • In Fort
  • Galle Face Beach - 13 min walk
  • Galle Face Green - 14 min walk
  • Bally's Casino - 41 min walk
  • Khan Clock Tower - 6 min walk
  • Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct - 6 min walk
  • Pettah Market - 6 min walk
  • Colombo World Trade Center - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) - 40 min drive
  • Colombo Fort Station - 8 min drive
  • Wellawatta Railway Station - 20 min drive
  • Seeduwa - 26 min drive
  • Airport pick-up service

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 80 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 1:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 3 restaurants
  • 4 bars/lounges
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Full-service spa
  • Nightclub
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1837
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Television in common areas
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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.


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

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

Tap Bar - Onsite bar. Open daily.

Grand Oriental Hotel’s small print

Also known as

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


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

For transfers, guests must contact the property on arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 35
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 35 (from 5 to 11 years old)

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Rollaway beds are available for USD 16.0 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 14 for adults and USD 7 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 46 per vehicle

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Grand Oriental Hotel

  • Does Grand Oriental Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Grand Oriental Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Grand Oriental Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Grand Oriental Hotel?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Grand Oriental Hotel.
  • Are pets allowed at Grand Oriental Hotel?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Grand Oriental Hotel?
    You can check in from 1:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Grand Oriental Hotel?
    Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring local cuisine and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Black Pepper (6-min walk), Graze Kitchen (7-min walk), and Colombo Fort Cafe (7-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Grand Oriental Hotel?
    Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available. The charge is USD 46 per vehicle.
  • Is there an onsite casino at Grand Oriental Hotel?
    No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Bally's Casino (5-min drive) and Bellagio Casino (11-min drive) are both nearby.
  • What is there to do at Grand Oriental Hotel and nearby?
    Grand Oriental Hotel has 4 bars and a nightclub, as well as a spa.

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 150 reviews

Good 6.0
A nice hotel ...many years ago. Nice staff, very dirty floors, a wornout hotel😉
ie2 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Fascinating historical building, wonderful view of harbour from top floor restaurant, very helpful staff. But grubby throughout, walls, doors and furnishings particularly so. Food in restaurant uninspiring and overpriced. Second bedside cabinet and light missing in deluxe double room, only provided when I made a fuss at Reception, showing the photo of room as advertised (much better appointed!). Waited until 2.30. p.m. for room to be cleaned next day. Over time, became reconciled (resigned?) to the situation, and look back with some fondness, but only because of the personal charm of some staff members and the hotel’s undeniable character.
gb3 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Serendipity Doo Dah...
lovely staff and a tip top location in the Fort... walls were thin and could hear midnight yappy neighbours... the Xmas carols bugged me in the lobby and lift... (why not Lankan music?)
adam, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Serendipity Doo Dah...
It's in the name: a grand, old, lovely establishment... Pleasant, friendly staff... Just the one Lankan restaurant in da hood: Pillawoos, with the standard fare of short eats, biriyani and so on. Very much a man scene... I could hear clearly midnight yapping from the next room, so the old walls must be thin which is surprising. One thing that bugged me was the Xmas jingles being played in the lobby and lift... Why not some Lankan mini-bus music?
adam, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
I am happy to stay again very good service reception staff really helpful.
gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
We simply Love that quaint GOH Great value in a perfect lock
gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Would recommend
Lovely building from 1837. Great staff. Ate at the restaurant twice and would recommend
Jessica, ca1 night trip
Very good 8.0
An old world charm hotel. With cubersome management. Perfect location on the Harbour Front
Dr.Miller, us1 night family trip
Good 6.0
There should be more western choices for breakfast really good staff excellent service rooms could do with an update
au9 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
An iconic landmark. And as such a dated old hotel. Old world charm is the right word. Booked online it is actually good value for money
Dr.Miller, us1 night family trip

Grand Oriental Hotel