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Grand Oriental Hotel, Colombo

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

Central hotel with full-service spa, connected to the airport, near Pettah Market
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Regular internet service
Decent vibe

Grand Oriental Hotel, Colombo

from $29
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Standard Double Room
  • Suite
  • Budget Double Room
  • Standard Quadruple Room

What’s around Grand Oriental Hotel, Colombo


  • In Fort
  • Pettah Market - 6 min walk
  • Galle Face Beach - 13 min walk
  • Galle Face Green - 14 min walk
  • Khan Clock Tower - 6 min walk
  • Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct - 6 min walk
  • Colombo World Trade Center - 7 min walk
  • Bank of Ceylon Tower - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 26 min drive
  • Colombo Fort Station - 13 min walk
  • Wellawatta Railway Station - 10 min drive
  • Seeduwa - 44 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


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is noon
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

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

  • Government-issued photo ID 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



  • Free valet 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
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
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, Colombo’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


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

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

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.

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 237 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Grand old hotel, showing signs of wear. Comfortable bed, wifi was non existent, but they did move a router in to the room, which improved it. Lovely view from the restaurant breakfast was not included.
Kenneth, usRomance trip
Good 6.0
Short stay at Colombo
We were there for half of the day because we had late night flight. It really old and I didn't notice that it was smoking room.
Su Su Htay, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Old charm in good location
We enjoyed the GOH. It is what it is, an old hotel that could do with a bit of renovation, but not too much because that would take away it's obvious charm. We just stayed just one night and had a couple of meals in the Harbour restaurant (dinner & breakfast), both were buffet style and were very good. We would have preferred to have had 'a-la-carte' at dinner but buffet seems to be the hotels way to do meals, (we did ask and it wasn't available). The delux-room was comfortable and a very good size, there were some sounds from the street............ but the hotel is in the middle of a city! The staff we met were friendly and efficient and overall we were impressed and would happily stay again.
us1 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Once "grand" but needs work.
Once grand but needs work. Having said that price reflects that as it is reasonably priced. Service was great. The surrounding area which was inside the old fort near the port has some great architecture.
Shane, us2 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Value for money!
Grand Oriental Hotel Colombo is 150 years old, one of the British heritages in the city. It must have been majestic a century ago. Royals including Queen Elisebeth stayed here. It’s a shame it’s not well maintained. Needs renovation, refurbishment and a complete makeover! Yesteryear the location could have also been ideal but now that area is just a collection of ancient buildings, some partially collapsed, others deserted. The rooms are very spacious, beds are comfortable. But the whole hotel is urgently in need of refurbishment and an upgrade. It’s an opportunity for budget travelers to stay in the city for a cheaper cost.
us2 night romance trip

Grand Oriental Hotel, Colombo

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