Grand Oriental Hotel within close proximity of the Colombo Harbour, has a history that spans over 125 years. Supposedly constructed for British soldiers in 1837, this was later handed over to the government and it still continues to offer the charming and traditional atmosphere it used to. Popular amongst the passengers who used to travel by sea as well as the locals from yester years, GOH as people originally call it still serves you for a quick stay in the city or special functions with a modern array of facilities and services.
Ideally located overlooking the Colombo harbour the Grand Oriental Hotel is situated in a central location in Colombo. Being the commercial hub of the island, guests arriving at the hotel will have no issues concerning transport since there is a central bus station as well as the railway station within close proximity of the hotel. The Colombo International Airport is approximately 35km away from the hotel which is about a 45 minute drive.
Offering guests the comfort of standard and deluxe rooms as well as spaciously designed colonial style suites, the Grand Oriental Hotel speaks for its name. All rooms are elegantly designed and furnished with a hint of traditional ambience. The suites are well designed with a separate living room and a private dining room. Other amenities offered in a suite include a four poster bed, a luxurious en-suite bathroom and comfortable sofas.
The Grand Oriental Hotel offers guests dining options at a number of different locations within the hotel. The range of menus can be enjoyed by anyone during any time of the day. The Harbour room is a restaurant which is designed so that you can view the bustle of the Colombo harbour while enjoying meals. For a more local touch the Sri Lankan restaurant serves you unique flavours that our land has to offer. The Tiffin Hut is a quick take away joint where you can enjoy pastries and various other treats. The Grand Oriental Hotel also consists of the Blue Leopard Night Club where you can dance the night away with your friends while enjoying drinks. For a quieter experience you can head towards the Tap Bar and enjoy some of the best spirits.
From corporate gatherings to weddings and various gatherings the hotel provides you with a perfect setting. There are banquet halls that vary from size to suit your requirements. For small functions and business meetings there is the Kashyapa room, Takshila Hall and the Satin Room which can be arranged and prepared accordingly. The Lotus and Rainbow ballrooms are used for larger gatherings such as weddings, high caliber corporate events and parties etc. Other facilities at the hotel include spa facilities, laundry services, left luggage service, doctor on call and foreign currency exchange.
The centralized location of the Grand Oriental Hotel is the ideal spot for business travellers. Located at the heart of the business hub of Colombo you have easy access to many banks, ticketing offices, government institutions, shopping malls, the world trade centre as well as other star class hotels. The busy Main Street which is in Pettah is a few minutes away while the harbour is inches away from the hotel. You can head to the railway station which is 5 minutes away from the hotel and catch a train to an exciting destination in the hills or deep in the South.