Day Trips, Tours and Excursions from Grand Oriental Hotel, Colombo

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.


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.