The charming Grand Oriental Hotel is a city hotel situated in the lively metropolis of Colombo. The hotel is situated on the prominent York Street surrounded by businesses and banks and in close proximity to the beach and a host of bars, shops and restaurants. Colombo International airport is just 45 minutes' driving distance from the hotel.The colonial style hotel dates back to 1875 and has long been popular with Colombo natives particularly for ballroom dancing. Once a mansion of a Dutch Governor and military barracks it enjoys a long and varied history. Elements of a bygone era are displayed the hotel including old crockery and furniture and these combined with exceptional modern convenience give this decadent hotel that little something special.