Great Southern Hotel (GSH)
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Great Southern Hotel (GSH)

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3.5
#45 of 89 hotels in Colombo
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
GSH Colombo is nestled in the bustling district of Colombo and is conveniently located to most leading private hospitals, shopping malls and Cinemas. The heart of the business of Colombo is also 6KM away from the Hotel. The hotel is located in the main Galle Road of Colombo and around 500meters walking distance to the beach. All 40 rooms are equipped with facilities and amenities to ensure that diverse types of travelers may enjoy a comfortable stay. Each room is Air Conditioned and has free Wi-Fi. It also provides guests the convenience of tea/coffee making facilities, a mini fridge and a flat screen TV. There is a 24 hours front desk at the property. GSH Colombo is also home to an exclusive Indian franchise, “Street Foods by Punjab Grill” ; that offers authentic Indian cuisine to tantalize the most discerning palette. You can choose to dine on Indian delicacies in the comfort of your own room as it is integrated into Room Service.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Breakfast buffet
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Modern

Location

382 Galle Road, Colombo 00600 Sri Lanka
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 62 out of 100
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Bandaranayake Intl Airport
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Diyawanna Oya Seaplane Base
256Reviews9Q+A53Room tips

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Bernadine wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very convenient location and clean. Deluxe (standard) room and bathroom are small but good value for money. Super Deluxe room and bathroom are spacious. Comfortable beds and pillows eliminated sleeping issues in different environment. The most I liked about the hotel is the assistance from staff at all levels – very prompt, courteous and efficient.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Great Southern Hotel Colombo, Marketing at Great Southern Hotel (GSH)
Responded 14 Nov 2021
Dear Sir, Thank you for choosing GSH Colombo for your recent stay. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and our facilities. We look forward to welcome you back, on a possible future visit. Regards, Hotel Manager
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Sunitha wrote a review Sept 2021
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here during my 14 days quarantine period at GSH Colombo and it was one of the best place i had ever stayed. It was really a nice destination and had . All the meals were so much perfect and had different varieties every day for each and ever meal. Special thanks to Kasindu Ganesh who really helped us alot in all our stay. "Thanks alot KASINDU" Thanks GSH team for your excellent hospitality. Keep up the good work!
Sunita Room No (310)
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Great Southern Hotel Colombo, Marketing at Great Southern Hotel (GSH)
Responded 14 Nov 2021
Dear Madam, Thank you for choosing GSH Colombo for your recent stay. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and our facilities. We look forward to welcome you back, on a possible future visit. Regards, Hotel Manager
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Krissy F wrote a review Aug 2014
Auckland Central, New Zealand83 contributions49 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for 4 nights in this hotel. Room is clean and nice. just what i needed. Staff are friendly and very helpful though some of their staff is having a little difficulty understanding English but not really a big deal.. :) Overall, I will recommend this hotel for those who will visit Colombo with a mid-range budget.
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Date of stay: August 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Q4170JFmanter wrote a review Nov 2021
29 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice hotel, staff really helpful (e.g. one lent me their personal umbrella during the heavy rain), rooms clean and large, bbc on TV, large laptop compatible safe in wardrobe, and a curry house literally behind the hotel 50ft down an alley. Location central. COVID precautions are in place but not an issue, good to see Sri Lanka reopening up to the world.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Fourth floor is quiet
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Response from Great Southern Hotel Colombo, Marketing at Great Southern Hotel (GSH)
Responded 14 Nov 2021
Dear Sir, Thank you for choosing GSH Colombo for your recent stay. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and our facilities. We look forward to welcome you back, on a possible future visit. Regards, Hotel Manager
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devanmendis wrote a review Jul 2021
Nugegoda, Sri Lanka3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We got accommodation in your hotel during our quarantine period. Like most of the people who go for quarantine, we also came to the hotel with desperate thoughts of how to stay inside a room for two weeks. But we were so fortunate that we have come to a place where the staff is so attentive to all our needs .The food was so tasty and the restaurant staff always provided us according to our desires. All our room service needs were also provided with no delays and we stayed comfortably. Thankyou so much for your service.
We would like to convey our heartiest gratitude to Mr. Deepal and Dr. Champa for your kind hospitality.
We wish you good health and prosperity!

Dr. Devan Mendis and family
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Great Southern Hotel Colombo, Marketing at Great Southern Hotel (GSH)
Responded 14 Nov 2021
Dear Sir, Thank you for choosing GSH Colombo for your recent stay. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and our facilities. We look forward to welcome you back, on a possible future visit. Regards, Hotel Manager
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Michael Morris wrote a review Nov 2021
Palma de Mallorca, Spain63 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived at the hotel in the early hours of the morning and were greeted by a welcoming and accomodating host, Susantha. Our stay was made special by the very attentive and helpful staff who always went the extra mile. We would stay again and found the facilities perfect for our needs.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Use Uber for cheap TukTuk rides around the city.
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Response from Great Southern Hotel Colombo, Marketing at Great Southern Hotel (GSH)
Responded 17 Nov 2021
Dear Sir, Thank you for choosing GSH Colombo for your recent stay. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and our facilities. We look forward to welcome you back, on a possible future visit. Regards, Hotel Manager
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Terri wrote a review Apr 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The GSH Hotel is located at a very convenient place in Wellawatte, Colombo.

It is a good example of a very well run place. It is clean and provides great hospitality

The staff members were friendly, informative and professional. This is not a 4 or 5-star hotel but the atmosphere is so special, it really felt like home to me and my family.

We will recommend this hotel to couples and families. You won’t regret, just be there!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Great Southern Hotel Colombo, Marketing at Great Southern Hotel (GSH)
Responded 14 Nov 2021
Dear Sir, Thank you for choosing GSH Colombo for your recent stay. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and our facilities. We look forward to welcome you back, on a possible future visit. Regards, Hotel Manager
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Monika K wrote a review May 2015
Copenhagen, Denmark2 contributions10 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I have sent this message to all of their email adress, but did not get any answer :(
To the General Manager of Hotel GSH, Colombo.
We were 4 guests staying in your hotel the night between 21th and 22th may. In the morning all had breakfast and went to meetings in Colombo. In the afternoon 3 of us took a plane to Dubai and was planning to go from there to Denmark. The last member of our group went to Bentota.
On the plane to Dubai 2 of us became very sick with vomiting and diarrhea, and at arrival in Dubai it was so bad, that they were admitted to hospital. The last member of our group who went to Bentota, also became sick and went to hospital next morning.
Breakfast was the only meal all 4 of us had together that day. As it turns out, the 3 sick members of our group all had your chicken sausage – the last member of our group had only eggs and bread. Doctor in Dubai suspect that this is a salmonella food poisoning and advises that you contact all guests who had breakfast the 22th in your hotel, and advise them to seek hospital in case they feel ill. Salmonella poisoning can be fatal and it is important that guests with symptoms are treated in a hospital.
We are in Denmark now and under treatment form Danish doctors.
This was quite painful and expensive for us, as we had to book a new flight from Dubai to Denmark. Also the two Danish members of our group cannot go to work the next 2 weeks. I hope you are willing to accept your responsibility in this case and compensate our expenses.
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Date of stay: May 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from GSH Colombo G, F&B Manager at Great Southern Hotel (GSH)
Responded 7 Jul 2015
Dear Madam, First of all we appreciate for contacting us through TripAdvisor and we regretfully inform you after carrying out a thorough investigation on our food Receiving, production and handling on the 22nd May 2015 where our results indicate precisely they are no viable errors constituted at our end of service. On your arrival on the 21st and on the 22nd May 2015 you have consumed only the Breakfast meal. We are open for all three standard meal period as any other Restaurants and on the 22nd May 2015 there were Nineteen and more number of guest dined for Breakfast as indicated in Our up-to-date guest Manifest and there were no indication/complain of a food poisoning . Furthermore we employ about forty associates and all four meals are produced in same Kitchen and there was no indication of food poisoning. We are a certified institution to carry out our day-to-day business and we not only cater for our restaurant also we do have a pastry shop, Room Service and Banquets etc. We wish you a Healthy recovery and also we would like to discuss this matter through skype. (mulafer7) Thank you, Mohamed Afzel Mulafer Food & Beverage Manager
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ashanids wrote a review Jul 2014
Toronto, Canada8 contributions8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Worst experience ever. Rooms are very small.Rates are $ 100 above but these rooms not even worth $50. Don't ever choose this place. There no proper parking places. Security people there don't even know how to drive to park our vehicle we had drive other guests cars and move here and there to park our vehicle.Electricity went off every time we try to plug adopters. Washroom had water drain problem. waste of money and don't choose this place. Thanks.
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Date of stay: June 2014
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Dont Choose this place at all
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Matthew B wrote a review Oct 2014
Margaret River, Australia3 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really rated GSH highly. The rooms are very nice with new style bathrooms, a big bed and everything else you need. The staff are all extremely helpful and would do a anything to improve your stay here if they can. Yes, it is situated on the Galle Rd, however our room was facing the road and the traffic noise wasn't even an issue for us. You could hear buses horns and cars but the fact about Colombo is that traffic is everywhere and most hotels are on the road. You could ask for a room not facing the highway if your a very light sleeper! The location of this hotel was great with a local food stall across the road with amazing local food, also a place to organize a driver and a car if you are venturing onwards and 3 supermarkets to buy some snacks about 2 minutes up the road. It was also very nice being outside of Colombo city centre as it is chaos in there but is only a 10 minute tuk tuk ride to Colombo city centre. Overall a great place for the price you pay and would defiantly stay there again.
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Date of stay: October 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Samudaya P asked a question Apr 2018
Sri Lanka8 contributions3 helpful votes
I want to know about parking facility for vehicles?
Answer from chinthaka d
1 contribution2 helpful votes
No parking available. But you can park outside the road
Ali M asked a question Nov 2017
Male
Can visitors go to the GSH hotel rooms
Answer from MP Tan
Johor Bahru, Malaysia17 contributions8 helpful votes
I did not see any notice at the lobby that says otherwise. But it pays to be prudent and not to disturb guests in the hotel with too much noise when one has visitors.
cknarang53 asked a question Mar 2017
Indianapolis, Indiana
Any Spa services in hotel or nearby available pls
Answer from Nabil Imam
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Dear Madam We regret to inform you that we do not have spa services as at now. Warm Regards
Answer from Mahuya
Bengaluru, India504 contributions115 helpful votes
I hope I am not too late. No, there is no Driver's accommodation AT the hotel. But the receptionist can tell you a nearby place where the driver can sleep for the night. I think it costs around 1500 Sri lankan currency per night. That's what he did for our driver.
Answer from LokeshRao
Sydney, Australia54 contributions17 helpful votes
Its strictly a business hotel kind of .. like the types u see near the airport for stay. But its also good for couples / family as the its centrally located in Colombo on Galle road.
Love to explore new places wrote a tip Oct 2023
London9 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good location Easy to get tuck tuck. Located on the main road and closer to all types of shops, pharmacies, and restaurants"
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Michael Morris wrote a tip Nov 2021
Palma de Mallorca, Spain63 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Use Uber for cheap TukTuk rides around the city. "
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Q4170JFmanter wrote a tip Nov 2021
29 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Fourth floor is quiet"
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Prem Kumar wrote a tip Nov 2019
Bangalore District, India319 contributions38 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Location and compact"
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MANO wrote a tip Aug 2019
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room numbers 501/502 are with Main Road views and Room number -208 is very spacious"
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PRICE RANGE
£29 - £39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaWestern ProvinceColombo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about Great Southern Hotel (GSH)
Which popular attractions are close to Great Southern Hotel (GSH)?
Nearby attractions include Sri Lanka Tea Board (0.2 miles) and Aishwariya Lakshmi Amman Kovil (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Great Southern Hotel (GSH)?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Great Southern Hotel (GSH)?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Great Southern Hotel (GSH)?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Great Southern Hotel (GSH)?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shanmugas, Poké 65, and The VoV (VoV7).
Does Great Southern Hotel (GSH) have airport transportation?
Yes, Great Southern Hotel (GSH) offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Great Southern Hotel (GSH)?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Great Southern Hotel (GSH)?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Colombo Fort (5.0 miles), Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (2.5 miles), and Old Town Hall (5.0 miles).
Is Great Southern Hotel (GSH) accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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