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2015
Very good 7.7
Based on 1336 reviews

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Very good



based on 1336 reviews
  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 7.5
  • Facilities 8.7
  • Location 9.1
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.7
  • Service 7.3
  • Value for Money 7.1
  • Food/Dining 7.8

Sheryl D.
Australia
February 04, 2013
Good location, big rooms
Excellent view, great pool, large room in the classic wing
Nice to go for an evening walk along the Galle Face green and feel a part of the culture and tradition of the locals. Lovely meals, had some of the best curries here.

wayne C.
New Zealand
February 02, 2013
location, history
hotel was great, exceeded expectations...will go again.

Azusa O.
Japan
February 01, 2013
Lovely traditional hotel
nice location
Our room was upgraded to suite, which was huge! Food was excellent, relaxing in and by the pool was really nice.

kevin B.
United Kingdom
January 30, 2013
Tradition and style
Location
A lovely traditional hotel that is next to the great galle Face Green for that memorable evening stroll. Make sure you go for the regency room as they are newer but still have style.

Bill G.
Australia
January 30, 2013
Regency Wing and restaurant are wonderful
Location and atmosphere
initially booked a suite in old wing - looked like it had not been swept since 1864 and street noise was excessive - but arranged transfer to regency suite. very grand indeed! fine dining restaurant and seafood buffet by the seafront were excellent.

Daniel T.
United Kingdom
January 30, 2013
Lovely location and charming hotel
location and property
Charming hotel with character right by the water. Beautiful property. Make sure to book into New wing - Regency Galleface. Old wing needs a makeover. Ask for a seaview too. Definitely recommend it and will definitely stay again when back.

Christopher D.
United Kingdom
January 29, 2013
Great hotel, location and service
Location, food, staff
Great hotel and staff. service was great when is wasn't busy! what a place to start and end the trip in and out of colombo

Brian J.
Australia
January 28, 2013
Iconic hotel
Excellent sunset views
Lovely rooms in the regency wing. Modest size though stylish & comfortable. We really enjoyed the breakfasts & the kids loved the pool. Drinks at the end of the day, watching the setting sun, is an absolute highlight.

Anna G.
Australia
January 27, 2013
Colonial charm & sunsets
Location, right on the water
While the outside of the building doesn't look as if it has been painted since it was built the interior is perfectly satisfactory - we were in the Regency Wing. We only had one brief night in Colombo so were happy to stay at the hotel for the evening due to its location - just lovely right on the water where you can sit with a drink and watch the sun go down. There are two or three places to eat at the hotel, both inside and out. The pool is also a welcome facility after walking the streets for the afternoon. You can get food and drinks poolside. Even though the hotel is a little tired I would still recommend it, mainly for location.

Wilfried L.
Germany
January 27, 2013
Faded Glamour - be careful....
great location at the sea side - nice if you like historical, heritage hotels
We arrived late night and were totally shocked about the room. they booked us into a smelly old suite room at the road side with a shabby old Bath room (hasn't seen renovation since 30 years). The Mini Bar was empty (but they ask me at the check out if I have had anything from the MINI Bar. After 20 mins discussion at the reception that we will not take that room, I found out that they are overbook (-8 rooms !!) as it was Colombo Night Race and weddings, ... No chance to change the room; in the end we got a diner for free, but drinks not included. The service seems overall not capable to handle our requests...