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Galle Face Hotel

2, Galle road, Colombo Galle face Green, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Show on map)

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"Beautiful hotel with great views and good staff..."

  • Adam, United Kingdom
  • April 13, 2015
  • Area: Colombo Galle face Green
  • Rooms : 81
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Superior Oceanic View
Deluxe Ocean View Room
Landmark Rooms
Landmark Ocean View
Landmark Ocean Balcony
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Studio Oceanic Room
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Landmark Ocean Balcony With Breakfast
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Premier Ocean View With Breakfast
Premier Ocean Balcony Room Only
Premier Ocean Balcony With Breakfast
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Studio Room With Breakfast
Studio Oceanic Room Only
Studio Oceanic Room With Breakfast
Oceanic Junior Suite
Oceanic Balcony Junior Suite
Oceanic Junior Suite
Oceanic Balcony Junior Suite
Junior Suite Ocean View
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Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Oceanic Spa Suite
Oceanic Spa Suite
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Oceanic Balcony Suite
Oceanic Balcony Suite
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Oceanic Suite Room
Oceanic Suite Room
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Superior Room
Superior Room
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Ocean Suite
Ocean Suite
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Standard Room
Standard Room
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Superior Room
Superior Room
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Guest Room
Guest Room
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Guest Room
Guest Room
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Guest Room
Guest Room
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Superior Room
Superior Room
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Standard Room
Standard Room
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Oceanic Balcony Suite
Oceanic Balcony Suite
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Oceanic Balcony Suite
Oceanic Balcony Suite
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Regency Wing Bathroom
Regency Wing Bathroom
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Balcony/Terrace
Balcony/Terrace
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Beach
Beach
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Beach Sitting Area
Beach Sitting Area
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Jal Spa
Jal Spa
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Jal Spa
Jal Spa
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Jal Spa
Jal Spa
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Jal Spa
Jal Spa
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Jal Spa
Jal Spa
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Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Spa
Spa
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Fitness Center
Fitness Center
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Fitness Center
Fitness Center
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Fitness Room
Fitness Room
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - 1864 Cellar
1864 Cellar
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - 1864 Restaurant
1864 Restaurant
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Restaurant
Restaurant
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Restaurant
Restaurant
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Checkerboard
Checkerboard
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Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Regency Wing Lobby
Regency Wing Lobby
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Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Interior
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Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Interior
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Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Interior
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Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Interior
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Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Interior
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Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Interior
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Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Interior
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Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Meeting Room
Meeting Room
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Meeting Room
Meeting Room
Features of Galle Face Hotel
Facilities

24-hour front desk

24-hour room service

airport transfer

babysitting

bar

business center

car hire

car park

coffee shop

concierge

currency exchange

elevator

express check-in/check-out

family room

laundry service

lockers

luggage storage

meeting facilities

newspapers

poolside bar

restaurant

room service

safety deposit boxes

salon

shops

smoking area

tours

Sports and Recreation

fitness center

garden

hot tub

massage

outdoor pool

private beach

sauna

spa

steamroom

Internet

free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Wi-Fi in public areas

 
Parking

car park

valet parking

 

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Presented proudly as Sri Lanka's iconic and historic hotel, Galle Face Hotel is located in heart of Colombo City, along the seafront and facing the famous Galle Face Green. The hotel has two wings - the Classic Wing and the Regency Wing - boasting 81 well-appointed rooms and offering excellent views across the Indian Ocean and the fascinating evening sunset. There are two restaurants, a gym, spa, and a unique saltwater swimming pool overlooking the seafront. Guests here will feel convenience as the hotel offers close access to many of the cultural sites and landmarks in Colombo, as well as nearby shopping. The hotel is a 45-60 minute journey from the airport. Guests seeking a glimpse of Colombo's history will enjoy the charm of Galle Face Hotel with its unique, unaltered setting since 1864. Presented proudly as Sri Lanka's iconic and historic hotel, Galle Face Hotel is located in heart of ... see more
On December 31, 2012, there will be a new year party held in the hotel. Commencing from 8. 00 PM till 8. 00 AM, next morning. There will be loud music played, during the said time.
Your, booking is being taken, on the assumption, that guest clearly understand this situation.



Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-6 year(s)
Must use an extra bed

Guests over 6 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

Airport Transfer Fee
30 USD

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate)
11 USD

Check-Out Until
12:00 PM

Distance from City Center
1 Km

Distance to Airport
33. Km

Internet Usage Fee
15 USD

Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors
No

Number of Bars
3

Number of Floors
4

Number of Restaurants
2

Number of Rooms
81

Room Voltage
240

Time to Airport (Minutes)
45

Year Hotel Built
1864

Year Hotel Last Renovated
2005


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Very Good

7.7

based on
1227 reviews

Value for Money
7.0
Location
9.0
Staff Performance
7.2
Hotel Condition/Cleanliness
7.3
Room Comfort/Standard
7.7
Food/Dining
7.7
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James W. Families with young children United Kingdom, April 16, 2015
Wonderful

staff, ambience, location
9.7
A wonderful change from the usual characterless corporate hotels that dominate these days. I just dont understand the less positive reviews on here about 'creaky floors' and old lifts. This place is like stepping back in time. Service, rooms, location, ambience - all are just perfect. We have also stayed in a very highly rated chain hotel in Colombo, and the Galle Face wins hands down. We will definitely return. It feels like a real luxury to be here, and it is no more expensive that the plastic chain hotels. Highly recommended.
Richard C. Couples United States of America, April 13, 2015
One of my favorite hotels. A slice of history.

Ambiance, pool, rooms
9.3
Truely an amazing and regal hotel. Old and colonial but the upkeep is excellent. The Hotel breaths a sence of pride and history. The salt water pool overlooking the Indian oceanbis special. I really love this hotel. The last time I stayed here was 17 years ago. I will always stay there if I come to Sri Lanka.
Adam H. Couples United Kingdom, April 13, 2015
Great stay

Beautiful hotel with great views and good staff
10
Couldn't have asked for anything more
Julie H. Families with older children United Kingdom, April 12, 2015
A peaceful,characterful hotel in a lovely location

The architecture, Swimming pool, location,
8.7
Lovely relaxing stay. Very nice spa. Biggest pool we've ever had outdoors and deep too. Food a bit limited and expensive. Mostly excellent service just a bit slow around the pool dining area. Wonderful rooms with beautiful colonial style wood and marble but still very comfortable and luxurious.
Garry B. Couples Australia, April 7, 2015
Classic hotel from the British Raj

Character, staff and facilities.
9.7
This is a very special hotel and when the refurbishment of the other wings is complete it could rate amongst the best places to stay to relive times long gone without missing out on today's important comforts. Really enjoyed Galle Face and will be back soon!
Jonathan G. Solo travelers United States of America, April 4, 2015
Colonial hotel not yet spoiled by renovations

History, architecture, location
8.7
Caitlin C. Solo travelers Canada, March 29, 2015
A perfect end to the trip

Staff, Service, Pool
9.7
After two weeks in Sri Lanka, the Galle Face Hotel was a perfect end to the trip. It was our big splurge at the end and it paid off well. The staff were wonderful and always on their toes to help! I really loved their museum room with the profiles on the previous notable guests who had stayed there, very interesting! Would definitely return!
Isabelle S. Couples Belgium, March 24, 2015
1/3 only available for works Agoda didn't mention!

Location Pool view
8.3
We were quite surprised on arrival to discover that only 1/3 of the hotel was available because of works n progress. I understand that the oldest and more classic hotel of Colombo needs a complete make over here and then. But it was not what we paid for. Those informations were in the Gale Face website but not on the Agoda one! Nor did we receive an email to announce it. We felt desapointed and not very happy about our Agoda booking. A bit of a con!! We complained about it at the reception desk and they offered us a room with sea view and not thet noisy one behind the lift shaft that Agoda reserved for us. That to say, the staff, the pool, the buffet breakfast were excellent. We were pleased by the hotel. Not with Agoda. Another little disappointment was that we mention in an email that it was my husband birthday but they didn't made it special...
Sarah D. Couples Australia, March 16, 2015
Terrible, overrated
4.3
Very old rooms, creaky, felt very ripped off paying what we did to stay here.
Jessica W. Couples Australia, March 12, 2015
Faded beauty

Service, beautiful gracious old building, great buffet breakfast
9.3
This hotel is like Elizabeth Taylor, beauty fading away slightly but the glamour is still there. The beautiful colonial building, prime position & perfect staff make it easy to forget the toilet takes a few turns to flush & the unreliable wifi. Would definitely stay again.
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Customers like this hotel for:
Nearest transport:
  • Slave Island Railway Station (0.5 Km / 6 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • culture
  • restaurants
  • shopping
Distance to airport:
  • Ratmalana Airport (11.8 Km)
  • Bandaranaike International Airport (29.1 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "Downtown location" , "Excellent views" , "Friendly staff" , "Traditional architecture"
Top attractions in the area:
  • Galle Face Green (0.7 Km / 9 min walk)
  • Bally's Casino (1.1 Km / 14 min walk)
  • Gangarama Temple (1.3 Km / 16 min walk)
  • Excel World - Entertainment Park (1.7 Km / 21 min walk)
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