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Galle Face Hotel

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

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"Service, beautiful gracious old building, great buffet..."

  • Jessica, Australia
  • March 12, 2015
  • Area: Colombo Galle face Green
  • Rooms : 81
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Superior Oceanic View
Deluxe Ocean View Room
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Landmark Ocean View
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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
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Studio Oceanic Room With Breakfast
Oceanic Junior Suite
Oceanic Balcony Junior Suite
Oceanic Junior Suite
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Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Oceanic Spa Suite
Oceanic Spa Suite
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Oceanic Balcony Suite
Oceanic Balcony Suite
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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
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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
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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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Spa
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Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Spa
Spa
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 - 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


Recent customer comments

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Very Good

7.6

from 1217 reviews

Value for Money
7.0
Location
9.0
Staff Performance
7.1
Hotel Condition/Cleanliness
7.3
Room Comfort/Standard
7.7
Food/Dining
7.7
All reviews (1217)
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.
Bulent A. Business travelers Belgium, March 8, 2015
1/4 of hotel is in renovation..noice & 3*service

Personeel & reception
6
It was suprise by welcome...we had room on korner side next to house keeping , Every morning u hear all house keeping Stuff & renovation guys too...i think if U get promotion room !!i gess this is the reason , Wel we find it not honnest. Great stuff wel, very friendlly , be carefull for cap or driver they charge x 3 time more, beter get a local taxi... Nice food on restourant , wel on the beach U dont get service directly, sometimes U have to wait more than aan hour before U get a waiter..so swimming pool is fine for to be 2* hotel swimming pool... We had anyway bad expireons by welcome in colombo...so dont belive in pictures.
Diane H. Couples United Kingdom, March 7, 2015
colonial splendour

30m long salt water pool, sunset cocktails, accommodating staff
3.7
Beautiful old colonial hotel, unfortunately undergoing some renovation during our stay which somewhat impeded the beach view- however a fantastic way St finishe a wonderful holiday.
Marco G. Groups Italy, February 23, 2015
Very Nice hotel but be careful which room is given

Location, features, style
9.3
we enjoyed our 2 stays in this hotel. we have been placed in a quite simple room on our first stay... Not impressed On the second stay we have been upgraded to the suit and... Wow...
Richard M. Solo travelers Australia, February 11, 2015
Treated like royalty

The warm welcome back: the relaxed ambience; attention to detail.
8.3
I arrived late, but the hotel was made aware of this. After a quick shower I went to the dining room. I was not greeted, seated or attended to in any way. Disappointing. Eventually found a table, only to be hurried by the waiter to make a decision from the menu. The table next to me were in earnest conference with the head guy. Transpired they were not happy with service etc. and as first time visitors to an old established Sri Lankan icon, they were very disappointed. The standard of service needs to be raised immediately. The menu is limited, expensive could do with an overhaul. I always stay at the Galle Face when visiting Colombo from my home in the south of the island. The massive renovations going on in the old part of the hotel iare no excuse for slipped standards in the newer wing!
Ang T. Business travelers Singapore, January 23, 2015
Pleasant Stay

Location
5.7
Pleasant stay and centrally located. But it is a bit too expensive.
Samantha M. Couples Australia, January 22, 2015
Amazing, historic hotel

one of the 1000 things to see before you die!
10
Hennie H. Couples Netherlands, January 20, 2015
Colonial charm combined with luxury, sea edgeh

Location, luxury, breakfast
9.3
Fantastic breakfast here, most extensive choices we have ever seen. We had a corner suite overlooking the pool and sea, good quality bathroom and large room, great bed too. Dinner was OK, but a bit on the expensive side. Cocktails for sunset at the pool on the sunbeds, and dinner in their beautiful restaurant = wonderful evening in Colombo in luxurious setting. Will even be nicer when renovation is finished..
Yousef M. Couples Bahrain, January 18, 2015
location only

location, location, location
6.7
hotel is a bad state, half of it closed for construction, beach closed rooms are very old bathroom not to teh standard

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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)
Note: Distances are measured as a straight line, calculated from a starting point to a destination point.

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