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Galle Face Hotel

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

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  • Jemima, United Kingdom
  • August 2, 2015
  • Area: Location: Colombo Galle face Green
  • Rooms : 81

Room Types
Superior Oceanic View
Landmark Rooms
Landmark Ocean View
Landmark Ocean Balcony
Premier Ocean View Room
Premier Ocean Balcony
Studio Rooms
Studio Oceanic Room
Superior Oceanic View Room Only
Superior Oceanic View With Breakfast
Landmark Rooms Room Only
Landmark Rooms With Breakfast
Landmark Ocean View Room Only
Landmark Ocean View With Breakfast
Landmark Ocean Balcony Room Only
Landmark Ocean Balcony With Breakfast
Premier Ocean View Room Only
Premier Ocean View With Breakfast
Premier Ocean Balcony Room Only
Premier Ocean Balcony With Breakfast
Studio Room Only
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
Junior Suite Ocean View with Balcony
Junior Suite Ocean View
Junior Suite Ocean View with Balcony
Junior Suite
Junior Suite
Superior Room with Breakfast
Superior Room Only
Superior Room Only Advance Purchase
Superior Room with Breakfast Advance Purchase
Superior Room


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Features of Galle Face Hotel

24-hour front desk

24-hour room service

24-hour security

airport transfer



business center

car hire

car park

coffee shop


currency exchange

daily housekeeping


express check-in/check-out

family room

laundry service



luggage storage

meeting facilities



poolside bar



room service

safety deposit boxes

smoking area

taxi service


Sports and Recreation

fitness center


hot tub


outdoor pool

private beach





free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Wi-Fi in public areas


car park

valet parking


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One of the oldest hotels east of the Suez, the Galle Face Hotel was established in 1864 along the seafront facing the famous Galle Face Green. Over the years, this iconic historic hotel has housed royalty and celebrities. It has survived many trials and stands testimony to the vibrant heritage and history of colonial Ceylon.

Today it is where old world charm meets modern, luxurious hospitality. The hotel has two wings known as the South Wing and the North Wing. The South Wing offers 84 rooms, some of which provide a spectacular view of the Indian Ocean. There are two restaurants, namely the 1864 fine dining restaurant and the Pool Bar, a gym, a spa, a library, and a unique saltwater swimming pool overlooking the seafront. The hotel is a about a 45 minute journey from the airport.

No visit to Sri Lanka is complete without staying at this elegant historic award winning hotel built in 1864. The hotel reflects the grandeur of a bygone era while offering modern comfort for today’s traveler.
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.

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Airport Transfer Fee
50 USD

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

Check-Out Until
12:00 PM

Distance from City Center
1 Km

Distance to Airport
33. Km

Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors

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Year Hotel Last Renovated

Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Food, drink and entertainment In-Suite Dinning
Our Food and Beverage team can offer an individually crafted in-room dining experience, for a couple, family or small group
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Food, drink and entertainment The 1864 Restaurant
The 1864 Restaurant is fine dining at its best and is open all day for whenever guests feel the need to indulge in delectable cuisine from around the world.
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Food, drink and entertainment In... On The Green
The Poolside Bar and Terrace offers casual dining in a relaxed outdoor environment next to the swimming pool and overlooking the Colombo shoreline
Galle Face Hotel Colombo - Food, drink and entertainment The Poolside Bar and Terrace
The Poolside Bar and Terrace offers casual dining in a relaxed outdoor environment next to the swimming pool and overlooking the Colombo shoreline

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Marian S. Business travelers United Kingdom, August 19, 2015
beautiful hotel

staff, food, great internet access
enjoyable stay, very profesisonal friendly staff, food was great and dinning area delightful
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Saiveer J. Groups India, August 9, 2015
Stunning SeaProperty

Location, service and rooms
2 nights
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Jemima M. Families with older children United Kingdom, August 2, 2015
Charming historical hotel

Delicious food, friendly professional staff, perfect location.
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Customers like this hotel for:
Nearest transport:
  • Slave Island Railway Station (0.5 Km)
Area recommended for:
  • business
  • culture
  • restaurants
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)
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