2015
Very good 7.7
Based on 1336 reviews

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About Galle Face Hotel

Description

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.
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Features

Internet

  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Transportation

  • taxi service
  • valet parking
  • car park
  • airport transfer
  • car hire

Fitness & recreation

  • fitness center
  • sauna
  • spa
  • massage(s)
  • steamroom

Swimming & soaking

  • hot tub
  • swimming pool [outdoor]

Water sports

  • private beach

Food & beverage

  • 24-hour room service
  • room service
  • restaurant(s)
  • poolside bar
  • bar

Pets

  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • daily housekeeping
  • laundry service
  • dry cleaning

Guest services

  • private check in/check out
  • express check-in/check-out
  • luggage storage
  • babysitting
  • newspapers
  • tours
  • concierge

On-site facilities

  • family room
  • garden
  • elevator
  • executive floor
  • library
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour security
  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes
  • lockers
  • 24-hour check-in
  • doorman

Business & money services

  • photocopying
  • fax machine
  • printer
  • meeting facilities
  • business center
  • currency exchange

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Sinhala
  • Tamil
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Policies

Child and extra bed policy
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.
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Useful info

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: No
Number of Bars: 3
Number of Floors: 4
Number of Restaurants: 3
Number of Rooms : 156
Room Voltage: 240
Time to Airport (Minutes): 30
Year Hotel Built: 1864
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2015
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Recent customer comments

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  • 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

Claire B.
United Kingdom
July 24, 2016
Fantastic
We spent the last night of our Sri Lankan holiday here- from the minute you step into the beautiful cool foyer,it was a real treat. The staff were friendly; rooms,pool and verandas gorgeous and we had a fantastic choice of Sri Lankan and Western food, which was not too expensive. Lovely to step out into Galle Face Green for an evening stroll as the sun went down.

DO T.
Vietnam
July 11, 2016
Expensive price with bad quality room
No view room with expensive price. Not clean room. Never come back!

JOO C.
South Korea
July 07, 2016
Good location
Good location n great experience of transit

Fiona H.
Australia
June 30, 2016
Beautiful but service hit and miss
Hotel beautiful and Food was excellent, room was clean and luxurious, food options fantastic, But service sometimes a little slow. Would definitely go again. I loved it

David D.
United States
June 27, 2016
Great location, Meh service
Great location, Meh service

KJELL D.
Norway
June 22, 2016
Good location
Nice hotel on the beach

Rebecca S.
United Kingdom
June 19, 2016
A slice of luxury in a busy city
Loved the setting looking out to sea. And the breakfast was delicious - could have eaten 3!

Martin L.
United Kingdom
June 08, 2016
Excellent spot
Beautiful faded colonial elegance

Antony I.
United Kingdom
May 18, 2016
Great place to spend the night
It was the last night our our trip so fancied something special. Galle Face delivered on that front as we fell asleep listening to the ocean below our window!! Steeped in history and just a fab place to see and stay

Shonna D.
United States
May 10, 2016
Nice hotel perfect location for relaxing
Very beautiful hotel and perfect pool above the beach, watching sunset at the pool.. Food and drink are very pricy though! Overall feel great to stay in there..


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