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Galle Face Hotel

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

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Area: Colombo Galle face Green Number of Rooms: 81
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Very Good

7.6

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1192 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
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David T. Solo travelers Australia, December 26, 2012
A grand old hotel in a prime location.

The verandah grounds and pool.
7
I stayed for 4 night in the classic wing, which is a euphamism for in urgent need of renovation. The room had a great view but smelled strongly of mildew. The bedside lampshdes were mouldy and the large bathroom cabinet looked about to desintegrate as the chipboard had absorbed years of moisture. Apart from all that, the room had all the usual appointments, however the wifi was intermittent, slow and an expensive extra. Apart from the rooms everything about the hotel was very good. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The only exception to that was the reception, which was woefully understaffed, and not at all helpful with information about things beyond the hotel. The breakfast was included and was had on the beautiful big veranda in the courtyard. There was something on offer to please every taste. The grounds, pool and bar are on the waters edge and are magnificent, especially at sunset. I would certainly stay again, but would either choose the new and more expensive wing of the hotel, or ask to see the room first. It is possible my room was worse than average for the classic wing. It certainly can't have been the best.
Hotel Feature Tip: Note that this hotel is used for an unbelievable number of wedding receptions and as a backdrop for extended photo shoots. With beautiful brides and bridesmaids everywhere It certainly adds to the glamour of the hotel.
Meredith M. Solo travelers Australia, December 26, 2012
a slice of the colonial past, magnificent setting

great location, helpful staff, ambiance
8.7
this is the grand old hotel of colombo and whether you stay in the 'classic' wing, redolent of the colonial past, or the new wing, with its modern decor, this is the best address in town. everyone comes to the galle face for something - birthdays, weddings, conferences, a drink at sunset, coffee after dinner - so you'll see a slice of life without ever leaving your hotel! on top of which, the food's pretty good, the staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms spacious and comfortable - it's generally a great place to stay.
Nicola M. Groups Australia, December 26, 2012
Charming colonial chaos

Delightful grand old building in an excellent location. The staff were friendly and the public rooms and restaurants beautiful
8.3
We arrived late at night to find the hotel overbooked, so were offloaded to the nearby Ramada for the first night of our stay. When we checked in the next day we were given a free upgrade to the Regency wing. The room was spacious, comfortable and well appointed. The buffet breakfast is extensive and delicious although I never did get around to trying any of the curries in the morning
Hotel Feature Tip: There;s a lovely bar overlooking the ocean for a drink in the evening.
Premaraj J. Couples United Kingdom, December 26, 2012
Very nice hotel but only partly refurbished

Good colonial style hotel
7.3
The common areas of the hotel is well presented. Part of the hotel rooms have been refurbished and they looked very. Nice; unfortunately, we stayed in the old unrefurbished part - the Rooms are large but tired and not very receptive. The sea side restaurant is ver pleasant. There are a lot weddings held in this hotel and they can be very noisy and do cause a lot of inconvenience to hotel guests including access to room and common areas. This can be particularly bad during the Christmas season.
Emma C. Couples Ireland, December 26, 2012
Beautiful heritage hotel

Great place to relax and people watch, great chill out areas within and outside of the hotel.
7.3
Hotel was unavailable for one of the nights we had booked, and though they arranged an alternative this was a disappointing start to our trip there. When we did get to stay, breakfast was beautiful, hotel was beautiful and the rooms are fine.
Restaurant Tip: Gallery cafe is a great restaurant only a short tuktuk ride away.
Gavel M. Couples Australia, December 26, 2012
Great location charming hotel

regency rooms nice get a sea view
7.7
Rooms are clean with high ceilings, can have no views. Large size of hotel means service can be a little non attentive. Location is brilliant.
Russell S. Solo travelers Australia, December 25, 2012
A Colonial Fantasy

Location by the sea, swimming pool, Verandah Restaurant
6.7
if a colonial fantasy is your thing this is perfect - i stayed in the old wing - it is like stepping into the past. the buffet meals and breakfast sitting on the verandah are quite romantic. i've stayed here quite often and i'm always drawn back to this historic hotel with its own particular charm. g&ts on the lawn at sunset with the waves crashing onto the rocks is the perfect way to end the day. but beware of one thing. this hotel hosts weddings day and night - up to 3 a day. they can be very noisy.
Sightseeing/Attractions Tip: A wander along Galle Face Green in the evening is a delight.
Mallika I. Couples Sri Lanka, December 24, 2012
Nice to be in a Colonial Type Hotel in 2013

Old is Gold !
6.3
nice see facing location, and good service, but rooms are small, nice fan and other gadgets, "old is gold" nice smell when you enter in to the hotel, taxi, car rental easy to get around the hotel, galle face green small restaurants like nana is having tasty food, spicy food really enjoyable.
Lorraine L. Families with older children United Kingdom, December 23, 2012
Wonderful old colonial hotel

Pool overlooking the sea.
8
great old style hotel running like a grandfather clock. many functions so great for weddings sri lankan style and traditional costume spotting.
Wei J. Couples Singapore, December 22, 2012
Overpriced hotel

Dining area facing the sea
4.7
Galle Face Hotel is a hotel filled with tradition, history and culture. Many wealthy locals hold their wedding at this hotel. The restaurant faces the sea and is a good and relaxing place to chill out, read a book etc. The pool looks great too. However, the room is crappy. The toilet facilities looks like a 2-3 stars hotel standard max and has a stinky smell to it. The furniture are old school but can be forgiven since the hotel is "old-school".

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