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Galle Face Hotel

2, Galle road, Colombo Galle face Green, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Very good

7.7

based on 1328 reviews

1002 reviews in English

Value for Money
7.1
Location
9.1
Staff
7.3
Hotel Condition/Cleanliness
7.5
Room Comfort/Standard
7.7
Food/Dining
7.8
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Colette O. Couples France, February 10, 2013
Fine position in the town but old and poor furnish

heritage hotel
5
early arrival and not good reception.We were asked to pay 120 dollar to rest during 4 hours in another uggly room and have a shower before getting "our room" previously paid.The situation was fine ,but this old hotel should need to be restored.Very old furnitures,no effort for decoration.The only good thing was the breakfast...
Rhidoi K. Couples United States of America, February 10, 2013
Nice old world charm

Great location and setting
7.3
We started our Sri Lankan journey at the GFH for 2 nights. We found the hotel very charming and does well in maintaining its historical charm. We stayed in the new wing which was recommended to us. However, the new wing didn't feel like the 'new wing'. The hotel could do with a bit of an upgrade.
Melissa R. Groups Singapore, February 9, 2013
Interesting

Location and atmosphere
4.7
An interesting place to visit but the rooms are terrible. Come here for lunch or a drink on the terrace but that is about all. Breakfast was very good. Location is good.
Bala S. Couples United States of America, February 9, 2013
Fantastic view and location

on the beach in Galle road. excellent facilities
9
We stayed in a balcony suite with a jacuzzi upgraded from Agoda rate a night à, great bargain Good restaurants, nive pub Definitely recommend
Travel tip: Always stay in the regency wing and enquire for upgrade. Staff very oblliging
Laurence M. Couples New Zealand, February 9, 2013
Keep going back for the old world style

Location and sense of history; also large rooms in Classic Wing
6.7
came back after 6 days on the road in the hill country and it felt like coming home. Not everyone's taste - it shows its age (160 years+)), but a wonderful change from international identikit 5 star hotels. Would choose this place every time: beds are comfortable, pool is cool - what more do you want?
David W. Couples Australia, February 8, 2013
A Dump

It's history
4
Hotel appears to be without management,run for the convenience of staff rather than guests. I dare anyone to order from room service and be able to eat what ever arrives.The star turn here is the Cuoque Monsieur. Cleanliness is not number one priority in this hotel.
Hotel Feature Tip: Don't book in.
Laetitia C. Families with young children France, February 8, 2013
Good hotel with good service

Breakfast area
6
We had huge rooms in the classic wing. But need urgently to be refreshed and some maintenance. Efficient and smiling staff
Rachel M. Couples United States of America, February 8, 2013
a nice way to kick-start a trip to sri lanka

Atmosphere, location
7
after an inevitably long journey to get to sri lanka, spending the first night in colombo is no bad idea. the galle face is in a great location, where you can walk out and watch the sunset on the galle face green amongst the locals. the service is a bit slow but it is still lovely to sit and have a cocktail on the patio. the rooms are atmospheric, truly transporting you back to another time that doesn't feel the least bit cheesy.
Restaurant Tip: Dinner at the gallery cafe!
Dunithra S. Couples Sri Lanka, February 7, 2013
Nice and charming hotel

Charming, nice restaurants , view and pool
8.3
Very nice and charming hotel. Nice staff and good location. The view was amazing . Only cons is the quality of the room. It was clean but need maintenance.
Shopping Tip: Crescat just across the street
Michael L. Couples Denmark, February 6, 2013
Great location, basic room

Location, sunsets and historical charm
6.3
We were given a quite small and very basic room, but was upgraded a bit because the door couldn't lock. Still, the rooms in the old wing are very basic for the price, but then again you come to Galle Face Hotel for the history and the great views of the sunset. And that the hotel delivers.
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