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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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1156 reviews

Value for Money
6.9
Location
9.0
Staff Performance
7.0
Hotel Condition/Cleanliness
7.3
Room Comfort/Standard
7.7
Food/Dining
7.7
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Richard K. Solo travelers United Kingdom, October 14, 2012
Great hotel and service

location, surroundings, clean
9.3
Great hotel in central location. Clean, friendly and well looked after. Only bad thing was the smell of sewage by the pool. Not sure if that was a temporary thing! Something that should be looked in to. The spa was closed for refurbishment but you can used Cinammon Grande which is a 5 min walk. Otherwise no issues!
Ian C. Families with older children Australia, October 11, 2012
Wonderful old relic of a time long gone

Location is wonderful and full of character and oldy worldy charm but still a great place to stay in 2012
8.3
The Galle Face has had so much written about it over the years . it is still the quintesential place to stay in colombo even if just for a night or two to savour the slipping back in time as one enjoys the sundowners on the lawn overlooking the ocean, swimming in the very substantial pool, enjoying a coffee and a good book on the terrace and the curry buffet breakfasts are still some of the best to be found! Alas the older wing facing the green must be almost at its use by date with bathrooms circa 1970, walls and windows leaking in storms and power systems doddgy even for SL!
Sightseeing/Attractions Tip: The kite flying at sundown on the galle face green whilst enjoying some great street food at sunset is fun
Cecil W. Solo travelers Australia, October 11, 2012
Great hotel, fantastic service and setting

Spacious rooms and friendly staff
9
I had a wonderful stay at the hotel. You get a free taste of how traditional Sri Lankan wedding ceremonies work with Kandian dancing,drummings and bridegroom and brides family processions , etc etc on auspicious days when you wait at the entrance foyers.Enjoy local ladies wearing sarees, traditional garments arriving to attend the wedding receptions. Do take long walks in the Galle Face Green which is right in front of the hotel. Enjoy the with thousands of local families enjoying the evening sea breeze and the panorama of the setting western sun.The location is magical with food venders, kite flyers and a throng of families enjoying It must be Colombo's bestplace for relaxation.
Hotel Feature Tip: If you visit Colombo do not miss a visit to the Galle Face Green, a 2 kilometre long patch of grass front of hotel facing the Indian Ocean, preferably at sunset on a weekend evening and be surprised!
Rolf D. Solo travelers Sweden, October 6, 2012
Classical and central hotel

Classical and style
7
A classical and stylich hotel in the central part of Colombo, right on the sea side close to Galle Road and to Galle Face. The stay gives a taste of collonial times.
Abu A. Couples Bangladesh, October 5, 2012
Best hotel next to the beach

Good restaurant, Beautiful Sea view, Helpful staff
6.7
The hotel has 2 wings, one is Classic (old) and other is Regency (New). We stayed at the Classic part and the rooms are old. Furniture was very minimal and ancient. The corridor had a weird smell but did not seem to bother my wife. Room was nice and clean with comfy bed. We were allocated a room with windows but no view (you only can see the sky through the top part of the window but for over per night, i did not find it value for money at all). Also internet is charged at per hour, so if you are connected to the net for a day, you will be charged for . On the other hand, you can buy MobiTel sim for $1 from any shop and pay only $3 for 3G connection with 1gb data valid for 21 days and few minutes of voice call. Breakfast selection is good but careful with the cooked vegetables. Launch and dinner cost around $15-$20 per person and is very good value. The hotel has lots of historical value and seems to hold lots of wedding programs. Weekends can be very noisy all time due to wedding but then again you get to see weddings from different culture. Do hire the tuktuk with meter and don't get into the one wait in front of the hotel. They can be a good city guide but charge way too high. Night time is safe and Colombo is a very nice and clean city.
Hotel Feature Tip: Don't worry about airport pick up and drop off. There are plenty of tour companies within airport arrival lounge and they will give you a good price if you hire them for pick up and drop off. From Airport to hotel is far and the hotel charge $60 for pick up and drop off but if you book through the tour company it will cost you around $35 or less for a Honda Civic salon car.
Alan G. Solo travelers United Kingdom, October 4, 2012
Classic colonial hotel, could do with an update

Building and style - taking you back 150 years
8.3
This is a lovely hotel, very grand. Staff and service were excellent, although could do with a few more reception staff at key times. Rooms were nice and classic (floorboards and beds) but bathrooms could do with a bit of updating. Bar was nice and the pool superb. Lovely spot for evening dinner and drinks. Bit of work going on while I was there - spa closed etc, so check with hotel before booking.
Nightlife Tip: The Inn on the Green, which is attached to the hotel is a great evening drinking spot - very lively
Mark L. Couples Australia, October 3, 2012
Omg what a magnificent old building

Location and room size
10
Great room size and facilities staff helpful service great value for money but book early!! This room class worth every cent
Sightseeing/Attractions Tip: Take easy walk along galle face green for a snack pettah is close and so s cricket ground or cin gardens for swanky shopping
Stephen S. Couples United Kingdom, October 3, 2012
Much better than the reviews! Great!

Lovely room, view, heritage and service
9.7
With some trepidation booked this hotel given some of the reviews of poor service. Couldn't have been more wrong. The service was excellent. The room better than expectations: genuinely historic, large, but nicely redone. Breakfast excellent and outside. Best part is the location and views. We will be back. Only downside was Agoda adding a USD 50 surcharge after booking, with no explanation. Watch out for this.
Arun A. Business travelers India, October 2, 2012
horrible experience

opposite taj samudra and close to cinnamon grand
3.3
This was one of the most disgusting experience of staying in so called 5 star hotel. The air conditioned in the rooms were outdated and we had to switch on the fan alongwith the a/c. We could see cockroaches in the restaurant/Bar area. There were ants on the walls. The elevator was outdated and at times not working. Overall the stay was disgusting and since this was peak season due to Cricket matches and other hotels were full, we had no option but to continue our stay. Please dont recommend this disgusting hotel to any other travellers.
Siva S. Couples Australia, October 1, 2012
Great Hotel with deep in culture. Amazing service

100+ years of tradition still preserved at it's best
10
From the time we arrived and until we left, we could not have asked for any better service. From the receptionist to the duty manager to the restaurants, everyone was amazing and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable.

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