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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

7.7

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1211 reviews

Value for Money
7.0
Location
9.1
Staff Performance
7.1
Hotel Condition/Cleanliness
7.3
Room Comfort/Standard
7.7
Food/Dining
7.7
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Jean F. Solo travelers United Kingdom, October 20, 2012
Hotel with Great Character

Decor and Ambience
9.3
Having stayed at Galle Face hotel many many times both in the Classic and Regency wings, it is hard to find something new to say about this wonderful place. The staff are all 100% attentive and helpful, all speaking excellent English, for regular visitors like me it is so nice to be greeted by name and welcomed back.
Lubomira P. Families with older children Czech Republic, October 19, 2012
Nice hotel

nice hotel, good position
8.7
The hotel is in a good position, near the coast, but it is not possible to bathe in the sea. There is a long promenade, suitable for walking in the evening. The hotel is close to the city, which is very convenient for shopping. A disadvantage of the hotel is the staff, which is very slow, which can be attributed to the mentality of the local people, but for Europeans not. Another problem was the language barrier, a knowledge of the English language was insufficient. Otherwise, the hotel is beautiful, the people are nice, clean everywhere, so I would recommend hotel.
Clement D. Couples Australia, October 19, 2012
good hotel with a nice view

big rooms
9
good and clean hotel with plenty of room. very helpful staff. nice sea view and the surrounding buildings. easy to get any type of transport. very good location for shoppers. nice food in the hotel. also plenty of places to eat outside. easy to make a booking depend on how much you want to spend.
Kent D. Solo travelers Canada, October 19, 2012
Stay at the Regency Wing not the Classic Wing

The Regency Wing and the Location
8
The first night to save a few bucks I booked in the Classic Wing - do not do this! For a mere 20 bucks more you basically move from a 2-Star to a 4-star by requesting instead the Regency Wing.
Hotel Feature Tip: Stay in the Regency Wing and avoid the Classic Wing
Chandra D. Solo travelers Canada, October 15, 2012
lovely hotel in a nice location

location
8.3
I had a nice stay. Room was nice specially the shower. I do not like shampoo etc in reusable containers. I do not know how long they were there how were they handled. Service can be improved. Some of them are not very helpfull for any inquiries.
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.

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