Galle Face Hotel
Galle Face Hotel
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"A very lovely hotel with good location."

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April 10, 2018

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What guests are saying:
An antique style hotel. What a beach view. Very happy.
Gnanatharan from Sri Lanka
Family with young children
SpectBeautiful, spacious room, attentive staff, relaxing breakfast on the veranda, stunning beachside location.
Darani from Australia
Family with teens
A beUtiful old world hotel with very kind helpful staff! Thank you so much.
Samantha from United States
Couple
Sea view restaurant was amazing Staff was helpful Only drawback was small rooms Check the room category n size of room before booking
ritu from India
Family with teens
Just a unique experience.
A from Bangladesh
Business traveler
This is the 2nd time I have stayed and the room I received this time was much nicer than the last. I picked a higher room category this time and the difference in quality was amazing. Breakfast is pretty good and the location on the water is great.
Andrew from Australia
Solo traveler
charming hotel
Manohar from Malaysia
Family with teens
Still the place to be after hundreds of years, the ocean views are unparalleled. Make sure to stay in one of the renovated rooms and you are going to be very happy with this classic hotel.
Anna from Switzerland
Business traveler
A truly great hotel. Great experience.
Kerry from Australia
Couple
This is one of the nicest hotels I've ever stayed in. It is a just affordable treat that was worth every dollar.
Richard from New Zealand
Family with young children

Galle Face Hotel

Exceptional location
- Inside city center
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From 1661 reviewsSee what guests said
7.9
/
10
Excellent facilities
8.6
Recommended by 89% of guests
Value for money7.3
Distance to city center1 Km
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportRatmalana Airport (RML)
Distance to airport11.8 km
  • 470 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Private beach

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7.8
Very good
Room comfort & quality
This property is in high demand!Last booked 5 hours ago
Junior Suite Ocean View
Junior Suite Ocean View
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 double bed
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Superior Room
Superior Room
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Junior Suite with Balcony
Junior Suite with Balcony
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 double bed
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Junior Suite
Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Twin Room
Superior Twin Room
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Ceylon Suite
Ceylon Suite
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 super king bed
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Presidential Suite
Presidential Suite
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  • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Premier Ocean Twin Room
Premier Ocean Twin Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 single beds
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Landmark
Landmark
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Premier Balcony King
Premier Balcony King
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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What people love about the property

  • "This is a fantastic hotel!"

    Sebastian

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    December 19, 2017

  • "Excellent rooms, excellent views, and impeccable service."

    Abram

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    December 8, 2017

  • "The staff is friendly and we’ve enjoyed our stay very much."

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    December 6, 2017

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"Amazing food and great staff."

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December 19, 2017

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"Fantastic location and excellent ambience ."

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December 25, 2017

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Agoda Reviews (1661)Booking.com Reviews (1871)
7.9
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10
Cleanliness7.8
Facilities8.6
Location9.1
Room comfort and quality7.8
Service7.6
Value for money7.3
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10.0
Exceptional
Maithili
Business traveler
Landmark
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018
Fabulous in every way”
Gorgeous rooms and bathrooms. Fantastic seaside dining and pool. Helpful staff.
Reviewed November 10, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Paul from United Kingdom
Couple
Landmark
Stayed 1 night in February 2018
Superb hotel and staff. ”
The hotel and staff were a great example of the best Sri Lanka can offer. Style and hospitality of the highest order, none better exemplified by Mistica a staff member , who was a great ambassador for the hotel.
Reviewed November 06, 2018
4.0
Todd from United States
Family with young children
Superior Triple
Stayed 5 nights in October 2018
False Advertisement”
Kids Club and Private Beach advertised by Agoda on website, but hotel does not have. When checking in asked the hotel manager Mohamed Siddique he said that this mistake by Agoda website. We paid lots of money for room which was supposed to be a upgraded room to accomidate 2 adults, 2 children. We got a room that barely fit the single large bed and they added a small cot for the extra bed taking up walk area. I complained to manager about this and he informed that this was the room purchased to accomidate our family but ended giving us a larger room. We were supposed to have balcony that overlooked the sea, but this was also a lie. With nothing for kids to do we paid hotel driver $200 twice to venture out to visit the country sites. It took 4 hour drives each way down single lane roads with every 5 minutes going into the ditch to avoid oncoming vehicles driving on wrong side of the road. Very terifying experience! End result not worth the cost! Bali prices, no satisfaction!
Reviewed October 20, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Jennifer from Australia
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
Beautiful Historical Hotel”
We arrived really late at night and were upgraded to the Ceylon Suite. We were delighted as it was a fantastic Suite. There was a huge bedroom, separate lounge room, another room with a table and two chairs, and a huge bathroom with the biggest bathtub in it. We had views of the ocean and the Galle Face Green from three windows. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the buffet breakfasts were delicious.
Reviewed October 19, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Rita from Switzerland
Solo traveler
Superior Room
Stayed 3 nights in October 2018
Regular Guest”
I aleays choose the Galle Face Hotel Ehen I‘m in Colombo. The location on the sea, the old restored Colonial Building and the services offered make the stay a real pleasure.
Reviewed October 09, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Ishita
Family with young children
Landmark
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
A beautiful heritage hotel at a perfect location”
Its a beautiful heritage property and every part of the hotel boasts of luxury and old world charm. The rooms are big and spacious and the interiors add to the heritage feel. The location is wonderful, right by the sea and it feels wonderful to have your food while sitting by the sea side. We got an upgrade to a balcony room and they did a beautiful decor for us on our anniversary,
Reviewed October 05, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
peter from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Landmark
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
Best hotel in Colombo”
Have stayed here a few times and it's by far the best hotel in Colombo, especially for the sea views and the staff are the best, proper service with a smile! Due to go back ag ain in a few weeks and looking forward to it already!!! This is a very child friendly hotel.
Reviewed September 29, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Richard from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
A very nice hotel”
First time in Sri Lanka and the Galle Face is an iconic hotel in a very good location. We didn’t find much to do in Colombo but the facilities at the hotel mean it isn’t time wasted. The food was good, the rooms spacious and clean and the staff helpful. We’d certainly go back! Thanks!
Reviewed September 22, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Giri from United Kingdom
Couple
Premier Balcony King
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
Exceptional”
Beautiful hotel with a VERY interesting history. Enjoyed the guided tour of the building, Beautiful thirties design, so much to enjoy. Right on the beach.
Reviewed September 20, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
callie from Australia
Group
Landmark
Stayed 1 night in September 2018
Amazing!”
Absolutely beautiful hotel! The service was great and there was always someone there to assist you. The rooms were spacious and clean and the entire hotel has kept the period feel. Will go back if I am ever in Colombo.
Reviewed September 19, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Mohammad from Bangladesh
Business traveler
Landmark
Stayed 3 nights in September 2018
Beautiful colonial style hotel”
This hotel is like a part of history. Its housed in a colonial style building which has possibly been renovated and re-purposed to serve as a hotel. The location is stellar as well as you are right on Galle Face Green!. There are quite a few shops/malls close by as well. Its definitely a nice hotel and is well maintained. You can see the ocean right from your window as well (Landmark Room) and they light up the sea with floodlights at night and you can really enjoy the view at night too. You also get a great view of the sunset from the room as well!
Reviewed September 18, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Sebastian from Finland
Business traveler
Landmark
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
Best hotel in the world ”
I stayed in hundreds of hotels but this is by far the best. Ever.
Reviewed September 18, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Sebastian from Finland
Business traveler
Superior Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2018
Best in the world ”
This is by far the best hotel I ever stayed at and new facilities are so nice too. The check in took very long time though and they couldn’t for some reason see the bookings I done through Agoda. But amazing place indeed
Reviewed September 17, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
peter from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Landmark
Stayed 4 nights in August 2018
Fantastic hotel with exceptional staff!”
Have stayed at the cinnamon grand & cinnamon lakeside, this place wins hands down! There was a conference below our room and very loud which was a problem with a 5 month old. They moved us within an hour to an amazing suite overlooking the sea which was like a set from a film! The staff especially the ladies in reception were so nice and professional as are all the staff! Would highly recommend this hotel 😎
Reviewed September 07, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Sharon
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2018
Fabulous views food and people ”
This is a truely beautiful hotel old world charm with impeccable staff who make the stay what is an amazing experience. I love it here
Reviewed August 30, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Rowan from United States
Solo traveler
Landmark
Stayed 2 nights in August 2018
Beautiful colonial building,modern amenities, great staff”
Well maintained and professionally staffed property. Located on the shore makes for a picturesque backdrop for the cafe and restaurants. The breakfast package is good value for the money.
Reviewed August 30, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Jin from Singapore
Couple
Premier Sea View with Terrace
Stayed 3 nights in July 2018
Exceptional”
charming hotel, fantastic breakfast
Reviewed August 28, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Nivin from Kuwait
Couple
Premier Balcony King
Stayed 2 nights in August 2018
V nice”
I will come again soon with my fameily
Reviewed August 21, 2018
8.8
Excellent
erica from United States
Couple
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2017
I was a little worried when I booked that the hotel might be a bit run down. ”
Not. We were very pleased. After a glitch at checkin when they said they didn’t have our reservation we were upgraded to a junior suite. Wish we had been staying more than one night. Loved the property location and amenities. On the green. On the ocean. We booked to check out the history of it after 3 weeks in Sri Lanka (our last night). Loved it. Our friends who booked elsewhere were jealous. Room was great. Service was excellent with the exception of one grumpy guy in the main restaurant. Like many people I think we were checking out late for a late flight and the front desk and staff were very accommodating. I would definitely return if I were to be in Colombo again.
Reviewed August 15, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Joanne from Australia
Family with young children
Superior Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2018
Magnificent!”
Everything about this hotel exudes luxury. From the moment you arrive you feel special. All the staff are immaculately uniformed and are friendly, professional and so helpful, nothing is too much trouble. Breakfast is an event not to be missed, without doubt the best served in any hotel, anywhere. We would recommend this hotel to anybody who wants to be a little bit spoiled.
Reviewed August 11, 2018
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