Galle Face Hotel

2, Galle road, Colombo Galle face Green, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 100 - See map
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8.1
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Galle Face Hotel

"Iconic building with big rooms and wonderful terrace serving breakfast."

Simon - February 16, 2020

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Popular landmarks
Galle Face Green 210 m
National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka 1.07 km
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple 1.33 km
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct 1.46 km
Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque 1.94 km
Viharamahadevi Park 1.97 km
Colombo National Museum 1.98 km
Independence Square 2.87 km
Independence Memorial Hall 3 km
Mount Lavinia Beach 8.81 km
Nearby landmarks
Inn on the Green 50 m
Amuseum Boutique Bar 60 m
Indian High Commission 130 m
American Information Resource Centre 130 m
Cantaloupe Boutique 170 m
Galle Face Green 210 m
Angsana City Club & Spa 220 m
Kama Colombo 240 m
Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka 240 m
SKKY Bar 250 m
9.2

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8.1 facilities on premise
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7.9 rating for cleanliness
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7.8 room quality and comfort

Amazing staff and service - friendly, genuine, capable - create an unforgettable experience of this classic establishment

Paul | August 11, 2019

The food is good and it is worth taking an upgrade to experience the complimentary additional extras

Andrew | February 18, 2019

Excellent value for money with delightful staff who could not do enough to make my stay positive.

Peter | September 16, 2019

Overall this was a lovely charactful hotel, with a great breakfast buffet and pool.

Rhonda | April 20, 2019

The rooms were spacious and clean and the entire hotel has kept the period feel.

callie | September 19, 2018

We had a well-appointed corner room overlooking the sea and the courtyard.

Zarinah | February 10, 2019

  • 470 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Private beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Value for money7.4
Distance to city center1 Km
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportRatmalana Airport (RML)
Distance to airport12.1 km

Rooms available at Galle Face Hotel

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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Garden view
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
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  • 1 queen bed
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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  • 1 double bed
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  • Room size: 160 m²/1722 ft²
  • 3 bathrooms
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What people love about Galle Face Hotel

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Very centrally located excellent breakfast and great sea water pool."

    Lyndel

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    February 5, 2020

  • 8.8
    Excellent
    Staff 

    "The staff were really helpful and nice , top marks to them."

    Shalini

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    April 18, 2019

  • 9.2
    Exceptional

    "This is a lovely hotel with a slight ex-colonial feel."

    Andrew

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    February 18, 2019

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1,856 reviews
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More about Galle Face Hotel

One of the oldest hotels east of the Suez, the Galle Face Hotel was established in 1864 along the seafront facing the famous Galle Face Green. Over the years, this iconic historic hotel has housed royalty and celebrities. It has survived many trials and stands testimony to the vibrant heritage and history of colonial Ceylon.

Today it is where old world charm meets modern, luxurious hospitality. The hotel has two wings known as the South Wing and the North Wing. The South Wing offers 84 rooms, some of which provide a spectacular view of the Indian Ocean. There are two restaurants, namely the 1864 fine dining restaurant and the Pool Bar, a gym, a spa, a library, and a unique saltwater swimming pool overlooking the seafront. The hotel is a about a 45 minute journey from the airport.

No visit to Sri Lanka is complete without staying at this elegant historic award winning hotel built in 1864. The hotel reflects the grandeur of a bygone era while offering modern comfort for today’s traveler.

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9.2
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10.0
Exceptional
Emma from Sweden
Couple
Landmark
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

Wonderful hotel but be aware of tourist scams”

I loved everything about the hotel and would definitely choose Galle Face again should I return to Colombo. One thing I wished the hotel would inform us was how you, as an obvious tourist, get ATTACKED outside the hotel by friendly people asking you where your from, how long your staying and then telling you, you're in luck! This is your happy day! Just get in this tuktuk and he'll take you to a temple and then the yearly Gem sale (only today!). They guide you through the temple in such a hurry, telling you where to stand and pushing you around for photo ops then takes you shopping for gems (we didn't ask to) and then another store where they follow you inside making sure you shop. We had some other shopping plans but he never drove us there, told us our options were expensive and that he knew better ones. Don't buy anything you didn't set out to in the first place! We found ourselves in a gem shop not planning to buy anything but were persuaded after long negotiations to buy a saphire. The other day we read about these scams and rushed to the National Gem & Jewlellery Authority to get it tested, we were lucky but still felt a bit fooled. We turned down three offers to go shop for gems in the street in less than 20 mins but eventually fell for the fourth one presenting us a port ID, seemed trustworthy. What bothers me is that we spent a whole day in Colombo not doing the things we had planned, spending a lot more money than planned, on things we actually didn't want! Once you google Gem stone Racket Sri Lanka there are several posts about this in Trip advisor forums and apparently Galle Face is know for getting this kind of attention and we felt we lost a day in Colombo due to all this, leaving an ugly mark on the city for us. Galle Face Hotel - please include this info in your massive informations folder and for an extra plus - add ear plugs to the toiletries since the wonderful and old rooms are noisy. Feeling stupid is my worst feeling, I really hope no one readi

Reviewed March 06, 2017
8.8
Excellent
Mark from United States
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

Memorable stay”

Colombo was the first stop on our honeymoon, so my wife and I wanted to stay somewhere special to kick off the trip. With its history and amazing location next to Galle Face Green, the Galle Face Hotel was exactly what we were looking for. Even though it's definitely out of our normal price range, I had no regrets staying here! While our room didn't seem especially fancy, it was spacious with great A/C, a powerful shower, and the best Internet connection we had in the country. The views on the grounds are fantastic and the breakfast buffet was plentiful and delicious. The location is simply amazing, and walking along Galle Face Green at sunset amongst local families was one of the best memories of the whole trip. The hotel staff were very kind and polite, and they certainly made us feel welcome. For travelers like me, the Galle Face Hotel is an expensive place though once all the high Colombo taxes are added (30%!), so I really wouldn't stay here again if I were passing through Colombo. That being said, for a once in a lifetime experience in a historic colonial hotel, it was perfect and memorable. I'd skip the fancy hotel restaurants though and get dinner at one of the places BBQ/roti places on Galle Face Green for delicious, cheap eats.

Reviewed August 23, 2017
9.3
Exceptional
Michelle from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2010

Awesome atmosphere and service”

Colonial feel, huge rooms
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We stayed two nights at the Galle Face Hotel and absolutely loved it. We had a huge room, which was a little musty, but very acceptable given the age and character of the building. It was spotlessly clean with terrific views over Galle Face Green and the Indian Ocean. The hotel staff were great, helpful and friendly. While, as other reviewers have noted, there were quite a few weddings in the function room downstairs, this added to the atmosphere (stunning brides and grooms posing for photos in the gorgeous foyer is no hardship) and we didn't hear a peep from our room which was on the 2nd floor, but right at the front of the hotel, overlooking Galle Face Green. We couldn't have asked for a better stay in Colombo, or a better introduction to Sri Lanka. Would definitely stay there again, and would recommend the 'classic' wing over the 'regency' in terms of character, maybe not Western luxury, though we were very happy to have stayed in the classic wing.

Reviewed November 26, 2010
8.7
Excellent
Russell from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in January 2012

A faded but grand (post)colonial experience”

Location, heritage and history, ambience

The Galle Face is an unusual experience. On the one hand it was once a grand hotel in Ceylon's colonial era and the classic wing today seems frozen in this past with furniture and fittings that speak of some past glorious time. It is in a very attractive sense past its time. Now the Galle Face is a place of imaginings - imagining its colonial glory, imagining what it must have been like when the British still ruled. So if you are into colonial fantasies and heritage experiences this is the hotel that is a Colombo attraction in itself. There's lots to like - the superb buffet meals ($16-$20 per head) on the Verandah, sitting on the lawn at sunset overlooking the ocean and drinking G&Ts, grand breakfasts also on the Verandah. The rooms are spacious with 'antique' furniture and the bathrooms take you straight back to the 1950s, but the bed is comfortable. Don't expect flat-screen TVs and do expect creaking doors and floor-boards. The large staff seem to be full of activity but don't expect it to be fast or efficient - but do expect the famous Sri Lankan warmth and smile. The pool is almost Olympic size. The location is simply superb - ocean crashing on the sea wall below the hotel's lawn and the hotel faces the Galle Face Green, a place that is Colombo's playground each evening with its carnivalesque atmosphere. So if you dream of being Joseph Conrad or Somerset Maugham then this is the place for you. Oh and expect to witness a multitude of Sri Lankan weddings - this place has them back-to-back on the weekends.

Reviewed January 17, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Kerrie from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2012

A Right Regal Dame”

Just everything

the galle face hotel is right in the middle of colombo opposite galle green ( a wonderful park bordered by the indian ocean.) where families fly kites every afternoon and where late afternoon (especially weekends) people gather.the galle face is one of the finest hotels in sri lanka and no holiday would be complete without at least one night there the history of the hotel lies within every wall and since 1864 this hotel has played host to royalty from every nation. the hotel is grand and in parts totally untouched from old. the setting is wonderful and the standard of service is high. each guest is made to feel special and the hotel itself grabs you on arrival with open arms. i love this place.

Reviewed February 29, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Christine from India
Family with young children
Landmark
Stayed 1 night in December 2015

Timeless Grandeur”

The Galle Face Hotel, Sri Lanka’s iconic landmark, is situated in the heart of Colombo, along the seafront and facing the famous Galle Face Green. One of the oldest Hotels east of the Suez, the Galle Face Hotel embraces its rich history and legendary traditions, utilizing them to create engaging, immense experiences that resonate with old and new generations of travelers alike. No visit to Sri Lanka is complete without staying at this majestic hotel, built in 1864 and recently restored back to its former glory. Value for money - A must if visiting Sri Lanka.

Reviewed April 19, 2016
9.3
Exceptional
Sarah from Australia
Business traveler
Superior Room
Stayed 4 nights in November 2015

A hotel that made a business trip into a holiday”

colonial ambiance, public spaces, sunset by the pool

I chose the Galle Face because I was bringing my husband along on my business trip and wanted a nice place. Galle Face was the perfect choice. I had been hesitant based on reviews renovations: well THEY ARE OVER. It's fully open, fully restored and resplendent. We loved it. The ambiance of a bygone era seeps through every inch of the place and you just feel relaxed by being there. But it's got all the mod-cons necessary for a luxury hotel whether for business or pleasure. Plenty of plugs & good wifi for work. A myriad of public spaces incl. the library; the two lobbies; other small sitting rooms; the bar down by the seafront - fabulous for watching the sunset or enjoying a drink in the evening. The pool is large and clean. The main restaurant is a fabulous semi-open space next to the famous and beautiful tiled verandah - the meals there are all buffets. Good quality food; selection could be better. One negative - the "egg man" at breakfast really could do with a personality implant as he's pretty sour! But he was the only unfriendly member of staff we came across - most others were delightful. At breakfast you can watch the groundsman with the catapult scaring off the crows and watch the squirrels running around. There is a small (uneven) croquet lawn for a fun game (made more exciting by the lumps and bumps!). There is an average hotel gym; a spa; a business centre. The rooms are all different - I would recommend going for an ocean view more because the non-ocean views are closer to the busy Galle Face Road and the whole hotel is low rise so noise is more of an issue.

Reviewed December 06, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Fiona from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2012

Historic atmosphere & great lsea front ocation”

Faded colonial grandeur at its best.

our room exceeded expectations - occupying the end of the building in the classic wing we had fabulous three way views (room 208) facing the sea and overlooking galle face green and the hotel garden (excellent viweing point for all the colourful weddings taking place!)massive bedroom and living room. all slightly faded, but for us this added to the charm. downside is the ancient plumbing, but all functional if not luxurious. for those wanting more luxury it sounds as if the regency wing would do the trick, but obviously at a higher price. common areas all very grand too and the main bar/dining area open onto the garden with sea view. friendly and helpful staff, for us this was an ideal last night in colombo before returning home. we'd definitely go back.

Reviewed January 10, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
john from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in January 2012

colonial hotel”

location, history

The Galle Face is the best known ex-colonial hotel in the city and the hotel has a modern section as well as the old section. Best view is from the old rooms looking over Galle Face Green and the coast to the north and these rooms are bigger thn those in the new wing. Their is plenty of old world charm about the Galle Face including elderly factotums in exotic costumes but the hotel also has all modern conveniences and is an excellent place to stay. Very good buffet lunches & drinks by the sea in the evening plus a choice of restaurants. The hotel has its own pub Inn on the Green in the new wing. Location is close to the business centre of Fort which is a bracing sea walk of 20 minutes away and you can get a tuktuk down the Galle road to other places you may wish to visit like Barefoot or Gallery Cafe. Prices are reasonable compared to other 4 or 5 star hotels in the city.

Reviewed January 30, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
Rebecca from Australia
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2014

Oasis of calm and elegance in colombo ”

Room, cleanliness, luxury

We loved the Galle Face Hotel. From the moment we walked in, to checking out, it was a first class experience. We were shown to our room and informed by te hotel that the television wasn't working so we're upgraded to a suite. It was an incredible experience and the rooms were so well appointed and luxurious that we didnt want to leave. Our flight didn't leave until midnight and the hotel kindly allowed us 1pm checkout, and then use of the hotel facilities until we departed from the airport- the pool, restaurant and shower facilities available to us made a long day very comfortable and enjoyable ahead of our flight. Great location with brilliant sunset views, easy access to the Dutch hospital area and colombo city. Highly recommend this hotel for your fort night as you get used to colombo, or as a treat on the way home.

Reviewed January 25, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
Malcolm from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in October 2011

Great Character Hotel”

Verandah Restaraunt, the Staff The situation of the hotel

Great hotel staff wonderfull food excellent Rooms in the Classic wing do need updating especially the bathrooms but for the staff food and character of the hotel this can be overlooked. Hotel situated by the sea at the Galle Face Green end of the Galle road so very easy to get into the museums, shopping malls and heart of Colombo. Always haggle if using tuk tuks especially returning to the hotel as the drivers think you have money to burn once you ask for the Galle Face.

Reviewed November 16, 2011
9.2
Exceptional
scott from Australia
Solo traveler
Superior Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

Iconic Sri Lankan Hotel”

I have stayed at this majestic hotel many times over the past 6 or 7 years. Frankly I would not stay anywhere else in Colombo. there are a lot of new hotels being built in Colombo,but because of their design,you could be anywhere in the world. If you are in Colombo,why not stay in a truly Sri Lankan Hotel ! Built, I think in about 1864, it has the charm of that era,but all the facilities of a modern hotel. Quite amazing ! And the service !!! Absolutely first class.! Not overpriced for what you are getting,Do yourself a favour, book into the Galle Face Hotel and get absolutely the best service you could possibly imagine !

Reviewed March 28, 2017
9.3
Exceptional
Russell from Australia
Business traveler
Superior Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2014

Love this grand old hotel”

location, atmosphere, hotel staff

The hotel is undergoing a massive restoration so the old colonial wing is closed (probably until 2015). Nevertheless I really do love staying here. It is my 3rd and 4th stay (before and after a conference outside of Colombo). The regency wing is still open so the great swimming pool and terrace bar are available. There's nothing quite like drinking or eating on the terrace with the Indian Ocean pounding away just metres away. The hotel staff are excellent. The breakfasts are exceptional. I also love being so close to Galle Face Green and being able to wander there each evening. So even with the disruption of the restoration and a bit of noise it was still a worthwhile stay. The faded grandeur is quite appealing.

Reviewed July 23, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Peter from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

Could have stayed forever”

An oasis of charm and class long forgotten in the modern world

we were upgraded to the newly refurbished regency residence wing room 4015 on the forth floor. refurbished not renovated out of touch with it's original intent and design. the bar service, room service and restaurants are on another level. it is a hotel in the true sense of the word. it is not a hilton or a sheraton. there could never be a chain of galle face hotels. it is truly unique in a world where the term is over used. my wife and i intend to fly into colombo, take a car to the hotel and just stay there, relax, be pampered and go nowhere else. after you experience the galle face you can well believe this is why "heaven can wait".

Reviewed September 08, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
William from Canada
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2012

Amazing hotel steeped in history”

Hotel (historic) features, service, location

Our stay at the Galle Face Hotel was a real treat. From the time we arrived until the time we left, we were treated very well. Our room was in the classic wing and it did not disappoint. It is true that the rooms in this wing are older, but if you are a history buff this is definitely where you want to be. We were given a huge room (the biggest I believe that I have ever stayed in) that had a great view of the coastline and the Galle Face Green. Even though there were high winds and torrential rain for most of our stay, there was plenty to see and do in and around the hotel. You can spend quite a bit of time just touring around the hallways checking out the historic pictures and plaques. We had a fun and enjoyable dinner at the Sea Spray restaurant on our first evening (the high winds and rain added drama to the meal) and finished off our night with a cocktail in the colonial flavored “Veranda” bar. Absolutely no complaints. My wife and I would love to stay here again!

Reviewed November 10, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Geraldine from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in February 2010

Galle Face Hotel”

Location Heritage Food Swimming Pool Staff
None

The Galle Face is one of the world's great hotels, a landmark in Colombo. We enjoyed every minute of our stay in the Classic wing which is the real old face of the hotel. The Regency block, the new wing is much more geared to the modern traveller but the Classic has amazing appeal for old Asia hands. A hugely pleasant surprise was the quality of the food. We had been warned that the food was not great but actually found it to be super and probably the best we had during our visit to Sri Lanka. Either there is a new chef here or the Galle Face has listened to the recommendations of guide books. All in all a fabulous stay that we would recommend to anyone.

Reviewed February 17, 2010
8.7
Excellent
Daniel from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in November 2012

A great hotel experience, as always”

Beautiful old hotel, excellent service, comfort.

we have stayed at the galle face before and, as we found ourselves in colombo again, there was no other choice. the hotel itself if beautiful, the setting superb and the service first class. we spent the first night of our stay in the classic wing: unrenovated and not as nice as the regency wing (i would recommend the regency - the extra outlay is worth it). unfortunately, that was the night that cyclone nilam hit colombo. the floor above us was being renovated and, at about 10pm, there was an almighty crash from above and water started trickling down our wall. we called downstairs, but the man who came to check just told us that it was because of the weather and not to worry. we thought that the roof of the floor above (the top floor) might have blown off, but we were told this was not the case. it was the case, however, and at 2am we were woken by water pouring through the ceiling. this time, we were rapidly moved to the room in the regency wing that we had booked for the following night. this aside, we had another wonderful stay: high tea was delicious, as always and we had two good nights at the in (sic) on the green pub. also, the hotel is currently undergoing renovations, so many of the facilities are unavailable: my wife had been looking forward to spa treatments, but the spa was shut. as were all the shops.

Reviewed November 11, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
Ian from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2013

Iconic colonial grande Dame of Columbo, ”

The original features and size of the rooms

We enjoyed one night in the classic wing, but the rooms in the regency wing were better and overlooked the hotel garden. All staff were helpful and checked us in early after a long journey to Colombo. This hotel central and by the sea and has fantastic views and character unrivalled by other Colombo hotels. Kite flying on the galle face green was memorable and fun! Would love to go there again.

Reviewed March 03, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Malithi from Australia
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Always delightful ”

We love this hotel. The location is perfect - right next to the water and close to the action in Colombo. The rooms are lovely and very comfortable. The staff are highly professional and always friendly and helpful. The food and drinks are excellent. We really enjoyed sitting by the pool, drink in hand, watching the rosy sunsets, then later digging into a delicious buffet dinner. The hotel has a salt water pool that is wonderful to swim in. The spa at the hotel is also great. We didn’t get a chance to use the gym-but it looked well equipped. Wish we had more time to spend in Colombo- our stay in the Galle Face was a highlight of our SL trip.

Reviewed December 04, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Maria from Sri Lanka
Couple
Superior Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Fantastic place to stay in Colombo”

The Galle Face Hotel is a fantastic place to stay in Colombo! The location allows you to move around Colombo and get know the main places in town. It is an old hotel, but it is well preserved and represents the style of old times. Being in front of the Ocean is a plus, where sundown is always a natural show to see. Food is so good, especially the breakfast where they offer a great variety of options, local and international. Egg hoppers are great! Definitely a hotel to go back.

Reviewed March 05, 2018
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