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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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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • Massage(s)
  • Private beach
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Mini bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Room service
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room


  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Check-in/check-out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Elevator
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Sinhala
  • Tamil
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-5 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 6-13 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 13 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 50 USD
Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 15 USD
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 1 Km
Distance to Airport: 33. Km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: No
Number of Bars: 3
Number of Floors: 4
Number of Restaurants: 3
Number of Rooms : 156
Room Voltage: 240
Time to Airport (Minutes): 30
Year Hotel Built: 1864
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2015
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Recent customer comments

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Very good

based on 1371 reviews
  • Cleanliness 7.5
  • Facilities 8.6
  • Location 9.1
  • Room comfort and quality 7.8
  • Service 7.3
  • Value for money 7.1
  • Food and dining 7.8
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