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Galle Face Hotel Colombo

No. 2, Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #12 of 27 hotels in Colombo
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Port Vila
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent three days at the Galle face hotel and is was a wonderful experience. The Staff were very helpful in all parts of the hotel and went out of their way to make your stay pleasant. The hotel is located on the sea front and there is no swimming allowed on the beach but there is a large pool... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must place to visit even if you do not stay there.We had a very good stay for 3 nights the rooms were large enough,the hotel is under renovation at he moment so there is a bit of disturbance now and again.Its going to be fantastic when its finished and returned to its former glory.the pool is huge.the breakfast was... More

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Rome, Italy
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just returned from Sri Lanka, where I spent three days at the Calle Face hotel. This is a wonderful place, excellent location right on the beach, one of the best buffet breakfasts I have seen, great massage, helpful staff, pleasant terrace with good snacks, very tasteful décor. My only criticism of this hotel is that the furniture was a... More

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Ravenna, Italy
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite the ongoing restoration of part of the hotel I had a pleasant stay at this hotel. It is located close to Fort Area and Galle Face Green Esplanade. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Rooms are large and colonial type. I had a pleasant stay at this hotel. It is located near the beach and is very calming.

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Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, India
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Opulence, architecture, food and wild sea... one can rate this hotel to the highest ranks.. What could be better if ur hotel itself is the part of 'must visit places' in Sri Lanka. Highly recommended.

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although, it has been a while since we stayed at that hotel, but I keep vivid and excellent souvenirs. I remember picking it up because I did not reserve a room for the three nights spent there as the first part of our trip to Sri Lanka, and it was the cheapest of the hotels which got a good rating.... More

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Swan Hill
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have no complaints about the service, food and amenities at this hotel. And I will try to stay there again. The staff were friendly, our room was awesome so why did I only give it four stars? Well there is a common problem in Sri Lanka: Sri Lankans being racist against their own people. And I experienced it with... More

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for the last night of my holiday as it was just an hour from the airport (using the expressway) and I wanted to try out the oldest colonial hotel in Asia. The hotel is currently undergoing renovation but this doesn't affect you once inside the hotel. It's a beautifully furnished hotel. The room was gorgeous with solid... More

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Dorking, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Noted as the Old Grand Dame hotel in Colombo we were very pleasantly surprised. Great setting on the coast with a pool looking over a narrow beach. Lots of old school charm with teak floorboards and quality feel. Very good breakfast indeed. Strongly recommended. Older main part f hotel under refurbishment but this didi not impinge on a great 2... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed there for one night at the end of a Sri Lankan tour. The section of the hotel still open during the current remodeling has pleasant (but old) rooms with all the necessary amenities. The restaurant, where we had dinner, gave us the best meal we had in Sri Lanka. There is a nice swimming pool overlooking the ocean,... More

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Address: No. 2, Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Colombo
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #12 of 27 hotels in Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Presented proudly as Sri Lanka's iconic and historic hotel, Galle Face Hotel is located in heart of Colombo City, along the seafront and facing the famous Galle Face Green.The hotel has two wings: the Classic Wing and the Regency Wing which has 81 well-appointed rooms, with some offering excellent views across the Indian ocean and the fascinating view of evening sunset.There are two restaurants, a gym, spa and unique saltwater swimming pool, overlooking the seafront. Guests here will be convenient as the hotel offers close access to many of the historic cultural sites and landmarks in Colombo, as well nearby shopping. The hotel is a 45-60min journey from the airport.Guests seeking a glimpse of Colombo's history will enjoy the charm of The Galle Face Hotel with its unique, unaltered setting since 1864. ... more   less 
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