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Galle Face Hotel Colombo

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No. 2, Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hotel is located is in the city where you get direct access to all shopping malls and restaurants. stone throwing distance. The Room we got was a Suite room.which is located right top of the front desk. The room is specious and romantic and you get a nice view of the see over the pool. had a small issue e... More 

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CarlosS88, Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for choosing to stay with The Galle Face Hotel during your recent visit to Colombo and for sharing your appreciation with us. We are delighted to learn that you had an excellent stay with us and particularly value our hotel. Your comments on the service provided by our staff are most gratifying and will... More 

Bangalore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here on April 17th and was very happy with the quality of the hotel and the service provided. They were kind enough to accommodate me despite an early checkin. The location of the hotel is fantastic and is on the famous Galle face green. I did not have a chance to dine here so cannot comment on that.... More 

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CarlosS88, Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback through Tripadvisor. We are delighted to learn that you had an excellent stay with us and particularly value our hotel. Your comments on the service provided by our staff are most gratifying and will be shared with the whole team. By the way, the name of the German... More 

Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I partook of their smorgasboard lunch and was struck, by the location; charm and oceanfront location of this property. Gorgeous terrace overlooking the ocean but no beach. Smogasboard was delicious and relaxed drinking fresh sri lanken style ice tea. This is the raffles and peninsula hotel of Colombo with all the long heritage which goes with it! Service attentive I... More 

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CarlosS88, Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback through Tripadvisor. We are delighted to learn that you had an excellent stay with us and particularly value our hotel. Your comments on the service provided by our staff are most gratifying and will be shared with the whole team. We thank you very much for your patronage... More 

Singapore
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is something very satisfying about staying in an historic hotel like the Galle Face, I guess you could call it a kind of vicarious nostalgia. It also helps you overlook some of the minor shortcomings, which at Galle Face were minor and few. The highlight is the seafront bar – a spectacular place to watch the sunset with a... More 

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CarlosS88, Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for choosing to stay with The Galle Face Hotel during your recent visit to Colombo and for sharing your appreciation with us. We are delighted to learn that you had an excellent stay with us and particularly value our hotel. Your comments on the service provided by our staff are most gratifying and will... More 

Catalunya
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212 reviews 212 reviews
66 hotel reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

GALLE FACE HOTEL. COLOMBO. We stayed two nights because of its fame, its history, and its seafront location and close to tourist attractions. But after this, everything good ends. The receptionist Nabeel speaked us as a police type, rigid and no smile. When we payed, he charged $25 per day more than indicated in the Booking. The room does not... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Historic hotel, located on the sea front with a perfect poolside bar for sunset viewing and sundowners. Renovations and restoration are very close to finished and the result will be remarkable. Excellent breakfast. Air conditioning and opening windows - sleep with the sound of the sea.

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CarlosS88, Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for choosing to stay with The Galle Face Hotel during your recent visit to Colombo and for sharing your appreciation with us. We are delighted to learn that you had an excellent stay with us and particularly value our hotel. Your comments on the service provided by our staff are most gratifying and will... More 

Galle, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent two nights here and was very hard to leave. Excellent staff, beautiful room with ocean view and opening windows that allowed sea breeze and sound of the waves to sleep by. Very comfortable beds, fabulous to die for breakfast. This hotel has a wonderful old world gracious charm and is a must stay for your trip to Colombo.

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We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback through Tripadvisor. We are delighted to learn that you had an excellent stay with us and particularly value our hotel. Your comments on the service provided by our staff are most gratifying and will be shared with the whole team. We thank you very much for your patronage... More 

Rennes, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Situated close to the center and on the seaside is an island of peace in the animated Colombo. The hotel offers good facilities i.e pool, spa restrooms the staff is efficient and helpful. The restaurant is of a good standard both for dinners and for the breakfast buffet.

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CarlosS88, Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback through Tripadvisor. We are delighted to learn that you had an excellent stay with us and particularly value our hotel. Your comments on the service provided by our staff are most gratifying and will be shared with the whole team. We thank you very much for your patronage... More 

Camberwell, Victoria, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whist on a cruise around India we stooped into this hotel for lunch. The hotel is on the beach (which does not allow swimming) with a good sized pool. Would recommend this hotel for a quick bite to eat by the pool from their (limited) poolside menu, the hotel also had free wifi which was great. The hotel was immaculately... More 

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Almere, The Netherlands
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for two nights and have to say, of all things I did in Colombo this hotel was the best. Stunning views over the ocean from the terrace, the staff was extremely friendly and the room was lovely. The breakfast was very nice (and elaborate) and the a la carte lunch was great. It's true that there are... More 

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CarlosS88, Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for choosing to stay with The Galle Face Hotel during your recent visit to Colombo and for sharing your appreciation with us. We are delighted to learn that you had an excellent stay with us and particularly value our hotel. Your comments on the service provided by our staff are most gratifying and will... More 

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