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Galle Face Hotel Colombo

No. 2, Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #14 of 32 hotels in Colombo
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    4.5 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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    4 of 5 stars
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were there for 3 days. We arrived a day early then our reservation around 1 am and the desk manager gave us our suite at half price. Loved the room from the moment I we walked in till we left. We had the Ocean spa suite and it was by far one of the best suites for the price.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were collected from Colombo Airport by a driver from the hotel for $30, we were unsure if this was a bad decision as tuk tuks would be much cheaper, however we would highly recommend arranging the hotel driver as Colombo is highly congested with poor road infrastructure, so we much preferred an air conditioned comfortable town car after our... More

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had been to the seafood restaurant before which is the best in town-but our stay was the best compared to all 5 hotels we stayed in! Huge rooms, beautiful seafront views, fabulous breakfast and u get to see the extensive list of celebrities who have stayed here-from Mark Twain, Queen Victoria, Che Guevara and more.only downside is the renovation... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The hotel has been a very nice experience. The staff and food are of high quality and we enjoyed our stay very much. Although they are remodeling the hotel this was of no disturbance during our stay. Would stay here again!

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really should have gone on to Trip Advisor before booking a hotel as I normally do. however having stayed here a number of times over the past 20 years I thought I knew the place well. What a surprise however to find two thirds of the hotel closed for a rebuild! No mention of it on the Agoda page... More

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Invergowrie, Dundee
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15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After an 11 hour flight from LHR it was good to be greeted by friendly staff offering a warm towel and a cool drink. We had a lovely, light, airy room in old colonial style, with everything we could have wanted. Meals in the well-appointed dining room were of a very high standard, with impeccable service. All staff were most... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed at this hotel for 3 nights ...Staff is pleasant and cheerfull. Hotel is moderately priced compared to other hotels in vicinity. I got a good room which was sea facing ...Hotel has sea facing bar which is quite great ...Half of hotel is under renovation and other half which is open is old ..Breakfast is good ,... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is undergoing major renovation. However they have managed to restore part of the rooms and restaurant. Beautiful view of the sea. Had dinner by the pool . Breakfast had the usual spread . They serve fresh juices which are made after you order. Service is good. Tables are set beautifully with all the fine crockery and cutlery. Has... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a Grand Hotel, in much need of renovation to bring it back to it's former glory. Admittedly, that's exactly what they are currently doing. And the price for the room is an indication of this. Service is wonderful, with the best freshly made blueberry pancakes. Had to go back for a second plate! The pool was big, and... 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. It is with sincere regret that we note your dissatisfaction with finding our Hotel under renovation. Indeed, several areas of our Hotel are currently closed for restoration; and I hope you can visit us again and see the changes. I have noted your comment regarding the... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay here. The food was excellent both at breakfast and dinner. The rooms are good but looking a little tired. The air cond was cold no matter what level we put it on. Great shower and bathroom amenities. Good wifi - we found it fast and reliable. The pool is good but nothing spectacular. It was nice... More

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Address: No. 2, Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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 82 well-appointed rooms and suites, with some offering excellent views across the Indian ocean and the fascinating view of evening sunset.There are three 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 business district,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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