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Galle Face Hotel Colombo

No. 2, Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #13 of 33 hotels in Colombo
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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    4 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lovely hotel . Even though they were renovating when we were staying here , service was really good .a disable friendly hotel . Breakfast spread was awesome . Their srilankan dishes tast very authentic too . Lovely view of the sea in front of the hotel Will definitely come back !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The hotel is undergoing major renovations currently which restrict the outdoor pool areas. The room was ok but old. Not sure if there are plans to update the rooms on level 3. Service was very good with my only criticism being the pool bar where a cold wine or beer was difficult to obtain. The view from the pool area... More

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Moscow, Russia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have spent a few days in Galle Fort hotel in February. Unfortunately, more than 50% of the hotel was under a full renovation work, so half or more of the hotel was closed... Service was more than average - our room were ok - and the pool is excellent. We have tested the restaurant, but nothing exceptional. Colonial Old... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Galle Face for two nights in mid August, with a couple of friends. I knew it was being renovated, but thought as most reviews on here were positive I'd chance it. Before booking the hotel, I had a long conversation with the reception about whether the renovation was likely to affect our stay. They insisted that... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The beautiful old style charm of this hotel is what draws us back time and time again. With huge restoration work being carried out at present and not due to be completed till April 2015, only the Regency wing is open. The helpful, friendly staff at hand at all times, makes it a pleasant, relaxing place to stay. We did... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this hotel because of its reputation, long history and location right by the ocean. We were aware that there was renovation works going on but still disappointed that only one wing of the hotel open. This also limited the choice of food outlets. Pool bar very nicely located right by the waters edge. Breakfast was fantastic and served... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very elegant and old hotel by the beach, located approximately 30-40 minutes from the airport by taxi. We stayed one night here before flying back home. There's a row of food stalls right outside this hotel, by the beach, offering great variety of local food. Price is good, and it looks like the locals' favorite hangout spot. Half of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long journey I found he comfort and hospitality in the colonial hotel.I love the old wooden solid wood furniture and the pleasant out look.The pool side bar was excellent and the hotel staff was helpful,polite and provided a great service and assistance.Specially the reception staff.I specially thank Mr.Dhanuka for his special assistance. I have visited 20 countries over... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first room we were given at this colonial-era hotel was small but comfortably furnished and we found it satisfactory, even though the connecting door to the adjacent room didn't do much to block sounds from our neighbours. However, the reception staff were unable to get the wifi password to work, so at their suggestion we moved after a couple... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lobby exudes an old world charm, with the old charming colonial furniture and older service staff. Unfortunately, the room itself is just old. The room I had faces the ocean, which is all good until I tried to open the window and I can't loosen the old style locks. Which means I have ocean-spray stained windows facing the sea... More

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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 our service and facilities. We ask for your kind understanding and assure you that your comments have been of value to us to provide the best possible standards to our guests at all times. Please... More

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Address: No. 2, Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
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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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