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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
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 hotel reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We appreciated the colonial architecture, hardwood floors, and interesting prints lining the lobby and our room, which had more recent wood furniture and looked like it had been renovated in the early aughts. The breakfast buffet, although small, had high quality offerings and bottomless champagne, good value for money. Thanks to the concierge Sadeeq for sending us off with the... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Old fashioned, beautiful building, good service, excellent food. Under reconstruction right now, what spoil some of the experience. Nice and clean, but also a bit pricy. Honeymoon suite with jacuzzi, balcony and ocean wiew is definitely the best choice. The hotel even have it's own library.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

good hotel with a sea view rooms but the sea is not suitable for sea bathing. lot of sri lankans use this hotel for their weddings. The service is fantastic. food is great.staff is friendly. do the Colombo shopping tour.

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AntonyGLK, General Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. It is delightful to learn you had an enjoyable stay at the Galle Face Hotel. We are sorry you could not bathe in the sea near the hotel, but we hope the swimming pool, the only salt water pool in Colombo, served to be equally exciting. Looking forward to welcoming you again to the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for my first few days of a month long trip to Sri Lanka. Perfect way to start. Hotel staff were superb as were the facilities. Using room service the food was to a high standard and reasonably priced for a hotel of this type. The only negative was the wi-fi which was intermittent at busy times. Apart from that... More 

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AntonyGLK, General Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying at the Galle Face Hotel during your vacation. We are happy to learn that you had a comfortable stay. We are sorry to hear however, that your wifi was not good. As part of our restoration program, we are installing new up to date wifi hardware and this problem will soon be resolved. We... More 

Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a wonderful two nights at this perfectly positioned hotel. We upgraded to a suite overlooking the pool and ocean. The room was beautiful and so was the view. When the air conditioning was a little faulty we were offered another suite but we preferred our lovely room. There was then no charge for the up-grade! The manager was... More 

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AntonyGLK, General Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

It is so wonderful to hear such positive feedback about the Galle Face Hotel and the team. Thank you very much for visiting us during your vacation. We look forward to welcoming you once more to our hotel. Yours sincerely, Antony G. Paton General Manager More 

Navi Mumbai, India
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94 reviews 94 reviews
16 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well kept hotel, successfully maintaining the Colonial heritage. Friendly staff, clean rooms and good sized pool. Excellent Food. Relaxing atmosphere with Beach front. For all tourists, free first hand experience of colourful Sri Lankan wedding processions on all main halls almost every day.

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AntonyGLK, General Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. I am happy to know you had an enjoyable time at the Galle Face Hotel. We are continually working to improve and enhance the facilities provided to our guests so I do hope to welcome you to our hotel once more to an even better vacation experience! Yours sincerely, Antony G. Paton General Manager More 

Welwyn, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a glorious night at the Galle Face Hotel during our holiday in Sri Lanka. It is almost like stepping back in time. Although there is refurb work going on, this didn't really affect our stay at all. The staff were really good, attentive without being intrusive, the breakfast was to die for, all manner of offerings, all freshly... More 

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AntonyGLK, General Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

It is wonderful to read such a nice review about the Galle Face Hotel and our team! Thank you very much indeed for visiting and I am so glad you had an enjoyable experience. The renovations will be complete very soon, bringing with it a host of new restaurants, bars and so many more things to experience! I hope to... More 

Kathmandu, Nepal
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Galle Face Hotel is a historic building, but modernly serviced. It's a great place to stay and service is good. Don't miss a drink or two at the bar by the seaside watching the sunset. The food at the restaurant is delicious (buffet dinner is overly priced) and the staff extremely helpful.

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AntonyGLK, General Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

I am delighted to hear that the team looked after you. I am however concerned to read your comment about the buffet dinner being overpriced. I cannot recall serving a buffet dinner at the hotel. We only serve an à la carte menu in the evenings. Nevertheless, thank you for your comments and we hope to see you again soon.... More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent my last night in Sri Lanka here at the Galle Face Hotel, wanting to treat myself to a nice hotel before travelling home and wasn't disappointed! Great hotel, friendly staff (especially Sahan at the pool bar) Made a great end to an amazing Holiday!

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AntonyGLK, General Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting the Galle Face Hotel during your vacation. I am delighted to learn about your enjoyable stay and will share your feedback with the entire team, I will personally thank Sahan. It is great to hear this! Yours sincerely, Antony G. Paton General Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience in this hotel. Eating the banquet out on the lawn was definitely a highlight, yet there was a lack of traditional Sri Lankan faire. However, the second night we went to the adjacent park and ate our fill of the best street food you could find.

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AntonyGLK, General Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

I am delighted to hear of your enjoyable stay at our hotel. The Galle Face Hotel provides a very unique outdoor dining experience that is only going to get more exciting with the launch of the North Wing and the new outdoor restaurants that will be opening towards the end of this year. We hope you will return soon to... More 

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