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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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  • Rooms
    3.5 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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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This very old hotel is full of oak, teak and pine. Classic rooms - amazingly comfortable beds, big bathroom (shower no bath), coffee making, safe, WIFI, TV..all mod cons with a feeling of being at the turn of the 20th century. Good food in the bar and in the main dining room, friendly front of house staff, decent car service... More

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Hanley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After one week spent in Maldives we came to spent rest of our summer vacation in Sri Lanka.We were impatient to see the glory of the colonial hotel since we heard from our friend. First impression of the entrance and reception were very good and we were checked in very efficiently.The welcome drink was so tasty. We were impressed to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was a guest at the hotel from Aug. 30 until Sept. 3. I initially found it difficult to locate the entrance from the road because it's undergoing huge renovations and the entry gate wasn't all that obvious. When I finally checked in, I asked to change rooms because the one allocated appeared shabby and I couldn't get the safe... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Expensive but nice, well worth every penny. Will definitely be coming back! it is a very charming hotel and a nice location. Stayed here many years ago with my parents. it is in the middle of been renovated, trying hard to keep its old charm.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 2 nights, the last of our 16 day tour of Sri Lanka. This Hotel was professionally staffed and managed. The room was close to the lobby, and a refurbishment of a whole wing, but couldn't have been more quiet. The room was clean and comfortable, with all of the expected comforts. Very good shower water pressure. We enjoyed... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very charming hotel and lovely location with a saltwater swimming pool. I stayed there 20 years ago and has a room and sitting room overlooking the ocean and it was lovely to go back. It is in the middle of being renovated so hope it keeps is colonial charm. The location is good for getting around Columbo... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its been a year or so since I visited Sri Lanka...but I am yearning to go back again. My first visit was fourty years ago, and I have returned six times. My stay for a couple of nights after a long flight is always at the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo.I havent seen the latest refurbishment, but what had been... More

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Stone, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of my job, I have to work with various partners in Sri Lanka. As I am solo, it is always comforting to find a cold beer at the right price and be able to rely on that not changing too much. Last year (2013) we could pick up a large (500ml) bottle of the local brew for 550... 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 the price of the beer bottle. However, please understand that as we renovate the Hotel we are also re aligning our strategies. In this respect, we are shifting from selling products to providing experiences. Our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Galle Face exhibits the charms if it's colonial heritage without succumbing to the anonymity of so many modern hotels. It was undergoing renovation when we were there and one only hopes that the owners and their designers understand that character trumps modern conveniences anytime. Who wants a hotel that looks like a thousand others anyway? Having said that, the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice room with all comforts (except for a very old and small TV), good air con, great bathroom, good pool on the oceanside, fantastic restaurants and inexpensive for a 5 star meal. Truly a great experience, a oasis of charm in a poor city with little to write about. I would recommend the hotel despite the current renovations.

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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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