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Galle Face Hotel

2 Galle Road, Colombo 300 Sri Lanka
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#15 of 107 hotels in Colombo
Since its beginnings in 1864 The Galle Face Hotel has been part of Colombo heritage, catering to world travellers, the property stands as one of the most storied hotels in Asia. Oozing history from every pore, timeless traditions and character abounds in each of our 156 guestrooms, restored to reflect the Galle Face Hotel’s rich past. Many rooms offer spectacular sea views, some with private balcony, and all furnished in elegant colonial style décor. Whether a sophisticated afternoon tea at The Verandah or dinner at 1864 Restaurant, a Pimms on the Chequerboard or a Cuban experience at King of the Mambo, dining experiences are a ‘must do’ whilst in Colombo. A wedding day at the Grand Ballroom or Jubilee Ballroom makes for a truly memorable and occasion. Come and experience the magic of The Galle Face Hotel on your next visit to Sri Lanka.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Valet parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Andrew V wrote a review May 2021
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Amazing people, very polite and helpful. From the time we set foot at the reception great service. Great views and very relaxing. The food is always amazing. I highly recommend this hotel. We have stayed here over half dozen times in our travels to SE Asia. Great memories always!! Keep up the good work.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Room Tip: Great memories and good times
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sivanan s wrote a review Apr 2021
9 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and myself were at the Galle Face hotel on Easter Sunday for brunch. The food, service and atmosphere was very good. I have to mention the excellent service of Mr Dhanushka who was very attentive and friendly. Will definitely visit again
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Hansinee J wrote a review Apr 2021
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I visit the Galle Face hotel often and my most recent visit was today. The historic atmosphere, good food, friendly service staff and the ocean view make it one of my favourite places to hang out with family and friends. I definitely recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Sudham D wrote a review Apr 2021
London, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Very nice atmosphere for an early bite starting with the sunset. Music from downstairs gives good vibes on a Sunday Very good service from Chaminda who was helpful in making the right choices and went over and above to suggest dinner options for my pregnant wife, who ended up having a great dish of deer fish off the menu. The food overall was good Sudham
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
MAL wrote a review Apr 2021
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Excellent service by staff member Chaminda. I’ve been coming here for the past 5 years because of him. Romesh Angunawela CEO / Real Estate Specialist Amazon Real Estate 249 Duplication Road, Colombo 3 +94774507000
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
$131 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaWestern ProvinceColombo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Galle Face Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Galle Face Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Jewel Qudsi (0.1 miles), Galle Face Green (0.2 miles), and In on the Green (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Galle Face Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Galle Face Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Galle Face Hotel?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Galle Face Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include King of the Mambo, Nuga Gama, and Noodles Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Galle Face Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a sauna, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does Galle Face Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Galle Face Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Galle Face Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Galle Face Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Galle Face Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Colombo Fort (1.2 miles), Wolvendaal Church (1.7 miles), and Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (2.2 miles).
Does Galle Face Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.