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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The sea side view is brilliant and I think the best in Colombo. Colonial style building gives a heritage to it and looks a bit spooky as well. Food is good but not the best in town. But can have a nice and romantic time...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had early evening drinks and a nibble on the Checkerboard while overlooking the ocean on one side and the beautiful Verandah on the other side. Sunsets never look so good before. Service was prompt and did not break the bank.

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Gloucester, Australia
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our room had a corner balcony overlooking the front entry and the sea beyond. Fully fitted with every convenience it was just what you expect from this flagship hotel. Its 150yrs of age shows only in the history on display but it is seriously a very beautiful hotel. The staff were excellent throughout and our stay could not have been... More 

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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one the oldest hotels in SL. Therefore they know how to handle the customers. Our room was clean and comfortable. Even the room service was perfect. Food was delicious. We loved them. And they have nice collection of drinks. Hotel is very close to the Indian ocean so if people need they can enjoy an evening walk. I... More 

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

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to give us your feedback from your stay with us. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Galle Face Hotel as much as you did and do look forward to your next visit! Yours sincerely, Antony G. Paton General Manager More 

New Delhi, India
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With history, tradition, grandeur and class on its side coupled with a perfect location next to the Indian Ocean, Galle Face Hotel Colombo is standing tall since 1864. Modern and comfortable and yet full of elegance. It has a long list of Who's Who from around the world who have stayed here for over 150 years. Great place for stay,... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us a such a pleasant review from your experience at The Galle Face Hotel. We're delighted that you enjoyed the properties colonial roots which as you quite rightly pointed out dates back over 150 years! Many thanks for your kind recommendation, we do hope to see you very soon! Yours sincerely, Antony... More 

London, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really wonderful finish to our three week to sri lanka. We got a sea view room from where we could see the amazing sunset snd the people gathering on galle face green flying their kites and milling about. Very comfortable rooms. Superb breakfast and great staff. The swimming pool is fab overlooking the sea and is salt water. Having a... More 

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

Thank you for choosing The Galle Face Hotel and for taking the time to give us your feedback from your stay. We're ever so pleased to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us, it's great to hear that we ended your holiday in Sri Lanka on a high. Yours sincerely, Antony G. Paton General Manager More 

Mount Coolum, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One simply must experience a delicious cocktail at Galle Face Hotel whilst relaxing and watching the beautiful sunset over the beach. The staff are friendly and efficient and your beverages are served with tasty little snacks. The hotel is an iconic landmark and definitely with a visit even if you can't afford to stay here.

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

Thank your for your comments from your experience at Galle Face Hotel. We're happy to read that enjoyed your short time with us and do agree that the property is one of the best locations in Colombo to watch the sunset. We hope to see you soon! Yours sincerely, Antony G. Paton General Manager More 

melbourne
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52 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Galle Face Hotel is a heritage hotel with a definite sense of grandeur and feeling of spaciousness. Large and comfortable rooms with windows that open. Capacious hallways and open areas with abundant wood work. Lovely open air restaurant looking out over a green lawn to the sea. Great breakfasts. Luxurious pool area on the ocean. Excellent service. The best location... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing your time at The Galle Face Hotel. We are immensely grateful for all the lovely comments you've made from your stay, and are so pleased you enjoyed the overall experience. We do hope to see you in the very near future. Yours sincerely, Antony G. Paton General Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a Oceanic balcony Suite. Upon arrival we were told that they had over booked an kindly upgraded us to the Dutch Royal Suite. We were okay with that. It's an upgrade who wouldn't be happy. We were taken to the room with no info other than wifi is free. We had the same access as the suite we... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing your experience at The Galle Face Hotel. We are very sorry to read your feedback. We have addressed your comments with the Guest Relations Lady who should have explained the entire facilities to you on your way to your room and are equally sorry for the noise. I understand that our Duty Manager who dealt with... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stay at this hotel for business quite often. Although some of the rooms could be small, you probably won't be spending much time in there anyway. The patios of the hotel are great with the hotel having several different restaurants from which to choose. Staff is incredibly nice. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you for choosing the Galle Face Hotel and giving us your feed back from your stay. We truly appreciate the lovely comments you have left us hope you continue to patronize Galle Face Hotel. Yours sincerely, Antony G. Paton General Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 158 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 

Additional Information about Galle Face Hotel Colombo

Address: No. 2, Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: $142 - $348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Galle Face Hotel Colombo 4.5*
Number of rooms: 158
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Colombo
#3 Spa Hotel in Colombo
#4 Luxury Hotel in Colombo
#7 Family Hotel in Colombo
#8 Business Hotel in Colombo
#8 Romantic Hotel in Colombo
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