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Galle Face Hotel 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 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.
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Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Historic Hotel
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Went to Galle Face for a drink at the new King of the Mambo. It was Ladies night on Tuesday. They had great drinks: all free and free chocolates. Great music. Great service by Anton & David. Great views and amazing atmosphere. Highly recommend it.
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This hotel is significant not only for its location but also its place in history. The museum will boast of Prince Philip's car and also a listing of renewed personalities around the world who have walked and stayed inside its walls. I visited to attend a meeting at the back
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Response from Team_GFH, Guest Relations at Galle Face Hotel Colombo
Responded Sep 5, 2018
Thank you every so much for taking the timeout to give us such a delightful review from your recent stay at The Galle Face Hotel. We love hearing back from our guests as it gives us great insight into how we are doing as a team. In your case we're thrilled to receive all round great sentiments from your time at the property and that you were able to visit our in house museum during you time with us. We hope to see you on your next trip to city. Kind Regards, The Galle Face Hotel Social
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Very nice hotel by the Indian ocean. We stayed at the premier room with an angle view of the ocean. Breakfast was excellent with the full view of the ocean. Breakfast had traditional and western food items. Room was clean and spacious.
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Great location but an old style colonial setting was not to my liking. Wooden floors and thin walls mean you can hear everything in the rooms. Poor buffet breakfast.... If you asked for any of the deli meats from your waiter you would get 1 slice. Asking for porridge would take
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We had a very pleasant stay. The team is very helpful and friendly. We’d like to extend our thanks to Emmanuel from the concierge as well as and the entire spa team for their professionalism, their kindness and their dedication for helping us having the best experience in
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The Premier Ocean View Room at the Galle Face Hotel Colombo
I am not sure I’m sorry. They have a day spa but whether hairdressing is part of that, you’d have to ask. You could always get one to come to you if they don’t offer that service. They may even suggest someone, they’re very helpful to guests. Enjoy your stay there 😀
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Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you very much for considering Galle Face Hotel. We can indeed accommodate 2 adults and 2 children in our Premier Balcony room which also adds to the view. With regard to the Long Room, only adults are permitted. However free WiFi is available anywhere in the hotel so they will have no problem using their iPads. We have contacted you via inbox as well for further clarification. Thank you & regards, Galle Face Hotel Team
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Their breakfast buffet is one of the best .... great setting and ocean views too 😊
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Our superior rooms all had a degree of ocean views
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Hello Debbie, We serve breakfast at 6 am daily. We look forward to seeing you soon! Kind Regards, The GFH Social
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"Junior suites are large and spacious. Some rooms have great ocean views"
"With some of sea view rooms the long bar and buffet food was included"
"Essentially, all rooms are ocean view, but some have balconies."
"Although the building was old, but everything was clean and nice."
"Try to get a room with a view over the ocean .. get breakfast included in the package"
$135 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaWestern ProvinceColombo
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