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Galle Face Hotel Colombo

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Abuja, Abuja Capital Territory, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whenever we go to Sri Lanka we always go to this hotel to have dinner since it is an iconic place in Colombo more pleasingly high tea with sea breeze at the all day dining restaurant. staffs are very pleasant and helpful as always.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything was perfect. Staff were amazing at taking care of everything very helpful. Food was perfect. breath taking views,gym,swimming pool, spa amazing stay. excellent price. rooms very spacious and modern with high class, will be back.

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to this place twice during our stay. It's a lovely place to have a drink to have a drink at sunset. Service is excellent and prices are reasonable. This place is a must for any visitor to Colombo.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

it is a place with history and the best location at the water front you can have in Colombo. the rooms are large and comfortable with some element of old stile i.e. metal keys (no cards)... breakfast was ok but less variety than i expected

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GFH R, 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 at The Galle Face Hotel, we truly appreciate your largely positive comments. We do tend to normally get great feedback from our international breakfast buffet which is why we would like to hear back from you with any recommendations you may have to... More 

San Francisco, California
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Started our holiday at this hotel - it sets an enviable standard. High ceilings and a feeling of space. Oozes history. Try to book a room on the ocean side to enjoy the amazing views. Ideal location with a wonderful ambience. Perfect setting for sundowners with a gentle ocean breeze. Beautiful pool. Impeccable service and the best breakfast. Try the... More 

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

We are delighted to hear of your experience at the Galle Face Hotel and thank you for the wonderful review. Your comments on the property and our salt water pool were a pleasure to read, we're pleased you enjoyed the bars in as well. You're quite right in recommending the hoppers for breakfast which is one of Sri Lanka's most... More 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great colonial hotel with historical credentials, but which has kept up to date with modern standards of comfort and service. Its location is perfect by Galle Green and you must walk around here at night taking in all the activities, food stalls and kite flying. The views of the ocean are superb, crashing waves and fabulous sunsets. A room... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here at the end of a 3 week trip to Sri Lanka, the hotel was in a beautiful location on the waterfront, right next to Galle face green, I loved the traditions such as the bagpiper and the lowering of the flag at sunset. The breakfast was out of this world! Definately best breakfast buffet I've ever seen,... More 

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

Many thanks for choosing The Galle Face Hotel for your recent stay in Colombo, we're glad we could be your final impression of Sri Lanka and are pleased that we could make it memorable. The lowering of the flag does take place every evening at sunset and is to us a subtle nod to the history of the hotel, we... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent a week in mid September at Galleface Hotel on a business trip to Colombo. Usually stay at the Hilton but was fed up with the never ending renovations there (almost three years). Found the location of Galleface to be very convenient and although near the centre of town it did not feel crowded in because of the galleface green... More 

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

Thank you ever so much for choosing The Galle Face Hotel for your recent visit to Colombo, you're quite right in pointing out the wonderful location we are blessed with. It's an absolute pleasure to read your other points on the property, especially those on our dedicated team who rest assured will be made aware of your lovely comments. We're... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

very nice hotel. beautiful pool.very kind staff. stay here if you can or visit for a meal if you can't. great views over the ocean. quite expensive with meals etc but lots of choice. amazing filling breakfast. free upgrade in the rooms as well. nice new block

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

We are delighted to hear of your experience at the Galle Face Hotel and thank you for the wonderful review. Your comments on the property and our dedicated team were a pleasure to read, many thanks for also bringing up our pool which is the only salt water pool in Colombo. We hope to see you soon! Kind Regards, The... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the first time we came and all the subsequent visits since the hotel always has a great ambience and the staff very welcoming. The old hotel charm is very much still present. Management and Staff very helpful and accomodating to requests. Always look forward to our return to the Galle Face Hotel

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GFH R, 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! Kind Regards, The Galle Face Hotel Team More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • 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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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Minibar
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  • Airport Transportation
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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: $147 - $222 (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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#5 Luxury Hotel in Colombo
#7 Family Hotel in Colombo
#8 Romantic Hotel in Colombo
#8 Business Hotel in Colombo
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