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Galle Face Hotel Colombo

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melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 4 days ago NEW

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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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

large comfortable room, excellent service , restaurant with wide choice of local cuisine in front of the ocean with beautiful ocean view, surprising architecture and very relaxing atmosphere. I really enjoyed silence in the room and caring staff. You will be asked to give your credit card to give deposit for extras. It was the first time it happens during... 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 such delightful comments from your recent stay with us. We're so pleased to see that you enjoyed your time at the property and were impressed by our dedicated team. We hope to have you back with us soon! Yours sincerely, Antony G. Paton General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel pretty much has everything - location, service, incredible breakfast, fantastic martinis, great pool, lovely rooms and history. There are a number of luxury hotels under construction in Colombo, but this hotel will probably have more character than most, & I recommend it very highly indeed! It was the first place we stayed in Sri Lanka, and really set... 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, we're 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 

Singapore, Singapore
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything about this hotel having an old world charm and beautiful architecture is true. A place looks like a museum. Its photographs and displays are beaitifully curated. However, we had a few glitches on our first night. We checked into an ocean facing junior suite and we had a cockroach running across the floor. Housekeeping was also quite shoddy. 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 taking the time to give us your valuable feedback from your stay. We're so pleased that you enjoyed the old world charm that's brought out through the architecture and history of the property! We are however saddened to hear of your comments on the room and breakfast which we will have... More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We particularly enjoyed our stay here and experienced old colonial luxury at the oldest hotel in Columbo. They have a variety of restaurants to choose from (Sea Spray was superb) and a lovely verandah for food and drinks. The pool was also good with an impressive view out to sea with the waves coming right to the sea wall. Service... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review from your experience at The Galle Face Hotel. We are immensely pleased you enjoyed the cuisine at newly relaunched Sea Spray and the Verandah. We however disappointed to hear of your comments on the service as our team is usually highlighted throughout most of our guest feedback. We hope to see you in... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Amazing beach views in this historic colonial hotel. Old world charm with modern facilities. Afternoon tea is a "do not miss". Food served on the verandah and by the pool. Private access to the beach available. Gym could do with an upgrade, but then one can always run by the beach...

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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 taking the to write back to us with regards to your experience. We value all your comments on your stay at the hotel, you'll be pleased to know that we will be upgrading our gym facilities in the upcoming months. We hope to see you soon! Yours sincerely, Antony G. Paton... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went to Colombo but could only get one nigh reservation but we still took it in hope they may extend our bookings. That didn't happen but the rooms were old worldly but modern , super facilities and the service was divine. So personal they had a yes to every request. Breakfast was top quality with organic eggs and everything... 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, we're so pleased you enjoyed the overall experience. We do hope you'll be able stay with us longer on your next visit. Yours sincerely, Antony G. Paton General Manager More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have recently traveled through Sri Lanka and had one of the best hotel experiences that I have ever experienced. The Galle Face Hotel is an institution in Colombo and should be on the short list of every serious traveler. The staff are helpful, thoughtful, and just plain lovely. The rooms harken back to a different era of travel. They... 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 you comments from your experience at Galle Face Hotel. We truly value your recommendation on the property and are ever so pleased to read your thoughts on our dedicated team and the overall service. We hope to see you during your next visit to The Galle Face Hotel. Yours sincerely, Antony... 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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • 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: $143 - $326 (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 Romantic Hotel in Colombo
#8 Business Hotel in Colombo
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