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Galle Face Hotel Colombo

No. 2, Galle Road, Colombo Sri Lanka
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#16 of 103 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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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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VIP room facilities
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Ocean view
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Non-smoking rooms
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ychampathit wrote a review Oct 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka45 contributions4 helpful votes
We had our wedding at Galle Face Hotel. It was a day to mesmerize coloured with fabulous service provided by the staff. All the banquet office staff and F&B staff gave a great service. Food was delicious. We spent 2 days in the hotel until our homecoming. Service given was second to none.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: Beach view rooms on 3rd floor are fanatastic
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Peter M wrote a review Jan 2020
64 contributions13 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Over looking the ocean the ocean has all the grace and elegance of old world colonialism. Amazing colonial architecture, doorman in uniform....you can see how the two worlds of Sri Lanka came together. If your after a modern hotel then this may not be the place for you but the hotel has so much history to offer....oooh and the buffet breakfast is simply amazing...nice pool beside the ocean to cool off in after a day of site-seeing and pretty central to things. I like a modern hotel but the atmosphere here is really worth experiencing.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from PoornaSeneviratne, Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo
Responded Jan 13, 2020
Dear Peter, Thank you very much for your high rating and review. We appreciate you taking the time to highlight your experience at the property. We are delighted that the history, breakfast buffet and amenities at the properties made your stay interesting and made it an enjoyable stay. The team looks forward to seeing you back soon! Warm regards.
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Rochell C wrote a review Sep 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Me and my family was there for high tea. And that was the worst high tea in a Colombo hotel. The spread was not up to a proper high tea. Most of the food to be served hot was cold and not fresh. Even it was starting at 4.00 pm some of the food was only brought to the table after 4.30pm. Not organized at all. Not even a piece of proper cake. Truely disappointing. I think they need a proper executive chef.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Ashok K wrote a review Sep 2020
Mumbai, India4 contributions3 helpful votes
Me and My Family came for High Tea on 26 / 09 / 2020. There is not much selection on High Tea at least a nice cake to enjoy. Hotel management has to look for new Head Chef and New F & B manager to take care their Clients. High Tea Start at 4.00 and most of the food is not ready and the food they have offered can find in a normal cheap restaurant on road side. Most of the food are not worm and my Father in law told me their Chinese rolls are from Keels . Sorry to say we are not recommending your high tea to anyone .I will suggest general manager to visit Kingsbury high Tea .You have to check what your guest eating , we came from another country not to eat ......, Please take care of clients for more business in this covid situation.
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Date of stay: September 2020
oceanblueColombo wrote a review Sep 2020
colombo5 contributions
The lovely bar at the Galle Face Hotel now needs to be avoided in the aftwrnoon. Unless that is you love sitting in a near sauna. Cost cutting is understandable and itbus vest to close the bar than invite unsuspecting clientele to experience the uncomfortable ambience caused by AN ACUTELY UNDER PERFORMING AIR CONDITIONING system in the Bar. Staff are brilliant but admitbthat management cuts and dicktats mean the atmosphere is very hot clammy and YUK. TRY THE CINNAMON GRAND Cheers pub. Experience the change.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
$131 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaWestern ProvinceColombo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Galle Face Hotel Colombo
Which popular attractions are close to Galle Face Hotel Colombo?
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 Colombo?
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 Colombo?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Galle Face Hotel Colombo?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Galle Face Hotel Colombo?
Conveniently located restaurants include King of the Mambo, Nuga Gama, and Tao.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Galle Face Hotel Colombo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a sauna, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does Galle Face Hotel Colombo have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Galle Face Hotel Colombo offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Galle Face Hotel Colombo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Galle Face Hotel Colombo 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 Colombo?
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 Colombo have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.