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Galle Face Hotel Colombo

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Outstanding hotel. Location could not be better. Situated on the waterfront with an amazing outdoor bar by the pool, overlooking the sea. Rooms are huge and very comfortable. Had an issue one night with noise late at night due to a wedding function at the hotel. Situation was rectified immediately with hotel relocating us to a suite. Very friendly and...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A friend and I (backpackers) were staying at a hostel elsewhere in the city and ventured into the Galle Face Hotel for a possible drink or two at their bar. We ended up staying 5 hours sitting and chatting at a gorgeous waterfront patio overlooking the Indian Ocean and watching the sunset. Our waiter Asanga was fantastic! We drank through...

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Deni D, General Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to give us such a great review and rating from your time at The Galle Face Hotel. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed time at the pool bar which is probably one of the best locations in the city to enjoy a drink while enjoying the sunset. We will...

Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Staff very friendly . The room is ok but the furnishings a little dated and the room is not the sort of place you feel like hanging around . The bathroom is spacious and practical. Breakfast buffet is good quality and a good variety. Dare I say the room is overpriced.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed in the old wing - huge room and old world character. It was quiet. We stayed 2 nights in order to have a walking tour of the city and a little bit of rest and relaxation. Breakfast was delicious and entertaining with a novel way to scare off birds - a sling shot toting gardener. Worth having a...

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Deni D, General Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time out to give us such a pleasant review from your recent experience at The Galle Face Hotel. The property itself does resonate genuine old world charm that was enhanced by the refurbishment completed in October 2015 and appreciate your recommendations of the library. We hope to welcome you back in the near future! Your...

Abuja, Nigeria
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Location: great views of the sea at all times of day, but ideal for breakfast and sunset. But much of the hotel is along the Galle Road so is quite noisy Staffing: confusion over our booking but then they upgraded us which was great. Very helpful. Food: amazing breakfast buffet. Expensive food and cocktails outside of that - and that...

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Hove, UK
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I spent my last night in Sri Lanka here. This lovely old lady is in great shape. My room was large enough and well equipped, including a free mini bar (no alcohol, but local sweets), and luscious bath condiments. I had a spacious balcony over looking Galle Face Green. On the other side of the hotel is a large garden...

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Two night stay at the end of our holiday. The hotel is steeped in history and its great to see it's managed this really well. Everything about the hotel is five star. It lacks nothing. Having been fortunate to have stayed at a few of the hotels in this part of Colombo have to say this stands head and shoulders...

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Deni D, General Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a delightful review from your time at The Galle Face hotel. It does appear that you thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us which is great to read. We thank you for your lovely words and look forward to welcoming back you in 2019! Yours Sincerely,...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Like the E&O in Georgetown, Penang, this hotel trades off its colonial history and has been renovated fairly recently. We stayed 3 nights at the end of our 3+ weeks tour of Sri Lanka. It was certainly the pick of the hotels we stayed at. I enjoyed the fact that we could open the window in our room and use...

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Florida
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Location It's right on the water next to an enormous park where the public comes to watch the sunset. It's in downtown. Entry Bellmen and doormen were right on top of everything. A host greets you and asks you to sit while she goes to the front desk to check you go in. Meanwhile you are served a drink. My...

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Croydon, Surrey
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Born in the UK but with Sri Lankan heritage and very proud of it, I wanted to show my husband and daughter why we all rave about SL. Having spent months fine tuning our itinerary, I chose GF over Cinnamon Grand for the historic charm for the start of our holiday. What a tragic mistake. Drinks were watered by the...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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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
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
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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: $154 - $349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Galle Face Hotel Colombo 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
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“ask for room away from function centre”
 of 5 bubbles Robert_I_Australia, 2 days ago | Read review
“Ask for a room that is not overlooking the Galle Road or Galle Face Green - these will be noisy. There are plenty looking out over the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles NigelH254, 3 days ago | Read review
“A room with balcony facing the pool”
 of 5 bubbles doctorj42, 3 days ago | Read review
“Ask for sea facing room”
 of 5 bubbles MandM5960, 4 days ago | Read review
“ask for a room with a view”
 of 5 bubbles angmohgao, 5 days ago | Read review
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