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Galle Face Hotel Colombo

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We only stayed in the Galle Face Hotel for one night but we had a lovely stay there. The hotel itself exudes old world colonial style, with large bedrooms and a beautiful reception hall. We didnt try the pool but we had a relaxing drink in the outside bar - very tastefully decorated and could watch the world go by.... More 

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Cartagena, Colombia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I only went to the hotel for drinks because I admire great monuments of colonial architecture in Asia:: that Galle Face delivers. However, if you expect the style of Mount Lavinia, or further Raffles in Singapore or Oriental in Bangkok, you will be dispapointed-

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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went in the evening for a drink with my wife and it was really fantastic with the sound of the waves, the sunset etc. The person who served us our drinks made our time there extremely enjoyable by cracking jokes, talking to us etc. He made us feel really at home. His name was Asanka. So thank you Asanka... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at Galle Face Hotel. We're so pleased to hear you had such an amazing evening with us, we are truly blessed with one of the best locations for the sunset. It's also great to hear your comments on Asanka, which he will be made aware of. We... More 

london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

lovely colonial hotel, our room had seaview, very clean, bathroom was luxurious and loved the spacious walk in shower! the mini bar only had non-alcoholic drinks but they are complimentary. we were given a late check out which was great appreciated as our flight was not until late that evening. the breakfast and also the buffet dinner in the restaurant... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your wonderful comments from your recent stay with us. It's great to read that enjoyed every aspect of your experience which includes the history of the hotel, you quite rightly brought up the flag lowering ceremony which is a nod to the rich heritage of the property and takes place every... More 

Mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A nice boutique hotel with old world charm. The breakfast is well laid out and bar next to the sea by the pool has got a lovely view. People are nice and always wanting to help. You must go for the experimence.

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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 review your experience at The Galle Face Hotel. It's great to see you enjoyed your time with us, we agree that the property does have an nostalgic old world charm with over 150 years worth which is unique to Colombo. We do hope to see you in the very near... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A big selection at the buffet including Ceylonese, Asian, Western. We selected Ceylonese curries and breads only. Also mainly tried Sri Lankan desserts. Everything was very good. A bit pricey, but was great being able to try the different sorts of curries and also experience the world famous Galle Face Hotel atmosphere. Staff were very friendly and made us feel... More 

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

Thank you so much for choosing the Galle Face Hotel and taking the time to give us your feedback. We're glad to read that you enjoyed the buffet at the Verandah which is growing in popularity in Colombo, not just for the view and ambiance but also credited to the array of international cuisine available. We do hope to have... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ended our Sri Lankan trip at the iconic Galle Face hotel and unfortunately only stayed for one night. We arrived into Colombo on New Year's Eve and the city was very quiet so we were happy to just laze about the hotel. It was a beautiful colonial hotel and we could see why it was so popular. The rooms... More 

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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 out to review your experience at Galle Face Hotel. Your comments make for great reading, we're always pleased to hear such pleasant experiences at the property. We are glad we could be your final impression of Sri Lanka and do hope you will be able to stay longer on your next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous last night in Sri Lanka, wonderful old colonial hotel. The staff cannot do enough for you, beautiful location and views to die for. Cocktails and fish for supper are highly recommended! Luxury honeymoon location.

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

Many thanks for taking the time to write back to us with such a great review from your experience. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with and do hope you continue to patronize the Galle Face Hotel. Kind Regards, The Galle Face Hotel Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our time at the Galle Face hotel. A beautiful old building with recently upgraded facilities. Beautifully situated next to the sea it was lovely to lie by the pool and dine near. The food was exceptional. I throughly recommend this little piece of history.

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

Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. We truly appreciate your lovely comments on the cuisine and your lovely recommendation. We hope to see you on your next visit to Colombo. Kind Regards, The Galle Face Hotel Team More 

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7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked on booking.com and got a nasty surprise when there was a nearly 30% uplift in price with various additional taxes and service charges. Not a great start. Room basic but fine, although had a locked door to another room and I could hear everything going on next door. Hotel was not nearly full, so I don't understand why they... 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 on your recent visit to Colombo. It's great to read your comments on the property itself and that of the dedication of our staff. You are also quite right in pointing out that we are indeed fortunate enough to have one of the best locations to watch the sunset.... 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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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Minibar
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • 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: $145 - $218 (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
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#5 Luxury Hotel in Colombo
#7 Family Hotel in Colombo
#8 Business Hotel in Colombo
#8 Romantic Hotel in Colombo
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