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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A fantastic hotel in every kind of way. Friendly and service minded staff, fantastic restaurants and location. Our stay took us back to the colonial times indeed. Would stay here again if ever back in Colombo again.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked this hotel for the last 2 nights of the Sri Lankan leg of our honeymoon because of its heritage charm and excellent reviews. Unfortunately, first impressions last. We remember it most for its snotty and unhelpful front desk staff. Perhaps he was unimpressed with our late night appearance from our long and tiring train ride back from Ella.... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a wonderful stay overnight and for the whole of the next day at the conclusion of our 15 day tour around Sri Lanka. We could not fault anything about this accommodation -a very large room with comfortable bed and an ocean view plus a spa bathroom. The buffet meals were excellent (dinner and breakfast the next morning. Staff... More 

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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 lovely review from your time at The Galle Face Hotel. We are so glad you had such a pleasant stay with us and are also overjoyed to read your comments on the cuisine which rest assured will be passed onto our culinary team who will be thrilled to... More 

Fairfax County, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Situated in a nice place with scenic Ocean view, it was a relaxing stay in the hotel. Surely will recommend to all to have the experience. Museum inside was an added attraction to learn about the country and the hotel.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your thoughts from your stay at The Galle Face Hotel. We always love hearing back from our guests and their lovely recommendations, yours in particular was a pleasure to read. It's also wonderful to read that you had the time to visit our museum that houses several artifacts from... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent in the Galle Face Hotel our last night and it was one of tops of our three weeks holiday in Srí Lanka. Hotel is very comfortable with colonial atmosphere. We had dinner in Sea Food Restaurant on the terrace above the ocean and it was an unforgettable experience.

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

Very many thanks for choosing The Galle Face Hotel for your recent visit to Colombo, we are so pleased that we could be your final impression from a three week vacation in Sri Lanka and hope to have made a lasting impact! It's great to read that you enjoyed your dinner at Sea Spray which has become one of the... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in Galle Face for the first 2 nights in Sri Lanka. It was excellent. The staff were so so lovely and helpful. The hotel itself was Idyllic, the location fabulous and the interior spectacular. We would absolutely stay there again should we visit. Make sure you dine in Sea Spray (restaurant as part of the hotel) you literally... More 

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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 write back to us with your feedback from your recent stay at The Galle Face Hotel. We truly appreciate all the lovely comments you've made during your stay especially with regards to the cuisine. Sea Spray in fact was opened earlier this year and has gone on to become one of... More 

Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

"Wow!" was how I felt when I was ushered through the grand entrance into the yet grander lobby of the Galle Face Hotel. This historically significant building with its seafront position was hugely impressive. Check-in was prompt and warm and a beautifully dressed guide took us to our room and introducing us to the amenities available to us at the... More 

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

Firstly, thank you ever so much for taking the time to write back to us with your feedback from your recent experience at The Galle Face Hotel. We truly value all our guest feedback, especially when it does leave some room for improvement as it helps us create better guest experiences in the future. Our team are renowned for being... More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved this hotel! In amongst the madness of Colombo it provides a tranquil oasis! The hotel has been around for many years, but is in immaculate condition and provides you with full 5 star service. The hotel management is proactive and helpful...we had a problem with out initial room (which was lovely) and the team reacted immediately and we... More 

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

Thank you for choosing The Galle Face Hotel for your most recent visit to Colombo, we're so glad to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed the entirety of your stay. It's always nice to read that our team who constantly strive to create more memorable guest experiences were able to assist in changing your room on request to ensure you had... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So happy to have stayed st this newly renovated hotel. Loved the breakfast location and the breakfast hoppers were the best we had on the island. Encourage visitors to enjoy the pool and sundowners on the lawn.

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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 time to write back to us with your thoughts from your recent experience at The Galle Face Hotel. We truly value your lovely recommendation and do agree with you that it truly is a fantastic location for sun-downers beside our saltwater pool. We hope to welcome you back soon. Yours Sincerely,... More 

Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here just for one night and were super lucky to enjoy an upgrade to one of their most beautiful rooms. So while the room we stayed in was absolutely amazing (Royal Thai Suite) I think I would have enjoyed a regular room too. The hotel is just stunning - beautifully maintained with some spectacular artwork inside. It's very... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your delightful feedback from your recent visit to The Galle Face Hotel. Firstly, we would like to clarify that that extra tax you had to pay may have been as a result of the VAT increase which was enforced in the last couple of weeks, we have taken on... More 

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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
About the property
  • 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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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • 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: $166 - $409 (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
#8 Romantic Hotel in Colombo
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“Why stay in a cookie cutter hotel when you can stay here?”
 of 5 bubbles sbrosk, 1 week ago | Read review
“choose a room facing the inner green and/or directly the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles 356sergejs, 1 week ago | Read review
“A room overlooking the seafront may be quieter.”
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“Room 1002 leads straight out onto the pool”
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“Room 108 has a great view of the ocean. Open the window and turn off the air conditioner and fan and listen to the water hit the shore.”
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