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Galle Face Hotel Colombo

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is truly one of the best of the best in Asia. Rooms are perfect mix of authentic style with chic modern amenities ( bathroom and shower is spectacular ). My room had most amazing view and terrace overlooking the ocean. Crashing of the waves in distance was priceless. Restaurants were superb in quality and in service. Breakfast is... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Superb staff. Nice and clean place. Just the right place to stay with family. Courteous and polite people. Hotel's location is just right next to the sea which definitely enhances it's attraction. One of the oldest Hotels in Colombo with lot history to go with.

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

Thank you for visiting Galle Face hotel. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with the hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Yours sincerely, Antony G. Paton General Manager More 

Penang Island, Malaysia
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28 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had a fantastic experience in this hotel, from the room, breakfast, location to one of the most amazing delicious dinners in Sea-spray I have ever had. The ambiance is so on spot and they really got it right here - flowers, uniforms. Drinks on the veranda in the afternoon is a must - watching the waves roll. I cant... More 

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

Thank you for visiting The Galle Face Hotel and for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay and hope to see you back very soon. Yours sincerely, Antony G. Paton General Manager More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited here couple of weeks back. Nice location I'll give you that but noting more. Food is average and nothing much to talk about. Friendly staff but they do not pay attention to detail. But its a lovely location. Will I go there again? may be for a beer but not for the food.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your meal at The Sea Spray. Your comments have been well noted and our team has been made aware of them. We do hope to see you soon. Yours sincerely, Antony G. Paton General Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rooms good, staff friendly and obliging and good Sri Lankan food (no longer over-chillied). Fish restaurant good. Pool location above the sea unbeatable. Character and charm. Rooms overlooking the outdoor function area can be fun, we once saw three weddings a day there for three days in a row (wedding season, check) Some pieces of gym equipment awaiting repair. Suspect... More 

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

How wonderful to read your review! We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your experience at our hotel. You are correct in pointing out that we are going through a transition phase with our spa and gym facilities which will dramatically improve in the space of the next few months. Do please visit us soon. Yours sincerely, Antony G.... More 

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We didnt know what to expect when we booked our holiday in Sri Lanka. This hotel is great if you wish to stay in a hotel overlooking Indian ocean. The view is great. You can sit at the pool area, sipping cocktails and enjoying the view. Buffet breakfast and lunch are excellent, great selection of traditional food, seafood etc. We... More 

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

Thank you for leaving such pleasant comments from your experience at The Galle Face Hotel. We are so pleased that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us and do hope to see you in the near future. With regards to your comments on the spa, you'll be happy to know that we are in the process of changing... More 

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

This hotel has plenty of history as it dates back to the colonial times in 1864. The outside of the hotel is all European style, with a very luxurious lobby and recently renovated bedrooms. We stayed during the last night of our honeymoon trip to Sri Lanka and the hotel staff was very nice to us. As soon as we... 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 for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed the rich heritage the property boasts with over 150 years worth of history to discover. We do hope to have you back soon! Yours sincerely, Antony G. Paton General Manager More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was here for a couple of nights. A great short break. Hotel amazing and situation is great being beside the sea. Hotel has a lot of old charm about it and having looked at a few other hotels I saw it was the best. So glad I picked it. Service was great and staff very helpful and accommodating. Only wish... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback from your stay with us. We appreciate the time you've taken to give us such a lovely review and we hope to have you back at the Galle Face Hotel soon. Yours sincerely, Antony G. Paton General Manager More 

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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Have visited before some years ago and was really impressed with the quality of the renovation. The ambience of both the bars is fabulous - with stunning views of the ocean. Service was a bit spotty - one of 2 treadmill not working and no towels in the gym - but otherwise a really pleasant experience.

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

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Galle Face Hotel and taking the time to review your experience. We truly appreciate your feedback, it pleases us that you had such a great stay. You will be happy to know that we are currently looking at a complete overhaul of our gym which will be up and running in time... More 

Bethesda, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The room was large and great view of the Indian ocean. Food was spot on. Amenities perfect. Service was professionally and always with a smile. On my trip to Colombo July 2016. Many thanks to Ms. Deepika and the GM. LW-USA

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

Thank you for taking the time to write to us with your experience at The Galle Face Hotel. Not only was it an absolute pleasure to have you stay at the property as long as you did but it's great to see that you thoroughly enjoyed it as well! We hope to welcome you back soon. Yours sincerely, Antony G.... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • 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
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • 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: $150 - $246 (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
#4 Spa Hotel in Colombo
#6 Luxury Hotel in Colombo
#7 Family Hotel in Colombo
#8 Business Hotel in Colombo
#8 Romantic Hotel in Colombo
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