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Galle Face Hotel Colombo

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06/11/2017 06/12/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
$156*
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Reviewed May 8, 2016

We stayed at the Galle Face for 5 nights. There are other fine hotels in Colombo but this is the only one one the water's edge. Everyone goes out of their way to make sure you have whatever you need to feel comfortable. Spacious rooms, quiet hallways, a selection of restaurants all serving equally delicious food, and wonderful spots to...

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

It is such a delight to read your review. Thank you very much for visiting the Galle Face Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Yours sincerely, Antony G. Paton General Manager

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed May 8, 2016

Today is Mother's day and my son booked us a lunch at the hotel restaurant over looking the ocean. The staff are just amazingly courteous and helpful. They always come around and clear the plates or offer more beverages. It was a little hot today and the fans didn't help much being so high up on the ceiling not getting...

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Reviewed May 7, 2016

We had read great reviews about having sundowners at Chequerboard and visited to experience a wonderful sunset with the added attraction of the piper at sunset whilst the flag was lowered - redolent of a bygone era! The Travellers Bar is also fascinating and the hotel overall was first rate

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

Thank you very much for your review and for visiting the Galle Face Hotel. We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your experience at our hotel. Do visit us again for a much longer stay! Yours sincerely, Antony G. Paton General Manager

Reviewed May 7, 2016

I stayed at the Galle Face in 2003. it was quite simply the most charming and comfortable hotel I have stayed ever at - with good food and a wonderful location. Royalty, Prime Ministers and stars have all stayed here and so they should. Probably there are many who would not appreciate its charms - are there still squirrels running...

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

It is so lovely to read your review. Thank you very much! The hotel has gone through a major restoration project since your last visit to restore its original grandeur. The squirrels however have been quite resilient and are still braving the steps of the Verandah to the delight of most of our guests. Do visit us again soon and...

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Reviewed May 6, 2016

What a fantastic place to have a "sunset" drink in a recently renovated colonial hotel! This really was a great early evening experience, get there before sunset so that you can get a decent seat and table on the terrace and watch the flag being brought in from the central flag pole.....along with the bagpipe being played!! The service was...

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

How lovely to read your review! Thank you very much. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel soon! Yours sincerely, Antony G. Paton General Manager

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

The hotel is simply brilliant. We recommend it because it is rich in history and because it is totally well priced. Great service, pristeenly preserved old grandeur and positioned next to the beautifully-lit-at-night wild crashing waves. The hotel has so much to say and share that you can also book a historical hotel tour. It also has its own museum....

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

How lovely to read your review. Thank you very much! Do visit us again. Yours sincerely, Antony G. Paton General Manager

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed May 6, 2016

This is a beautiful open and airy verandah to relax and sip a drink, snack or even have a full meal and to listen to the waves or watch the sunset. The drinks come quite fast but the food takes awhile and is cold when it arrives. This is connected or rather serviced by the Lobby Bar which is a...

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

Thank you for your review and for visiting the Galle Face Hotel. We hope to see you at our hotel once again. Yours sincerely, Antony G. Paton General Manager

New Delhi, India
Reviewed May 6, 2016

We stayed at Galle Face Hotel for 2 nights and it was a wonderful experience. We were upgraded to a junior suite which was spacious and beautiful. The hotel has been wonderfully restored and its a real joy to walk through its historic corridors. The salt water pool, the deck and the seaside restaurant were added treats. Service was polite...

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

Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel. Your comment regarding the breakfast buffet was well noted. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Galle Face Hotel once again. Yours sincerely, Antony G. Paton General Manager

The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed May 5, 2016

The hotel has been renovated recently. So everything looks good and clean and works. There is a Sri Lakan sunset-ceremony with scottish pipes. A bit weird but nice to see for once. Fast wifi, no password. Very nice veranda for having a drink with sunset. You can borrow a binocular at the reception. At the veranda we had some snacks...

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

How lovely to read your review. Thank you very much for visiting the Galle Face Hotel! We are delighted to read about your experience. Do visit us again! Yours sincerely, Antony G. Paton General Manager

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Reviewed May 5, 2016

We had a fantastic stay here, service was impeccable. We were first put in a standard room that we had booked but it was very noisy, when we asked to be moved to a quieter room we were upgraded to a suite! It was beautiful and Mohammed the duty manager was so helpful. It was the best end to our...

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

Thank you for your lovely review! Your comment regarding Mr. Siddique, our Lobby Manager has been shared with our team. We look forward to your next visit! Yours sincerely, Antony G. Paton General Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Minibar
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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: $152 - $250 (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
#2 Spa Hotel in Colombo
#4 Luxury Hotel in Colombo
#7 Family Hotel in Colombo
#8 Romantic Hotel in Colombo
#8 Business Hotel in Colombo
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“Sea View of course”
MarthaMaryB, 3 days ago | Read review
“Go for luxury room”
binmahmood, 6 days ago | Read review
“Do not book a 'superior' style room if you are expecting a good standard.”
Mary-53-2004, 1 week ago | Read review
“The older wing is quieter (cheaper rooms, too). Ask if your room will hear function music (usually quiet after 11:30 pm anyway).”
nagaf2015, 1 week ago | Read review
“Ocean facing rooms”
eton1970, 1 week ago | Read review
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