I have stayed here many times along with virtually all the other main hotels in Colombo at various times. This in my opinion is the best for several reasons. OK it isn't five stars but is a wonderful old building with heaps of history and old world charm. The location is excellent with one of the largest and ' swimmer friendly' pools in Colombo. The gardens are beautiful and there is no better place to enjoy a cocktail as the sun goes down than outside near the sea. The food I would say is very good and the outdoor seating option is superb. Always a lot of activity with daily weddings which add to the charm. Not perfect though with the two wings ( modern and old style) which have significant differences in the quality of the accommodation. The old rooms are very spacious and some sit over the main hall used for weddings and can be noisy at night. The new wing is superb. A few faults but I would not hesitate to stay here.
- 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
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