Let me say straight up, yes, the Galle Face Hotel is undergoing major renovations but the pricing does reflect the inconvenience. With regard to the ongoing rooms and services, we were reasonably happy. The room was spacious and well appointed, even though it was a little worn but I expect this wing will receive attention when the other is complete. I did have a problem with the bathroom as every time we used the shower, it resulted on water all over the floor and there was absolutely nothing we could do to avoid this – just bad design. The only other issue was the extra bed. As we were 3 people sharing, an extra bed was required everywhere but this was by far the worst. I don’t expect it to be like sleeping on air but I also don’t expect to feel like I’m sleeping on a concrete slab with the springs poking through. Two bad nights of sleep. The pool area is quite small and a little shabby but I would hope that it will be addressed in the next phase also. Staff are not overly proactive but they are friendly and the breakfast buffet is delightful. It will be interesting to revisit in a year or two.
- 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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