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“ITS OK NOTHING EXCITING”
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Galadari Hotel
Ranked #29 of 51 Hotels in Colombo
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“ITS OK NOTHING EXCITING”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

for world cup of 20/20 we were there , after super 8 's last match of india - south africa, we checked in late night, didnt found the value of money at all we have paid 185 usd + for a room , for a night, next day check out at 2.00 noon, reception service, house keeping , all looks lf lazyness, need to improve a lot

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Yoqneam, Israel
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Me and my partner had 12 hours between flights. We arived after a long night flight, at 6am and got 2 rooms. My partner entered his room, and there was another man in the shower....
The reception said there is no other room (although we had a reservation), and then he got the living room of a suit, with a rolling bed...
My room was with 2 beds, but there was a very bad smell and the aircondishion was poor.
When we checked out they charged a full price for my partner's room....
We didn't expect a treatment like this from a 5 star hotel. They even didn't apologize, and told us that we were responsible, because we didn't complain enough when we got the rooms...

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Had to spend one night in Colombo on business while staying in Sri Lanka. A conference was arranged in the Galadari Hotel so we stayed there. We were greater very politely by the doorman but the reception was much less than warm and our experience elsewhere in Sri Lanka.

Trying to check in took ages and the staff appeared quite disgruntled. In fact an Indian gentleman next to us very politely asked a young female receptionist in an oversized jacket why she was being so rude.

The room was tatty, lamps on one side did not work and the electrical sockets appeared to be falling of the wall and looked quite dangerous. Food in the hotel was mediocre and weirdly ther are warnings not to take photographs from the windows for security reasons, apparently the President lives next door!

The only bright spot was that I asked a lady if I could stay a litle later in my room and she very kindly and politely said I did not need to check out until 3.00pm.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Dubai
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

After reading all the reviews here, I was absolutely dreading the stay at Galadari. We were a big family of 4 adults, a toddler and an infant. When we arrived at the hotel, the lounge was bustling with people because 8 teams of the women's T20 cricket were staying there. Plus there was a delegation from India and a wedding party there. But check-in was fairly quick. We got interconnected rooms but the AC in one room was not working. The staff fixed it but left some sharp objects behind which later hurt my husband's leg. The carpets were musty and the chair cushions were old and smelly. But the room had a good sea view so my daughter really enjoyed looking out. The location of the hotel is quite central meaning if you are going to Pettah market or other attractions, it's quite close by. Not a bad hotel to stay in if you are not too fussy

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Ghaziabad, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2012

This Hotel is centrally located and is right opposite to the old Sri Lankan Parliament House...extremely great view of both sea and the Parliament from the room where I stayed...
rooms are extremely spacious and staff is hospitable. I lost my gold chain during the stay and hotel management ensured they make me help relaxed and help me to find it (and yes, I found it).
The steam and sauna is fairly decent here...Food not really recommended...though loved idli, sambhar and dosa preparations along with desserts were good!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Hinsdale, Illinois
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

There are quite mixed reviews on the Galadari Hotel. Initially, when we checked in at 2:00 AM, we were given at absolutely horrible room! The room did not have a sea view. The carpet was old and stained. The next morning, we requested a room with a sea view on a high floor. It took to 4:00 in the afternoon, but the new room was lovely with a great view. The hotel has a number of restaurants that cater to the varied clientele that stays there. The hotel is an excellent location!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Ranchi, India
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

the galadari hotel is situated near the bank of ceylon and hilton hotel.the magnificent presidential secreteriate bldg is great,the sea beach and the waves fury are sure to capture your eyes.we enjoyed the cyprus food festival and dance troupe from cyprus entertained us

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Galadari Hotel
Address: 64 Lotus Road, Colombo 10732, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Luxury Hotel in Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Galadari Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 446
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Desirably located in the heart of Colombo’s the city center, Galadari Hotel excels in modern amenities sophistication and a stunning, unparalleled view of the Ocean...Step-in to be lost in cozy hideouts, pleasurable surroundings and the best of Sri Lankan hospitality... ... more   less 
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