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“Average amenities with very low value for money”
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Galadari Hotel
Ranked #29 of 51 Hotels in Colombo
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“Average amenities with very low value for money”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

We stayed at the hotel for 4 nights in December 2012. The hotel draws you in with a well maintained lobby but the rooms are a far cry from what you would expect for the room rate. The room we stayed at had poor fixtures and poor drainage. In our first room the central light control did not function properly and the entrance light did not work altogether. We had to call maintenance to fix it. We also took another room during the same stay and experienced the same - poorly maintained rooms. In the second room, the shower drain stopper was hanging loose altogether. For the price paid, this hotel is not worth the money. Please reconsider your stay at this hotel.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Anjula K, Marketing Specialist at Galadari Hotel, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
It is very concerning reading your comments. We truly extend our apologies for the inconvenience and shortfalls you experienced during your stay. Your feedback is very important and draws attention to a number of areas. Would you please contact me directly to discuss this further. Look forward to hearing from you soon.
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Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is located opposite the sea shore and you get a beautiful view if you are staying in an ocean facing room. Rooms/furniture/fixtures are outdated so dont expect too much out of this hotel. Barring that, reception area, dining, swimming pool, health club & other options make up for the outdated rooms. My family had a nice time and having some Indian dishes on the menu was an icing on the cake. Overall good value for money, but if i go to colombo again i might try other options nearby.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

The Galadari Hotel in Colombo is a good 5 star Hotel in the Heart of the city of Colombo.
The Breakfast and Lunch Buffets provide a wide range of oriental and western dishes.You may take a walk on the Galle face promenade but be careful of strangers who would offer to take you to Gem stores etc.,.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Anjula K, Marketing Specialist at Galadari Hotel, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Such a pleasant review, thank you Tilakfer. The walk down Galle Face is a very popular activity among our guests. We are in an ideal location; a short stroll should take you to some of the fantastic places in and around the block. There is so much to do and see and most importantly we are glad you enjoyed the spread. We look forward to your return.
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

Stayed in Oct 2011 (yes, this is a long overdue review!).

Good business hotel, if you can look beyond the 80s feel to the whole place. The decor from the lobby to the rooms are a little dated and can't beat the more modern Hilton hotel next door, but meets all requirements for a simple, comfortable stay! Rooms are spacious, beds are comfortable, free internet is a plus, and the view, oh my! We got a room facing the front of the hotel and awoke to amazing views of the coast and Indian Ocean. Simply lovely! Breakfast was a good spread of local and international dishes so there is something for everyone. Food was quite good too! What also stands out was the level of service - genuine smiles from the friendly staff sure makes a more pleasant stay! We popped by to the Hilton next door and did not feel the same level of service from their staff, so keep it up Galadari!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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Anjula K, Marketing Specialist at Galadari Hotel, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Great review! So it appears that Hilton’s the one to beat in terms of the decor. Appreciate the honest feedback. Our Rooms, Restaurants, Service, and everything in between is just designed and engineered to make you feel great and it’s just absolutely beautiful to read through your experience. This is great endorsement on our service. Thank you.
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Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

I had a change to stay at Galadari Hotel in colombo during 6th World Carrom Championship for about 4-5 days. Overall it is a nice place. Good service, classic style furniture. I was staying in a sea view room and the staff was very friendly as well. The pool and gym area was cozy as well as the pool table in the pub had pretty straight forward rules set. All in all it was a good stay but there was something missing that a five star shall have. I can not pin point it but I think the location and everything else just covers it for them.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

We stayed in this hotel in 2010 which was long time ago but i would like to share me experience. I'd rate that hotel as excellent because of that nice breakfast, it was really lovely. I remember that i didn't plan to wake up early to have breakfast but when my boyfriend came to the room and called me to come i realised that i shouldnt miss it. the breakfast area was very beautifull and large and i was surprised with so huge variety of food. as for the room we had two-room apartment and with the sea-side view on the last floor. it was so romantic. the rooms need some kind of refreshment, but still is good value for money. i suggest this hotel for others!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank natik k
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Anjula K, Marketing Specialist at Galadari Hotel, responded to this review, December 16, 2012
Reading this is just great. Thank you Natik. These comments are very encouraging indeed, from the food to the view to the romantic experience. We are absolutely happy about making it memorable and rest assured we will uphold our promise at all times.
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Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

service was good.except the furnitures were a bit old for a 5-star hotel.we stayed at the sea view room,which was awesome.there's a small 'no photo/video taking' sign stick on the window,which was pretty disturbing.anyway, staffs were really friendly and helpful.love the galle face walk which is located right in front of the hotel so much.hope to come here again in the future.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Anjula K, Marketing Specialist at Galadari Hotel, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Lovely feedback, thanks Sessyjay. It’s a pleasure to be appreciated for the service and we’re glad you enjoyed the sea view front. An absolutely beautiful view all our guests rave about all the time. Now, I’m not sure what to say though about the sign mounted on the window on the backdrop of security concerns raised by Government Officials. On the furniture front, we will channel your comment to the Board and relevant Stakeholders for appropriate action.
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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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