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Galle Face Hotel Colombo

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were only here for one night and upgraded to a suit! Location overlooking the sea lovely. Good pool and other facilities you would expect from top of the range hotel. Staff brilliant and very helpful. Room spotless. Food outstanding both in the choice and quality of cooking. If you are visiting Colombo spoil yourself here.

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Deni D, General Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to give us a perfect rating and review! We value the feedback that we receive from all our guests and yours was an absolute pleasure to read, especially on the location that we are blessed with. May we recommend the flag lowering ceremony on your next visit? The tradition is carried out at sunset...

Worcestershire
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a very brief visit to this hotel on 1st February. The room was old world but updated to the current standards. The setting was beautiful - unfortunately we were not able to take advantage of all the facilities due to lack of time. Breakfast was exceptional - nothing to cause any negative comments

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Deni D, General Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to give us the perfect rating and review. We truly appreciate the lovely comments you've left us, your thoughts on the location we're blessed with made for great reading. We hope to have you back with us on a longer stay the next time you are in Colombo Yours Sincerely, Deni...

Franklin, Tennessee
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It isn't that the rooms are spectacular or "cushy" - they are elegant but not indulgent. It is the sum total of everything experienced at the Galle Face Hotel that makes the experience memorable. From the exquisite location to the historic architecture; from the flawless attention of staff to the elegance of every dining experience; from check-in to check-out, a...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Travelled on Jan'Feb'16 . All good, just that the Indian crowd will miss home food in their(hotel) buffet at Verandah. Got nice big room, facing the entrance and the beach. Mubarak, Jagdeesh and Richard - Very Very helpful and polite.

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Deni D, General Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a wonderful review from your time at The Galle Face hotel. It's great to hear that you had splendid time at the property and enjoyed your room. Rest assured, I will pass on your sentiments to Mubarak and Richard who will be happy to hear from you! We...

Rugby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The bottom line, a ready fine hotel with good food, good service, spacious rooms, giving a taste of the colonial past, but way up to date This building has been tastefully restored, and the feeling of old values of style,service, and taste preserved but not pretentious The food is good, the Seaspray restaurant exceptional, and reasonable The staff attentive, always...

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North Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful hotel, service was fantastic, food was totally brilliant, location central to all city needs. if you wish to be transported back to 'old fashion service', where your needs and whims are catered for, then come and experience this hotel !!

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Deni D, General Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your valuable comments from your recent stay at The Galle Face Hotel. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the entire experience with us, we're especially happy to read your comments on the location which is not just central but is one of the best spots in...

Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Spent our first night in Sri Lanka here and loved it. Upgraded to a huge suite which was very nicely appointed. Dinner at the Seaspray Restaurant overlooking the ocean, really good barramundi. Then cocktails at the hotel 'pub' In on the Green where there was also live music. Stored our luggage the next morning while we went seeing the sights...

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Deni D, General Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us, we're so pleased you had such memorable experience at the hotel and that we could be your first impression of Sri Lanka. It's also great to read that you enjoyed both In...On The Green and Sea Spray, the latter is now looking at a launch of a...

brighton
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

check in was no worries after a very long flight rooms ultra clean breakfast fantastic inc complementary proseco best part watching hotel staff with catapults shoo of the black birds without hurting them as they try and pinch your homemade croissant at breakfast the pool nice service very quick beautiful view of sea the service they provide the above and...

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Deni D, General Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The Galle Face Hotel for your recent visit to Colombo, we're so glad to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed the entirety of your stay. Our culinary team are among some of the most dedicated in our team, creating unique guest experiences which makes it all the more satisfying to hear your comments on the cuisine you...

Vlierden, The Netherlands
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We have been staying in the Galle Face for 2 nights before our Sri Lanka tour. It is à beautifull hotel which breathes history. Nice pool, several nice restaurants, superb location at the seafront. The only thing you have to check is to which room you are booked because there is quite a difference als we learned. First room we...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We made a quick pitstop on the way to the airport so didn't have enough time to really enjoy the place. We had high tea with a view of the seafront & the sun setting, against the sounds of acoustic guitars playing in the background. It was lovely. Iced coffee was a bit too milky & sweet for me, but...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: RM677 - RM1,502 (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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“second floor, had sea views and on to the green....beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles barbara667, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Stay in the South Wing if there's a wedding during your stay. The noice heard in the rooms above or near the hotel wedding room is unbearable.”
 of 5 bubbles stevebuick, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“rooms on the back of the hotel with sea view avoid the noise from the road.”
 of 5 bubbles JULIEh638, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Do not stay at this hotel The week leading to Idependence day, no sleep well when tanks are moving around outside your window at 2am”
 of 5 bubbles Frecklesdog, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean views are the best”
 of 5 bubbles corinnet861, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
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