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Galle Face Hotel Colombo

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our last stay in Colombo.. what a beautiful old hotel , rich in history. Make sure you have plenty of small notes for tips. The front of house reception could have been a lot more friendly.. smiling would be been a good start. We travelled right throughout Sri Lanka for our honeymoon. This last hotel was not our finest stay.

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Goole
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We spent 4 nights here and just loved the place and its old colonial feel. Great rooms, great service, great food ( especially breakfast!) and a great pool and lounge area opposite the sea! After touring the island, we came back for one more night and we were upgraded to a suite- just amazing!! A great place to relax and...

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Southport, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived at the Galle Face, we got the sense of an old world charm and luxury that stayed with us throughout our all too short stay. Located right on the beach yet in the centre of Colombo, this old building has been well maintained and carefully modernised to retain the best of its colonial origins yet...

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Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here a few times and enjoyed my stay every time. The building is very colonial and charming which immediately transports you to a nostalgic era. Staff are really friendly and warm, typical of people from lovely Sri Lanka. Food quality is very good and especially looked forward to every breakfast in the verandah. The pool is not fancy but...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed there just for an afternoon before taking our flight We had 2 meals and had rented a room The place is beautiful, the building is close to 200yrs old, fantastic location on the sea The food was actually quite good Big issue is the service : although staff is very nice, they are SUPER slow and inefficient. - The...

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

Thank you ever so much for taking valuable time to give us your thoughts from your stay at The Galle Face Hotel. Firstly, let me first take this opportunity to apologize for the shortcomings you experienced during your stay as this falls well short of the high standards we set for ourselves. The Galle Face Hotel team is usually rated...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose the title for this review as "not sure" to reflect how I felt about the place. I felt the room we had fell a bit short for what we paid and that was simply the size of the room. It was a bit small and certainly the view was very limited from a single window. So avoid room...

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us your honest and sincere feedback from your recent stay at The Galle Face Hotel. It is a shame to hear that your stay didn't stand out as it has done with many of our guest's over the years. However, we do value all our guests' thoughts, especially when it is put...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Super venue for city large hotel. Wish the hotel staff is more liberal thinking, i.e. out of the box. Friendly staff nevertheless. Great choice of food. Please concentre now quality as you got most of the categories right.

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

Thank you ever so much for choosing The Galle Face Hotel for your recent stay in Colombo. We are indeed blessed to have a location that is immensely picturesque and is centrally located to most of the must see destinations in Colombo. It's also great to hear your thoughts on our team members who do work tirelessly to create memorable...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't stay at the Galle Face but did watch the sun go down over the sea while enjoying their fabulous food and drink service, something not to be missed. Afterwards we inspected the hotels magnifi ent public rooms.

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

Thank you so much for taking the timeout to give us such a delightful review from your time at The Galle Face hotel. It's great to read that you had such a splendid experience with us. We appreciate the thoughts wonderful location we are blessed with and are glad to see you agree! We hope to have you stay with...

England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you don't stay here, you must go for a drink at least, just to take in the atmosphere and admire the décor. It's just like going back to colonial days. Overlooking the Indian Ocean, the hotel lies at the end of Galle Face Green where people relax and men and children play cricket and fly kites. It marks...

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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 timeout to review your recent experience with us. It's always a treat to hear guests appreciating the hotel and the nostalgic old world charm that was revived through a two year restoration of the north wing just under a two years ago. May we recommend a visit to the museum on your...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely great beachside hotel! High class standard on everything and good service. There is champagne for breakfast and the staff brought cake and the birthday song for my boyfriend who had a birthday! The price is also very good compared to what you get. Value for money and highly recommended! John & Anne

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

Thank you for taking the time to share such a delightful review from your experience with us. We are so pleased to hear that you and your significant other enjoyed your stay with us as much as you did. Our champagne breakfast has become a firm favorite amongst our loyal patrons and has drawn plaudits from all over the world....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
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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: ₹ 9,853 - ₹ 16,531 (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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“sea view are the best.”
ABDBtravels, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Just want to repeat that I can't comment on 'sleep quality' since I didn't actually stay.”
GraemeR41, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“A room with coastal view is best for sure.”
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Roshea, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Make sure the hot water is working. The door lock is working and that you get the room that you were expecting. The step up into the bathroom is quite high and a light is need to be left on at night to make sure there are no accidents. If you can slap with a light glowing this could be a problem.”
LibbyT196, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Sea facing room with balcony”
ChrisandJudy1000, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
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