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Galle Face Hotel

Star Rating
5 out of 5

Information

Reviews

4.4 / 5Excellent
662 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Galle Face Beach
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Crescat Shopping Mall
    6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Nawaloka Hospital
    16 min walk
  • Airport
    Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.)
    29 min drive

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Book online or call:

1-800-238-0767
  • Superior Queen

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Superior Twin

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Landmark Queen

    Room Amenities

    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Premier Ocean View Twin

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Premier Ocean View King

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Junior Suite Twin

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Junior Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Premier Ocean Balcony King

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Premier Ocean Balcony Twin

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Premier Ocean Balcony Double

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Junior Suite Ocean View

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Scandinavian Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Commonwealth Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Ceylon Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Royal Dutch Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Royal Thai Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Presidential Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • King Emperor Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Empress Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Landmark Twin

    Room Amenities

    • Partial sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
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About this area

Colombo

Galle Face Hotel is located on the beach and in an area with good shopping. Shoppers can check out Pettah Market, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Galle Face Green and Galle Face Beach. National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka and Water World Lanka are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Galle Face Beach - 1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Crescat Shopping Mall - 6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Nawaloka Hospital - 16 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Colombo City Centre - 19 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Beira Lake - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Colombo Fort Station - 5 min drive
  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 29 min drive

Restaurants

  • 1864 Restaurant – Restaurant with a bar offering international cuisine. Serves dinner daily.
  • In On the Green – Pub offering international cuisine. Open daily.
  • The Poolside Bar – Beachfront bar offering international cuisine. Serves light fare daily.
  • King of the Mambo Cuban R – Beachfront restaurant offering seafood. Serves dinner daily.
  • Travellers' Bar – Ocean-view bar offering international cuisine. Serves light fare daily.

About this property

Galle Face Hotel

Catch some rays at the beach or spend the day relaxing at Galle Face Hotel's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 7 restaurants. All 156 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include minibars, premium bedding, and coffee makers.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2 PM - 2 PM
Late check-in subject to availability

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 15 for adults and USD 7.5 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

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Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10:30 AM: USD 15 for adults and USD 7.5 for children
  • 7 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Full-service spa
  • Health club
  • Outdoor pool
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • In-room child care (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center

Outdoors

  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Massages
  • Spa open daily

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

More

  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower/tub combination

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

More

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe

Nearby things to do

Where to eat

  • 1864 Restaurant – Restaurant with a bar offering international cuisine. Serves dinner daily.
  • In On the Green – Pub offering international cuisine. Open daily.
  • The Poolside Bar – Beachfront bar offering international cuisine. Serves light fare daily.
  • King of the Mambo Cuban R – Beachfront restaurant offering seafood. Serves dinner daily.
  • Travellers' Bar – Ocean-view bar offering international cuisine. Serves light fare daily.
4.4

Excellent

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
46
2 - Mediocre
18
1 - Poor
11
4.5
Cleanliness
4.5
Service and Staff
4.3
Amenities
4.3
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

This gem of a hotel made time-travel a reality. The Ceylon is the late 19th/early 20th century is captured here and within the hotel’s walls I was able to really relax and enjoy the climate, food and hospitality of the country. I only wish the owners of the hotel maintained more of the historic accuracy that would bring this property even closer to its full potential - authentic caned furniture instead of plastic imitations, pure linens instead of polyester, etc. I was lucky to get a room in the older part of the hotel that hasn’t been renovated. I absolutely LOVED my room and this wing of the hotel - beautiful brass window hardware, old wooden floors and wooden stairwells with a deep rich patina; the new renovation at the front of the hotel feels artificial and soulless compared to the old side. The pool was delightful, the food incredible, beds immaculate, laundry service superb. Only complaint would be the front desk staff. They made numerous mistakes over my stay, their managers apologized profusely and then, after I checked out and was en route to the airport, I get a call from the staff member who checked me out informing me that they had made an error with my bill. Other than the front desk, this place was wonderful.

Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

wonderful historic hotel, like the way it kept to reflect the past colonial era. Loved the musium and Prince philips car. Loved the beakfast

Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

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Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

3/5

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Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

3/5

Staff were exceptionally friendly, warm and welcoming. This has been a general theme in Sri Lanka. Location is very good, probably as picturesque as you can get in Colombo, and everywhere is really just a short tuk tuk away (uber works amazingly well). The grounds are perfect for relaxing and watching the sunset over the ocean and breakfast in the morning. All that being said, I do feel that the interior is a little tired. I appreciate the owners want to keep the historical authenticity, but this can still be done with a tasteful refresh.

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

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