Galle Face Hotel - Colombo

2 Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka  show map
 5 stars
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Galle Face Hotel - Colombo

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Table tennis

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

Overview

Overlooking the Indian Ocean, the excellent 5-star Galle Face Hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool, a nightclub and a sun terrace. Featuring traditional architecture, the hotel is opened since 1864.

The unique location near the beautiful white beach provides fast access to Khan Clock Tower and R. Premadasa Stadium as well as palm trees. The hotel is approximately 10 minutes' walk from Talangama Wetland, Galle Face Green and U.S. Embassy.

Galle Face Hotel is within about 10 minutes' walk of the center of Colombo. 30 minutes' drive from Bandaranayake airport.

Rooms

This property offers 150 elegant guestrooms complete with a trouser press, a minibar, a balcony, climate control and a private safe. Some rooms feature a spectacular view over the city. Bathrooms are fitted with bath sheets, a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat & Drink

The property offers an a la carte restaurant serving local cuisine. At the large garden bar guests will enjoy a selection of coffee and tea.

Services

There are car rentals available on site.

Relax

Treatment facilities feature reflex massage and steam baths. Such activities as squash and table tennis are also provided.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   150.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Private beach
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Table tennis
  • Squash

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Barbeque grills
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Ocean view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Twin bed
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Chaise lounges
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Fan/Extractor
  • In-room jacuzzi

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Hair dryer on request

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  12 pm

Check-Out

  • until  2 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Galle Face Hotel - Colombo Colombo location
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Hotel Address:

2 Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Get directions
City Center
  • Colombo
    900 m
Airports
  • Bandaranayake (CMB)
    29.3km
Restaurants
  • The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub (cuisine: German)
    80 m
  • Nihonbashi (cuisine: Japanese)
    200 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  2 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    150

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: 1 Super-King Size bed and 1 Double bed or Double Bed or 1 Twin bed
Size: 26m2
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    Premier Room
    Bed type: 1 Super-King Size bed and 1 Double bed or Double Bed or 1 Twin bed
    Size: 26m2
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      Standard Room
      Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double Bed
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        Triple Room
        Bed type: Triple
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        Triple Room

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        Junior Suite
        Bed type: Double Bed or 1 Twin bed or Queen Size bed
        Size: 37m2
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        • Bathtub
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        This double room features a cable TV, air conditioning and sea view.

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          Superior Double Room
          Bed type: Double Bed or 1 Super-King Size bed and 1 Single bed or 1 Single bed
          Size: 25m2
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            Bed type: Triple
            Size: 20m2
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              How to reach hotel

              hotel Galle Face Hotel - Colombo Colombo location
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              Hotel Address:

              2 Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Colombo
                900 m
              Airports
              • Bandaranayake (CMB)
                29.3km
              Restaurants
              • The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub (cuisine: German)
                80 m
              • Nihonbashi (cuisine: Japanese)
                200 m
              Hotel information
              • Check-In:
                from  12 pm
              • Check-Out:
                until  2 pm
              • Number of rooms:
                150

              Hotel Awards

              Sri LankanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedColomboGalle Face Hotel

              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
              Best Family Hotels in Sri Lanka

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              Galle Face Hotel Location

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              What's nearby

              Popular areas

              • City Center - 800 m

              Places of interest

              • Temple de la dent - 1.3km

              Amusement

              • Colombo City - 1.3km

              Local Attractions

              • Dewatagaha Mosque - 1.8km
                Lipton's Circus, Colombo
              • Law Courts of Hulftsdorp - 2.5km
                Hulftsdorp, Colombo
              • Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple - 4.3km
                Isipathanara Road, Colombo
              • Colombo National Museum - 2.4km
                Albert Crescent, Colombo
              • Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil - 3.9km
                Kotahena, Colombo

              Near the hotelNear the hotel

              • Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple - 1.3km
                61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo
              • Talangama Wetland - 1.4km
                Lake Road, Colombo
              • Zoological Gardens - 1.3km
                Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo
              • Gem Museum - 1.4km
                43 Ananda Coomaraswamy Mw (Green Path), Colombo

              Restaurants Nearby

              • The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub - 80 m

                Address: 11 Galleface Court 2
                Phone: 011 242 1577

                72% likes this, based on 142 reviews
                Cuisine: German
                Price Range: GBP 6 - GBP 23

              • Skky Bar - 230 m

                Address: 42 Sir M.M.M Mawatha

                50% likes this, based on 14 reviews
                Cuisine: Japanese

              • Chutneys - 360 m

                Address: 77, Galle Road
                Phone: 112497372

                72% likes this, based on 168 reviews
                Cuisine: Indian

              • Nihonbashi - 200 m

                Address: Galle Face Terrace
                Phone: 0094 112 323847

                61% likes this, based on 108 reviews
                Cuisine: Japanese

              • Navratna - 260 m

                Address: Taj Samudra, No. 25, Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo 03

                80% likes this, based on 54 reviews
                Cuisine: Indian

              Hotel information
              • Check-In:
                from  12 pm
              • Check-Out:
                until  2 pm
              • Number of rooms:
                150

              Hotel Awards

              Sri LankanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedColomboGalle Face Hotel

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              Galle Face Hotel Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Galle Face Hotel

              Individual guest reviews

              • Single
                8.2

                Relaxed style and comfort - pure class. Amazing and large room, with a sea view. Great spa bath in the room.

                If the windows were cleaner, I could enjoy the view more, but I guess the salty spray makes them dirty again pretty quickly.

              • Single
                7.4

                This is a lovely historic hotel and I'm glad I stayed - full of atmosphere and right next to the beach with the souind of crashing waves

                I was put in a room on the main road when I had asked for a quiet room. The staff kept assuring me this was temporary, and they would move me to a quiet room when available. I asked numerous times and each time got a different excuse. Finally, just before midnight I went again to reception and asked why I was not yet moved to a quiet room. Suddenly 1 turned up and I was moved. I did not like the "runaround" I was given.

              • Family with children
                5.4

                The hotel very old no maintain

              • Single
                5.8

                It's a very old hotel, since 1864, and it's fascinating to stay in such an old hotel, right on the sea shore.

                My room had a lot of problems due to lack of maintenance, the bathtub sometimes was becoming full of dirty water coming from the draining, and the personnel, who witnessed the problem, didn't offer me another room and even didn't come back to clean the bathtub. I was in the main wing and I've been told that the rooms in the other wing had been already renovated.

              • Older travelers
                9.6

                Fantastic location and the deluxe room.

              • Family with children
                8.0

                Charhing Rs 10 for 1 minute of WiFi

              • Single
                9.0

                Beautiful old building,with original character.

              • Group of friends
                7.0

                Colonial style building, excellent view, can hear the sea at night, spacious rooms and bathrooms, helpful staff in business center

                The hotel could be the best in the city considering magnificent colonial style and location. Unfortunately the management of the hotel does not consider the renovation which is absolutely necessary to begin. The walls, cellings, carpets need attention. Hotel has a very old feeling (but not in a pleasant way, just old things that need renovation).TV could be changed in the room. I believe Regency Wing should be much better.

              • Older travelers
                7.0

                It is an old hotel, maintained well. Within city, in beach,

              • Older travelers
                7.4

                Old-world charm; nice location

                The room in this new, Regency wing was fine. Beware, however, of the rooms in the old wing. They are badly maintained and need urgent renovation.

              • Older travelers
                8.2

                The location and the service

                I would think for the price free wifi like all the other hotels I stayed at in Sri lanka for half what it cost to stay at the Galle Face. The laundry was really expensive.

              • Older travelers
                4.2

                This hotel can be 3 stars only very dirty roos and bathroom having overflow and bad smillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

              • Couple
                5.8

                We spent one night at galle face hotel and found the room, which was on the newly renovated wing of the hotel, to be excellant. We arrived very early due to train times and were allowed to go to our room earlier than we were meant to. The initial service was excellant.

                As we were not flying home until the early hours of the following morning we agreed, when offered, to pay for another night in order to make the final few hours before going to the airport, more comfortable. We were told we would have to change rooms and that we would pay 3 dollars more than the on line price paid for the first night. The room we were moved to, which was in the old wing of the hotel, was of a much lower standard. We also received a call from reception asking what time we were leaving, having paid for a full night. My husband also became ill with sickness and diarrhea aprox 30 hrs after arriving at the hotel having spent 2 weeks in sri lanka, staying at 4 other hotels, with no stomach problems at all. Over all not happy with any of the service on the 2nd day which was in sharp contrast with the excellant service and room on the first day.

              • Group of friends
                5.0

                The lobby and exterior

                The rooms and bathrooms needs renovation, they are sold and stuffy

              • Single
                4.2

                Frant of sea

                Poor in the facilites and cleaning

              How to reach hotel

              hotel Galle Face Hotel - Colombo Colombo location
              Show big map »

              Hotel Address:

              2 Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Colombo
                900 m
              Airports
              • Bandaranayake (CMB)
                29.3km
              Restaurants
              • The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub (cuisine: German)
                80 m
              • Nihonbashi (cuisine: Japanese)
                200 m
              Hotel information
              • Check-In:
                from  12 pm
              • Check-Out:
                until  2 pm
              • Number of rooms:
                150

              Hotel Awards

              Sri LankanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedColomboGalle Face Hotel

              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
              Best Family Hotels in Sri Lanka

              Use Badge