Galle Face Hotel - Colombo

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

Galle Face Hotel is situated next to beautiful white beaches and features a veranda, a nightclub and a beauty salon. The refined hotel, built in 1864, is renowned for its innovative architecture.

Just 1 km from the center of Colombo known for Crescat Boulevard, Galle Face Green and U.S. Embassy. There are a stadium, restaurants and bars in the area.

Khan Clock Tower is 2.2 km of the property, while R. Premadasa Stadium is around 3.5 km away.

Bandaranayake airport can be reached in 30 minutes by car from Galle Face Hotel.

Rooms

There are 82 comfortable rooms fitted with a writing table, climate control, a private balcony, wireless internet and cable TV. Some rooms overlook the garden. The rooms feature a traditional interior.

Eat & Drink

A fine selection of local dishes is served at the 24-hour restaurant. Guests can try cool drinks in the poolside bar. Serving a wide assortment of dishes, The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub and Nihonbashi are about 50 meters from the property.

Services

There are a luggage storage, a designated area for smoking and a barber shop at guests' disposal.

Relax

Guests will appreciate massage, aromatherapy and facials offered at the hotel. On-site fitness facilities include a fitness centre and a gym.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   82.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • No pets allowed
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Private beach
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Table tennis
  • Squash

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Ocean view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • In-room jacuzzi
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Chaise lounges
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Room toiletries

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet 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

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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)
    29.3 km
Train Stations
  • Slave Island Railway Station
    500 m
  • Maradana Railway Station
    2.3 km
Restaurants
  • The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub (cuisine: German)
    20 m
  • Nihonbashi (cuisine: Japanese)
    140 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  2 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    82

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Rooms and availability

Galle Face Hotel photos Room
Landmark Room
  • Room size:

    26 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Super King-size bed and 1 Double bed, 1 Queen-size bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Internet television
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
Room Description:

Standard|Landmark Room (1 Queen Bed )

Premium Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Galle Face Hotel photos Room
Premier Room
Ocean view
  • Room size:

    26 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Super King-size bed and 1 Double bed, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Water bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Deluxe|Premier Room Sea View - Breakfast included

Galle Face Hotel photos Room
Premier King Room
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Deluxe|Premier Ocean View Room ( 1 King Bed )

Standard Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Internet television
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Room - Breakfast included

Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Triple room

Galle Face Hotel photos Room
Junior Suite
Sea view
  • Room size:

    37 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Junior Suite|Junior Suite, (1 Queen Bed )

Galle Face Hotel photos Room
Superior Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Superior|Superior Room - Breakfast included

Galle Face Hotel photos Room
Superior Triple Room
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons, 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Superior|Superior Triple Room

Galle Face Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center800 m
  • Colombo Rowing Club1.1 km
  • Dutch Hospital - Colombo1.5 km
  • Barefoot Gallery2.7 km

Places of interest

  • Crescat Boulevard400 m
  • Kollupita Railroad Station900 m
  • Temple de la dent1.2 km
  • Central Bank of Sri Lanka1.6 km
  • Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct1.7 km
  • Paradise Road1.7 km

Train stations

  • Slave Island Railway Station400 m
  • Maradana Railway Station2.2 km

Amusement

  • Colombo City1.2 km

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Galle Face Green 700 m
  • Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple1.1 km
  • World Trade Center - Sri Lanka1.3 km
  • Khan Clock Tower1.8 km
  • Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque2.0 km
  • Colombo Town Hall2.0 km
  • British Council2.5 km
  • University of Colombo2.7 km

Museums

  • Colombo Dutch Museum1.8 km
  • Srilanka National Museum1.9 km
  • National Art Gallery2.0 km

Parks

  • Viharamahadevi Park1.7 km

Business areas

  • Colombo World Trade Center1.4 km

Public parking

  • U.S. Embassy800 m
  • Colombo Town Hall1.9 km
  • Alliance Française2.2 km

Marina

  • Beira Lake1.2 km

Local attractions

  • Dewatagaha Mosque1.7 km
    Lipton's Circus, Colombo
  • Law Courts of Hulftsdorp2.5 km
    Hulftsdorp, Colombo
  • Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple4.2 km
    Isipathanara Road, Colombo
  • Colombo National Museum2.4 km
    Albert Crescent, Colombo
  • Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil3.9 km
    Kotahena, Colombo

Near the hotel

  • Gangaramaya 1.3 km
    61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo
  • Talangama Wetland1.3 km
    Lake Road, Colombo
  • Zoological Gardens1.2 km
    Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo
  • Gem Museum1.4 km
    43 Ananda Coomaraswamy Mw (Green Path), Colombo

Restaurants nearby

  • The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub20 m

    Address: 11 Galleface Court 2
    Phone: 011 242 1577

    72% likes this, based on 142 reviews
    Cuisine: German
    Price Range: GBP 6 - GBP 22

  • Skky Bar180 m

    Address: 42 Sir M.M.M Mawatha

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

  • Chutneys340 m

    Address: 77, Galle Road
    Phone: 112497372

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

  • Nihonbashi140 m

    Address: Galle Face Terrace
    Phone: 0094 112 323847

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

  • Navratna240 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:
    82

Hotel Awards

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Galle Face Hotel Reviews

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

Average guest rating

7.4out of 10
Very good
Based on 465 reviews

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)
    29.3 km
Train Stations
  • Slave Island Railway Station
    500 m
  • Maradana Railway Station
    2.3 km
Restaurants
  • The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub (cuisine: German)
    20 m
  • Nihonbashi (cuisine: Japanese)
    140 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  2 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    82

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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