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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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Stayed 3 nights in an Ocean Suite. Superb view of the sea crashing in onto the beach. We love the sound of the sea so the noise didn't bother us, but can imagine some may be kept awake by it. The room was old and full of character - nothing was quite straight. Again, can imagine some may be put...

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Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a dinner meet with our business partners at Hotel Galle Face at the Verandah Restaurant over-looking the mighty Indian Ocean. The hotel in the middle of Colombo City, beautifully renovated colonial structure, well lighted and adequate for large numbers and comfort dinning. Valet parking is available. There are three restaurants, two are air-conditioned and one a large space, named...

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Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Galle face hotel Colombo has excellent facilities and good services. The view from the hotel is very beautiful. One side is the main street and another side is the beach. The hotel is in Britisch style and in a very good condition. It is enjoyful to have a drink in the bar, which is facing the beach directly. The room...

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Peppange, Luxembourg
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful hotel in colonial style ! Very kind and helpful staff , from check-in to check-out , and in between ! My room was clean and very comfortable , and the food offered for breakfast and for dinner was outstanding ! On the negative side , they claim to have a private beach ! But in reality it's just a...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stopped off here for a cup of tea in the afternoon. Lovely tea and a tranquil, serene atmosphere. We enjoyed the comfortable seating and the lovely views out to sea and along the coast. Perfect stopping place for the weary traveller!

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Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights and have only good things to say about this hotel. Given it is located in Colombo it is perfect for starting or ending your trip in Sri Lanka. Staff is professional and friendly. The food from the restaurants is great. No beach access but the pool is good. We would return for sure.

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Aarhus, Denmark
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As one of the "two sisters" (Mt. Lavinia & Galle Face) Galle Face hotel delivers on every promise. This is the place to go for the ultimate colonial charm while still being in the very heart of Colombo. Galle Face hotel takes great pride in its role as a historic landmark in Sri Lanka, having hosted prominent guest from famous...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed 2 weeks ago, I was truly amazed by their service, rooms were huge and clean, very comfortable. People were extremely helpful, that's the beauty of Sri Lankan hospitality. It is value for money, close to everything. It has the old colonial look with luxury. Love the hotel and highly recommend it.

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Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Galle Face hotel is fabulous. Rooms comfortable and the food and service is fantastic. However, the stay was ruined by the Hotel hosting the Sri Lanka Blues and Jazz Festival. What were they thinking? A serene and relaxing stay was interrupted by ear-piercing music played well past midnight on the first night and after 10.30 on the second night....

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Solihull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Beautiful and grand hotel. Stayed 2 nights at start of our first trip to Sri Lanka. Staff were polite and helpful. We were delighted with our upgraded room and lovely cake to enhance our birthday and anniversary celebrations. Huge balcony gave us a wonderful ocean view. The Jazz festival was a surprise. ..especially after 24 hours of travelling. .but had...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • 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: $198 - $429 (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 Business Hotel in Colombo
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“Get one of the suites above the pool - they have a wonderful huge balcony”
 of 5 bubbles beninua, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are comfortable but be careful of steps to and from the bathroom. ”
 of 5 bubbles clairepetal, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There are no bad rooms... but recoomend the Ocean Facing Rooms!”
 of 5 bubbles Monika_and_Raj, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Not sure really”
 of 5 bubbles CindyP259, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view room”
 of 5 bubbles ozded, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
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