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Galle Face Hotel Colombo

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Mahe, Seychelles
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had made a reservation for a surprise visit for my brother and his wife, sent c/c authorisation and asked that my brother would not receive an invoice ... on the morning of departure not only was my brother presented with an invoice but was also asked to pay!!! I sent a letter expressing my deep disappointment, did not receive...

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

Thank you for taking the time out to give us your honest feedback. Let me me first take this opportunity to apologize for the negative experience you had. we have looked into this with our reservations and front office teams as there seems to have been a miscommunication when it came to your brothers bill for his stay with us....

DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't stay at this hotel , but I did a day visit . The colonial English style hotel was really spectacular form the outside . It situated along the sea coast of the Galle Face Green area. It has stunning sea views as well as the twin towers and other buildings on the opposite side of the busy road....

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

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and are very grateful you took the time to share you wonderful review from your time at the property. It does appear that you enjoyed all aspects of your experience with us which is great to read. We are so pleased to hear your comments on the property itself as...

Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this hotel. Just imagine yourself 100 years back. The interiors and authentic old floors were very nice. Rooms were nice and clean and AC was working as it should – you did not notice. Swimming-pool on the beach was enjoyable as the dinner with the sound of waves. The breakfast was absolutely gorgeous: fresh juice, all kind of...

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

Many thanks for taking the time to give us a perfect rating and review! The property does indeed take you back to a bygone era, most of the colonial architecture which sets the property apart from other hotels in Colombo dates back over 153 years. We are also pleased to learn that you enjoyed the cuisine, rest assured we will...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we did not stay at this grand hotel, we visited Galle Face for a wedding and just fell in love with this hotel. This place has an old world charm and is absolutely grand in every sense, We loved the the food and staff was very kind and polite. If that wasn't enough, this hotel has its very own...

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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 time to give us such a great review and rating from your time at The Galle Face Hotel. It does appear that you thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of your experience at the property which is great to read. We wholeheartedly agree with your comments with regards to the wonderful location we are...

Ellesmere, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Galle Face Hotel for 3 nights (to attend a wedding at the hotel). While we were there we fell in love with the place. There is a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and the staff are just great. Having a drink on the verandah, watching the sun go down, was truly memorable. We had a large room...

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

Many thanks for taking the time to write back to us with regards to your recent stay at The Galle Face Hotel. It's fantastic to hear that you also got experience a wedding at the property as both wedding halls have an abundance of history behind them. If you do happen to visit us again please do speak to our...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

Expectations were about stepping back into colonial Sri Lanka, a fantasy of old world and elegance. The fantasy was soon shattered by stepping into a decaying facility with spotty service. Arriving at 3 am after a 24 hour journey, we registered and proceeded to the room accompanied by chatty "assistants." We wanted to sleep; they wanted to educate us about...

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

Firstly thank you for taking the time to share your honest feedback from your recent stay with us. We appreciate all our guest feedback even when our experience does leave room for improvement. Let us first take this opportunity to apologize for any inconvenience that was caused by the delay at in getting you to your room. We have also...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent our first couple of nights here. Were upgraded to a suite with a balcony overlooking the ocean. Absolutely magical from the view to the four poster bed to the bathroom with huge tub. Service was superb. Food was very good with a selection of restaurants. Loads of old world charm. Was about a 45 minute drive from the...

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

Very many thanks for taking the time to write back to us with such a great review from recent experience at The Galle Face Hotel, we're glad we could be your first impression of Sri Lanka and hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels. It was a true pleasure to read your perfect review and we recommend you take...

San Clemente, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely hotel, with an ocean front location. We had a room with a nice ocean view and a rather large balcony which also faced the outdoor restaurant area and the evening bagpiper. Reasonable prices and excellent service and a very good all you can eat buffet.

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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 time to give us a perfect rating and review! We love to hear back from our guests and do appreciate the lovely comments you've made from your time with us, especially that on our service and cuisine. We do hope to have you back soon. Yours Sincerely, Deni A. Dukic

Salisbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive hotel which retains a unique old colonial character. Well located by the sea and wonderful promenade which is sadly being eroded by insensitive towering and two overbearing hotel towers under construction by the Chinese. Rooms are comfortable and well appointed but ours suffered from drain odours from the bathroom which accounts for a drop in the review score. Only...

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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 valuable feedback from your recent stay at The Galle Face Hotel. We appreciate and welcome feedback from all our guests as it does help us develop the property further. With that said, I have made note of the issues you faced with bathrooms and will be looking into it immediately....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I believe GFH is one of the best hotels in the world and I have stayed in very many. You have great style as well as comfort, luxury and great service. Your "front of house" is outstanding, congratulations.

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

Many thanks for choosing The Galle Face Hotel for your recent stay in Colombo. We love to hear back from our guests and do appreciate the pleasant comments you've made from your time with us, especially that on our committed front office team members. We hope to see you on your next visit to Colombo! Yours Sincerely, Deni A. Dukic

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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: $200 - $343 (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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Hotel Style:
#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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“Ask for a room with a sea view. Room 4006 is very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles JaneVictoria, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“the landmark with a small terrace was very pleasant. ”
 of 5 bubbles free005, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask to be located away from banquet rooms: a wedding went on and on into the night keeping us awake.”
 of 5 bubbles BeowulfCA, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“North wing and premier room with sea view and balcony as a minimum”
 of 5 bubbles LenandJayne, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Ocean view would be the best”
 of 5 bubbles Sakilla, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
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