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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at this wonderful hotel for 2 nights at the start of our Sri Lanka road trip and were very impressed. We had a lovely spacious room with very efficient air con. Very good buffet breakfast. Fabulous meal in 1864 restaurant one night and took full advantage of happy hour free drinks and lovely snacks in the Long Room! We received outstanding service from Mr Imran and Concierge Emanual who spent time with us showing us round the hotel and resolving some travel issues for us. All staff were excellent. Thank you for a lovely welcome to Sri Lanka.

  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sally R
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Team_GFH, Guest Relations at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write back to us with regards to your recent stay at The Galle Face Hotel. We are immensely pleased to hear that you had such a well rounded stay with us and of course appreciate the perfect review score. The 1864, has always taken center stage with perfectly prepared international cuisine over the years, we're glad to learn that you agree.

We will be sure pass on your comments to both Irman and Emanuel, who will be thrilled to hear of them.

Kind Regards,
The Galle Face Hotel Social

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t go here if you are expecting faultless deco. This is a historic 1860s hotel. It is luxurious. It is beautiful but it is not pristine.

The staff are incredibly helpful and rightfully proud of their hotel. Breakfast is an experience in itself. Hardly wanted to leave the hotel all day.

Stayed: September 2018, travelled with friends
Thank Warwick H
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Team_GFH, Guest Relations at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to write back to us with regards to your recent stay at The Galle Face Hotel and for the perfect review score! We are so pleased to hear of your experience with us, your comments on our team and the breakfast made for great reading.

We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

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The Galle Face Hotel Social

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A lovely hotel with lots of character and old world charm. The staff are welcoming, well mannered, helpful and efficient. I was a single traveller who had family dropping in to see me during my stay - they made a point of welcoming my visitor and making them feel equally welcome.

The pace of life in the hotel is a welcome relief from the bustle of Colombo, but the central location of the hotel means that you can jump into the busy city in seconds when you want to.

The selection of food in the restaurant and bar is excellent - all tastes are catered for and provision was made for diabetics and guests with gluten and dairy intolerances too.

The room was spacious, comfortable and clean.

I really enjoyed my stay at the Galle Face Hotel and would recommend it to anyone who wants a relaxing stay in a hotel with history.

Stayed: September 2018, travelled on business
Thank Samantha W
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Team_GFH, Guest Relations at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Very many thanks for choosing The Galle Face Hotel for your most recent stay in Colombo and taking the time to write back to us. We are so pleased to hear that you had the chance to make use of some the wide array of experiences the property does offer, your thoughts on the cuisine were a highlight in particular and a testament to our culinary team who among the most dedicated at the colonial gem.

We truly appreciate the kind recommendation and hope to have you stay with us on your next trip to city!

Kind Regards,
The Galle Face Hotel Social

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Reviewed 17 September 2018

We stayed here with our two kids on our way back through from traveling Sri Lanka. The staff were amazing more than happy to help in any way they could. The breakfast buffet is amazing and so is the lunch, the food is very nice. Such a beautiful place with so much history and we will be staying here again. It isnt far from being able to go and do things in Colombo itself and definetly a kid friendly place.

  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled with family
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Thank Cathygreg3
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Team_GFH, Guest Relations at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Very many thanks for choosing The Galle Face Hotel for your stay in Colombo and moreover for taking the time to write back to us with regards to your experience.

We truly appreciate the lovely comments you've made towards the property and the team here at The Galle Face Hotel, who are dedicated to create immersive guest experiences similar to that of your own. It's also fantastic to hear that you enjoyed breakfast which joins several other plaudits from around the world!

We hope to see you soon.

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The Galle Face Hotel Social

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Reviewed 13 September 2018

This grand Colombo hotel is special. I love the architecture and history. However, I find the office and admin a bit to be desired. Make sure to visit the traveler's bar and see the pictures of all the famous previous guests. I think the new wing has better rooms than the old wing.

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled on business
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Thank BestofSriLankaTour
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Team_GFH, Guest Relations at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to write back to us with regards to your time spent at The Galle Face Hotel. It's great to hear that you had a largely positive experience with us and do appreciate the constructive feedback.

We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Kind Regards,
The Galle Face Hotel Social

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