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
Parking

Valet 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

The excellent Galle Face Hotel offers comfortable guest rooms close to Colombo National Museum, Law Courts of Hulftsdorp and Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil. Since 1864, it has been hosting guests in the heart of Colombo.

The city center is about 10 minutes on foot. This property is set near by the white beach and offers umbrellas and outdoor chaise lounges.

Welcoming guests with a veranda, a night club and a library, the hotel is placed next to a stadium, restaurants and bars.

Guests can reach Galle Face Hotel by car from Bandaranayake airport in 30 minutes.

Rooms

Galle Face Hotel offers 82 rooms fitted with a work desk, climate control, coffee/tea makers, high-speed internet and television with satellite channels for a comfortable stay in Colombo. Some rooms have the sea view. Bathrooms come with bath sheets, a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat & Drink

The garden restaurant serves local dishes. Guests can try cool drinks in the poolside bar. The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub and Nihonbashi are situated in a tourist area, about 100 meters from the venue.

Services

A luggage storage, a designated place for smoking and a barber shop together with a catering service, computers and a business centre are offered.

Relax

On-site treatments include massage and steam baths. Squash and table tennis as well as a fitness center and a gym will help travelers keep fit.

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
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free 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
  • Valet parking
  • 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

  • Carpeted 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. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

2 Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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City Center
  • Colombo
    3000 ft
Airports
  • Bandaranayake (CMB)
    18.2 mi
Train Stations
  • Slave Island Railway Station
    1700 ft
  • Maradana Railway Station
    1.4 mi
Restaurants
  • The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub (cuisine: German)
    100 ft
  • Nihonbashi (cuisine: Japanese)
    500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  2 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    82

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: 1 Super King-size bed and 1 Double bed or 1 Twin bed or Double bed
Size: 280 sq. feet
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    Premier Room
    Bed type: 1 Super King-size bed and 1 Double bed or Double bed or 1 Single bed
    Size: 280 sq. feet
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    Deluxe|Premier Room Sea View - Breakfast included

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      Bed type: King-size bed
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      Deluxe|Premier Ocean View Room ( 1 King Bed )

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        Standard Room
        Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or 1 Single bed
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          Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
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          Junior Suite
          Bed type: 1 Single bed or Queen-size bed or 1 Twin bed
          Size: 400 sq. feet
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            Superior Room
            Bed type: 1 Super King-size bed and 1 Single bed or Double bed or 1 Twin bed
            Size: 270 sq. feet
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              Superior Triple Room
              Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons or 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed
              Size: 220 sq. feet
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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
                  3000 ft
                Airports
                • Bandaranayake (CMB)
                  18.2 mi
                Train Stations
                • Slave Island Railway Station
                  1700 ft
                • Maradana Railway Station
                  1.4 mi
                Restaurants
                • The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub (cuisine: German)
                  100 ft
                • Nihonbashi (cuisine: Japanese)
                  500 ft
                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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                Galle Face Hotel Location

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                What's nearby

                Popular areas

                • City Center - 2700 ft
                • Colombo Rowing Club - 3700 ft
                • Dutch Hospital - Colombo - 5000 ft
                • Barefoot Gallery - 1.7 mi

                Places of interest

                • Crescat Boulevard - 1400 ft
                • Kollupita Railroad Station - 3000 ft
                • Temple de la dent - 4000 ft
                • Central Bank of Sri Lanka - 1.0 mi
                • Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct - 1.1 mi
                • Paradise Road - 1.1 mi

                Train stations

                • Slave Island Railway Station - 1400 ft
                • Maradana Railway Station - 1.4 mi

                Amusement

                • Colombo City - 4000 ft

                Monuments and Landmarks

                • Galle Face Green - 2300 ft
                • Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple - 3700 ft
                • World Trade Center - Sri Lanka - 4300 ft
                • Khan Clock Tower - 1.1 mi
                • Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque - 1.2 mi
                • Colombo Town Hall - 1.2 mi
                • British Council - 1.6 mi
                • University of Colombo - 1.7 mi

                Museums

                • Colombo Dutch Museum - 1.1 mi
                • Srilanka National Museum - 1.2 mi
                • National Art Gallery - 1.2 mi

                Parks

                • Viharamahadevi Park - 1.1 mi

                Business areas

                • Colombo World Trade Center - 4600 ft

                Public parking

                Marina

                • Beira Lake - 4000 ft

                Local attractions

                • Dewatagaha Mosque - 1.1 mi
                  Lipton's Circus, Colombo
                • Law Courts of Hulftsdorp - 1.5 mi
                  Hulftsdorp, Colombo
                • Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple - 2.6 mi
                  Isipathanara Road, Colombo
                • Colombo National Museum - 1.5 mi
                  Albert Crescent, Colombo
                • Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil - 2.4 mi
                  Kotahena, Colombo

                Near the hotel

                • Gangaramaya - 4200 ft
                  61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo
                • Talangama Wetland - 4400 ft
                  Lake Road, Colombo
                • Zoological Gardens - 4100 ft
                  Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo
                • Gem Museum - 4600 ft
                  43 Ananda Coomaraswamy Mw (Green Path), Colombo

                Restaurants nearby

                • The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub - 100 ft

                  Address: 11 Galleface Court 2
                  Phone: 011 242 1577

                  72% likes this, based on 142 reviews
                  Cuisine: German
                  Price Range: USD 9 - USD 30

                • Skky Bar - 600 ft

                  Address: 42 Sir M.M.M Mawatha

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

                • Chutneys - 1200 ft

                  Address: 77, Galle Road
                  Phone: 112497372

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

                • Nihonbashi - 500 ft

                  Address: Galle Face Terrace
                  Phone: 0094 112 323847

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

                • Navratna - 800 ft

                  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

                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 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
                  3000 ft
                Airports
                • Bandaranayake (CMB)
                  18.2 mi
                Train Stations
                • Slave Island Railway Station
                  1700 ft
                • Maradana Railway Station
                  1.4 mi
                Restaurants
                • The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub (cuisine: German)
                  100 ft
                • Nihonbashi (cuisine: Japanese)
                  500 ft
                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

                Use Badge