Galle Face Hotel - Colombo

2 Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lankashow map
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Overview

Situated in the center of Colombo, the 5-star Galle Face Hotel offers the 24-hour restaurant serving international cuisine. The comfortable hotel represents Dutch architecture in Colombo.

An unique location of Galle Face Hotel provides an easy access to Colombo National Museum within a 20-minute walk. Guests can get to Colombo city center, which is 1 km away.

Set next to golf courses, restaurants and bars, this hotel also offers a sundeck, a swimming pool and a ballroom on site.

Slave Island Railway train station is 5 minutes' walking distance from the hotel. Bandaranayake airport is about 35 minutes' drive away.

Rooms

Fashionable rooms at Galle Face Hotel are equipped with climate control, wireless internet, cable TV, a balcony and a trouser press. Some rooms come with a view of the Indian Ocean. They are furnished with a Colonial décor.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have excellent meals at the large restaurant. Cool drinks are offered in the snack bar. A variety of dishes are served in The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub and Nihonbashi, which are 5 minutes’ walk away.

Services

Car rental services are also provided.

Relax

Galle Face Hotel offers steam baths and massage for guests to relax and unwind. A gym and a fitness center are among the on-site facilities.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   82.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Table tennis
  • Squash

Services

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

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Packed lunches
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's pool
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Ocean view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 12 pmFREECheck-outuntil 2 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsExisting beddingFREECotFREEChildren above
2 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Crescat BoulevardCrescat Boulevard1400 ft
Kollupita Railroad StationKollupita Railroad Station3000 ft
Slave Island Railway StationSlave Island Railway Station1400 ft
U.S. EmbassyU.S. Embassy2700 ft
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The Bavarian German Restaurant and PubThe Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub100 ft11 Galleface Court 2
NihonbashiNihonbashi500 ftGalle Face Terrace
Skky BarSkky Bar600 ft42 Sir M.M.M Mawatha
NavratnaNavratna800 ftTaj Samudra, No. 25, Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo 03
ChutneysChutneys1200 ft77, Galle Road
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Bambalapitiya Railway StationBambalapitiya Railway Station1.9 mi
Sinhalese Sports ClubSinhalese Sports Club1.8 mi
R Premadasa StadiumR Premadasa Stadium2.1 mi
Sugathadasa StadiumSugathadasa Stadium2.4 mi
Srilanka National MuseumSrilanka National Museum1.2 mi
National Art GalleryNational Art Gallery1.2 mi
Colombo Town HallColombo Town Hall1.2 mi
Alliance FrançaiseAlliance Française1.4 mi
Asiri Surgical HospitalAsiri Surgical Hospital2.8 mi
Khan Clock TowerKhan Clock Tower1.0 miColombo Fort
Jami Ul-Alfar MosqueJami Ul-Alfar Mosque1.3 miSecond Cross Street
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Getting around
Airports
Colombo Ratmalana (RML)7.3 mi
Bandaranayake (CMB)18.2 mi
Train
Slave Island Railway Station1700 ft
Maradana Railway Station1.4 mi
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  482  reviews
  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The hotel very old no maintain

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Fantastic location and the deluxe room.

  • 8.0
    Fabulous

    Charhing Rs 10 for 1 minute of WiFi

  • 9.0
    Superb

    Beautiful old building,with original character.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    It is an old hotel, maintained well. Within city, in beach,

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    This hotel can be 3 stars only very dirty roos and bathroom having overflow and bad smillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    The lobby and exterior

    The rooms and bathrooms needs renovation, they are sold and stuffy

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    Frant of sea

    Poor in the facilites and cleaning

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  482 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Family Hotels in Sri Lanka

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Good to know
Check-infrom 12 pmFREECheck-outuntil 2 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsExisting beddingFREECotFREEChildren above
2 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Colombo Ratmalana (RML)7.3 mi
Bandaranayake (CMB)18.2 mi
Train
Slave Island Railway Station1700 ft
Maradana Railway Station1.4 mi
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