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

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Table tennis

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

Overview

The excellent Galle Face Hotel is perfectly set minutes away from Colombo Town Hall, Viharamahadevi Park and Khan Clock Tower. The hotel opened in 1864 and remains an example of contemporary architecture in Colombo ever since.

A stunning location in the center of Colombo provides easy access to the beautiful white beach. Beira Lake, American Embassy and Colombo Rowing Club are 10 minutes away.

Bandaranayake airport can be reached in 30 minutes by car from Galle Face Hotel.

Rooms

Some of the 150 non-smoking rooms feature a designer décor and a spectacular view on the garden. Many guestrooms offer views of the Indian Ocean. Bathrooms are fitted with a hairdryer, a shower and free toiletries.

Eat

Start your day with a deluxe breakfast served at the breakfast room. The hotel features a club restaurant serving seafood cuisine. The fabulous bar serves a selection of coffee and tea.

Services

Aside from currency exchange and a beauty salon, guests can make use of 24-hour room service and 24-hour reception.

Relax

Galle Face Hotel provides video games and a playroom for children. Guests will take advantage of bowling and boating available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   150.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Private beach
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Table tennis
  • Squash

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Night club
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Barbeque grills
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Ocean view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Twin bed
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Chaise lounges
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Fan/Extractor
  • In-room jacuzzi

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Hair dryer on request

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

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

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  12 pm

Check-Out

  • until  2 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Galle Face Hotel - Colombo Colombo location
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Hotel Address:

2 Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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City Center
  • Colombo
    3000 ft
Airports
  • Bandaranayake (CMB)
    18.3 mi
Restaurants
  • The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub (cuisine: German)
    300 ft
  • Nihonbashi (cuisine: Japanese)
    600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  2 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    150

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Rooms and availability

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Landmark Room
Bed type: 1 Super-King Size bed and 1 Double bed or Double Bed or 1 Twin bed
Size: 280 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
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This double room has a electric kettle, cable TV and minibar.

Room facilities
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    Premier Room
    Bed type: 1 Super-King Size bed and 1 Double bed or Double Bed or 1 Twin bed
    Size: 280 sq. feet
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    This double room features a seating area, minibar and cable TV.

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      Bed type: Double Bed
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      Bed type: Triple
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      Triple Room

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      Junior Suite
      Bed type: Double Bed or 1 Twin bed or Queen Size bed
      Size: 400 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
      • Bathtub
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      This double room features a cable TV, air conditioning and sea view.

      Room facilities
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        Superior Double Room
        Bed type: Double Bed or 1 Super-King Size bed and 1 Single bed or 1 Single bed
        Size: 270 sq. feet
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        This double room has a satellite TV, air conditioning and electric kettle.

        Room facilities
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          Superior Triple Room
          Bed type: Triple
          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)
              18.3 mi
            Restaurants
            • The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub (cuisine: German)
              300 ft
            • Nihonbashi (cuisine: Japanese)
              600 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  12 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  2 pm
            • Number of rooms:
              150

            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

            Places of interest

            Amusement

            • Colombo City - 4000 ft

            Local Attractions

            • Dewatagaha Mosque - 1.1 mi
              Lipton's Circus, Colombo
            • Law Courts of Hulftsdorp - 1.6 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 (Vihara) Buddhist Temple - 4200 ft
              61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo
            • Gem Museum - 4600 ft
              43 Ananda Coomaraswamy Mw (Green Path), Colombo
            • Zoological Gardens - 4000 ft
              Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo
            • Talangama Wetland - 4600 ft
              Lake Road, Colombo

            Restaurants Nearby

            • The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub - 300 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 - 900 ft

              Address: 42 Sir M.M.M Mawatha

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

            • 1864 - 1000 ft

              Address: 2 Kollupitiya Rd
              Phone: (011) 254 1010

              62% likes this, based on 56 reviews

            • Nihonbashi - 600 ft

              Address: Galle Face Terrace
              Phone: 0094 112 323847

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

            • Chutneys - 1000 ft

              Address: 77, Galle Road
              Phone: 112497372

              80% likes this, based on 166 reviews
              Cuisine: Indian

            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  12 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  2 pm
            • Number of rooms:
              150

            Hotel Awards

            Sri LankanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedColomboGalle Face Hotel

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            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

            Individual 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)
              18.3 mi
            Restaurants
            • The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub (cuisine: German)
              300 ft
            • Nihonbashi (cuisine: Japanese)
              600 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  12 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  2 pm
            • Number of rooms:
              150

            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