Galle Face Hotel - Colombo

2 Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka  show map
 5 stars
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Galle Face Hotel - Colombo

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site 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 5-star Galle Face Hotel offers quick access to bars, nightclubs and restaurants in Colombo. Built in 1864, the hotel is a combination of colonial architecture and contemporary facilities.

The hotel is located in a tourist area of Colombo, within a 15-minute walk from Green Path and about 1400 meters from Chabad House. Guests will find Colombo city center within a 10-minute walk from the property.

The hotel is easy access to the white beach in Colombo.

Galle Face Hotel lies within 35 minutes’ drive to Bandaranayake airport.

Rooms

The property comprises 82 modern rooms appointed with climate control, Wi-Fi, a private safe, a fridge and a trouser press. Some rooms have the city view. They boast Colonial décor and offer coffee/tea makers and a kettle.

Eat & Drink

The restaurant serves international dishes. Guests can relax in the poolside bar serving cool drinks. The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub and Nihonbashi offer an assortment of dishes within 50 meters of the property.

Services

There are car rentals available on site.

Relax

On-site spa options feature a spa lounge, a steam room and a Jacuzzi. Active guests will enjoy table tennis and squash provided on-site.

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

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site 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
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up 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/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Ocean view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • 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
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

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

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 12 pm FREE
Check-out until 2 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 2 years
Existing bedding FREE
Crib FREE
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

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

Hotel Awards

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Rooms and availability

Galle Face Hotel photos Room
Landmark Single Room
  • Room size:

    280 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private pool
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Standard|Landmark Room, (1 Twin Bed )

Premium Double Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Premium Room - Sea View

Galle Face Hotel photos Room
Premier Twin Room
Ocean view
  • Room size:

    280 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private pool
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Water bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Deluxe|Premier Ocean View Room with Balcony (1 Twin Bed )

Galle Face Hotel photos Room
Premier King Room
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private pool
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Deluxe|Premier Ocean View Room ( 1 King Bed )

Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Internet television
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Room - Breakfast included

Galle Face Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private pool
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Suite|Room Suite

Galle Face Hotel photos Room
Junior Suite
Ocean view
  • Room size:

    240 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private pool
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Junior Suite|Junior Suite, (1 Queen Bed )

Galle Face Hotel photos Room
Superior Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Private pool
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Superior|Room SUPERIOR

Superior Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Superior|Superior Triple Room

Galle Face Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Presidential Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Private pool
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Suite|Heritage Presidential Suite

Galle Face Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Royal Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Private pool
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Heritage Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Suite|Heritage Commonwealth Suite

Galle Face Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center2700 ft
  • Colombo Rowing Club3700 ft
  • Dutch Hospital - Colombo5000 ft
  • Barefoot Gallery1.7 mi

Places of interest

  • Crescat Boulevard1400 ft
  • Kollupita Railroad Station3000 ft
  • Temple de la dent4000 ft
  • Central Bank of Sri Lanka1.0 mi
  • Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct1.1 mi
  • Paradise Road1.1 mi

Train stations

  • Slave Island Railway Station1400 ft
  • Maradana Railway Station1.4 mi

Amusement

  • Colombo City4000 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Galle Face Green 2300 ft
  • Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple3700 ft
  • World Trade Center - Sri Lanka4300 ft
  • Khan Clock Tower1.1 mi
  • Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque1.2 mi
  • Colombo Town Hall1.2 mi
  • British Council1.6 mi
  • University of Colombo1.7 mi

Museums

  • Colombo Dutch Museum1.1 mi
  • Srilanka National Museum1.2 mi
  • National Art Gallery1.2 mi

Parks

  • Viharamahadevi Park1.1 mi

Business areas

  • Colombo World Trade Center4600 ft

Public parking

Marina

  • Beira Lake4000 ft

Local attractions

  • Dewatagaha Mosque1.1 mi
    Lipton's Circus, Colombo
  • Law Courts of Hulftsdorp1.5 mi
    Hulftsdorp, Colombo
  • Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple2.6 mi
    Isipathanara Road, Colombo
  • Colombo National Museum1.5 mi
    Albert Crescent, Colombo
  • Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil2.4 mi
    Kotahena, Colombo

Near the hotel

  • Gangaramaya 4200 ft
    61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo
  • Talangama Wetland4400 ft
    Lake Road, Colombo
  • Zoological Gardens4100 ft
    Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo
  • Gem Museum4600 ft
    43 Ananda Coomaraswamy Mw (Green Path), Colombo

Restaurants nearby

  • The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub100 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 Bar600 ft

    Address: 42 Sir M.M.M Mawatha

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

  • Chutneys1200 ft

    Address: 77, Galle Road
    Phone: 112497372

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

  • Nihonbashi500 ft

    Address: Galle Face Terrace
    Phone: 0094 112 323847

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

  • Navratna800 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

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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
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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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