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

Reflex massage

Massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

Overview

The refined Galle Face Hotel offers a modern accommodation overlooking the Indian Ocean. Since 1864, it has been hosting guests in the center of Colombo.

The hotel is located in an entertainment area of Colombo, close to Khan Clock Tower and R. Premadasa Stadium. The venue is 1 km away from the city center.

Set close to palm trees, this hotel offers access to a beautiful beach with umbrellas and outdoor chaise lounges.

The hotel enjoys a central location within 30 minutes' drive from Bandaranayake airport.

Rooms

This property counts 150 guestrooms featuring Landmark Single Room, Premier Twin Room and Superior Single Room. All bathrooms come with bath sheets, a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat & Drink

An excellent on-site restaurant serves dishes of local cuisine. Guests can try coffee and tea served in the garden bar.

Services

Galle Face Hotel caters to the needs of guests providing a beauty shop, currency exchange and an elevator as well as a photocopier, a meeting room and a catering service.

Relax

On-site treatments include reflex massage and steam baths. Galle Face Hotel offers sports activities including squash and table tennis.

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

  • 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
  • Computer rental
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

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

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

Kitchen facilities

  • Electric kettle

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

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 25 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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
Restaurants
  • The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub (cuisine: German)
    300 ft
  • Nihonbashi (cuisine: Japanese)
    700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  2 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    82

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Rooms and availability

Galle Face Hotel Landmark RoomGalle Face Hotel Landmark RoomGalle Face Hotel Landmark Room
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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Landmark Room

Room facilities
    Galle Face Hotel Premier Double RoomGalle Face Hotel Premier Double RoomGalle Face Hotel Premier Double Room
    Premier Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed or 1 Twin bed or King-size bed
    Size: 280 sq. feet
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    Premier Room Balcony

    Room facilities
      Galle Face Hotel Standard RoomGalle Face Hotel Standard RoomGalle Face Hotel Standard Room
      Standard Room
      Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double bed
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      Standard Room

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        Triple Room
        Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
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        Triple Room

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

        Room facilities
          Galle Face Hotel Superior Double RoomGalle Face Hotel Superior Double Room
          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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          Superior Room

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            Galle Face Hotel Superior Triple RoomGalle Face Hotel Superior Triple RoomGalle Face Hotel Superior Triple Room
            Superior Triple Room
            Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
            Size: 220 sq. feet
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            TRIPLE SUPERIOR

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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
              Restaurants
              • The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub (cuisine: German)
                300 ft
              • Nihonbashi (cuisine: Japanese)
                700 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

              Places of interest

              Amusement

              • Colombo City - 4300 ft

              Local attractions

              • Dewatagaha Mosque - 1.1 mi
                Lipton's Circus, Colombo
              • Law Courts of Hulftsdorp - 1.6 mi
                Hulftsdorp, Colombo
              • Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple - 2.7 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 - 4300 ft
                61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo
              • Talangama Wetland - 4500 ft
                Lake Road, Colombo
              • Zoological Gardens - 4200 ft
                Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo
              • Gem Museum - 4800 ft
                43 Ananda Coomaraswamy Mw (Green Path), 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 - 800 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 - 700 ft

                Address: Galle Face Terrace
                Phone: 0094 112 323847

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

              • Navratna - 900 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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              4 stars
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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

              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)
                18.2 mi
              Restaurants
              • The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub (cuisine: German)
                300 ft
              • Nihonbashi (cuisine: Japanese)
                700 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