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4.3 out of 5

"If you like older more traditional style you’ll love it here. Great location right on the ocean where the cooling breeze is most welcome. Rooms a li ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 16 Feb 2020

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Regency Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£81* Per night/room 28 Jun - 29 Jun

Heritage Suite Sea View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Heritage Sea View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Heritage Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

King Emperor Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Heritage Sea View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they can't get enough of Galle Face Hotel's great location. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Galle Face Green. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking, plus 7 restaurants.

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Free valet parking and self-parking
  • Enjoy international cuisine at 1864 Restaurant, one of the property's 7 restaurants and 3 bars/lounges
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the outdoor pool
  • Treat yourself with a visit to the full-service spa
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, a concierge and tour or ticket assistance
  • Guests speak favourably about the breakfast and the helpful staff
  • Steps from Galle Face Green and 7 minutes on foot from Crescat Shopping Mall
  • Airport shuttle service available for a fee

Galle Face Hotel ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Galle Face Hotel

Everyone (4) Couples (3)
2 out of 5
Very tired and dated, there is holes in the ceiling in corridors and we had to move rooms due to water coming into the bathroom from the room above. Has been nice in its day.

Posted by on 18 Mar 2024

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Apr 2024 by Guest experience team,galleface hotel

Dear Mr.Jorden,Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short. If you give us a chance to earn back your trust, I can assure you that we will do our best to give you the great hotel experience that so many of our guests have grown so fond of.Sincerely,

5 out of 5
If you like older more traditional style you’ll love it here. Great location right on the ocean where the cooling breeze is most welcome. Rooms a little dark but clean & functional. Breakfast & dinner very nice. All in all a lovely stay with nice wining & dining options.

Posted by , from Scotland on 16 Feb 2020

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5 out of 5
Cons: Gym being refurbished and unable to use
Excellent stay at Galle Face hotel very friendly staff and great location.

Posted by on 15 May 2017

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 31 Jan 2024

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 14 Jan 2024

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5 out of 5
An excellent hotel in colonial style with atmosphere, cosiness, friendly and courteous staff in every area. From the porter who has been welcoming visitors to the hotel for 58 years, the hotel reception, service staff, room staff, bar and restaurant staff. Every morning we were able to enjoy the wonderful breakfast buffet in the fresh air with a friendly and motivated team who read our wishes from our eyes. We stayed in this best city hotel in Sri Lanka for over 1 month and can highly recommend it. Andy & Ranmalie

Posted by on 14 Jan 2024

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5 out of 5

Sublime, rien à dire

Pros: Tout, accueil, chambre... Les buffets ..le cadre
Cons: Rien... On y retourne après circuit .. Car on a vraiment trouvé cet hôtel au dessus des autres.
Location: Jardin des épices, temple, orphelinat des éléphants.
Rien a dire , très très très bien. À faire orphelinat des éléphants.

Posted by , from Geneve on 27 Sep 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Oct 2016 by Galle Face Hotel

Many thanks for taking the time to write back to us with regards to your experience at Galle Face Hotel. We’re so pleased to read that you enjoyed time at the property and found your stay with us to your liking. We hope to have you back soon. Kind Regards, The Galle Face Hotel Team

About the Galle Face Hotel

Location 2 Galle Road, Colombo, 300

Property Features

Galle Face Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. There are 7 restaurants on site, along with a nearby snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 3 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A business centre and meeting rooms are available. A library, a terrace, and multilingual staff are also featured at the luxury Galle Face Hotel. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Free self parking and valet parking are available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 5-star Colombo hotel.

  • 156 guestrooms or units
  • 7 dining venues
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • Conference rooms
  • Built in 1864
  • Deli
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference centre
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar by the pool

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cots/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Parking

Free self parking , Free valet parking

Transport

  • Train station: Colombo Fort Station (3.2 km / 2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Galle Face Hotel offers 156 accommodations with minibars and a safe. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, dressing gowns, slippers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer available
  • Safe
  • Dressing gowns
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Climate control
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.

1864 Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

In On the Green – This pub specialises in international cuisine. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

The Poolside Bar – This beach bar specialises in international cuisine and only serves light fare. Open daily.

King of the Mambo Cuban R – This beachfront restaurant specialises in seafood and only serves dinner. Open daily.

Travellers' Bar – Overlooking the ocean and garden, this bar specialises in international cuisine and only serves light fare. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Spa Services

The on-site spa has couples treatment room(s).

  • Couples treatment rooms

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Galle Face Hotel offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Galle Face Hotel

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards and cash.

For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards in all accommodation.

  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: from approximately USD 15 for adults and from USD 7.5 for children
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 71 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 3)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 71 (one-way), (from 2 to 18 years old)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Galle Face Hotel Colombo
  • Galle Face Hotel
  • Galle Face Colombo
  • Galle Face
  • Galle Face Hotel Hotel
  • Galle Face Hotel Colombo
  • Galle Face Hotel Hotel Colombo

You should know

  • For stays on 1 January, the total price shown includes a charge for a mandatory New Year's Day gala dinner.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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