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On the beach
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Flat-screen TV

Guest reviews

4.4 out of 5 Excellent
791 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Pool
Free WiFi
Parking included
Air conditioning
Restaurant
Breakfast Available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationGalle Face Beach1 min walk
Popular LocationNawaloka Hospital16 min walk
Popular LocationCrescat Shopping Mall17 min walk
AirportColombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.)49 min drive

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  • Superior Queen

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 291 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Superior Twin

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 323 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Landmark Queen

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 323 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Landmark Twin

    Room amenities

    • 323 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Premier Ocean View King

    Room amenities

    • 431 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Premier Ocean View Twin

    Room amenities

    • 431 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Premier Ocean Balcony King

    Room amenities

    • 431 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsPremier Ocean Balcony King
  • Premier Ocean Balcony Twin

    Room amenities

    • 431 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsPremier Ocean Balcony Twin
  • Premier Ocean Balcony Double

    Room amenities

    • 431 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsPremier Ocean Balcony Double
  • Junior Suite

    Room amenities

    • 538 sq ft
    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsJunior Suite
  • Junior Suite Twin

    Room amenities

    • 538 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Junior Suite Ocean View

    Room amenities

    • 646 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Junior Suite Ocean View Balcony

    Room amenities

    • 646 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Ceylon Suite

    Room amenities

    • 861 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Commonwealth Suite

    Room amenities

    • 861 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsCommonwealth Suite
  • Scandinavian Suite

    Room amenities

    • 861 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsScandinavian Suite
  • Royal Thai Suite

    Room amenities

    • 753 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsRoyal Thai Suite
  • Royal Dutch Suite

    Room amenities

    • 861 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsRoyal Dutch Suite
  • Presidential Suite

    Room amenities

    • 1076 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsPresidential Suite
  • King Emperor Suite

    Room amenities

    • 2153 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsKing Emperor Suite
  • Empress Suite

    Room amenities

    • 1507 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsEmpress Suite
  • Superior Flight plus Hotel

    Room amenities

    • 861 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsSuperior Flight plus Hotel
  • Landmark Flight plus Hotel

    Room amenities

    • 861 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsLandmark Flight plus Hotel

About this area

Colombo

Located in Colombo, Galle Face Hotel is in the city centre and on the beach. Sri Lanka National Museum and Dutch Period Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Gangaramaya Temple and Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Sinhalese Sports Club or Sugathadasa Stadium.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Galle Face Beach - 1 min walk
  • United States Embassy Colombo - 11 min walk
  • Nawaloka Hospital - 16 min walk
  • Crescat Shopping Mall - 17 min walk
  • Colombo City Centre - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Colombo Fort Station - 15 min drive
  • AirportColombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 49 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • 1864 Restaurant – Restaurant with a bar offering international cuisine. Serves dinner daily.
  • In On the Green – Pub offering international cuisine. Open daily, happy hour available.
  • The Poolside Bar – Poolside bar offering international cuisine. Serves light fare daily.
  • King of the Mambo Cuban R – Beachfront restaurant offering seafood. Serves dinner daily.

About this property

Galle Face Hotel

Ocean-view hotel with a poolside bar, near Crescat Shopping Mall
At Galle Face Hotel, hit the beach, dine on-site at 1864 Restaurant or enjoy a drink at one of the hotel's 3 bars/lounges. All 156 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find minibars, premium bedding and coffee/tea makers.
Galle Face Hotel offers 156 forms of accommodation with minibars and a safe. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries.

This Colombo hotel provides 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.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10:30 AM: USD 15 for adults and USD 7.5 for children
  • 7 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Computer station
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference centre

Outdoors

  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

More

  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2:00 PM and anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10000.0 per day.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • New Year's Day gala dinner fee

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 15 for adults and USD 7.5 for children (approximately)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10000.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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

We should mention

A fee for a mandatory New Year's Day gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 1 January
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Galle Face Hotel Colombo
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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Galle Face Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Galle Face Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Galle Face Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Galle Face Hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Galle Face Hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Galle Face Hotel?
Self-parking and valet parking are free at this property.
What time is check-in at Galle Face Hotel?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM to anytime. A fee applies for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability).
What time is check-out at Galle Face Hotel?
Checkout is at noon. Late checkout is available for a fee (amount may vary, subject to availability).
Does Galle Face Hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is Galle Face Hotel located?
Located in Kollupitiya, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Galle Face Green, Crescat Shopping Mall and Colombo City Centre. Gangaramaya Temple and Sri Lanka National Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km). Colombo Fort Station is 28 minutes by foot.
4.4
Excellent
791 reviews
5 - Excellent
488
4 - Good
213
3 - Okay
56
2 - Poor
21
1 - Terrible
13

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
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Stayed while waiting for flight out for COVID-19 so not a great time for anyone. This hotel provided excellent service and support during this trying time. They had taken additional steps to protect guests and staff. Particularly enjoyed our meal in the Cuban restaurant - but sadly no live music. Hope to go back in better times.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
An older property but in a nice way, lots of character, spotlessly clean and the most lovely helpful staff. Without doubt one of the best hotels we’ve stopped in.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Incredible pool & breakfast, lovely staff.
The staff were lovely and helpful, room was very big, WiFi was reliable and worked within our room and by the pool. Breakfast is fantastic - choice of tradition Sri Lankan cuisine and/or Western dishes with a wide range of options for both. Also appreciated that breakfast starts at 6.30am, which means you can enjoy the buffet and still make an early train. There was a very slight smell in the toilet and doona cover felt damp when we first arrived. Room service were quick to change the doona and sheets for us.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

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