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4.4 / 5Excellent
705 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Air Conditioning

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Galle Face Beach
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Crescat Shopping Mall
    6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Nawaloka Hospital
    16 min walk
  • Airport
    Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.)
    29 min drive

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  • Superior Queen

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Superior Twin

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Landmark Queen

    Room Amenities

    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Landmark Twin

    Room Amenities

    • Partial sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Premier Ocean View King

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Premier Ocean View Twin

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Premier Ocean Balcony King

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Premier Ocean Balcony Twin

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Premier Ocean Balcony Double

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Junior Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Junior Suite Twin

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Junior Suite Ocean View

    Room Amenities

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

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Ceylon Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Commonwealth Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Scandinavian Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Royal Thai Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Royal Dutch Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Presidential Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • King Emperor Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Empress Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Superior Flight plus Hotel

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed
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  • Landmark Flight plus Hotel

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed
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About this area

Colombo

Located in Colombo, Galle Face Hotel is in the city centre and on the beach. Shoppers can check out Pettah Market, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Galle Face Green and Galle Face Beach. National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka and Water World Lanka are also worth visiting.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Galle Face Beach - 1 min walk
  • Crescat Shopping Mall - 6 min walk
  • Nawaloka Hospital - 16 min walk
  • Colombo City Centre - 19 min walk
  • Beira Lake - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Colombo Fort Station - 5 min drive
  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 29 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.
  • 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

5-star beach hotel with a conference centre
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. Other amenities available to guests include minibars, premium bedding and coffee/tea makers.
Galle Face Hotel offers 156 forms of air-conditioned 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.
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. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

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
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

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair-accessible parking

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Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

Air conditioning
Ceiling fan
Premium bedding

Bathroom

Free toiletries
Hairdryer (on request)
Shower/bathtub combination

Entertainment

TV channels
flat-screen TV
premium channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Free bottled water
Minibar

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Connecting rooms available
Desk
Free newspapers
Iron/ironing board (on request)
Phone
Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2 PM - 2 PM
Late check-in subject to availability

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types at the property

Mastercard
American Express
Visa

Important information

Fees

 

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)
  • 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 are 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 guest room reservation.

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 guest rooms. 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.

Property is also known as

  • Galle Face Hotel Colombo
  • Galle Face Hotel
  • Galle Face Colombo
  • Galle Face Hotel Hotel
  • Galle Face Hotel Colombo
  • Galle Face Hotel Hotel Colombo
4.4

Excellent

5 - Excellent
435
4 - Good
189
3 - Okay
50
2 - Mediocre
19
1 - Poor
12
4.5
Cleanliness
4.5
Service and Staff
4.4
Amenities
4.3
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

I liked the old world grandeur and atention to detail. I didnt like that our room was not suitable for what we thought we had booked on line and when I asked for it to be changed we wre charged an extra $200, when I hear other people with the same issue getting an upgrade for free.

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Excellent as ever my favourite hotel a regular visitor

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The history and architectural features. Excellent food and attentive staff

Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

We would rate this hotel among the top hotels in the world. It is of the same caliber as hotels like the Taj in Mumbai (this one was build before the Taj!. Excellent service, impeccable cleanliness, beautiful grounds (everyone in Colombo comes here for their weddings and/or their wedding shoots), great pool, excellent spa, you name it. And the food is really amazing! Also, they have really creative designer cocktails, and they are excellent! They get an "A" in every category. We will be back in Colombo next week, and we'll be staying there again. We're looking forward to it!

Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Wonderful historical hotel with views of the ocean to die for. A sunset worth photographing everyday. And staff always willing to help! Was there for a wedding and that did not disappoint either. 3 days of a big wedding weekend and we were looked after wonderfully. If I came back to Colombo, I would have to stay here again. It would never grow old on me!

Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

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