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Galle Face Hotel Colombo

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Bahrain
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Galle Face Hotel (Colombo - Sri Lanka): The Hotel started out as a Dutch villa called Galle Face House that had been a meeting place for gentlemen of the colonial era. That was until four British entrepreneurs decided to use it to start a business, unaware that, by the late 19th century, it would be known as the best hotel...

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Orange, California
HOTEL’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great grand historical hotel. It sits right on the ocean with big open verandas to sit out on and gaze at the water with the sound of waves crashing. We were only here for one night but loved everything about the place. Our high floor ocean facing room was perfect and quiet. Service was friendly and attentive. Breakfast...

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Deni D, General Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The Galle Face Hotel for your most recent visit to Colombo and for taking the time to give us such a great review score! Reviews such as this really do help future guest's envision what an experience at the property promises. If you enjoyed the cuisine at the verandah and 1864 we recommend you give Sea...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked a 12 person table for a special occasion at The Verandah Restaurant for a family get together of rather elderly family on 13 th May 2017. Due to various reasons we needed a table close to the buffet as well as without climbing steps. The staff were very helpful in every aspect of handling the guests who were...

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Auckland N Z
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This a generally wonderful hotel with heritage, magnificent public areas, delicious food and a lovely setting but our room described on their website as 'superior' turned out to be anything but. 'Superior' rooms are small, cramped and very dated rooms at the back of the hotel looking over roofs a few metres away. Others travelling with us received the same....

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Business dinner on the Veranda at Galle Face Hotel. Good service, incredible selection of food at the buffet, catering for all tastes - if you take a little of everything, you will be eating for a week, the selection is truly immense, very tasty and authentic. Had previously been on the Veranda about 2 years ago, but the food this...

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chilterns
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for a couple of nights and it certainly met our expectations. Good room and superb breakfast with wide variety of western and Sri Lankan options in a chilled out environment overlooking the sea. Prices for car trips were quite a bit over the odds but that's was to be expected. A happy hour for selected cocktails on the...

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Deni D, General Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

Very many thank for taking the time to share your 5 star experience at The Galle Face Hotel. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your room and the property as a whole. Our breakfast is indeed one of the many stand out features during any stay at the hotel and has drawn plaudits from guests all over the world,...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel is a nice place to get a view of the Indian ocean.....though heard that there are creepy stories in some of the hotel rooms. Still, the view is awesome! Its a must-see place when in Colombo 😊

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Deni D, General Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time to write back to us with regards to your stay at The Galle Face Hotel. We truly our blessed to have such a great location which is on the very edge of the Indian Ocean as you quite rightly pointed out. We appreciate the kind recommendation and hope to have you...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was working at GFH for 2 weeks. My room was upgraded to a junior suite. I suspect they keep those rooms just for upgrades (for regular or long stay customers) but I could be wrong! the rooms were serviced twice a day, there were complimentary soft drinks and water bottles, the paper was delivered some mornings, and (on slow...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely hotel within Colombo. Historic property that stands out from the usual hotels. Large and rustic rooms with modest wifi/air con but gets the job done, Beautiful outside dining areas and the inside bar and restaurants are lovely. Excellent food. Staff is well meaning & works hard. Ocean facing rooms are the best (avoid the street side ones due to...

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Deni D, General Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to give us your thoughts from your recent stay at The Galle Face Hotel. We love hearing back from our guests as it gives us great insight into how we are doing as a team. The location which is on the very cusp of the Indian Ocean is indeed quite beautiful...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went back a couple of months ago to check out the state of this iconic institution, post-renovations. Congratulations! A job well done. Taking in the sunset over the ocean, sipping sun-downers by the poolside must rate as one of Colombo's ultimate experiences. The food and drink are good and the service, from the waiting staff to the parking attendants, is...

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Deni D, General Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to share with us your lovely review from your recent experience. We are thrilled to hear that you appreciated the recent restoration carried out on the colonial property, bringing much of the old world charm back. We recommend you speak to one of our front office team members on your next visit with regards...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Presented proudly as Sri Lanka's iconic and historic hotel, Galle Face Hotel is located in heart of Colombo City, along the seafront and facing the famous Galle Face Green.The hotel has 158 well-appointed rooms and suites, with some offering excellent views across the Indian ocean and the fascinating view of evening sunset.There are three restaurants, a gym, spa and unique saltwater swimming pool, overlooking the seafront. Guests here will be convenient as the hotel offers close access to many of the business district,historic cultural sites and landmarks in Colombo, as well nearby shopping. The hotel is a 45-60min journey from the airport.Guests seeking a glimpse of Colombo's history will enjoy the charm of The Galle Face Hotel with its unique, unaltered setting since 1864. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Galle Face Hotel Colombo

Address: No. 2, Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: £118 - £194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Galle Face Hotel Colombo 5*
Number of rooms: 158
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Colombo
#2 Spa Hotel in Colombo
#4 Luxury Hotel in Colombo
#7 Family Hotel in Colombo
#8 Business Hotel in Colombo
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“Go for luxury room”
binmahmood, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Do not book a 'superior' style room if you are expecting a good standard.”
Mary-53-2004, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“The older wing is quieter (cheaper rooms, too). Ask if your room will hear function music (usually quiet after 11:30 pm anyway).”
nagaf2015, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Ocean facing rooms”
eton1970, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“There are only three guest floors, with the lower floor having balconies... Ocean facing rooms would be preferable”
AHP9477, 11 May 2017 | Read review
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