We both loved this hotel. Our room was lovely, quiet and really clean. Just what we needed after a long flight and arrival in the middle of the night. Breakfast was superb, everything you could possibly wish for and excellent standard. Pool and relaxation areas in the grounds fab....nothing better than the sunbeds right in front of the sea. Location is great, the Galle Face green next door a great place to grab a cheap and and local dinner. Renovations going on had no impact on our enjoyment.
There are cheaper places, but location and facilities were worth the extra.
Watch out for scam artists outside the hotel preying on innocent recent arrivals though (he who claims to be a chef in the hotel is not!)
- 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
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