Just 1km from central Colombo, sited on the beach, boasting a great tradition. Under refurbishment and we stayed in one of the refreshed rooms. Traditional style, wooden furnishings, with modern controls and power points, and top quality bath/shower room.
We ate at the pool in the evening. Nice setting, albeit a restricted menu; decent food but the chips were cold! Against that the service was super-keen; such a pleasant contrast with business hotels in most commercial city centres around the world. Extensive breakfast buffet, with a variety of English and Sri Lankan dishes, with many made to order.
Worth 5* - despite the cold chips.
- 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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