Apparently this is the oldest hotel east of the Suez, and clearly the wi-fi was also installed in 1864. Cellphone data was faster. But yes, that's really the only complaint I can think of in this otherwise excellent property. Their oldest building (with the most character) is unfortunately undergoing renovation, but the newer wing is not bad at all. Small-ish but well appointed rooms, very convenient. I got a small upgrade on check-in. TV is an old CRT. Food is superb. Check in process was seamless. Location is brilliant, and some of the rooms have good views. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again, particularly if the old building is ready.
- 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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