I really should have gone on to Trip Advisor before booking a hotel as I normally do. however having stayed here a number of times over the past 20 years I thought I knew the place well.
What a surprise however to find two thirds of the hotel closed for a rebuild! No mention of it on the Agoda page I went on to book so I think they will be very fortunate if I use them again!!
Had I gone onto the Trip Advisor page first then I would not have had such a surprise as many staying here recently mentioned the rebuilding programme.
As for the hotel, well what is left of it hasn't changed yet, Still the old Colonial style and the staff and amenities are as good as they always were the breakfast spread is very sufficient. and the swimming pool is great as is the gym. I nearly always have dinner in town and have discovered a great place that i cover elsewhere.
- 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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