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Galle Face Hotel Colombo

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unfortunately we only stayed at the hotel for 18 hours however our time there was truly amazing. The building is abolsutely beautiful and has some very nice history around it. The safe are very nice and friendly. Would recommend staying here in.

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London, United Kingdom
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We stayed here for one night and wish it had been more. It's such a magnificent place with so much history and character. The accommodation is stunning and the food fantastic. We managed to have a dip in the salt water pool with gorgeous beach views before leaving. Fabulous!

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Cirencester
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An old colonial feel , very helpful and professional staff and a great breakfast. Our itinerary only gave us two nights there, but we would happily have stayed longer. It would be great fir a business visit.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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We booked Galle Face Hotel upon recommendation of one of our friends. As soon as you enter hotel you get full attention from hotel employees. Hotels early-colonial design shows itself everywhere, which we liked very much. Room was clean all the time and i can say breakfast was on a very high level. Definitely one of my favourite hotel breakfasts...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed for three nights at the beginning of our trip to Sri Lanka, arriving in the middle of the night - luckily it's only about 40 minutes from the airport at 2.30am! We were delighted to be upgraded to the Commonwealth Suite which was very comfortable indeed, and gave us access to the Long Room, a lovely private bar...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely old colonial hotel and a must visit if you are in Colombo. Traditional rooms with all modern facilities, nice bar overlooking the water for a cool glass of fizz whilst sun setting. Interesting museum on people that have visited the hotel over the years with prince Philips car, quirky ritual of piping down the flag at sunset. Service a...

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in this hotel in February 2017 for 2 nights 3 days. It's the best stay in Colombo, facing the ocean, close to city center. Very clean, attantive to guests, delicious food, high quality service, salty water swimmimg pool.Don't forget to try red banana, it's not so common to find in every place. P.S: Special thanks to Chef de...

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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed four nights at the Galle Face Hotel while on work travel. Wow, what a gem this hotel is. The hotel is on the ocean just south of the Galle Face Green. It just drips with colonial era charm...the huge veranda restaurant overlooking the water was a favorite spot. The hotel also has interesting features including a museum with...

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Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Beautiful hotel with outstanding facilities and service. Allowed us a late check out at no extra charge and to use the facilities until our flight home. Very impressed and would highly recommend people to splurge for a night or two at this hotel

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Mudgeeraba, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful setting, restful and a relaxed staff and surroundings. Decor amazing. Staff happy to assist in every way. Little mix up regarding breakfast, however the staff made up for it. Thank you Emanuel. Also thanks to Travellers in staff including Gayana.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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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: €143 - €317 (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 Romantic Hotel in Colombo
#8 Business Hotel in Colombo
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“Not sure really”
 of 5 bubbles CindyP259, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view room”
 of 5 bubbles ozded, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“second floor, had sea views and on to the green....beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles barbara667, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Stay in the South Wing if there's a wedding during your stay. The noice heard in the rooms above or near the hotel wedding room is unbearable.”
 of 5 bubbles stevebuick, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“rooms on the back of the hotel with sea view avoid the noise from the road.”
 of 5 bubbles JULIEh638, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
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