Galle Face Hotel - Colombo

2 Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka  show map
 5 stars
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Galle Face Hotel - Colombo

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Pub

Cafe

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

Situated in the center of Colombo, the 5-star Galle Face Hotel offers the 24-hour restaurant serving international cuisine. The comfortable hotel represents Dutch architecture in Colombo.

An unique location of Galle Face Hotel provides an easy access to Colombo National Museum within a 20-minute walk. Guests can get to Colombo city center, which is 1 km away.

Set next to golf courses, restaurants and bars, this hotel also offers a sundeck, a swimming pool and a ballroom on site.

Slave Island Railway train station is 5 minutes' walking distance from the hotel. Bandaranayake airport is about 35 minutes' drive away.

Rooms

Fashionable rooms at Galle Face Hotel are equipped with climate control, wireless internet, cable TV, a balcony and a trouser press. Some rooms come with a view of the Indian Ocean. They are furnished with a Colonial décor.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have excellent meals at the large restaurant. Cool drinks are offered in the snack bar. A variety of dishes are served in The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub and Nihonbashi, which are 5 minutes’ walk away.

Services

Car rental services are also provided.

Relax

Galle Face Hotel offers steam baths and massage for guests to relax and unwind. A gym and a fitness center are among the on-site facilities.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   82.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • No wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Private beach
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Surfing
  • Diving
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boating
  • Skiing
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Full board
  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Pub
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Buffet breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's pool
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Casino
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Bungalows
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Ocean view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • In-room jacuzzi
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Chaise lounges
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Washing machine
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 12 pm FREE
Check-out until 2 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 2 years
Existing bedding FREE
Crib FREE
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Galle Face Hotel - Colombo Colombo location
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Hotel Address:

2 Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Get directions
City Center
  • Colombo
    900 m
Airports
  • Bandaranayake (CMB)
    29.3 km
Train Stations
  • Slave Island Railway Station
    500 m
  • Maradana Railway Station
    2.3 km
Restaurants
  • The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub (cuisine: German)
    20 m
  • Nihonbashi (cuisine: Japanese)
    140 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  2 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    82

Hotel Awards

Sri LankanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedColomboGalle Face Hotel

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Family Hotels in Sri Lanka

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Rooms and availability

Galle Face Hotel photos Room
Landmark Single Room
  • Room size:

    26 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private pool
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Standard|Landmark Room, (1 Twin Bed )

Premium Double Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Premium Room - Sea View

Galle Face Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Premier Twin Room
Ocean view
  • Room size:

    26 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private pool
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Water bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This twin room features a electric kettle, seating area and air conditioning.

Galle Face Hotel photos Room
Premier King Room
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private pool
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This double room features a minibar, seating area and electric kettle.

Standard Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe
  • Internet television
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Fridge
Room Description:

Standard Room. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Galle Face Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Private pool
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Fridge
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Galle Face Hotel photos Room
Junior Suite
Ocean view
  • Room size:

    22 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private pool
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This double room features a seating area, air conditioning and minibar.

Galle Face Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Superior Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This twin room features a electric kettle, seating area and minibar.

Superior Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

TRIPLE SUPERIOR. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Galle Face Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Royal Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Private pool
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Fridge
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service

Galle Face Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center800 m
  • Colombo Rowing Club1.1 km
  • Dutch Hospital - Colombo1.5 km
  • Barefoot Gallery2.7 km

Places of interest

  • Crescat Boulevard400 m
  • Kollupita Railroad Station900 m
  • Temple de la dent1.2 km
  • Central Bank of Sri Lanka1.6 km
  • Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct1.7 km
  • Paradise Road1.7 km

Train stations

  • Slave Island Railway Station400 m
  • Maradana Railway Station2.2 km

Amusement

  • Colombo City1.2 km

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Galle Face Green 700 m
  • Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple1.1 km
  • World Trade Center - Sri Lanka1.3 km
  • Khan Clock Tower1.8 km
  • Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque2.0 km
  • Colombo Town Hall2.0 km
  • British Council2.5 km

Museums

  • Colombo Dutch Museum1.8 km
  • Srilanka National Museum1.9 km
  • National Art Gallery2.0 km

Parks

  • Viharamahadevi Park1.7 km

Business areas

  • Colombo World Trade Center1.4 km

Public parking

  • U.S. Embassy800 m
  • Colombo Town Hall1.9 km
  • Alliance Française2.2 km

Marina

  • Beira Lake1.2 km

Local attractions

  • Laksala1.6 km
    No 60, York Street No.215, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07, Thummulla.
  • St. Thomas Chapel1.6 km
    St. Thomas College
  • Green Path1.8 km
    Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha
  • Gem Museum1.6 km
    43 Ananda Coomaraswamy Mw
  • Khan Clock Tower1.7 km
    Colombo Fort

Near the hotel

  • Seema Malaka Temple970 m
    Sir James Pieris Mawatha
  • Old Parliament Building1.3 km
    Fort
  • King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe Prison Cell1.4 km
    Bank of Ceylon Mawatha Colombo 1
  • Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple1.2 km
    61 Sri Jinaratana Road
  • Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct1.5 km
    Hospital Street Galle Fort

Restaurants nearby

  • The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub20 m

    Address: 11 Galleface Court 2
    Phone: 011 242 1577

    72% likes this, based on 142 reviews
    Cuisine: German
    Price Range: NZD 12 - NZD 40

  • Skky Bar180 m

    Address: 42 Sir M.M.M Mawatha

    50% likes this, based on 14 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese

  • Chutneys340 m

    Address: 77, Galle Road
    Phone: 112497372

    72% likes this, based on 168 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian

  • Nihonbashi140 m

    Address: Galle Face Terrace
    Phone: 0094 112 323847

    61% likes this, based on 108 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese

  • Navratna240 m

    Address: Taj Samudra, No. 25, Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo 03

    80% likes this, based on 54 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  2 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    82

Hotel Awards

Sri LankanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedColomboGalle Face Hotel

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Family Hotels in Sri Lanka

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Galle Face Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Galle Face Hotel

Average guest rating

7.4out of 10
Very good
Based on 460 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    8.2

    Relaxed style and comfort - pure class. Amazing and large room, with a sea view. Great spa bath in the room.

    If the windows were cleaner, I could enjoy the view more, but I guess the salty spray makes them dirty again pretty quickly.

  • Single
    7.4

    This is a lovely historic hotel and I'm glad I stayed - full of atmosphere and right next to the beach with the souind of crashing waves

    I was put in a room on the main road when I had asked for a quiet room. The staff kept assuring me this was temporary, and they would move me to a quiet room when available. I asked numerous times and each time got a different excuse. Finally, just before midnight I went again to reception and asked why I was not yet moved to a quiet room. Suddenly 1 turned up and I was moved. I did not like the "runaround" I was given.

  • Family with children
    5.4

    The hotel very old no maintain

  • Single
    5.8

    It's a very old hotel, since 1864, and it's fascinating to stay in such an old hotel, right on the sea shore.

    My room had a lot of problems due to lack of maintenance, the bathtub sometimes was becoming full of dirty water coming from the draining, and the personnel, who witnessed the problem, didn't offer me another room and even didn't come back to clean the bathtub. I was in the main wing and I've been told that the rooms in the other wing had been already renovated.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Fantastic location and the deluxe room.

  • Family with children
    8.0

    Charhing Rs 10 for 1 minute of WiFi

  • Single
    9.0

    Beautiful old building,with original character.

  • Group of friends
    7.0

    Colonial style building, excellent view, can hear the sea at night, spacious rooms and bathrooms, helpful staff in business center

    The hotel could be the best in the city considering magnificent colonial style and location. Unfortunately the management of the hotel does not consider the renovation which is absolutely necessary to begin. The walls, cellings, carpets need attention. Hotel has a very old feeling (but not in a pleasant way, just old things that need renovation).TV could be changed in the room. I believe Regency Wing should be much better.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    It is an old hotel, maintained well. Within city, in beach,

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Old-world charm; nice location

    The room in this new, Regency wing was fine. Beware, however, of the rooms in the old wing. They are badly maintained and need urgent renovation.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    The location and the service

    I would think for the price free wifi like all the other hotels I stayed at in Sri lanka for half what it cost to stay at the Galle Face. The laundry was really expensive.

  • Older travelers
    4.2

    This hotel can be 3 stars only very dirty roos and bathroom having overflow and bad smillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

  • Couple
    5.8

    We spent one night at galle face hotel and found the room, which was on the newly renovated wing of the hotel, to be excellant. We arrived very early due to train times and were allowed to go to our room earlier than we were meant to. The initial service was excellant.

    As we were not flying home until the early hours of the following morning we agreed, when offered, to pay for another night in order to make the final few hours before going to the airport, more comfortable. We were told we would have to change rooms and that we would pay 3 dollars more than the on line price paid for the first night. The room we were moved to, which was in the old wing of the hotel, was of a much lower standard. We also received a call from reception asking what time we were leaving, having paid for a full night. My husband also became ill with sickness and diarrhea aprox 30 hrs after arriving at the hotel having spent 2 weeks in sri lanka, staying at 4 other hotels, with no stomach problems at all. Over all not happy with any of the service on the 2nd day which was in sharp contrast with the excellant service and room on the first day.

  • Group of friends
    5.0

    The lobby and exterior

    The rooms and bathrooms needs renovation, they are sold and stuffy

  • Single
    4.2

    Frant of sea

    Poor in the facilites and cleaning

How to reach hotel

hotel Galle Face Hotel - Colombo Colombo location
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Hotel Address:

2 Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Get directions
City Center
  • Colombo
    900 m
Airports
  • Bandaranayake (CMB)
    29.3 km
Train Stations
  • Slave Island Railway Station
    500 m
  • Maradana Railway Station
    2.3 km
Restaurants
  • The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub (cuisine: German)
    20 m
  • Nihonbashi (cuisine: Japanese)
    140 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  2 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    82

Hotel Awards

Sri LankanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedColomboGalle Face Hotel

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Family Hotels in Sri Lanka

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