Galle Face Hotel - Colombo

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Table tennis

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

Overview

Galle Face Hotel is located near by beautiful beaches. The traditional hotel is set in a colonial building in the heart of Colombo.

Guests will appreciate Galle Face Hotel close proximity to Khan Clock Tower and R. Premadasa Stadium. The city center lies within 1 km from the venue.

The hotel boasts close proximity to a stadium and restaurants.

Within a 5-minute walk guests will find Slave Island Railway train station. The property is set 30 km from Bandaranayake airport.

Rooms

The hotel's comfortable rooms are appointed with a trouser press, a minibar, a balcony, satellite TV and a laptop-size safe. Some rooms feature views over the Indian Ocean. They come with a kettle and coffee/tea makers as well as bathrooms with bath sheets, a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat & Drink

A broad variety of local dishes is served at the garden restaurant. Refreshing drinks are offered in the poolside bar. Guests can dine in The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub and Nihonbashi located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

Services

Cars are available for rent on site.

Relax

The hotel provides reflex massage and steam baths for guests to relax and rejuvenate. A fitness center and a gym are among the on-site facilities.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   82.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Private beach
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access

Sports & Fitness

  • Table tennis
  • Squash

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Barbeque grills
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Ocean view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway beds
  • Chaise lounges
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Fan/Extractor
  • In-room jacuzzi

Bathroom

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

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

2 Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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

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Rooms and availability

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Landmark Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or 1 Twin bed or Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
Size: 26 m²
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    Premier Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed or 1 Twin bed or Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
    Size: 26 m²
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      Premier Deluxe Single Room
      Bed type: 1 Single bed or 1 Twin bed
      Size: 26 m²
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        Standard Room
        Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double bed
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          Junior Suite
          Bed type: 1 Twin bed or Queen-size bed or 1 Single bed
          Size: 37 m²
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            Superior Double Room
            Bed type: Double bed or Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons or 1 Twin bed
            Size: 25 m²
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              Superior Triple Room
              Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
              Size: 20 m²
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                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
                  2.4 km
                Restaurants
                • The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub (cuisine: German)
                  80 m
                • Nihonbashi (cuisine: Japanese)
                  200 m
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  2 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  12 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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                What's nearby

                Popular areas

                • City Center - 800 m

                Places of interest

                • Crescat Boulevard - 400 m
                • Kollupita Railroad Station - 1.0 km
                • Temple de la dent - 1.3 km
                • Central Bank of Sri Lanka - 1.5 km
                • Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct - 1.8 km
                • Paradise Road - 1.8 km

                Train stations

                • Slave Island Railway Station - 400 m
                • Maradana Railway Station - 2.3 km

                Convention centers

                • Colombo Rowing Club - 1.1 km
                • Dutch Hospital - Colombo - 1.4 km
                • Barefoot Gallery - 2.8 km

                Shopping areas

                • Colombo Dutch Museum - 1.8 km
                • National Art Gallery - 2.0 km
                • Srilanka National Museum - 2.0 km

                Amusement

                • Colombo City - 1.3 km

                Monuments and Landmarks

                • Galle Face Green - 600 m
                • Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple - 1.2 km
                • World Trade Center - Sri Lanka - 1.3 km
                • Khan Clock Tower - 1.8 km
                • Colombo Town Hall - 2.0 km
                • Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque - 2.1 km
                • British Council - 2.5 km
                • University of Colombo - 2.8 km

                Stadiums

                • Colombo World Trade Center - 1.4 km

                Museums

                • Viharamahadevi Park - 1.7 km

                Public parking

                • U.S. Embassy - 900 m
                • Colombo Town Hall - 2.0 km
                • Alliance Française - 2.3 km

                Marina

                • Beira Lake - 1.3 km

                Local attractions

                • Dewatagaha Mosque - 1.8 km
                  Lipton's Circus, Colombo
                • Law Courts of Hulftsdorp - 2.5 km
                  Hulftsdorp, Colombo
                • Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple - 4.3 km
                  Isipathanara Road, Colombo
                • Colombo National Museum - 2.4 km
                  Albert Crescent, Colombo
                • Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil - 3.9 km
                  Kotahena, Colombo

                Near the hotel

                • Gangaramaya - 1.3 km
                  61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo
                • Talangama Wetland - 1.3 km
                  Lake Road, Colombo
                • Zoological Gardens - 1.3 km
                  Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo
                • Gem Museum - 1.5 km
                  43 Ananda Coomaraswamy Mw (Green Path), Colombo

                Restaurants nearby

                • The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub - 80 m

                  Address: 11 Galleface Court 2
                  Phone: 011 242 1577

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

                • Skky Bar - 220 m

                  Address: 42 Sir M.M.M Mawatha

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

                • Chutneys - 380 m

                  Address: 77, Galle Road
                  Phone: 112497372

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

                • Nihonbashi - 200 m

                  Address: Galle Face Terrace
                  Phone: 0094 112 323847

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

                • Navratna - 240 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  2 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  12 pm
                • Number of rooms:
                  82

                Hotel Awards

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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 465 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
                Show big map »

                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
                  2.4 km
                Restaurants
                • The Bavarian German Restaurant and Pub (cuisine: German)
                  80 m
                • Nihonbashi (cuisine: Japanese)
                  200 m
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  2 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  12 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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