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Galle Face Hotel

Upmarket beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Galle Face Green

  • Free WiFi and free parking
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£85

Restrictions related to your trip

Sri Lanka may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
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9.0.Superb.
  • An older property but in a nice way, lots of character, spotlessly clean and the most…

    Mar 11, 2020

  • Staff were friendly and professional. Hotel was well maintained. Sadly the spa is…

    Mar 8, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 156 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 7 restaurants and 3 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available

For families

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels

What’s around

  • In Kollupitiya
  • Galle Face Green - 1-min walk
  • Crescat Shopping Mall - 17-min walk
  • Colombo City Centre - 19-min walk
  • Gangaramaya Temple - 21-min walk
  • Sri Lanka National Museum - 32-min walk

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  • Superior Queen
  • Superior Twin
  • Landmark Queen
  • Landmark Twin
  • Premier Ocean View King
  • Premier Ocean View Twin
  • Premier Ocean Balcony King
  • Premier Ocean Balcony Twin
  • Premier Ocean Balcony Double
  • Junior Suite
  • Junior Suite Twin
  • Junior Suite Ocean View
  • Junior Suite Ocean View Balcony
  • Ceylon Suite
  • Commonwealth Suite
  • Scandinavian Suite
  • Royal Thai Suite
  • Royal Dutch Suite
  • Presidential Suite
  • King Emperor Suite
  • Empress Suite
  • Superior Flight plus Hotel
  • Landmark Flight plus Hotel

Location

  • In Kollupitiya
  • Galle Face Green - 1-min walk
  • Crescat Shopping Mall - 17-min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Kollupitiya
  • Galle Face Green - 1-min walk
  • Crescat Shopping Mall - 17-min walk
  • Colombo City Centre - 19-min walk
  • Gangaramaya Temple - 21-min walk
  • Sri Lanka National Museum - 32-min walk
  • Marino Mall - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Arcade Independence Square - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
  • Dutch Period Museum - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct - 1.2 mi / 1.9 km

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) 44-min drive
  • Colombo Fort Station 28-min walk
  • Wellawatta Railway Station 12-min drive
  • Seeduwa 29-min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 156 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Sri Lanka may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle*

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site valet parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 7 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference centre
  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter

Facilities

  • Year Built – 1864
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath with shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

1864 Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and only serves dinner.Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

In On the Green – This pub specialises in international cuisine. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

The Poolside Bar – This beach bar specialises in international cuisine and only serves light fare. Open daily.

King of the Mambo Cuban R – This beachfront restaurant specialises in seafood and only serves dinner. Open daily.

Travellers' Bar – Overlooking the ocean and garden, this bar specialises in international cuisine and only serves light fare. Open daily.

Small print

Also known as

  • Galle Face Hotel Colombo
  • Galle Face Hotel Hotel Colombo
  • Galle Face Hotel
  • Galle Face Colombo
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Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Rollaway beds are available for USD 10000.0 per day

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 15 for adults and USD 7.5 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • New Year's Day gala dinner fee for stays on 1 January

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Galle Face Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, neither pets and nor service animals are allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Yes, there are 7 on-site restaurants, featuring beachfront dining, international cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Nihonbashi Main Restaurant (3-min walk), Echo Italian Restaurant (5-min walk) and Sugar Bistro & Wine Bar (7-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Marina Colombo (3-min drive) and Bellagio Casino (5-min drive) are both nearby.
  • Recommended spots to visit include Galle Face Green (1-min walk) and Crescat Shopping Mall (0.9 mi), along with Colombo City Centre (1 mi) and Gangaramaya Temple (1.1 mi).
9.0.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It was very enjoyable. We were upgraded to a Junior suite which was really good. The bar staff restaurant staff were excellent.

    Tim, 1 night trip, Feb 28, 2020

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 2.0.Poor

    PAID 1000GBP AND NEVER SLEPT THERE AWFUL

    Paid up front for 5 nights thru Hotels.com We checked in am and had left the hotel by 3pm and booked elsewhere. The photographs on the site and the reviews bear no resemblance to the hotel itself. The place is in disrepair and is disgustingly dirty. I have paid 1000GBP and could not stay there as it was so bad. Hotels .com has nowhere to register a complaint so i guess i am out of pocket DO NOT believe the photos THIS PLACE IS FILTHY IN A PORT AREA IN URGENT NEED OF RENOVATION AND DECORATION

    Richard, 5 night trip, Feb 21, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Top quality hotel.

    Very lovely hotel, junior suite was spacious and comfortable. Pool area is very nice and all the sitting/ eating areas are relaxing. Watch your spending, we were nearly overcharged for drinks and it’s not cheap anyway. Quoted 12000 Rupees for an airport taxi which should cost 3000R.

    Paul, 2 night trip, Feb 18, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    If you like older more traditional style you’ll love it here. Great location right on the ocean where the cooling breeze is most welcome. Rooms a little dark but clean & functional. Breakfast & dinner very nice. All in all a lovely stay with nice wining & dining options.

    Leanne, 2 night romance trip, Feb 13, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We stayed in this very special heritage hotel in one of their Landmark twin rooms. Everything worked perfectly and we were very comfortable. Our view over Galle green was beautiful and we were lulled to sleep by the sound of ocean waves. Luckily we were there on Independence Day and watched the Sri Lankan naval vessels moored just in front of the hotel from the pool terrace. The view from the main terrace where we had breakfast was a peaceful start to the days we were there. Do stay in this hotel if you can.

    3 night family trip, Feb 3, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    What a special hotel! The staff are incredible, the hotel itself is absolutely amazing, everything was just spot on. So much history here, and the staff take so much pride in the place too. The breakfast is fab and the pool overlooking the sea is perfect. I will definitely be back here.

    2 night romance trip, Jan 30, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic place to stay, faultless staff, 30 mins from airport. Food to die for.

    2 night romance trip, Jan 27, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent as ever my favourite hotel a regular visitor

    2 night romance trip, Jan 10, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Raj revisited

    A beautiful hotel, allowing the clock to be set back 100 years. If this is what you are looking for book now! But you have to take the pros with the cons. It was originally built in the 1860's, lovely large rooms with beautiful wooden floors, but of course not very soundproof. And a pervading smell of damp.Site seeing around Colombo is easy with tuk tuks waiting just outside. Breakfast and spa top rate.

    Lawrence, 3 night trip, Jan 8, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I did not know hotels like this still existed...

    Tomasz, 1 night trip, Jan 8, 2020

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