Galle Face Hotel

Colombo , , 2, Galle Road (Show on Map)
8.6
Very Good


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Info An iconic Sri Lankan accommodation, Galle Face Hotel is a 4-star hotel with stunning views of the Indian Ocean. 3 restaurants and 3 bars are located on the property for your indulgence. For your leisure, there is a beachfront pool with a pool deck and sun loungers. You can also enjoy direct access to the beach with golden sand and blue waters. There are also many available facilities for business trips and meetings, with four different delegate packages being offered. The hotel even has a cultural museum and a library with chess and backgammon.
Summary of reviewsOverall, the Galle Face Hotel is an outstanding five-star hotel with exceptional facilities and services. Guests rave about the hotel's charm and luxurious style, as well as its breathtaking ocean view swimming pool and five-star restaurant. Although some have mentioned that breakfast is not up to par, the overall experience of staying in such a stunning building with rich history makes up for it. Despite stiff competition in the area, the Galle Face Hotel stands out as one of the best Hotels in the world. For those looking for a top-notch five-star experience, the Galle Face Hotel is definitely worth the trip.
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Experience the privilege of being near the sea by checking in this hotel. Having a pool with only salt water the hotel gives to its guests the impression of being at the beach without actually swimming in it.

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Room Types
Regency Room The spacious double room offers air conditioning, a minibar, as well as a private bathroom featuring a walk-in shower and a hairdryer. This double room features a tea and coffee maker, a seating area, flat-screen TV with cable channels, as well as fruit for guests. The unit offers 1 bed.

Heritage Room The spacious double room offers air conditioning, a minibar, as well as a private bathroom featuring a walk-in shower and a hairdryer. The unit offers 1 bed.

Heritage Sea View Providing free toiletries and bathrobes, this double room includes a private bathroom with a walk-in shower, a hairdryer and slippers. The spacious air-conditioned double room provides a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a minibar, a tea and coffee maker, executive lounge access as well as sea views. The unit offers 2 beds.

Heritage Balcony Sea View The spacious double room provides air conditioning, a minibar, a balcony with sea views as well as a private bathroom featuring a walk-in shower. The unit offers 2 beds.

Heritage Junior Suite The spacious double room offers air conditioning, a minibar, as well as a private bathroom boasting a walk-in shower and a hairdryer. This double room has a tea and coffee maker, executive lounge access, flat-screen TV with cable channels, as well as fruit for guests.

Regency Junior Suite Sea View The spacious twin room features air conditioning, a minibar, as well as a private bathroom boasting a walk-in shower and a hairdryer. The unit has 3 beds.

Regency Junior Suite Balcony Sea View The spacious twin room provides air conditioning, a minibar, a balcony with sea views as well as a private bathroom featuring a walk-in shower. The unit offers 2 beds.

Presidential Suite This spacious suite includes 1 living room, 1 separate bedroom and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower and free toiletries. The air-conditioned suite offers a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a minibar, a tea and coffee maker, executive lounge access as well as sea views. The unit has 1 bed.

Heritage Suite Sea View This spacious suite comprises 1 living room, 1 separate bedroom and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower and free toiletries. The air-conditioned suite provides a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a minibar, a tea and coffee maker, executive lounge access as well as sea views. The unit offers 2 beds.

Royal Suite This spacious suite is comprised of 1 living room, 1 separate bedroom and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower and free toiletries. The air-conditioned suite offers a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a minibar, a tea and coffee maker, executive lounge access as well as sea views. The unit offers 2 beds.

King Emperor Suite The spacious suite has 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower and free toiletries. This suite features air conditioning, a minibar, flat-screen TV with cable channels, as well as fruit for guests. The unit has 1 bed.

Empress Suite Boasting 3 bedrooms, this spacious suite has 3 bathrooms with a walk-in shower, a seating area and terrace where you can relax. The air-conditioned suite features a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a minibar, a tea and coffee maker, executive lounge access as well as garden views. The unit offers 4 beds.

Queen Room with Sea View The unit offers 1 bed.

Junior Suite The unit has 2 beds.

Heritage Junior Suite Sea View. The unit offers 2 beds.

Guest Reviews
8.6
Very Good
Location
Galle Face Hotel is situated in the heart of Colombo, in a perfect location both for exploring the city and enjoying breathtaking views overlooking the ocean. The hotel is central and offers easy access to shopping and restaurants, while also being only a short tuktuk ride away from various attractions. It has an old-world charm combined with exceptional service and attentive staff. The historic property is beautifully located right on the oceanfront, next to Galle Face Green, which provides the perfect spot for walking, running or just enjoying the sea views. The hotel is surrounded by great shopping opportunities and guests can also find bars and restaurants next to the beach. Overall, the location of Galle Face Hotel is fantastic and ideal for those seeking a posh hotel experience in a central and oceanfront location.

Breakfast
The breakfast at Galle Face Hotel has received fantastic reviews from guests who have stayed. The buffet breakfast is said to be extraordinary, vast, varied and delicious with a huge variety of choices to suit all tastes. The breakfast setting is also excellent with ocean views and a relaxing atmosphere. The hotel offers Sri Lankan, European and American specialties, combined with fresh fruit and excellent pastries, leaving guests impressed. Tea and coffee options are said to be excellent, as are the drinks and curries on offer. The breakfast is a perfect start to the day and guests enjoyed sitting outside with ocean views. While some felt the buffet breakfast needed a daily changing menu and lacked in-service, overall it proved to be an excellent start to the day.

Rooms
The Galle Face Hotel is a historic colonial hotel that offers luxury comfort and old world charm. The rooms are beautifully furnished with dark wooden floors and large windows that provide stunning sea views. Some guests noted that the rooms are outdated and a bit tired, but they are still tastefully decorated in the colonialist mood of the hotel. The staff is fantastic and the rooms and facilities are incredible. The hotel is like a real museum with a nostalgic atmosphere and modern twists. The bathrooms are well-appointed with all amenities and the beds are big and extremely comfortable. The hotel is situated in a gorgeous location, but some guests were not happy with the lack of privacy in their rooms due to cleaners opening doors without permission. Overall, the Galle Face Hotel offers a lovely and comfortable stay with a touch of history and understated elegance.

Beds
Welcome to Galle Face Hotel, where a good night's sleep is guaranteed thanks to the excellent beds and modern amenities provided in each room. Guests rave about the comfortable mattresses and bedding with some even saying they experienced the comfiest bed of their lives. Though some guests mention that the rooms can be a little dark and old, the quality of the beds makes up for it. Some visitors were impressed with the large size of the beds and others enjoyed relaxing around the great pool and reclining on the beds provided. While some guests found the beds to be too hard or wobbly, the majority of reviews account for the bed being extremely comfortable. Come stay at the Galle Face Hotel and experience a night of restful sleep like no other.

Cleanliness
The Galle Face Hotel is a fantastic building that houses clean and well-maintained rooms. The room attendants go beyond their call of duty to ensure the comfortable stay of guests with rooms being kept very clean on a daily basis. The hotel itself is kept very clean, although there are reports of some areas needing improvement such as the dirty pool surroundings. Despite some negative experiences reported, the overall cleanliness of the rooms is appreciated by many reviewers.

Staff
The staff at Galle Face Hotel are simply amazing. From the moment you arrive, they greet you with warm smiles and helpful hands. They are all super professional, efficient and courteous. The breakfast is fantastic and the staff in the restaurant go out of their way to make you feel welcome with their personal touches like welcome drinks. Many guests have specifically mentioned the exceptional service from staff members like Bandu Dhamasik, Suranga Sanjeewa, Imasha Madumali and Princely Dissa Bandaran. The staff also includes a fantastic chef who serves up mouth-watering delights like Masala Dosa.

While some guests have experienced a lack of attentiveness from a few staff members, overall the staff are attentive, helpful, friendly and polite. They are always willing to go above and beyond to ensure that guests' needs are met. The concierge, Emmanuel, is particularly helpful and provides great tips for guests. Even the room attendants are exceptional, ensuring that guests are comfortable and their rooms are clean.

The staff truly make Galle Face Hotel a special place to stay. Although some guests have mentioned a few small downside like some staff being overbearing or not proactive, the exceptional service and personal care from the friendly and knowledgeable staff truly shine through. Overall, the staff at Galle Face Hotel are praised for providing exemplary service, making guests feel relaxed and cared for during their stay.

Pool
The pool at Galle Face Hotel is a highlight for many travelers, featuring a large ocean-facing saltwater pool and a great poolside bar with amazing sunset views. The area is clean, well-maintained and equipped with comfortable lounge chairs. There were some concerns over the amount of chlorine in the water, but these issues were quickly resolved by staff. Although some guests hoped for more seating options, the pool area was generally pleasant and nicely decorated. Some reviewers noted that the hotel's overall facilities were excellent with everything from an outdoor club to an ocean view. While there were a few negative comments about the pool not quite meeting 5-star standards, the overwhelmingly positive feedback invites visitors to take a dip and relax.

Beach
The Galle Face Hotel is a wonderful beachfront location, right by the Indian Ocean, making it one of the only hotels with direct beach access in Colombo. It's close to the city centre but still offers a relaxing outdoor area with a pool facing the beach. Guests described the beach, pool and music as magical and the location as ideal for walking to the old town. Although some reviews mentioned rats in the beach bar and broken furniture on the beach front, overall, visitors loved this beautiful place by the ocean.

Nightlife
Galle Face Hotel certainly has a lively nightlife scene with late night parties and open-air areas boasting really loud music. Although some guests may find the noise intrusive, many consider it a happening night spot, particularly on weekends. The new bars around the hotel can be a nightmare for guests who prioritize peace and quiet, as the music from these bars can go on for a long time. However, if you're looking to join in the fun, the hotel's bars and restaurants offer a great atmosphere for drinking and eating. Just be aware that prices can be steep with Firebeach charging double for a beer compared to what you'd pay on the terrace. If you need your sleep, book the cheapest room on the city side as the noise can be intolerable. However, if you embrace the energy, it's a great place to be!

5 Star
The Galle Face Hotel is a magnificent, luxurious five-star hotel with a rich history and style. Guests have described their stay as exceptional, fantastic and charming. The hotel offers superb facilities and services, including a swimming pool with a breathtaking ocean view and a five-star restaurant. The hotel has stiff competition in the area, but it stands out as possibly one of the best hotels in the world. While some guests have commented on the breakfast being below par, the stunning building and overall experience make up for it. In short, the Galle Face Hotel offers a five-star experience that is definitely worth the trip.

Outdoor Pool
The outdoor pool at Galle Face Hotel is a top highlight according to guest reviews! It's set right by the ocean, providing stunning sea-facing views while you swim, sunbathe on the available lounge chairs, or sip a refreshing drink from the beach bar. The pool itself is really deep, perfect for those who love a good swim. Overall, visitors enjoyed spending time in the pool area which was described as pleasant, great and amazing. With so much on offer at this hotel, from beachside relaxation to club entertainment, it's hard not to fall in love with Galle Face Hotel.

Luxury
The Galle Face Hotel is a place of understated elegance and rich history. This luxurious hotel is like living in a real museum with its beautiful and well-maintained mid 1800's historic building, showcasing old world charm with modern facilities. The level of refinement of this colonial cool hotel is not often seen in today's modern hotels, it's fabulous! The stunning building with outstanding location provides a luxury experience and the Premium Ocean View Balcony Double Room is super luxurious with a fantastic bed and shower. The hotel has a stylish and charming atmosphere and the staff resolve issues with understanding and solution-focused professionalism. It's no surprise that this beautiful traditional hotel has a reputation for being one of the best in the area, being more or less up to claimed five star standards. A stay at this hotel is guaranteed to be a once-in-a-lifetime luxury comfort experience.


Yes, Galle Face Hotel has pool(s) that belong to one or more of the following categories: Panoramic View Pool, Outdoor Pool.

Yes, a spa is available at Galle Face Hotel.

No, Galle Face Hotel doesn't allow dogs.

Yes, parking facilities are available at Galle Face Hotel.

Yes, Galle Face Hotel has a gym.

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