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Galle Face Hotel

5-star5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • On beach
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
2 Galle Road, Colombo, 300, Sri Lanka

Upscale beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Galle Face Green
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • In-room childcare (surcharge)
    • On beach
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Stayed while waiting for flight out for COVID-19 so not a great time for anyone. This…Mar 18, 2020
  • The staff were lovely and helpful, room was very big, WiFi was reliable and worked within…Mar 12, 2020

Galle Face Hotel

  • 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

What’s around Galle Face Hotel


  • On the beach
  • 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

Getting around

  • Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) - 47 min drive
  • Colombo Fort Station - 28 min walk
  • Wellawatta Railway Station - 16 min drive
  • Seeduwa - 29 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 156 rooms


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
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

Travelling with others


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Airport shuttle*


  • Free onsite self parking

  • Free onsite valet parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
*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 sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 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/bellhop
  • Year Built - 1864
  • Elevator
  • 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
  • Shower/tub combination
  • 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
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


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

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

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

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

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

Galle Face Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Galle Face Hotel Colombo
  • Galle Face Hotel Hotel Colombo
  • Galle Face Hotel
  • Galle Face Colombo
  • Galle Face
  • Galle Face Hotel Hotel
  • Galle Face Hotel Colombo


Some rooms at this property are not suitable for children. Please add child ages in the search parameters to display available rooms.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which 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 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 sanitizer.

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

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

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 for Galle Face Hotel

  • Does Galle Face Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    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.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Galle Face Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Galle Face Hotel?
    Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
  • Is there a pool at Galle Face Hotel?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Galle Face Hotel?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Galle Face Hotel?
    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).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Galle Face Hotel?
    Yes, there are 7 onsite 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).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Galle Face Hotel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • Is there an onsite casino at Galle Face Hotel?
    No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Marina Colombo (3-min drive) and Bellagio Casino (6-min drive) are both nearby.
  • What is there to do at Galle Face Hotel and nearby?
    Galle Face Hotel has 3 bars and an outdoor pool, as well as a garden.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 333 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
An older property but in a nice way, lots of character, spotlessly clean and the most lovely helpful staff. Without doubt one of the best hotels we’ve stopped in.
gb3 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Staff were friendly and professional. Hotel was well maintained. Sadly the spa is closed, no alternatives offered. Steam room wasn’t working either.
gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
It was very enjoyable. We were upgraded to a Junior suite which was really good. The bar staff restaurant staff were excellent.
Tim, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great experience. Felt Like a princess for a Night
Signe, as1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful historical ocean front hotel
Wonderful 2 night stay at the Galle Face Hotel. This is an old hotel in colonial style with so much history. Located if front of the Indian Ocean. We arrived at 6am and had to pay for an early check-in but we also got upgraded to ocean view room with balcony. That was nice. Highly recommended for a short visit in Colombo.
Maciej, us2 night trip
Good 6.0
It’s fine hotel with history. One section of the hotel smells moldy and we have to request to change the room (hotel happily accommodated our request) We could not sleep until 11 pm due to loud music
Haksoo, us1 night trip
Poor 2.0
Paid up front for 5 nights thru 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, gb5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The view from this property is spectular. We enjoyed having dinner under the stars and watching the waves. The team was exceptional in particular Michael Sansoni and Ivormi (front desk).
Bibi, ca1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
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, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Loved the joy taken in cherishing this grand old hotel from another era.
ca4 night romance trip

Galle Face Hotel