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Daily buffet breakfast (USD 15 per person)

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Galle Face Hotel

5.0 star property
Upscale beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Galle Face Green
9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

894 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Connecting rooms available
2 Galle Road, Colombo, 300
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 7 restaurants and 3 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Pool bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • In-room childcare
  • Conference center
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) - 45 min drive
  • Bambalapitiya Railway Station - 11 min drive
  • Wellawatta Railway Station - 17 min drive
  • Colombo Fort Station - 29 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Coffee Stop - Cinnamon Grand - 8 min walk
  • King Of The Mambo - 1 min walk
  • Sugar Bistro & Wine Bar - 7 min walk
  • Bavarian German Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Breeze By Barracuda - 1 min walk

About this property

Galle Face Hotel

Galle Face Hotel offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 71 per vehicle one-way. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at 1864 Restaurant, one of 7 restaurants, which serves international cuisine and is open for dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include 3 bars/lounges, a poolside bar, and a terrace. Fellow travelers love the helpful staff and location.


English, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 156 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - anytime
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • 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


  • No pets or service animals allowed


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


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10:30 AM
  • 7 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Childcare in room (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Built in 1864
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool
  • Banquet hall


  • Elevator

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • 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.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 15 for adults and USD 7.5 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 71 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 3)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 10000.0 per day
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 2 and 18 costs USD 71 (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 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.
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.
A fee for a mandatory New Year's Day gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on January 1.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Galle Face Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Galle Face Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. 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 staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
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.
Is parking offered on site at Galle Face Hotel?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Galle Face Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 71 per vehicle one-way.
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 (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
Is there an onsite casino at Galle Face Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Bellagio Casino (3-min drive) and Bally's Casino (3-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.
Are there restaurants at or near Galle Face Hotel?
Yes, there are 7 onsite restaurants, featuring beachfront dining, international cuisine, and garden views.
What's the area around Galle Face Hotel like?
Galle Face Hotel is located on the boardwalk, a short 1-minute walk from Galle Face Green and 4 minutes' walk from Galle Face Green Night Market. Travelers give top marks for the hotel's prime location.







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10/10 Exceptional

gulshan, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

GF Hotel - Your best bet for Colombo!
Great stay, as always. Extremely courteous and efficient staff, great service, food, and drinks!
RAHUL, 4-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

HOSUP, 14-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Vern E, 6-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Wonderful service but faded glory
I have very mixed feelings about the hotel. From the moment of arrival to the moment of departure all members of staff were wonderful, absolutely first class. The location is superb and the breakfast buffet is very good. However, in this day and age you cannot really say this is a 5***** hotel. The rooms are quite tired, still using old fashioned metal keys with bulky tags. The pool towels were stained and a frayed, the decking around the pool was warped and coming apart. The various outside ocean facing “sun beds” were in a sorry state, holes in the covers etc. It really is a pity as the hotel could be so amazing, but really needs a refurbishment and just care taken in public areas.
Warwick, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Charith, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Karen, 6-night trip
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6/10 Good

I had started in this hotel few years back , I was happy with the services & hotel room , but now the rooms are not very good , service is also not so great ,
Sudhir Nath, 6-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Christian, 2-night trip
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