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Galle Face Hotel

Upscale beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Galle Face Green

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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9.0.Superb.
  • 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

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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 wears 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 to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Convenient
Safe
Walkable
Quiet
Shopping
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Bathtub
  • 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 cribs/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels

What’s around

  • 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

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • 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

Landmarks

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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)
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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

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

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 onsite self parking
  • Free onsite 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 sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center
  • 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/bellhop

Facilities

  • 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

More

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

Special features

Dining

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.

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

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

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

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 sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff 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, pets and service animals aren't 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 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).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Marina Colombo (3-min drive) and Bellagio Casino (6-min drive) are both nearby.
  • Galle Face Hotel has 3 bars and an outdoor pool, as well as a garden.
9.0.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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.

    3 night romance trip, Mar 11, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Staff were friendly and professional. Hotel was well maintained. Sadly the spa is closed, no alternatives offered. Steam room wasn’t working either.

    1 night trip, Mar 8, 2020

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  • 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

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great experience. Felt Like a princess for a Night

    Signe, 1 night family trip, Feb 28, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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, 2 night trip, Feb 24, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    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, 1 night trip, Feb 22, 2020

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  • 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

    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, 1 night romance trip, Feb 19, 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

    Loved the joy taken in cherishing this grand old hotel from another era.

    4 night romance trip, Feb 13, 2020

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