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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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A$184

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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2 Galle Road, Colombo, 300, Sri Lanka
9.0.Superb.
  • We had an Ocean View Room with balcony. The room and the ambience of the hotel as a…

    Jan. 13, 2022

  • Stayed while waiting for flight out for COVID-19 so not a great time for anyone. This…

    Mar. 18, 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
  • gap period enforced between guest stays24 hours
  • 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

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 cots/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
  • Gangaramaya Temple - 21 min walk
  • Crescat Shopping Mall - 17 min walk
  • Colombo City Centre - 19 min walk
  • Sri Lanka National Museum - 33 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

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
  • Gangaramaya Temple - 21 min walk
  • Crescat Shopping Mall - 17 min walk
  • Colombo City Centre - 19 min walk
  • Sri Lanka National Museum - 33 min walk
  • Marino Mall - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Arcade Independence Square - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct - 1.3 mi / 2.1 km
  • Dutch Period Museum - 1.9 mi / 3 km
  • Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque - 2.1 mi / 3.4 km

Getting around

  • Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) - 44 min drive
  • Colombo Fort Station - 13 min drive
  • Wellawatta Railway Station - 16 min drive
  • Seeduwa - 29 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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2 Galle Road, Colombo, 300, Sri Lanka

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

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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

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 (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking
*See fees & policies 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

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • 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
  • 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.

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

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

Optional extras

  • 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 of USD 71 per vehicle (one-way, Maximum occupancy 3)
  • 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)

Children & extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • 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.

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.

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.

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

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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), Yumi (4-min walk), and Echo Italian Restaurant (5-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 71 per vehicle one-way.
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Bellagio Casino (3-min drive) and Casino Marina Colombo (8-min drive) are both nearby.
  • Galle Face Hotel has 3 bars and an outdoor pool, as well as a garden.
9.0.Superb.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Incredible pool & breakfast, lovely staff.

    The staff were lovely and helpful, room was very big, WiFi was reliable and worked within our room and by the pool. Breakfast is fantastic - choice of tradition Sri Lankan cuisine and/or Western dishes with a wide range of options for both. Also appreciated that breakfast starts at 6.30am, which means you can enjoy the buffet and still make an early train. There was a very slight smell in the toilet and doona cover felt damp when we first arrived. Room service were quick to change the doona and sheets for us.

    Kiara, 1 night trip, Mar. 12, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Like a little resort quite close to central Colombo. Maintains a colonial era feel. An historic building and part of Sri Lanka’s story. Friendly, helpful staff. An excellent breakfast with a wide variety of options.

    Leigh, 3 night romance trip, Feb. 3, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great hotel in great location

    We loved our stay at the Galle Face Hotel and found the facilities very good but with the price payable for a room , we felt the service in some areas could have been a little better. Overall staff were delightful and very attentive and the restaurants and bars were lovely with good choice of food and drinks and very reasonably priced. Beware of King of Mambo though - we made a booking for 7 people and when we arrived for a birthday dinner, our table had been given away ...not happy and staff weren't too concerned.

    Robin, 3 night trip with friends, Jan. 18, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    I liked the old world grandeur and atention to detail. I didnt like that our room was not suitable for what we thought we had booked on line and when I asked for it to be changed we wre charged an extra $200, when I hear other people with the same issue getting an upgrade for free.

    2 night family trip, Jan. 2, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 8.0.Very good

    Traditional srilankan food was good. There was no map to find where the gym and some rooms were located I had to take steps to go to my room which was inconvenient Very old bathrooms gave bad smell often

    Dilrukshi, 2 night business trip, Oct. 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I’ve stayed at the Galle Face Hotel several times over the years and always find the atmosphere and old world charm delightful. This time we had a landmark room with a balcony and a sea view, which was lovely. The bed was very comfortable and breakfast buffet with Sri Lankan options was very tasty.

    OnTheMove, 2 night romance trip, Sep. 30, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Let me be clear right from the start: I love the Galle Face Hotel. It's a grand colonial hotel restored to within an inch of its life. The staff are courteous and seem to love working there and its location one end of Galle Face Green, by the sea, is terrific because it's not boxed on by other buildings. But when we checked in a few days ago for three nights we were taken aback by the requirement that they preauthorise $200 USD on your credit card which in all my travels staying at luxury hotels throughout the world is unheard of. Remember that this hotel was booked on Expedia and paid in full with breakfast. Do they think that we'll run off without paying for meals and drinks, smuggling our luggage out past reception early one morning? Do they distrust us? Are we going to take any opportunity not to pay? They're letting themselves down badly by this archaic and offensive business practice. I actually think that the reception staff are embarrased when they ask for this bond. Oh well, maybe the Chairman and CEO will read this and reconsider. In the meantime I'll be staying somewhere else.

    Herodotus, 2 night romance trip, Sep. 23, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful hotel

    Lovely colonial hotel, loved the location and the history and ‘olde world’ charm. Enjoyed the high tea - great value. Would definitely recommend a stay here

    1 night trip with friends, Sep. 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Quiet,prompt service. Would have appreciated brighter lighting in room as I am visually impaired.

    4 night family trip, Jul. 1, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This was a classic old school hotel that I wanted to check off my bucket lists of hotels, and it was so worth it. I was there 2 weeks after the latest bombings and security was tight, but that was also comforting. Well worth the stay.

    Dion, 1 night trip, May 9, 2019

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