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This iconic and colonial-style hotel, built in 1864, boasts a spa and a saltwater pool with sun loungers that faces the vast Indian Ocean.

Fitted with wooden flooring, most rooms at Galle Face Hotel offer views of the Indian Ocean, Galle Face Green or Colombo City. They are equipped with a TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. A minibar and a personal safe are included.

Guests can enjoy a relaxing massage at the spa or work out at the gym. Galle Face Hotel also provides a business centre.

Located in the heart of Colombo City, Galle Face Hotel is a 15-minute drive from Odel Shopping Mall and just 22.4 miles from Colombo International Airport.

Local and international dining options can be enjoyed at the hotel's 2 on-site restaurants, Verandah and 1864. For a drink, guests can head to the bar.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, American, Buffet

Free parking available at the hotel

Currency exchange: Need local currency? This property offers currency exchange on site.

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Premier Ocean View King Room
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Premier Ocean Balcony Double Room
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Junior Queen Suite
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Junior Suite Ocean View Queen Room
  • 1 single bed and 1 double bed
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Superior Twin Room
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Landmark Twin Room
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Premier Ocean Balcony King Room
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  • 1 large double bed
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Junior Twin Suite
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  • 1 large double bed
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Presidential Suite
  • 1 extra-large double bed
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Ceylon Suite
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Commonwealth Suite
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Royal Thai Suite
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King Emperor Suite
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Empress Suite
  • Bedroom 1: 1 extra-large double bed
  • Bedroom 2: 2 single beds
  • Bedroom 3: 1 large double bed
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  • Do you serve food made with pork for high tea?

    Thank you for taking the time to write to us with your valuable inquiry, Unfortunately we don't serve any pork items for high tea


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    Answered on 18 March 2021
  • Is your private beach next to the property or do I need to use a means of transportation to go there?

    Unfortunately the hotel docent have a private beach even the hotels 60% rooms are sea view


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    Answered on 9 September 2019
  • Is there a shuttle available to get to the closest beach nearby? What are the other transportation options?

    There is no shuttle services from the hotel, However local transport methods are available (Cab & Tuk Tuks)


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    Answered on 9 September 2019
  • How can I get to the closest beach from the property?

    The beach is in walking distance


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    Answered on 9 September 2019
  • Do you have an ATM and money exchange facilities at the hotel

    ATM machines are available with walking distance 25 Miters from the hotel


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    Answered on 9 January 2020
  • Do you inter connected rooms?

    Yes we do in selected room configurations (subject to availability). Superior rooms to Superior rooms Superior rooms to Junior Suite Superior rooms to Junior Suite Ocean View Selected Heritage Suites to Premier Rooms


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    Answered on 30 January 2020
  • Request you to kindly check if early check in is possible.

    Early check in between 12pm and 2pm is free of charge - subject to availability Early check in between 6am and 12pm will be charged 50% of the room night charge Early check in before 6am will be charged 100% of the room night charge


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    Answered on 21 October 2019
  • Is your hotel is level 1 certified or do your hotel as COVID test facilities?

    unfortunately our property is not a Level 01 hotel


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    Answered on 13 September 2021
  • Shuttle to airport early morning like 5am

    Airport transfer can be arranged. Charges : USD 71 per car, per way


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    Answered on 4 November 2019
  • Can the hotel accommodate 1 queen-sized bed and a single bed in the superior room category?

    Superior rooms only can accommodate 02 persons (One Queen size bed or 02 Single Beds Twin)


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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
Excellent location - show map
What's nearby
  • Crescat Boulevard
    0.3 miles
  • Galle Face Green
    0.4 miles
  • One Galle Face
    0.5 miles
  • U.S. Embassy
    0.6 miles
  • Colombo City Centre Shopping Mall
    0.7 miles
  • Colombo Rowing Club
    0.7 miles
  • Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple
    0.8 miles
  • Beira Lake
    0.8 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Seaspray
    0 miles
  • Cafe/bar Pool bar
    0 miles
Top attractions
  • World Trade Center - Sri Lanka
    0.8 miles
  • Colombo World Trade Center
    0.9 miles
  • Khan Clock Tower
    1.2 miles
  • Colombo Town Hall
    1.3 miles
  • Bambalapitiya Railway Station
    1.9 miles
  • R Premadasa Stadium
    2.2 miles
  • Asiri Surgical Hospital
    2.9 miles
Natural beauty
  • Sea/ocean Galle Face Green
    0 miles
  • Lake Beira lake
    1.6 miles
  • Mountain National Museum
    2.2 miles
Public transport
  • Train Slave Island Railway Station
    0.3 miles
  • Train Kollupita Railroad Station
    0.6 miles
Closest airports
  • Ratmalana Airport
    7.4 miles
  • Bandaranaike International Airport
    17.8 miles
How to get to Galle Face Hotel from Bandaranaike International Airport
    Car
    Free parking is available.
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3 restaurants on site

    Verandah Restaurant

    Cuisine: American, Chinese, Indian, Local

    Open for: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, High tea

    King of the Mambo - Cuban Restaurant

    Cuisine: International

    Open for: Dinner, Cocktail hour

    The 1864

    Cuisine: International

    Open for: Dinner

Facilities of Galle Face Hotel Great facilities! Review score, 8.7
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Private beach area
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Activities
  • Live music/performance
  • Themed dinner nights Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment