Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Galle Face Hotel

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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.

Galle Face Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 8 Jun 2011.

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

Property highlights

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


Availability

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4 reasons to choose Galle Face Hotel

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • 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
    Answered on 18 March 2021
  • Hi, are your gym and pool areas open for guests?
    Dear Partner Thank you for the message currently the gum & the pool is open for all in-house guest Regards Revenue Manager Galle Face Hotel
    Answered on 14 January 2022
  • Hi there- is the airport shuttle included in the price? How early is the first shuttle to the airport?
    Dear Partner Greetings Thank you for reaching out to on the above our Airport transfers cost will be US$ 71.00 for one-way transfer for maximum 03 p..
    Answered on 23 January 2022
  • Hi I hope staying with you next July. Which hotel room accommodates 3 adults ( we are travelling with our 16 yr old daughter) thank you
    Dear partner Yes the premier balcony can accommodate 03 adults Regards Reservations Team
    Answered on 30 December 2021
  • Hi do you have interconnecting family rooms?
    Yes we have interconnecting rooms in Landmark category.
    Answered on 7 May 2022
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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
Excellent location - show map
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, 8.5
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Private beach area
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Activities
  • Live music/performance
  • Themed dinner nights Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
Food & Drink
  • Fruits Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Parking garage
  • Secured parking
Transport
  • Airport drop off Additional charge
  • Airport pick up Additional charge
Reception services
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Trouser press Additional charge
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Business centre Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Car hire
  • Packed lunches
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Pool bar
  • Pool with view
  • Salt-water pool
Wellness
  • Fitness
  • Full body massage Additional charge
  • Hand massage Additional charge
  • Head massage Additional charge
  • Couples massage Additional charge
  • Foot massage Additional charge
  • Neck massage Additional charge
  • Back massage Additional charge
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Spa facilities
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna Additional charge
Languages spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese

House rules Galle Face Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

From 14:00 hours

Check-out

Until 12:00 hours

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request
Free
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
US$20 per person, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card American Express Galle Face Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

A mandatory tax of SSCL 2.5% will be charged effective 1st October 2022 onwards, if payments are made in Local currency (LKR) for all guests.

FAQs about Galle Face Hotel

  • The nearest beach is just 50 yards from Galle Face Hotel.

  • Galle Face Hotel is 0.9 miles from the centre of Colombo.

  • The prices at Galle Face Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at Galle Face Hotel is from 14:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

  • Room options at Galle Face Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Suite
    • Twin

  • Galle Face Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness centre
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Evening entertainment
    • Spa/wellness packages
    • Spa facilities
    • Hand massage
    • Live music/performance
    • Couples massage
    • Swimming Pool
    • Fitness
    • Themed dinner nights
    • Neck massage
    • Private beach area
    • Full body massage
    • Beach
    • Head massage
    • Back massage
    • Foot massage

  • Galle Face Hotel has 3 restaurants:

    • King of the Mambo - Cuban Restaurant
    • Verandah Restaurant
    • The 1864

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Galle Face Hotel by:

    • Car 55min

  • Guests staying at Galle Face Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

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

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.