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 36 km 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 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

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

Free parking available at the hotel


Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
1 double bed
1 single bed
1 single bed
and
1 double bed
1 single bed
and
1 double bed
1 single bed
and
1 double bed
or
1 single bed
1 single bed
and
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 single bed
and
1 extra-large double bed
1 single bed
and
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
Bedroom 1:
1 extra-large double bed
Bedroom 2:
2 single beds
Bedroom 3:
1 large double bed
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Property practices

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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.1
Facilities
8.6
Cleanliness
8.9
Comfort
9.0
Value for money
8.3
Location
9.5
Free WiFi
8.3
High score for Colombo
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Emily
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Amazing hotel. Super clean with beautiful pool area and right on the beach. Location is also amazing next to Galle Face Green and not far from the mall. Staff were all lovely and helpful
  • Nicole
    Australia Australia
    Lovely older style charming colonial hotel in a good location. Staff are professional.
  • David
    United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
    I felt relaxed and looked after from the moment we arrived. I loved the ambience and the view from our balcony was superb. Breakfast was a leisurely affair with an excellent array of food. We will definitely stay here again….fabulous spot.

Hotel surroundings

Restaurants
3 restaurants on site

  • Verandah Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      American • Chinese • Indian • Local
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Brunch • Lunch • Dinner • High tea
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Romantic
  • King of the Mambo - Cuban Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      International
    • Open for
      Dinner • Cocktail hour
    • Ambiance
      Modern • Romantic
  • The 1864
    • Cuisine
      International
    • Open for
      Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Romantic

Facilities of Galle Face Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6

Most popular facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Fitness centre
  • 3 restaurants
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
  • Private beach area
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Private beach area
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Activities
  • Live music/performance
  • Themed dinner nights
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
Living Area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Telephone
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
    Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Valet parking
  • Parking garage
  • Accessible parking
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
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Car hire
  • Packed lunches
  • Lift
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Pants press
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Outdoor swimming pool
Free!
  • Open all year
  • Pool with view
  • Salt-water pool
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
Wellness
  • Fitness
  • Full body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Couples massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • 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

Check-out

Until 12:00

 

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.

Children 13 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

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

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

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.

Groups

When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

A mandatory tax of SSCL 2.5% will be charged. if payments are made in Local currency (LKR) for all guests.

FAQs about Galle Face Hotel

  • Galle Face Hotel has 3 restaurants:

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • The nearest beach is just 50 yards from Galle Face Hotel. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Galle Face Hotel is 0.9 miles from the centre of Colombo. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at Galle Face Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Suite

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