This iconic and colonial-style hotel, built in 1864, features a spa and a saltwater pool with lounge chairs that faces the vast Indian Ocean. With hardwood floors, most rooms at Galle Face Hotel offer views of the Indian Ocean, Galle Face Green or Colombo City. They come 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 center. In the heart of Colombo City, Galle Face Hotel is a 15-minute drive from Odel Shopping Mall and just 22 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 in particular 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 full bed
1 twin bed
1 twin bed
and
1 full bed
1 twin bed
and
1 full bed
1 twin bed
and
1 full bed
or
1 twin bed
1 twin bed
and
1 king bed
1 twin bed
and
1 king bed
Bedroom 1:
1 king bed
Bedroom 2:
2 twin beds
Bedroom 3:
1 queen 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:

  • Arjun
    India India
    This was the third time I stayed at the Galle Face Hotel. I have always enjoyed the scenic views and the hospitality. It is one of those old-school hotels that offer a lot of class and grace. I will definitely return for another stay!
  • Mark
    Israel Israel
    Not my first stay at the hotel Stay was good as always I recived a room upgrade which was very nice Breakfast ,service and house keeping very good Nice relaxing pool area
  • Althea
    United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
    The service was exceptional. Friendly, pre-emptive. The property was well loved and it showed

Hotel area info

Restaurants
3 Restaurants On Site

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

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

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Fitness center
  • 3 restaurants
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Private beach area
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Private beach area
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Activities
  • Live music/Performance
  • Themed dinners
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Telephone
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
    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 available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Valet parking
  • Parking garage
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business center
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Elevator
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Suit 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
  • Saltwater pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Spa
  • Fitness
  • Full-body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Couples' massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa facilities
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Fitness center
  • 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 2:00 PM

Check-out

Until 12:00 PM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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

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

Crib and extra bed policies

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

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print
Must-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

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

  • Room options at Galle Face Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Suite

  • Check-in at Galle Face Hotel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • The nearest beach is 150 feet from Galle Face Hotel. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Galle Face Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

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

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

    • Fitness center
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Evening entertainment
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Spa facilities
    • Hand massage
    • Live music/Performance
    • Couples' massage
    • Swimming pool
    • Fitness
    • Themed dinners
    • 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
    • The 1864
    • Verandah Restaurant