Galle Face Hotel

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On the beach
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Flat-screen TV

Overview of Galle Face Hotel

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Galle Face Hotel

5.0 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
2 Galle Road, Colombo, 300

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGalle Face Beach1 min walk
  • Popular LocationHigh Commission of India3 min walk
  • Popular LocationBeira Lake20 min walk
  • AirportColombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.)29 min drive

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About this area

Colombo

Located in Colombo, Galle Face Hotel is in the city centre and on the beach. Dutch Period Museum and Sri Lanka National Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Gangaramaya Temple and Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Sinhalese Sports Club or R. Premadasa Stadium.

What's nearby

  • Galle Face Beach - 1 min walk
  • High Commission of India - 3 min walk
  • Crescat Shopping Mall - 7 min walk
  • Colombo City Centre - 19 min walk
  • Beira Lake - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Colombo Fort Station - 5 min drive
  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 29 min drive

Restaurants

  • 1864 Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • In On the Green — 1 min walk
  • The 1864 - 2 min walk
  • Nihonbashi Main Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Yumi - 4 min walk

About this property

Galle Face Hotel

Ocean-view hotel with a poolside bar, near Crescat Shopping Mall
At Galle Face Hotel, hit the beach, dine on-site at 1864 Restaurant or enjoy a drink at one of the hotel's 3 bars/lounges. All 156 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find minibars, premium bedding and coffee makers.
Galle Face Hotel offers 156 forms of accommodation with minibars and a safe. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10:30 AM: USD 15 for adults and USD 7.5 for children
  • 7 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Computer station
  • Conference centre
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

More

  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10000.0 per day.

Payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • New Year's Day gala dinner fee

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 15 for adults and USD 7.5 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 71 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 3)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 71 (one-way), (from 2 to 18 years old)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10000.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
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
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

We should mention

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
A fee for a mandatory New Year's Day gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 1 January
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
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
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings

4.4

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 490 out of 794 reviews
5 - Excellent 62%
Rating 4 - Good. 214 out of 794 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 56 out of 794 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 21 out of 794 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 13 out of 794 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We had an Ocean View Room with balcony. The room and the ambience of the hotel as a whole were faithful to the hotel's colonial era origins. Excellent service, large common areas with expansive views of the ocean and in particular the superb sunsets. About 20 minutes easy walk along Galle Face Green to the old city. My wife prefers baths to showers and the lack of one was the only negative.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service
Good
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed while waiting for flight out for COVID-19 so not a great time for anyone. This hotel provided excellent service and support during this trying time. They had taken additional steps to protect guests and staff. Particularly enjoyed our meal in the Cuban restaurant - but sadly no live music. Hope to go back in better times.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
An older property but in a nice way, lots of character, spotlessly clean and the most lovely helpful staff. Without doubt one of the best hotels we’ve stopped in.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020