Jul 6, 2023
Beautiful property, but mediocre service
This property is architecturally brilliant. It's a wonderful and thoughtful conversion of a historic building into comfortable hotel rooms. but the hotel service is quite poor. I think it's a government-run hotel and it shows. Many of the staff are not well-trained, and do not seem to have much of a hospitality background. As one example, I sat down for breakfast, ordered quickly, and immediately explained that we needed to catch a flight, so we were in the rush. We didn't get our main food after 35-40 minutes of waiting. And it wasn't just me asking: all the staff could clearly observe that I rushed to get my suitcases down AFTER ordering food. But it did not seem to matter to them. I explained to both front desk staff and restaurant staff that we were risking missing our flight, and that they could just give us everything in a takeaway box. They first agreed, but then came out and said that it would take another 15 minutes to get ready. So we just left not eating the breakfast we had paid for. The staff explained that because there was one other table (who sat down after us), they were overwhelmed. Two tables (6 people total) somehow overwhelmed their cooking capacity. The check-in process at this hotel was quite good. The service quality here is such that if you are paying around $100-$120, this is a fine hotel. If you are going above that, then Galle offers other better-run hotels.
Ahmed, 1-night family trip
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