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Galle Face Hotel, Colombo

5-star5 stars
2 Galle RoadColomboSri Lanka

Luxury hotel with spa, near Sri Lanka National Museum
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Tasty breakfast
Great location
Awesome vibe
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
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Galle Face Hotel, Colombo

from $153
  • Superior Room ( 1 Queen Bed )
  • Landmark Room (1 Queen Bed )
  • Premier Ocean View Room ( 1 King Bed )
  • Premier Ocean View Room with Balcony (1 King Bed )
  • Junior Suite Ocean View (1 Queen Bed )
  • Junior Suite Ocean View with Balcony (1 Queen Bed )
  • Junior Suite, (1 Queen Bed )
  • Junior Suite (1 Twin Bed)
  • Landmark Room, (1 Twin Bed )
  • Premier Ocean View Room ( 1 Twin Bed )
  • Premier Ocean View Room with Balcony (1 Twin Bed )
  • Superior Room (1 Twin Bed )
  • Premier Sea View Room with Balcony
  • Heritage Commonwealth Suite
  • Heritage Ceylon Suite
  • Heritage Royal Dutch Suite
  • Heritage Royal Thai Suite
  • Heritage Presidential Suite

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 156 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free valet parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 7 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Health club
  • Full-service spa
  • Steam room
  • Pool umbrellas
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 9
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Year Built 1864
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, L'Occitane Spa.

The spa is open daily.


1864 Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

In On the Green - This pub specializes in international cuisine. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

The Poolside Bar - This beach bar specializes in international cuisine and serves light fare only. Open daily.

Seaspray - This beachfront seafood restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only. Open daily.

Travellers' Bar - Overlooking the ocean and garden, this bar specializes in international cuisine and serves light fare only. Open daily.

Galle Face Hotel, Colombo’s small print

Also known as

  • Galle Face Hotel Colombo
  • Galle Face Hotel
  • Galle Face Colombo
  • Galle Face


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 25 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 15 for adults and USD 7.5 for children (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Galle Face Hotel, Colombo

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Crescat Shopping Mall (5-minute walk)
  • Dutch Period Museum (17-minute walk)
  • Sri Lanka National Museum (18-minute walk)
  • Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque (20-minute walk)
  • Arcade Independence Square (30-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 45 min drive
  • Colombo Fort Station - 8 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 429 reviews

Galle Face Hotel, Colombo
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Galle Face Hotel, Colombo
Classic elegance
Fantastic experience in a classic hotel. British elegance from the colonial era, with a fascinating "museum" of famous people who have stayed at the hotel since the 1930's. Great dining options. Rooms are a bit old, but bathrooms are new.
Randall, us2 night trip
Galle Face Hotel, Colombo
Elegant heritage hotel, faultless service
Elegant and well preserved, renovated colonial era hotel with terrific service and outstanding breakfast buffets. Well situated facing both Galle Face Green and the beach.
David, us2 night trip
Galle Face Hotel, Colombo
The air condition control (thermostat) did not work. I reported it to housekeeping and the building HVAC personnel. They came to fix it in the night but did not fix. So we ended up sleeping in a room either it is too cold or stuffy and hot when we shut it in the middle of the night, The rooms are very old (the hotel is very old). The rooms are not sound proof at all being next to the ocean. They still have the old style mechanical key for the rooms and we were told that it would cost us US$150.00 if you lose the key, which is more than the cost of the room for the night. We will not return to this hotel ever and will not recommend to anyone if they want a good night sleep.. The TV was not working properly and I had to ask the maintenance to to fix the reception of the signal. It appears that they don't check the room and the amenities for quality.The checking in and out was good. .
Victor, us1 night romance trip
Galle Face Hotel, Colombo
Elegance by the sea
Beautifully appointed historic hotel beside the sea. No real beach though. Good service, good food ( buffet is almost same every day) great views, nice grounds and pool. Liked Travellers Bar location but the waiter overcharged us for 2 extra drinks. Close to everything but using a tuk tuk is much less money than their cabs. Or have them call you a "kangaroo cab" They place a significant hold on credit card at check in. Check in took a little too long for me but I liked their milk toffee that was offered. (No cold facecloth:( ) Also you can sign to your room but they do not give you a copy of the bill when you sign and they did not have all the receipts attached to peruse at check out. This is true of all hotels I stayed at in Sri Lanka. Lots of weddings here and if you hear drums go and see them announcing the couple. They are all dressed up in local Kandyan outfits. Very impressive This hotel is in the book "1000 Place to See Before You Die" and that is why I wanted to stay here and it is one of the best hotels in SL
Sheromie, us1 night family trip

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Galle Face Hotel, Colombo

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