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1 room, 2 adults

Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka

5-star5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • On beach
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Free WiFi
2 Galle Road, Colombo, 300, Sri Lanka

Upscale beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Galle Face Green
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • In-room childcare (surcharge)
    • On beach
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Free WiFi
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  • It’s overpriced for what it is. Room was average and the hot water didn’t run time to…Nov 23, 2019
  • It was great - Mr Mubarak was very helpful and really took care of Mr VikramSinghNov 22, 2019

Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka

from Rs7,083
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What’s around Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka


  • In Kollupitiya
  • Galle Face Green - 1 min walk
  • Crescat Shopping Mall - 17 min walk
  • Colombo City Centre - 19 min walk
  • Gangaramaya Temple - 21 min walk
  • Sri Lanka National Museum - 32 min walk
  • Marino Mall - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Arcade Independence Square - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km

Getting around

  • Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) - 43 min drive
  • Colombo Fort Station - 28 min walk
  • Wellawatta Railway Station - 14 min drive
  • Seeduwa - 29 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 156 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • Free valet parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (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
  • Pool umbrellas
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • 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
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
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
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


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

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.

King of the Mambo Cuban R - This beachfront 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, Sri Lanka’s small print

Also known as

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


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.

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.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

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

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • New Year's Day gala dinner fee for stays on 1 January

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Rollaway beds are available for LKR 10000.0 per day

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

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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

FAQs for Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • Does Galle Face Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Galle Face Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Galle Face Hotel?
    Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
  • Is there a pool at Galle Face Hotel?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Galle Face Hotel?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Galle Face Hotel?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Galle Face Hotel?
    Yes, there are 7 onsite restaurants.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Galle Face Hotel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • What is there to do near Galle Face Hotel?
    Recommended spots to visit include Galle Face Green (1-min walk) and Crescat Shopping Mall (0.9 mi), along with Colombo City Centre (1 mi) and Gangaramaya Temple (1.1 mi).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 440 reviews

Very good 8.0
Nice hotel
in5 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Nice Heritage Hotel
Lovely old hotel and centrally located. Staff and Service good be friendlier.
SUNIL, in2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful hotel and locale. Very reminiscent of the old British raj.
ARUN, in1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
The rooms were small but comfortable but the room in front of it was being renovated , so, a bit of a dampner The cuban restaurant was happening with music etc, but the food was so so The lobby and other facilities were great
Alaknarayan, in2 night trip
Fair 4.0
Cover the Face
This hotel is broken down in several ways. Since it is an old British-era building bult in 1857, all floors are wooden. Not only do all the floors creak, so do the doors, cabinets, etc. You can hear creaking noises from other rooms as well, making it very annoying. The staff at the F&B outlets forgot how to smile or never learnt. Menu at Dinner buffet is almost 80% same as the breakfast buffet. They have done away with their infused cocktails which they used to be once famous for. The only positive is that it is the only hotel actually on the beach.
AMIT, in5 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
A great hotel and everyone out to please
It is a great heritage hotel. A luxurious breakfast but the substance between the news wing check in and the old wing stay is quite a bit
Bijoy, in1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
It's got a great old school charm to this. Few hotels with this feel, now days
Deepa, in1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Good but buggy
Great location , historic depth , but too many small and large creatures in the room. Evening cocktails and music splendid.
Vinay, in2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Incredible pool & breakfast, lovely staff.
The staff were lovely and helpful, room was very big, WiFi was reliable and worked within our room and by the pool. Breakfast is fantastic - choice of tradition Sri Lankan cuisine and/or Western dishes with a wide range of options for both. Also appreciated that breakfast starts at 6.30am, which means you can enjoy the buffet and still make an early train. There was a very slight smell in the toilet and doona cover felt damp when we first arrived. Room service were quick to change the doona and sheets for us.
Kiara, au1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
It was very enjoyable. We were upgraded to a Junior suite which was really good. The bar staff restaurant staff were excellent.
Tim, gb1 night trip

Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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