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    Galle Face Hotel Colombo

    No. 2, Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    011 94 11 2 541010
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    • Excellent47%
    • Very good33%
    • Average12%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible3%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Airport Transportation
    Room Service
    Poolside Bar
    Fitness centre
    Wheelchair Access
    Business Centre
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    Private Balcony
    5.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 2,600 reviews

    Reviewed yesterday

    So, stayed here for 6 nights some meetings. It's an attractive, interesting place, colonial and historic with multiple photos dotted around of famous people who stayed here.The complex is huge and includes a library, numerous meeting rooms, and places to eat (not all open at...More

    Thank ijhodgson
    Hotel's Favourite
    Reviewed 7 May 2017

    What a great grand historical hotel. It sits right on the ocean with big open verandas to sit out on and gaze at the water with the sound of waves crashing. We were only here for one night but loved everything about the place. Our...More

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    Response from Deni D, General Manager at Galle Face Hotel ColomboResponded 12 May 2017

    Thank you for choosing The Galle Face Hotel for your most recent visit to Colombo and for taking the time to give us such a great review score! Reviews such as this really do help future guest's envision what an experience at the property promises....More

    Reviewed yesterday

    We stayed here on our last night in Sri Lanka. Very handy for the airport and central to where we wanted to be,. The hotel lobby and restaurant lovely but our room was tired and very small. The bathroom needed updating but had all it...More

    Thank Alison L
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    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    We stayed here for our first part of our Sri Lankan trip as a treat for ourselves. And what a treat it turned out to be! The service, the food and the drinks were all amazing, and we couldnt fault anything. The buffet breakfast was...More

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    Response from Deni D, General Manager at Galle Face Hotel ColomboResponded yesterday

    We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and are very grateful you took the time to share with us your five star review from your experience. The pool bar is indeed one of the most relaxing places within the property and...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We booked the Gall Face Hotel as our last stay in an incredible holiday in Sri Lanka. What a mistake! On our arrival we asked if they could match the latest Booking.com price as we booked in July and our rate was quite a bit...More

    1  Thank Bozo C
    Response from Deni D, General Manager at Galle Face Hotel ColomboResponded yesterday

    Thank you for taking the time to write back to us with your honest feedback from your time at The Galle Face Hotel. Firstly, I would like to apologise for the issues you had with your room and the noise carrying through. Please be assured,...More

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    2 October 2017|
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    Response from Deni D | Property representative |
    Hello! Thank you for writing to us! Do let me know what your preferences are and I will be able to suggest a good fit for you. I would however recommend our premier rooms or oceanic junior suites which offer views of the... More
    anil m
    1 October 2017|
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    Response from Deni D | Property representative |
    Hello and thank you for writing to us! The Galle Face Hotel was restored back to it's former glory in 2015 and offers a novel stay in a 153 year old colonial hotel whilst offering all the necessities required by any modern... More
    Adi C
    16 September 2017|
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    Response from Deni D | Property representative |
    Hello, Thank you ever so much for writing to us. All our Oceanic Balcony Junior Suites do offer views of the Indian ocean. Your Sincerely, Deni Ohlsen-Dukic
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    "Don't choose a room facing the street or above the banquet hall. It can be noisy."
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