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    Galle Face Hotel Colombo

    No. 2, Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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    04/06/2017 05/06/2017
    1 room
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          US$157
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          Overview
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          Free Wifi
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          Private Balcony
          5.0 Star Hotel
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          Reviewed 1 week ago

          I was working at GFH for 2 weeks. My room was upgraded to a junior suite. I suspect they keep those rooms just for upgrades (for regular or long stay customers) but I could be wrong! the rooms were serviced twice a day, there were...More

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          Reviewed 1 week ago

          Lovely hotel within Colombo. Historic property that stands out from the usual hotels. Large and rustic rooms with modest wifi/air con but gets the job done, Beautiful outside dining areas and the inside bar and restaurants are lovely. Excellent food. Staff is well meaning &...More

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          Response from Deni D, General Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo

          Thank you ever so much for taking the time to give us your thoughts from your recent stay at The Galle Face Hotel. We love hearing back from our guests as it gives us great insight into how we are doing as a team. The...More

          Reviewed 1 week ago

          Went back a couple of months ago to check out the state of this iconic institution, post-renovations. Congratulations! A job well done. Taking in the sunset over the ocean, sipping sun-downers by the poolside must rate as one of Colombo's ultimate experiences. The food and...More

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          Response from Deni D, General Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo

          Many thanks for taking the time to share with us your lovely review from your recent experience. We are thrilled to hear that you appreciated the recent restoration carried out on the colonial property, bringing much of the old world charm back. We recommend you...More

          Reviewed 2 weeks ago

          We have visited the hotel many times over the past thirty years, for drinks, meals and to attend wedding banquets from time to time. The hotel has lots of nostalgic charm and is a throwback to a bygone era. The recent renovations have really improved...More

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          Response from Deni D, General Manager at Galle Face Hotel Colombo

          Very many thanks for revisiting The Galle Face Hotel and taking the time to write about your most recent visit with us. Firstly, thank you for taking the time to give us your honest feedback which is pivotal in ensuring that we are constantly reaching...More

          Reviewed 2 weeks ago

          A wonderful old lady who still has enormous charm. The staff are very friendly and efficient, everything beautifully maintained so you feel you are stepping back in history but with all modern amenities. The position on the beach is magnificent and well worth visiting.More

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          About
          Awards & Recognition
          Travellers' Choice2017 Winner
          Certificate of Excellence
          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Beachfront
          • Room Service
          • Free Parking
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Meeting Rooms
          • Room Service
          • Free Parking
          • Airport Transportation
          • Business Centre with Internet Access
          • Laundry Service
          • Concierge
          • Banquet Room
          • Conference Facilities
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Minibar
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$152 - US$254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Hotel Style
          • #1 On the Beach Hotel in Colombo
          • #2 Spa Hotel in Colombo
          • #4 Luxury Hotel in Colombo
          • #7 Family Hotel in Colombo
          • #8 Business Hotel in Colombo
          • #8 Romantic Hotel in Colombo
          • Room types
          • Suites ,
          • Family Rooms ,
          • Smoking rooms available ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 158
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          • Sri Lanka >
          • Western Province >
          • Colombo
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          travelwearyLondon
          Just booked our stay for December 2017 - can the hotel arrange transfers from the airport (each way)? Cost?
          15 May 2017|
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          Response from Deni D | Property representative |
          Hello! Our team can indeed arrange transfers to and from the Hotel. The prices of which will depend on the vehicle required, please feel free to contact our reservations team on reservations@gallefacehotel. net to make your... More
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          JACBrisbane
          Please advise the cost of staying 3 nights X 2 people Arrive December 06 Depart December 09 2017 Colonial room 2 X double beds
          18 April 2017|
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          Response from Deni D | Property representative |
          Hello! Thank you for writing to us. Our rates do vary upon the room category you'd prefer. For instance, our Landmark room is at 252 USD per night on bed and breakfast basis during the requested dates. Please write to our... More
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          VernonMelb
          Does the hotel have any beach access or in-house swimming pool. Also, what is the average climate late September early October and how close is it to the airport. Cheers
          9 April 2017|
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          Response from Deni D | Property representative |
          Dear Vernon, Thank you for writing to us. The property sits right on the very edge of the Indian ocean but unfortunately it isn't friendly for swimming. We recommend either Mont Lavinia (10 kms away) or the southern... More
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          Room Tips
          "Go for luxury room"
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          "Do not book a 'superior' style room if you are expecting a good standard."
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          "The older wing is quieter (cheaper rooms, too). Ask if your room will hear function music (usually quiet..."
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          "Ocean facing rooms"
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