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“Classic colonial style the Galle Face Hotel boasts elegant interiors in muted palettes. There is an infinity pool overlooking the private beach area as well as an indulgent spa and well equipped gym. Dine at In... On The Green popular amongst locals. A great stay for couples and families. ”

“Classic colonial style the Galle Face Hotel boasts elegant interiors in muted palettes. There is an infinity pool overlooking the private beach area as well as an indulgent spa and well equipped gym. Dine at In... On The Green popular amongst locals. A great stay for couples and families. ”

Hotel Review

Once reputedly the best hotel East of the Suez, the landmark Galle Face Hotel — founded in 1864 — is the grand dame of Colombo, a striking colonnaded edifice set right on the edge of the sea. Opulent rooms and suites brim with the charm of a bygone era, whilst the ballroom frequently plays host to stunning society weddings and The Traveller’s Bar boasts an impressive list of celebrity guests. Relax with afternoon tea on the verandah, explore nearby Fort and Pettah, districts full of culture and history, and nibble spicy prawn wade on nearby Galle Face Green, where families amble and impromptu cricket matches begin under the kites which fill the sky. Savour delicious dishes at the 1864 Restaurant or get your toes tapping at trendy King of Mambo. Don’t miss the lowering of the national flag at sunset, accompanied by a kilt-clad bagpiper.
Recommended for
  • Spa breaks
  • There is a great spa with hot tub and sauna plus a private beach area.
  • Romantic Break
  • Sumptuous suites with four posters and ocean views.
 

Written by Saskia Walker

Recommended For

  • Cooking classes
  • Menaka Culinary Art Academy teaches guests the art of Sri Lankan flavours. Hint: it includes plenty of spice.
  • Spa breaks
  • There is a great spa with hot tub and sauna plus a private beach area.
  • Croquet
  • in classic colonial style there is a croquet lawn for guests to use.
  • Sights nearby
  • Take a tour of Colombo's attractions in the hotel's classic car.
  • Other Activities
  • Relax on the hotel's private beach area - a luxury in the city.
  • Romantic Break
  • Sumptuous suites with four posters and ocean views.
  • Learning
  • The National Museum is a must visit.
  • Free wifi
  • Gourmet
  • Designer
  • Good wine list
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Colonial
  • Romantic
  • Child friendly
  • Antiques
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Four poster beds
  • Luxury
  • Charming
  • Traditional
  • Wellbeing
  • Disabled access

Facilities

  • Airport transfer
  • Surcharge.
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor dining
  • Bar
  • Free wifi
  • Safe
  • Parking
  • Good wine list
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Massage
  • Private dining room
  • Library
  • No pets
  • Wifi
  • Sitting Room
  • Child friendly
  • Gym
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Four poster beds
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Concierge
  • Suites
  • Disabled access

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Menaka Culinary Art Academy teaches guests the art of Sri Lankan flavours. Hint: it includes plenty of spice.
  • Croquet
  • in classic colonial style there is a croquet lawn for guests to use.
  • Sights nearby
  • Take a tour of Colombo's attractions in the hotel's classic car.
  • Other Activities
  • Relax on the hotel's private beach area - a luxury in the city.
  • Learning
  • The National Museum is a must visit.

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