We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Galle Face Hotel Colombo

Visit hotel website
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerAttributes":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"]}}
Dec. 30Dec. 31
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
Standard Room
Getting you more information on this room More
Free Cancellation
Book now, pay at stay!
Show Available Rooms
Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 12 partner sites to see rooms from US$138.
We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Colombo hotels with availability
{"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","META_AIR","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "6fbcd12b7066472c9dbc979aabc2fb0d", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":2038179,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[35113394],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":30,"month":12,"year":2018},"checkout":{"day":31,"month":12,"year":2018},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":550,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"6fbcd12b7066472c9dbc979aabc2fb0d","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":550,"lowestMetaPrice":138,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":550,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":null,"highestMetaPrice":550,"lowestMetaPrice":138,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":550,"hotelName":"Galle Face Hotel Colombo","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6IjZmYmNkMTJiNzA2NjQ3MmM5ZGJjOTc5YWFiYzJmYjBkIiwiQUlLIjoiNjI1ZDdiOTFjM2Y4NDdiM2EyNDU1MGM4MGVkNjg2ZmUifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": 1, "checkIn": "30/12/2018", "checkOut": "31/12/2018", "lowestPrice": "US$138", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {"35113394":"BookingCom"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": false, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_resp_hr_room_grid", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"scriptFlags":null,"containerAttributes":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_responsive","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_responsive","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__sub_header"},"template":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"]}}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"scriptFlags":null,"containerAttributes":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{},"template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"]}}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"scriptFlags":null,"containerAttributes":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__amenities","occupancy":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__occupancy","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__reservation_col"},"template":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__widget","moduleList":[]}}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
Travellers' Choice 2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Presented proudly as Sri Lanka's iconic and historic hotel, Galle Face Hotel is located in heart of Colombo City, along the seafront and facing the famous Galle Face Green.The hotel has 158 well-appointed rooms and suites, with some offering excellent views across the Indian ocean and the fascinating view of evening sunset.There are three restaurants, a gym, spa and unique saltwater swimming pool, overlooking the seafront. Guests here will be convenient as the hotel offers close access to many of the business district,historic cultural sites and landmarks in Colombo, as well nearby shopping. The hotel is a 45-60min journey from the airport.Guests seeking a glimpse of Colombo's history will enjoy the charm of The Galle Face Hotel with its unique, unaltered setting since 1864.
Read more
Property amenities
Business Centre with Internet Access
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wheelchair Access
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Public Wifi
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Outdoor pool
Breakfast Available
Show more
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Great View
Hotel links
Visit hotel website
Reviews (3,726)
Filter reviews
3,256 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews galle face colonial hotel sea spray old world charm sri lanka old wing indian ocean wooden floors overlooking the ocean junior suite colonial style watching the sunset pool bar sea front breakfast buffet high tea under renovation
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 3,256 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stayed at the Galle Face Hotel for the final night of a 2 week holiday in Sri Lanka in December. It’s a 5 star hotel, but only met my expectations given the room rate and the rating. We were at first allocated a room...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank fylde_wanderer
Hotel's Favourite
Reviewed September 1, 2018

This hotel is significant not only for its location but also its place in history. The museum will boast of Prince Philip's car and also a listing of renewed personalities around the world who have walked and stayed inside its walls. I visited to attend...More

Date of stay: August 2018
2  Thank k B
Response from Team_GFH, Guest Relations at Galle Face Hotel ColomboResponded September 5, 2018

Thank you every so much for taking the timeout to give us such a delightful review 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...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a beautiful room with a view of the ocean, loved the 30m saltwater pool and the choice and quality of the eating places and bars (great cocktails, too). All the staff were extremely nice and helpful, especially Nadeesha at the reception. They were...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank 524susannew
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very nice colonial hotel. Very friendly and helpfull staff. Great buffet menu for breakfast and lunch. High quality cocktails to enjoy whilst enjoying the beach and sunset. Spa facilities are also very good. The only thing if you suffer allergies is that given that it...More

Date of stay: December 2018
1  Thank Footprints714809
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Galle Face - Not to miss beautiful sunset Good place to relax and enjoy the beach n beach snack food. Nearby good shopping n malls n cafes Nearby good hotels Old Dutch Hosp nearby, good pkace to get quality items n souvenirs. Fix price shop.....More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank lpool67
Response from gallefacehotelcmb, GFH Team at Galle Face Hotel ColomboResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for staying with us and for your feedback! We look forward to having you back! Regards, GFH Team

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
November 26, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from gallefacehotelcmb | Property representative |
Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you very much for considering Galle Face Hotel. We can indeed accommodate 2 adults and 2 children in our Premier Balcony room which also adds to the view. With regard to the Long Room, only adults... More
October 29, 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Rogheathertrips | Reviewed this property |
Their breakfast buffet is one of the best .... great setting and ocean views too 😊
October 18, 2018|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from 257Trinah | Reviewed this property |
Our superior rooms all had a degree of ocean views
Room Tips
"Rooms with balcony is so so good !!"
3 weeks ago
Read review
"Try to get a room facing the beach. You won’t be disappointed!"
Nov. 11, 2018
Read review
"Do not book King Size Ocen View room"
Nov. 4, 2018
Read review
"Ask for tour free hotel tour they have a friendly historian Mr Siddique who has excellent knowledge of the..."
Nov. 4, 2018
Read review
Show More 
US$146 - US$383 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaWestern ProvinceColombo
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing