Galle Face Hotel

Rated 8.5 in 718 reviews. 111 rooms.


Originated in 1864, South Asia’s leading Grande Dame, the Galle Face Hotel bears testimony to both Sri Lanka’s colonial past and its independent present. Celebrated within the hospitality world, it blends historical splendor with crafted modernity to form a new model for heritage properties. Celebrating 150 years, the Galle Face Hotel is one of the landmarks in Asia and was acclaimed as one of the best heritage hotels in Sri Lanka in 2012. It is the first hotel in the country to be featured on a postage stamp.

This iconic and colonial-style hotel, built in 1864, boasts a spa and a saltwater pool with sun loungers that faces the vast Indian Ocean.

Fitted with wooden flooring, most rooms at Galle Face Hotel offer views of the Indian Ocean, Galle Face Green or Colombo City. They are equipped with a TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. A minibar and a personal safe are included.

Guests can enjoy a relaxing massage at the spa or work out at the gym. Galle Face Hotel also provides a business centre.

Located in the heart of Colombo City, Galle Face Hotel is a 15-minute drive from Odel Shopping Mall and just 36 km from Colombo International Airport.

Local and international dining options can be enjoyed at the hotel's 2 on-site restaurants, Verandah and 1864. For a drink, guests can head to the bar.

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  1. Bavarian German Restaurant

    WiFi password is 1234567890. I recommend the Mixed Grill & fries w/ Chocolate Mousse & Mixed Berry Compote. Cocktails are large, strong & generous. Only sad thing is the huge service charge of 25%.

    71 m from hotel
    11, Galle Road (Galle Face Court 2)

  2. Inn On the Green (IOG)

    Happy hour is from 5:30 to 7:30 pm

    82 m from hotel
    No 2, Galle Rd,

  3. Amuseum

    One of the best night clubs in colombo...

    198 m from hotel
    25, Galle Face Centre Road

  4. Angsana City Club & Spa

    Fantastic! Great service, complimentary treats are amazing, massage .. Well wonderful:)

    338 m from hotel
    Crescat City

  5. Galle Face Green

    Galle face green should be changed as galle face brown! No more grass there :-(

    392 m from hotel
    Colombo, Western, Sri Lanka

  6. The Shisha Lounge

    Awesome place to chill with shishaa! 😉

    396 m from hotel
    Common Grand Colombo

  7. Lagoon

    Oysters with spinach and Parmesan is a super stater

    401 m from hotel
    No.77, Galle Road, Colombo 03

  8. Cheers Pub

    Pubquiz on Mondays! I love the nachos and calamari salad.

    467 m from hotel
    Cinnamon Grand

  9. Nuga Gama

    It was totally a TRUE village experience.Great atmosphere with a friendly service.Well worth the price you pay.Even all the foods were tasty & I must say d Passion fruit juice was really really tasty.

    0.5 km from hotel
    Cinnamon Grand

  10. Burger's King

    Some delicious looking new dishes have been added.. Try the Chicken Tandoori Burger for a change..

    0.6 km from hotel
    Malay St.

  11. Colombo Swimming Club

    The cheese toast is not your average cheese toast.

    0.7 km from hotel
    148 Galle Road

  12. Hilton Executive Lounge

    Extensive offering of drinks and snacks at this intimate lounge. Come early as it fills up quickly

    1.3 km from hotel
    Kumaran Ratnam Rd.