- This 19th-century heritage hotel sits on the edge of the Galle Face Green, the city’s biggest seaside promenade. The hotel is blissfully nostalgic and has a long sea-facing swimming pool and superb fine dining restaurant.
- The Galle Face, an impressive old colonial building, blends historical splendour with modernity and is situated right on the seafront. It was once the mansion of a British Governor and established as a hotel in 1864. Sri Lanka’s grand dame has welcomed royalty, film stars and countless other celebrities over its 150-year existence.
- The hotel is perfectly located in the heart of the commercial city and also has wonderful views of the Indian Ocean.
- As well as a large swimming pool, beauty salon and fitness studio, the hotel has a choice of two restaurants, one of which is right on the seafront and renowned for its seafood, and the other serving international cuisine.
- The Galle Face Hotel spa is set among lush tropical garden overlooking the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. There is also a museum and art gallery housing the Duke of Edinburgh’s first ever car.
- It’s immaculate terrace and gardens is the best place in Colombo to watch a sunset.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Colombo, Kandy, Sigiriya, Galle and any of other wondrous sights of Sri Lanka are within easy reach through our Galle Face Hotel Expeditions Team. Bespoke arrangements by the Team ensure a seamless experience
Experience Colombo like never before! The Colombo City Tour, the only open deck city sightseeing service in Sri Lanka offers unmatched experiences and exclusive glimpses into Sri Lanka’s premier city of “Old & New”.
The Galle Face Hotel offers a fleet of Mercedes Benz for our guests whilst in Colombo. From private arrival and departures at the Bandaranaike International airport to daily business trips or sightseeing tours, our Galle Face Hotel Expeditions Team will provide luxury and time efficient transportation to suit your requirements.
Take a walk through memory lane with our museum of famous faces and artefacts set out with loving care and situated on the second floor of the South wing of the hotel.
Our hotel Historian conducts regular tours of the Galle Face Hotel, pointing out various architectural highlights as well as relating various stories and legends of years past.
The wonderful family game of croquet was first recorded a mere eight years before the opening of the Galle Face Hotel in 1864 and has continued as a tradition of the hotel ever since. Enjoy a game on the south lawn with a refreshing Pimm’s cup, another tradition that was started in the Galle Face hotel during the last century.
The Galle Face, an impressive old colonial building, situated right on the seafront, was established as a hotel in 1864. The hotel is perfectly located in the heart of the commercial city and also has wonderful views of the Indian Ocean. Set in a fantastic location in central Colombo, perfect for shopping and sightseeing, the hotel today is split into two – the Classic Wing and the newer Regency Wing.. The 82 rooms of the southern Regency Wing of the hotel have recently been refurbished and modern luxuries have been tastefully combined with the original old Victorian features. Suites include living and dining areas, and are equipped with Jacuzzis, either in-room or on the balcony overlooking the ocean.
As well as a large swimming pool, beauty salon and fitness studio, the Regency Wing has a choice of two restaurants, one of which is right on the seafront and renowned for its seafood, and the other serving international cuisine. The Galle Face Hotel spa is set among lush tropical garden overlooking the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. There is also a museum and art gallery housing the Duke of Edinburgh’s first ever car. Guests may use the facilities of both parts of the hotel. There is plenty to do in the historic city of Colombo from shopping and dining to visiting cultural sites and museums.
The Galle Face Hotel offers 82 Rooms in the Regency Wing and 82 Rooms in the Classic Wing. Rooms in the former have recently been refurbished and offer luxurious decor and amenities. Rooms have fabulous views of the Indian Ocean, the shopping arcade ‘Piazza’ or the Spa Garden.
Memories of a bygone age are evoked when you step into the Ceylon Suite. Its rooms, including the one bedroom, are historic. This spacious suite is 80 square meters and has views to inspire. Access to the Long room is automatic and Butler service is available upon request.
Wonderful views across the city and the Galle Face green enhance the grandness of the Commonwealth suite. Its name evokes the opulence which is displayed in this wonderful one bedroom suite and at 80 square meters, there is ample room to entertain friends and colleagues. Access to the Long room is automatic and Butler service is available upon request.
Possibly the largest hotel suite in Sri Lanka with three stately bedrooms, sitting room and a balcony that befits your most important dinner parties with breath taking views of the iconic Galle Face Green As the wife of Napoleon III, Emperor of France, the Empress Eugenie stayed in this suite on her only visit to Ceylon in the early 1900’s.
Junior Suite Queen
2 adults and 1 child 1 large double bed 50 m2 Queen Size bed Air conditioning Flat-screen television with pay-TV channels Telephone Wireless and ADSL Internet connection Desk Safe Mini-bar Selection of local Teas En suite bathroom Hair dryer.
King Emperor Suite
A spacious suite of over 200 square meters, at the top of the hotel with breathtaking views of the landmark Galle Face Green and the Indian Ocean. The King Emperor Suite is an extremely private one bedroom suite with space for extensive entertaining. Access to the Long room is automatic and Butler service is available upon request.
Landmark Queen Room
The Landmark rooms are 30 square meters in size and are rich in tone with sumptuous upholstery and elegant mixes of modern and classical finishes.
Landmark Twin Room
Twin and queen size beds are available and these rooms offer complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite LCD televisions, air conditioning, a safety deposit box, a selection of local teas, complimentary soft drink selection and various luxury amenities. All our rooms are non-smoking. Smoking is permitted in designated areas across the property.
Oceanic Balcony Junior Suite
Our Junior Suites are located in both wings of the hotel and offer complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite LCD televisions, air conditioning, a safety deposit box, a selection of local teas, complimentary soft drink selection and various luxury amenities.
Oceanic Junior Suite
Junior Suite range in size from 50 to 60 square meters, with either sea views or sea views with balconies and offer elegant styling with a feel of a bygone era. The timeless lines, high ceilings and large windows all work to provide the ultimate luxury in an urban environment. We also have the added option of Junior Suite Twin rooms that are both sea view an non-sea view. These Junior Suites enjoy the unrivalled experience of our Long Room, a private lounge with elegant personal service.
Premier Ocean Balcony Room
Premier rooms feature either sea views or sea views with balconies. Approximately 40 square meters in size, these rooms feature twin, queen and king sized beds and give bright and interesting views due to their elevated location.
Premier Ocean View Room
Our Premiere rooms offer complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite LCD televisions, air conditioning, a safety deposit box, a selection of local teas, complimentary soft drink selection and various luxury amenities.
Premier Ocean View Twin Room
These Premier Rooms enjoy the unrivaled experience of our Long Room, a private lounge with elegant personal service. Stay in one of our Premier Rooms and enjoy 20% savings at our spa! All our rooms are non-smoking. Smoking is permitted in designated areas across the property.
The Presidential suite is set over one hundred square meters and has a light and airy sitting room with Dining room seating up to ten guests. There are two bedrooms, one of which is a twin bedded room. Wonderful bright rooms with incredible views of the Indian Ocean and a balcony to watch the deep red sun disappear over the horizon. Access to the Long room is automatic and Butler service is available upon request.
Royal Dutch Suite
Over the years, we have had many important visitors from Holland staying in the Royal Dutch suite. It is very similar to the Royal Thai suite in size at seventy square meters and has one bedroom, a lounge and dining area and a useful study. The Balcony is a must for drinks and a sunset and perhaps a candle lit dinner later. Access to the Long room is automatic and Butler service is available upon request.
Royal Thai Suite
Frequented by members of Thailand’s elite in the early part of the last century, this suite is compact and homely and boasts 70 square meters, consisting of a lounge and dining room and one bedroom. The balcony faces west and overlooks the Hotel’s historic gardens and the Indian Ocean. Access to the Long room is automatic and Butler service is available upon request.
Superior Queen Room
Our Superior rooms feature queen and twin size beds. A colonial feel with wonderful wood finishes give these rooms a nostalgic feeling.
Superior Twin Room
These 27 – 30 square meter rooms offer complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite LCD televisions, air conditioning, a safety deposit box, a selection of local teas, complimentary soft drink selection and various luxury amenities. All our rooms are non-smoking. Smoking is permitted in designated areas across the property.
Whether elegant afternoon teas at The Verandah or an innovative modern menu at the 1864. A specially mixed Pimms cup on the Chequerboard or a spectacular Cuban experience at King of the Mambo, the Galle Face Hotel dining experiences are legendary and a ‘must do’ whilst in Colombo.
King Of The Mambo
It’s time to revel in the nostalgic yet vibrant vibe of Havana – with amazing cocktails, indulgently delicious food and music that will get you dancing all night long. Open daily from 12 noon to midnight and will featuring nightly entertainment.
The 1864 Restaurant And Wine Cellar
Destined to be lauded as the “finest hotel east of the Suez” Since that auspicious beginning, one hundred and fifty years ago, we have catered to the exacting standards of Monarchs, World leaders and Celebrities. The 1864 Restaurant and Wine Cellar have always been at the forefront of serving perfectly prepared vibrant cuisine to our guests. We continue with this legacy today, offering gracious service, perfectly crafted dishes paired with an extensive sommelier selected wide variety of old and new world wines.
The Traveller's Bar
So wrote Mark Twain, inspired by a drive from Colombo to the Galle Face Green during which he became enamored of Ceylon’s vivid character. Many travellers have been enthralled by this emerald teardrop, our island home. Another, Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, penned “I write these lines with a pad upon my knee, heaving upon the long roll of the Indian Ocean running large and grey under a grey streaked sky with the rain-swept hills of Ceylon just one shade greyer , lining the Eastern skyline”.
Some things have changed but we’ve endeavored to keep the best of our Ceylonese heritage intact. Our tea is still grown in the mists of Nuwara Eliya, our crab curry is famous island wide, and our scones are the best in Colombo. Our views, from the edge of the Indian Ocean are still spectacular. Our food offering throughout the day is focused on perfectly executed Ceylonese cuisine, reminiscent of the regional flavors imported by colonial routes, a selection of old and new world wines, along with imported and local beers. In addition to feature buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner we offer a menu available all day highlighting a gastronomic journey through our island home.
In...On The Green
Facing the Galle Face Road, In… on the green offers casual dining and drinking in a pub atmosphere with live music, sports viewings and quiz nights during the week.
The Pool Bar
Sunsets over one of our great cocktails or an ice cool beer are an absolute must as is our famous crab burgers. Enjoy a game of croquet on the South Lawn, adjoining the pool bar!
The most historic landmark in the whole of Colombo, the Chequerboard serves drinks throughout the day. Make sure to get here early to get a seat for the most amazing sun set.
Facilities at the Galle Face Hotel include Colombo’s largest salt water swimming pool, fitness studio, beauty salon, spa, art gallery, a museum, business centre and the Regency lounge.
The Galle Face Hotel swimming pool, the only salt water pool in Colombo, is private to hotel Guests and is the ideal place to relax with a cool drink or swim a few laps to work out the aches and pains after a busy day in the office or exploring the city. The poolside area is a great place to sip on a cocktail and watch the sun go down.
A place of tranquillity to immerse yourself in the spell binding 3001, the final odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke, the excitement of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s escapades, the amazing Noel Coward and the humour of Mark Twain, all of whom stayed at the Galle Face Hotel. Play a game of chess or backgammon or simply sit quietly to get away from the hum drum of the surrounding city.
Our gym is equipped with state of the art equipment and is complimentary to all hotel guests. Training advice is available upon request.