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The Galle Face Hotel

Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Classic Colonial Hotel Overview

Sri Lanka's iconic landmark, The Galle Face Hotel, is situated in the heart of Colombo, along the seafront and facing the famous Galle Face Green.One of the oldest colonial hotels east of the Suez, The Galle Face Hotel embraces its rich history and legendary traditions, utilizing them to create engaging, immersive experiences that resonate with old and new generations of travelers alike. No visit to Sri Lanka is complete without staying at this majestic hotel, built in 1864 and restored back to its former glory.
In 1864 four British investors formed a company with the sole purpose of developing the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo. For more than a century and a half, this classic colonial style hotel attracts had adventurers, authors, generals and gentry dining under the eaves of the Verandah.

The superior rooms feature queen and twin size beds. A colonial feel with wonderful wood finishes give these rooms a nostalgic feeling. 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 rooms are non-smoking. Smoking is permitted in designated areas across the property.

The Galle Face Hotel takes pleasure in presenting some of Colombo's finest cuisine in unique locations throughout the colonial gem. 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 seafood experience at Sea Spray, the Galle Face Hotel dining experiences are legendary and a 'must do' whilst in Colombo. The Pool Bar and Terrace offer all day casual dining in a relaxed outdoor environment next to the swimming pool and overlooking the Indian Ocean. 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.

From the salt water swimming pool to local expeditions. Discover the magic behind The Galle Face Hotel and beyond! Warmly decorated rooms have free Wi-Fi and beverages, along with flat-screen TVs and safes. Suites add sitting areas, and upgraded suites offer access to a lounge serving hot snacks.

Freebies include parking and breakfast. There are 3 refined restaurants, including a modern European option, along with 3 vibrant bars. Additional amenities include an outdoor, beachfront pool with a deck and sunloungers, plus beach access, a gym and spa treatments. There's also a cultural museum and a library with chess and backgammon.

The Galle Face Green is a picturesque promenade in the heart of Colombo, that is a popular venue among adults and children alike, to relax and enjoy the fine tropical weather. You can glimpse a spectacular variety of kites scattered across the sky and well as occasional picnickers.

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