Galle Face Hotel Colombo - SLC007

Built by four British entrepreneurs in 1864 the Galle Face Hotel is the oldest hotel in Sri Lanka and supposedly the 5th oldest in Asia.

61 Bedrooms, Sleeps 140

A/C Bedrooms
Swimming Pool
Three Restaurants
Central Location
Shopping Mall

"In a good position and ok for a night or two - just not up to standard of the other places we stayed, but of course was cheaper." BM

"Perfect for what we needed and great pool. Loved the old colonial feel." JN

12 years before Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone, the Galle Face Hotel was welcoming heads of state and royalty as their guests. Now an extensive restoration of the South Wing completed in 2004 has brought us the Galle Face Regency which combines the Victorian heritage and glamour of the original hotel with modern luxury and comfort.

61 luxury rooms and suites span four floors, with the choice of ocean, spa or piazza views. Each room is en-suite, fully air-conditioned and served by a butler's pantry for personal in-suite attention. For added convenience guests can also request private check-ins and check-outs when staying at the hotel.

The dining opinions at the Galle Face are extremely varied. Sample some delicious seafood at the Sea Spray Restaurant, order off the a la carte on the Veranda or enjoy the sumptuous '1864' fine dining restaurant.

The Checker Board is extremely popular for cocktails at sunset, offering a stunning view and a great atmosphere as the Colombo elite arrive to unwind after a hard days work. Alternatively, leading off from the main lobby you will find the Wine Lounge which has been designed as a tribute to the hotel's grand history.

For the past 140 years every afternoon at that perfect time of day High Tea has been served to guests. Over 20 delicious specials are served up with steaming cups of refreshing Ceylon tea. Don't miss this age old tradition.

The Galle Face Hotel offers easy access to the city. You can visit some of the local sites including the Town Hall, Independence Square, the Fort Area or Slave Island. Do a bit of shopping at Odels, Paradise Road or Barefoot. Or take a guided city walk in the late afternoon/evening to learn about the city's past, architecture and street food.