Galle Face Hotel

Colombo | Superior

One of Colombo’s Colonial masterpieces, the Galle Face Regency is unquestionably amongst the pick of city’s historical treasures. Built in 1864, the hotel is split into two wings; the recently renovated Regency Wing, and the Classical Wing with its more original features.

 In truth it is difficult to recommend one over the other, unless you wish to take a suite, when the Classical Wing really does come into its own - the suites feature jacuzzis and ample private balconies overlooking the ocean. The Classical wing has some nice original features, while the Regency wing is perhaps a little more sophisticated, although facilities are of a high standard throughout the property.

Accommodation is elegant, with decor erring towards stylishly Colonial or comfortably modern Asian, depending on which side of the hotel you're in. The wide range of guest rooms are all a generous size for their category, and offer a variety of panoramic views of both the nearby Indian Ocean and the city itself.

The basement gym is well-equipped, and the spa features Colombo's largest saltwater swimming pool. During the calmer months there is a beach of sorts, although direct access from the hotel is often not allowed. Guests can take advantage of the personal butler service, or dine in one of the hotel's restaurants. The three bars are complemented by the wine lounge and its underground wine cellar, while the open air ocean-side terrace is a very pleasant spot to enjoy high tea, or even a G&T as the sun goes down.

We Say
Afternoon tea at the Galle Face is a must (and excellent value for money). The scones are the best in Colombo!


No.2 Galle Road

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  • Your Accommodation
    • 75 Rooms, suites & cabanas
    • Superior room amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Wide choice of restaurants
    • Bars, lounges & a pub
    • Wine lounge & wine cellar
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Saltwater swimming pool
    • Gym
    • Spa
    • Museum & art gallery
    • Library

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