The Galle Face Hotel is about to undertake a significant refurbishment and restoration of the Hotel. The work will commence in April 2013, and is expected to take two years.
However Rooms in the Regency Wing of the Hotel, and certain Restaurants, Bars, the Swimming Pool and Gym will be available throughout this period.
Providing guests with the luxury of two separate wings, the Galle Face Hotel Classic and the luxurious boutique hotel Regency are renowned to locals and tourists alike. Galle Face Hotel is a landmark heritage hotel which was established during the British Colonial Era, 1864 to be precise. One of the finest hotels in the country, guests are offered luxurious accommodation, elegant services, mouth-watering meals and an ambience of royalty.
Galle Face Hotel Location
A prime hub in Sri Lanka for transportation with main roads, Railway lines and the seaport, the city of Colombo is home to Galle Face Hotel. The International Airport in Katunayake is located 35km away from Colombo while transport options are available right throughout. Airport transfers are available at an extra cost.
Galle Face Hotel Accommodation
Fully air-conditioned rooms and suites which are elegantly furnished with modern amenities are offered at Galle Face Hotel. With views of the Indian Ocean, Galle Face Hotel Green Promenade or the Bustling city, guests can absorb the luxury the hotel has to offer.
Royal Suites - Boasting of being probably the largest suites in any hotel in Colombo, the suites offer a direct view of the Indian Ocean, a well equipped minibar, refrigerator, television, local/IDD Telephone facilities, attached private bathroom and a hairdryer.
Executive Suites - Spacious suites with direct ocean views while facilities include high ceilings, a well equipped minibar, refrigerator, television, local/IDD Telephone facilities, attached private bathroom and a hairdryer.
Standard Rooms - With a view of the garden, room facilities include a minibar, refrigerator, television, local/IDD facilities, attached private bathroom and a hairdryer.
Deluxe Rooms - Larger than the standard room and providing guests with a side sea view and also views of the Galle Face Green, facilities include minibar, refrigerator, television, local/IDD facilities, attached private bathroom and a hairdryer.
The Newly refurbished wing of the Galle Face Hotel - The Regency offers Suites and rooms with unique themes that capture Sri Lanka's rich history. All units provide views of the Indian Ocean, the Piazza shopping arcade or the Spa Garden. The super luxury suites include living and dining areas, and are equipped with Jacuzzis, either in-room or on the balcony overlooking the ocean.
The Oceanic Spa Suite which overlooks the Spa and the Indian Ocean has 2 jacuzzis with one in the balcony. The Oceanic Balcony Suite overlooks the Patio and the Ocean with a jacuzzi placed in the center of the room. The Oceanic Suite overlooks the ocean with in-room Jacuzzis. Additional Suites include the Piazza Spa Suite and the Piazza Suite.
Rooms include Oceanic Deluxe Rooms and Spa Deluxe Rooms as well as the Piazza Junior. Interconnecting rooms are also available.
Galle Face Hotel Facilities
For in-house dining options, the hotel provides a range of venues. The "Sea Spray Restaurant" located a few feet away from the Indian Ocean, provides guests an atmosphere where dining under the stars or a romantic candle light dinner can be enjoyed. Gourmet meals prepared from the freshest seafood is served here.
The "Verandah Restaurant" offers buffet breakfasts ranging from American, Sri Lankan and Continental dishes, Businessman's lunch for the busy corporate executives, daily high tea buffets, candle lit dinners and large gatherings. The "Checkerboard" is a fine spot to unwind after a hard day at work enjoying the sunset while sipping a chilled beer or cocktail.
The "Wine Lounge" which is located off from the Regency wing's main lobby, is inspired by elements of nature to create a mood of elegance and specially designed for lovers of fine wines, cigars and cheese. The "1864" Restaurant is the hotel's fine dining restaurant enlightening its grand history. Providing luxury and comfort, the restaurant offers gourmet specialities.
Galle Face Hotel Spa is located in the Regency Wing and is spread over 20000 sq. ft area hidden gracefully by a beautifully landscaped garden overlooking the Indian Ocean. With soothing surroundings, traditional timber floors and nature friendly furnishing, guests can enjoy luxurious pampering. The Spa also includes Colombo's largest Saltwater Swimming Pool and a gymnasium.
Professionally organized weddings, banquets and official functions are executed perfectly at the Galle Face Hotel. Elegant furnishing, graceful decor, high standards and perfect service ensure guests a remarkable experience. Other facilities include private check in and check out services, a personal butler service, a business centre with secretarial facilities, the "Piazza" shopping arcade with designer labels, a salon, laundry services, a museum and an art gallery.
Galle Face Hotel Excursions
Tours can be made to all parts of the island and tourists can absorb the natural beauty and historical richness the island has to offer. From long stretches of beautiful beaches, to the tea covered hills, Sri Lanka is filled with an abundance of exotic birds and wildlife such as elephants and leopards. Tours can be made to the hill capital of Kandy, or the Galle Fort in the South, to the caves in Dambulla or the surfing beaches in Arugam Bay. Welcome to a haven of natural wonders.