Galle Face Hotel - Colombo

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The Galle Face Hotel is situated in the heart of the commercial capital of Sri Lanka . An oasis of tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle of the city by the side of the Indian Ocean . A feature unique among the hotels in Colombo. Established in 1864, the Galle Face Hotel soon became and continues to be one of the most exquisite hotels East of the Suez.


Dining at The Galle Face Hotel is an experience to be cherished. Wine and dine at our wide variety of restaurants and settings. Try the delicious sea-food just a few feet away from the Indian Ocean . The Checker Board for Sunset Cocktails & intimate Garden parties. The Veranda Restaurant, where one can order from the A la' Carte Menu & savour one of the most scintillating sunsets in the evening with a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean .

Sea Spray Restaurant

A seafood restaurant in the midst of a bustling city, yet just a few steps away from the Indian Ocean, where you can dine under the stars in candlelight, with the twinkling lights of the distant ships as they lie at anchor near the harbour. The sound of the sea is music to your ears as you enjoy a gourmet meal prepared from the freshest of seafood. The new menu features mouth-watering new creations by the Executive Chef Haleesha. And they can be accompanied by the wine of your choice from the extensive list available.

Wine Lounge

Leading off from the main lobby of the Galle Face Hotel - Regency, the Wine Lounge is designed to pay tribute to the hotel's grand history. Inspired by elements of nature, its teak wood floors and wall panelling set the tone. The unusual blend of fabrics used in the interior design, the lighting in fire colours of red, orange and yellow, and the spectacular view combine to create a mood of elegance and intimate luxury. The music is ethnic, and chosen to create a sense of haunting mystique unique to Galle Face Hotel. The Wine Lounge is more than a place to savour your favourite vintage with friends. It is a lifestyle experience for lovers of fine wines, cheeses and cigars.

Veranda Restaurant

The day begins with a buffet breakfast at the Veranda Restaurant, with a wide ranging menu featuring continental, to American and Sri Lankan items.

The Businessman's Lunch at the Veranda is popular among corporate executives in the vicinity and from other parts of the city as well. The calm ambience and Colonial architecture gives them the ideal break from a busy day at the office.

The daily High Tea Buffet at the Veranda attracts a wide cross-section of customers both local and foreign. They come to enjoy a leisurely afternoon chatting over a cup of tea, with a range of more than 20 tea time snacks, from waffles and sandwiches to scones, cookies and pastries.

Dinner at the Veranda is a special experience. Whether it is an intimate candlelight dinner for two, or a large gathering, the Veranda and the Terrace below are flexible enough to accommodate your needs.


The best place in Colombo to watch the sunset, the Checkerboard at the GFH is the most popular venues at which to relax and unwind after a long day at work. A choice of cold beers and exotic cocktails can be the perfect complement to a glorious Galle Face sunset.

Spacious, elegant rooms by the sea

Our fully air conditioned Rooms and Suites have been furnished in elegant Galle Face Hotel style with the addition of all modern international standard facilities. The rooms offer a range of additional luxuries including the services of a personal Butler .

All Rooms and Suites offer sweeping views of the Indian Ocean , the world-renowned Galle Face Green promenade or the colourful and bustling city. For added convenience guests can also request private check-ins and check-outs when staying at the hotel.

Royal Suites

These suites are probably the largest in any hotel in the city. The rooms offer the guest a magnificent direct view of the Indian Ocean . They are air-conditioned, and equipped with a mini-bar, refrigerator, TV and IDD telephone facilities.

Executive Suites

These spacious suites offer a direct ocean view. They have high ceilings and air-conditioning, with a mini-bar, refrigerator, TV and IDD telephone facilities.

Deluxe Rooms

Spacious rooms offering a side sea view, and a view of Galle Face green. Air-conditioned, with a mini-bar, refrigerator, TV and IDD facilities.

Standard Rooms

Air-conditioned room with a garden view, refrigerator, mini-bar, TV and IDD facilities.

Services and amenities

  • Private check-in and check-out
  • 9 restaurants and 4 bars offering a range of dining experiences to suit every taste
  • Specialty restaurants
  • Wine Lounge combined with an underground wine cellar
  • 3 grand ballrooms and 6 function rooms
  • Wedding and Conference facilities
  • Galle Face Hotel Spa, a 20,000 sq. ft. spa inclusive of Colombo 's largest saltwater swimming pool and gymnasium
  • Personal Butler service
  • Business Centre offering all Secretarial facilities
  • The plush 'Piazza' Shopping Arcade offering designer labels
  • A Salon
  • Laundry Services
  • A Museum and Art Gallery

Weddings & Conferences

There's no other place in Colombo offering professionally organised weddings, banquets and other official functions against a stunning and historical backdrop. Graceful dcor and elegantly appointed furnishings are common features in all function areas.

High standards of quality and impeccable service ensure that every function is extra special and remarkable to both the host and their guests.

The Regency Wing

The best of both worlds ... you can have it all

Step into the newly refurbished Southern Wing of Galle Face Hotel - The Regency and immediately you will experience how modern day luxuries have been tastefully incorporated into the Victorian design and architecture of years gone by.

A carefully planned and meticulously completed renovation project was carried out.

82 rooms consisting of a multitude of suites cater to both business and leisure travellers with a perfect combination... the ambience of the past and the superior facilities and comforts of today.

Guests can look forward to theme rooms and suites, fantastic specialty restaurants, a plush shopping arcade - Piazza, a museum, an exclusive life-enhancing spa and many more attractions located in the new wing.

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Products & Services :9 restaurants and 4 bars, Wine Lounge combined with an underground wine cellar, 3 grand ballrooms and 6 function rooms, Wedding and Conference facilities, Galle Face Hotel Spa, a 20,000 sq. ft. spa inclusive of Colombo's largest saltwater swimming pool and gymnasium, Personal Butler service, Business Centre offering all Secretarial facilities, Salon, Laundry Services, Museum and Art Gallery.
Check-in/Check-out Time
Normal Check-in Time is 12.00 noon and Check-Out time is 11.00 a.m. Earlier Check-in Time or later Check-out time could be requested on a case by case basis and the hotel may agree depending on availability.
Rating: Colonial

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