South Asia’s leading Grande Dame, the Galle Face Hotel is testimony to both Sri Lanka’s colonial past and its independent present. Celebrated within the hospitality world, it blends historical splendour with crafted modernity. Sri Lanka’s iconic landmark is situated in the heart of Colombo, along the seafront, and facing the famous Galle Face Green. No visit to Sri Lanka is complete without staying at this majestic hotel, built in 1864 and recently restored back to its former glory.
Offering a magnificent luxe spa, pristine swimming pool and a museum of famous faces and artefacts situated in South wing of the hotel, this place is a fascinating haven for merging the past and the present. There is an array of sumptuous room options, including Superior suites with a colonial feel boasting wonderful wood finishes, giving the rooms a nostalgic feeling, to Heritage suites, once graced by Royalty these suites are tastefully furnished in keeping with the enduring history of the hotel.
The Galle Face Hotel presents some of Colombo’s finest cuisines in unique locations throughout the hotel 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.
What we love about The Galle Face Hotel
- Enjoy a game of croquet on the south lawn with a refreshing Pimm’s cup, a tradition that was started in the Galle Face hotel during the last century.
- Travel back in time with the hotel’s Historian who conducts regular tours of the Galle Face Hotel, pointing out various architectural highlights as well as relating various stories and legends of years past.
- Indulge in perfectly crafted dishes paired with an extensive sommelier selected wide variety of old and new world wines at The 1864 Restaurant and Wine Cellar.