Galle Face Hotel
Sri Lanka’s iconic landmark, the Galle Face Hotel, is situated in the heart of Colombo, along the seafront and facing the famous Galle Face Green. One of the oldest hotels east of the Suez, the Galle Face Hotel embraces its rich history and legendary traditions, utilizing them to create engaging, immersive experiences that resonate with old and new generations of travelers alike. No visit to Sri Lanka is complete without staying at this majestic hotel, built in 1864 and recently restored back to its former glory.
The Galle Face Hotel takes pleasure in presenting 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.
The Galle Face Hotel swimming pool, the only salt water pool in Colombo, is private to hotel Guests and is the ideal place to relax with a cool drink or swim a few laps to work out the aches and pains after a busy day in the office or exploring the city. The poolside area is a great place to sip on a cocktail and watch the sun go down. Take a walk through memory lane with our museum of famous faces and artefacts set out with loving care and situated on the second floor of the South wing of the hotel. Enjoy a game on the south lawn with a refreshing Pimm’s cup, another tradition that was started in the Galle Face hotel during the last century.
A wedding day at the Grand Ballroom or Jubilee Ballroom of the Galle Face Hotel is a truly memorable and joyous occasion. Elegant surroundings, subtle embellishments and discreet attention will always remind you of the best day of your life.