Originated in 1864, South Asia’s leading Grande Dame, the Galle Face Hotel bears testimony to both Sri Lanka’s colonial past and its independent present. Celebrated within the hospitality world, it blends historical splendor with crafted modernity to form a new model for heritage properties. Celebrating 150 years, the Galle Face Hotel is one of the landmarks in Asia and was acclaimed as one of the best heritage hotels in Sri Lanka in 2012. It is the first hotel in the country to be featured on a postage stamp.
This iconic and colonial-style hotel, built in 1864, boasts a spa and a saltwater pool with sun loungers that faces the vast Indian Ocean. Fitted with wooden flooring, most rooms at Galle Face Hotel offer views of the Indian Ocean, Galle Face Green or Colombo City. They are equipped with a TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. A minibar and a personal safe are included. Guests can enjoy a relaxing massage at the spa or work out at the gym. Galle Face Hotel also provides a business centre. Located in the heart of Colombo City, Galle Face Hotel is a 15-minute drive from Odel Shopping Mall and just 36 km from Colombo International Airport. Local and international dining options can be enjoyed at the hotel's 2 on-site restaurants, Verandah and 1864. For a drink, guests can head to the bar.