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|"very kind and helpful staff."||(in 211 reviews)|
|"Amazing location with fantastic service"||(in 141 reviews)|
|"Wonderful staff providing excellent service."||(in 96 reviews)|
|"Old fashioned with less facilities"||(in 4 reviews)|
|"The history, and I had stayed there many, many years ago."||(in 6 reviews)|
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|breakfast buffet||in 284 reviews|
|colombo||in 142 reviews|
|colonial style||in 218 reviews|
|great location||in 295 reviews|
|great pool||in 238 reviews|
|historic hotel||in 548 reviews|
|indian ocean||in 18 reviews|
|new years||in 38 reviews|
|ocean view||in 154 reviews|
|old colonial||in 212 reviews|
|old school||in 15 reviews|
|old world charm||in 91 reviews|
|right on the water||in 90 reviews|
|room service||in 200 reviews|
|soft drinks and snacks||in 38 reviews|
|sri lankan||in 20 reviews|
|staff were very friendly||in 478 reviews|
|superior room||in 60 reviews|
We stayed for a wedding, it was a beautiful hotel, and the staff was pleasant and nice. The hotel had a nice feeling about it. It was very colonial. Nice squirrels running about.
The rooms was so noisy in the mornings with staff. They would talk loud in the corridors and crash and bang the service equipment at 6-7am in the morning. We stayed for 4 or 5 nights with a large wedding group, and the whole group had the same comments about being woken up at 6-7am with cleaning in the corridors The corridors was noisy, and the sound travelled easily throughout the building. There was a lot of insects around the property
The staff continued to be very helpful
We was there during the virus so there was a very limited menu, nobody's fault
Colonial prestige hotel and excellent location. very comfortable and spacious room. good choice of food display. we loved the Sri Lankan hoppers. The best one in Town,
For a 5 star hotel we expected more services from staff. The restaurant staffs were more keen in talking among themselves than serving and being polite with the guests. They were not friendly and no interaction with guests. Lack of training for a 5 star hotel staffs. Staffs at the bar, reception, beach bar, swimming pool and room service were excellent and prompt.
I last stayed at Galle Face in 2017 and very much enjoyed it as a very special place But this time it was very run down and lacking in facilities and service : not helped by 10% occupancy (or less) I had prepaid for 10 days and they were (eventually) happy to use that prepayment for an upgraded room for 5 nights
Their website did not work to take a booking : their Front Desk was VERY confused : there used to be two good restaurants, but now there is one with a buffet and snack menu....and the buffet stopped on Day 3...even for breakfast They phoned me on the last day to shift me to a new room so that "cleaning" could happen : I refused The noisy Mambo restaurant did not have a table available for a guest....but then they did when I persisted
Lovely iconic hotel in a superb location. Nice comfortable rooms. Excellent breakfast. Lovely area by the pool to relax while looking out on the Indian Ocean.
Sri Lankas iconic historic hotel, the Galle Face Hotel, situated in the heart of Colombo along the seafront facing the famous Galle Face Green. No visit to Sri Lanka is complete without staying at this elegant historic award winning hotel built in 1864. It reflects the grandeur of a bygone era, yet offers modern comfort for todays traveller.
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