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"Galle Face Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka is steeped in history, and staying here will take you back to a romantic, bygone era, without forgoing modern luxuries. We especially love its seafront location, where you can spend hours listening to the crashing of the waves with a G&T in hand. Make sure you're there when the sun sets to hear the hotel's bagpipers play, a ritual which resonates with its rich history and legendary traditions."
This luxury boutique hotel lies on the seafront overlooking the Indian Ocean in the heart of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital. Galle Face Hotel is steeped in history, combining colonial splendour with modern sophistication. It has hosted an incredible list of dignitaries since opening in 1864.
Galle Face Hotel provides 82 spacious and stylish rooms and suites, decorated in an elegant mix of modern and classical finishes. Some rooms come with expansive terraces facing the ocean, the ideal place to sip a glass of vintage Champagne as you enjoy the views.
The Veranda Restaurant is the hotel's main dining venue offering an all-day à la carte menu which champions colonial classics. The hotel's fine dining restaurant, The 1864, serves contemporary international cuisine. The Travellers Bar, adorned with photographs of the hotel's most distinguished guests, is the place for an evening cocktail.
The hotel is in the perfect location for shopping and sightseeing. Lightfoot Travel can create a bespoke itinerary to ensure you make the most of your stay whether you want to go on a guided tour of the city in a classic car, visit the National museum or see the Gangaramaya and the Seema Malaka temples. Back at the hotel, laze by the pool as you admire ocean views, play croquet on the lawn armed with a Pimms or be pampered at the serene spa.