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Galle Face Hotel, Sri Lanka

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Description & Facilities

STAR RATING:

4 Stars

Atmosphere:

Couples
Elegant
Family Friendly
Honeymoons
Intimate
Large
Lively
Relaxed
Romantic
Sophisticated
Weddings

Amenities:

Active
Beach
City Centre
Culture
Family
Honeymoon
Relaxing
Restaurants / Bars
Wedding Abroad

Built in 1864, the Galle Face Hotel is an impressive establishment which has still retained its class, elegance and grandeur and the breath taking colonial building is a sight to behold. The hotel has a selection of rooms and suites to cater to all guests needs. The Superior Room is bright and uses natural wood and earthy tones to create a nostalgic feel to the colonial hotel. The room features several modern comforts such as a flat screen television, complimentary Wi-Fi and various luxury amenities. For a more memorable stay guests can stay on one of the junior suites, furnished with a spacious queen sized bed, modern en-suite bathroom and separate living area, and benefit from access into the Long room, the hotels private lounge.

Dining at Galle Face Hotel is not an experience to be missed, with some of Colombo's fines cuisine being served in some truly amazing locations around the hotel. The 1894 Restaurant and Wine Cellar serves a variation of modern European cuisine paired with an extensive selection of fine wines selected by the expert sommelier. Dine al fresco with a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean stretching across the horizon at Sea Spray. Indulge in authentic made to order seafood dishes crafted with freshly caught produce and a selection of local herbs, spices and garnishes.

While you have time if you're not out investigating the city or playing croquet on the lawn, why not explore the museum in the south wing of the hotel, or settle down in the library with a classic and play a game of chess or backgammon.

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Hotel
Galle Face Hotel
Flight Time
11 hours (approximately)
Journey Time From Airport
  • 60 minutes by road
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Weather

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There are no customer reviews for December.

Customer reviews for January

"Wet most days."
"Weather was perfect"
"Wet then Sun on the beach"
"Extremely nice it was like a summers day in England not too hot just right and every day."
"VERY GOOD FIRST WEEK NO RAIN SECOND WEEK RAIN ON AND OFF FOR APPROX 30 MINS IN AFTERNOON"
"good, mainly sunny with a constant breeze"
"Hot and sunny"
"30 - 40 degree's - hot hot hot"
"Mixed, quite a bit of rain"
"Hot and humid"
"Traveled in Jan.most days 30-32f with a lovely breeze in the afternoons,two very short downpours in the evening in 3 weeks"

Customer reviews for February

"good"
"Excellent - sunny every day without being oppressive"
"Comfortably hot."
"Hot!!!!"
"Very warm"
"Great"
"a little overcast ,fair amount of rain"
"Perfect. 25-33 every day"
"Warm and sunny 30+C every day"
"Hot, average temperature of around 35 degrees."
"Hot during the day and humid at night"
"Warm and humid"
"Warm and humid."
"Good"
"very hot"
"Not bad some overcast afternoons with rain.One torrential downpour."

Customer reviews for March

"On the whole the weather was beautiful, very warm but with a breeze so it was bearable. There was thunder and lightening most nights but no rain and was actually quite beautiful to watch. During the second weekend the weather changed (end of March, beginning of April) and we had very heavy rain each day from about 11am which did restrict what we could do."
"Exceptionally hot and we experienced a couple of tropical rainstorms which were magnificent! The hotel was called Taprobana so not sure if the hotel name below is correct."
"Mixed. Hot and humid, like a hot summer's day in the tea plantation areas and spectacular thunder storms to watch!"
"hot !!"
"Really hot and humid in the day and cooler in the mountains."
"Hot mostly sunny. Perfect time Yo go as it was just what we were looking for"
"Perfect"
"Fabulous, with some isolated showers when humidity was high"
"Over 30 degrees daily"
"Very hot rain in evenings in Sri Lanka Maldives rain every day for a short period"
"30 degrees plus everyday!"
"Hot"
"Hot"
"excellent"

Customer reviews for April

"We expected heat and boy was it hot, but we didn't expect 80% humidity which knocked us flat everyday and made us rethink our daytrips. Some friends were travelling for over 8 hrs per day then sightseeing for 5hrs!"
"Hot, 31 degrees most day"
"Great, hot and beautiful skies"
"Not great in Srilanka quite wet and cloudy -"
"Very good. Hot with minimal rain."

Customer reviews for May

"Sunny with tropical rains for prolonged periods. Overall weather was good, the rain didn't spoil the holiday."
"Low 30's, 1-2 hours of rain most afternoons, nothing that prevented any sightseeing excursions and sunbathing!"
"Very hot and at time mild rain"
"Humid and sunny."
"See above."

Customer reviews for June

"Hot, sunny and humid"
"mixed- did have short sharp down pours but on the whole weather was very good there"
"We travelled around and all of the hotels were 4 or 5 star. Biggest rooms I have ever seen with amazing bath tubs and showers. Our private driver was polite and very knowledgeable showing us plenty of sights we otherwise wouldn't have seen."
"Pleasantly warm - 28-30 degrees. Humid and a couple of spells of rain but they were short-lived."
"blue sky & cloudy at times but very warm"
"It was ok as it was rainy season, we had good sun 2nd week."
"first week we had the odd showers but the day of the wedding and thereafter was really hot and sunny, although the humidity is a killer."
"The weather was fair for the time of year we went. Rain some times but not for long. The sun hot but not too hot."
"hot and humid"

Customer reviews for July

"Apart from 1.5 very wet days, it was very hot with a lovely breeze. Even on cloudy days it was pleasant. Beautiful light 7-9am and the evenings were not too humid with a breeze."
"Apart from the 3rd and 4th days when there was torrential rain all day (but the evenings were dry). Otherwise it was very hot (hitting 37 degrees one day), with a lovely breeze and the odd light shower lasting 10 mins or so. The evenings were not too humdid with a nice breeze. Very comfortable to sit out in."
"Hot and humid. Some rain on last few days but didn't affect holiday at all."
"hot"
"Excellent"
"Slightly stormy still in Sri Lanka and wall to wall hot sunshine in the Maldives."
"mixture of cloud,rain and then intense heat and sunshine"
"Sunny and humid in the centre of the country. Overcast in the mountainous regions of Nuwara Eliya."
"Hot in the centre; don't be fooled by the wind in the mountains - if you don't cover up yo'll get burned; mixed in the south."
"Hot and humid. The sun was out the whole time we were there. A few day had rain fall but it didn't last for long."
"Terrible very wet and little to no sun"
"perfect holiday weather"
"Excellent - hot and sunny"
"Very good"

Customer reviews for August

"Hot!! Quite humid, but mostly perfect weather."
"Very warm"
"Weather was mixed. We had 2 days with some rain and the rest of the stay was a mix of overcast and sunny but still hot and humid"
"Hot untill the last few days"
"Hot throughout!"
"Mainly very sunny. Occasional clouds to the afternoons but still very warm. Out of 15 days we had 3 days of intermitant rain. Short heavy showers but dried very quickly."
"first 5 days was terential rain, my wife wanted to come home. Once this passed it was gorgeous around 10hrs of sun a day and baking hot, we came back with a glowing tan."
"good"
"Great, it was tropical, often overcast but still hot with bursts of sunshine, some warm breezes and occasional showers but always at a convenient time!"
"Generally very sunny and warm. Occasionally overcast with showers."
"Very good considering it was the end of their monsoon season. Very warm, and only a little rain."
"Beautiful, it got cooler in the tea plantations but still t-shirt weather."

Customer reviews for September

"Hot and humid. Overcast with a couple of rainy days."
"Much better than expected."
"weather was 30c coonstantly again"
"Sunny and hot with a breeze."
"Have not been yet but am disappointed with the rain forcast so far"
"hot, although cloudy at times it was still beach weather and we got a good tan."
"Very hot with the odd heavy shower."
"Mainly hot and overcast with daily downpours and a few days of cyclonic rain."
"Sri Lanka, Beach @ Negombo - hot but cloudy and very windy. Sri Lanka Adventure Tour (Kuoni) - Very Hot, coller in the evenings in hill country Maldives - Very Hot and Sunny all week"
"Scorching !hot"
"Okay - great for the first ten days then very hot and overcast"
"As above"
"Very hot(as to be expected) but bearable for the traveling around and great for sunbathing. Only 1 day of rain."
"As above"
"Hot!"
"Not bad."
"Good hot and sunny"

Customer reviews for October

"The monsoon came early and we had some deluges of biblical proportions but this did not diminish the holiday AT ALL."
"As expected"
"Mostly sunny but when it rained it rained!"
"very mixed,sunny in the early daytime then rain and when it rains it really does pour down"
"FAntastic weather. Rained for 15 minutes in daylight hours the whole 10days we were there"
"Changeable - but unusual for time of year by all accounts"
"First week mainly warm & sunny. Second week 2 days rain/storms"
"A bit windy and cloudy at times but still warm and always returned to sunshine"
"Hot, a little bit of rain but that was to be expected for when we went. The rain never stopped us doing anything"
"Hot, a little bit of rain but that was to be expected for when we went. The rain never stopped us doing anything"
"reasonably good for the month"
"Mostly hot some rain"
"It rained for 8 out of 10 days but largely at night or when in car - did not ruin the trip. Hot and sunny otherwise."
"A shower in a most of days but it was not a big problem."
"Weather was perfect although we had a few hours of rain, didn't spoil the vacation."
"Between 33 and 40 degrees. Rained in the evening sometimes. Blues skies most of the day."
"As above"

Customer reviews for November

"Hot but a few rainy days"
"Rain, sun and warm/hot"
"It tended to rain in the afternoon around 4pm for a little while"
"Quite wet but hot"
"Hot and humid"
"NICE"
"fabulous"
"Rained the whole time in Sri Lanka, but was lovely for our 2nd week in the Maldives"
"Worst weather in over 10 years, rained 7 days out of 10, and rained more in one day (our wedding day) than the monthly average for December."
"a little rain but mostly hot hot hot!!"
"We were lucky and had good weather throughout our trip."
"Very hot ! AC a must in Columbo. But milder in kandy"
"great, rained a couple of times, but it didn't matter"

Customer reviews for December

"humid but not too bad, bit of rain in evening"
"Mixed"
"Hot, humid and will depend on ones own constitution as to being able to cope - perfect for me!"
"Weather as above"
"Perfect, no rain"
"hot, sunny and humid"
"Cloudy in the hills but sunny by the coast"
"rained a lot"
"Perfect as expected."
"Hot"
"Great - Sri lanka ranged from 30+ deg C at coast to a pleasant 20deg during day Nuwara Eliya - Maldives were 30+ all week and into evening"
"GOOD"
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Galle Face Hotel, Sri Lanka

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