The Galle Face Hotel, founded in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1864, is the oldest hotel east of Suez. It is located at 2, Galle Road, Colombo 03. The Ceylon Hotels Corporation is now part of the Galle Face Hotel Group.The Regency, located in the restored southern wing of the hotel was completed in early 2006. It is marketed as the luxury wing of the hotel.
The hotel is a member of Select Hotels and Resorts International. The current chairman of the hotel is Sanjeev Gardiner, since the demise of his father Cyril Gardiner in 1997 . The hotel is listed as one of the “1000 Places to See Before You Die” in the book of the same name .The hotel was originally built by four British entrepreneurs in 1864. Its name derives from the stretch of lawn which it faces, known as the Galle Face Green. It began as a Dutch villa called Galle Face House.
The beautiful hotel consists of 82 rooms superbly renovated and restored. Facing the ocean, the Galle Face Green or the busy Colombo city, the rooms are complete with all modern amenities and luxuries, including personal butler service. You can look forward to theme rooms and suites.
To provide the traveler with more convenience and a superior experience, the exclusive boutique hotel also comprises of specialty restaurants, a plush shopping arcade – Piazza, a museum, and an exclusive life-enhancing spa by Serena.
The Sea Spray Restaurant and Sunset Bar are designed to enhance your pleasure in entertaining whether it is dinner on the terrace by the sea for 150 guest or in the private, cozy air conditioned comfort of an elegant private room. The Verandah Restaurant A classic open Verandah with arched windows facing the sea, serves continental and oriental cuisine in a tropical and casual environment. Other Facilities Billiard room with standard English table. Business Centre with Fax, Computer, Internet and Telephone with IDD. Shopping Village where you could purchase gems and jewelry, tailoring, handicrafts and airline tickets. Travel Counter (by. Licensee) – 24 hour travel service.