From our salt water swimming pool to local expeditions. Discover the magic behind The Galle Face Hotel and beyond!

Swimming Pool

The Galle Face Hotel swimming pool, the only salt water pool in Colombo, is private to hotel guests and is the ideal place to relax with a cool drink or swim a few laps to work out the aches and pains after a busy day in the office or exploring the city. The poolside area is a great place to sip on a cocktail and watch the sun go down.

Open daily from 6am to 7pm


A place of tranquillity to immerse yourself in the spell binding 3001, the final odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke, the excitement of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s escapades, the amazing Noel Coward and the humour of Mark Twain, all of whom stayed at the Galle Face Hotel.

Play a game of chess or backgammon, or simply sit quietly to get away from the hum drum of the surrounding city.


The wonderful family game of croquet was first recorded a mere eight years before the opening of the Galle Face Hotel in 1864 and has continued as a tradition of the hotel ever since.

Enjoy a game on the south lawn with a refreshing Pimm’s cup, another tradition that was started in the Galle Face hotel during the last century.


Located in the main lobby of the hotel, our experienced Concierge team is available and ready to assist you with your needs and provide local and International expertise and knowledge to ensure your time in Colombo is enjoyable and fulfilling.


Take a walk through memory lane with our museum of famous faces and artifacts, set out with loving care and situated on the second floor of the South wing of the hotel.

The museum is a must whilst staying at the Galle Face Hotel. Our Historian conducts tours of the hotel on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so be sure to reserve a place.

Hotel History Tour

Our hotel Historian conducts regular tours of the Galle Face Hotel, pointing out various architectural highlights as well as relating various stories and legends of years past.

Our Historian is the keeper of all archives and artifacts dating back as far as the late nineteenth century.

A yearly roadshow is held to invite past friends and clients to return to the hotel with memorabilia for the hotel to photograph and record.

Fitness Center

Our gym is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and is complimentary to all hotel guests. Training advice is available upon request.

2 Galle Road, Colombo 3 – SRI LANKA

Tel: +94 11 754 1010
Email: information@gallefacehotel.com

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