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Galle Face Hotel

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The Galle Face Hotel opened in 1864, five years before the Suez Canal. From 1869, the Galle Face was known as “the most luxurious hotel East of Suez” after a Suez Canal trip. The Taj Mahal in Mumbai, the Strand in Yangon, the Eastern and Oriental Hotel in Georgetown on Penang, and Raffles in Singapore are among South East Asia’s most famous hotels. The Oriental in Bangkok, Metropole in Hanoi, Peninsula in Hong Kong, Manila in Manila, and Imperial in Tokyo complete “the maidens of the East” list.

Galle Face Hotel has hosted almost every significant event. The oldest and best hotel “East of Suez,” it has hosted everyone who has visited Sri Lanka.
Emperors, empresses, kings, queens, authors, entertainers, and exhibiting artists have visited. It has housed diplomats, doctors, clerks, and travelling salespeople. Marriages sealed at the Galle Face Hotel ‘last forever’.

Romantics appreciate the nightly flag-lowering ritual and the island’s lone seawater pool. Pimm’s o’clock, bars, and terraces are where they discuss the best flights and trains to Sri Lanka’s highlands, just as planters and traders 100 years earlier discussed rubber, coffee, and tea prices, the new road to Kandy, and the Prince of Wales’s visit.

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Galle Face Hotel – museum and art gallery
Galle Face Hotel contains four restaurants, three bars, and a pub. The 1864: Limited Edition fine dining restaurant (dinner only), King of the Mambo, a Cuban-themed restaurant; Firebeach, a lounge bar and restaurant with a wood-fired oven; The Verandah, a buffet restaurant; Travellers’ Bar; Pool Bar; Chequerboard; and ‘In.. On the Green’, an English pub. The Verandah restaurant hosts terrace afternoon tea.

Museum
The Regency Wing’s museum and art gallery holds Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh’s first car and other hotel mementos, including a gallery of renowned guests. The neighbouring Library has two study rooms.

Pool

The hotel has a tiny seawater pool.

Chequerboard
Near the King of the Mambo Restaurant is the Chequerboard, a black-and-white square. Guests watch sunsets from here.

Hotel Facilities

Air Conditioning
Airport Transport
Fitness Center
Flat Tv
Heater
Internet – Wifi
Parking
Pool
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Hotel Theme

Classic
Luxury

Rules

Check In 2:00 pm
Check Out 12:00 pm

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