Galle Face Hotel

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Jun 26, 2015

by SHEHAN KARUNATILAKA, Writer

Established in 1864 and claiming to be “the oldest hotel east of the Suez”, this iconic colonial inn has grown with the city that surrounds it. With Galle Face Green as its backyard, and the Indian Ocean as its front lawn, the GFH lounges at the city’s epicentre.

With a pool, spa, gym and the Galle Face jogging track next door, it’s a place that indulges you, while allowing you to stay in shape.

Famous guests have included Arthur C. Clarke, Mahatma Gandhi, Richard Nixon, Yuri Gagarin, John D Rockefeller and Roger Moore.

Galle Face Hotel | 2 Galle Road, Colombo 3 | +94 11 254 1010