Luxury hotel holiday The Regency at The Galle Face Hotel Colombo

Expressions holidays recommends The Regency at The Galle Face to those seeking to experience the spirit of Ceylon. This property is the Grand Dame of Colombo hotels and has played a pivotal part in the history and culture of Sri Lanka. The Galle Face hotel is ideal a part of touring itinerary or just to facilitate a Colombo stop-over; it sits in an airy, seafront location but still has good access to downtown Colombo. Revel in the character, heritage and grandeur of this splendid colonial hotel. 
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Regency at the Galle Face, Colombo

The Galle Face Hotel is a 5-star hotel offering the utmost in colonial-style luxury, in an excellent beachfront location. Opulent accommodation, excellent spa facilities, delicious cuisine and exemplary service maintain the property's position as an icon of Colomban luxury.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location On the beach front, approximately seven minutes' walk from the Galleface Observation Deck

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Colombo

Distance from airport About 1 hour by car

Hotel facilities and services

9 eating places including Veranda restaurant, Veranda Bar, Salt water swimming pool, Spa, Gym, Piazza Shopping arcade, Hotel museum, Valet parking and travel desk, Business centre.

Out and about nearby

National Museum, Pettah Market, Dutch Period Museum, Arts and crafts shops, Shopping centres, Fashion shops, Buddhist and Hindu temples, Mosques and Churches.

Sports nearby

Golf at Royal Colombo Golf Club.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe room for 7 nights

From about

£1,560

Holiday Code EXH675

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Regency at the Galle Face, Colombo

Room descriptions

The Regency at the Galle Face Hotel has 80 bedrooms, which all include en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, air-conditioning, TV, tea and coffee making facilities, IDD telephone, hairdryer, butler service, laundry service. There are also 'Classic' rooms at the Galle Face Hotel.

Deluxe Room (Regency) Ocean Deluxe rooms overlook the Galle Face Patio and offer a partial view of the ocean. Spa Deluxe rooms over a view of the Spa garden.
Oceanic Balcony Suite (Regency) Overlooks the Galle Face Patio and the Ocean with one Jacuzzi uniquely place in the centre of the room and two balconies
The Oceanic Suite (Regency) Has a sea view, an in-room Jacuzzi and a sitting area
Oceanic Spa Suite (Regency) Overlooks the Spa and the ocean with 2 jacuzzis, one of which is on the balcony
If you would like to experience the original old-fashioned character of the Galle Face Hotel, we suggest the following suites in the old wing:
Executive Suite (Classic – Galle Face Hotel)
Royal Suite (Classic – Galle Face Hotel)
Combination Suites of interconnecting suites or rooms are also available upon request.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe room for 7 nights

From about

£1,560

Holiday Code EXH675

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Regency at the Galle Face, Colombo

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to The Regency at the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo, our clients fly to Colombo, usually with Sri Lankan Airways on a direct flight from London Heathrow (or with Emirates from other UK airports via Dubai). At Colombo you are met by car and driver and transferred to your hotel. A stay at this hotel is usually included as part of a tailor-made touring holiday accompanied by a driver-guide, in which case the services of the driver-guide will start when you leave Colombo to commence the touring itinerary.

Additional information

Children: Children under 5 years old are accommodated free of charge when sharing parents' room without an extra bed.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe room for 7 nights

From about

£1,560

Holiday Code EXH675

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Regency at the Galle Face, Colombo

Highlights of Colombo

Fashion, jewellery, art, trendy homeware and Sri Lankan arts and crafts; Golf at Royal Colombo golf course; National Museum; Variety of restaurants; Afternoon tea or cocktails on the Ocean terrace of the Galle Face Hotel; Walking along the seafront at Galle Face Green; Pettah Bazaar; Buddhist temples (Gangaramaya, Bellanwilla); Colourful Hindu Kovils (Sri Subramaniam and Kailawasanthan Swamidevasthanam, the oldest); Dutch period museum. Near Colombo – Kelaniya Raja Maha Temple; Nightclubs and musical entertainment e.g. jazz, Asian pop bands, calypso, (mainly in the hotels).

Festivals in Colombo

Navam Perahera held in February is a 3-day pageant ending on Poya day (full moon), with dance troupes and decorated elephants, at Gangaramaya temple and along neighbouring streets.

Climate in Colombo

Colombo has an average temperature of 27° C, often reaching above 30° C during the day, slightly cooler in the evenings and during the monsoon season (May to August). It is hot and sticky, less so on the seafront with the sea breezes.

Travel around Colombo and Sri Lanka

We include private transfers with all our holidays to Sri Lanka, and a personal chauffer with all our touring holidays. Driving Distances: Colombo to Colombo International airport: 1 hour Colombo to Bentota: 2 hours, Colombo to Galle: 2 hours, Colombo to Kandy: 3.5 hours, Colombo to Dambulla: 4 hours.

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