Face Hotel

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Old World Charm

The Galle Face Hotel – Regency, is located in the heart of the City of Colombo overlooking the Galle Face Green. Here you can enjoy superior levels of comfort whilst reveling in the elegant and sophisticated ambience of a bygone era.

While every suite has been lavishly decorated and the public areas elegantly and contemporarily designed the hotel still evokes a colonial feel reminiscent of its Victorian birth where high ceilings, polished wood flooring, stately corridors and grand teak stairways predominate. Its position at the foot of the Galle Face Green’s verdant promenade, beside the swaying surf of the Indian Ocean and close to all of the city’s main attractions have given it an unrivalled location in the capital since its establishment in 1864.

Each of the guestrooms at The Regency is fresh, contemporary and spacious. Furnishings are luxuriously appointed using dark woods and modern ceramics. Large beds are dressed in the finest Egyptian cotton sheets to ensure a pleasant night’s sleep. En-suite bathrooms are large and majestic with marble floors, walk-in showers and designer fittings. Each floor is presided over by a butler who personally attends to every guests need.

A beautifully sited saltwater swimming pool takes pride of place at the front of the hotel and is perfect for passing the hours soaking up the sun and counting the ships on the horizon when you have had enough of visiting the city’s attractions.

The Regency has a wide range of eateries including Sea Spray, the Verandah and the fine dining 1864 as well as a couple of atmospheric places to hang out with a stiff drink, relax and evoke thoughts of yesteryear.

You will love

  • Colombo‘s colonial hotel
  • Sunset over the ocean
  • The verandah & bar
  • Its heritage
  • Well located

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