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Galle Face Hotel, Sri Lanka

Built in 1864, the Galle Face Hotel is an impressive establishment which has still retained its class, elegance and grandeur and the breath taking colonial building is a sight to behold. The hotel has a selection of rooms and suites to cater to all guests needs. The Superior Room is bright and uses natural wood and earthy tones to create a nostalgic feel to the colonial hotel. The room features several modern comforts such as a flat screen television, complimentary Wi-Fi and various luxury amenities. For a more memorable stay guests can stay on one of the junior suites, furnished with a spacious queen sized bed, modern en-suite bathroom and separate living area, and benefit from access into the Long room, the hotels private lounge.

Dining at Galle Face Hotel is not an experience to be missed, with some of Colombo’s fines cuisine being served in some truly amazing locations around the hotel. The 1894 Restaurant and Wine Cellar serves a variation of modern European cuisine paired with an extensive selection of fine wines selected by the expert sommelier. Dine al fresco with a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean stretching across the horizon at Sea Spray. Indulge in authentic made to order seafood dishes crafted with freshly caught produce and a selection of local herbs, spices and garnishes.

While you have time if you’re not out investigating the city or playing croquet on the lawn, why not explore the museum in the south wing of the hotel, or settle down in the library with a classic and play a game of chess or backgammon.