So wrote Mark Twain, inspired by a drive from Colombo to the Galle Face Green during which he became enamored of Ceylon’s vivid character. Many travellers have been enthralled by this emerald teardrop, our island home.
Another, Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, penned “I write these lines with a pad upon my knee, heaving upon the long roll of the Indian Ocean running large and grey under a grey streaked sky with the rain-swept hills of Ceylon just one shade greyer , lining the Eastern skyline”.
The Galle Face Hotel, as it has for the past 153 years offers explorers and travellers rest and respite in the spirit of the greatest colonial explorers. Served overlooking the majestic Indian Ocean we offer light meals and deftly prepared morsels. The most refreshing of quenchers, freshly brewed tea, is always available.
We are however, rightly acclaimed for a sophisticated and creative cocktail list that is imbued with the spirit of famous travellers past who have graced our shores. A full range of spirituous liquors and fermented libations are offered.
- Opening time – 10.00 am
- Closing time – 12.00 am