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Galadari Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I went to celebrate my mom's birthday and had the dinner buffet at California Grill. They had a huge collection such as Indian, Japanese, Sri Lankan, Italian, and etc. Staff is very friendly and supportive. They arranged the birthday cake and welcome drink for the group and played Birthday song. waiters were well trained and nice people. Price of the buffet was reasonable compared to most of the star hotels in the city.

The hotel is very old. The bath rooms are very very small. The morning buffet was delicious.the curtains were not clean.the hotel staff were very was not value for money. But very delighted with the services provided by them....

The rooms really require an uplift as the age has stated showing up with lot of patch up work & loose fittings. Moreover they still provide blankets instead of quilts which is another negative factor. Otherwise the breakfast spread, location & size of rooms were really good

Gd foods and great staff. Lots of verities and for traveleres nice locations to visit near by. If need can do shoping near there. Royal douch hospital ( shopping mall) having famus shopes like odel, barefoot, spa ceylon, lots of food courtes and many more.famus places like gall face, world trade center, hilton hotel, kingsbury hotel etc can be reach with in one minutes( walking distance). Room rates comparatively low and can sujest to others as a gd place.

This is my second visit to same hotel. I visited this property in 2012 last. Again I checked in in 2017. Their hospitality is commendable. Food is really nice. Staff is really cooperative. It’s center. Please ask them for sea view room.

The location of the property is quiet good & very near to the beach. Unfortunately the view of the ocean has been blocked due to the new port city coming up. The hotel is quiet old & the furniture's are quiet old & makes quiet a lot of sound. The rooms are nothing great for the price they charge. In fact hotel prices @ Colombo are quiet overpriced. Coffee chop where the breakfast is served is quiet small to accommodate all guests during rush hours. The food is not so good. Tried the Indian restaurant, nothing great & so is the rom service. Choice of food in the room service menu is also quiet restricted. Over all the hotel is average but quiet overpriced.

Sadly, for me personally, the Galadari's best days are passed. I actually lived in this hotel in 1990 for about 6 months when I was working for an NGO in Sri Lanka. It was considered a 5-star property then, but those days are long gone. I took my son on his first trip to Sri Lanka and we booked at the Galadari partly out of sentimental reasons and partly because it was inexpensive. I now know why. The food is terrible, to the point of being almost inedible (how hard is it to make a decent club sandwich?), the building itself is in need of a serious refurbishment, the carpets are worn and dirty, and worst of all, the blankets are a bit "ticky" as you will see from the photo attached to this review. The staff is nice of course, and my little bit of Sinhala went a long way, but if you've stayed in hotels as long as I have you also will note that they are lacking training, forcing the guest to do things that normally staff would do. I don't blame the staff, I blame management. The owners need to put some serious cash into the hotel and I will not stay there again. Go somewhere else in Colombo.

We visited the hotel for high tea and was truly amazed by the spread of variety of food they offered. The spread contained japanese cusine to indian to chinese cusine with delicious range of sweets/ desserts offered along with drinks. Despite of colombo been very gloomy in the evening due to heavy showers the high tea was crowded by a large gathering.We have been to many high teas in colombo and this hotel could be noted as one of the finest high teas and we look forward to visiting again

This cafe has inside and outside seating.The service is poor.The coffee O.K.The outside seating is good in the late evening.During the day its a bit hot. The price is of course five star. The hotel lobby area is good but enough seating.The ambience is good.

The hotel's service is excellent, but is in dire need of renovating. It was built in 1984 and you can tell. The rooms have tiny ceilings and smell ancient. The carpets are musty and it's just no fun to stay at. Good staff and location though.

64, Lotus Road Colombo

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Fort, Galadari Hotel is next to Old Parliament Building and Bank of Ceylon Tower. This 446-room, 4-star hotel has an outdoor pool along with a 24-hour fitness center and free in-room WiFi. Colombo World Trade Center and Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct are also a short walk from this Colombo hotel.


This hotel is home to 3 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


All of Galadari Hotel's 446 rooms are recently renovated and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 22-inch LCD TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Bathrooms have free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Free newspapers, free bottled water, and safes are also available.

Property features

Galadari Hotel features an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. There's free valet parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for LKR 5700 per vehicle one way. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a sauna, an outdoor tennis court, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Executive Room

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Suite

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Executive Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

58% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 869 reviews