We adored this hotel. Absolutely loved it. It was recommended by my old boss and he was chuffed when we came home and told him just how much we enjoyed staying there. He says that based on our description, it really hasn't changed much since he stayed there a few decades ago. Old world charm at its best. The room was amazing, and absolutely huge both times even though we had a suite one time and a normal superiour room the other time. Actually the second room, the superiour one might even have been bigger. It was larger than our entire flat in Nice! The Galle Face Hotel is where the term "sunsetting" was invented. You go to the Veranda bar, look over the sea at the sun setting and have a nice cocktail. So relaxing, so serene. We did it every night and recommend doing it even if you aren't staying there, you don't have to be guest. Funnily enough, the reason we were in Sri Lanka was for a wedding and the first night we were in the Galle Face we bumped into the bride and groom by utter chance!