May 11, 2018
The superbly located Galle Face Hotel is one of the best places to bed down for the night in Colombo. It’s elegant and comfortable with the views of the ocean that will make a permanent imprint on your memory. The Traveler’s bar is the place to head, to order something long and cool and drinkable and sip it as the sun goes down, as the sea turns orange and gold and the heat slowly dissipates. The hotel dates back to 1864 and oozes character and history (it’s one of the oldest in Asia and has played host to numerous guests of distinction, including writers and royalty), but we suspect you’ll be too charmed by the drinks and the view to be overly concerned with such fripperies.