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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The view from the balcony is great and everything and the pool is relaxing and overlooks a very nice beach but that's about it. The room was not clean at all (see attached photo) this photo of the shower was taken 2 minutes after checking in. the bathroom is very old and not clean at all. there was also no...

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Manipal, India
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel has one of the best locations in Galle, a little tucked away from the bustle of the town. The view from here is beyond incredible looking over the waters, the food in the restaurant is some of the best, most authentic Sri Lankan food I've had on my entire trip and the service is excellent. Luna terrace offers...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

150 year old heritage hotel with colonial building and architecture Beautiful sea view good food friendly Staff airport shuttle and daily taxi services free wifi srilankan and english breakfast options

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favorite places to stay at when I'm in Galle. Without a doubt, Closenberg offers the best view on the island and the most delicious Sri Lankan rice and curry I have ever tried till date. From the string hoppers to the prawn curry, Pol Sambol, Fish Curry, Gotu Kola & Brinjal Moju its all very authentic! The...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful location, perhaps the best view in the area. Old world charm and friendly staff. However, the property very badly needs a thorough refurbishment and some professional management. Local cuisine is tasty, but the dining room and furniture is overdue for refurbishment or replacement. Western food not upto an acceptable standard for what this hotel pretends to be. Overall, I...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The property is no doubt a unique and a beautiful place. The view is absolutely stunning. However, the service and the atmosphere did not do justice to this wonderful place. Ordered a bottle of wine which took more than half an hour to reach us. The cups and saucers were chipped. The room was not cleaned. The dish for the...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Closenberg offers an affordable way to get a taste of the Colonial dream in Sri Lanka. The property is situated on a promontory in the bay between Galle and Unawatuna and is convenient for both. The building is beautiful, rooms are standard but all have a stunning sea view. The pool area is again stunning and fastidiously maintained, the restaurant...

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is absolutely lovely! Simple with amazing views, beautiful pool, good service and a nice breakfast. The hotel has a colonial, 1920s feel, which pairs nicely with Gall Fort and the area's Dutch influence. Was the perfect place for our two night visit to Galle and Unawatuna.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A big thank you to the lovely staff, who opened the kitchen for my hungry and jet lagged toddler at 11pm. They take real pride in servicing their guests and the place and location is gorgeous too. Thank you Closenberg night staff!

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The Closenberg hotel is a definitely a classic example of colonial botique. The rooms are simple but elegant. The food is absolutely amazing, specially the local curries they are spot on! The luna terrace bar/pool is a masterpiece, that you definitely have to visit at least for a drink. The sunset point is just stunning overlooking the indian ocean, the...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Closenberg was built by Captain Bayley in 1860 on top of a peninsula overlooking Galle harbor and the Indian Ocean. Since 1889 it belongs to the Perera Abeyewardene family and is today preserved as a heritage hotel. Large spacious halls, long verandas adorned with antique furniture and terraced gardens are in keeping with Dutch architecture. High ceilings resting on tall round columns and large louvered Teak doors set in arched doorways permit the flow of cool air. Alongside an experience of Sri Lanka's rich colonial past, we offer our guest a welcoming atmosphere, fine dining and an unparalleled view. Closenberg Hotel unique features are: The best location at the middle of Galle Harbor, Uninterrupted seaview from all our rooms, Direct access to beautiful sandy beach ideal and safe for surfing and swimming in all seasons, The unique and timeless elegance of an old Sri Lankan Heritage Hotel often copied but so hard to achieve, A sophisticated blend of service, tradition and cultural experiences Luna Terrace Bar Lounge is the funky trendy place to go and be seen in Galle. Great selection of cocktails, top brand spirits, tapas and fine cafe food. The new infinity pool overlooking the surf of Magalle Bay is a "must have experienced". Closenberg is the ideal gateway for enjoying the beauty of Southern Sri Lanka! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Closenberg Hotel

Address: 11 Closenberg Rd, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
Price Range: $142 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Closenberg Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Closenberg Hotel Galle
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Galle
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“Water Monitor (pet) lizard occasionally visits :)”
Ravz_Sahz, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Upper floor rooms are better.”
981gihang, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All of the main rooms have balconies with similar views.”
567jujub, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms have sea view”
Sumali-Herath, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Remember to order your food ahead of time giving plenty of time for them to prepare it.”
PrashRambuks, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
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