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Closenberg Hotel

11 Closenberg Rd, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place with the best views and awesome colonial essence all around the place. The infinity pool is the best, also pool bar has a decent range of spirits. Food is great and the employees there are very gentle and friendly. Hoping to go there again soon.

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1 Thank Himala D
Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has a nice history and the location is unique. It seems like a step back in time when you enter the hotel and it also feels a little bit stiff. It has nice outdoor facilities and the restaurant is ok. We ate three meals under our stay, the lunch was good. But at the dinner we had to... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely hotel with a great sweeping views of the bays around Galle, in an elevated position. It is conveniently located close to some of the nicer more southern beaches whist providing a good base for exploring Galle. The hotel itself is a beautiful period piece with staff attentive and immaculately presented, and is a popular place for... More 

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Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived in this place after a long drive and it was like stepping back into a bye-gone era. The Hotel is built on a headland with Galle Fort to the north across the bay. It was built in the 1860s and doesen't seem to have changed much since then. It looks like the sort of grand house that the... More 

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Thank John G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was transported into the colonial era with the architecture and the beautiful landscape. The pool overlooks Dawata beach and the surfers in action which is so relaxing. The food is incredible especially the traditional string hoppers for breakfast & the amazing seafood. Kooma is an amazing host and is full of stories given that the property has been in his... More 

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Thank Ryan S
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The Closenberg is absolutely unique, having travelled to some thirty five countries and stayed in a vast array of hotels, there is nowhere like the Closenberg. If you are planning a trip to this area and value history and character a stay is a MUST. The hotel has stunning views as it sits out into the ocean from a rocky... More 

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Thank 7cliffe15
Hyderabad, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

From the moment we walked in here it has been an utter disaster. The check in desk is hopeless and and has no invitation or brochure about any local activity or site seeing . The person at front desk was informed that my drivers meals and accommodation need to be taken care of as requested by me at time of... More 

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1 Thank Ravneet G
Gastouri, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I think l have just found The Best Marigold Hotel in Sri Lanka.We arrived late in the afternoon and asked sign a very ancient guest register,we were then asked sit down welcome drinks were served,very nice,then off to our room which had a very strong smell of insect aside.Then dead cockroach next to my suitcase proved that it was working.The... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is a 150 year old property jutting into see providing a unique view of the sea. One can watch the waves forming from the private balcony of the room as well as the water sports. The food (we took vegetarian) was good. The staff were very courteous. and service in the restaurant fast. It was only 40 minute drive... More 

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Thank csjacob
England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

If you're looking for a characterful hotel in Galle, you've found it! Waking up to the sunrise each morning over the sea from your room is breathtaking - but you've been warned, the rooms are basic and the bathrooms do need a little love.

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