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Closenberg Hotel

3.0 of 5 11 Closenberg Rd, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I stayed two nights at this from the outside and on paper quite terrific hotel with an outstanding location. However, we quickly realized that it lacked maintenance and the standards of cleaning dissapointed as well. In our room we had i minibar fridge which was dirty - and only half full. The infinte pool was somewhat disgusting... More 

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Sydney, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Closenberg to eat and drink at the poolside bar six times during dec/jan. Each time, we were impressed by the bartender and his amazing cocktails! Prakash makes an excellent cocktail- we particularly loved the Singapore Sling (it's better than the Raffles one, by far) and Mojito, but also enjoyed his creative cocktails, made according to what was... More 

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Kington, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

What a Hotel, location is truly wonderful overlooking the sea, best done in their horizon pool some 100 foot up. The restaurant is high Victorian with Hepplewhite style furnishings and coral sculpture the only drawbacks are that the room we had is getting a little tired and the chef is not of the order the Hotel deserves, still well presented... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Closenberg Hotel is a fine example of how the other half lived in colonial times. It was originally a private home and despite its grandeur and conversion to a luxury hotel, maintains an intimate ambience. The dining room has original antique, wooden furniture and serves a la carte and Sri Lankan fare. The rooms are comfortable and well appointed... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

What a bad experience after being here one week. Really, everything needs maintain/repair/replacement! The pool has a lot of mold and other dirt in it, I can recommend no one to go in there. Yes, great infinity pool, but dirty as you can not imagine. The chairs and the floor in front of the pool are covered in red ants,... More 

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36 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Closenberg is not your average hotel. First of all its not in the Fort so you'll need to travel to get anywhere unless you're going for a swim or surf, in which case there's a beach 5 mins walk away. The main building itself is very old (1800's) and interesting and has been run as a hotel since the 1960's.... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

It is a hotel with a great location and a really nice infinity pool - filled with water when we were there. I do not recommend eating in the restaurant. Orded from the a la carte menu, grilled tuna with avocado, tomato and mashed potatos. When it arrived it did not have any avocado or tomato just some very sad... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Perfect for everyone, even with pets. Has a mangificant nice view and a top surf spot in front of the building. They do organize special events directly at the hotel. The service and the visitors seem to be be of a very kind nature.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My stay at the Closenberg was great. The service was very helpful and friendly. The atmosphere at the villa was perfect to recharge for a week. The rooms are comfortable, overlooking the bay - each with their own terrace. The Luna Terrace offers a lounge atmosphere where you can enjoy some great cocktails in the infinity pool. You can also... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I loved the place! It's an amazing hotel to stay with good location. The luna terrace is wonderful place to spend some days in. The staff is so nice, they made my stay so comfortable, I did not want to leave this place!!! I highly recommend especially sushi and cocktails in bar !!!!

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Address: 11 Closenberg Rd, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Closenberg Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Closenberg Hotel Galle
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Galle

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