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Closenberg Hotel

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A decent place to stay considering the cost of hotels in galle i would say this has a decent price. Friendly staff, nice infinity pool over looking d waves breaking on the shore from abt 30ft above. A bit of moss in the pool coz its a salt water pool. Our door would only stay closed if we lock it... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To say that this is overpriced doesn't do justice to the serious problems with this hotel. The rooms were quite filthy with mouldy towels, broken electrical fittings and soiled bedspreads. The pool was so dirty that mucus seems to float on the top of the water and pool walls were coated in slime. It seemed to be understaffed and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is an atmospheric colonial style hotel. The rooms could do with some sprucing up but they are comfortable enough. However, the views of the sea are superb and there is a relaxing garden area. However, the pool and the bar area is where we spent most of our time. The bar staff are very helpful and attentive and went... More 

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Frome, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We stayed one night at the Closenberg toward the end of our trip to Sri Lanka. The room was fine, but not particularly clean or up-together. The view from the balcony of the beach was fantastic. The cocktail bar and infinity pool are just amazing, but sadly do not seem to fit in with the feel of the rest of... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The Closenberg is ideal if you want an colonial style, local hotel when you visit Galle. The infinity pool with a great view of the surfers and mind expanding cocktails was a favourite of ours. The staff were brilliant and service with a smile was for once exactly what you get! The place is a little faded, but that is... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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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9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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