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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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Rome, Italy
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7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Sydney, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Melbourne
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36 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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 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
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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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