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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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sum up more or less says it all. How can they even think about putting salt water in a pool. This is in line with the other things. Aside from being very expensive, the hotel wants to be colonial, but isn't. The rooms are very worn. We moved hotel. There are many better places in the area.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really felt like being at the edge. Such a fabulous vibe with their dutch-colonial architecture, corridors that went on forever, beautiful carved woodwork from another time..perched on this little hill on the edge of the sea...so beautiful n charming....with this exclusive, elevated view of the city of Galle. Loved it!! The infinity pool did it for me...wow!! We saw the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This hotel is just stunning. Placed on a cliff with a breathtaking view, I never wanted to leave. The rooms are airy and comfortable and the hotel maintains its old world charm. The food here is especially good; you have to try the Brinjol Moju.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We loved this hotel. One of our favourites. Stunning room overlooking the ocean, olde world charm but very modern standards. Staff were superb, always smiling. Prakash, in particular was brilliant! Although the hotel was owned by a Victorian sea captain the infinity pool and bar are very modern and superbly staffed. A brilliant mix of old and new. As my... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Me and my family were booked one night in this hotel simply because of the infinity pool overlooking the beautiful Galle beach, but i am disappointed about the hotel maintenance progress. no proper door locks, old bath wear, rustic walls etc. They need a huge refurbishment for this hotel and the food was o but very little options to eat... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I had been to this so called heritage hotel and stayed there for may be not more than 10 hours. This place has given me both splendid memories and grave digging nightmare. I give 2 ratings just for the location. The location of the hotel and the view it offers makes you feel comfortable keeping you happy, however in comparison... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We stayed one night at closenberg. room conditions were very poor. not much clean and the internal phone system was broken. we had to leave around 6 a.m. but no one was there at the front office. had to call the Manager by knocking his room door.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Stayed here for one night and we found this probably the worst hotel we'd stayed in over the 2 weeks. On arrival, the views are impressive and the welcome drink of iced tea was delicious. Unfortunately, on closer inspection, the hotel is in serious need of modernisation. The rooms and towels could probably have been cleaner and the whole place... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is my third time back to this wonderful colonial hidden gem and it exceeds my expectations every time I return! Having had two wonderful stays in 2011 & 2012, I was sure to stay at this hotel again on my travels this year. For me, the friendly staff make this hotel, who are always on hand to make sure... More 

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South Wales
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The location of this place and views from it are very impressive, not sure how to class its build and décor but its old world classic, high open ceilings with classic statues. visited for a business meal and I was not that impressed with the food side, service a little slow but as we had the evening there was no... More 

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