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Closenberg Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   11 Closenberg Rd, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #32 of 42 Hotels in Galle
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My fourth stay at Closenburg, Galle, and it was excellent as always. A colonial mansion turned into a boutique hotel, this masterpiece is just a few kilometers from Galle town, situated on top of a hill overlooking the bay. The rustic charm of the hotel is augmented by mordern touches such as a saltwater infinity pool and bar (called the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As soon as you exit the Highway to enter Galle, on the right side of the bay (overlooking the bay) Closenberg is located. The view of the bay from the rooms are amazing, the lunar bar with the infinity pool is the highlight for me! There is a Japanese Chef and his food is awesome! The property has dutch heritage... More

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Ashvem Beach, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Closenberg for four nights, and had an amazing time. The staff is very attentive and committed to making your vacation relaxing and stress free. The owners and GM were especially friendly, taking the time to make sure I was well looked after. The rooms are beautiful, with especially nice views overlooking the beach. Most importantly for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Closenberg for about a week and a half to work on some writing. The owners and the new GM were welcoming and committed to my comfort. The food was delicious and the staff attentive. The rooms were the perfect place for me to escape and relax. I had a pleasant stay.

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Marseille, France
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7 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is desperately looking for repairs and management. The. Building is indeed a very old building on a great spot in galle. However, our experience have been terrible even if the restaurant staff did great Rooms are old and not properly cleaned (linen, bathroom) with a bathroom that would need a complete remodel, safebox was not working Swimming pool... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have heard so much about this hotel from my parents, and apparently I have been there when I was very small. so I decided to visit and spend the weekend. This is an old ‘’seriously in need of repair’’ colonial style hotel. And that’s about it. The dining area. What waste of good space. Right in the middle of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This hotel, a little bit outside Galle, used to be the villa of a Dutch entrepreneur, and has a fascinating colonial atmosphere. Furthermore, there is a very scenic pool, and a private (even though a bit awkward) access to the see. The only "minus" is that a renovation is now necessary.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A classical hotel, and probably the best in absorbing Sri Lanka's colonial and Dutch cultural heritage in down south Sri Lanka. The staff is very friendly and always willing to help you. Architecture reflects the Dutch colonial heritage of Sri Lanka and the building is probably 150 years old and restored with great delicacy and respect for its history. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Loved the Luna Terrace and the Infinity pool. The view was spectacular from the rooms and from the terrace & pool. Service was super and food was good. Common areas could be maintained a bit more but not losing its charm.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

What this Hotel lacks in modern facilities it certainly makes up for in simplicity, charm and good service. It is a smaller hotel that has done a great job to hold on to its colonial era, decorated in dark wood and white walls (and a strange fish tank, that we were told was part of the original homestead) The waiters... More

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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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