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Closenberg Hotel

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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

A big thank you to the lovely staff, who opened the kitchen for my hungry and jet lagged toddler at 11pm. They take real pride in servicing their guests and the place and location is gorgeous too. Thank you Closenberg night staff!

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The Closenberg hotel is a definitely a classic example of colonial botique. The rooms are simple but elegant. The food is absolutely amazing, specially the local curries they are spot on! The luna terrace bar/pool is a masterpiece, that you definitely have to visit at least for a drink. The sunset point is just stunning overlooking the indian ocean, the...

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This hotel is an historic gem and has been run by the same family for several generations and you almost feel as if you are staying in a large private house. The position is outstanding on a promontory into the beautiful bay where you can watch people fishing and learning to surf standing up. It is also quiet and peaceful....

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Costa Mesa, California
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a gorgeous historic building with an incredible view of the bay and wonderful grounds with beautiful tropical landscaping and garden features. The Closenberg is regal and grand, yet fits in with the scenic environment and nature of Sri Lanka. The food was the best I had on my trip, and its just a really cool and beautiful place...

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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I had the most amazing Sri Lankan food sitting outside below a terrace of bougainvilleas. The formal black tie waiters served the most elegant spread of curries, fresh vegetables, and divine desserts. The lime tea is also a must! The elegant ambiance of the Closenberg Hotel is only rivaled by the Closenberg food, and breathtaking views. As a solo traveler,...

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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing food (probably the best sri lankan food there is), very friendly staff and awesome location overlooking the surf. The hotel also got an infinity pool and a real nice pool bar. Most definitly worth a visit!

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Brighton, Australia
Reviewed 22 February 2017

What a delightful place....great vistas, pleasant and welcoming staff and a sense of history that still provides a good bed, hot showers (not great pressure though) and a pool with a view. Yes, we'll certainly return.

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Closenberg was located in the fantastic location. Infinity pool and pool bar add real value to the hotel. common changing rooms and wash rooms are not clean very well. Food is also averagely satisfied. Access to the beach is really easy with a short-cut route shown by the security guard of the hotel. however, that beach is not clean as...

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Staying at the Closenburg hotel was the best of both worlds. It had the character of staying at an old colonial home but had all the amenities of a modern hotel. The food was consistently the best i had throughout my entire trip in the country. The staff were warm and friendly and helped you with anything you needed. A...

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We spent one night in this old merchant captain's house. It was raining heavily when we arrived and we spent the afternoon drinking tea on the veranda feeling set back in time. Everything looks like it has been untouched for the last 100 years except perhaps for the new infinity pool. Untouched were also probably some essential parts of the...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Closenberg was built by Captain Bayley in 1860 on top of a peninsula overlooking Galle harbor and the Indian Ocean. Since 1889 it belongs to the Perera Abeyewardene family and is today preserved as a heritage hotel. Large spacious halls, long verandas adorned with antique furniture and terraced gardens are in keeping with Dutch architecture. High ceilings resting on tall round columns and large louvered Teak doors set in arched doorways permit the flow of cool air. Alongside an experience of Sri Lanka's rich colonial past, we offer our guest a welcoming atmosphere, fine dining and an unparalleled view. Closenberg Hotel unique features are: The best location at the middle of Galle Harbor, Uninterrupted seaview from all our rooms, Direct access to beautiful sandy beach ideal and safe for surfing and swimming in all seasons, The unique and timeless elegance of an old Sri Lankan Heritage Hotel often copied but so hard to achieve, A sophisticated blend of service, tradition and cultural experiences Luna Terrace Bar Lounge is the funky trendy place to go and be seen in Galle. Great selection of cocktails, top brand spirits, tapas and fine cafe food. The new infinity pool overlooking the surf of Magalle Bay is a "must have experienced". Closenberg is the ideal gateway for enjoying the beauty of Southern Sri Lanka! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Closenberg Hotel

Address: 11 Closenberg Rd, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
Price Range: $130 - $406 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Closenberg Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Closenberg Hotel Galle
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Galle
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“Water Monitor (pet) lizard occasionally visits :)”
Ravz_Sahz, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Upper floor rooms are better.”
981gihang, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All of the main rooms have balconies with similar views.”
567jujub, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms have sea view”
Sumali-Herath, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Remember to order your food ahead of time giving plenty of time for them to prepare it.”
PrashRambuks, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
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