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    Nearest transport:
  • Galle Central Bus Station (2.2 Km / 27 min walk)
    Distance to airport:
  • Koggala Airport - Domestic (10.4 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Friendly staff ", "Great location", "Great view"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Galle Fort Maritime (1.9 Km / 23 min walk)
  • Galle Fort Dutch Church (2.0 Km / 24 min walk)
  • Sri Lanka Galle Fort National Museum (2.0 Km / 24 min walk)
  • Galle Fort (2.1 Km / 26 min walk)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

The Closenberg Hotel

11,Closenberg Road, Magalle, Galle Bay, Galle, Sri Lanka 80000 (Show on map)

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Features of The Closenberg Hotel

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • airport transfer
  • babysitting
  • bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • car hire
  • coffee shop
  • currency exchange
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • library
  • meeting facilities
  • newspapers
  • poolside bar
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • smoking area
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • garden
  • outdoor pool
  • pool (kids)
  • water sports (non-motorized)


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Sinhala
  • Tamil

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Hotel Description
For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Galle, The Closenberg Hotel is the perfec...see more For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Galle, The Closenberg Hotel is the perfect choice. The excitement of the city center is only 2 km away. For sightseeing options and local attractions, one need not look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to Katugoda Tsunami Shopping Center, Galle Harbour, U. K. G. Wine Stores.

The Closenberg Hotel also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Galle. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour room service, facilities for disabled guests, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park.

Step into one of 16 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), air conditioning, desk, mini bar which can be found in some rooms. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the outdoor pool, pool (kids), garden, water sports (non-motorized). The Closenberg Hotel is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Galle.
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vicky H. Couples
Australia, November 03, 2015

the pool, the spectacular view, food
we stayed 4 days at the closenberg. I was so angry that we paid so much to stay. the Staff at the closenberg are friendly and very helpful. It was such a pleasure to sit around the pool and admire the ocean views and enjoy a cocktail. The meals are yummy. We admired colonial furniture and atmosphere of the hotel. However, our room was so disappointing. The bed linen is grey and has visible dark stains. The pillows are so old they smell and are yellow stained and desparately need replacing. Cobwebs throughout the room. Filthy, dusty doors overlooking the balcony. Moudly shower curtain, also a constant foul odour in the bathroom. We had a clunking noisy fan. that we had to turn off. Couldn't wait to check out,worst place we stayed at on our holiday in sri lanka.
Andrew T. Solo travelers
United Kingdom, October 25, 2015
if you want to get away from things

beautiful setting - great pool - old style charm
Staff friendly - really helpful and polite. let me stay and check out later as it wasn't too busy this time. Disappointed there was not so much in Sri Lankan style food on the menu. Breakfast was good. Pool is idyllic. and balcony views on A floor are lovely. Somebody told me there were many rats playing outside the hotel at night...after walking through Galle modern town you can see many of them by the sea wall ...more than I've ever seen. Something had been scuttling/ making a mess in my bathroom...being scared of rats....I automatically assumed it had to be them!! Could be wrong!! No TV's in this hotel which is nice...wifi is great...and a bathtub to relax The staff are great but they do have a habit of talking - even shouting to each other outside in the corridor ..totally not aware that the guests can hear them. A bit a hike from Unatawatuna and The Fort ......30 minutes hot walk or short tricycle ride...not much options for eating anywhere but the hotel. Beautiful setting especially if you don't really want to go to too many places
Kuriackose P. Business travelers
India, July 30, 2015
Galle stay

The hotel is very old and not much facilities. Restuarant and room is very low standard. They close the reception during the night and it works only during the day time. I do not recomend this hotel
Tomoko N. Couples
Japan, May 09, 2015
nice seaside landscape but not worth to stay

Seaside view, spacious, large cortyard.
We stayed there tree days in May 2015. It seems that this season was a high time for the wedding. Every afternoon, hotel welcomed the wedding guest and plays loud music till 4 or5pm. When We returned to take a rest at afternoon, the wedding party was still going on. And at night time, a group of students staying at a room next door was chatting and playing till midnight. I wanted to ask complain to them via hotel but the reception was closed and nobody was at public area. the hotel is very old and has not refurbished. If you would like to spend a quiet and comfortable vacation, I would recommend another place.
Artur K. Families with young children
Poland, May 11, 2015
Great but wasted potential

ocean, view, location
Closenberg has its best time in past. At this time hotel is not well kept, pool was dirty with sticky bottom, general feeling was that property is not maintained well. I was also dissapointed, that in 4* hotel I was charged for water different price: 100, 150, 200 - different prices the same day in same restaurant :( but different waiters. Location and view is amazing ! Hard to imagine more scenic location in Galle.
lei Z. Solo travelers
China, April 14, 2015
nice hotel,convenient location

lcoation is good, the view is wonderful
There is buffet for breakfast only when the hotel is full.The hotel is close to the fort and the lighthouse and is facing the sea.Hot water and air conditioner is OK but the facilities are old and the bathtub is somelike dirty. Anyway, it is a nice hotel to stay and I recommand it.
EEMAAN R. Solo travelers
Maldives, May 15, 2015
good stay

clean rooms, close to the beach and city and great view
Hung N. Couples
France, March 09, 2015
Hotel needs desperately to be cleaned up.

Room very dusty, curtains very dirty, furniture broken and a lot of flies in the dining room.
stephen B. Couples
Ireland, January 27, 2015
Good but not a 4 star

Location views pool
Stayed for one night here in Jan. Asked the concierge to book a table for dinner for us in nearby Galle and when we arrived they had no booking for us. Was raining and hotel don't have umbrellas to give customers. Tried to rip us off on an airport taxi too Pool and bar are good with good bar staff. Views are great and it's very handy for Galle.
Scott D. Couples
Australia, January 12, 2015
Quirky Hotel

pool, history, views

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