Closenberg Hotel

NO 11. Megalle, Galle, Sri Lanka
+94 912 224 313

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Closenberg Hotel - Galle, Sri Lanka
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Priceline R2 636

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Distance to city centre 2,1 km
Location rating 9,8



Standard rooms

R2 636+

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R2 636 per night




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  • Excellent
    Feb 2020

    We absolutely loved this hotel. Their guest book is full of glowing reviews from all nationalities. It was almost empty, probably due to the bad reviews on etc. Our room was clean, spacious and cool with amazing views and the staff we’re attentive but not intrusive. The air conditioning and Wi-fi worked well. It’s a beautiful old colonial building with all the quirks which come with age. Yes, it’s not in pristine condition, but in a way that adds to its charm. It’s got a great infinity pool overlooking the bay from which we could watch the surf schools. Very entertaining! It has a private entrance onto the beach (a bit dilapidated which made us giggle) where we had a long swam at twilight. Some staff have worked here for 35 years and more. We applaud its owner for keeping the original furniture and preserving its history and hope the negative reviews don’t force this glorious place to close. We’re not hippies. Just a returning professional couple exploring the world. We’ll be recommending it to all our friends

    No alcohol

  • Good
    Jan 2020

    Amazing views over Galle Harbour. Incredible infinity pool. Very friendly helpful staff many of whom had worked their for over 30 years.

    Beautiful old hotel sadly in need of a bit of updating.

  • Good
    Dec 2019

    I have never had mixed feelings about a hotel. But this is such a property. Positives: location. When I say location, it’s a 10 star property. Every window is worth being photographed.there is a very decent beach nearby where surfing is taught. It’s also one of those few places where both sunrise and sunset can be mesmerising. It had ample space for our sons to run around( they are 2 and 6 respectively). Galle fort is 1.8 km away, so you can go to fort easily. Staff:- they are genuinely good people who want to make your stay memorable. Food: its great tasting food even though menus is limited. Swimming pool is located with a great view.

    Negatives: It’s rundown property. Rooms themselves are good with a functioning bathroom and bathtub. But drapes are coming apart. There are two snakes in the property which staff is aware of. While they are harmless, after seeing them once I could not leave my kids in the open alone.Garden was tended in our stay once. It’s a huge garden and can really shine if well taken care of. And that great swimming pool looks unclean. While it was ok for us to go in, another family did not let their kids in and I don’t blame them as it’s does look very rundown. Service: this is slow. We preferred getting our water bottles extra on our own to reduce effort. Also, there is practically you can call housekeeping from room. And even though food was good, it used to take them a long time to serve They don’t have an alcohol license. So overall, we wanted to like this place a lot, but basics need to be covered by this hotel.

  • Excellent
    Nov 2019

    Place needs a little more TLC. Beautiful location though, and that's what you're paying for.

  • Mediocre
    Nov 2019

    View of the location is superb.

    Room arrangements are not in the optimel level. They do not consider the booking .lk special request like room arrangements.

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When you stay at Closenberg Hotel in Galle, you'll be on the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Galle Fort and Jungle Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free self parking is available onsite.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

7,4 Good

based on 310 reviews









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  • Great view

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Policies vary by room type and provider.


Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
Car hire
Currency exchange on-site
Laundry service
Room service
Outdoor pool
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Free parking
Non-smoking rooms available
Business centre
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Child pool
Free Internet
Pets not allowed
Designated smoking area
Babysitting or child care
Meeting/Banquet facilities

FAQs when booking at Closenberg Hotel

Where is Closenberg Hotel located?

Closenberg Hotel is located at NO 11. Megalle, 2,1 km from the centre of Galle. Galle Lighthouse is the closest landmark to Closenberg Hotel.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Closenberg Hotel?

Check-in time is 13:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Closenberg Hotel.

Does Closenberg Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Closenberg Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Closenberg Hotel offer free parking?

Yes, Closenberg Hotel offers free parking.

Does Closenberg Hotel offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Closenberg Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Closenberg Hotel from the airport?

Closenberg Hotel is 10,3 km from Koggala. Closenberg Hotel is 50,6 km from Bentota River.

Can you bring pets to Closenberg Hotel?

No, pets are not allowed at Closenberg Hotel.

Does Closenberg Hotel have a pool?

Yes, Closenberg Hotel has a pool on-site.


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Most popular landmarks

  • Galle Lighthouse 1,9 km
  • Galle Fortress 2,1 km
  • Unawatuna Beach 2,7 km

Getting around

Koggala 10,3 km
Bentota River 50,6 km

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