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Closenberg Hotel

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Outdoor pool, an infinity pool
Standard Double Room, Ocean View | Exterior
Standard Double Room, Ocean View | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Bar (on property)
Standard Double Room, Ocean View | Bathroom | Free toiletries

Overview of Closenberg Hotel

Closenberg Hotel

3.0 star property
Galle beachfront hotel with 2 restaurants, outdoor pool
7.8 out of 10 Good
7.8/10 Good

32 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
11, Closenberg Road, Magalle, Galle, 80000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Business centre
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
For families
  • Children's pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Hikkaduwa Beach - 37 min drive

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 105 min drive
  • Midigama Railway Station - 38 min drive


  • The Shack Beach Cafe - 9 min walk
  • CoCoBay Unawatuna - 2 min drive
  • Taphouse by RnR - Galle - 5 min drive
  • Aqua Forte - 5 min drive
  • SAHANA - 3 min drive

About this property

Closenberg Hotel

Closenberg Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Galle. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit Fernery, one of 2 restaurants, which serves international cuisine. An outdoor pool, a poolside bar and a children's pool are other highlights. The comfortable beds and overall property condition get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, French

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 16 rooms


  • Check-in time from 12:30 PM until 11:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age – 16
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • BBQs
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool

What to do

  • On the beach

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool
  • Infinity pool


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Fireplace

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet

Food and drink

  • Fridge (on request)
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Fernery – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 15 per night


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Closenberg Hotel Galle
Closenberg Hotel
Closenberg Galle
Closenberg Hotel Hotel
Closenberg Hotel Galle
Closenberg Hotel Hotel Galle

Frequently asked questions

Does Closenberg Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Closenberg Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Is there a pool at Closenberg Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Closenberg Hotel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Closenberg Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Closenberg Hotel?
You can check in from 12:30 PM - 11:30 AM. Check-out time is 11:30 AM.
What is there to do at Closenberg Hotel and nearby?
Closenberg Hotel has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Closenberg Hotel?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring international cuisine.
Does Closenberg Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Closenberg Hotel like?
Closenberg Hotel is located a short 8-minute walk from Galle Harbour.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Xenia, 2-night business trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Good food nice staff in a excellent location. The hotel is a bit tired but don't let that put you off. The good things outnumber the bad.
Bruce, 6-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

This is an older hotel and with old world charm.. the room was very clean and the infinity pool tho older was still beautiful.. drinks by the pool were not overly priced . The view was fantastic and the staff were very helpful.
Di, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Amazing views and service
Whilst the hotel is a little tired and need of a makeover, it is great value for money. The included breakfast was excellent and we had dinner there 2 nights, it was good and not expensive. The staff are excellent and always ready to please. The rooms are fair, the beds are actually quite comfortable and mosquito nets and air con are provided. The balcony views are amazing and the pool is perfectly situated over the cliff. We could hang around here all day and not bother to leave. A great location for surfers and you can paddle straight into the ocean from the hotel. The surf was small and would suits beginners. There is a surf school on the beach nearby. It is just a quick tuktuk ride into Galle to explore the beautiful fort and historical sites. Highly recommend if your not too fussy.
Wendy, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Lovely and welcoming staff, very friendly and caring towards my family and I. The Sri Lankan breakfasts were delicious and we always had more than enough food. We loved the fact that the hotel had such history and had been in one family for so long. The location was great and we were able to either walk down to the main road for transport or easily get a tuk tuk from the hotel. Their tour guide Dilip was absolutely fantastic in giving us information and helping us to get the most out of our stay.
Rachel, 14-night trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

6/10 Good

The location of the hotel is superb. It’s very close to the fort and the views from the room are absolutely incredible. But the rooms are very basic and need maintenance. Also, the pool has not been cleaned in months and could really use some up keep.
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice colonial style hotel
Great location close to Galle town. The hotel is at the tip of Galle bay with water all around. The room was clean and comfortable with a great view of the bay. No TV (no need really) and hair dryer (no need really) Breakfast was included but nothing to speak of. A few pieces of toast and an omelette with nothing inside.
Joe, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Wonderful old colonial place
Great location on a point with views of the surfing beach that you can walk to
Henry, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Not what I expected
The hotel is old which is fine and I actually appreciate that, but it’s not as clean as it should be and everything in my room doesn’t work. When I got to my room I automatically wanted to leave and go somewhere else. It didn’t feel comfortable. The fridge looks so dirty and the tub had a black ring at the bottom which made me very uncomfortable (I wore slippers to take a shower). Although there is a nice view by the beach and the staff was very kind I do think this hotel needs to step things up and do way better with cleaning the place. The bed was also super hard which made the stay uncomfortable. I only stayed at this hotel for one night and I wouldn’t recommend it.
Dubbz, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

nice loc. Badly maintained
Beautiful colonial architecture and great location with excellent view. But lacks maintainence of the whole area, not clean and bad food. The place need to be renovated and cleaned. Too pricy for what you get.
Verified Expedia guest review