Closenberg Hotel is the Best of Galle. A place you do not want to leave. Colonial beauty and history. Not only the most stunning view of the ocean and bay, sunrise and sunset, from all rooms and everywhere on the grounds, but constant cool fresh breezes which cannot be found staying elsewhere in Galle.
Although staying down in the Galle Fort is interesting, closer to shopping and historical walks, it is very hot down there. Not so at the Closenberg! One is inspired to simply...stay. To paint, write, to sit and wonder. Our rooms with a spectacular outlook, a balcony and the wonderful sounds of the water all night. The food is good and service excellent. The wine list could be improved. The new infinity pool is a wonderful addition to what was previously near perfection for myself and friends. An added bonus is knowing that this hotel remained safely above the tsunami of 2004. None of our group wanted to leave and have vowed to return!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Closenberg Hotel Galle