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regm889
Bangkok, Thailand

Old hotel in coastal area

3.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 08 Dec 2023
Nice old hotel with a restaurant near beach, difficult to find acess road, tried local delight TOR lunch it was fine. Good view of of the sea with greenery around. Strolled around along coconut trees
Date of stay: December 2023
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 October 2023 via mobile

This is situated in a beautiful location but when we entered to the hotel we felt it is not well maintained and neglected. Their sevice was good but food was not that much taste.

I suggest if they maintain that hotel in a good condition they can get better business.

Date of stay: October 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
1  Thank Sheron K
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Reviewed 25 September 2023 via mobile

The hotel is exactly what it's said --- colonial architecture..
Pros
- it's a 160 yr old building build by the British. If you enjoy and wish to experience things like that this is for you.
- it is built at the bay with great view from the rooms. Sunrise sunset is beautiful
- breakfast included . And is tasty
- staff is friendly and helpfu
l- hotel offers day city tour for 3000lkr

Cons
- location. It's right between the beach and the first so both are far around 700 lkr from tuktuk
- amenities.
Just one plug point
No intercom for reception
Staff is slow
No jet spray/ bidet in bathroom unlike pictures
- the location is inside alley without any light. So walking back alone after sunset is very scary

Room tip: Good for photography. Good for peace and quiet. Not good for working and wifi is average. Parking space available. Try not to walk.
Date of stay: September 2023
Trip type: Travelled solo
1  Thank apoorvashrini
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Reviewed 30 August 2023

The closenberg hotel, overlooking the Bonavista bay is one of the greatest places to catch old ceylon vibes. In the moment I set foot in to this place, I was taken by its natural beauty...It is a well preserved manner from Dutch era, with extensions added later in 1980s when it was converted in to a hotel.

Yes, it is very poorly maintained. But that lack of care has added a certain charm to the place. It is a very calm and a romantic place to be, you will feel like living in the history.
The rooms are large, all facing the bay, and comfy. The doors are not in perfect condition, but we did not run in to any problem there.
The infinity pool certainly is the main attraction for many here, though not well maintained it is still a nice place to be. There is a pool-bar, but not functioning when we were there. The restaurent is beautifully embraced by nature. There were 2 lovely cats.
I wish the guarden was kept well so that we could actually take a walk in there.
Overall, it is a magnificent place to be, if you are a certain kind of a person. Don't get discouraged by bad reviews here and there. Visit the place if the description suits you and live a day in the mansion where the sea roars- "Closenberg ".

Date of stay: August 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Nisansala H
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Reviewed 14 April 2023

Closenberg Hotel has a history of over 150 years and you can really feel the ambience of that by gone era when you step into that beautiful old building.
It is also located on a breathtaking location, perched on a hillock between the Bay of Magalle and the Galle Harbour, with great views of the Dutch Fort and Rumassala.
The room was decent, well furnished and had a balcony overlooking the bay. There is a beautiful infinity pool overlooking the bay, which is now managed by an Italian duo who operate a Pool Bar named Bacuzzi. They have plans of introducing an Italian restaurant as well quite soon.
We only had breakfast at the hotel but it was decent and the quantity was quite generous. One has a choice of Eastern or Western breakfast although the options are limited given this is a small hotel.
Given its fabulous location and grand old building that is the hotel, I wish it was better maintained. Even the gardens could be done up to look nicer.
Overall, I.would recommended this hotel to anyone who appreciate the grand old world charm of the bygone era.

Room tip: It is a bit run down now, but the location and old world charm makes up formit
Date of stay: April 2023
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Thank Nalin1972
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Reviewed 9 March 2023

An old colonial house with historical value. Lot of potential for development. Excellent view of the sea. Very good location. Very close to the city workout the city buzz. Staff is friendly. Pool under maintenance. Hope more important coz this place has huge potential.

Date of stay: December 2022
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Thank Gayanthawijekoon
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