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Closenberg Hotel - Sri Lanka - Galle

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Floors:2, Rooms:20, Check-in time:12:00, Check-out time:11:00

Closenberg Hotel in Galle, Sri Lanka, was built in 1860 by the British Captain Francis Bayley, amongst the ruins of a Dutch
fortalice.
It stands on a peninsula flanked by Magalle Bay, and overlooks the UNESCO heritage listed iconic Galle Fort and
mythical Rumassala mountain.
Closenberg offers an authentic and unique heritage hotel experience; colonial splendour, set amidst lush tropical gardens, and panoramic ocean views.

Location

Area Info: Closenberg Road, Galle, Sri Lanka

Address: Closenberg Road, Galle

Area Info

The seaside town of Galle is 116 Km. from Colombo by road or rail down the southwest coast. Both routes are picturesque following the coastline closely for much of the way.

Todays town has grown greatly and spreads into the hinterland but the Fort is the slowbeating heart of Galles history. The walled city has stood since the early sixteenth century through the Colonial periods of the Portuguese Dutch and British and in our present times is proclaimed as an Archaeological Reserve and been identified as a living World Heritage Site.

The etymology of the name Galle is explained as probably a corruption of the Sinhalese gala a cattle fold or postingplace from which the Portuguese named it PointdeGalle. The simpler and more popular theory is found in the similarity of the Sinhalese word gala for rock which the Portuguese duplicated by adopting the Latin word gallus for rooster. They thus designed the coatofarms of the city as that of a rooster standing upon a rocky perch.

The Portuguese took Galle from the Sinhala kings in 1587 and erected the first fortifications a single wall fronted by a moat which extended from the sea to the harbor. The Dutch landed in 1640 with 12 ships and 2000 men under the command of Wilhelm Jacobsz Coster who defeated the Portuguese after severe fighting and a fourday siege.

The Dutch later converted the Portuguese fortalezza into a single bastion which they named Zwart Bastion and built a formidable line of defence ringing the walled town by ten bastions which endure to this day. Akersloot Bastion is named after the birthplace of Coster the Dutch commander who captured Galle. The name has been chiselled on a stone at the spot and also bears a date which however has no bearing on the date of erection of the Bastion. The grim old walls are a favourite promenade for Galles citizens and its visitors alike.

Through the rolling streams of Time and Change Galle still retains as few other towns in Sri Lankaan atmosphere of the past. The town was graced with considerable civic amenities and military features. Two hundred years ago there was introduced a stormwater drainage system which prevented flooding in the Fort so sophisticated as to have great bricklined underground drains which were automatically flushed twice a day by the tide.

Despite recent facelifts and new facades to many of the houses and the introduction of modern civic amenities like electricity telephone systems water and drainage services the streets remain narrow and many are known by their original names such as LeynBaan street Zeeberg street and Moderabaay street. A peep into the old houses reveal them to be spacious and airy with large ornamental doors and windows pillared verandahs and cool inner courtyards and gardens.

Policies

Each hotel gives sometimes different policies for cancellation or changes this for different room types and rate offers.
To make this easy for you when you roll over the cancellation note behind each room type you will be able to get informed.

Always we are ready to make changes for you after your reservation is made.
You only need to inform us by mail in order for us to make the modifications and re confirm it with the hotel.

For the Sri Lanka all resorts and hotels have their own policy, for secure bookings and cancellation terms.
You will be informed on that during the bookings procedure that will be send to you after package deal is confirmed with you.

For any additional services it might be that the cancellations term is not the same.
In case different you will be informed from that on a separate note.

Maybe you are interested in a different arrangement or extra services? Just email us.
The details you can find on the contact us page, and we will gladly assist you.

Floors:2, Rooms:20, Check-in time:12:00, Check-out time:11:00

Closenberg Hotel in Galle, Sri Lanka, was built in 1860 by the British Captain Francis Bayley, amongst the ruins of a Dutch
fortalice.
It stands on a peninsula flanked by Magalle Bay, and overlooks the UNESCO heritage listed iconic Galle Fort and
mythical Rumassala mountain.
Closenberg offers an authentic and unique heritage hotel experience; colonial splendour, set amidst lush tropical gardens, and panoramic ocean views.

Area Info: Closenberg Road, Galle, Sri Lanka

Address: Closenberg Road, Galle

The seaside town of Galle is 116 Km. from Colombo by road or rail down the southwest coast. Both routes are picturesque following the coastline closely for much of the way.

Todays town has grown greatly and spreads into the hinterland but the Fort is the slowbeating heart of Galles history. The walled city has stood since the early sixteenth century through the Colonial periods of the Portuguese Dutch and British and in our present times is proclaimed as an Archaeological Reserve and been identified as a living World Heritage Site.

The etymology of the name Galle is explained as probably a corruption of the Sinhalese gala a cattle fold or postingplace from which the Portuguese named it PointdeGalle. The simpler and more popular theory is found in the similarity of the Sinhalese word gala for rock which the Portuguese duplicated by adopting the Latin word gallus for rooster. They thus designed the coatofarms of the city as that of a rooster standing upon a rocky perch.

The Portuguese took Galle from the Sinhala kings in 1587 and erected the first fortifications a single wall fronted by a moat which extended from the sea to the harbor. The Dutch landed in 1640 with 12 ships and 2000 men under the command of Wilhelm Jacobsz Coster who defeated the Portuguese after severe fighting and a fourday siege.

The Dutch later converted the Portuguese fortalezza into a single bastion which they named Zwart Bastion and built a formidable line of defence ringing the walled town by ten bastions which endure to this day. Akersloot Bastion is named after the birthplace of Coster the Dutch commander who captured Galle. The name has been chiselled on a stone at the spot and also bears a date which however has no bearing on the date of erection of the Bastion. The grim old walls are a favourite promenade for Galles citizens and its visitors alike.

Through the rolling streams of Time and Change Galle still retains as few other towns in Sri Lankaan atmosphere of the past. The town was graced with considerable civic amenities and military features. Two hundred years ago there was introduced a stormwater drainage system which prevented flooding in the Fort so sophisticated as to have great bricklined underground drains which were automatically flushed twice a day by the tide.

Despite recent facelifts and new facades to many of the houses and the introduction of modern civic amenities like electricity telephone systems water and drainage services the streets remain narrow and many are known by their original names such as LeynBaan street Zeeberg street and Moderabaay street. A peep into the old houses reveal them to be spacious and airy with large ornamental doors and windows pillared verandahs and cool inner courtyards and gardens.

Each hotel gives sometimes different policies for cancellation or changes this for different room types and rate offers.
To make this easy for you when you roll over the cancellation note behind each room type you will be able to get informed.

Always we are ready to make changes for you after your reservation is made.
You only need to inform us by mail in order for us to make the modifications and re confirm it with the hotel.

For the Sri Lanka all resorts and hotels have their own policy, for secure bookings and cancellation terms.
You will be informed on that during the bookings procedure that will be send to you after package deal is confirmed with you.

For any additional services it might be that the cancellations term is not the same.
In case different you will be informed from that on a separate note.

Maybe you are interested in a different arrangement or extra services? Just email us.
The details you can find on the contact us page, and we will gladly assist you.

Check here room availability, rates and offers at "Closenberg Hotel"

***Additional child(ren) under 11.99 years old you can mark on your final form in the comment field.

Facilities

  • Balcony
  • Air Conditioning
  • Safe
  • Currency exchange
  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free public parking on site
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Tour Desk
  • Wake Up Service
  • Grounds
  • Terrace
  • Wireless Internet (Charge)
  • Shower/Douche
  • Air Conditioning
  • Laundry
  • Balcony
  • Room Service

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Restaurants (Eat and Drink)

Our dining philosophy emphasizes finely balancing traditional and contemporary cooking. We focus on providing a restaurant in Galle, that uses fresh produce, including that from our own vegetable garden and ocean nearby, keeping sourcing as local as possible.
Our dedicated chefs and waiting staff take pride in preserving the colonial charm of the hotel; some have been in service for over 30 years. Our innovative executive chef is happy to cater to any personal dining preferences and requests.

Fernery Restaurant
Fernery restaurant offers old and new world specialties, fresh seafood dishes and southern style Sri Lankan curries. Choose to dine indoor on ancient marble floors where large 19th century coral sculptures adorn the dining hall, or enjoy the ocean view al-fresco dining under bougainvillea covered pergolas.

Sushi Bar at Luna Terrace
The Sushi Bar features authentic Japanese cuisine and fresh seafood, hand-picked by our chefs, from the neighboring fish markets. The Sushi Bar strikes a balance between rustic and contemporary design, integrating granite, copper and driftwood. The Luna Terrace dining experience beckons guest to enjoy sushi under the stars while sampling our fine range of sakés or exciting cocktails.

Cocktail Bar at Luna Terrace
The cocktail bar features an international selection of fine liquor and wines, and a unique range of classic and signature cocktails that enjoy the abundance of flavours found in local fruit and spices. In design it celebrates nautical adventure; ornate with burnt mahogany, illuminated quartz and a large circular marine aquarium at the centre.

Rate Information

Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check in and may incur additional charges.
And special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Extra Bed (s) and Children

Children that are below 6 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Children that are below 2 years stay free of charge i.a. cotscribs.
Children that are and above 12 years and adults have extra charge per person per night extra bed.
Children from 3 to 11.99 years have 50% DISCOUNT on extra bed charge.
Additional bed or baby cot can be only 1 per room.
Any extras are not calculated in the total costs and will have to be payed locally.
Only if stated in the room type extra bed is included if selected in the total room rate.
Extra discounts for additional children More than 1 in room you can always request in the comments field.

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Each room provides a view of the sea and is equipped with modern conveniences. Authenticity, comfort and ambience combine to ensure guests a memorable stay at Closenberg Hotel in Galle.

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