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Hamilton, Scotland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is not for you if you are a wheelchair user or have difficulties with stairs. But that aside what a lovely hotel, I accept in areas there are signs of wear but what else would you expect from any building this close to the sea and staff are constantly cleaning and tidying up. From the moment we arrived...

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peterborough
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at The Fortress for 7 nights over New Year. This was our second visit to the hotel having previously stayed there shortly after i had opened...and we were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived we were fantastically looked after. The staff in every department were great and the hotel has lost none of its sparkle. The food...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean room, nice Bathroom fittings and good quality Bathroom amenities. Nice view of the ocean for the room with sea view. But many issues due to poor upkeep and lagging service. We felt the place was over-priced. They charge you a heavy price so it’s ok to ask for value: We found tiles coming out of several parts of the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A luxurious and well positioned resort. Right next to the beach, amazing pools, large restaurant and incredible rooms (the beds are particularly awesome!). Should be a knockout success...but you just can't help but feel underwhelmed. Many of my complaints are "first world problems" but at the price you have to pay (and we were B&B only) it feels justified to...

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Southwest Finland, Finland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at the hotel for six nights of the new season and we enjoyed every minute of it. The service is fantastic. We had a room next to the sea and you can hear the sound of the waves all the time. Swimming pool area is clean and comfortable. We have traveled a lot and I can say that...

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly this hotel thinks it's The Four Seasons but in actual fact it is just a moderate 4 star hotel. The prices are ridiculously high paying on average 25% more for everything than you would in a good 4 star hotel in England. I think a coke was around £2.50 whereas 100 metres down the road you could pay about...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at the Fortress - 4 nights relaxing at the end of our Sri Lankan holidays. Location right by the beach. The place is very well maintained and nicely decorated - the swimming pool is amazing (huge, very clean) and there is plenty of space on the lawn around the pool for all hotel guests to...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just had a one week stay at the fortress. I read all the reviews of the hotel before we went, and it is a lovely hotel. The style and look of it is really nice. The views from the ocean rooms are fantastic. The pool is nice and the staff is friendly and helpful. In some respects though, there...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very nice stay at the Fortress. While the hotel is almost 10 years old, we saw an army of workers doing maintenance. The restaurant is fabulous and the food is creative and fresh. Service is impeccable. The rooms are spacious and all face the ocean. They had many activities planned for the guests. We hated leaving. We...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the fortress for 2 nights as part of our honeymoon trip in Sri Lanka and had a really nice time. The location is good(20 mins from Galle by taxi). The staff is very friendly. We had a junior suite which was very spacious and a huge bathroom. The pool of the hotel is really...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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Cuisines: Seafood, Sri Lankan, Asian
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A luxury 53 room boutique resort located on the Southern shores of Sri Lanka. The Fortress has been styled after Galle’s powerful ancient Dutch Fort, blending the country’s Dutch and Portuguese influences with Sri Lankan motifs and indigenous furnishings to echo the historic days of Old Ceylon. This has been artfully and sensitively fused with innovative architecture, high design features, state-of-the-art technology, sensual living spaces with naturally modern design, and incredible gastronomic experiences, to stunning effect. The Fortress will offer unprecedented levels of service, extraordinary innovation, attention to detail and a unique blend of Old Ceylon with Modern Asia. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Fortress

Address: Route A2, Matara Road, Koggala, Galle 82104, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Koggala
Price Range: $369 - $2,248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Fortress 5*
Number of rooms: 53
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Also Known As:
The Fortress Hotel Koggala
Fortress Hotel Galle
Fortress Galle
Fortress Sri Lanka
The Fortress Sri Lanka/Koggala
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“All rooms look great, ones on ground floor have direct access onto gardens and ones on first floor great sea views.”
 of 5 bubbles enna1201, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ocean View Ground floor”
 of 5 bubbles bella009peterborough, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Be aware that some rooms face a mouldy wall”
 of 5 bubbles Soooj, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Get a room with the sea view”
 of 5 bubbles Nycnls, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room on the first floor in order to have easy access to the pool and beach!!”
 of 5 bubbles sergiotheexplorer, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
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