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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

From the check in, to the time you are ready to leave, the service and general thoughtfulness of the staff especially F&B - Mr Asela was amazing. They really did go the extra mile to make your stay that much more memorable. The seafood buffet had everything you could ever think of and want. The ala carte menu was also...

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Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 10 days and it really was beautiful. The staff in the hotel especially Kristi on reception who even found out the cultural dances for us was exceptional. It is the only hotel we have ever stayed in for this length of time and only gone out one night for food - as the food is sensational...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Me and my wife visited Fortress in Oct '16, the hotel was excellent. Rooms were very spacious and clean. Staff was super friendly even compared to very high standard of service provided by Sri Lankan hotels. We went on a Saturday so they had the sea food dinner buffet which was probably the best dinner I have had in SL....

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights with the family. We had booked 2 rooms (ocean facing). + Very nice property with a large infinity pool overlooking the sea. We liked the fact that it was not too large a resort, which seemed to make the interaction more personal + Large rooms with all the amenities one would expect. Kids were happy with...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I didn't want to leave the room. Better rooms at upper level for the sea view and view of gardens of coconuts, squirells and jumpong fish. Excellent welcome by all staff. Great escape from the hustling streets of Sri Lanka.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the fortress in November 2016, in a beach splash room, on an all inclusive basis. Excellent hotel - rooms were clean spacious and luxurious. The mattress was one of the most comfortable I've slept on. Mini bar was re stocked daily with a great selection of drinks. Our room had a private plunge pool which we did...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at The Fortress for five nights during our trip to Sri Lanka booked through Imagine India. Having spent the previous week traveling around the country, this was a great hotel to relax in, as it is in a beautiful and quiet seaside location a short drive away from Galle. The hotel property and facilities are very well maintained...

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uk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply breathtaking hotel, from the moment you walk through the enormous gates everything is very slick and stylish, the setting and the building itself are stunning, the welcome was warm and the staff helpful, the room was very modern and stylish with a fantastic outlook, it was very well equipped and of a high standard, the restaurant was was superb...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at The Fortress for 5 nights with my family in August and we loved every minute of it. Everything about this hotel is absolutely beautiful, from the rooms to the beach and pool. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. There is a small protected area that you can use for swimming in the ocean but...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On arrival through the large wooden doors you are greeted with a view through the open lobby straight to the sea,nice welcome drink,efficient check in which was appreciated after long flight.we upgraded to ocean view room which was worth it some of the other rooms do not face the sea. The hotel room was spacious we did have a problem...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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Cuisines: Seafood, European, Asian, Sri Lankan
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
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: $352 - $1,205 (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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“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
“Ocean facing rooms on first floor”
 of 5 bubbles Laurence771, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose the room that faces the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles Zephyrynn, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“You really must go for an Ocean view room”
  • View over pool from superior double room
  • Balcony in superior double room
  • Bathroom in superior double room
  • Incredible shower in superior double room
  • Toilet cubicle in superior double room
  • One of the sinks in superior double room
  • Jacuzzi bath in superior double room
  • Jacuzzi bath in superior double room
 of 5 bubbles stevebintley, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Seafront view better”
 of 5 bubbles lbrait, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
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