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Southwell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2014

This was a trip to celebrate our joint 50th birthdays and our silver wedding which we weren't able to do last year due to a series of bereavements which left us feeling pretty low. We researched with our local Co-Op travel agent in Newark and settled for Dubai (Jumeirah Zabeel Saray) and The Fortress in Sri Lanka. Both were fabulous....

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2Thank Peter H
Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 11 December 2014

A must go place for anyone who enjoys a resort overlooking a beach. Infinity pool, awesome rooms, awesome service. The resort is very lively during the day time, its a good 2.5-3 hr drive from the airport but cab services are easily available

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2Thank Rohit J
Somerset, UK
Reviewed 11 December 2014

This was our third and final stop on a short tour of Sri Lanka and it really was a great spot to end our trip on a high. First of all the staff. Second to none. Really really. I have stayed at many hotels and have never experienced such personal service and friendly, warm people. They knew us by first...

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2Thank Gemc100
Sydney
Reviewed 10 December 2014 via mobile

This hotel has spectacular views of the beach. Very friendly staff too. Bit overpriced though. Rooms are breathtaking and the bathrooms are massive. If you get a room with the balcony you can enjoy the sunset. Ideal for honeymooners. Minibar items ridiculously overpriced. I tried the cafe and the food is overpriced too. Don't forget to try the pool.

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2Thank Darling19
Hagley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2014

Greeted by beautiful, enormous wooden doors, you walk through and are instantly greeted by a violent Indian Ocean right in front of you. This first experience really sets the scene. The open plan reception leads through to the enormous pool area. The pool is huuuuuuuuge! Great for doing lengths before breakfast. We had booked standard rooms and planned on upgrading...

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3Thank Hillpudlian
Reviewed 9 December 2014

Went for a day trip won a treat from amante, the rooms blew me away! big spacious, and luxurious. Staff was always smiling. FOOD: we found hair in our food but the guy in charge claimed it was a prawn whisker and didn't even bother to apologize. well i know a hair strand when i see one. We couldn't go...

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2Thank Channy L
Warwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2014

The location of this hotel is truly amazing - there is just something magical about going to sleep to the sound of the sea. But the hotel is about much more than bricks and mortar even though the rooms are excellent - the staff are just magnificent and so attentive that nothing is too much trouble. Make sure that you...

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4Thank Degustation60
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2014

We spent 9 nights here at the end of Nov beginning of Dec 2014. The rooms are very spacious and look stunning however, I would question the quality of some of the fixtures and fittings. Our rooms did not look over the beach instead we had a horrid wall, the balconies were in the shade all day long which rendered...

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4Thank Violet-grace
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 2 December 2014

This resort is located in a very picturesque environment, those who would love to experience the beauty of the blue sea this would be an ideal location. The hotel staff is really very friendly and they make our day fantastic. I would like thank Mr. keerthi the HR manager, Mr. Dinesh, T/Mgr, F/o and F&B staff for helping us to...

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4Thank KADSL
Dubai
Reviewed 2 December 2014

I have been to Sri Lanka before and I love the country. This hotel is worth a visit, as soon as you enter through the huge sodden doors there before you is the tranquility of the Indian Ocean. A stunning pool set right by the beach. The rooms are spacious and the bathrooms large with a free standing jacuzzi bath....

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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Cuisines: Sri Lankan, Seafood, Asian
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $238 - $664 (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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“Ocean View is a must”
Neese50, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the first floor suite with a sea view. It was large and very very nice indeed. Would reccomend.”
H8730XRwaynem, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view room to the west of reception otherwise you're located over the restaurant area, which might be a bit noisy late in the evening.”
BrianC740, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“all beach side rooms, spoil your self and get a plunge pool room on ground floor..”
28jeffw, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We were on the first floor which was fine no issues with noise from other rooms.”
AWSJW, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
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