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The Fortress Resort & Spa

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Room & Suite (472)
Pool & Beach (436)
Ratings and reviews
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
5 Star 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...
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Special Price: Summer Special
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Location and contact
Route A2, Matara Road, Koggala 82104, Sri Lanka
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0.8 km to Koggala Airport
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent 2 nights at the fortress resort and spa at the end of our holiday in Sri Lanka. Good points: Staff, although they have been good at every hotel we felt they were best here. Location, right on the beach and no noise from...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We arrived after a two and a half hour transfer from the airport and were blown away by the amazing view as we entered the Hotel. The staff were immediately attentive offering refreshing cold flannels and a complimentary drink. We stayed in a ground floor...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice hotel located on the beach. The rooms were beautiful and the grounds very well kept. We were excited to see turtles in the sea and have a stroll on a very quiet clean beach. We had some issues with our door ( opening and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Don’t be put off by any negative comments you may find in a few of the reviews. I’ve stayed in many 5* hotels in many different countries.....in terms of hospitality, service and ambience this has to be one of the best. Also the location with...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent our last night in Sri Lanka at the Fortress. We had a plunge pool room which was extra special to be able to relax with privacy. We had a little terrace were we could sit and read the paper while listening to the...More

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Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Spa
Beachfront
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Free Parking
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wheelchair Access
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
Babysitting
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Minibar
Things to do
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Spa
Bar/Lounge
Outdoor pool
Details
Price range
US$ 187 - US$ 579 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$ 187 - US$ 579 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Traveller (1660)
Room & Suite (472)
Pool & Beach (436)
Dining (236)
Amenities (71)
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MaxKB
15 July 2018|
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Response from Brendon M | Property representative |
Dear Guest, The transfer time from Bandaranaike International Airport to Resort is approximately 2.5hours via expressway. During the peak time it could be 3hours maximum.
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Brian C
8 June 2018|
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Response from Brendon M | Property representative |
Hi Mr Brian, Thank you for you message.I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and looking forward in welcoming you back again.I will pass on your message to my team as well. We appreciate your concern... More
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sandwich14
7 May 2018|
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Response from Brendon M | Property representative |
Hi Pam, Of cause yes! We recommend you to book on All Inclusive with us. Please drop us an e-mail to info@thefortress.lk with all the details. I am sure we can assist you. Look forward to hearing from you soon Pam, Have a... More
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Room Tips
"We had a junior suite which was perfect for families."
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"go in for a dinner if you are not staying in"
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"We had top floor ocean view rooms. Lovely."
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"any of the sea view rooms are great."
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