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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 12 January 2015

This is a beautifully minimalist hotel property about 20km south of Galle. You enter through a large gateway into the rectangular courtyard and then walk up to the open air reception desk. I had a room on the first floor facing the sea, and found the room to be a large split-level space with an enormous bed, a free-standing bath...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2015

Let’s get the negative points out of the way first – this is an expensive hotel and I’ve drunk better cups of espresso. Having said it’s an expensive hotel, we came away feeling we had value for money and we can’t wait to plan our next trip back there. What’s not to like about the place? The rooms are lovely....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2015 via mobile

Stayed here at the end of our honeymoon trip in Sri Lanka. We spent the first half of the holiday travelling around so when we arrived at the Fortress we just wanted to relax. We certainly did relax, so much so that we didn't leave the hotel for 5 days. Fabulous hotel, lovely grounds, perfect views. Staff and service was...

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2015

This was our first visit to The Fortress and we will certainly be going back. We arrived early December for a 10 night stay and were greeted with the warmest of welcomes which continued throughout our holiday. The rooms are huge and spotlessly clean, the infinity pool is fantastic and the pool attendants are always on hand to bring you...

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1Thank Smp4444
Reviewed 4 January 2015

We went to the Fortress to have dinner at the restaurant. The location is wonderful with a great ocean view. The restaurant appears very modern, clean and nice. We visited the Fortress as a couple, and went for a three course menu. We started with a nice cocktail drink, before being served the starter, which was chili-marinated tuna and scallops...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2015

We had to make last minute bookings for the south of Sri Lanka as we got rained out of the hill country so we ended up in the basic but adequate Koggola beach resort next door, amazing views and beach but bloody awful food! So each day we went out to eat a late lunch and we found the setting,...

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3Thank Leza H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Do not be put off by your first impression of the exterior of The Fortress hotel, which is quite severe and reflects the name....once inside it is a very different story and you really will not want to leave ! The location is superb, right on the sea shore, within walking distance of a lovely beach, the hotel has several...

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2015

Fortress is quite the most superb hotel, and believe me we've stayed at quite a few of the best. The staff are delightful and very helpful, the rooms are well laid out and have all the mod cons, but most importantly the beds are amazingly comfortable, with soft cotton sheets and proper pillows. The bathroom is superb, with a strong...

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Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 2 January 2015

December 2014... Good holiday in a beautiful & friendly country. Good location, very clean and spacious rooms, good food, but the best to mention here are the people: always smiling and willing to help. Best moments enjoying our breakfast while listening the music of the ocean...the restaurant has one of the top positions of this resort. Thanks and congratulations to...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2015

We recently stayed at The Fortress as part of a trip around Sri Lanka with friends to celebrate my husband's birthday and chose this property for a two night stay to celebrate the actual day. From the moment we stepped through the magnificent doorway we were enraptured with this hotel. The view over the terrace/reception area to the infinity pool...

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Highlights
  • 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: Sri Lankan, Seafood, Asian
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: ₹ 16,623 - ₹ 64,071 (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
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